Week 4 at Los Angeles Rams
DeAndre Hopkins gutted it out last week despite being hampered by a rib injury. Not sure how much the injury impacted him, but he was limited to just three catches on six targets for 21 yards. That was despite playing 91% of the snaps, so it’s possible the ribs were a factor. Monitor his status closely going into next week.
This week, assuming he’s active, he has a tough task against the Rams. While the Rams rank 25th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers, Hopkins will likely draw Jalen Ramsey, and these two have had some battles against each other. Last year, Ramsey got the better of Hopkins, allowing just 12 catches, 87 yards and a touchdown over two games. You probably aren’t in a situation where you’d want to sit Hopkins, but if you have another option with fewer health concerns and a better matchup, it might be worth considering. We have him ranked as a WR2 this week, based on health and the matchup.