Week 17 at Los Angeles Rams
DeAndre Hopkins only had 48 yards last week against the 49ers as the Cardinals' offense struggled. He still caught eight balls, however, salvaging an otherwise dismal fantasy day in PPR formats. Hopkins also had 12 targets, his fourth consecutive game with double-digit targets. He remains one of the best wide receivers in the game, and the volume sent his way makes him an elite fantasy option. He has 111 receptions for 1,372 yards, with one game remaining.
This week, Hopkins has a tough matchup against the Rams, who rank first in aFPA to opposing wide receiver and feature a lockdown corner in Jalen Ramsey. If you have Hopkins, you’re starting him, but downgrade him to fringe WR1 territory instead of the automatic must-start he usually is.