3. DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins has been making highlight plays for his entire career and before Deshaun Watson came around he was doing it without the best quarterbacks. Hopkins now finds himself on the Arizona Cardinals and his pairing with Kyler Murray is the most exciting new dynamic in the NFL this season.
Hopkins had a down season last year compared to his previous years as he hauled in 104 receptions for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns. It is a testament to just how good Hopkins is when that kind of season is a down year for him.
Hopkins ranked 10th in receiving yards, 13th in receiving touchdowns and second in receptions last season. While his receiving yards and touchdowns were low for his standards, his total receptions show just how impactful he is to the Texans’ offense.
Over the last three seasons, Hopkins ranks third in total receiving yards, second in total receptions and first in total touchdowns. He is the only wide receiver in football with 30 touchdowns in that three-year span.
Hopkins is still only 28 and I would not disagree if someone has him as their number one wide receiver heading into the 2020 season. Personally, I would put him third, but the difference when you get to this level of elite players is really splitting hairs.