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Will DeAndre Hopkins play Thursday night? Fantasy Injury Update for Packers-Cardinals Week 8 Thursday Night Football

DeAndre Hopkins has been on the injury report often this season, and after not practicing this week Due to a hamstring injury, he is officially “questionable” for Thursday Night Football against the Packers. The Cardinals star hasn’t missed a game this season, but fantasy football owners can’t be blamed for wondering if he’s playing and looking for the latest injury updates before kickoff so they can make their first start in form. safe. in decisions of week 8.

We will continue to update this article with news about Hopkins until the official active / inactive report comes out on Thursday around 6:50 pm ET. For the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @ SN_Fantasy.

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Will DeAndre Hopkins play Thursday night?

There is no definitive answer at this time as to whether Hopkins (hamstring) will play, but USA Today’s CardsWire sports. calculates that “will certainly play”. How many times have we seen veteran WRs out of practice and still play and play well on game day? Hopkins himself did it in Week 3. It feels like a similar situation, but you never know until things are official.

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The Packers have been in the top 10 against fantasy WR, but they haven’t exactly faced many prolific passing offensives this season. Cincinnati is the best passing offense they have faced, and Ja’Marr Chase produced a 6-159-1 line in that contest. Last week, Terry McLaurin caught seven passes for 122 yards and a touchdown against the Pack. So while his passing defense looks solid by the numbers, the context shows us that his secondary isn’t good enough to cause concern, especially now that Jaire Alexander (shoulder) is hit. Either way, we know that Hopkins is always a must-have start.

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If Hopkins misses the game, it’s hard to say who would be the best option in Arizona’s passing game. Even without Hopkins, there are plenty of mouths to feed with AJ Green, Rondale Moore, Christian Kirk, and Zach Ertz. However, Moore would be the guy who benefits the most relative to his role when Hopkins is on the field. Kirk mostly occupies the slot, so we’re likely to see Green and Moore do some damage on the outside. All four of the aforementioned pass receivers would have strong initial consideration in Hopkins’ absence, but none would be guaranteed a major role.

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If Hopkins is ready, we classify him as WR7 in the standard leagues and WR6 in the PPR leagues. He hasn’t been one of the elite fantasy assets people expected him to be, and a hamstring injury generally limits explosiveness, but he’s always a scoring candidate and has had performances strong enough to keep him ranked. like a mid-level WR1. .


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