The NFL’s best outside receivers, No. 6: DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
Of the Texans’ 5,564 yards last season, more than a quarter (1,521) came courtesy of Hopkins receptions. As the focal point of the Houston offense, Hopkins elevated his game to another level, catching 111 passes (on 192 targets) for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns. As with Dez Bryant, A.J. Green and others on this list, his numbers would have climbed even higher with better quarterback play. Productive all over the field, Hopkins is an acrobat in the end zone and along the sideline, using his size (6' 1", 218 lbs.) to box out defenders and plucking difficult catches out of the air with his tremendous hands. Still just 24 years old and now paired with what Houston hopes is a legitimate franchise QB in Brock Osweiler, Hopkins could set his sights on a 2,000-yard season in the near future.