DeAndre Hopkins on pace for almost 2,000 receiving yards

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is on pace to post nearly 2,000 receiving yards and new records in yards and receptions.
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By Zach Kruse

No receiver in the NFL is as hot as DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans.

Over just his last four games, Hopkins has caught 38 passes for 575 yards and three touchdowns. The Texans receiver is now the NFL leader in receiving yards at 726, which puts him on pace for 1,936 through six games.

Calvin Johnson’s NFL record for receiving yards in one season is 1,964, set back in 2012. Only two receivers—Johnson and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice—have a season with more than 1,900 yards.

With 52 catches in six games, Hopkins is also on track to challenge’s Marvin Harrison’s single-season record of 143. He’s averaging almost nine receptions a game, putting him on pace for nearly 139.

Hopkins is also on pace for 240 targets, which would shatter the current record of 208 since 1990 (Rob Moore, 208). He has accounted for 39.4 percent of Houston’s total passing yardage, while being targeted on 32.4 percent of the team’s passing attempts.

Since a 5-catch, 53-yard day against the Panthers in Week 2, Hopkins has four consecutive games with at least eight catches and 100 or more yards. He also became the first player in NFL history to record three straight games with nine catches and 145 receiving yards.

Even more amazing, Hopkins is putting up these incredible numbers with Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett as his two quarterbacks.

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