Hopkins is back for his third season in Arizona, though he's suspended for the first six games. This comes after a lost 2021 campaign in which he was limited to 10 games due to injury. It was an odd season for Hopkins, as he was seeing career-low usage (6.1 targets per game after averaging 9.1 per game during 2015-20), but was on a career-best TD pace (WR-high 13.1% TD rate more than doubled his 5.4% career rate). We should expect TD regression, but Hopkins is always busy near the goal line (top 12 in end zone targets each of the last seven seasons) and remains a super-reliable target (19 drops in 136 games). Hopkins can get back to fantasy WR 1/2 status once his suspension ends, but he's now 30 years old and will miss nearly half of the fantasy regular season. He's only worth considering in the middle rounds.
The big news for the Cardinals this offseason has been the suspension of DeAndre Hopkins for the teams first six games. Hopkins is coming off a season where he only played 10 games and posted a 42/572/8 statline. The touchdowns remain there for Hopkins but the overall receptions and yardage took a slight hit last season. The hope will be for Hopkins to hit the ground running when he returns to the team in Week 7.