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DeAndre Hopkins expected to play in Week 8 vs. Packers on TNF

We break down the news that DeAndre Hopkins will play vs. Packers in Week 8

DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Houston Texans in the game at State Farm Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images

Thursday update: Hopkins will play tonight, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Cardinals have a lot of receivers worth targeting, so a less than 100 percent Hopkins may not be a target hog, but it’s nearly impossible to sit him in most fantasy leagues.

Wednesday update — DeAndre Hopkins is being listed as questionable to play on TNF vs. the Packers in Week 8 due to a hamstring injury. He’s been held out of practice all week long and may not play on the short week. If Hopkins is ruled out, the Cardinals will lean on their deep WR group led by A.J. Green, Rondale Moore and Christian Kirk, plus new TE Zach Ertz.

Arizona Cardinals superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins did not practice on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury. Hopkins received also had a DNP for Monday’s practice, which may be a slight cause for concern on a short week.

Fantasy football implications

Hopkins has yet to practice this week as the Cardinals get prepared to play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. The veteran wide receiver has yet to miss a game this season and him missing Tuesday’s practice could be precautionary.

That being said, if Hopkins does not practice Wednesday, then it would be a major cause for concern for the Cardinals. Last week against the Houston Texans, the veteran receiver had seven receptions (nine targets) for 53 yards and a touchdown.

If Hopkins is limited or does not play on Thursday night, the Cardinals have A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, and Rondale Moore to make up the production. Green has had a bounce back year with Arizona, recording 24 receptions (35 targets) for 406 yards and three touchdowns.