Friday update: DeAndre Hopkins didn’t practice once again on Friday due to his hamstring injury, per Darren Urban. Hopkins has played without practicing multiple times, but if he does end up going, we have to be wary of him not playing a full set of snaps like last week.
Hopkins was in and out of the lineup in last week’s 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers for the Cardinals’ first loss of the season. He aggravated the injury on what would’ve been a 61-yard touchdown reception had he not been called for a face mask as he ran into the end zone.
Hopkins played just 15 snaps and caught both targets that went his way for 66 yards in the loss.
No Kyler Murray in the open part of #AZCardinals practice again.— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) November 4, 2021
No WR DeAndre Hopkins, RB Jonathan Ward, S James Wiggins. DL Rashard Lawrence missing after being limited Wednesday.
Fantasy football implications
It is still too early to determine whether Hopkins will or will not be available for the Cardinals on Sunday. Fortunately, he has extra days to rest since their last game occurred on a Thursday. If Hopkins is able to play, he should be started in just about every roster he is on as a No. 2 wide receiver.