8. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston
If Julio Jones is 1A, we might as well call Hopkins 1B when it comes to wide receivers. He’s coming off a career-high in both receptions and receiving yards, amassing 1,572 yards and eclipsing 1,000 yards for the fourth time in the past five years. Of course, it’s not all about numbers, it’s also about the degree of difficulty in defending. In that category, Hopkins gets high praise from opposing cornerbacks who struggle to keep up with him regardless of the route he runs.
The good news for Texans fans is that the best may be yet to come from Hopkins in 2019. He’s only 27 and very much in his prime. More importantly, Hopkins and quarterback Deshaun Watson have had just one full season together. As they get more comfortable together, both should continue to improve, so watch out for Hopkins and the Texans in 2019.