Let’s go catch the worm, get this bread, chase the sun, seize the day, and then let the horses of motivation quickly come to a stop so we can talk about the Houston Texans’ receivers online.
Everyone’s favorite graders wrote a piece earlier this week examining the Texans’ wide receiver room. It’s interesting and confirms what you know, that yes, the Texans’ wide receivers are really good.
This is from the horse itself:
“A testament to his ability, Hopkins is one of only two receivers able to lay claim to a top-five grade at multiple depths downfield (Michael Thomas being the other). Hopkins ranked first when targeted short (1-9 yards downfield) with an 89.4 receiving grade, and second on intermediate targets (10-19 yards downfield) with a 96.8 receiving grade. Hopkins will only be 27 years old when the 2019 NFL season kicks off, so the sky really is the limit for the Watson-to-Hopkins connection as it enters Year 3.
While Hopkins is the unquestioned leader of the wide receiver room in Houston, Fuller has been one of the league’s most dangerous targets with Watson under center. Known as simply a deep threat entering the 2016 NFL Draft, Fuller was immediately thrust into that role in the Texans’ offense. The former Notre Dame product’s 34.5% deep-target percentage in 2016 was the highest by a Houston pass-catcher in the PFF era (since 2006), and even though that number has gone down each season, his career deep-target percentage of 30.7% is still sixth among receivers with at least 150 career targets since 2006.”