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DeAndre Hopkins downgraded to out for Week 17 vs. Falcons

The Cardinals could be without the WR1 on Sunday due to a knee injury. We break down the fantasy football impact.

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on December 12, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Cardinals 27-13. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals are limping toward the end of the season, as they just lost Colt McCoy due to concussion symptoms and now star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is dealing with a knee injury, per Tyler Drake.

Hopkins reportedly went back into the locker room during the media viewing portion of practice due to the knee trouble on Friday. We’ll see what his final injury designation is once the injury report comes out, but with nothing to play for, the Cardinals could err on the side of caution.

DeAndre Hopkins injury updates

Saturday, Dec. 31 update — The Cardinals have downgraded Hopkins to out for Sunday’s game.

Friday, Dec. 30 update — Hopkins is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

Friday, Dec. 30 update — Hopkins is dealing with a knee injury and is looking questionable to play this Sunday.

Fantasy football advice

With David Blough at quarterback, it’s hard to get excited about the Cardinals passing game. If Hopkins ends up not playing it would help concentrate targets to Greg Dortch and Marquise Brown, but they would still be risky plays.