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Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins says there’s ‘no argument at all’ that he’s the best WR in the NFL

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Houston Texans wide receiver Deandre Hopkins successfully made his case as the best player at his position last season. He feels there should no longer be a debate regarding his status among the NFL’s elite wideouts.

Hopkins has been on the cusp of taking that next step for the last several years. He said during an appearance on Sirius XM Mad Dog Sports Radio that there should be no argument about the best receiver in the NFL:

“No argument at all, man,” said Hopkins.

“I think some will try to debate it, but no receiver, I think, could put up the numbers I have with the situation I’ve been in. So for me it’s no debate.”

There is certainly plenty of truth to Hopkins’ comments. He is coming off a career year, finishing the 2018 campaign with 115 catches for 1,572 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of his season was that he also was credited with zero dropped passes.

Although DeAndre Hopkins has good reason to feel strongly about being pegged as the best wideout in the league, it appears the rest of the league is still getting accustomed to the idea. The Texans’ star was named the third-best receiver behind Oakland Raiders wideout Antonio Brown and Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones.

While each of these players certainly makes a strong case, it is difficult to imagine either of them being able to replicate the kind of numbers DeAndre Hopkins has put up. Unlike the aforementioned names, Hopkins barely got his franchise quarterback, Deshaun Watson, two seasons ago. It is safe to say that he will aim to once again put a stamp on his status as the best in the NFL.