TE Austin Hooper - Atlanta Falcons

6-4, 254Born: 10-29-1994College: StanfordDrafted: Round 3, pick 2016

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Week 3: at Indianapolis Colts

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Matt Ryan has led a pass-heavy Falcons offense to 624 passing yards from 89 pass attempts--tied for third-most attempts in the league through Week 2. He has been far from efficient with this high volume though, as Ryan has started out with five interceptions to go along with his five touchdowns--including three of each last week. The offensive line did a better job protecting Ryan last week, but the potential injury to right tackle Kaleb McGary is not an encouraging sign for an offensive line already down one starter. Ryan fed his stud receivers handily last week as both Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones were targeted 10 times, finishing with over 100 receiving yards and at least one touchdown apiece. Last week was a nice bounceback for Jones after being held to just 31 yards in Week 1. Ridley has been more consistent to start the season, finishing with at least 60 yards and a touchdown in both games while converting 75 percent of his targets compared to Jones hauling in just 52 percent of his volume. Mohamed Sanu remains involved, but his contributions are inconsistent from the slot. Austin Hooper saw a drop in volume last week after leading the team in receptions for Week 1, but Devonta Freeman has seen consistent targets despite his slow start rushing the ball. A couple of key injuries threaten to have a significant impact on the Colts defense this week. Top cornerback Pierre Desir suffered a bone bruise in his knee last week and is expected to miss playing time. In addition, All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard was placed in the concussion protocol after last week's game and could be at risk of not clearing prior to Sunday. With Desir missing and rookie Rock Ya-Sin on the other side, both outside Falcons receivers Ridley and Jones should have a much easier path to success in this matchup. From the slot, the Falcons gave up a big game to Keenan Allen in Week 1, showing Kenny Moore can also be vulnerable in coverage. But Mohammed Sanu is far from the talent level of Allen, so it will be a much more even matchup in this one. With or without Leonard, this Colts linebacker group has not looked sharp in pass coverage. They haven't given up much production to running backs, but opposing offenses have not tried to target the position very heavily. Having Leonard is certainly a big plus, but Devonta Freeman could still find space on a few screens this week. Tight end Austin Hooper will not be in a good spot, however, as coverage from the Falcons Colts has been relatively strong.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at MIN 62 9.0 77 0 0 7.7
2 vs PHI 50 4.0 34 0 0 3.4
3 at IND PROJ-Dodds * 4.4 * * * *
3 at IND PROJ-Tremblay * 4.2 * * * *
3 at IND PROJ-Bloom * 4.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Austin Hooper's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)

He earned a first down on a quick out route on the second offensive play of the game against tight coverage. Hooper's second catch was a seam route with a half roll to the right by Matt Ryan to create the open area. His next catch came on a flat route with a little more than a minute left for seven yards. Hooper ran around the first man on a tight end screen, but then took a huge hit at the end of a four-yard gain

2019 Week 1 vs MIN (9 / 9 / 77 / 0 rec)

Hooper led Falcons receivers and was left open in the flats repeatedly in this game, catching five of his nine targets in this area of the field. Only one of his receptions was a pass over the middle. Hooper and the rest of the Falcons offensive line and backs struggled to contain the Vikings blitz as pass protectors and there were some questionable designs from the offensive staff in an attempt to use the backs and tight ends in this area of the game.

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Schedule

3@ Indianapolis Colts
4vs Tennessee Titans
5@ Houston Texans
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7vs Los Angeles Rams
8vs Seattle Seahawks
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ New Orleans Saints
11@ Carolina Panthers
12vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13vs New Orleans Saints
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ San Francisco 49ers
16vs Jacksonville Jaguars
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers