TE Austin Hooper - Atlanta Falcons

6-4, 254Born: 10-29-1994College: StanfordDrafted: Round 3, pick 81 (2016)

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Summary

Hooper has progressed well through his three NFL seasons to a hearty 88 targets and 660 yards in 2018. Hooper has lacked big-play ability down the seam or downfield outside of designed plays to get Hooper lost in coverage. Hooper's 10.0 yards-per-reception over the past two seasons is alarmingly low for the position and his career 7% touchdown rate is below the positional average as well. Hooper lacks usage upside with a developing second-year Calvin Ridley and Devonta Freeman returning from injury, added to Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. (September 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 9, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13
TE Redraft PPR - 10, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18
TE Dynasty - 11, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15

Stats and Projections

YEARGRECYDTD
2016 ATL 14 19 271 3
2017 ATL 16 49 526 3
2018 ATL 16 71 660 4
2019 ATL 13 75 * *
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 60.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 67.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 64.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 59.8 * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 112
TE: 12
Overall-PPR: 102
TE-PPR: 10

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Latest News

Falcons | Austin Hooper unlikely to be tagged (Tue Jan 14, 07:09 PM) - Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper likely will not receive the franchise tag this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

Our View: The Falcons are already paying a ton of money to skill position players like WR Julio Jones and RB Devonta Freeman (although Freeman might be released), so franchise-tagging Hooper does not make sense. Hooper appeared in 13 games in 2019, finishing with 75 catches for 787 yards and six touchdowns. Hooper should be in line for a new contract that pays him around $8-9 million per year.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Minnesota Vikings
2vs Philadelphia Eagles
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