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

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2016 ATL 14 19 271 3
2017 ATL 16 49 526 3
2018 ATL 16 71 660 4
2019 ATL 10 58 * *
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 returns for a pair of grabs (Sun Dec 8, 06:36 PM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) caught two passes for 32 yards on six targets vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Our View: Hooper was disappointing only because this game was easy and comfortable for his quarterback. It was also his first week back from a three week layoff. He'll still be a TE1 against the 49ers next week, especially if Calvin Ridley is out.
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Falcons | Austin Hooper not on injury report (Fri Dec 6, 06:36 PM) - Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 6, but is not on the injury report for Week 14.

Our View: Hooper will be back this week for the Falcons. He's been trending in the right direction for quite some time, so Fantasy GMs can trust him as a TE1 in Week 14. Hooper was the No. 1 fantasy tight end before he got hurt, and he should be a big part of what the Falcons do on offense against the Panthers.
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Falcons | Austin Hooper set for return (Fri Dec 6, 01:27 PM) - Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) practiced again Friday, Dec. 6, and will play Sunday, Dec. 8, in Week 14, head coach Dan Quinn announced.

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Falcons | Austin Hooper practicing (Fri Dec 6, 11:52 AM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) is practicing Friday, Dec. 6.

Our View: Hooper should be back on the field this week and back in fantasy lineups.
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Falcons | Austin Hooper puts in limited practice (Thu Dec 5, 06:18 PM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) remained limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

Our View: Hooper appears to be ready to return for the matchup against Carolina. He should be treated as a low TE1 this week.
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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