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. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 10, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 14
TE Redraft PPR - 10, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 14, 16, 25
TE Dynasty - 13, 11, 14, 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 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 54.3 * *

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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: 116
TE: 11
Overall-PPR: 114
TE-PPR: 11

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Latest News

Falcons | Austin Hooper had robust catch rate (Wed Jul 17, 10:54 AM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught 71 of 88 targets last season for an 80.7 percent catch ratio. In comparison, former TE Tony Gonzalez's best catch ratio was 75 percent in 2012. 'Hooper, the improvement just keeps getting better,' Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said. 'Now, he's ready to go to another level, and I'm looking forward to seeing him make that growth.'

Our View: Hooper has done a good job of developing his game in the pros. He's not a seam-ripper or a touchdown hog, but Hooper is consistent with his effort and gets open for QB Matt Ryan. A third-round pick out of Stanford in the 2016 NFL draft, Hooper finished 2018 with 71 catches for 660 yards and four touchdowns. This year, Hooper should be in that low-end TE1 range for Fantasy GMs. His current ADP is TE11 (10.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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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
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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