TE Austin Hooper - Atlanta Falcons

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

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Hooper will have an MRI to determine the extent of the knee injury he suffered in Week 10

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Nov 12): Hooper is week-to-week with an MCL sprain. It's hard to know exactly how much time he will miss, but 2-3 weeks is likely minimum.

General News (Mon Nov 11): will have an MRI on his knee Monday, Nov. 11, and he's expected to miss time, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The MRI will determine how much he'll miss.

Week 11: at Carolina Panthers

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Recent Stats and Projections

7 vs LAR 50 4.0 46 1 0 10.6
8 vs SEA 70 6.0 65 1 0 12.5
10 at NO 58 4.0 17 1 0 7.7
11 at CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 1.8 * * * *

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 8 vs SEA (7 / 6 / 65 / 1 rec)

He converted a third and five with a short flat route from the slot against the rookie Marquise Blair. He earned two yards on a short stick route to the flat with his quarterback under pressure. Hooper began the second half with a huge gain up the left flat on a backside screen where he dipped inside a double team in the flat and hurdled a safety's attempt at midfield to reach Seattle's 35 for a 35-yard gain. He made the first man miss working inside on a pass to the flat for a first down during a two-minute drill late in the game. Schaub overthrew Hooper on an out route in the end zone, which was more likely a throwaway more than a high pass. A few plays later. Hooper caught a low throw inside the end zone on a short stick route against K.J. Wright to close the game to 10 late in the fourth quarter. Schaub targeted Hooper once again on a two-point conversion attempt but the window between two defenders was too tight.

2019 Week 7 vs LAR (5 / 4 / 46 / 1 rec)

Hooper held the Dante Fowler on a run to the outside that earned Freeman a crease for about seven yards. Hooper got open on a tight end screen but Fowler batted down Ryan's pass. His first target came on a flat route for 18 yards against zone coverage to get Atlanta past midfield with 1:15 in the third quarter. He earned five yards in the flat late in the game from Matt Schaub. He scored two plays later up the seam with a diving catch of a low throw for Atlanta's only touchdown of the afternoon.

2019 Week 6 vs ARI (8 / 8 / 117 / 1 rec)

He leaked to the backside flat on third down and turned a check-down into a first down and more yards that got Atlanta across midfield. On the next series, He worked from the slot on a quick stop route for six yards on second and long. Hooper worked through the coverage effectively for a nice gain breaking into the left flat midway through thte third quarter to get Atlanta just outside the red zone while down 27-10. Hooper earned a flat route late in the third quarter and tried to back his way to the marker but the linebacker stuffed him shy of the spot, setting up a third-and-one. Matt Ryan's throw was a little behind the receiver. Hooper found the soft spot of the Cardinals' zone for his fifth catch for another first down late in the third quarter to get Atlanta to the 42. Hooper followed with a corner route to get across midfield. Hooper snuck across the field on a deep seam route off play action for a catch that he tracked over his head, earning well over 30 yards on the target.

2019 Week 5 vs HOU (9 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)

He earned a quick throw-out for five yards on second down to begin Atlanta's first offensive series. Hooper juggled a backside screen on the second series of the third quarter and was wrapped quickly. His calf cramped up and he left the field under his own power. Hooper earned an over route that was high and behind him late in the third quarter. Ryan found Hooper on third down for a short completion on a crossing route while under heavy pressure--forcing a punt. Hooper worked open and waited on a Ryan scramble to earn the two-point conversion and cut the Texans' lead to eight points. Hooper earned a significant garbage-time reception of nearly 20 yards to reach midfield late in the game and then earned another first down on the next play against the Texans' soft coverage.

2019 Week 4 vs TEN (11 / 9 / 130 / 0 rec)

He earned a quick five yards in the flat to begin the second series. Ryan found Hooper up the seam a few plays later for 28 yards. Hooper was wide open against theTitans' zone. Ryan threw the ball behind Hooper on a crossing route that should have been caught but arrived at an awkward angle early in the Falcons' third series. Ryan went back to Hooper up the middle on third down for 16 yards in the middle of the Tennessee zone. He earned a settle route for 10up the middle just prior ot the two-minute warning. He hurdled a defender and extended for the first down in the flat after the two-minute warning. Later in the drive, Hooper gained nine in the same flat on a pass where Ryan took a hard shot while releasing the ball. He worked up the middle for 24 yards off a play-action pass into an empty zone, gaining 100 yards at that point in the game. Ryan tried to squeeze an over route to Hooper late in the third quarter but underthrew the pass. Hooper earned another 15 yards up the right seam on third down.

2019 Week 3 vs IND (7 / 6 / 66 / 2 rec)

He caught a quick flat route for 10 yards off play action early in the game. ON the next drive, Hooper earned 19 up the seam. Ryan overshot an open Hooper on a corner route in the end zone late in the half. Hooper snuck into the middle of the field on a play-action red-zone pass leading to a touchdown. Hooper earned his second touchdown at the goal line on a sit-down route. Hooper slipped a tackle to earn nine yards on a short target up the right sideline midway through the fourth quarter. He earned a short target over the middle during the fourth quarter.

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.


Latest News

Falcons | More on Austin Hooper's injury (Mon Nov 11, 07:38 PM) - Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) has been diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament and will miss some time. He is scheduled to receive a second opinion on the injury to determine how much time he will miss.

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Falcons | Austin Hooper to miss time (Mon Nov 11, 10:49 AM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Monday, Nov. 11, and he's expected to miss time. The MRI will determine how much he'll miss.

Our View: Bad news for Fantasy GMs here. Hooper has scored more fantasy points at the tight end position this year than anybody else in the league. He's obviously a big part of what the Falcons do through the air. Luke Stocker is next in line behind Hooper, but he's mostly known as a blocker. In crazy deep dynasty formats, we're watching 2018 UDFA Jaeden Graham who might get an opportunity with Hooper down. Graham was a star at Yale, and he's certainly got more of a pass-catching/athletic profile than Stocker.
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Falcons | Austin Hooper suffered injury in Week 10 (Sun Nov 10, 05:26 PM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 10 game.

Our View: Hooper has been one of the few reliable tight end options this year. We will be watching this injury closely. If Hooper is out next week, Russell Gage could be a more important target against Carolina next week.
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Falcons | Austin Hooper catches TD pass (Sun Nov 10, 04:56 PM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught four passes for 17 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. He was targeted five times during the game.

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