Austin Hooper
Austin Hooper
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Atlanta Falcons
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Improvement isn't always linear with fantasy commodities, but Hooper had steady improvement in Season 3, bumping his catch rate, receptions and touchdowns to career highs while tying for seventh in TE targets. The key to getting the plausible upside of Hooper is grasping when the Falcons use him. He was tied for third in inside-the-10 targets at the position, and only Travis Kelce had more looks inside the 5-yard line. Hooper also had a pair of two-point conversions (one in the playoffs); while they're only a deuce on the scoreboard, they could point to more touchdown upside in subsequent seasons. The Falcons certainly have a gaggle of imposing downfield weapons in their passing game, but perhaps Hooper will remain a primary option when space gets tight around the goal line. Add it all up and Hooper makes sense for fantasy owners who want to be budget-conscious at tight end without going completely into a punt formation. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.21 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2016.
Amazing 2019 campaign continues
TEAtlanta Falcons
October 13, 2019
Hooper caught all eight of his targets, logging 117 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 loss to Arizona.
As far as the tight end position goes, it's hard to beat Hooper's immense workload of 8.3 targets per game. What's even better is that Hooper is converting those opportunities into decisive fantasy performances, with six-plus catches and 55 yards in every game but one so far this season, as well as three touchdown catches over the past four weeks. He was able to dissect a Cardinals defense that entered Sunday allowing an NFL-high 461 receiving yards and six touchdowns to the position, and in Week 7, he will face a Rams defense against which George Kittle amassed eight receptions for 103 yards Sunday.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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How do Austin Hooper's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
Air Yards Per Snap
% Team Air Yards
% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
6.9 Yds
Catch Rate
Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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How often does Austin Hooper run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Austin Hooper and the other tight ends for the Falcons are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Austin Hooper
197 routes   50 targets
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3 routes   1 target
28 routes   8 targets
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Cardinals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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2019 Austin Hooper Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Austin Hooper's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
254 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.72 sec
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
Broad Jump
117 in
Bench Press
19 reps
Hand Length
10.63 in
Arm Length
33.75 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hooper had some things moving in the right direction last year - more games, more starts, more snaps and more targets. His YPC dropped almost four yards, despite a glorious 88-yard catch-and-run touchdown against the Bears in Week 1. Hooper only scored twice the rest of the season and didn't have another reception longer than 24 yards or a game with more than 50 yards. After finishing with nine straight outings (including playoffs) catching three or fewer passes for no more than 38 yards, Hooper's case for a Year 3 breakout took a hit when the Falcons drafted WR Calvin Ridley in Round 1. The Falcons also didn't consider Hooper much in the playoffs, giving him just six targets in two games (4-18-0). That sounds like someone who should be forced to play his way onto our rosters in September, not someone we should proactively draft in August.
The Falcons brought Hooper along at a gradual pace during his rookie year as he only had three games with more than three targets. But there were occasional highlights -- an 84-yard spike at Oakland, a snappy touchdown at Tampa Bay on national television and a score in the Super Bowl. With Jacob Tamme not expected back, Hooper likely will enter Week 1 as the starter, or at least as the top pass catcher at TE. Stanford has produced a number of NFL starting tight ends in recent years, with Hooper another one to feel good about. He checks the pedigree box -- a third-round pick in 2016 -- and he doesn't turn 23 until late October. Atlanta's offense is built around matchups and spreading the ball around, but Hooper has plenty of room for growth in his second season. He belongs on everyone's potential-breakout list.
Hooper was selected by the Falcons in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and the team hopes he can help bolster a position that's been a point of weakness since Tony Gonzalez retired. He comes into a clustered-yet-unimpressive situation alongside Jacob Tamme and Levine Toilolo, who combined for just 66 receptions, 701 yards and one touchdown in 2015. The Falcons clearly have plans for Hooper if they were willing to take a chance on him in the third round, but it seems like they'll roll with Tamme at the beginning of the season. Toilolo is more of a blocking tight end, so Hooper could see some work in clear passing situations should they opt for some double-tight end sets.
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Busy again in Week 5 defeat
TEAtlanta Falcons
October 6, 2019
Hooper tied Calvin Ridley for a team-high nine targets, catching six for 56 receiving yards during Sunday's 53-32 loss to the Texans.
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Monstrous 2019 production persists
TEAtlanta Falcons
September 29, 2019
Hooper caught nine of his 11 targets, amassing 130 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Titans.
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Comes through with two-TD outing
TEAtlanta Falcons
September 22, 2019
Hooper caught six of seven targets for 66 receiving yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Indianapolis.
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Notches four catches in win
TEAtlanta Falcons
September 17, 2019
Hooper caught four of his six targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Eagles.
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Leads team in receiving
TEAtlanta Falcons
September 8, 2019
Hooper hauled in all nine of his targets for 77 yards in Week 1 against Minnesota.
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