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.
Quiet night against Dolphins
TEAtlanta Falcons
August 8, 2019
Hooper was targeted once, but did not record a catch during Thursday's 34-27 loss to the Dolphins.
ANALYSIS
Atlanta's coaching staff wanted to get Hooper live game action for the first time since January's Pro Bowl, but quickly spelled the fourth-year tight end in favor of backups Jaeden Graham and Eric Saubert. Between his first and second pro campaigns, as well as between his second and third, Hooper improved upon his statistical totals in both receptions and receiving yards -- most recently he racked up 71 receptions (fourth at the position) for 660 yards in 2018. Hooper may find difficulty in trying to top those numbers again given all the weapons in the Falcons' passing attack, but he remains one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the game, and has visibly been building rapport with Matt Ryan over the course of his time in Atlanta.
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How do Austin Hooper's 2018 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
36.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.71
 
% Team Air Yards
11.5%
 
% Team Targets
14.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.7%
 
Drop Rate
1.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.5
 
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How often does Austin Hooper run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Austin Hooper
494 routes   88 targets
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2018 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.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
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
2018
2017
2016
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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Deemed healthy for camp
TEAtlanta Falcons
July 22, 2019
Hooper (ankle) was cleared for the start of training camp, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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To be ready for training camp
TEAtlanta Falcons
Ankle
June 10, 2019
Head coach Dan Quinn said that Hooper (ankle) will not partake in mandatory minicamp this week, but he will be a "full go" for training camp this summer, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Absent from practice
TEAtlanta Falcons
Ankle
June 6, 2019
Hooper (ankle) is not present at Thursday's practice, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Optimistic about staff overhaul
TEAtlanta Falcons
April 17, 2019
Hooper said Wednesday that he looks forward to working with new tight ends coach Mike Mularkey in 2019, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Scores in Pro Bowl debut
TEAtlanta Falcons
January 27, 2019
Hooper recorded the only touchdown for the NFC during Sunday's Pro Bowl, hauling in a 20-yard Dak Prescott touchdown pass in a 26-7 loss to the AFC.
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