Malik Hooker
Malik Hooker
23-Year-Old SafetyS
Indianapolis Colts
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hooker injured his foot during the opening round of the playoffs and wasn't able to suit up when the Colts were eliminated by Kansas City the next week. The 2017 first-round pick is locked in as a starter, sitting on 65 tackles (45 solo), eight passes defensed and five interceptions in 21 career games. His role as a traditional free safety isn't conductive to steady IDP production, but Hooker's strong work in deep coverage makes him quite valuable to the Colts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $12.6 million contract with the Colts in May of 2017.
Notches pick in loss
SIndianapolis Colts
September 9, 2019
Hooker recorded five total tackles, an interception and a pass breakup in Sunday's overtime loss to the Chargers.
ANALYSIS
Hooker returned the pick for 26 yards after making a gorgeous one-handed snag in the end zone. The third-year-pro was on the field for 55 of the defense's snaps (86 percent). Hooker's interception was the only turnover forced by the Colts' defense Sunday.
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Measurables Review
How do Malik Hooker's measurables compare to other safeties?
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' 1"
 
Weight
212 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
You generally want to target tackle sources among IDPs because of the stability of tackle production relative to sacks or turnovers, but Hooker might be the uncommon safety whose interception production is worth chasing. Hooker's 22 tackles on 410 snaps from last year is a tackle rate nothing less than anemic, but that also gives reason to suspect he can only improve in that regard. Meanwhile, his three interceptions in that play count make it appear as if the ball-hawking skills he showed at Ohio State translate reliably to the NFL level. His recovery from ACL repair warrants monitoring this summer, though.
Hooker was taken by the Colts with the 15th overall pick in the 2017 draft and he's expected to start at safety from day one. A sports hernia cost him OTAs and will prevent him from practicing with the Colts until training camp. Despite the delay, Hooker is a tremendous talent who could produce solid fantasy numbers as a rookie once healthy. Additionally, Hooker will have the benefit of playing alongside Vontae Davis and Darius Butler, quality secondary players that can assist his transition to the NFL.
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First game since foot injury
SIndianapolis Colts
August 9, 2019
Hooker had one tackle and played eight snaps in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo.
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Recovered from foot injury
SIndianapolis Colts
May 14, 2019
Hooker (foot) has been a full participant in the offseason program, Andrew Walker of Colts.com reports.
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Won't require surgery
SIndianapolis Colts
Foot
January 14, 2019
Hooker (foot) won't require surgery, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan reports.
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Inactive Saturday
SIndianapolis Colts
Foot
January 12, 2019
Hooker (foot) has been ruled inactive for Saturday's AFC divisional-round contest versus the Colts.
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Questionable for Saturday
SIndianapolis Colts
Foot
January 10, 2019
Hooker (foot) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Chiefs.
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