Malik Hooker
Malik Hooker
24-Year-Old SafetyS
Indianapolis Colts
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 2017 first-rounder missed three games last season due to a knee injury but started all 13 contests that he did suit up for. In the process, Hooker logged 51 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions. Due to a series of injuries and consistency issues over his first three NFL seasons, the Colts decided not to pick up Hooker's fifth-year option, so 2020 will be a pivotal one for the team's starting free safety, who has shown flashes when healthy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $12.6 million contract with the Colts in May of 2017. Colts declined $6.77 million team option for 2021 in May of 2020.
Fifth-year option declined
SIndianapolis Colts
May 4, 2020
Hooker's fifth-year option will not be picked up by the Colts, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Hooker's playmaking ability has been undercut by injury concerns since he joined the Colts in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, as he has yet to play a full regular-season slate with the team. The 24-year-old now has a chance to boost his market if he logs a career season in 2020, as he's set to become a free agent in 2021. Declining Hooker's fifth-year option doesn't necessarily prevent the Colts from working on a new contract to keep him in house next offseason, but it does put pressure on him to stay healthy in 2020.
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2019 Malik Hooker Split Stats
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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
2019
2018
2017
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.
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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Fifth year uncertain
SIndianapolis Colts
April 18, 2020
Hooker will not have his fifth-year option exercised before the 2020 NFL Draft, Joel Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
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Generates 51 stops in 2019
SIndianapolis Colts
January 27, 2020
Hooker registered 51 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions over 13 games in 2019.
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Active in Week 16
SIndianapolis Colts
December 22, 2019
Hooker (hand) is active for Sunday's Week 16 tilt against the Panthers.
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Questionable for Sunday
SIndianapolis Colts
Hand
December 20, 2019
Hooker (hand) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
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Nursing hand injury
SIndianapolis Colts
Hand
December 18, 2019
Hooker was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report.
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