Atlanta Falcons
    Austin Hooper
    Austin Hooper
    #81 | Austin Hooper
    Healthy
    Tight End | Atlanta Falcons
    Date of Birth 10/29/1994
    Height, Weight 6'4", 254 lbs
    From San Ramon, CA
    College Stanford
    Experience 3 Years
    Drafted 2016 - Rd 3
    Salary --
    2019 Season
    Rec
    42
    4th
    Rec Yds
    480
    9th
    Rec TD
    3
    15th
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 10/29/1994
    Height, Weight 6'4", 254 lbs
    From San Ramon, CA
    College Stanford
    Experience 3 Years
    Drafted 2016 - Rd 3
    Salary --
    RotowireOct 13, 8:53p ET

    News

    Hooper caught all eight of his targets, logging 117 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 loss to Arizona.

    Impact

    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.

    RotowireOct 6, 9:29p ET

    News

    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.

    Impact

    The fourth-year tight end is benefiting from an immense workload, garnering a gargantuan 42 targets through the first five weeks of play. That kind of target share would make a player fantasy-relevant in nearly any offense, and that workload within an Atlanta passing attack that has racked up 300-plus yards in six straight games dating back to last season makes Hooper a borderline-elite fantasy tight end. In Week 6, Hooper will face off against a Cardinals defense that was torched by tight ends through its first four appearances of the year, giving up an NFL-high 32 catches and 431 yards to the position.

    RotowireSep 29, 6:44p ET

    News

    Hooper caught nine of his 11 targets, amassing 130 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Titans.

    Impact

    Hooper has been absolute fantasy football magic in the early going of the 2019 campaign, garnering six-plus targets in all four outings and producing 28 receptions for 307 yards and two scores through the first quarter of the regular season. Following up his Pro Bowl election of 2018, Hooper continues to gradually creep into elite tight end territory by way of a high target share and incredible efficiency. The fourth-year man out of Stanford has caught 81.8 percent of the passes thrown his way since the start of last season. He may have a more difficult time continuing his statistical dominance in Week 5, though, against a Texans defense that is yet to allow a tight end touchdown this year, and that limited Greg Olsen to two catches for five yards Sunday.