Austin Hooper
Austin Hooper
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Atlanta Falcons
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.21 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2016.
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.
ANALYSIS
Hooper capped his breakout 2018 campaign with a shutout-preventing touchdown catch around the nine-minute mark of the fourth quarter Sunday. Despite a plethora of options in the Falcons' passing attack, the third-year tight end obliterated previous career highs in targets, receptions and receiving yards by counts of 23, 22 and 134, respectively, this past season. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Hooper's improvement this season was his efficiency, as he hauled in 80.7 percent of his targets, best of all qualified NFL tight ends.
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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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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Austin Hooper
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6 days ago
As Kelce, Ertz, and Kittle raise the bar at TE, it drags along lesser, risky tight ends like Eric Ebron into an inflated price range.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Pro Bowl Picks
26 days ago
For this weekend’s Pro Bowl, Kevin Payne offers his strategy for FanDuel’s single-game contest and notes tight ends tend to do well in this unique game.
Yahoo DFS Football: Pro Bowl-Super Bowl Picks
26 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin checks out the split Pro Bowl/Super Bowl slate and expects George Kittle to thrive against soft coverage in Orlando.
NFL Game Previews: Week 17 Matchups
53 days ago
Erik Siegirst previews Week 17 in the NFL as the Andrew Luck and the Colts travel to Tennessee to battle the Titans for the final AFC playoff spot.
DraftKings NFL: Week 17 Picks
54 days ago
Derek VanRiper picks the Week 17 DraftKings slate as Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs still have something to play for – home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Reaches first Pro Bowl
TEAtlanta Falcons
January 16, 2019
Hooper was named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster Tuesday after Zach Ertz withdrew from the event, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Five catches to wrap up 2018
TEAtlanta Falcons
December 30, 2018
Hooper caught five of six targets, accounting for 67 receiving yards during Sunday's 34-32 win against the Buccaneers.
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Picks up 36 yards in win
TEAtlanta Falcons
December 23, 2018
Hooper caught both of his targets for 36 yards during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.
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Cleared to play again
TEAtlanta Falcons
December 21, 2018
Hooper (knee/ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Carolina, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Has reps capped Thursday
TEAtlanta Falcons
Knee
December 20, 2018
Hooper (knee/ankle) was listed as limited at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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