As the 2020 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at new Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Austin Hooper ranked top 5 in points per game across fantasy formats last year primarily because of situation. He checked in just 21st among qualifying tight ends in yards per catch. Football Outsiders rated him just 13th in defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA). In each category, Hurst beat him. Atlanta let Hooper walk and immediately traded for this former first-round pick. He could slot in as high as the No. 3 target in the pass-happy offense.
Size: 6'4, 260
Bye Week: 10
Hurst steps into a great spot for reaching his fantasy ceiling. You can wait beyond this point and take him as a strong value.
Season Projections for 2020
66 receptions, 96 targets, 762 yards, 5 receiving TDs