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TE Austin Hooper Cleveland Browns Player Page

#81 Austin Hooper, TE
Cleveland Browns
Height 6' 4"
Weight 254 lbs
Age 25
Birthdate October 29th 1994
College Stanford
Year 2016
Round 3   Pick 18
Season Statistics
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2019 Fantasy Points by Week
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Season Projections
Hooper's final go-around in the high-volume Falcons passing attack was his best one statistically. Despite suiting up for just 13 games last season (three missed contests due to a knee injury), Hooper manufactured career-high numbers across the board to match his fantasy TE7/non-PPR and fantasy TE6/PPR finishes from 2018. Before the knee injury, Hooper was motoring along as the top-scoring fantasy tight end. During the last two seasons, Hooper finished no lower than seventh at the position in targets, catches and receiving yards. Considered a good blocker, Hooper, turning just 26 in October, is a no-frills possession guy with good hands, but the fifth-year pro rarely creates mismatches with his size or speed. Hooper's move from Atlanta to Cleveland isn't the fantasy death sentence that some folks think it is. In new Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski's West Coast scheme, which makes heavy use of two-tight ends or '12' personnel, a tight end must be solid receiver and a sound blocker. David Njoku isn't known for his blocking, so Hooper is the likely starter and will play a much larger snap load. Baker Mayfield lacked a reliable pass-catching tight end for a good part of the 2019 season (Njoku missed 12 games due to a knee injury), and that's one reason why the Cleveland triggerman regressed. When Mayfield and Njoku played together in 2018 (Mayfield's rookie campaign), Njoku finished as the fantasy TE9. Another 75 catches for Hooper is unlikely in a crowded Browns receiver corps, but another top-10 fantasy tight end season isn't.

Receiving: 58 Receptions, 600 Yards, 8 TD.

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