Hayden Hurst

#81 TE / Atlanta Falcons / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 260 lb Age: 26 College: South Carolina Bye 10

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    Falcons' Hayden Hurst: Praised by Matt Ryan

    Hayden Hurst thanked Matt Ryan for backing him during a virtual interview session with reporters Tuesday, per the tight end's personal Twitter account.The Atlanta Falcons' franchise quarterback lauded Hurst, calling him a "mismatch problem" for opponents. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Hurst stated that he has been driving from his home in Jacksonville, FL to Atlanta in order to hold workout sessions with Ryan, and it appears the two have an instant connection. "I've been incredibly impressed with (Hurst's) work ethic," Ryan said Tuesday. "He fits in well with the group of guys we have." Hurst, a 2018 first-round pick who was buried on the depth chart in Baltimore, could be a profitable fantasy acquisition for 2020. Though he hasn't yet delivered on his lofty draft position, Hurst has an enormous opportunity to produce in Atlanta, where Austin Hooper racked up 146 catches and 10 touchdowns between 2018 and 2019 before departing to Cleveland during free agency.

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    Falcons' Hayden Hurst: Traded to Atlanta

    The Ravens are trading Hayden Hurst and a fourth-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Atlanta completed the trade shortly after reports emerged of Austin Hooper signing a contract with Cleveland. Hurst has shown flashes of his potential since Baltimore drafted him in the first round two years ago, but playing time was hard to come by on a team with Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle at tight end. Hurst should see far more snaps and targets in Atlanta, joining an offense that's regularly among the most pass-heavy in the league. He should immediately slot in atop the depth chart, ahead of Jaeden Graham and Carson Meier.

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    Ravens' Hayden Hurst: Drawing trade interest

    The Patriots and Jaguars are interested in acquiring Hayden Hurst from the Baltimore Ravens, Eugene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union reports reports.The 2018 first-round pick reportedly wants an opportunity to catch more passes, after averaging 28.6 offensive snaps and 2.4 targets per game in 2019. He may be underutilized in Baltimore, but Hurst's well-rounded skill set makes him a valuable backup to both Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle in the Ravens' TE-heavy offense. It's a luxury the team can afford for the time being, though an offer of an early draft pick or a starting-caliber defensive player might persuade the Ravens to sacrifice some TE depth for the potential to score a significant upgrade at another position. Jacksonville and New England are obvious fits for any pass-catching tight end that becomes available this offseason.

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    Ravens' Hayden Hurst: Shows improvement in 2019

    Hayden Hurst caught 30 of 39 targets for 349 yards and two touchdowns in 2019.Hurst showed significant improvement in Year 2 after a rookie year that was impacted by a foot injury. He commanded the fifth-highest target share on the team at 9.2 percent and proved to be a viable target downfield with an 8.6 aDOT and a 76.9 percent catch rate. While those are promising peripheral numbers, the fact that he was behind Nick Boyle in the pecking order for targets, even down the stretch, is not an encouraging sign. It's fair to argue that Baltimore misused Hurst considering that Boyle had worse advanced numbers in terms of aDOT, catch rate and drop rate, but Boyle isn't going anywhere with his new contract. Mark Andrews will remain the primary target at tight end in Baltimore, and there's a chance the offense funnels more targets to the receivers in 2020 if the team overhauls the position as expected. Hurst still has some upside, but it's too crowded of a tight end room to make him worth spending any sort of significant draft capital in standard redraft leagues.

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    Ravens' Hayden Hurst: Nabs two passes

    Hayden Hurst caught both of his targets for 35 yards during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Steelers.Hurst led the Baltimore Ravens in receiving Sunday in a game in which many of the team's primary starters were rested. He provided his biggest contribution midway through the second quarter, coming back to the ball on a 20-yard pass from Robert Griffin to set up a field goal. The Ravens will have a bye this week before taking on the Texans, Bills or Titans in the divisional round. Hurst caught all five of his targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in two games against the Bills and Texans this season.

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    Ravens' Hayden Hurst: Just one catch against Browns

    Hayden Hurst caught one of three targets for nine yards Sunday against the Browns.The second-year tight end has just two catches for 28 yards since his breakout against the Bills in Week 14. Hurst could be in line for more target volume than usual in Week 17 if Baltimore opts to scale back Mark Andrews' snap count ahead of the postseason.

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    Ravens' Hayden Hurst: Comes back to earth

    Hayden Hurst had one catch for 19 yards on two targets in Thursday's 42-21 win over the Jets.This was a bit of a letdown from Hurst after his breakout showing in the Week 14 win over the Bills. In fairness, Baltimore only attempted 23 passes and only three other players had more targets than Hurst. Still, Thursday served as a reminder that Hurst's big game against the Bills was more of an anomaly than a sign of things to come, especially when top tight end Mark Andrews is healthy and available to handle a full snap load.

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    Ravens' Hayden Hurst: Makes long touchdown catch

    Hayden Hurst caught all three of his targets for 73 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Bills.Hurst led the team in receiving yardage thanks in large part to a 61-yard catch and run for a touchdown at the start of the third quarter. It should also be noted that first-string tight end Mark Andrews left the game with an injury, though head coach John Harbaugh downplayed its severity after the game, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. Hurst would see an uptick in value Thursday against the Jets if Andrews is out, but if not he'd be reliant on big plays due to limited usage.

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    Ravens' Hayden Hurst: Targeted four times in win

    Hayden Hurst caught three of his four passes for 21 yards during Sunday's 20-17 win over the 49ers.The four targets were Hurst's most since Week 5, and his shortest catch ended up being the most meaningful. Facing fourth-and-short midway through the second quarter, Hurst caught a quick pass in the flat and spun toward the sideline for a first down. The conversion helped lead to a Baltimore Ravens field goal. Though the extra usage was nice for the sophomore tight end, the fact that he has yet to top 40 yards in a game this season and has not scored since Week 2 should keep him off your radar, especially Sunday against a Buffalo defense that grades out as the best in the league against tight ends this season.

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    Ravens' Hayden Hurst: Catchless in big win

    Hayden Hurst was unable to reel in his lone target during Monday's 45-6 win over the Rams.Monday marked Hurst's first catchless game of the season. The 2018 first-round pick has seldom accounted for many yards this season, having not topped 40 since Week 1, but he's been good for a catch or two per game with a red-zone target sprinkled in. Even if Hurst had maintained his reception streak, that type of production was never enough to make him a viable play in fantasy, especially against a team like the 49ers, who the Baltimore Ravens face Sunday.