Hooper nabbed all six of his targets for 49 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-7 win over Dallas.
Hooper helped cap off the romp early in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown grab, his second in three weeks, after battling through a five-game scoreless streak earlier in the season. Most of Hooper's work takes place underneath as he's averaged just 8.7 yards per catch from Week 2 on. Still, it's a positive sign that Matt Ryan is looking more frequently toward Hooper, who has been targeted at least six times in five of his last six games.
Hooper caught three passes for 36 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Panthers.
While his final line may not be too impressive, it is encouraging to see that Matt Ryan targeted Hooper six times on the day. Outside of Julio Jones -- who saw 12 targets -- Hooper was the most thrown-to Falcon.
Hooper snared four of six targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-20 win over the Jets.
The 23-year-old got into the end zone for the first time since the opener, notching the Falcons' first score of the day with a one-yard touchdown grab at the 5:03 mark of the first quarter. With the exception of a one-catch, six-yard effort in Week 7 against the Patriots, Hooper's production and opportunities have somewhat evened out over the last month. He posted a combined 16 receptions (on 22 targets) for 145 yards and Sunday's touchdown in Weeks 5, 6 and 8, offering fantasy owners some hope that he's starting to carve out a consistent niche in offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian's offense. He'll look to build in Sunday's effort against the Panthers in Week 9.
Hooper caught his lone target, a six-yard gain in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Patriots.
So who is the real Hooper? The young, pass-catching tight end who totaled 12 catches in Weeks 4 and 6, or the guy that has just six catches in his other four games combined? The second-year man has a stranglehold on the Falcons' top spot at tight end, again seeing the field for more than 90 percent of the team's offensive snaps, but until he shows his true colors, he probably isn't worth starting.
Hooper played 91 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure reports.
Hooper's snap share fell between 70 and 80 percent in each of Atlanta's first four games. The uptick doesn't seem related to Mohamed Sanu's absence with a hamstring injury, as Hooper's extra work came at the expense of No. 2 tight end Levine Toilolo, who logged just 15 snaps after handling 29, 28, 35 and 29 in the previous games. Hooper established new career-high marks with seven catches and nine targets, though he only managed 48 yards and was held to a long gain of 11. Hooper could get a comparable snap share Week 7 against New England, even if Sanu is ready to return.
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