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Falcons' Austin Hooper: Amidst greatest stretch of young career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooper corralled nine of his 10 targets, while accounting for 71 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-29 win against Tampa Bay.

The third-year tight end had exceeded six receptions in a game once in his career entering Week 5, but he's now pieced together back-to-back performances with nine receptions and 70-plus receiving yards against the Steelers and Buccaneers. With all the weapons to account for in the Falcons passing attack, Hooper is benefiting from single-coverage situations and putting up monstrous numbers in the process, hauling in a highly efficient 18 of 22 targets for 148 yards over Atlanta's past two games. Week 7 brings a Monday Night matchup with the Giants, and a defense that has thus far succeeded in containing opposing tight ends, allowing the ninth-fewest receptions (23) and only one touchdown to the position in six games this season.

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Falcons' Austin Hooper: Huge outing in Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooper collected nine of 12 targets for 77 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Steelers.

The third-year tight end set new season highs in targets and receptions against Pittsburgh, while accounting for his highest output of receiving yards since Week 1 of last season. Hooper feasted on a favorable matchup against a Steelers defense that surrendered more PPR points to tight ends than any other team coming into Week 5. Sunday provides further opportunity for bountiful fantasy production, with Hooper facing a Tampa Bay secondary that's been torched for 9.4 yards per attempt in 2018.

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Falcons' Austin Hooper: Quiet in Week 4 Loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooper hauled in one of two targets, collecting 19 yards in a 37-36 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.

The third-year tight end has now been held to 24 or fewer receiving yards in three of four outings to start the season, and has only eclipsed 50 receiving yards three times in 33 career games. Next week provides reason for optimism that Hooper may be able to find the end zone, with the Steelers allowing the fourth-most PPR points per game to opposing tight ends.

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Falcons' Austin Hooper: Scores first touchdown of 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooper hauled in all five of his targets for 59 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Panthers.

Hooper's performance on Sunday was his most substantial PPR-scoring output since Week 10 of last season (16.9 points). With 59 yards against Carolina, the former Stanford standout also eclipsed 50 receiving yards for the first time since putting up over 100 in Week 1 of 2017. Upcoming for Hooper and the Falcons is a Saints defense that has allowed 663 passing yards during the first two games of the season to Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tyrod Taylor.

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Falcons' Austin Hooper: Puts in full session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooper (knee) was a full participant in the Falcons' practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Though there hadn't been any reports that Hooper picked up an injury in the Falcons' season-opening loss to the Eagles, the 23-year-old ended up being limited by the knee issue during Wednesday's session. Hooper's advancement to full participation a day later suggests the injury was only a mild concern. Expect Hooper to see ample playing time once again Week 2 against the Panthers after he logged 59 of a possible 70 offensive snaps in the opener.

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