Hurst caught 13 of 23 targets for 163 yards and a touchdown as a rookie in 2018.
The first-rounder's season got off to a rocky start when he suffered a stress fracture during the preseason that required a screw to be inserted in his foot. Hurst eventually debuted in Week 5 against Cleveland. From there, he recorded multiple receptions in just four of 12 games while being held without a catch on five separate occasions. Hurst's status as a first-round pick coupled with the possible departures of Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams should lead to the team getting him more involved in Year 2. However, Mark Andrews is on his way towards establishing himself as the team's top pass-catching tight end.
Hurst caught an 18-yard pass off of two targets during Saturday's 22-10 win over the Chargers.
The rookie first-round pick has gotten lost at times in a crowded tight-end room, but has now managed to record catches in consecutive games for just the second time this season. That that is what passes as good news should clue you in to how much faith you should be putting in Hurst down the stretch, particularly in a run-heavy Ravens attack. The season ends Sunday with the playoffs on the line against a Cleveland defense that held Hurst to a single seven-yard catch in Week 5.
Hurst caught all three of his targets for 20 yards against the Buccaneers.
The rookie has been largely invisible from the passing game in recent weeks and prior to Sunday, Hurst had been held without a target in three of his last four games. Hurst averages just 6.0 YPT and is 10th on the team in targets for a run-heavy offense. He will face the Chargers in Week 16.
Hurst caught three of four targets for 25 yards against the Raiders.
The rookie was third on the team in targets, but Baltimore went to the air just 25 times in the contest. Still, it was encouraging to see Hurst's increased involvement after playing 35 snaps and seeing zero targets in Week 11 against Cincinnati. Baltimore does seem to be moving to a more run-heavy attack while Joe Flacco is sidelined, so target volume may be hard to come by for Hurst.
Hurst caught one of two targets for 21 yards in a 23-16 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.
After catching his first career touchdown in garbage time the previous week, Hurst was outshined Sunday by fellow Mark Andrews, who caught three of six targets for 50 yards. The two rookies are stuck in a timeshare alongside veteran blocking specialist Nick Boyle, with Andrews the preferred option on obvious passing downs. Hurst has caught just four of 10 targets through the first five games of his career as he enters a Week 10 bye.