Posted: 12/27/2020 10:31 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper registered team highs of seven receptions, 71 yards and 15 targets in Week 16 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Hooper was one of a few NFL caliber targets among the tight ends and wideouts with the Browns missing Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge due to COVID-19. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Posted: 12/21/2020 7:48 am UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) had five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown against the New York Giants in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Hooper has mostly disappointed in 2020, but he's now scored in two of the last three games, which is enough to at least provide a little hope if you're hurting at the TE position heading into Week 16.
Posted: 12/20/2020 11:59 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) is officially active for the Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Hooper was not able to play last week because of the injury but will be involved in the passing game against the New York Giants. He likely will see a handful of targets but can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 12/19/2020 3:33 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck), CB Denzel Ward (calf) and WR KhaDarel Hodge (hamstring) are expected to play in Week 15's game versus the New York Giants, even though both players were officially listed as questionable on the injury report, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski.
Posted: 12/19/2020 1:07 am UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 18, but is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Hooper appears to be on track to play in the game, but fantasy players can check the inactive list for his status. He has been held to under 35 yards in each of the last four games and can be benched if better options are available.
Posted: 12/18/2020 1:14 am UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Hooper was not able to play in the last game but appears to have a chance to be active this week. He has not been a big part of the passing game over the last several weeks and can be avoided even if he is active.
Posted: 12/16/2020 11:14 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: It's somewhat promising Hooper was able to put in at least some work Wednesday after sitting out Week 14. He'll be a low-end TE1 with some touchdown upside, but he may be the odd man out in a suddenly crowded Browns passing attack.
Posted: 12/15/2020 12:00 am UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) has been declared inactive for the Week 14 game.
Huddle Up: Harrison Bryant and David Njoku should see a few more targets with Hooper sidelined. Neither player has posted great numbers this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/13/2020 5:45 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) is not expected to play in the Week 14 game because of his neck injury, according to a source. He is officially listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for Hooper's official status but probably should consider other options for their lineups. Harrison Bryant and David Njoku could see a few more targets, but neither is a must-start fantasy option.
Posted: 12/12/2020 7:33 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck) didn't practice Saturday, Dec. 12, and is listed as questionable for the team's Week 14 game Monday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Hooper's status will come down to a dreaded Monday night game-time decision, but also considering his lackluster last four games (8 combined receptions for 81 yards and a TD on 11 targets) it's best to get another tight end in place now before the Sunday slate of games.