Posted: 3/20/2020 11:43 pm UTC
Free-agent TE Austin Hooper (Falcons) officially signed with the Cleveland Browns Friday, March 20. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Hooper should receive a solid amount of targets next season and can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/16/2020 6:15 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Austin Hooper (Falcons) reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $44 million - including $23 million guaranteed - with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, March 16.
Posted: 3/16/2020 4:40 pm UTC
Free-agent TE Austin Hooper (Falcons) reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, March 16, to make him the game's highest-paid tight end, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Hooper isn't the best tight end in football by a long stretch, but this report suggests the new regime has almost zero faith in David Njoku. It's not a great landing spot for him in fantasy either considering he'll have to fight Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry for targets, but the case could be made he dealt with a similar situation with the Atlanta Falcons. Owners can continue to view Hooper as a mid-tier TE1 option in fantasy moving forward.
Posted: 3/15/2020 4:06 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper is not expected to receive interest from the Buffalo Bills this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Bills likely will go into next season with Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft as their top tight ends. Knox posted decent numbers last season and could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in leagues. Fantasy players can avoid Kroft in drafts.
Posted: 2/28/2020 11:19 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper likely will be a target for the Washington Redskins during free agency, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Redskins have lost Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis this offseason, so they likely will be adding at least one tight end this offseason. Hooper is expected to receive interest from multiple teams and likely will be a No. 1 fantasy tight end no matter where he lands.
Posted: 2/28/2020 7:34 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper is expected to be an offseason target of the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Despite missing three games, Hooper finished seventh among fantasy tight ends with a career season (75 receptions-787 yards-six TDs) and is hitting the market at just the right time. Green Bay would be a prime landing spot with the Packers' tight end production lacking in recent seasons.
Posted: 2/28/2020 2:30 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper is a top target of the Chicago Bears in free agency, according to a source Thursday, Feb. 27. Bidding is expected to reach as high as $12 million per year for Hooper's services on the open market.
Huddle Up: Hooper was one of last season's top tight ends amid a breakout year in which he caught 75 passes for 787 yards and six touchdowns. It's unclear whether Hooper would be paired with incumbent Bears TE Trey Burton or if Burton would be moved or released, but Hooper would certainly be in line to be the top option.
Posted: 2/25/2020 4:36 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper will be allowed to discover his market in free agency.
Huddle Up: That means he's likely gone. Hooper had career highs with a 75-787-6 line last season and is someone to watch in free agency to potentially take that next step in an offense that suits him. He'll at least be an upper-middle TE1 in fantasy.
Posted: 2/23/2020 2:39 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper's new contract will likely be in the range of $44 million over four years with $26.5 million guaranteed, in the opinion of former NFL agent Joel Corry.
Huddle Up: Despite being hobbled in the second of the season with an MCL strain, Hooper still managed to deliver a career year in 2019. He's topped 70 receptions in each of the past two seasons, and while he may no be back with the Falcons in 2020, Hooper should remain in the TE1 mix wherever he suits up.
Posted: 2/17/2020 2:23 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper could be a target for the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to John Reid of The Florida Times-Union.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars tight ends combined for just three touchdowns in 2019. Meanwhile, Hooper has emerged as one of the steadier options at the position, topping 70 catches in each of the past two seasons and recording a career-high 787 receiving yards last year. Moving from Atlanta's offense to Jacksonville's offense would be a downgrade, but Hooper will likely be a low-end TE1 regardless of where he plays in 2020.