Posted: 11/20/2019 6:11 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) will be out for Week 12, but he could start running Thursday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Beat writer Vaughn McClure thinks this could be Hooper's last game out, so keep Hooper stashed. There are no other fantasy-relevant tight ends on the Falcons.
Posted: 11/18/2019 8:46 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Austin Hooper (knee) is not expected to practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, but head coach Dan Quinn is hopeful he can return to practice later in the week.
Posted: 11/15/2019 7:52 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) on Friday, Nov. 15, was ruled out of Week 11 with a knee injury.
Huddle Up: An untimely blow for one of fantasy's elite tight ends this season, and his fantasy owners are left to hope it will only be a 1-2 week absence with the fantasy postseason coming up fast.
Posted: 11/14/2019 7:13 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) is considered 'week to week' by the team, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, who added that head coach Dan Quinn denied an earlier report that Hooper will be sidelined for a month.
Huddle Up: Hooper is obviously one of the top fantasy tight ends this season, so the fewer games he misses the better. At this point all we're sure of is that Hooper won't play Sunday against the Panthers so make alternate plans, but don't cut Hooper unless you have no other option.
Posted: 11/14/2019 12:29 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Hooper is expected to miss a few weeks, so fantasy players will need to look for other options. None of the Falcons tight ends should be fantasy options this week.
Posted: 11/13/2019 5:21 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) is expected to miss a month with a sprained medial collateral ligament.
Huddle Up: No one on the roster is a serviceable fantasy pickup. You're likely going to have to play the matchups if you have to replace Hooper. Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson has the matchup this week if he's available on waivers.
Posted: 11/12/2019 12:38 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) has been diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament and will miss some time. He is scheduled to receive a second opinion on the injury to determine how much time he will miss.
Huddle Up: Hooper has been one of the better tight ends in the NFL this season, so fantasy players should monitor the situation to see when he may be able to return. Luke Stocker and Jaeden Graham will see more playing time, but neither players should be fantasy options.
Posted: 11/11/2019 3:49 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Monday, Nov. 11, and he's expected to miss time. The MRI will determine how much he'll miss.
Huddle Up: Hooper is having a breakout season with a 56-608-6 line. Luke Stocker has no fantasy value if Hooper is forced out of action for a prolonged period.
Posted: 11/10/2019 10:26 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 10 game.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor Hooper's practice participation to see if he will be able to play in Week 11. He will be a must-start option if he plays.
Posted: 11/10/2019 9:56 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught four passes for 17 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. He was targeted five times during the game.
Huddle Up: Hooper has caught a touchdown in each of the last four games and has been one of the most consistent tight ends for fantasy players. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues no matter the opponent.