Posted: 9/19/2021 10:53 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper registered a team-high five receptions for 40 yards in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Hooper, Harrison Bryant and David Njoku are all in the mix for receptions in the tight ends room, and that's not an optimal situation if you're trying to pick one for fantasy purposes. The Browns host the Chicago Bears in Week 3.
Posted: 8/13/2021 6:10 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper is slated for a less blocking and a larger role in the team's passing game this season, according to report from a team beat writer Friday, Aug. 13. 'We're going to grow his role,'' Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said recently. 'He really understands now in Year 2 how we plan to use him, and again, I do believe his role can grow.' The key, the article said, will be developing more chemistry in Year 2 with QB Baker Mayfield.
Huddle Up: Hooper finished second on the team a season ago with 70 targets and 46 receptions for 435 yards and four TDs -- good for a 21st-place total PPR points finish among fantasy tight ends. While Hooper is certainly capable of more production, the run-heavy Browns' target tree has many branches, including the return of WR Odell Beckham Jr. and even two other capable tight ends in second-year Harrison Bryant and veteran David Njoku. Value Hooper as low-end TE2 for now, but keep his upside in mind.
Posted: 8/05/2021 2:39 am GMT
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 4.
Posted: 8/01/2021 1:44 am GMT
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper 'had a nice season for us (in 2020)' and the team is expected to 'grow his role in 2021' in part because 'he just really understands now in Year 2 how we plan to use him,' according to head coach Kevin Stefanski.
Posted: 12/27/2020 10:31 pm GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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.