Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons
After posting nine catches for 71 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Hooper has nine receptions and over 70 yards in each of the last two games on 22 combined targets.
Week 7 is not a fantastic matchup for Hooper, but history says the New York Giants are vulnerable to tight ends and when up against a competent one this year they have struggled. Add in injuries to Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu during Sunday’s game, and it’s easy to put Hooper in line for double-digit targets in a third straight game.
A Week 8 bye is not necessarily ideal. But Hooper is standing out as a top tight end and he’s well worth adding this week, deploying in Week 7 and then holding onto for the stretch drive of the fantasy season.
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