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  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
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TE - MIA
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Avg Game2.95.3-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Mike GesickiM. Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA at NE
Week 2 at DAL vs. BUF
Week 3 vs. CHI at JAC
Week 4 at GB vs. SEA
Week 5 vs. CAR at SF
Week 6 at MIN at DEN
Week 7 vs. DET vs. LAC
Week 8 at CAR vs. LAR
Week 9 vs. DEN at ARI
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. NYJ
Week 11 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. LV at NYJ
Week 13 vs. NO vs. CIN
Week 14 at LAC vs. KC
Week 15 vs. TB vs. NE
Week 16 at KC at LV
Week 17 at TB at BUF
Player Projections Comparison
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Mike GesickiM. Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Receiving
   
Receptions56.757.0
Rec Yards647.6625.3
Rec TDs4.44.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points90.686.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Mike GesickiM. Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
2019 Points 
Week 14.13.1
Week 26.11.1
Week 31.40.9
Week 43.90.0
Week 53.2
Week 60.45.1
Week 71.04.1
Week 81.0
Week 91.59.5
Week 102.00.8
Week 111.61.8
Week 120.08.8
Week 132.113.9
Week 1413.30.6
Week 151.94.7
Week 160.920.2
Week 173.59.4
Total46.985.0
Average2.95.3
Player Targets Comparison
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Mike GesickiM. Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
2019 Targets 
Week 136
Week 212
Week 353
Week 420
Week 54
Week 617
Week 724
Week 83
Week 926
Week 1026
Week 1126
Week 1217
Week 1347
Week 1435
Week 1528
Week 16312
Week 1727
Notes for Player Combination
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Mike GesickiM. Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Austin Hooper was the TE6 for ATL last year. Hurst is the better athlete and should have that role, which instantly puts him in the top-10 conversation. 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Acquired by Atlanta to fill the void created by Austin Hooper's departure, Hurst could emerge as a fantasy asset on a team devoid of passing-game weapons beyond WRs Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.Catching passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick led to better production than when Gesicki had Ryan Tannehill as his quarterback during Gesicki's rookie season. He'll need to make significant strides before he's worthy of consideration for an every-week fantasy starting spot outside of deep leagues. New 68-year-old offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has a history of underutilizing tight ends.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
He has a great shot at a top-5 finish in this Atlanta offense. If you want him, you'll have to pick him among the first ten TEs. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
The Falcons offense remains a passing juggernaut with Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Austin Hooper, the slot receivers and the running backs all on pace for 100+ targets in 2019. While Austin Hooper, Mo Sanu and Devonta Freeman are gone, Hayden Hurst, Russell Gage and Todd Gurley arrive in their place. It's fair to suggest more from Gurley compared to last season's backfield mess and a breakout from Calvin Ridley is entirely likely, but Russell Gage isn't a top receiver and that leaves a massive pile of targets for the tight ends. While that's no guarantee, it's hard to see how Hayden Hurst could not finish as a top 12 tight end. That makes it even more incredible that he's available in the double digit rounds. Hurst is an absolute steal and one of fantasy's biggest sleepers at this stage of the pre-season.Mike Gesicki was last season's TE11 and he was awful! He got peppered with targets and struggled to turn them into anything meaningful, for example against the Jets he received three targets inside the top 10 and finished the game with 1 fantasy point. It was awful. On the upside, he was considerably better with Ryan Fitzpatrick and has massive upside. He will play in the slot a lot and has massive room for growth in a backfield with heaps of targets available. He's a great gamble who is available in the double digit rounds.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When projecting Matt Ryan for somewhere in the neighborhood of 620-plus pass attempts, you need to disburse them somewhere. The Falcons didn't even make an offer to Austin Hooper but decided to spend a second-round pick to acquire Hurst from the Ravens. It's clear they view him as someone who can step right into Hooper's role. It may take some time for Hurst to get acclimated to the new offense with a shortened offseason, but Hooper's role was massive last year. He totaled 97 targets in just 13 games, which was a pace of 119 targets on a full 16-game season. Did you know that of the 116 tight ends who've seen more than 85 targets the last 10 years, that 97 of them finished as top-12 tight ends? That's an 83.6 percent success rate and it seems highly likely that Hurst is going to hit that. Move that number up to 90 targets and it's a 92.4 percent success rate. One of my bold predictions this year is that Hurst finishes as a top-five fantasy tight end. Don't think he was bad because he was playing behind Mark Andrews, one of the best tight ends in the league.The good news? Gesicki totaled 89 targets last year, which ranked seventh among tight ends. The bad news? He finished as the No. 11 tight end and now has Chan Gailey as his offensive coordinator. In the eight years Gailey has called an offense, his tight ends have finished 28th or worse in seven of them, with Tony Gonzalez being the only one who succeeded. Gesicki has averaged a measly 6.4 yards per target in the NFL to this point, which is bottom of the barrel, so you can't say that he's the difference maker that Gailey needs to feature. Drafting him as a TE1 is too risky.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
Will Hurst step in and become the 2019 Austin Hooper? No, but he will take on a solid target share and will likely be the sleeper of the fantasy TE position group. Just because he was not featured exclusively in BAltimore doesnt mean he is a sub-par tight endWill he ever live up to his draft hype potential? Solid contributor but in this neighborhood of TE's I believe thier are better options
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Under the radar TE that can be taken for little cost in most home leagues. Top target for those waiting at TE 
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Hurst is one of my favorite TE sleepers for the 2020 season. He's a former 1st-round pick which means he definitely has the talent, he just never had the opportunity in Baltimore. That will change in Atlanta where throughout Matt Ryan's career, the TE position has done very well. Whether it be Tony Gonzalez or Austin Hooper, if you're a talented TE, Ryan is going to target you. If you punt on TE, Hurst is a great late-round option.Gesicki is a very popular breakout candidate for 2020 and I can see why. He has all the tools to be a dangerous TE, now it's just about who's throwing him the football. I think Ryan Fitzpatrick would be better for Gesicki than Tua right out the gate, but regardless, I expect Gesicki to outperform his ADP fairly easily.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Hurst has never had more than 349 yards receiving or 2 touchdowns in a season, but this is his chance to breakout as a starting tight end playing with Matt Ryan. He is a TE2 with TE1 upside due to his great quarterback situation. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Hurst rarely played even half the snaps with Baltimore, but he was sixth in yards per target last year and was PFF's eighth-highest graded tight end. Dirk Koetter's offense likes to target the tight end, as Austin Hooper saw 60 targets through eight games last year and Tony Gonzalez saw 118 targets per season under Koetter. Add in that Hurst is likely to run routes out of the slot this year and Hurst's first year with the Falcons should be a big one. 
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 All the numbers say that Gesicki should have been better last season. He was seventh in TE targets, ran the most routes from the slot of all TEs, and was Miami's only weapon outside of Parker when Williams went down. With all of that said, he was barely a player worth rostering. There is upside here, really there is, but how long can people point to SPARQ numbers over on-field numbers?
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
There's no bigger disparity in the NFL right now between upside and ADP than Hurst. Hurst is currently going outside the top-12 tight ends, but has a very good chance and path to finishing as a top-5 option at the end of the season. Hurst is a talented tight end who is finally going to be given an opportunity in Atlanta's dynamic offense. He's a home-run pick in the late rounds of your draft.Gesicki has an incredible opportunity for targets in this offense this season. At the tight end position for fantasy football, there's a ton of unknowns after the top-tier of guys and Gesicki is just as solid of a shot as some of the other guys around him in ADP. Gesicki should be relevant in 2020 and should be considered as a low-end TE1/high-end TE2.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Former first round pick, missed opportunity in Baltimore, MAJOR upside in Atlanta. Hurst had 62 targets total in 2 years while playing for Baltimore, 43 catches, 512 yards, and 3 Touchdowns. Austin Hooper last year had 97 targets, 75 catches 787 yards and 6 touchdowns. The targets and opportunity are their in Atlanta for Hurst to crush. @NickSarnelliGesicki has upside profile attributes & positive opp trends: 97th percentile athlete, rising 2nd half snap share, top-5 total target distance, top-5 contested catch rate, P. Williams rehabbing torn acl, no receivers drafted, catches his own passes. @Fantasy_Mansion
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
ATL just traded a 2nd round pick for Hurst, knowing that he's been a poor blocker his first 2 years in the league. Below AVG on 389 RUNBLKs, and just 8 PASSBLKs to his name. His poor blocking is good news for how it appears they might plan on using him. Hooper was rarely blocking, and was in for twice the amount of pass snaps as Hurst last year. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Koetter = Perfect scheme for Hurst to rebound and escape Andrews' shadow. No one uses the TE better than ATL w/ Koetter there.Went sneaky berserk over from Week 12 on, with 5 TDs in six games (TE5 in this span). Will he be forgotten in Gailey's spread attack that prioritizes WRs, or be used as a big body WR? *Update - love reports he's speculated to be a Big Body Slot in three-wides, and the team added NO WR competition.. Geiscki could explode.