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Hayden Hurst or T.J. Hockenson

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
Expert
Recommendation

79%
Recommended by
96 of 121 experts
21%
Recommended by
25 of 121 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 85% 15%
Top TE Experts83%17%
Top Player Experts80%20%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 17
Best Rank# 5# 8
Worst Rank# 27# 22
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total46.948.7
Avg Game2.94.1
Avg Projection91.380.9
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank203
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Hayden HurstT.J. Hockenson
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
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#14#12
   
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#11#16
   
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07/03
#10#21
   
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#10#15
   
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#8#14
   
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#9#15
   
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#8#16
   
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#15#8
   
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#14
   
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#17#15
   
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#16
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA vs. CHI
Week 2 at DAL at GB
Week 3 vs. CHI at ARI
Week 4 at GB vs. NO
Week 5 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 6 at MIN at JAC
Week 7 vs. DET at ATL
Week 8 at CAR vs. IND
Week 9 vs. DEN at MIN
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. WAS
Week 11 at NO at CAR
Week 12 vs. LV vs. HOU
Week 13 vs. NO at CHI
Week 14 at LAC vs. GB
Week 15 vs. TB at TEN
Week 16 at KC vs. TB
Week 17 at TB vs. MIN
Player Projections Comparison
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
Receiving
   
Receptions57.353.1
Rec Yards652.0594.9
Rec TDs4.53.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points91.380.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2019 Points 
Week 14.119.1
Week 26.10.7
Week 31.40.1
Week 43.98.7
Week 53.2
Week 60.42.1
Week 71.03.2
Week 82.1
Week 91.55.6
Week 102.04.7
Week 111.60.6
Week 120.00.0
Week 132.11.8
Week 1413.3
Week 151.9
Week 160.9
Week 173.5
Player Targets Comparison
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2019 Targets 
Week 139
Week 213
Week 354
Week 423
Week 54
Week 616
Week 725
Week 81
Week 927
Week 1026
Week 1122
Week 1212
Week 13411
Week 143
Week 152
Week 163
Week 172
Notes for Player Combination
  Hayden HurstH. Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
Expert 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
He cracks my top-100 players and I think if he can stay healthy he's a lock for a top-10 finish at the TE position. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Opportunity means everything to a tight end and Hurst is going to walk into plenty of it. The Falcons have used their tight end quite heavily over the last couple years and they really didn't replace Mohamed Sanu. Instead of trying to re-sign Austin Hooper, they decided it'd be better to trade a second-round pick for Hurst, showing just how much they valued him. Don't think he's not talented just because he played behind Mark Andrews. He should see 80-plus targets in 2020 en route to a top-12 finish.With how many rookies have done well, it's easy for many to forget that rookie tight ends simply don't produce. After a monstrous Week 1 performance, he hit rock bottom and was horrendous from an efficiency standpoint. Now headed into year two, don't forget about the highly-touted rookie from last year who was drafted at No. 8 overall. He's going to be a full-time player for an offense that was tremendous with Matthew Stafford under center last year.
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. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
The Falcons offence 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.T.J. Hockenson simply isn't a viable fantasy asset. After an amazing Week 1 against the Tight End Santas the Cardinals, he had one game over 48 snaps, 4 receptions or 47 yards and scored a total of one TD. He was too rarely in the slot and got regularly overlooked for Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola. Since then, nothing has changed! He feels at least a year away from a breakout opportunity and I'm just not willing to pay a cusp-TE1 price for him. Let someone else waste a pick and take a known fantasy performer.
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.Hockenson wasn't able to stay on the field last year, but when he did play, he showed us how much of a weapon he can be. He still needs to progress in a lot of ways, but the future is bright for the young tight end. With that being said, Hockenson's going to have some games where he's a great streaming matchup, but otherwise he's unlikely to see the necessary targets to be relevant for fantasy football. He's nothing more than a mid-range TE2 with streaming upside in certain matchups this season.
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. @NickSarnelli 
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.