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Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
Jonnu Smith
TE - NE
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 15-
Best Rank# 4# 6-
Worst Rank# 27# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SEA vs. MIA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform a litter better than their average vs SEAThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform a litter better than their average vs MIA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec28.121.4
Rec Yds300.7273.3
Rec TD1.41.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total93.199.2-
Avg Game5.87.1-
2019 Average5.87.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Jonnu Smith
TE - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA vs. MIA
Week 2 at DAL at SEA
Week 3 vs. CHI vs. LV
Week 4 at GB at KC
Week 5 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 6 at MIN vs. DEN
Week 7 vs. DET vs. SF
Week 8 at CAR at BUF
Week 9 vs. DEN at NYJ
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 11 at NO at HOU
Week 12 vs. LV vs. ARI
Week 13 vs. NO at LAC
Week 14 at LAC at LAR
Week 15 vs. TB at MIA
Week 16 at KC vs. BUF
Week 17 at TB vs. NYJ
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Jonnu Smith
TE - NE
2020 Points 
Week 13.89.6
Week 213.220.4
Week 36.16.1
Week 45.1
Week 50.816.0
Week 611.71.3
Week 76.80.9
Week 85.42.9
Week 96.29.2
Week 107.5
Week 110.08.0
Week 124.8
Week 130.9
Week 140.72.3
Week 158.15.2
Week 1610.79.0
Week 178.80.8
Total93.199.2
Average5.87.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Jonnu Smith
TE - NE
2020 Targets 
Week 157
Week 285
Week 338
Week 46
Week 567
Week 642
Week 774
Week 872
Week 982
Week 106
Week 1126
Week 1280
Week 134
Week 1432
Week 1555
Week 1667
Week 1762
Notes for Player Combination
 
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
Jonnu Smith
TE - NE
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Seahawks allowed the 2nd-most fantasy points to tight ends last season and while their defense should improve drastically with the addition of Jamal Adams, this is a game that should feature a positive passing game script for Atlanta. The Falcons threw the most passes per game in the NFL last season and Hurst is taking over the role that allowed Austin Hooper to finish as the TE3 last season. Hurst should be viewed as a low-end TE1 every week and he has top-five potential in this matchup.With longtime Titans' starting tight end Delanie Walker now out of the picture, Jonnu Smith has a massive opportunity to break out this season. The Titans will need to pass the ball more than last year - there's no way they finish last in attempts again - and with A.J. Bouye shadowing A.J. Brown, Smith should have some opportunities for completions. He's also a remarkable athlete with the ball in his hands, giving him elite YAC ability and a strong touchdown probability as well. He's a high-upside tight end this week.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
 Denver's secondary allowed the sixth-most receptions and fourth-most yards to tight ends in 2019.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 With Corey Davis a bit banged-up, and with Darrynton Evans out for Sunday's game, Jonnu Smith could see a slight uptick in usage on Monday night. The Broncos fielded a mid-pack defense against tight ends last year, and the Titans' top two tight ends combined for four catches and 51 yards last year. Now that Delanie Walker is gone, all of that work should fall in Smith's lap. I have Smith as a mid-tier TE2 for Week 1, but he should have a safer floor than most guys in his range.
Site Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
Tough matchup, might have a hard time of finding the endzone with Jamal Adams lurking. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Falcons gave up a second-round pick for him, highlighting just how valuable he was in their eyes. The Seahawks were the second-worst team in the league when it came to defending tight ends last year, but they did something about that this offseason. They went and snagged Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams. He saw 33 targets in coverage last year and allowed just 150 yards on them. While the scheme likely had something to do with it, the Jets (where Adams came from) were the third-best team against tight ends last year. Learning a new scheme can take time and this will be Adams' first game in a Seahawks uniform, so we might see some time to acclimate, but the same can be said for Hurst in the Falcons offense. I'm still expecting a lot of pass attempts for the Falcons in this game, so Hurst should be in the 5-8 target range, leaving him in the low-end TE1 range, though there's certainly some red tape surrounding this matchup.The Broncos faced the seventh-most targets to tight ends last year but allowed the 21st-most fantasy points. That highlights the efficiency they had. That's a problem for someone like Smith, who hasn't seen much volume in this offense. Despite Delanie Walker missing over half the season, Smith saw more than five targets just twice all year. He was highly efficient with those targets, averaging 10.0 yards per target. Are there more targets to go around in this offense this year? Teams averaged just 33.6 pass attempts per game, and a large part of that is due to their games averaging just 122.3 plays per game, which was the third-lowest mark in the league. The Titans also ranked in the bottom 12 for total plays per game, and it's why you're seeing the game total as low as it is. Because of the projected low-scoring/low-volume affair between these two, I'd prefer to hold off on Smith as a streamer. He's a TE2 this week.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
After two years of limited usage in Baltimore, Hurst finds himself on one of the most pass-friendly teams in the NFL with a great chance to find success in his new home. Seattle was one of the most fantasy-friendly defenses for TEs last season, and Hurst is a strong play in his debut for Atlanta. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Hurst is looking like a must-start option every week with his assumed role in this dynamic offense. However, expectations may need to be managed this week with Hurst if he draws coverage from Jamal Adams. Hurst should still be a fine start, but he may not have top-5 upside this week. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Seahawks were 31st against fantasy tight ends, but that was without S Jamal Adams. Seattle has a new look on defense this year, but Hurst plays with Matt Ryan and he should have at least TE1 impact in his first game with the Falcons.