Austin Hooper – Tight End
Standard – 9.32 Points PPR – 16.77 Points
Austin Hooper had his best volume game, and second highest fantasy score of the season against the Steelers. The Atlanta Falcons must have seen something on film that let them know the tight end could be maximized.
Hooper had seasons highs of nine catches for 77 yards in the contest. Unfortunately he failed to score a touchdown or he would have really had a monster day. Yet and still, he finished as the eleventh highest scoring tight end for week five.
Week Five Outlook
Austin Hooper has as good of a matchup as one could get, this week against Tampa Bay. Tampa is allowing the most fantasy points to opponent’s tight ends. The only concern is will there be enough footballs for all the Atlanta Falcons talented weapons.
Advice: Start Austin Hooper
Running back Tevin Coleman and the Atlanta Falcons run game, struggled for the third consecutive game. Part of the reason for his struggles last week, was the fact that he had to split carries with Devonta Freeman, who returned from injury.
Tevin Coleman carried the ball seven times for a miniscule 15 yards. That’s a sub par 2.1 yards per carry. Tevin’s longest run was only eight yards, and he failed to score a touchdown. Running to the left side has been especially difficult since Wes Schweitzer replaced the injured Andy Levitre.
Coleman also only contributed two catches for 15 yards in the passing game.
Week Six Forecast
Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for Sundays game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This means Tevin Coleman will have the lion’s share of the carries once again.
Tampa surprisingly ranks as the NFL’s fourth best run defense. However they allow the seventh most fantasy points to running backs. This means Coleman will have an opportunity to do some damage as a receiver this week. If should be a nice bounce back game for Tevin.