1. TE Austin Hooper
Hooper had a decent game as a no. 2 tight end in the Falcons’ offense, catching all 5 of his targets for 41 yards (4 fantasy points). With Jacob Tamme out, he will have increased opportunities on the field against the Buccaneers.
The Bucs also have some issues covering tight ends and backs, with poor safety and linebacker coverage play in recent weeks. If Hooper is matched up with a linebacker like aging 13 year veteran Daryl Smith, he could be a strong contender for TE1 or FLEX in your fantasy football lineup.
Check all of the Falcons’ players fantasy scores for Week 9 and past weeks here.