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Hayden Hurst Fantasy Football News 2020

Falcons TE Hayden Hurst told ESPN's Mina Kimes that he's been making the 5-hour drive from Jacksonville to Atlanta to catch passes from QB Matt Ryan for the past 4 weeks. "That’s helping me a lot," Hurst said. "That’s really going to pay off during training camp." Acquired from the Ravens in March, Hurst hasn't been able to get any official workouts in with his new team due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But any chemistry he can build with his QB is good news for his 2020 fantasy outlook. Hurst as TE1 upside this season as he replaces Austin Hooper, who averaged 6.4 targets per game over the last 2 seasons.

The Ravens have traded TE Hayden Hurst and a 4th-round pick to the Falcons in exchange for 2nd- and 5th-rounders. The 25th overall pick of the 2018 draft was a bust in Baltimore, totaling just 43 catches for 512 yards and 3 TDs over the past 2 seasons. Hurst is still just 26, though, and closed his college career with 48-616-1 and 44-559-2 receiving lines. There should be untapped pass-catching potential here. And Hurst now gets a major opportunity in Atlanta, where TE Austin Hooper and his 6.4 targets per game over the last 2 seasons just walked out the door.

Ravens TE Mark Andrews (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Jets after putting in limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll get his official status around 7 pm ET tomorrow. Andrews will be a risk/reward TE1 if active. If not, Hayden Hurst figures to step in as Baltimore's lead pass-catching TE.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Ravens TE Mark Andrews has been diagnosed with a contusion between his knee and thigh. "Indication is it’s nothing major," Schefter adds. It sounds like Andrews isn't looking at a long-term absence, but it's unclear if he'll be ready for Thursday night's game against the Jets. His absence would leave Baltimore with TEs Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle.

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Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (foot) is active for today’s game against the Browns. It’s unclear how big a role the rookie will play in his debut. Hurst would be a flier in fantasy lineups today.

The Ravens expect rookie TE Hayden Hurst (foot) to play Sunday against the Browns "and even start," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. We'll watch to see the 1st-round pick's role in his return, but there are TE targets available. Maxx Williams, Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle have combined for 41 targets -- a 23.4% share -- all falling between 12 and 16 looks so far.

Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Browns. We're expecting him to make his debut in this one but will find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. Hurst would be a flier in Week 5 fantasy lineups, but he could quickly become a viable spot-start option.

Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (foot) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Steelers. He returned to practice this week and might be eyeing a Week 5 debut.

Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (foot) is questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers after a limited week of practice. It’s unclear if he’s ready to make his NFL debut. Hurst shouldn’t be in your Week 4 fantasy plans but could quickly emerge as a spot-start option.

Ravens TE Hayden Hurst practiced on Wednesday for the 1st time since undergoing surgery in late August to repair a stress fracture in his foot. It's unclear if the rookie will play against the Steelers on Sunday night, but he's clearly making progress. Hurst seemed set to play a significant role in Baltimore's passing game before that injury. And Ravens TEs have accounted for 22.7% of the team's targets so far. Hurst could become a spot-start option later this season.

Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (foot) is out for Sunday’s opener against the Bills. No surprise here. Hurst had surgery on August 24 to repair a stress fracture in his foot and was slapped with a 3-4 week timetable for return. The short end of that timetable would give him a shot to play next week, but a Week 3 debut for the rookie seems more realistic. There’s no Ravens TE worth using in fantasy lineups this week.

Ravens TE Hayden Hurst is undergoing foot surgery on Friday to repair a stress fracture in his foot. He'll have a screw inserted to stabilize the area. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Hurst is expected to miss 3-4 weeks, but that sounds very optimistic to us. Foot injuries tend to be extremely tricky -- and we often see setbacks and/or compensatory issues pop up. Hurst seemed set to play a significant role in Baltimore's passing game, but this news should knock him out of your draft plans. Baltimore will open the season with some combination of Nick Boyle, Maxx Williams and rookie Mark Andrews at TE. None of them are worth picks in your fantasy draft. Hurst's absence should just mean more targets for WRs Michael Crabtree and John Brown.

Ravens OC Marty Mornhinweg said TE Hayden Hurst has "made a huge jump both in-line and with his route running." CBS' Jason LaCanfora attended Baltimore's joint practices with the Rams over the past 2 days and saw Hurst make a bunch of big plays. "He should be an immediate contributor if he can avoid nagging injuries," La Canfora concluded. Rookie TEs rarely make significant fantasy impacts, but Hurst has a shot to see enough volume to at least be a spot-start option..

Ravens TE Hayden Hurst has missed the first few days of training camp with a soft-tissue injury. It doesn't sound serious, but HC John Harbaugh said Monday that it's "not ideal" that Hurst is sidelined. It's tough enough for rookie TEs to make significant fantasy impacts -- and missing practice time certainly doesn't help. Hurst is no more than a late-round flier right now.

The Ravens added Oklahoma TE Mark Andrews in the 3rd round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He joins 1st-rounder Hayden Hurst in Baltimore's TE room. Andrews isn't much of a blocker but turned into 1 of Baker Mayfield's top targets over the past 2 years. He posted a 31-489-7 line in 2016 and then exploded for 62 catches, 958 yards and 8 scores this past year. Andrews tested as a mediocre 44th percentile athlete and will never be a big-play threat at the next level. But there's some Jason Witten-esque craftiness to his game.

The Ravens selected South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst with the 25th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Hurst goes 6’5, 250 pounds and tested as a 46th percentile athlete. He totaled 92 catches and 1,175 yards over the past 2 seasons — but just 3 TDs. He didn’t ‘wow’ us on tape, either. Hurst won’t lack for opportunity in Baltimore, especially after the Ravens made a significant investment in him. But we’d be surprised if he developed into more than a low-end TE1.


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