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Hayden Hurst
ADP: 18.4
Bye: 10
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 28.8
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 250
40 Time: 4.67
Speed Score: 105.90
SPARQx (Rank): 101.50 (34%)
Burst Score (Rank): 115.10 (42%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.56 (50%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 9.97 (45%)

Hayden Hurst's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#20 Tight End

85.6 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
18.4 53 556.4 5 0.8 0

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Basic StatsHayden Hurst's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Hurst has averaged just 2.2 receptions per game through 4 NFL seasons.
  • He ranks just 41st in yards per target (7.2) over the past 4 years among TEs with 40+ targets.
  • Cincinnati’s lead TE in 2021, C.J. Uzomah, tied for 21st at the position in total targets. He drew just 2 end-zone looks, tying for 40th among TEs.
  • The Bengals have ranked 29th in the league in TE target share each of the past 2 seasons.
  • Hurst signed a 1-year, $3.5 million contract ($2 million guaranteed) in free agency after Uzomah left for the Jets.
  • “We feel like that guy can be a real weapon and asset for us this year,” Zac Taylor told reporters in late March.
  • The Ravens traded Hurst to Atlanta, 2 years after drafting him in the 1st round (ahead of Lamar Jackson). The Falcons declined his 5th-year option after basically swapping a 2nd-round pick for him.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

There’s some scoring opportunity in what should be a robust Cincinnati offense, but it’s hard to like Hurst outside of best-ball formats. The Bengals haven’t been generous with TE targets since Zay Taylor arrived, and Hurst has already played his way off 2 teams that invested more in him than Cincinnati has.

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Hayden Hurst, TE CIN

4:22pm EDT 3/17/22

Bengals sign Hurst

The Bengals agreed to a 1-year deal with TE Hayden Hurst. It's a solid landing spot for the former 1st-round pick. Hurst figures to step into C.J. Uzomah's role, which produced a 49-493-5 line in 16 games last season. Uzomah finished 19th among TEs in PPR points while seeing 12% of Bengals targets. Hurst will likely struggle to reach every-week TE1 status without injuries to Cincinnati's WR corps. But he should bring intriguing upside as a spot-start option in lineup-setting leagues and is a fine TE2 target in best ball.

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Falcons TE Hayden Hurst (ankle) is out for Thursday night's game vs. the Patriots. Hurst has played 52% of Atlanta's offensive snaps this season but averaged just 2.8 targets per game, so there's not much fantasy impact here.

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It was easy to write off Falcons TE Hayden Hurst after the team drafted Kyle Pitts 4th overall and declined the 5th-year option on Hurst's rookie contract (making this the final year on his deal). But Matt Urben of Falcons Wire says to "look for Hurst to be a featured player" in the offense this year, which is expected to deploy multiple TEs as part of the plan to replace WR Julio Jones' production. We'll have to see just what Hurst's role looks like, but we saw HC Arthur Smith use Jonnu Smith and Anthony Firkser simultaneously with last year's Titans. The biggest draw to Hurst is an ADP that will find him undrafted in most fantasy football leagues.

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Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports that Falcons TE Hayden Hurst has shed 18 pounds vs. last year's playing weight (down to 250). Hurst -- who had his 5th-year option declined by the team this offseason -- still appears headed for a significant role in the offense. McElhaney writes: "Because of [Arthur] Smith's scheme, there are just as many opportunities for Hurst as [Kyle] Pitts. And if training camp is any indicator, we'll see both of them on the field together a lot." That's worth keeping in mind as you navigate reserve TE territory in best-ball drafts. Hurst sits just 27th among TEs in current FFPC best-ball ADP.

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The Falcons selected Florida TE Kyle Pitts with the 4th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. It’s the highest a TE has ever been picked. Pitts stands nearly 6’6 and 245 pounds with a massive, 83 3/8” wingspan. As a junior in 2020, he tallied 43-770-12 across only 8 games. That sample included monster lines against Alabama (7-129-1), Tennessee (7-128) and Ole Miss (8-170-4). The 20-year-old has the movement skills and versatility of a future WR1, making him a bit of a cheat code at TE. For further confirmation of his dominance, Pitts tested very well with a 4.44 forty time (98th percentile) and a 129-inch broad jump (97th percentile). He joins Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley to give the Falcons 1 of the best groups of pass-catchers in the league. We’ll probably see a lot of 2-TE sets in Atlanta this year with Pitts and Hayden Hurst under former Titans TEs coach and new Falcons HC Arthur Smith.

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Hayden Hurst, TE CIN
Dynasty MVP 61.0
Position Rank #24 TE
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As a free agent, Hurst landed in one of the best possible spots this winter. Cincy, after losing C.J. Uzomah to the Jets, acquired a potential 3-down starter to plug into its dynamic offense. Just note that Hurst will play on a 1-year deal.
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