Fantasy Football: Why Hayden Hurst could be a steal at the tight end position

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After losing Pro Bowl tight end Austin Hooper this offseason, the Atlanta Falcons went out and acquired former first round pick Hayden Hurst to help fill the void.

Hurst has underachieved since entering the NFL in 2018, hauling in just 43 receptions for 512 yards and three touchdowns over his first two seasons. With the emergence of Mark Andrews, Hurst was deplorable for the Baltimore Ravens and the Falcons swooped in to take him off their hands.

There’s certainly reason to believe Hurst can finally come into his own in Atlanta. He’ll likely be their primary tight end and the Falcons have put their tight ends to great use over the years.

If you find yourself without a starting tight end late into your fantasy drafts this season, taking a flier on Hurst could pay off in a big way for your fantasy squad.