Devin Hester Fantasy News

Falcons Beat: WR Justin Hardy a 'secret weapon'

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 8:38pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Atlanta Falcons have some intriguing options at wide receiver heading into 2015. This includes the obvious options of Julio Jones and Roddy White, but also Leonard Hankerson, Devin Hester and none other than rookie Justin Hardy. Hardy, for one, is a player who has massive upside and potential. Brian Jones of 247Sports is obviously a big believer in this, as he called Hardy the "secret weapon" for the Falcons.

"The answer is simple. It’s always good to have a plethora of weapons on offense, but Hardy is a weapon that no one will be talking about until the 2015 season gets rolling and makes plays. And the reason that Hardy will be a secret weapon is also simple. Hardy played at a smaller school (East Carolina), and he’s not the biggest receiver as he stands a shade over six-feet tall." Jones explained.

He continued by breaking down exactly what Hardy did during his career with the Pirates.

"But being overlooked is nothing new to Hardy. In fact, East Carolina did not offer him a scholarship his freshman year. He made his way on the team as a walk-on, but earned a scholarship the following season. From there, he became the NCAA’s career all-time reception leader, and was awarded the Burlsworth Trophy which is given to the most outstanding player who started his career as a walk-on." said Jones.

It's hard to argue with his point. Hardy has serious potential and the fact that he fell to the fourth-round in the 2015 NFL draft was a bit of a surprise to everyone. The Falcons nabbed the talented receiver and have to be happy about where they got him.

Fantasy Impact:

Hardy likely won't get drafted in typical leagues and he's way down our WR list. Jones and White are obviously the studs, but it's not out of the question Hardy could earn some playing by passing Hankerson and Hester on the depth chart. Right now he's just a name to keep in the back of your mind.

Falcons WR Justin Hardy 'made a good first impression'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 11:22pm

Atlanta Falcons - [Full Article]

Third-round draft pick Justin Hardy has made a good first impression on some of his fellow skill position players. On Tuesday, Matt Ryan praised the WR for his consistent improvements; today, Julio Jones commended Hardy for the way he’s responded to challenges thrown his way.

Fantasy Impact:

Hardy is competing with Devin Hester and Leonard Hankerson for snaps behind Julio Jones and Roddy White. He has a chance to be the third receiver for the Falcons, which doesn’t hold much fantasy value without an injury to a player higher on the depth chart.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (wrist, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (wrist) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (wrist) practiced fully Wednesday.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 11.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Devin Hester should continue to play extra snaps with Douglas out.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. Douglas remains out. Devin Hester is a Sneaky Start in a revenge game against his old team.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (hamstring, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 6. Hester is still dealing with an ankle injury from Week 3, but we’re expecting him to play against his old team on Sunday.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Hester is still dealing with an ankle injury from Week 3, but we’re expecting him to play against his old team on Sunday.

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