Hayden Hurst, TE Baltimore Ravens

General Info

  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 250 lbs
  • DOB: 08-24-1993

Rankings

BAL Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Raven QBs 'trust' TE Hayden Hurst to make plays

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 9:02am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst said both Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson have quickly gotten comfortable throwing the ball to their new teammate.

“It’s been awesome,” Hurst said on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn. “They both bring different things to the table. Joe has an extremely talented arm. He’s been doing it for years, Super Bowl MVP. And, of course, Lamar brings a whole different dynamic with his legs to the game. Both of those guys can throw it where they want it. They’ll put it up even when I’m not open and they trust me to go make a play. And that’s what I tell them I’m going to do: ‘If you’re ever in trouble, just put it up. I’m going to make a play for you guys.'”

Fantasy Impact:

Hurst is our No. 19 ranked tight end list. Rookie tight ends often need time to adjust to the NFL and don't make immediate fantasy impacts, but the position is such a big need for the Ravens that Hurst should get some chances to produce fantasy numbers. At this point, he's more of a late-round flier in deeper leagues.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Hurst looks more pro-ready than most rookie tight ends, as he’s already 24 years old and has the size and athleticism to compete on the line and down the seam. Hurst plays with a nasty streak that should allow him to win the job early on, a job the Ravens have been trying to fill since Todd Heap left after the 2010 season. Hurst will get every opportunity to show he can be a similarly impactful player at the position.

Fantasy Downside

Rookie tight ends don’t typically put up consistent fantasy numbers and the Baltimore offense in general has been marred by inconsistency throughout the franchise’s entire existence. This has been especially the case under quarterback Joe Flacco, who is coming off a season where he averaged only 5.72 yards per completion, a career-low. Hurst will also need to beat out holdovers Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle for playing time, and his potential as a willing blocker might make him a better football player than a fantasy producer.

2018 Bottom Line

Hurst is an excellent dynasty option for fantasy owners looking at his long-term potential as a starter. In redraft leagues, he has speculative value as a priority waiver wire pickup due to his potential for a high number of targets. However, until he shows he has the job locked down and the Ravens show some offensive consistency, he’ll be a risky option in most leagues.

2018 Strength of Schedule - BAL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
BUF
24
@CIN
27
DEN
2
@PIT
32
@CLE
22
@TEN
5
NO
8
@CAR
2
PIT
BYE24
CIN
18
OAK
14
@ATL
6
@KC
10
TB
1
@LAC
32
CLE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

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