Browns TE Austin Hooper (neck, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. Per Kevin Stefanski, Hooper is expected to play, but the late kickoff on Sunday night makes things tough.
CLE TE Austin Hooper - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 vs. Texans
Hooper had a disappointing game against the Chiefs, catching all three of his targets for only 27 yards. While he led tight ends with a 64.41% snap rate, he had a lower target share (11.11%) than fellow tight end David Njoku (18.52% ). Njoku finished second on the team with 102 air yards, so it's clear that the young tight end is knocking on the door for some fantasy relevance. There's a chance that Njoku's emergence can really put a dent in Hooper's fantasy value.
While the Texans defense struggled in virtually every facet of the game last year, they did do a good job defending tight ends, ranking 9th in aFPA last season. However, they did allow Jaguars' tight end David O'Shaughnessy to catch 6-of-8 targets for 48 yards. Having said that, it's hard to trust Hooper in this spot while he's contending for targets with Njoku. There are a lot of mouths to feed in this offense, even with OBJ sidelined and especially in this run-heavy game script.