Hooper had a quiet game against the Eagles and has a couple of tough matchups coming out of the team's Week 11 bye. His playing time has spiked to the low 70% range with Tamme out, so he'll be in the streaming conversation the rest of the way.
Tamme is scheduled to get a second opinion Wednesday on the right shoulder he injured Oct. 30 against Green Bay. It's highly likely Tamme will then have surgery Thursday. Hooper likely takes over as the pass catching TE. He put up some decent fantasy numbers ... until last week against the Eagles where he had just one catch for eight yards and a couple of drops. In the two weeks before he caught a total of eight passes for 87 yards and a TD.
Following a tough road loss on Sunday, the Falcons get a chance to reset and get healthy this week.
The bye week comes at a perfect time as a few key players for Atlanta are dealing with significant injuries.
Tevin Coleman, Desmond Trufant and Jacob Tamme all missed the Falcons’ Week 10 contest and head coach Dan Quinn provided an update on their statuses on Monday.
“We expect [Tevin Coleman] to be fully participating in the Arizona week after the bye,” Quinn said. “Jacob Tamme will be out, he’s going to get a second opinion and consultation on a possible surgery for his shoulder. We are hopeful [Trufant] will be back practicing the Arizona week, as well. He’s improving with his shoulder.”
Nov 11, 2016 · 7:00 PM EST
Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 10. Austin Hooper is a Sneaky Start again this week.