Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Football profiles: Hayden Hurst
The Baltimore Ravens have not one, but two talented tight ends on their roster. So, now we take a look at Hayden Hurst’s potential Fantasy Football value…
Where some NFL teams struggle to find themselves a solid tight end, the Baltimore Ravens might have themselves a dominant duo at the position. The terrible-twosome of Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst gives the Ravens quite possibly the best tight end combo in football.
Right now, the perceived starter is Mark Andrews, who has more than earned this role after recording 34 receptions for 552 receiving yards and three touchdowns as a rookie in 2018. This gives us plenty of optimism surrounding Andrews’ Fantasy Football value for this upcoming season.
This is unpleasant news for the latter in Hayden Hurst, who was a first round draft choice in 2018 compared to Andrews being a third. The expectations were high for Hurst, and unfortunately he fell well short of his goals.
Hayden Hurst only played 12 games in 2018, reeling in 13 receptions for 163-yards and a touchdown. While far from impressive, Hurst was banged up most of the season. To call his rookie season a let down would be an understatement…
Thankfully, this doesn’t mean that he’s a bust just yet. In fact, Hurst could rebound nicely this season for Baltimore. Just how nice are we talking? Enough to give him some deep sleeper value in Fantasy Football. Entering 2019, he seems good to go and has bulked up big-time. Perhaps this could lead to some major red-zone looks?
Right now, the Ravens have one legit player for 50-50 balls in the end-zone in rookie Miles Boykin. While Boykin could thrive in this role, he’d be better suited for being an outside receiver for chunk plays. This gives Hayden Hurst a pass to the front of the line for looks in the end-zone. Don’t be surprised if he leads the team in touchdowns.
Mark Andrews in undoubtedly the “must have” tight end for the Baltimore Ravens in Fantasy Football this year. However, that doesn’t mean that Hayden Hurst can’t find success. We’ve seen two tight end systems yield great Fantasy Football success before, and a lack of wide receiver depth gives Hurst an excellent chance to out-play our projections and be an awesome match-up player.
Final projections: 35 receptions, 375 receiving yards, seven touchdowns