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What to do with Austin Hooper in Week 4 fantasy football

Can Austin Hooper start to become more of a factor in the passing game for the Browns against the Cowboys in Week 4?

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper misses a catch during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium.  Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are looking to extend their winning streak to three games against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. Cleveland has been a run-first team in 2020. That's hurt the fantasy football of several pass catchers, including Austin Hooper.

Fantasy Football analysis: Browns TE Austin Hooper

Hopper only has seven receptions for 62 yards so far this season and ranks fourth on the browns in catches and targets (10). Kareem Hunt has one more target than Hooper, who is also behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry in the pecking order. OBJ is dealing with a back injury and was limited in practice on Thursday. Hunt didn’t practice at all on Thursday because of a groin injury. If these two miss time, I’d expect the offensive focus to shift to Jarvis Landry and Nick Chubb.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit Hooper. The Browns are a running team and prefer throwing to several other target over him.