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What to do with Hayden Hurst in Week 3 fantasy football

Get the Falcons’ tight end into your lineup this week.

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After a slow start to the season, Atlanta’s much-ballyhooed offseason addition played a big role in the Falcons’ offense last week. It’s a good sign for his fantasy outlook moving forward.

Fantasy Football analysis: Falcons TE Hayden Hurst

Hurst had just 38 yards on three catches in Week 1, far from the kind of production we expected when the Falcons upgraded the position in the offseason. But he looked the part last week against Dallas, rolling up 72 yards and a touchdown on five catches. Just as encouraging were his eight targets, third most on the team, which is no small feat given the receiving corps here.

As long as your fantasy league doesn’t subtract points for boneheaded onside kick decisions, Hurst is a good fit for lineups this week too. The Bears have given up 120 yards and a touchdown to opposing tight ends in two games this season, and Atlanta’s high-volume pass attack means the targets should be there.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Hayden Hurst.