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College: South Carolina | Rookie
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 245 lbs
Birth Date: 8/24/1993
2019 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 35.3
Avg Pts: 2.21
Rank: 26 TE

2019 RTSports Outlook

Hurst played 12 games his rookie year but suffered a stress fracture in his foot before the start of the year, which seemed to slow him during the season. He had the screw removed from the foot this offseason, though, and will be 100 percent healthy for the start of camp and the season. Hurst had 13 receptions for 163 yards and a score in his 12 games. He was pretty mediocre much of the year. Hurst might not start this year because of the blocking ability of Nick Boyle, but he will serve as the top pass-catching tight end on the roster. Hurst catches the ball well and has enough speed to make big plays down the field. Hurst also is a willing blocker that continues to get better in that area.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Hurst will get some looks but would be better served for fantasy teams in another offense. He will lose out on playing time in the run-first offense to Boyle. Plus, the Ravens aren't going to air it out as often as other teams, which also limits Hurst. He should be considered backup material. He can get 40 or so receptions for 500 yards with four or five touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

With the 25th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selectedHayden Hurst, tight end from the University of South Carolina.With these words, the excitement for Hurst to play with Joe Flacco in Baltimore became overwhelming. The end result was definitely underwhelming.In 12 games as a rookie, Hurst had a total of 13 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown. That's for the entire season. His athletic ability was undermined by an early foot injury which he was unable to overcome and Mark Andrews became the rookie tight end to own for the Ravens. This was until Lamar Jackson became the quarterback. At this point, like with the rest of the team, no receiver was truly valuable.Coming into 2019, fantasy owners are higher on Andrews then they are Hurst. Andrews was able to build a rapport with Jackson over the second half of the season while Hurst continued to play catch-up. But he has added 20 pounds of muscle this offseason and still has a first-round pedigree, so he is not going away. This said, Flacco is now in Denver and we really dont know what to expect in year two of the Lamar Jackson experiment. While Andrews is a safer draft pick, neither one should be drafted as a starter right now. Hurst is at best a TE2 in 14-team leagues with upside for more but the floor remains too low to trust.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Jun 30 2:20am ET

Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst (hamstring) was dealing with a hamstring injury during spring practices, but he believes he is over the foot injury which slowed him during his 2018 season. He added 15 pounds of muscle in an effort to prevent the defense from pushing him around, and he believes working against the Baltimore secondary will help him get better, too. Hurst should be selected in the late rounds on draft day in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams due to his upside.

From RotoBaller

Jun 27 12:03pm ET

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (hamstring) said he is good to go for training camp.

Fantasy Spin: Hurst said he was never 100 percent last season from foot surgery and posted a 34-552-3 line. Lamar Jackson will lean on tight ends, and Hurst could still be a sneaky TE2, despite Mark Andrews' ascent.

Jun 23 9:23pm ET

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (hamstring) was able to participate in minicamp after dealing with a hamstring injury during OTAs.

Jun 6 5:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that tight end Hayden Hurst (hamstring) was held out of practice on Thursday due to a tweaked hamstring, but he should be back for minicamp next week. Hurst, a first-rounder last year, had just 13 receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown in 12 games due to injuries in his rookie season. He's still dealing with injuries and despite his pass-catching upside, he has a lot to prove before fantasy owners will start believing in him. It doesn't help that he's stuck in a run-first offense with a quarterback that has accuracy issues.

From RotoBaller

Jun 6 2:43pm ET

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (hamstring) was held out of organized team activities Thursday, June 6, for precautionary reasons after tweaking a hamstring, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

May 30 5:40pm ET

Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst said that he put on 20 pounds of muscle in the offseason and has something to prove in 2019. The 25-year-old first-round pick only had 13 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown in 12 games in his rookie season. He lost time due to injury but still has pass-catching upside, but he'll have to compete with Nick Boyle and Mark Andrews for playing time. Consider Hurst a low-end TE2 in 2019 with upside to improve in his sophomore season, but the ceiling still remains on the low side in a run-first offense.

From RotoBaller

Apr 13 10:13pm ET

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst said he was 'just average' as a rookie but believes he is capable of more in 2019 now that he has fully recovered from a foot injury.

Feb 20 5:20pm ET

Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst (foot), who was the 25th overall pick in last year's draft, said an X-ray showed he is now 100 percent after he had a screw removed from his foot. Hurst went down with a stress fracture in August and played in 12 games in his rookie season, catching only 13 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams will be free agents, so Hurst and 2018 third-round pick Mark Andrews could compete for playing time in 2019. Hurst is only 25 and has pass-catching upside, but he's still probably only an asset in dynasty/keeper leagues to begin next season. He could become a waiver wire pickup if he sees considerable playing time and proves he's healthy.

From RotoBaller

Feb 19 4:13pm ET

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (foot) is fully healthy again after a screw was recently removed from the foot he fractured last August. Hurst was able to play in 12 games in his rookie year.

Player Transactions
  • 19-Jun-2018: BAL - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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