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Hayden Hurst

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105 FPTS

RANK: 20


120 FPTS

RANK: 18


29 yrs


6'4'' / 250 lbs


South Carolina

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Should practice Friday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-06-01

Coach Frank Reich said he expects Hurst (sports hernia) to participate in individual drills at OTAs on Friday, David Newton of reports.

The 29-year-old has been sidelined for the start of Carolina's voluntary offseason workouts after he underwent offseason surgery for a sports hernia, but he's nearing his return to the field. Hurst agreed to a three-year contract with the Panthers in March and should have plenty of time to get back to full healthy before the start of training camp.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 PIT Outdoor 73° 9.6 12th 1.92-7.044.5854609.24.84.40%21015%26%61%14%
2 @DAL Dome 93° 7.4 22nd 1.48-7.042.5752404.81.83.00%00020%20%73%7%
3 @NYJ Outdoor 67° 1.7 56th 1.70-6.545.521707.05.02.050%0006%19%54%23%
4 MIA Outdoor 63° 11.7 11th 3.90-4.047.5432719.02.36.70%10013%14%67%14%
5 @BAL Outdoor 52° 17.3 4th 2.883.048.5765318.85.83.00%20021%20%61%16%
6 @NO Dome 78° 5.1 25th 1.70-3.043.5332107.04.72.30%0008%31%54%15%
7 ATL Outdoor 72° 10.8 8th 1.80-6.547.5864808.05.52.50%20019%36%38%24%
8 @CLE Outdoor 66° 8.2 18th 2.05-3.547.54442010.57.33.30%11012%24%63%11%
9 CAR Outdoor 68° 8.5 11th 1.70-7.043.5553507.04.82.20%10017%24%62%15%
11 @PIT Outdoor 27° 4.8 20th 2.40-3.541.53228014.05.09.00%1108%21%56%23%
12 @TEN Outdoor 56° 11.7 10th 1.95-0.542.5965709.53.75.80%21025%26%59%15%
13 KC Outdoor 57° 3.2 34th 1.602.551.5321206.06.00.00%00010%0%56%44%
18 BAL Outdoor 38° 5.4 31st 1.35-11.041.5541403.5-0.54.020%00013%33%54%13%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 7 71.31.617th5.44.1320.
Home Retractable Dome 13 80.61.6017th4.63.2280.
Away Outdoor 15 60.51.8049th4.13.0280.
Away Dome 4 41.52.0352nd3.02.3240.310.44.06.40%
Away Retractable Dome 3 22.81.7132nd5.03.3320.

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2018 25 BAL 12 0 35 59th2313163112.5760%6304%24%57%9%
2019 26 BAL 16 4 77 34th3930349211.6750%15419%28%48%13%
2020 27 ATL 16 9 149 10th8856571610.2647%245015%39%54%7%
2021 28 ATL 13 5 64 36th312622138.5530%8106%28%56%13%
2022 29 CIN 13 13 105 20th685241428.0444%124011%24%59%16%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Recovering from sports hernia

Latest Headline: Published 2023-05-22

Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Hurst (sports hernia) is recovering from a procedure and progressing well, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Hurst is absent from the start of Carolina's voluntary offseason workouts due to his rehab. While Reich didn't offer an exact timeframe for his expected return, it doesn't seem as though Hurst is in danger of missing significant time. The veteran tight end signed a three-year contract with the Panthers this offseason, putting him in prime position to act as one of the top pass catchers for No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young and Andy Dalton once Hurst is healthy.

Finds home in Carolina

Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-15

Hurst agreed Wednesday with the Panthers on a three-year contract, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Hurst proved to be a competent starter while with Cincinnati on a one-year deal in 2022, logging a 52-414-2 receiving line on 68 targets over 13 regular-season appearances. He now gets a chance to lead Carolina's tight end room, which also features complementary options Ian Thomas and Tommy Tremble. All signs point to the Panthers grabbing a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft, and the presence of a reliable tight end like Hurst should be helpful in developing whichever young signal-caller Carolina taps to direct the offense.

Future uncertain

Latest Headline: Published 2023-02-01

Hurst had four catches on five targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs.

Signed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal this offseason, Hurst enjoyed a nice bounce-back campaign in Cincinnati despite missing three games due to a calf injury. After generating a 52-414-2 receiving line on 68 targets over his 13 appearances during the regular season, Hurst likely won't be keen on settling for a one-year deal as he heads back into free agency this spring. Even if the 29-year-old tight end does end up signing another one-year contract, he should at least be in store for a slight bump in pay whether he returns to Cincinnati or heads elsewhere.

Good to go for AFC title game

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-27

Hurst (calf) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs after practicing fully Friday.

Hurst proclaimed himself healthy earlier in the day Friday, and his confidence was validated by the official injury report. The starting tight end was a limited participant in practice Thursday, but it appears that limited session was precautionary. Hurst has caught nine of 12 targets for 104 yards, one touchdown and one fumble lost through two games this postseason.

In line to play Sunday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-27

Hurst (calf) is on track to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Coach Zac Taylor relayed that Hurst, who was limited Thursday, had a good practice Friday, which sets the stage for the tight end to be available versus Kansas City. The Bengals' final injury report will clarify both Hurst's participation level Friday, as well as whether or not he carries an official injury designation into the weekend.

Added to injury report

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-26

Hurst (calf) was limited at practice Thursday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Hurst practiced fully Wednesday, so the tight end's addition to the Bengals' injury report makes his status worth tracking as Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs approaches. He dealt with a calf issue back in December, but it's unclear if his listed limitations Thursday are indicative of a setback in practice or a case of workload management.

Scores in Sunday's win

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-22

Hurst caught five of six targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Bills in the AFC divisional round.

Hurst capped Cincinnati's second series with a 15-yard touchdown catch after running wide open. The tight end later helped quarterback Joe Burrow move the sticks consistently , nearly leading the team in receiving yards on a snowy day. Next up for Hurst and the Bengals is a meeting against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. In facing Kansas City during Week 13 of the regular season, Hurst caught only two passes for 12 yards in a 27-24 win.

Nearly scores in postseason win

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-15

Hurst caught four of six targets for 45 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 24-17 wild-card round win over the Ravens.

Hurst had a couple of breaks go against him in this one. He lost a fumble in the second quarter and had a touchdown reversed on replay, coming just short of the goal line on an 18-yard catch. The tight end finished second on the team in receiving yards behind Ja'Marr Chase (84) while tying Tee Higgins for second behind Chase in both targets and catches. Hurst seems to have put his late-season calf injury behind him heading into the Bengals' trip to Buffalo for the AFC divisional round.

Modest production in win

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-11

Hurst caught four of five targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 27-16 win over the Ravens.

After missing the Bengals' previous three games with a calf injury, Hurst reclaimed his role as Cincinnati's top tight end. He played 73 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps, and his four catches were third-most of any Cincinnati pass catcher. Hurst wrapped up the regular season with 52 receptions for 414 yards and two touchdowns on 68 targets across 13 appearances.

Practices fully, set to play Monday

Latest Headline: Published 2022-12-29

Hurst (calf) was a full practice participant Thursday, Andrew Gillis of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The full session to open Week 17 prep sets the stage for Hurst to make his return to the lineup after missing the Bengals' last three games with the calf injury. Assuming he experiences no setbacks as the week rolls along, Hurst should reclaim his role as the Bengals' top tight end, sending Mitchell Wilcox back to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart in the process. In his 12 appearances on the season, Hurst has put together a 48-400-2 receiving line on 63 targets.

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