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Justin Hardy

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Atlanta Falcons

2017 Receiving Stats

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20

Yds

221

TD

3

Avg

11.1

Tar

29

2018 Receiving Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Though he has never eclipsed 21 receptions in any of his three NFL seasons, Hardy has been notably efficient with the opportunities that have been afforded to him, ranking second among Falcons wide re...

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Shoulder
HT: 5' 10"   WT: 192   DOB: 12/18/1991
College: East Carolina  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Hardy Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $2.82 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2015.

May 30, 2018  –  Justin Hardy News

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Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that Hardy (shoulder) will likely be back to full strength by the time training camp arrives, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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Justin Hardy NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 19 CFB 10 64 658 6 0 10.3 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 13 88 1105 11 0 12.6 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 21 CFB 13 114 1284 8 0 11.3 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2014 22 CFB 13 121 1494 10 0 12.3 - - - - - - 1 7 - 1 - - - - - -
2015 23 ATL 9 21 194 0 36 9.2 5.4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 ATL 16 21 203 4 31 9.7 6.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 52 0 0 0 0 0
2017 25 ATL 16 20 221 3 29 11.1 7.6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018 Proj 26 ATL Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Justin Hardy

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Justin Hardy Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 19 CFB 10 10.4 16.8 13.6 6 66 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 20 CFB 13 13.6 20.3 17.0 7 85 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 21 CFB 13 14.0 22.8 18.4 9 99 - - - 0 0 - - -
2014 22 CFB 13 17.1 26.4 21.7 9 115 - - - 0 1 - - -
2015 23 ATL 9 2.2 4.5 3.3 2 22 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 ATL 16 2.8 4.1 3.4 1 13 10 9 6 0 0 0 0 0
2017 25 ATL 16 2.5 3.8 3.1 1 14 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Proj 26 ATL Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Justin Hardy

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Justin Hardy – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #1 Kick Returner, #1 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

383

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Justin Hardy was on the field for 383 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

191

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Justin Hardy was on the field for 191 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 337 64
2016 291 220
2017 383 191
Justin Hardy 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Chi 15 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 GB 19 13 1 19 0 2 19.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Det 15 21 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Buf 58 10 2 12 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Mia 42 6 3 34 0 3 11.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NE 9 12 2 21 0 2 10.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NYJ 9 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Car 20 16 2 26 0 2 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 21 11 2 7 1 2 3.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
11 @Sea 17 15 3 27 0 4 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 TB 25 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Min 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 NO 22 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @TB 21 7 2 33 1 4 16.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
16 @NO 21 13 1 10 0 1 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Car 58 10 2 32 0 3 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @LAR 28 5 1 3 0 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Phi 36 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Measurables Overview for Justin Hardy  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   192 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   6.63 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   32.13 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   114 in
POOR
Bench Press:   11 reps
WEAK
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Justin Hardy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hardy (shoulder) appeared to be doing rehab work on a side field Tuesday, ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure reports.

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Hardy (shoulder) could see an uptick in both targets and production now that Taylor Gabriel is likely headed to free agency.

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Hardy recently underwent surgery on his right shoulder and is expected to recover in "a few weeks," Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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Hardy didn't have a ball thrown his way in Saturday's divisional-round loss to the Eagles.

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Hardy's lone target went for a three-yard reception in the 26-13 wild-card victory over the Rams on Saturday.

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Hardy caught two balls for 33 yards and a touchdown to help lead the Falcons past the Buccaneers 24-21 on Monday.

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Hardy caught two balls for seven yards against the Cowboys, but one of those receptions went for a three-yard touchdown in the 27-7 win.

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Hardy caught both passes thrown his way for 26 yards, but the Falcons fell, 20-17, to the Panthers.

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Hardy caught three passes for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

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Hardy (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter reports.

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Hardy was held out of the Falcons' practice Wednesday with an illness, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Despite finding the end zone four times in 2016, many people expected more out of Hardy last season. In the pass-happy offense, fantasy owners hoped Hardy would be the beneficiary of the extra attention being paid to Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. However, it was Taylor Gabriel who stepped into that role, and he found the end zone seven times. Hardy is entering his third season, so there's still time for him to find his stride and be a regular contributor to this offense, but with so many weapons, it's unlikely that Hardy will see much more than a few targets per game. He could also end up having extra value on special teams with the departure of Eric Weems.

2016

When Roddy White was released in early March, it appeared that Hardy would become the de facto starter across from Julio Jones, but the Falcons decided to make a move and sign Mohamed Sanu during free agency just a few days later. Sanu is now expected to handle the second wide receiver duties, while Hardy likely will be moved to the slot. Hardy can certainly be efficient in that role, and there's little reason to think he won't improve on a 21-catch, 194-yard rookie season.

2015

Nobody has caught more balls (387) in FBS history than Hardy (who the Falcons selected with their fourth-round pick in this year’s draft) did in his four years at East Carolina. Few doubt Hardy’s talent, but he steps into an offense with two solid starters and a group of receivers looking to prove their worth. Julio Jones and Roddy White are the Week 1 starters, but Hardy has the opportunity to move into the third receiver slot with an effective preseason. That said, he’ll need to beat out Devin Hester - who tallied more than 500 yards last season - and Leonard Hankerson, who signed with the Falcons on a one-year deal this offseason. If he can beat out the pair, the rookie wideout could blossom into a nice receiving threat similar to the Packers’ Davante Adams in his 2014 rookie campaign.