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ECR# 5# 8-
Best Rank# 3# 5-
Worst Rank# 7# 13-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total86.184.3-
Avg Game7.27.0-
Avg Projection127.699.1-
    
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SOS Rank2324-
    
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Darren WallerT.J. HockensonAdd Player
    
Bo McBrayer B. McBrayer
Going For 2 Going For 2
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Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
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Kyle Senra K. Senra
Going For 2 Going For 2
15 h
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Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
16 h
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Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
21 h
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Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
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Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
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Ben Rolfe B. Rolfe
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
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Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
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Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
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Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
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Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
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Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
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Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
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Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
3 d
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Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
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Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
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Tom Strachan T. Strachan
NFL Best Ball NFL Best Ball
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Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
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Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
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Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football Clock Management F...
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Nick Spencer N. Spencer
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
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Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
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Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
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David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
4 d
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Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
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Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
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Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
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Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
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Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
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Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
6 d
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Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
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Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
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Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
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Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
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Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
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Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Joey Wright J. Wright
Front Yard Fantasy Front Yard Fantasy
1 w
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Jon Jeune J. Jeune
Fantasy Football Diagnostics Fantasy Football D...
1 w
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Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 w
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Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
1 w
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Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
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Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
1 w
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Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
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Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
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Guilherme Gianni G. Gianni
Fantasy Futebolista Fantasy Futebolista
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Austin Amandolia A. Amandolia
Club Fantasy FFL Club Fantasy FFL
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Derek Brown D. Brown
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Adam Stark A. Stark
Everyday Fantasy Football Everyday Fantasy F...
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Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
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Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
2 w
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Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
QB List QB List
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Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
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David Heilman D. Heilman
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
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Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
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Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
2 w
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Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
2 w
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Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
2 w
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Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
2 w
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Kyle Williams K. Williams
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
2 w
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Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 w
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Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
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Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Nathan Groot Nibbelink N. Groot Ni...
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
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Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
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Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 w
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John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
3 w
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Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
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Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
3 w
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Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 w
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Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 w
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David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
4 w
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Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
Dynasty Vipers Dynasty Vipers
4 w
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Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
4 w
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Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
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Kyle Krajewski K. Krajewski
First Seed Sports First Seed Sports
4 w
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Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
06/01
#5#8-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
05/31
#4#9-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
05/28
#5#6-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
05/27
#5#6-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
#4#7-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
05/24
#4#8-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#6#13-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#5#6-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#5#6-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
#4#6-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#5#6-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
06/02
#5#7-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
05/06
#5#6-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#5#8-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
05/01
#5#7-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAC vs. PHI
Week 2 vs. ARI vs. WAS
Week 3 at TEN at MIN
Week 4 vs. DEN vs. SEA
Week 5 at KC at NE
Week 6BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. HOU at DAL
Week 8 at NO vs. MIA
Week 9 at JAC vs. GB
Week 10 vs. IND at CHI
Week 11 at DEN at NYG
Week 12 at SEA vs. BUF
Week 13 vs. LAC vs. JAC
Week 14 at LAR vs. MIN
Week 15 vs. NE at NYJ
Week 16 at PIT at CAR
Week 17 vs. SF vs. CHI
Week 18 vs. KC at GB
Player Projections Comparison
 
Receiving
   
Receptions81.268.1
Rec Yards981.9698.6
Rec TDs5.15.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points127.699.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2021 Points 
Week 116.517.7
Week 26.512.6
Week 35.41.0
Week 411.04.2
Week 54.52.2
Week 65.97.4
Week 74.8
Week 88.9
Week 99.2
Week 102.40.0
Week 1111.65.1
Week 123.39.5
Week 1310.9
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 182.2
Total86.184.3
Average7.27.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
2021 Targets 
Week 11911
Week 279
Week 372
Week 478
Week 583
Week 6511
Week 79
Week 811
Week 911
Week 1071
Week 1188
Week 1253
Week 138
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 189
Notes for Player Combination
 
Expert 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Should certainly lose a decent amount of target share with Davante Adams now in the Raiders' fold, but that could be offset by also losing some defensive attention 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
 We have likely seen the ceiling already for T.J. Hockenson, but that shouldn't be construed as shade. Hockenson has now logged back-to-back TE7 finishes in fantasy points per game which is still extremely good, but it's doubtful he ever reaches the heights of top 3-5 status. He's also ranked 11th in each of the last two seasons in yards per route run (minimum 50 targets per PFF). With added target competition with the additions of Jameson Williams and D.J. Chark, Hockenson remains a top ten option at the position. Still, his ceiling is likely capped, keeping him outside the top five.
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
There's bound to be some hesitancy about drafting tight ends early after guys like George Kittle, Darren Waller, Kyle Pitts, T.J. Hockenson and Logan Thomas failed to live up to their lofty projections (due to injury or not). But the process was still sound behind adding some of those players in the early rounds if you look at their per-game production. Speaking to Waller, the Raiders tight end came in third in expected fantasy points per game (14.6), which ranked top-20 among all tight ends and wide receivers. He also ranked sixth in points per game (12.1) and second in targets per game (8.5) The major concern with Waller in 2022 is how much Davante Adams will eat into his targets. However, I'd focus more on valuing Waller based on how good the Raiders offense as a whole can be with the addition of Adams. I'd be willing to forego one or fewer targets per game for Waller, if it means more scoring opportunities. The big-bodied Black Hole tight end is primed for positive touchdown regression after converting just two of his 10 end-zone targets into touchdowns in 2021.T.J. Hockenson's season cut short by injuries has left a bitter taste in fantasy football managers' mouths. But the hate is unwarranted, as Hockenson was well on his way to a career year with the Lions. Through 13 weeks, the Detriot Lions tight end ranked sixth in points per game, fifth in targets per game (7), first in route participation (85%), third in target share (19%) and third in air yard share. Averaging over one more fantasy point from the year prior, Hockenson fits the mold as a post-hype sleeper after he failed to truly break out in 2021.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
A consensus top-25 overall pick in 2021 after a huge 2020, Waller was a colossal disappointment. A late-season injury was partly to blame, but he was unimpactful for long stretches. Waller will be entering his age-30 season, so a bounceback can't be taken for granted, and it's a safe bet that WR Davante Adams will put a dent in Waller's target total.Didn't have the growth year we'd hoped for in 2021, but Hockenson's talent is obvious. Amon-Ra St. Brown's emergence creates target competition, and the Lions figure to add more WR help in the offseason.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Waller had four double-digit fantasy games in 2021, but he also missed 6 games due to injury. Waller is entering his 30-year old season in 2022, but he should still be an elite fantasy tight end.Hockenson missed the final four games of the season, but when he was in there he had some strong games with six-double digit games. The downside is he had four games with six points or less, due to a bad offense. If the Lions can improve the offense in 2022, Hockenson has the talent to be an elite TE1.