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T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson


Height: 6' 5"Weight: 247 lbsAge: 23College: IowaDrafted: #8 (1st Rd. by Detroit)

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 22nd
Draft Rank (ECR) #52
Best / Worst #26 / #106
ADP #62

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T.J. Hockenson could lead the Lions in receiving, per beat writer

Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman “wouldn’t be the least surprised” if TE T.J. Hockenson led Detroit in targets, catches, yards, and touchdowns in 2021.

Fantasy Impact

Hockenson is seen as an ascending player for the Lions and could lead the team in every receiving category in 2021. “I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Hockenson leads the Lions in targets, catches, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns this season if he stays healthy,” said Twentyman. The Hock Alarm hauled in 67 reception for 723 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games in 2020. Detroit isn't expected to be a high-powered offense, but Hockenson will see plenty of targets and is high-upside TE1 in upcoming fantasy drafts.

Brad CamaraJun 12, 2021
T.J. Hockenson seen as an ascending player by Lions

Lions tight ends coach Ben Johnson says "the sky's the limit" for T.J. Hockenson.

Fantasy Impact

"There's plenty of meat still on the bone," Johnson said on Zoom. "We're looking forward to getting even more from him. Detroit's first-round pick from 2019 totaled 67 receptions for 723 yards and six TDs in his sophomore campaign last season. With Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones now playing for other organizations, there's a ton of volume to be had among pass catchers. This isn't expected to be a good offense, but the a high target share could vault Hockenson into the elite tier of his position.

T.J. Hockenson ends season with a dud

T.J. Hockenson caught all three of his targets for 25 yards in the Lions’ 37-35 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Hock finished with another dud, and he ends the season with three straight games of 25 receiving yards or less. Hockenson put together a strong second season, finishing with 67 receptions for 723 receiving yards and six touchdowns as a TE1. Both Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones will be unrestricted free agents in 2021, and Hock could enjoy an even heftier workload in his third season.

Zachary Hanshew23 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson flops in Week 16 blowout loss

T.J. Hockenson caught four of six targets for 23 yards in the Lions' 47-7 loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

That's two terrible games in a row for Hockenson, who's been forced to deal with poor quarterback play. He'll remain a TE1 in Week 17, though he'll be a volatile option for that one.

Zachary Hanshew24 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson implodes in Week 15 loss

T.J. Hockenson corralled two of four targets for 18 yards and added a carry that went for no gain in the Lions’ 46-25 loss to the Titans on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

He also lost a fumble in what turned out to be a disastrous afternoon for Hockenson. The second-year man flopped in a big way in this one, but he's otherwise been a highly reliable option all season. He'll look to bounce back in Week 16 against TB, where he'll remain a top-5 play at TE.

Zachary Hanshew25 weeks ago
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