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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 Draft Rankings

T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 8. T.J. Hockenson (at CHI)
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.
14 weeks ago
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 15. Irv Smith Jr. (at CHI)
Assuming Irv Smith is at full health to start the season, he could compete with Adam Thielen as the second target in Minnesota behind Justin Jefferson. Let's not forget that Smith was eighth in yards per target and second in QBR when targeted among tight ends in 2020. The Vikings surprised everyone by ranking 12th in neutral passing rate and eighth in neutral pace last year. If that repeats, the volume will be there for Smith. As an unrestricted free agent in 2023, Smith should be heavily motivated to post career-best numbers.
14 weeks ago
Ben Ellefson Note
Ben Ellefson photo 85. Ben Ellefson (at CHI)
Johnny Mundt Note
Johnny Mundt photo 87. Johnny Mundt (at CHI)
James O'Shaughnessy Note
James O'Shaughnessy photo 112. James O'Shaughnessy (at CHI)