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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 12 PPR Rankings
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 3. T.J. Hockenson (vs . HOU)
The missing pieces in the Lions offense led to seven targets for Hockenson, who's now seen 35 targets over his last five games. The 68 yards against the Panthers was his season-high, which is very much in line with what he's done all season, finishing in-between 53-68 yards in 6-of-10 games. The Texans have not been a matchup to shy away from with tight ends, as they've averaged 8.29 yards per target (6th in NFL), a 71.2 percent catch-rate (9th), and 11.64 yards per reception (8th). They've allowed just four touchdowns to tight ends, though we know those can be volatile, and Hockenson has done a good job finding them this year (5th among tight ends with five touchdowns). There have been just five tight ends who've seen more than three targets against the Texans, and four of them have finished as the TE14 or better, with Tyler Eifert being the only exception. Football Outsiders has the Texans ranked as the seventh-easiest matchup for tight ends on their DVOA metric. Hockenson should be in lineups as a TE1 nearly every week at this point, and this matchup doesn't scare you away from that.
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Jesse James Note
Jesse James photo 48. Jesse James (vs . HOU)
Isaac Nauta Note
Isaac Nauta photo 89. Isaac Nauta (vs . HOU)