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T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson


Height: 6' 5"Weight: 247 lbsAge: 24College: IowaDrafted: #8 (1st Rd. by Detroit)

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 22nd
Draft Rank (ECR) #52
Best / Worst #26 / #133
ADP #62

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We can talk about all the good things that Hockenson did last year, but it wouldn't matter. His world has been flipped upside down in 2021, as he has a new coaching staff, and more importantly, a new quarterback. The team isn't going to be in scoring position nearly as much, but the good news for Hockenson is that he's now the clear-cut No. 1 target on the team after we watched Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones leave in free agency. Jared Goff has limitations as a quarterback, but his skill-set should actually align with Hockenson's role quite well. It may not be exciting to start Hockenson week-to-week for upside purposes, but he should deliver a rock-solid floor that allows you to start him every week.

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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 Camara - 6 weeks ago
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DraftTE #5TE #3TE #1593
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Projections (2021)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week25032.5
Last 3 Weeks22031.5
Season to Date45.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. MIN25032.5
Week 16vs. TB23042.3
Week 15@ TEN1802-0.2
Week 14vs. GB431610.3
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
Next Gamevs. SF31st easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesGB, BAL, CHI17th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DEN, ARI, ATL17th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--21st easiest remaining opponents
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