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T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson


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

Week 13 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #6
Projection 7.6 pts

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At the beginning of the 2021 NFL season, fantasy managers were jumping up and down with excitement due to what Hockenson was doing on the football field. He started off the year with back-to-back top-5 fantasy finishes and appeared to be well on his way to helping people win fantasy championships. Unfortunately, since that point, Hockenson has only finished inside the top-5 again on the week just once! Additionally, he has also finished outside the top-12 TEs in six other games so far this season. With the team performing so poorly around him and the QB play being less than ideal, Hockenson has struggled to produce the types of numbers that we saw at the beginning of the season. With that being said, he's still absolutely worth playing every single week at the TE position due to his talent and his role in this offense. He only saw a 12% target share in Week 12 against the Bears, but he was able to cash in and find the end zone for the first time since week two. We shouldn't be expecting Hockenson to start finding the end zone regularly again, which means that he doesn't necessarily have top-5 upside every single week, but he's absolutely worth plugging into your lineup as a low-end TE1 in this matchup against the Vikings.

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T.J. Hockenson catches touchdown in defeat

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson secured three of three targets for 35 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's 16-14 loss to Chicago.

Fantasy Impact

It wasn't the greatest day for the veteran TE, but he continues to find a way to get fantasy managers to the 10+ point mark. The veteran logged his fifth game out of his last six scoring 10 or more fantasy points. With such an abysmal passing attack and lack of weapons, Hockenson's upside is hindered, but look for him to remain a top-10 fantasy TE option weekly.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 13TE #6TE #5TE #1035
Rest of Season TE #7TE #5TE #104
Dynasty TE #5TE #3TE #64
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Projections (Week 13)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week35139.5
Last 3 Weeks28.70.334.9
Season to Date48.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 12vs. CHI35139.5
Week 11@ CLE51065.1
Week 10@ PIT0000
Week 8vs. PHI890108.9
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
Next Gamevs. MIN28th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesDEN, ARI, ATL31st easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)ARI, ATL, SEA28th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--32nd easiest remaining opponents
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T-1.Andy BehrensTE #7
T-1.Kevin Roberts-
T-1.Jared SmolaTE #9
T-1.Bill EnrightTE #5
T-1.Sean KoernerTE #6
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