Austin Hooper or T.J. Hockenson

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
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  Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - ATL
Austin Hooper
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 11-
Best Rank# 1# 8-
Worst Rank# 7# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAR vs. MIN-
Matchup Rank1219-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec18.921.9
Rec Yds219206.7
Rec TD1.31.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total68.030.7-
Avg Game11.36.1-
Avg Projection9.14.5-
Week 617.72.1-
    
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  Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - ATL
Austin Hooper
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
9 tar, 9 rec, 77 yds, 0 td
at ARI
9 tar, 6 rec, 131 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. PHI
6 tar, 4 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
3 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at IND
7 tar, 6 rec, 66 yds, 2 td
at PHI
4 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. TEN
11 tar, 9 rec, 130 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
3 tar, 3 rec, 27 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at HOU
9 tar, 6 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at ARI
8 tar, 8 rec, 117 yds, 1 td
at GB
6 tar, 4 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. LAR vs. MIN
Week 8 vs. SEA vs. NYG
Week 9BYE WEEK at OAK
Week 10 at NO at CHI
Week 11 at CAR vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. TB at WAS
Week 13 vs. NO vs. CHI
Week 14 vs. CAR at MIN
Week 15 at SF vs. TB
Week 16 vs. JAC at DEN
Week 17 at TB vs. GB
  Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - ATL
Austin Hooper
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions6.03.4
Rec Yards62.037.6
Rec TDs0.50.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.14.5
   
  Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - ATL
Austin Hooper
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2019 Points 
Week 17.719.1
Week 23.40.7
Week 318.60.1
Week 413.08.7
Week 57.6
Week 617.72.1
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Week 17
  Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - ATL
Austin Hooper
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2019 Targets 
Week 199
Week 263
Week 374
Week 4113
Week 59
Week 686
Week 7
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Week 17
  Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - ATL
Austin Hooper
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 Hockenson did have the big week to open the season and plenty of upside moving forward, but he hasn't done anything since Week 1 and now draws a horrible matchup against the Vikings so he belongs on your bench again this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Rams are just 19th against fantasy tight ends, Hooper should have TE1 value at home this week.Minnesota is 21st against fantasy tight ends, but Hockeson is not much more than a TE2 streamer most weeks.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Hooper has emerged as an elite fantasy option in all regards this season. With Julio likely to be shadowed by Ramsey, Matt Ryan could again turn to his TE to get things going on Sunday.Hockenson hasn't been much of anything since his Week 1 explosion. He did drop a touchdown last week, but it feel like he is solely touchdown dependent from here on out. However you value Jimmy Graham or Eric Ebron, Hockenson is on par with them.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 It's been a bumpy ride for Hockenson, as he's failed to top 27 yards in each of his last four games. He almost hauled in his third touchdown of the year, but when he landed hard on the ground, the ball popped out of his hands. He's seen at least three targets in every game, which is not the highest floor, but among tight ends, it's somewhat appealing in 2019. Hockenson's top two performances this year came in games he had a great matchup (ARI, KC), so maybe we just pay attention to the defense to dictate whether or not we trust him. The problem with that is we have a mixed bag in Week 7 against the Vikings. They've allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to tight ends, but that's almost solely to do with the fact that they've seen 64 targets (over 10 targets per game), which is the most in the NFL. When you play against Darren Waller, Austin Hooper, Evan Engram, and Zach Ertz, your numbers are going to look a bit worse than most. Somehow, despite that competition, they've allowed just 1.30 PPR points per target, the third-lowest mark in the league. Hockenson is not a preferred option this week.