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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at LAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Active
vs. PHI, Sun 4pm EDT
OUT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 24th, 2021
100%
Recommended by
186 of 186 experts
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0 of 186 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6-
Best Rank# 4-
Worst Rank# 9-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAR vs. PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. TEs perform close to their average vs LARThis is a 3 star matchup. TEs perform close to their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec23.720.4
Rec Yds244.7190.3
Rec TD0.91.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total45.149.8-
Avg Game7.58.3-
Avg Projection7.5-
Week 67.45.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertKneeAnkle-
Weather63 F, Clear66 F, Clear-
    
Expert Ranks 
T.J. HockensonDarren WallerAdd Player
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
12 h
#7-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
12 h
#10-
    
Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
12 h
#7-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
12 h
#7-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
12 h
#5-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
12 h
#5-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
12 h
#8-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#6-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#5-
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
12 h
#7-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
12 h
#5-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
12 h
#5-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
12 h
#7-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
12 h
#4-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
12 h
#7-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
12 h
#9-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#7-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
12 h
#4-
    
Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
12 h
#3-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
12 h
#7-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
12 h
#5-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
12 h
#7-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
12 h
#7-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#7-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
12 h
#5-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#7-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
12 h
#8-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
12 h
#4-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
12 h
#7-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
12 h
#7-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
12 h
#7-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
12 h
#9-
    
Doug Norrie D. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings Daily Fantasy Spor...
12 h
#7-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
12 h
#5-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
12 h
#6-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#7-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#7-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
12 h
#7-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
12 h
#7-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
12 h
#8-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
12 h
#7-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
12 h
#7-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
12 h
#9-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
12 h
#7-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
12 h
#7-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
12 h
#7-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
12 h
#7-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
12 h
#7-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#7-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
12 h
#7-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
12 h
#4-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
12 h
#7-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#9-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
12 h
#5-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
12 h
#7-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#4-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
13 h
#7-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
13 h
#7-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
13 h
#9-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
13 h
#7-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
13 h
#5-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
13 h
#4-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
The Athletic The Athletic
13 h
#7-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
13 h
#4-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
13 h
#7-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
13 h
#7-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
13 h
#11-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
13 h
#4-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
13 h
#3-
    
Blair Williams B. Williams
Razzball Razzball
13 h
#7-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
13 h
#6-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
13 h
#7-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
13 h
#7-
    
Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
13 h
#7-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#5-
    
Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
13 h
#9-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
13 h
#6-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
13 h
#4-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
13 h
#7-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
13 h
#3-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
13 h
#7-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
13 h
#5-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
13 h
#7-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#4-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
13 h
#8-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
13 h
#7-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
13 h
#7-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
13 h
#7-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
13 h
#8-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
13 h
#3-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
13 h
#5-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
13 h
#9-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#3-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
13 h
#6-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
13 h
#3-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
13 h
#9-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
13 h
#8-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
13 h
#9-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
13 h
#3-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
13 h
#8-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
13 h
#4-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
13 h
#4-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
13 h
#3-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
13 h
#9-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#5-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
13 h
#5-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
13 h
#8-
    
Sosa Kremenjas S. Kremenjas
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
13 h
#5-
    
Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
13 h
#5-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
13 h
#5-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
13 h
#9-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
13 h
#7-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
13 h
#7-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#4-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
13 h
#7-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
13 h
#7-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
13 h
#7-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
13 h
#7-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
13 h
#4-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
13 h
#5-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
13 h
#3-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
13 h
#5-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
13 h
#8-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
13 h
#5-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
13 h
#7-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
13 h
#7-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#8-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
13 h
#4-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
13 h
#7-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
13 h
#4-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
13 h
#9-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#8-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
13 h
#6-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
13 h
#7-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
13 h
#7-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
13 h
#7-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
13 h
#9-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
13 h
#4-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome Beast Dome
13 h
#10-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#5-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
14 h
#4-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
14 h
#8-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
14 h
#6-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
14 h
#7-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
14 h
#7-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
14 h
#6-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
14 h
#5-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
14 h
#5-
    
Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
15 h
#7-
    
Jon Collins J. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR Fantasy Sports LR
15 h
#5-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
15 h
#7-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
15 h
#8-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
15 h
#4-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
15 h
#5-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
16 h
#4-
    
Dale DeMott D. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
16 h
#5-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
17 h
#8-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
17 h
#5-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
20 h
#10-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
21 h
#7-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
22 h
#7-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
23 h
#5-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#5-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
1 d
#5-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
1 d
#5-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
1 d
#9-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#5-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
2 d
#7-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
2 d
#9-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
2 d
#5-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
3 d
#5-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
3 d
#4-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
3 d
#7-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
3 d
#7-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
3 d
#5-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
3 d
#7-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
3 d
#5-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 d
#5-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
3 d
#7-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
3 d
#7-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 d
#7-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#5-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
3 d
#7-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
4 d
#7-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
4 d
#6-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
5 d
#7-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SF
11 tar, 8 rec, 97 yds, 1 td
vs. BAL
19 tar, 10 rec, 105 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at GB
9 tar, 8 rec, 66 yds, 1 td
at PIT
7 tar, 5 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. BAL
2 tar, 2 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
7 tar, 5 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
8 tar, 4 rec, 42 yds, 0 td
at LAC
7 tar, 4 rec, 50 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at MIN
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
8 tar, 4 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CIN
11 tar, 8 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
at DEN
5 tar, 5 rec, 59 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LAR vs. PHI
Week 8 vs. PHIBYE WEEK
Week 9BYE WEEK at NYG
Week 10 at PIT vs. KC
Week 11 at CLE vs. CIN
Week 12 vs. CHI at DAL
Week 13 vs. MIN vs. WAS
Week 14 at DEN at KC
Week 15 vs. ARI at CLE
Week 16 at ATL vs. DEN
Week 17 at SEA at IND
Week 18 vs. GB vs. LAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
at LAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Active
vs. PHI, Sun 4pm EDT
OUT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.9
Rec Yards52.1
Rec TDs0.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.0
Rush Yards0.0
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points7.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2021 Points 
Week 117.716.5
Week 212.66.5
Week 31.05.4
Week 44.211.0
Week 52.24.5
Week 67.45.9
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total45.149.8
Average7.58.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
2021 Targets 
Week 11119
Week 297
Week 327
Week 487
Week 538
Week 6115
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
at LAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Active
vs. PHI, Sun 4pm EDT
OUT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Hockenson is just the 20th ranked tight end over the last 4 weeks and he plays a Rams team that is 15th against fantasy tight ends. Hockenson is a boom / bust TE1.The Eagles are 26th against fantasy tight ends, Waller is a great TE1 option at home this week, provided his ankle does not keep him out. Fantasy owners need a backup plan, in case he is a late scratch. Mo Alie-Cox is a good backup plan that has been hot the last 3 weeks and is rostered in only 14% of Yahoo.com leagues and 12.8% of ESPN.com leagues.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
After a couple of down weeks, Hockenson rebounded in a solid way against the Bengals. Hockenson saw a 28.2% target share in week six and he turned it into eight receptions for 74 yards. Even with battling through an injury, Hockenson's been a focal point of the Lions offense and he's worth starting every single week as a potential top-5 option. He's not going to come with the upside that Mark Andrews, Travis Kelce, or maybe even Kyle Pitts does at this point due to the state of the offense around him, but he's going to bring a high floor each and every game. He can be viewed as a mid-range TE1 this week against the Rams.Are we getting the upside from Waller that we thought we had in week one where he saw 19 targets? Absolutely not. However, there's a lot to be said for consistency at the TE position in fantasy right now. Waller has yet to finish a game with less than 45 receiving yards and he's averaging 6.8 targets per contest after removing week one from the equation. The week-winning upside might not be there most weeks, but he still belongs in the top-tier of fantasy TEs due to the high floor he brings week after week. Against the Eagles defense that is allowing 9.7 fantasy points on average to opposing TEs, Waller's a top-5 option yet again.