T.J. Hockenson or Delanie Walker

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Delanie WalkerD. Walker
TE - TEN
Delanie Walker
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 11-
Best Rank# 5# 9-
Worst Rank# 14# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAC vs. MIN-
Matchup Rank1619-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec16.321.9
Rec Yds182.9206.7
Rec TD1.41.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total33.530.7-
Avg Game5.66.1-
Avg Projection5.44.6-
Week 64.32.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Mostly CloudyIndoor-
    
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  Delanie WalkerD. Walker
TE - TEN
Delanie Walker
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at CLE
6 tar, 5 rec, 55 yds, 2 td
at ARI
9 tar, 6 rec, 131 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. IND
6 tar, 4 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
3 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at JAC
9 tar, 7 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
at PHI
4 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at ATL
2 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
3 tar, 3 rec, 27 yds, 1 td
Week 5 vs. BUF
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at DEN
6 tar, 3 rec, 43 yds, 0 td
at GB
6 tar, 4 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. LAC vs. MIN
Week 8 vs. TB vs. NYG
Week 9 at CAR at OAK
Week 10 vs. KC at CHI
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. JAC at WAS
Week 13 at IND vs. CHI
Week 14 at OAK at MIN
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. TB
Week 16 vs. NO at DEN
Week 17 at HOU vs. GB
  Delanie WalkerD. Walker
TE - TEN
Delanie Walker
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.53.4
Rec Yards44.837.6
Rec TDs0.20.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.44.6
   
  Delanie WalkerD. Walker
TE - TEN
Delanie Walker
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2019 Points 
Week 117.519.1
Week 23.90.7
Week 36.40.1
Week 40.48.7
Week 51.0
Week 64.32.1
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  Delanie WalkerD. Walker
TE - TEN
Delanie Walker
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
2019 Targets 
Week 169
Week 263
Week 394
Week 423
Week 52
Week 666
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  Delanie WalkerD. Walker
TE - TEN
Delanie Walker
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
T.J. HockensonT. Hockenson
TE - DET
T.J. Hockenson
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Walker might not be the sexiest tight end to roster, but he is still playing almost the entire game and getting enough targets to justify using him as a top 12 option this weekend. Plus who knows, perhaps Ryan Tannehill gives this offense a bit of a spark.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 Chargers are 15th against fantasy tight ends, it remains to be seen if a quarterback chance can put Walker in the TE1 discussion.Minnesota is 21st against fantasy tight ends, but Hockeson is not much more than a TE2 streamer most weeks.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
 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.
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Walker has been decent considering the performance of many tight ends, but he doesn't have enough volume to be a surefire starter. Rumor has it that Ryan Tannehill is starting in Week 7, so hopefully that benefits Walker. 
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.