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TE DET

College: Iowa | Rookie
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 247 lbs
Birth Date: 7/3/1997
2019 Bye Week: 5
On IR - ankle

Owned: 47.0%
Started: 10.4%
Total Pts: 80.7
Avg Pts: 6.73
Rank: 20 TE

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 125.10T.J. Hockenson 131 receiving yds (13.10 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . T.J. Hockenson 23 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
Week 21.70T.J. Hockenson 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 31.10T.J. Hockenson 1 receiving yd (0.10 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 411.70T.J. Hockenson 27 receiving yds (2.70 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . T.J. Hockenson 5 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
Week 5
Week 66.10T.J. Hockenson 21 receiving yds (2.10 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 76.20T.J. Hockenson 32 receiving yds (3.20 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 83.10T.J. Hockenson 21 receiving yds (2.10 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 98.60T.J. Hockenson 56 receiving yds (5.60 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 107.70T.J. Hockenson 47 receiving yds (4.70 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 111.60T.J. Hockenson 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 120.00
Week 137.80T.J. Hockenson 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
T.J. Hockenson 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 140.00- projected
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 2
Player Notes
Dec 2 3:40pm ET

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia said rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (ankle) is going on Injured Reserve, which will end his rookie season. With just four games to play in a lost season, it makes sense for Detroit to shut Hockenson down. The 22-year-old posted his best numbers in the season opener, going for six catches, 131 yards and a touchdown. He never went over 56 yards in a game after that and had just one more touchdown. Despite the letdown after a strong Week 1, Hockenson has a bright future and should eventually become a TE1 for fantasy owners if the position remains a wasteland. Jesse James and Logan Thomas should hold down the fort the rest of the way, but neither tight end is appealing in fantasy, especially with David Blough at quarterback.

From RotoBaller

Nov 28 5:50pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (undisclosed) was spotted on crutches after the Thanksgiving loss to the Bears on Thursday. With just four games left in the season, it's possible that Detroit chooses to shut down their rookie in a lost year. Hockenson caught six of 11 targets for only 18 yards on Thursday. Aside from an impressive regular season opener in his rookie year, Hockenson hasn't done much for fantasy owners. You can't expect him to help much the rest of the way if he plays, especially with quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) up in the air to play again. If the Lions shut Hockenson down the rest of the year, Jesse James and Logan Thomas would split snaps at tight end.

From RotoBaller

Nov 27 3:50pm ET

Detroit Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel (hamstring) and rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) are both questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Bears. Driskel was limited in practice all week, while Hockenson got in a full practice on Wednesday. Barring any late setbacks, we'd expect both players to suit up on Thanksgiving. In a tough matchup with the Bears D, Detroit's offense will likely struggle to move the ball effectively throughout the day. Driskel will be a low-end QB2 at less than 100 percent, and Hockenson is a low-end, touchdown-dependent TE2 this week.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 6:50pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson was held without a catch in the team's 19-16 loss to the Redskins in Week 12. He was targeted twice in the game. Hockenson had shown up on the injury report with a shoulder injury in the days leading up to the game and was questionable almost up until game time. He was able to suit up and play through the game, but he wasn't able to make his mark on the stat sheet. Hockenson is tough to rely on in fantasy at this point as he has just two games of over 50 receiving yards on the year. He can be left on waivers in all redraft leagues at this point.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 6:10am ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Fantasy owners relying on Hockenson in Week 12 are going to want to monitor the Lions pregame warmups, as being added to the injury report this late in the week doesn't happen very often and is never a good sign. Backup tight end Logan Thomas would see more work in Hockenson's absence, but Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, and Danny Amendola are likely to be the biggest benefactors if Hockenson is unable to suit up.

From RotoBaller

Nov 21 8:40pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson has surpassed the 32-yard receiving mark just once since his outlier Week 1 performance, while also putting up three single-digit receiving yard performances in that time. His floor is quite an ugly one with or without Matthew Stafford (back) in the lineup, making him a very tough sell to fantasy owners. The Lions will face the lowly Washington Redskins in Week 12. Hockenson will be nothing more than a boom-or-bust TE2 option for that matchup.

From RotoBaller

Nov 18 12:00am ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson was quiet once again, posting just one catch on two targets for six yards in Week 11. There are just too many mouths to feed on this Lions squad for Hockenson to consistently get targets. Hockenson has surpassed the 32-yard receiving mark just once since his outlier Week 1 performance, while also putting up three single-digit receiving yard performances in that time. His floor is quite an ugly one with or without Matthew Stafford (back) in the lineup, making him a very hard sell going forward. The Lions will face the lowly Redskins in Week 12. Hockenson will be nothing more than a boom-or-bust TE2 option in that matchup.

From RotoBaller

Nov 14 11:10am ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson will likely be without his starting quarterback in Week 11, but against a Cowboys squad that is one of the worst at defending tight ends, that might not matter. Hockenson has gone five games without a touchdown, and if there was ever a time to get back on track, now would be it. Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel will likely be the Lions starter in this matchup, but that didn't seem to have much of an effect on Hockenson in Week 10. Hockenson will be on the TE1/2 borderline for this matchup.

From RotoBaller

Nov 10 6:30pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson continued his disappointing fantasy season, hauling in just three catches for 47 yards in the Lions Week 10 loss to the Bears. Starting quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) was unable to start this game, forcing backup Jeff Driskel into action, and while it didn't necessarily seem to hurt Hockenson, it definitely didn't help. Hockenson has cemented himself as a weekly boom-or-bust option in his first season, proving much more useful to the Lions than to fantasy owners. He has a great opportunity in Week 11 against a Cowboys squad that gives out fantasy points to tight ends like candy on Halloween. Hockenson will be on the TE1/2 borderline for that matchup.

From RotoBaller

Nov 6 10:30pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (head) was knocked out of the game momentarily in Week 9 against the Raiders, but he practiced in full on Wednesday and said there are no lasting effects from the hit. Hockenson was evaluated for a concussion after his head hit the grass, but head coach Matt Patricia said the rookie was cleared of any lingering injury. The eighth pick of the draft suffered a concussion against the Chiefs on Sept. 29. He was targeted seven times and caught three passes for 56 yards. The targets and yards were the most since a breakout season opener when he had six catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals. The Bears, Detroit's Week 10 opponent, allow the sixth most fantasy points per week to tight ends, so Hockenson will be on the TE1/2 borderline.

From RotoBaller

Nov 4 3:00pm ET

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia said that rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (back) is not in the concussion protocol after taking a hard hit to the middle of his back in the Week 9 loss against the Raiders. Hockenson had the wind knocked out of him on the play. The rookie had the second most targets (seven) on the season on Sunday and finished with three receptions for 56 yards. His 131-yard performance with a touchdown in the season opener against the Cardinals has been the outlier, but Hockenson can still provide touchdown-dependent TE2 value for desperate owners. He might be needed this week with six teams on bye.

From RotoBaller

Nov 3 10:50pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson caught 3-of-7 targets for 56 yards in the Lions Week 9 loss to the Raiders. The seven targets are the most Hockenson has seen since his monster Week 1 performance against the Cardinals, but he disappointed fantasy owners yet again on a day where Matthew Stafford threw for 406 yards and three scores. The recent shift to a more pass-centric offense for the Lions has obviously not benefited Hockenson. The rookie tight end will slot in as a touchdown-dependent flex option in Week 10 when the Lions travel to Chicago to play the Bears.

From RotoBaller

Oct 24 6:50pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson has all but cemented himself as a weekly boom-or-bust candidate at best as he has yet to eclipse the 32-yard receiving mark since posting a monster 131-yard Week 1 performance. The Lions may choose to air the ball out more often going forward with Kerryon Johnson (knee) recently being placed on IR, but wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones figure to be the biggest beneficiaries if that proves to be the case. Hockenson will face a Giants secondary that has allowed just two scores to opposing tight ends so far this season, with none of them surpassing 66 receiving yards, so fantasy owners may want to look elsewhere to fill their tight end slot this week.

From RotoBaller

Oct 20 5:40pm ET

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson caught three of five targets for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. This was another disappointing performance for Hockenson and he really hasn't lived up to the standard he set in week 1. With Matt Stafford attempting 45 passes, you would have liked to have seen Hockenson get more than five targets. Hockenson has less points in weeks 2-7 combined than he did in week 1 against the Cardinals. Tight end is a tough position to have a stud in and you could do worse than Hockenson, but it doesn't look like he is as involved in the offense as we all thought he would be.

From RotoBaller

Oct 17 3:40pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson has amassed just 56 yards and one score since putting the NFL on notice with a monster Week 1 performance, and with a stingy Vikings secondary coming to town in Week 7, fantasy owners would be smart to look elsewhere to fill their TE spot. Hockenson has seen more than four targets just once since Week 1, making him a weekly boom-or-bust TE2 option. Fantasy owners can expect a big week or two down the line, but the Lions just have too many options on offense for Hockenson to be relied on as a consistent performer. Buyer beware.

From RotoBaller

Oct 11 1:10pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (concussion) has been doing everything in practice this week but must be re-checked by doctors before he's cleared from the concussion protocol. As of now, Hockenson is trending towards playing on Monday night against the Packers. We should know more on his status on Saturday, but all signs point to Hockenson returning this week. He's been up and down so far through four games, but Hockenson has TE2 upside if he's back on the field in the divisional showdown with Green Bay. If he doesn't get cleared, it'll likely be Jesse James soaking up more playing time.

From RotoBaller

Oct 10 2:00pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (concussion) practiced in full on Thursday in the part of practice open to the media. Hockenson is trending toward clearing the concussion protocol and playing in Week 6 on Monday night against the Packers after having last week's bye to rest up. However, Hockenson will be a risky TE2 with upside with the game being on Monday night if he's eventually listed as questionable on the final injury report. If he isn't cleared against Green Bay, Jesse James would serve as the top pass-catching tight end for Detroit.

From RotoBaller

Oct 9 1:40pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (concussion) was doing limited work at practice on Wednesday, but he remains in the concussion protocol. Hockenson isn't a lock to return on Monday night against the Packers after suffering a scary concussion in Week 4, but he's making good progress. If he plays this week, he'll be a low-end TE2 in a tough matchup with Green Bay's improved defense. Making things more difficult for those that own Hockenson is that the game is on Monday night. Jesse James would have a bigger role on Monday if Hockenson isn't cleared.

From RotoBaller

Sep 30 2:10pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (concussion, shoulder) will not be placed on Injured Reserve after landing hard on his right shoulder and head and knocking himself out in the Week 4 loss to the Chiefs. It was a scary scene on Sunday, as Hockenson had to be carted off the field. There's no other update on his injuries, although it seems likely that he'll have to miss some time. The good news is that Detroit is on their bye in Week 5, so he'll have extra time to heal up. If Hockenson misses any games, Jesse James would be next in line for playing time at the position.

From RotoBaller

Sep 29 3:50pm ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (concussion) came down hard on his shoulder and head in Week 4 against the Chiefs after trying to leap a defender. He was apparently unconscious and was being evaluated for a concussion before being carted off the field. Hockenson had three catches for 27 yards and a touchdown before leaving, so at least he was able to help his fantasy owners. It's unlikely that Hockenson returns after his scary looking injury. The good news is that Detroit is on bye in Week 5, so the impressive rookie tight end might not have to miss any time, depending on his diagnosis. If Hockenson is forced to miss any time, Jesse James would be next in line at the position.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 02-Dec-2019: DET - On IR - ankle
  • 09-May-2019: DET - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
NFL Week
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TDs
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2019 Season80.703236725910000
Week 1@ARI25.1061311900000
Week 2LAC1.70170300000
Week 3@PHI1.10110400000
Week 4KAN11.703271300000
Week 5bye
Week 6@GNB6.104210600000
Week 7MIN6.203320500000
Week 8NYG3.101210100000
Week 9@OAK8.603560700000
Week 10@CHI7.703470600000
Week 11DAL1.60160200000
Week 12@WAS0.00000200000
Week 13CHI7.8061801100000
Week 14@MIN
Week 15TAM
Week 16@DEN
Week 17GNB