T.J. Hockenson Fantasy Football News 2020

A member of Jacksonville's practice squad tested positive for COVID on Friday night, the team announced. The Jaguars are still planning on playing vs. the Lions on Sunday, but the situation obviously bears monitoring over the next 24 hours.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s opener against the Bears after injuring his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice. Fantasy owners should obviously have him on Week 1 benches — and hope he’s able to return for Week 2. Golladay is a big loss for QB Matt Stafford and frees up extra targets for Marvin Jones, T.J. Hockenson and Danny Amendola.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has been "moving well" in training camp, according to The Athletic's Nick Baumgardner. "Thursday, after a team off day, the former Iowa product looked like the guy many scouts touted as a possible generational tight-end talent ahead of last year’s draft," Baumgardner writes. "Dialed in from the start, Hockenson looked like the type of pass-game weapon the Lions hope he’ll become in just about every scenario." Hockenson made headlines recently when he conceded that he's still not completely over last year's ankle injury. But it sounds like that's more of a mental hurdle than a physical one. He remains an intriguing 2020 breakout candidate.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson saw his rookie season end in November because of a nasty-looking right-ankle injury. Although he's practicing, it doesn't sound like the issue is totally behind him. According to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com: "Hockenson says the ankle has been an issue for him this offseason. He notices it's still not quite 100%, but he's out there running around and trying to push forward." If Hockenson's ankle hasn't rebounded all the way by the start of training camp, it's hard to imagine it getting better as he plays on it from here through the end of the season. That doesn't mean we're betting on Detroit deactivating the 2nd-year TE. It does, however, mean a potential limitation for the young player. At the least, it's a situation worth watching.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has been removed from the COVID list. He, QB Matt Stafford and WR Kenny Golladay are all now available. Consider their fantasy stocks unaffected.

The Lions placed TE T.J. Hockenson on the COVID reserve list. He's eligible to come off it as soon as he's cleared by doctors. But any missed time is unideal for a 2nd-year player who spent the offseason rehabbing from a November ankle injury. We'll see when Hockenson is able to get on the field.

The Lions on Monday placed TE T.J. Hockenson on IR with the ankle injury he suffered on Thanksgiving. The rookie disappointed fantasy owners after a huge opener but remains a terrific long-term prospect. His departure from this season leaves Jesse James and Logan Thomas as Detroit's top 2 TEs. Thomas has topped 2 catches in a game just once this year. James -- a high-priced free agent addition before the team drafted Hockenson -- has finished just 1 game all season with more than 1 catch (back in Week 2).

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson suffered a right ankle injury late in Thursday's loss to the Bears. He was reportedly in a walking boot and getting around on a scooter afterwards. We'll update his status when we learn more, but this looks like a significant injury. Hockenson's absence would leave Detroit with TEs Jesse James and Logan Thomas. Neither is worth adding to fantasy rosters right now.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Bears. It's not a surprise after he played last week and finished the practice week with a full workout. Hockenson carries upside, as Chicago has been weak in TE coverage. But he also comes with a low target floor.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Redskins. He was added to the injury report on Saturday, and there was a report this morning that Hockenson wasn’t doing much in warmups. He’s a risky fantasy play today.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson was added to the injury report on Saturday as questionable with a shoulder. We'll get his official status by noon ET today, but the shoulder issue obviously adds risk to his fantasy outlook. He wasn't a great option anyways with just 4 catches for 53 scoreless yards in 2 games with Jeff Driskel at the helm.

Lions QB Matt Stafford is considered week-to-week with the fractured bones in his back, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A source told Schefter that Stafford could miss just "this week or 3 weeks." This injury reportedly dates back to last season. It nearly cost him the game against the Chiefs earlier this year and evidently flared up on him at some point this week. We'll keep a close eye on Stafford's status moving forward.

The Lions will hold QB Matt Stafford out of today's game against the Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Stafford has fractured bones in his back, and it's unclear if he'll miss more time beyond Week 10. His absence leaves QB Jeff Driskel, who joined the Lions in mid-September, as today's starter. The 2016 6th-rounder made 5 starts for the Bengals last year, completing just 58.6% of his passes and averaging only 5.5 yards per attempt. He did post a 5-to-2 TD:INT ratio and ran for 81 yards. Driskel is a bottom-barrel QB2 and is a big downgrade for Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson. Upgrade the Bears defense.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is "hoping" to play against the Bears today, although some are trying to convince him to sit out. Stafford is reportedly a true game-time decision. We didn't hear any concern about his status throughout the week, but he's clearly dealing with a legitimate injury here. We'll get his official status around 11:30 am ET, but even a healthy Stafford was a shaky fantasy play in Chicago. QB Jeff Driskel will start if Stafford is out and would obviously be a big downgrade for the passing game.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson exited late in Sunday's loss to the Raiders after taking a big hit. HC Matt Patricia said Monday, though, that Hockenson isn't in the concussion protocol and just had the wind knocked out of him. The rookie will be available for this weekend's game against the Bears.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (concussion) is active for tonight's game against the Packers. The rookie has totaled just 10 targets, 5 catches, 35 yards and 1 TD over his last 3 games.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson cleared the concussion protocol Sunday and is expected to play against the Packers on Monday night, the Detroit Free Press reports. Hockenson suffered his concussion back in Week 4, before the bye. But he practiced in full this week and appeared on track to play. Congratulations if you waited for the rookie for Week 6.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (concussion) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Lions. He put in a full week of practice and is expected to be cleared by game time, according to Tim Twentyman of the team's official website. Hockenson has totaled just 10 targets in his last 3 games, so he shouldn’t be considered more than a low-end TE1.

 
 
 

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