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T.J. Hockenson - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsT.J. Hockenson's Basic Stats

T.J. Hockenson
ADP: N/A
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25.4
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 247
40 Time: 4.70
Speed Score: 103.70
SPARQx (Rank): 115.20 (76%)
Burst Score (Rank): 127.10 (90%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.20 (88%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.28 (92%)

T.J. Hockenson's Weekly Outlook

Week 14 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
5.4 48 0.4 7.2
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.4 47.8 0.4 7.2

T.J. Hockenson's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#7 Tight End

107.6 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 71.5 744.1 5.7 1.1 0.5

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsT.J. Hockenson's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Hockenson started hot last year, tallying 16 catches, 163 yards and 2 scores over the first 2 weeks.
  • He didn’t come close to performing as a TE1 over his final 10 games, though. From Week 3 to Week 13, Hockenson ranked as the TE15 in PPG. He scored only twice over that stretch and averaged just 42 YPG.
  • He played through an early-season knee injury, but it never cost him games.
  • The former 1st rounder did sit out the final 4 games with a thumb injury that required surgery.
  • Overall, Hockenson posted career highs in catch rate (75.3%), contested catch rate (78.6%) and drop rate (1.6%). His 73.6 PFF receiving grade was in line with 2020 as well.
  • Hockenson posted just 9.6 YPC — a career-low. But his 1.48 yards per route run ranked a respectable 11th among 25 TEs with 50+ targets.
  • Over 53% of his pass snaps came out of the slot. Hockenson’s expected to be used in more non-traditional ways under new OC Ben Johnson, formerly his TE coach.
  • Said Hock: "Ben has seen me do routes that most guys or coordinators wouldn't think that a tight end could do," Hockenson said at minicamp. "Splitting me out, running a comeback, splitting me out and running things that really only wide receivers do. "He's seen me run it and he's seen me run it well. Just being able to have that in his head – we're already seeing it now (with me) being split out and doing some things and showing what we got."
  • Jared Goff returns for year 2 in Detroit. He’s hardly an asset for Hockenson, but Goff’s penchant for hitting short routes bodes well for the TE’s involvement.
  • Don’t consider Hockenson a lock to repeat his 7 targets per game, though.
  • Detroit added 2 speed WRs in veteran DJ Chark and rookie Jameson Williams, although Williams is iffy for Week 1 following a December ACL tear.
  • We’ll also see more consistent usage from Amon-Ra St. Brown, who broke out down the stretch in ’21.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

We’ve now seen Hockenson for 3 pro seasons.

After a quiet rookie year, he’s finished as the TE7 twice in PPR points per game.

That’s a fine range for his fantasy floor. But the upside case for him has weakened, especially with his target competition looking significantly stronger.

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Justin Jefferson, WR MIN

7:38pm EST 12/4/22

Jefferson contained but scores

The Jets limited Vikings WR Justin Jefferson to 45 yards on 7 catches among 11 targets in Sunday's Minnesota win. Jefferson did find the end zone from 10 yards out in the middle of the 4th quarter to save what would have been a disappointing fantasy day by his standards otherwise. A Week 14 clash with the Lions presents an opportunity for Jefferson to avenge his worst outing of the year: 3 catches for 14 yards in Week 3. TE T.J. Hockenson and WR Adam Thielen tied for 2nd in targets against the Jets with 6 apiece. Hockenson caught 4 for 33 yards. Thielen caught 2 balls for 27 yards.

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Vikings WR Justin Jefferson amassed 139 yards and a TD on 9 catches in Thursday night's win over the Patriots. WR Adam Thielen trailed him by just 1 target and matched Jefferson's 9 catches, tallying 61 yards and a TD. TE T.J. Hockenson snagged the other of Kirk Cousins' 3 scoring tosses, totaling a 5-43-1 receiving line among 6 targets. The Minnesota passing game gets a tougher draw against the Jets in Week 13.

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Vikings QB Kirk Cousins managed only 12-of-23 passing for 105 yards in Sunday's beatdown at the hands of the Cowboys. He took 7 sacks and lost a fumble in the 40-3 defeat, giving way to Nick Mullens for late mop-up duty. TE T.J. Hockenson led Minnesota pass-catchers with just 5 catches and 34 yards. WR Justin Jefferson checked in just behind with a 3-33 line on 5 targets. WRs Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn were the only other Vikings to catch more than 1 pass. (They each caught 2.) Minnesota gets challenging matchups the next 2 weeks as well, against the Patriots and Jets. The 1st of those comes on Thanksgiving night.

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New Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson led the team with 9 receptions Sunday in his 1st game since the trade. He caught all 9 of his targets (2nd on the team) for 70 yards. Only WR Justin Jefferson drew more looks, catching 7 of 13 for 115 yards and a TD. WR Adam Thielen garnered 7 targets and tallied 3 receptions for 67 yards. QB Kirk Cousins totaled 265 yards on a lackluster 22-of-40 (55%) passing. Minnesota heads to Buffalo next Sunday for 1 of the league's toughest passing matchups.

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Dynasty Overview View TE Dynasty Rankings »

T.J. Hockenson, TE MIN
Dynasty MVP 87.8
Position Rank #9 TE
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
318
525
525
Dynasty Write-up
Due in part to a late-season injury, Hockenson took a step back in year 3. He still posted 60+ catches for the 2nd straight year. And we could be looking at a still-ascending talent at only 25 years old.
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