Posted: 6/18/2020 8:34 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (ankle) has been able to start running routes a part of his rehab but has not completely recovered from his ankle injury, according to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
Huddle Up: Hockenson was limited to 12 games last season and finished with 367 yards and two touchdowns. He likely will see a decent amount of targets in the passing game this upcoming season but probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Posted: 6/12/2020 4:40 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson was hurt more than most Lions pass-catchers following Mathew Stafford's season-ending injury in 2019, but Hockenson has the talent to blossom in his second pro season and should be a key part of an improved Lions offense, in the opinion of one NFL analyst.
Huddle Up: Hockenson's massive Week 1 (6 receptions, 131 yards, TD) proved to be his only game all season with more than 8.7 fantasy points, and he then missed the final quarter of the season with an ankle injury. He's a TE2 for draft purposes this summer, but he has more upside than most tight ends in that range.
Posted: 2/27/2020 1:43 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson did enough in his 12-game rookie season to inspire hope for his future with the team, according to general manager Bob Quinn Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'I think we have a really good tight end that had a really strong rookie season,' Quinn said. 'Ended with an injury, but he's fighting back so we're extremely happy to have him on our team and expect big things going forward.'
Huddle Up: Hockenson finished his rookie season with 32 receptions on 59 targets for 367 yards and two touchdowns in his 12 games. A larger role in his sophomore season and a return to health for QB Matthew Stafford (back) will make him a high-upside option as a low-end TE1.
Posted: 12/02/2019 7:58 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with an ankle injury Monday, Dec. 2.
Huddle Up: Hockenson had a huge NFL debut against the Arizona Cardinals but has been hurt seemingly ever since. The Lions likely have their long-term answer at the position, but he'll need some better luck in the injury department in 2020 if he is going to start delivering on his talent more consistently in Year 2. Jesse James and Logan Thomas figure to split snaps in his absence the rest of the way and can be left on waivers.
Posted: 11/28/2019 10:04 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (leg) left the stadium in a walking boot and a scooter Thursday, Nov. 28, after being seen using crutches following the end of the game against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Hockenson had been limited in practice for much of the week due to a shoulder injury before ultimately suiting up on Thanksgiving. He was held to just six catches in the loss and seems to have suffered a new injury. He'll need to be monitored before fantasy managers can consider him an option in any format for Week 14.
Posted: 11/28/2019 9:33 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson caught six passes for 18 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 13. He was targeted 11 times during the game.
Huddle Up: He was a popular target for David Blough but was limited to 18 yards. He will see a handful of targets in each game but can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 11/27/2019 8:18 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 27, but is considered questionable for the game Thursday, Nov. 28, against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: The fact Hockenson was able to be upgraded from limited on Tuesday to full the day before the game is promising, but even if he's able to play, he'll be catching passes from a less-the-healthy QB Jeff Driskel (hamstring). The Bears have struggled against fantasy tight ends, but Hockenson is unlikely to compile significant reception or yardage totals and will need to catch a touchdown to return value.
Posted: 11/27/2019 1:10 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) remained limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Despite the Lions' murky quarterback situation heading into Thanksgiving, Hockenson has a nice individual matchup against the Chicago Bears. Fantasy managers will want to see him cleared Wednesday and get some positive news on QB Jeff Driskel (hamstring).
Posted: 11/25/2019 10:12 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 25. The Lions did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Hockenson was able to play in the last game despite the injury and should be on track to play this week. He was held without a catch on two targets in Week 12 and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/25/2019 2:22 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson failed to catch either of his targets in a 19-16 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Hockenson has just one catch on four targets for six yards over the last two games combined. He has been an inconsistent fantasy option all year, and now that Jeff Driskel is under center, he doesn't need to be starting.