Posted: 9/21/2020 3:13 am UTC
Detroit Lions WR T.J. Hockenson posted four catches for 62 yards on four targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Hockenson has had a couple of decent performance so far, performing like a low-end TE1 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Lions meet the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3.
Posted: 9/14/2020 3:08 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson posted five receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown on his five targets in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: There is something about openers that tickles Hockenson, as he had a career-high 131 receiving yards and a score in his NFL debut in Week 1 of the 2019 season. He had just 26 catches, 236 yards and one TD in the other 11 games, so fantasy owners hope he can do a little better this season.
Posted: 9/11/2020 1:56 am UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (ankle) said Thursday, Sept. 10, that he is back at '100 percent' following ankle surgery at the end of the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Outside of a monster performance in his debut, Hockenson had a quiet rookie campaign. He is a popular breakout candidate in his second season, but fantasy owners shouldn't pencil him in for TE1 production just yet. He is a high-upside TE2.
Posted: 8/17/2020 6:12 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (ankle) told reporters Monday, Aug. 17, that the ankle injury that caused him to finish his rookie season on injured reserve has been an issue for him this offseason and that it is still not quite 100 percent.
Huddle Up: Hockenson is a popular candidate to take a huge step forward in his second year, but this news is reason enough to bump him down a spot or two on positional rankings, especially given how deep tight end is in fantasy this season. Perhaps his ankle is not all that far away from 100 percent, but the safe play for now is to grab him as a high-upside TE2 instead of a low-end TE1.
Posted: 8/08/2020 9:17 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Hockenson should return to practice in the next few days and will be the starting tight end for the Lions. He probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues this season.
Posted: 7/29/2020 10:18 pm UTC
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Hockenson will be away from the team for a bit, but it is not known if he tested positive for the illness. He had a big Week 1 last season but had a disappointing rest of the season. Hockenson probably will be the starting tight end in 2020 but may only be a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
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.