TE T.J. Hockenson - Detroit Lions
|6-5, 251||Born: 7-3-1997||College: Iowa||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2019|
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Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
T.J. Hockenson's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs CHI (11 / 6 / 18 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson drew a team-high 11 targets on Thanksgiving but was only able to turn the opportunities into six catches for 18 yards. Hockenson had multiple deep targets but was missed by backup David Blough down the seam and thrown too far off his body along the sideline on a tightly covered route. Hockenson's catches were primarily short with little room to make plays after the catch outside of two back to back catches late in the game where he made defenders miss and was able to turn upfield. Backup David Blough looked more Hockenson's way than either Matthew Stafford or Jeff Driskel had earlier in the season, so his usage is notable if Blough starts next week against the Vikings.
2019 Week 12 vs WAS (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson drew two targets but failed to catch either against Washington on Sunday. Hockenson has failed to consistently carve a role in the offense in his rookie season and has not been helped by Jeff Driskel replacing an injured Matthew Stafford. Hockenson will be a low-end option against the Bears on Thanksgiving Day.
2019 Week 11 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson had a quiet game against the Cowboys with his lone catch a short pass over the middle. His only other target was an out route that was undercut by a Dallas defender. Hockenson has a good matchup against Washington in week 12.
2019 Week 10 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson had a slow start to the game before getting heavy work in the second half despite Matthew Stafford missing the game with an injury. Hockenson showed off his athleticism with runs after the catch on a tight end screen and an out route. Hockenson had an opportunity down the seam on a deep throw that was overthrown. Hockenson will face Dallas next week who gave up two touchdowns to tight ends this week.
2019 Week 9 vs OAK (7 / 3 / 56 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson had one of his better performances of the season against the Raiders this week. Hockenson had a couple of easy catches, including one on a crossing pattern on play-action and another on a flat route where he had an easy run after the catch opportunity. He later added a good screen reception with a run after the catch that showed off his athleticism. Hockenson was hindered by errant throws from Matthew Stafford on multiple occasions, including a long throw down the seam. Hockenson faces a good Chicago defense in week 10.
2019 Week 8 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson had a quiet game against the New York Giants catching his only target on an out route for a first down. Hockenson has been inconsistent with limited targets as a rookie and will look to get on track next week against the Raiders.
2019 Week 7 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson had a quiet game against the Vikings. He was not involved early with his first reception coming in the fourth quarter. He added two short receptions in the middle of the field late in the fourth quarter. He will look to rebound next week against the Giants.
2019 Week 6 vs GB (6 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson returned to the lineup after missing time with an injury prior to the Lions bye. Hockenson had a quiet game but had an opportunity for a score on a quick tight end screen inside the five-yard line where he fell just before the goal line. He also added a good conversion on third down in the second half across the middle. Hockenson has shown well for a rookie tight end despite injuries thus far in his career and will look to keep positive momentum going next week against the Vikings.
2019 Week 4 vs KC (3 / 3 / 27 / 1 rec)
T.J. Hockenson left the game against the Chiefs after a scary injury. Hockenson attempted to hurdle a defender but fell and landed awkwardly. Hockenson laid on the ground very awkwardly and was in the concussion protocol after the game. Prior to the injury, Hockenson caught a touchdown pass on an out route from a bunch formation where he broke easily open in the end zone. Hockenson also was schemed up for a chunk play on a tight end screen play. Hockenson did have a drop on a target down the seam on a well-thrown ball from Matthew Stafford. He will have an extra week to clear the concussion protocol with a week five bye before facing the Packers in week six.
2019 Week 3 vs PHI (4 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson had a disappointing game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Hockenson had several opportunities to score a touchdown but was unable to convert. He stepped out of the end zone before a touchdown catch and had two other well-defended end zone targets. Hockenson had a good play-action reception out of the Lions own end zone and later caught a check down late in the game. Hockenson was hit awkwardly on the play and was walking gingerly afterward, so his status for next week against the Chiefs is important to monitor.
2019 Week 2 vs LAC (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
T.J. Hockenson had a quiet week after a week one breakout. His only catch was a short route on the second series of the game. Detroit schemed Hockenson a target where he sold a block an escaped out the backside of a play, but the play was well defended by the Chargers. Hockenson will look to rebound against the Eagles in week three.
2019 Week 1 vs ARI (9 / 6 / 131 / 1 rec)
T.J. Hockenson had a terrific debut against the Arizona Cardinals in week one. He was smooth as a pass catcher and consistently turned catches upfield for yards after the catch. He showed good separation ability on a play where he was motioned across the formation and ran an over route, creating separation for a big play. Hockenson also ran a good scramble drill in the end zone with Matthew Stafford, to work away from defenders in coverage for a touchdown.
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