WR Chris Hogan - New England Patriots
|6-1, 215||Born: 10-24-1988||College: Monmouth||Drafted: ---|
Week 21: at Philadelphia Eagles
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Patriots at this point are a known commodity at this point with Tom Brady. The Patriots boast a highly effective offense that can beat you in so many ways. The Patriots can beat you with their running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. This causes the Patriots to be extremely dangerous as there is no way to stop them it is only to contain them. Whether it is Dion Lewis or James White out of the background, Danny Amendola or Brandin Cooks as wide receivers or Rob Gronkowski at the tight end position. The Patriots have given Tom Brady so many options that everything is set up in their passing game. The one weakness the Patriots have is that their offensive line is banged up. Laadrian Waddle has really struggled at right tackle and Nate Solder has struggled at left tackle which could cause the Patriots issues if the Eagles are able to get pressure. The Eagles secondary is one that has improved throughout the season and a big part of that has been Jalen Mills. Mills who is a second-round draft pick struggled early on this season but has really picked his game up to go alongside Ronald Darby on the outside and Patrick Robinson out of the slot. The Patriots are going to have to try to find mismatches in this Eagles secondary and Eagles match up very well against the Patriots as Patrick Robinson is the best cornerback on the Eagles and he will be matched up against Danny Amendola who has largely been the best receiver in the playoffs this season. The Patriots may try to expose the Eagles is through the running backs as the Eagles have struggled against receiving tight ends as they allowed 6 receptions for 41 yards per game on the season which was league average in terms of points allowed to running backs on the season. The one area that the Eagles should struggle with the most in this game is with Rob Gronkowski as the Eagles have struggled against elite tight ends. Travis Kelce and Evan Engram who are the two best tight ends that the Eagles have faced both went for 80+ yards this season so if there is one weakness this is likely the weakness that the Patriots will have to take advantage of.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 20 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Taking a back seat to Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola, Hogan was not heard from much as he continues to shake off rust.
2017 Week 19 vs TEN (4 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
Coming back from a long injury layoff, Hogan's only catch was a short slant touchdown. Expect him to be more involved next week, though the matchup is daunting.
2017 Week 14 vs MIA (5 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
In his first game back from injury, Chris Hogan was simply beat by coverage and inaccurate quarterbacking. As a result, he caught one pass for one yard. Better days are assuredly ahead.
2017 Week 8 vs LAC (7 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
The big news for Hogan was his injury. As Hogan was hit by a defender, trainers came to look at him, and he eventually walked off the field with his arm hanging limp by his side, slamming his helmet in frustration. It is something definitely worth monitoring. Prior to that, he was playing well with no huge plays to speak of.
2017 Week 7 vs ATL (6 / 4 / 71 / 0 rec)
Due to game script, Hogan only caught 4 passes while Tom Brady only attempted 29 passes. Hogan was also knocked out of the game briefly while being checked for a concussion, but seemed to be okay. His highlight was a 3rd and 16 conversion early in the game on a route towards the sideline.
2017 Week 6 vs NYJ (4 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Chris Hogan was not as involved in the game against the Jets as usual. Part of it was due to a huge shot to the ribs that saw him banged up for a bit, but a bigger part was the focus on Brandin Cooks, Rob Gronkowski, and balancing the passing and running game to an extent. There will be better days ahead.
2017 Week 5 vs TB (11 / 8 / 74 / 1 rec)
Chris Hogan's role has become very stable, and was especially so against the Bucs with Rob Gronkowski sitting out. Hogan scored the only touchdown of the day for the Patriots, a short 5 yard stick route that the defender wasn't able to bat away. He and Danny Amendola were the primary reasons the offense was able to do much of anything, and he'll continue to remain a valuable asset.
2017 Week 4 vs CAR (9 / 5 / 60 / 1 rec)
Hogan had some good and some bad, but remained heavily involved in the offensive game plan. He snared a short touchdown on a marvelous laser pass from Tom Brady, and narrowly missed another after a drop.
2017 Week 3 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 68 / 2 rec)
Thanks to some sloppy coverage, Chris Hogan was able to grab two touchdowns. His first was a wide open touchdown in the end zone where he simply wasn't covered by anyone. The second was a longer touchdown with similarly shoddy coverage that he managed to take to the house. Along with Brandin Cooks, Hogan helps set the table for the deep passing game, meaning he could go off on any given week.
2017 Week 2 vs NO (6 / 5 / 78 / 1 rec)
Chris Hogan was the most consistent wide receiver on the day for the Patriots, busting a couple long gains. His touchdown was off a pick play with Philip Dorsett. Initially, the referees called offensive pass interference, but the flag was picked up, making the touchdown good. Notably, Hogan was also limping during parts of the second half, and acted as a semi-decoy on a couple plays. His injury is worth monitoring.
2017 Week 1 vs KC (5 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
Expectations were high for Hogan, but he simply could not produce against the Chiefs. He was well covered for most of the game, and in fact had more carries than catches, as the Patriots used him on 3 reverse sweeps with mixed results. Hogan should see more success in the future, but will remain a volatile asset on a week to week basis.
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