WR Chris Hogan - New England Patriots
|6-1, 215||Born: 10-24-1988||College: Monmouth||Drafted: ---|
Week 21: at Los Angeles Rams
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Tom Brady continues to show that in the playoffs he is just a different quarterback than the regular season. In each of his last two games, Brady has thrown for over 340 yards in both games and has now thrown for over 300 yards in 11 of his last 14 playoff games. This is a unit that has been able to identify the pre-snap read and get the ball out of Brady's hands quickly to James White, Julian Edelman or even Rob Gronkowski who had a vintage Gronkowski game against the Chiefs last week. This is a unit that will take whatever mismatch the defense is willing to give up with the variety of playmakers that the Patriots have on the field. The Rams secondary continues to be a unit that has largely underperformed this season. While the unit has dealt with injuries primarily to Aqib Talib who missed a large portion of the year, the Rams have been a unit that has been a merely average team against the pass compared to the expectations heading into this season with the acquisitions of Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. Peters has been extremely disappointing and will be matched up this week against a combination of Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hogan. The good news for the Rams this week is that their strength is at the slot corner position as Nickell Robey-Coleman has been one of the best slot corners in the league this year and could pose problems for Julian Edelman in this game. The one concern for the Rams could be their ability to cover Rob Gronkowski in this game as the team has allowed seven tight ends this season to go for over 50 yards and five tight ends to go for over 90 yards.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Chris Hogan's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 20 vs KC (7 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Once again seeing heavy snaps, Chris Hogan made a few grabs but none bigger than his amazing one handed catch on 3rd down with the Pats trailing in the 4th quarter. Hogan speared a pass with one hand then pinned it against himself on a narrow catch. It's been a down year for Hogan and his separation isn't as good as it once was, but he is blocking well and his number will be called upon in the Super Bowl.
2018 Week 19 vs LAC (5 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
With James White, Julian Edelman, and Sony Michel seeing the lion's share of touches, there wasn't much for Hogan to do. As a result, he didn't make much of an impact on the box score or in the game.
2018 Week 17 vs NYJ (11 / 6 / 64 / 0 rec)
After a frustrating season, Hogan had a decent day, though it came on 11 targets. Brady did miss a wide open Hogan for an easy touchdown, but there were scripted plays for Hogan, including multiple screens/short passes. This may have been a warm-up for the playoffs to see if a connection could be forced, but Hogan will be needed more with Josh Gordon out.
2018 Week 15 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 68 / 1 rec)
Hogan was not involved much but did have two notable plays. The first was Hogan's touchdown reception. Hogan's route starts cutting across the field and two Steelers defenders completely lose track of him. Hogan makes the easy reception and races to the end zone untouched. Hogan's second key play was in the third quarter. On a 3rd and 16 play Hogan drew a pass interference on Joe Haden, when Haden didn't need to interfere, and keep a Patriots drive going which would lead to a field goal.
2018 Week 6 vs KC (4 / 4 / 78 / 0 rec)
Hogan had two key catches in the 4th quarter than helped set up Patriots scores. Beyond that, his outing was fairly muted, as he is clearly lower on the totem pole for targets. This may well be his biggest yardage day of the year.
2018 Week 5 vs IND (4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Though he played a full complement of snaps, Hogan's dwindling importance continued with Julian Edelman back. In fact, his "biggest" play of the game was a drop that turned into an interception. Truly a microcosm of Hogan's slow season.
2018 Week 4 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Hogan was once again invisible, with one target to show for his efforts on the day. With Julian Edelman coming back and Josh Gordon getting acclimated, he may not have a big role in the offense going forward.
2018 Week 3 vs DET (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Once again, Chris Hogan was nearly invisible, further showing that he's having trouble separating. With Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon due back soon, he may continue to have a bit role.
2018 Week 2 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 42 / 2 rec)
Though the stat line may be misleading at first glance, Hogan wasn't targeted heavily during the game. Part of it was good defense/lack of separation, and part was pressure from the defensive pass rush. Either way, he did salvage two scores. The first was a short in route from the 7 yard line, while the second saw him wide open on a small slant with open road ahead. Hogan still hasn't had a heavy involvement game through two weeks, and with only two more games til Julian Edelman is back, he will need to show more.
2018 Week 1 vs HOU (5 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Hogan had a fairly disappointing day, as he wasn't targeted much, and didn't separate as well as normal. With a thin WR corps and Julian Edelman on suspension, he should kick things into gear, but his Week 2 matchup doesn't get any easier.
Latest NewsPatriots | Several veterans may depart (Fri Feb 8, 01:22 AM) - New England Patriots WRs Cordarrelle Patterson and Chris Hogan could be allowed to leave via free agency, in the opinion of Forbes' J.P. Pelzman, who also believes the team could release LB Dont'a Hightower and S Devin McCourty to free up more than $15 million in salary cap space. Our View: OverTheCap.com currently lists the Patriots near the bottom of the NFL with only $17.8 million in cap space at this time. They could make some moves in order to keep some of their own key free agents.
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