T.J. Hockenson
T.J. Hockenson
22-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Detroit Lions
IR
Injury Ankle
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Lions whiffed when they used the No. 10 pick on Eric Ebron five years ago, but they took a similar swing this spring, tabbing Hockenson with the No. 8 selection. Hockenson won the Mackey Award as a redshirt sophomore, showing better hands and blocking chops than his physically gifted Iowa teammate and fellow first-round pick, Noah Fant. And then Hocksenson's stock improved at the combine, where he turned the drill list into his own personal edition of the Superstars, finishing top-two among TEs in the vertical jump (37.5 inches), broad jump (123 in.), three-cone drill (7.02 seconds) and short shuttle (4.18 sec.). His 4.70 time in the 40-yard dash, while comparatively unimpressive, was more than sufficient for a 251-pound player. Just keep in mind that tight end is the hardest skill position for rookies to make an immediate impact, and Hockenson will need to battle Jesse James for snaps this summer. Go crazy in keeper and dynasty drafts, but try to keep your cleats on the ground in redraft leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $19.82 million contract with the Lions in May of 2019.
Heading to IR
TEDetroit Lions
Leg
December 2, 2019
Hockenson (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
ANALYSIS
Hockenson started his rookie campaign with a bang, corralling six of nine targets for 131 yards and a touchdown Week 1 at Arizona. Since then, he's contended with a concussion and a right shoulder injury, but he's also topped out at 56 receiving yards (Week 9 in Oakland) and scored just one more TD (Week 4 versus the Chiefs) in the ensuing 11 contests. Near the end of the Lions' last game Thanksgiving day against the Bears, Hockenson's lower leg bent in an awkward fashion, requiring him to use a walking boot and scooter afterward. Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com clarified the injury was to Hockenson's ankle, and while the tight end will miss the rest of the season, coach Matt Patricia told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that the Lions don't have enough info yet to know if surgery will be ordered up.
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How do T.J. Hockenson's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
38.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.86
 
% Team Air Yards
10.9%
 
% Team Targets
13.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
55.2%
 
Drop Rate
3.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.3
 
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How often does T.J. Hockenson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how T.J. Hockenson and the other tight ends for the Lions are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
T.J. Hockenson
289 routes   59 targets
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91 routes   14 targets
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Overall QB Rating Against
80.4
 
Cornerbacks
97.5
 
Safeties
26.4
 
Linebackers
81.2
 
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2019 T.J. Hockenson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do T.J. Hockenson's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
251 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.02 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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Injures leg Thursday
TEDetroit Lions
Leg
November 28, 2019
Hockenson (leg) was wearing a walking boot and using a scooter to move about after Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Bears, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Suiting up Thursday
TEDetroit Lions
November 28, 2019
Hockenson (shoulder) is listed as active Thursday versus the Bears.
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Officially questionable
TEDetroit Lions
Shoulder
November 27, 2019
Hockenson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest against the Bears.
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Limited again Tuesday
TEDetroit Lions
Shoulder
November 26, 2019
Hockenson (shoulder) was limited at Tuesday's walkthrough, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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LP on practice estimate
TEDetroit Lions
Shoulder
November 25, 2019
Hockenson (shoulder) is listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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