T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson

24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Detroit Lions
Questionable
Injury Knee
Est. Return 10/24/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Hockenson was one of the few bright spots in Detroit last year, rebounding strong from a disappointing rookie season that ended with major ankle surgery. There was talk he might need time to get up to speed in 2020, but the 2019 eighth overall pick came out of the gate strong with 13 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown in his first three games. It wasn’t until Week 10 that he finished a game without 50 yards and/or a TD, though it did happen three more more times (Weeks 15-17) at the end of the season. When all was said and done, the young tight end had played 16 games and 73.2 percent of Detroit’s offensive snaps, finishing second on the team in catches, receiving yards, receiving TDs and targets. The guy who finished first, Marvin Jones, is now in Jacksonville, while Kenny Golladay found his new home in New York. That leaves Hockenson as one of the few tight ends with a realistic chance to lead his team in targets, albeit with some potential for difficulty when it comes to touchdowns and efficiency. The QB swap from Matthew Stafford to Jared Goff is at least a small downgrade, and the rest of the Detroit roster isn’t exactly brimming with talent. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $19.82 million contract with the Lions in May of 2019.
Sits out practice
TEDetroit Lions
Knee
October 20, 2021
Hockenson (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
ANALYSIS
The Lions haven't suggested that Hockenson suffered any sort of setback with his lingering knee injury coming out of the team's Week 6 loss to the Bengals, so his absence from Wednesday's session may have been for maintenance purposes more than anything. Though he failed to find the end zone for the fourth straight game last week, Hockenson tied his season high with 11 targets and caught eight balls for 74 yards.
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How do T.J. Hockenson's 2021 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
51.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.95
 
% Team Air Yards
21.2%
 
% Team Targets
19.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
72.7%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

32830%
15561%
12111%
5221%
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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
227 routes   44 targets
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49 routes   4 targets
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Sunday, Oct 24th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
69.8
 
Cornerbacks
67.8
 
Safeties
70.8
 
Linebackers
70.0
 
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2021 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
250 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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Hockenson came off the board eighth overall in the 2019 draft, the earliest a tight end had been selected since Vernon Davis in 2006. The Iowa product quickly justified the selection with 131 yards Week 1 at Arizona, but it turned out the trend he started was tight ends posting big numbers against the Cardinals, rather than his own consistent success. The rookie never had more than 56 yards in a game the rest of the season, seemingly held back by both injuries and his own struggles separating from coverage. On a more positive note, Hockenson's 6.3 YAC average was seventh among TEs, and a 3.4 percent drop rate was good for 12th. Plus, he shouldn't have much trouble creating separation once he sharpens his routes, considering his numbers from the 2019 combine - including a 4.70 40 and 37.5-inch vertical at 251 pounds - equate to an 88th percentile SPARQ score. Of course, the impressive athleticism didn't matter when Hockenson was stuck on the sideline, first suffering a concussion, then a shoulder injury and finally a season-ending ankle injury Week 13. He has the talent, pedigree and solid QB play to make waves with a second-year breakout, but Hockenson also faces steady target competition from a strong wideout group in Detroit, and the rehab process could impact his offseason preparation.
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.
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Back to double-digit targets
TEDetroit Lions
October 17, 2021
Hockenson caught eight of 11 targets for 74 yards during Sunday's 34-11 loss to the Bengals.
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Playing Sunday
TEDetroit Lions
October 17, 2021
Hockenson (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
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Should play against Bengals
TEDetroit Lions
Knee
October 16, 2021
Hockenson (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Officially listed as questionable
TEDetroit Lions
Knee
October 15, 2021
Hockenson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Puts in limited practice
TEDetroit Lions
Knee
October 14, 2021
Hockenson (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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