headshot
T.J.
Hockenson
College Iowa
Team Detroit Lions
88TE
6'5"Height
247Weight
22Age
2Exp
5Bye
T.J. Hockenson's Fantasy Scouting Report

SCOUT ANALYST TAKE

Hockenson was the first TE off the board in the 2019 NFL draft, going 7th overall to the Detroit Lions. The Lions also added former Steelers' TE Jesse James during Free Agency, and now have two legitimate threats at Tight End after having none last year. Hockenson is an excellent blocker, which should allow him to play almost every down immediately as a Rookie. After only totaling 320 receiving yard his redshirt-Freshman season at Iowa, Hockenson broke out with 760 receiving yards as a RS-Sophomore las year. SportsLine projects Hockenson to be the 12th best fantasy TE next season with 58 receptions for 601 yards and 5 TDs. These are borderline TE-1 fantasy numbers, but I would go ahead and draft Hockenson as a backup TE and let him prove himself before inserting him in your lineup.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect T.J. Hockenson to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 87 projected fantasy points puts him at #13 behind Eric Ebron and ahead of David Njoku. His projected per game average is 5.4 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#14) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #12 ranked tight end. At 71% ownership, he is also the #13 most highly owned tight end.

T.J. HOCKENSON WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

T.J. Hockenson is projected for 5.6 fantasy points in week 1 which ranks him a the #10 projected tight end for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Trey Burton but behind Vance McDonald. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#14). He is projected for 5.3 fantasy points.

T.J. HOCKENSON IS A GREAT DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL ($4.9K) AND DRAFTKINGS ($3.1K)

He is projected for 7.4 FanDuel points and 9.6 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$287 more than $4.9K on FanDuel and +$552 more than $3.1K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019DET1273236711.473926019
Career (2 Seasons)1273236711.473926019
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2019DET127000.00000
Career (2 Seasons)127000.00-12700
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
NOVEMBER GAMES5131279.800861.510
OCTOBER GAMES38749.30045010
SEPTEMBER GAMES41116615.122763.640
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
MONDAY GAMES14215.30012500
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)1618300233.300
SUNDAY GAMES102232814.9221672.760
THANKSGIVING DAY GAMES1618300233.300
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
WINS33299.700133.310
LOSSES8232079111460.910
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
HOME GAMES6151117.411853.310
ROAD GAMES61725615.1111164.750
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
FedExField100---000---00
Ford Field6151117.411853.310
Lambeau Field14215.30012500
Lincoln Financial Field1111000000
Oakland Coliseum135618.700310010
Soldier Field134715.700310000
State Farm Stadium1613121.811466.740
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
vs Arizona Cardinals1613121.811466.740
vs Chicago Bears29657.200555.600
vs Dallas Cowboys1166000000
vs Green Bay Packers14215.30012500
vs Kansas City Chiefs1327911310000
vs Los Angeles Chargers1177000000
vs Minnesota Vikings133210.700266.700
vs New York Giants11212100110010
vs Philadelphia Eagles1111000000
vs Washington Redskins100---000---00
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)24215.30012500
COLD WEATHER <= 402917819.811777.840
FRIGID (20 DEGREES)1613121.811466.740
HOT WEATHER >= 801111000000
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)135618.700310010
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
INDOOR GAMES6151117.411853.310
OUTDOOR GAMES61725615.1111164.750
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES6151117.411853.310
ON GRASS FIELDS61725615.1111164.750
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
MARGIN 0-7102832911.8221760.760
MARGIN 8-1424389.50025000
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
FIRST HALF SEASON82229613.5221463.660
SECOND HALF SEASON410717.10055000
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION81624915.6221168.860
VS OWN DIVISION4161187.40085000
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
VS AFC TEAMS379012.911685.710
VS NFC TEAMS92527711.111135250
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF066711.200233.310
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE03165.311266.700
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE04389.51137510
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 708708.800562.500
FOURTH DOWN000---000---00
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS01011511.50077010
FIRST DOWN01516711.10064020
OVERTIME0177000000
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE044110.30012500
TIES1613121.811466.740
vs Oakland Raiders135618.700310010
TIED055410.80036010
THIRD DOWN066310.522610020
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE02127213001361.950
SECOND DOWN01113712.500763.620
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS045012.50037500
BEHIND01416511.8001071.410
3RD QUARTER06447.30035010
4TH QUARTER0131431111969.210
2ND QUARTER0510621.20048030
2ND HALF0191879.8111263.220
1ST HALF01217314.411758.340
1ST QUARTER07679.611342.910
AHEAD01314811.422646.240
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS09525.811333.310
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30000---000---00
ATTEMPTS 31+000---000---00
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-20000---000---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-10000---000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS0496241137530
AS STARTER000---000---00
OVERALL123236711.5221959.460
2019 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTTARRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDFL
109/08@ARIL27-279613121.83391000000
209/15LACW13-103177.0070000000
309/22@PHIW27-244111.0010000000
409/29KCL34-3033279.00131000000
610/14@GBL23-2264215.2570000000
710/20MINL42-30533210.67140000000
810/27NYGW31-26112121.00210000000
911/03@OAKL31-24735618.67230000000
1011/10@CHIL20-13634715.67190000000
1111/17DALL35-272166.0060000000
1211/24@WASL19-16200000000000
1311/28CHIL24-20116183.0090000000
*1412/08@MINL20-7000000000000
*1512/15TBL38-17000000000000
*1612/22@DENL27-17000000000000
*1712/29GBL23-20000000000000
* Indicates player did not play that week