T.J. Hockenson
T.J. Hockenson
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Detroit Lions
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.
Another touchdown Monday
TEDetroit Lions
September 20, 2021
Hockenson caught eight of nine targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 35-17 loss to the Packers.
ANALYSIS
Hockenson led the Lions in all major receiving categories, with his night highlighted by an eight-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone during the second quarter. The third-year pro has now scored in consecutive games to begin this season, catching eight passes in both outings as well. Amid Detroit's underwhelming receiving corps, Hockenson's consistency and volume in the passing game makes him a rather valuable commodity at tight end. He'll look to keep his strong form going in Week 3 versus the Ravens.
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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
69.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.53
 
% Team Air Yards
20.0%
 
% Team Targets
19.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
40.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.9
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

13012%
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How often does T.J. Hockenson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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T.J. Hockenson
55 routes   20 targets
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Overall QB Rating Against
99.7
 
Cornerbacks
75.3
 
Safeties
110.4
 
Linebackers
146.5
 
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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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Top option in passing game
TEDetroit Lions
September 12, 2021
Hockenson caught eight of 10 targets for 97 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 41-33 loss to San Francisco. He also caught a two-point conversion.
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Ready for season opener
TEDetroit Lions
September 8, 2021
Hockenson (shoulder) was a full practice participant Wednesday.
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Managing shoulder injury
TEDetroit Lions
Shoulder - AC Joint
August 25, 2021
Coach Dan Campbell revealed Tuesday that Hockenson is dealing with a AC joint issue in his shoulder, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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Participating in practice
TEDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
August 23, 2021
Hockenson (undisclosed) participated in Monday's practice and said afterward that he doesn't feel like he needs any snaps in Friday's preseason finale against the Colts to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Out for second preseason game
TEDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
August 19, 2021
Hockenson (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's preseason game against Pittsburgh but should ramp up his practice involvement next week, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
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