Leonard Hankerson
Leonard Hankerson
31-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Leonard Hankerson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Bills in August of 2016.
Released by Bills on Monday
WRFree Agent
August 15, 2016
Hankerson was released by the Bills on Monday.
After dropping three balls in Friday's preseason opener it didn't take long for the Bills to part ways with Hankerson. He wasn't expected to make the final roster to begin with given the already crowded receiving corps. The Miami product spent his first four years with the Redskins before bouncing around with three different teams last season.
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How do Leonard Hankerson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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.
6' 2"
211 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.40 sec
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
Cone Drill
6.94 sec
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
117 in
Bench Press
14 reps
Hand Length
10.63 in
Arm Length
32.50 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Just because Hankerson has failed to live up to the draft hype that surrounded his selection in 2011 doesn't mean that he is a failure as an NFL receiver. He did bounce around to three different teams in 2015, but ultimately landed in a potentially beneficial position with the Bills. Beyond Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, there's no clear-cut No. 3 receiver on the roster, a position that a healthy Hankerson could fill.
Hankerson signed with the Falcons this offseason on a one-year deal with the hopes of proving he’s fully recovered from an ACL injury that cost him the second half of the season in 2013 and most of the 2014 season. Hankerson only suited up for one game last season, and the lone ball thrown his way fell incomplete, but he’ll look to bounce back in a pass-friendly Atlanta offense. He should benefit from reuniting with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who once coached Hankerson in Washington. It’s clear that Julio Jones and Roddy White are the top targets in Atlanta, but Hankerson’s size and speed could help him beat out Devin Hester and Justin Hardy for the third receiving option. However, he only totaled 543 yards on 38 receptions in his best season as a pro (2012), leaving his fantasy value marginal at best.
A torn ACL and LCL suffered in November could keep him sidelined through training camp, and when he does get back on the field the Wahington depth chart is a lot more crowded than it was last season. Hankerson's not guaranteed a roster spot when he gets healthy.
With Robert Griffin under center and Pierre Garcon and tight end Fred Davis out with injuries, Hankerson had a chance for a larger role in Washington, but never showed enough consistency or focus. Still, he managed 9.5 YPT and 14.3 yards per catch and had two receptions for 40-plus on 57 targets. At 6-2, 209, and with 4.43 speed, Hankerson isn't overly quick, but he's physical, tough to bring down after the catch and capable of making plays downfield. With Garcon and Davis on the mend, there could be fewer targets up for grabs this year, but neither is out of the woods yet, Santana Moss is 34 and Josh Morgan has never been a primary receiver. In sum, as long as Griffin himself makes it back from a late-season knee injury, Hankerson has some upside in Year 3.
A hip injury that required offseason surgery limited Hankerson to just four games, but the rookie showed some promise in those contests, averaging 8.2 YPT, albeit in a very small sample (20 targets), and posting a 106-yard game in Week 10. At 6-2, 209, and with 4.43 speed, Hankerson isn’t overly quick, but he’s physical and tough to bring down after the catch. With Santana Moss turning 33 and coming off a poor year and Josh Morgan never having logged more than 81 targets in a season, Hankerson has a chance to carve out a significant – perhaps even starting – role opposite Pierre Garcon.
With Santana Moss re-signing with the Redskins and the acquisition of Jabbar Gaffney from the Broncos, Hankerson has some competition at the wide receiver spot. Drafted with the 79th overall pick, Hankerson has decent size (6-1, 209) and good timed speed (4.43 40), though he doesn't play quite that fast in pads. While Hankerson doesn't get points for style, he seemed to have a knack for big plays at Miami. Hankerson isn't overly quick, but he's physical and tough to bring down in the open field. He's also confident, declaring himself unequivocally "the best receiver in the draft."
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"Horrible" game Saturday
WRBuffalo Bills
August 14, 2016
Hankerson caught one pass for five yards but dropped three balls in Saturday's preseason loss to the Colts. "He had a horrible game," coach Rex Ryan told The Buffalo News.
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Outside looking in?
WRBuffalo Bills
August 11, 2016
Hankerson, who's listed with "other" after the first three receiving pairs on the team's initial depth chart, appears to be falling behind in the race for a roster spot. He also had a drop in the end zone during Wednesday's practice, The Buffalo News reports.
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WRBuffalo Bills
March 24, 2016
The Bills and Hankerson agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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WRBuffalo Bills
December 28, 2015
The Bills have claimed Hankerson off waivers from the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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WRFree Agent
December 26, 2015
Hankerson was waived by the Patriots on Saturday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
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