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Tagged: T.J. Hockenson (41 Results)


Vikings TE Smith Jr. returns to practice

Minnesota Vikings tight end IRV SMITH JR. returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time in two months after suffering a high ankle sprain in late October. The Vikings haveMore three weeks to activate Smith, who remains on injured reserve, or have him sit for the remainder of the season. Head coach Kevin O’Connell said that Smith’s status will be determined by how his ankle reacts to practice. Ankle injury aside, Smith’s fantasy value took a hit when the Vikings signed former Detroit Lions tight end T.J. HOCKENSON on November 1st. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Vikings trade for former Lions TE Hockenson

The Minnesota Vikings acquired tight end T.J. HOCKENSON from the Detroit Lions in a trade prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline. Hockenson was the eighth overall pick in the 2019 NFL DraftMore and has spent the past three-plus seasons in Detroit. He remains in the NFC North division as he transitions to Minnesota. Hockenson’s addition comes just after fellow tight end IRV SMITH JR. suffered an ankle injury on Sunday that has left his status as “week-to-week”. Less

Source: Team Website

Fantasy News: Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill. Is he a tight end, a quarterback or something else? That question got a little more interesting on Sunday.   more »



Lions getting creative with TE Hockenson

New Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson worked previously as the team’s tight ends coach and knows star tight end T.J. HOCKENSON well. Heading into the 2022 season, Johnson reportedly plansMore to get creative with his star tight end. Hockenson is a good route runner and the Lions used him in a lot of different ways in the team periods he took part in during minicamp practices this week. Hockenson’s role in the offense will be something to watch as the offseason progresses. Less

Source: Team Website


Lions TE Hockenson out for remainder of 2021 season

Detroit Lions Pro Bowl tight end T.J. HOCKENSON underwent thumb surgery on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season. Hockenson suffered the injury in practice last week and initiallyMore did not think he would miss any time. Coming off his first Pro Bowl, Hockenson has been the Lions’ most reliable weapon in the passing game and a favorite target of quarterback JARED GOFF. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term TE rankings

In dynasty leagues, the decision making gets particularly tricky at tight end. Would you prefer a player who’s a superstar right now? Think Travis Kelce or Darren Waller? Or would you instead take a youngster who might a superstar for a lot more years? Like Kyle Pitts or T.J. Hockenson?  more »



Lions RB Swift, TE Hockenson listed on initial injury report

Detroit Lions running back D’ANDRE SWIFT and tight end T.J. HOCKENSON both appeared on the team’s initial injury report released on Wednesday. Both players were listed with injuries they have dealtMore with this summer, with Swift nursing a groin injury and Hockenson dealing with a shoulder injury. Fortunately for fantasy owners, both were able to practice in full on Wednesday and are expected to be ready for Sunday’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Ceiling high for Lions TE Hockenson

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. HOCKENSON said recently that he is preparing himself to be the best he can be, adding that he knows his “ceiling is high”. The Lions wideMore receiving corps is among the shallowest units in the NFL, meaning that Hockenson should have a world of opportunity heading into the upcoming season. Hockenson struggled in his rookie season but showed great potential last year. The 23-year-old is poised to make another leap in his third season. Less

Around the NFL: Darren Fells

The Lions signed Darren Fells yesterday. It's his second stint with the team; he's actually played for four different teams in the last five years. I don't think anyone hoping to select T.J. Hockenson should be terribly concerned about Fells' presence, but it is something to factor into his projection.   more »



Lions add veteran TE Hill

The Detroit Lions signed former New Orleans Saints tight end JOSH HILL over the weekend. Hill spent the past eight seasons with the Saints, where he played five years for newMore Lions head coach Dan Campbell. Hill made seven starts for New Orleans last season, catching just 8 passes for 46 yards. Hill has been a reliable blocking tight end and should fill the role left vacant by last week’s release of fellow tight end JESSE JAMES. Meanwhile, fantasy owners looking to the Lions to meet their tight end needs should continue to focus on third-year TE T.J. HOCKENSON. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press


Lions OC thinks sky is the limit for TE Hockenson

New Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn is expecting big things from Pro Bowl tight end T.J. HOCKENSON heading into the upcoming 2021 season. Lynn said recently that Hockenson did someMore nice things last season, adding that he believes the “ceiling is even higher” this year. Fantasy owners should note that the tight end was a big part of Lynn’s offenses during his previous coaching stints with the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills. Less

Source: Team Website

Podcast: November 13 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

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