T.J. Hockenson Fantasy Value Rebounds With Week 4 Touchdown Against Chiefs

Jason Schandl
Buffalo Bills v Detroit Lions
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T.J. Hockenson looked like he was going to be one of the breakout starts of the 2019 NFL season with a massive 131-yard game in Week 1. But then he combined for only two receptions and eight yards in his following two games, quickly putting the breaks on that hype train.

His fantasy football value has bounced back in Week 4 though, scoring the first touchdown of the game as the Detroit Lions got off to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs.

That was Hockenson's lone reception (and lone target) in the quarter, but his continued usage in scoring range points to him continuing to offer a high fantasy football ceiling, even when inconsistent usage keeps his floor low. Hockenson was already tied for the team lead with three red zone targets heading into Week 4, with three of the Lions' 10 points.

It's still not all roses for Hockenson's fantasy value though, as his disappointing Week 3 performance was backed up with some worrying usage numbers.

Outside of the top tier, the tight end position is rarely going to be a consistent one in fantasy football. If Hockenson continues to see the lion's share of Detroit red zone usage, he can continue to offer boom-or-bust fantasy upside on a weekly basis, even if he's not heavily featured in the team's passing game in general.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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