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What to do with T.J. Hockenson in Week 7 fantasy football

We go over T.J. Hockenson’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Lions Week 7 matchup against the Falcons.

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson is tackled by Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker in the second quarter at State Farm Stadium Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons are as friendly as passing defenses come, and T.J. Hockenson will look to benefit from their inefficiencies in a Week 7 match-up. As the current 12th ranked tight end in fantasy football, Hockenson has been teetering on the edge of TE1 territory. Does his plus match up make him a must start this week? We break down the fantasy analysis below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Lions TE T.J. Hockenson

The Atlanta Falcons have allowed 18 passing touchdowns in six games so far this year while giving up an average of 335 passing yards per game. T.J. Hockenson has managed to find the end zone in each of the last two games and the aforementioned Falcons statistics bode well for the probability of him finding the end zone once again in Week 7. Matthew Stafford has shown that he trusts Hockenson in the red zone, which is a big value booster. The plus match-up and efficiency that Hockenson has shown thus far make him an ideal candidate for your starting TE this week.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start T.J. Hockenson as a TE1