Game status: TJ Hockenson is ACTIVE.
Detroit Lions tight end TJ Hockenson has been in the upper echelon of fantasy TE options this season, but enters Sunday’s matchup at the Minnesota Vikings with a cloud of uncertainty.
Hock has been hamstrung with a knee injury all week, missing practice on Wednesday and returning to practice as a limited participant on Thursday. Head coach Dan Campbell intimated that there’s a “chance” that he could play on Sunday, but that doesn’t sound all too encouraging.
With Hockenson effectively a game time decision for the NFC North battle, what should you do with him in fantasy?
Fantasy Football analysis: Lions TE TJ Hockenson
After a dip in production against Baltimore two weeks ago, Hockenson had a semi-productive outing in last week’s loss to the Bears. He caught four passes for 42 but was targeted eight times, so that’s encouraging for him moving forward.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Fantasy managers should obviously keep close eye on his situation up until game time. Elite tight ends are at a premium this year so if you have him and he turns out ready to go, start him.