Khadarel Hodge

Atlanta Falcons
Wide Receiver #4
Atlanta Falcons
Wide Receiver #4

Khadarel Hodge News

Career-high 202 yards in 2022

Hodge caught 13 of 20 targets for 202 yards and a touchdown across 17 appearances during the 2022 campaign.

Analysis: Hodge caught five of six targets for 95 yards over the first two games of the season, but he failed to provide consistent production the rest of the way. He was held without a catch 10 times across his next 15 appearances and caught just one pass over the final six games of the campaign, four of which came with Desmond Ridder at the helm. Nonetheless, Hodge still posted a career-high 202 receiving yards during the campaign and may have interest in re-signing with Atlanta in free agency this offseason, though the Falcons may elect to completely overhaul their wideout corps behind Drake London.

Jan 11, 2023 12:41 PM EST

Minimal role in passing attack

Hodge reeled in his lone target for five yards during Sunday's 20-19 victory over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Hodge played the fourth most snaps among Atlanta's wide receivers, but after securing a five-yard catch on the Falcons' opening offensive drive, the fifth-year wideout wasn't targeted again. The reception marked Hodge's first since Week 11, so it's safe to presume he won't offer much fantasy production during Sunday's regular-season finale against Tampa Bay. Across 16 appearances, Hodge has totaled 13 receptions on 20 targets for 202 yards and one touchdown.

Jan 2, 2023 7:44 AM EST

Cleared for Week 15

Hodge was a full participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against the Saints, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Hodge missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, but he wasn't limited by the aliment Friday and is good to go for Sunday's divisional matchup versus New Orleans. The fifth-year wideout has appeared in all 13 of Atlanta's contests this season, totaling 12 receptions on 19 targets for 197 yards and one touchdown, but he hasn't recorded a catch since Week 11.

Dec 16, 2022 11:30 AM EST

Zero receptions on two targets

Hodge failed to catch either of his targets during Sunday's 19-16 loss against Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Hodge played just six offensive snaps and was targeted on two of them, but he failed to record a reception. The fifth-year wideout has 12 receptions for 197 yards and one touchdown this season, but he's been held without a catch in seven of his 13 appearances.

Dec 5, 2022 8:26 AM EST

Limited role in win

Hodge gathered in his only target for 13 yards during Sunday's 27-24 victory versus Chicago.

Analysis: Hodge secured a 13-yard reception on a second-and-nine play on the Falcons' first drive of the game, which ultimately ended in a Drake London touchdown. However, the fifth-year wideout wasn't targeted again the rest of the way, as Marcus Mariota only attempted 20 passes. Over his last three appearances, Hodge has caught four of five targets for 69 yards and a score, but he's played just 29 offensive snaps during that stretch.

Nov 21, 2022 7:51 AM EST

Hits pay dirt in loss

Hodge secured both of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 25-15 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Hodge's 25-yard touchdown grab came with just under three minutes left in the game, bringing the Falcons within one score of the Panthers. The wideout's touchdown was his first of the season, and he now has 11 catches for 184 yards over the first 10 games. As Atlanta's No. 4 receiver, Hodge played just eight of the team's 63 offensive snaps. His efficiency Thursday is not sustainable, so the veteran's limited opportunities make him extremely difficult to trust for fantasy purposes. Hodge and the Falcons will host the Bears in Week 11.

Nov 11, 2022 10:58 AM EST

Logs one reception in loss

Hodge caught one of two targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 20-17 defeat versus the Chargers.

Analysis: Hodge has solidified himself as the No. 4 wideout behind Drake London, Olamide Zaccheaus and Damiere Byrd, but Atlanta's passing attack isn't prolific enough to have multiple fantasy-relevant pass catchers. Across nine appearances, the veteran wideout has caught nine of 14 targets for 147 yards, though all of his receiving yards have come in four games (Weeks 1, 2, 5 and 9).

Nov 7, 2022 8:03 AM EST

Solid production in loss

Hodge caught three of five targets for 33 yards during Sunday's 21-15 defeat against the Buccaneers. He also secured a two-point conversion.

Analysis: Hodge finished second on the team in targets and receptions and third on the team in receiving yards while playing fourth most snaps among Atlanta's wideouts. He also caught a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter to cut Tampa Bay's lead to six. Hodge caught five of six targets for 95 yards across his first two appearances with the Falcons, but he was held without a catch on one target over the following two games. With Kyle Pitts (hamstring) sidelined, Hodge bounced back in Week 5 and could see another expanded role in Week 6 if Pitts remains out.

Oct 10, 2022 7:57 AM EST

Two catches in loss

Hodge caught two of three targets for 57 yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Hodge played just 12 offensive snaps, fourth among Atlanta's wideouts, but he finished second on the team in receiving yards behind rookie first-round pick Drake London, who caught eight of 12 targets for 86 yards and a score. Hodge has carved out a clear role in the Falcons' passing attack and has secured five of six targets for 95 across his first two games with Atlanta.

Sep 19, 2022 7:04 PM EST

Solid showing in ATL debut

Hodge caught all three of his targets for 38 yards during Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Hodge parlayed a strong training camp into a solid role with his new squad to start the 2022 campaign. The journeyman wideout finished third on the team in receiving yards behind Drake London and Olamide Zaccheaus, but he was fifth in targets and played the fourth most snaps among Atlanta's wideouts. His relative high production compared to his snap share is concerning, but he's clearly making a strong impression with his new squad so it's possible he can maintain his solid production moving forward.

Sep 12, 2022 7:47 AM EST

Making push for roster spot

Hodge is a strong candidate to make the Falcons' initial 53-man roster, Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney of the team's official site report.

Analysis: Hodge was signed by the Falcons this offseason after catching 13 of 27 targets for 157 yards across 16 games for the Lions last season. Atlanta made numerous moves to address its wideout corps, so he was expected to have stiff competition for a roster spot. Regardless, he appears to be standing out, as Bair relays that Hodge frequently is working with the first team and has put together a solid training camp. Hodge played 10 snaps (eight offensive) during the first quarter of Atlanta's preseason opener, catching his only target for 12 yards, and hit the sidelines with the rest of the starters, another sign he's trending towards being a lock for the initial 53-man roster.

Aug 15, 2022 9:14 AM EST

Bolsters Falcons WR corps

The Falcons have signed Hodge to a one-year contract.

Analysis: In 16 games with the Lions last season, the 27-year-old recorded 13 receptions on 27 targets for 157 yards. Hodge joins an Atlanta wideout corps currently headed by Olamide Zaccheaus, but the team is far from done in terms of adding depth at the position. With that in mind, it remains to be seen where Hodge settles into the equation for targets, but as things stand he should have an opportunity to compete for a role in the Falcons offense, which is now helmed by QB Marcus Mariota.

Mar 25, 2022 1:06 PM EST

Small offensive role in finale

Hodge logged eight offensive snaps during Sunday's 37-30 win over the Packers.

Analysis: After a big day in Seattle in Week 17, Hodge returned to more of a special-teams role with Josh Reynolds reinstated from the COVID list. This was nothing new for him considering he only topped 13 percent of the offensive snaps in one game following Detroit's Week 9 bye. As a result, Hodge will finish the 2021 campaign with 13 receptions on 27 targets for 157 scoreless yards. The Alcorn State product is now set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year with no certainty that he will return to Detroit in 2022.

Jan 12, 2022 10:56 AM EST

Second-leading receiver

Hodge caught five passes for 76 yards on 10 targets against Seattle on Sunday.

Analysis: The 76 yards are a career high for Hodge, who stepped into a starting role with Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond unavailable. Those two will both return to the starting lineup once they're cleared to return to the field, but at least Hodge probably solidified himself as Detroit's fourth option in the wide receiver rotation as they prepare to face Green Bay in Week 18.

Jan 2, 2022 6:08 PM EST

Could get larger role Week 17

Hodge is expected to see an increased role within Detroit's receiving corps Sunday against the Seahawks with both Josh Reynolds (illness) and Kalif Raymond (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: No. 1 wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown and running backs D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams are probably the safest bets to earn targets from quarterback Tim Boyle, but the likes of Hodge, Tom Kennedy, Trinity Benson and Javon McKinley could all see increased snaps with two starting receivers out of the lineup. Since Detroit's Week 9 bye, Hodge hasn't logged more than 13 percent of the Lions' offensive snaps in any of the team's seven games, turning in just two receptions for 30 yards on three targets.

Jan 2, 2022 5:48 AM EST

Cleared for Week 13

Hodge (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Hodge's non-COVID illness kept him from practicing Wednesday and limited his participation Thursday, but he was feeling better Friday and went through a full practice. He'll occupy his usual depth role in Detroit's receiving corps against the Vikings in Week 13.

Dec 3, 2021 12:09 PM EST

Limited Thursday

Hodge (illness) was limited in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: This is a step up for Hodge, who was unable to practice Wednesday as the Lions prepare to face Minnesota on Sunday. Hodge has just six catches this season as a depth piece in the Lions' putrid passing attack.

Dec 2, 2021 1:06 PM EST

Catchless against Eagles

Hodge was targeted twice but he did not record a catch during Sunday's 44-6 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Hodge continues to serve in a complementary role on one of the worst offenses in the league. He'll remain a fantasy afterthought once Detroit returns from its Week 9 bye.

Oct 31, 2021 7:11 PM EST

Little output against Rams

Hodge secured his only target for three yards during Sunday's 28-19 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Hodge and Geronimo Allison clearly ran behind Kalif Raymond and Amon-Ra St. Brown, but Raymond was the only one to see more than two targets. Even with Quintez Cephus (collarbone) and Tyrell Williams (concussion) on IR, Hodge remains a long shot to become a consistent fantasy contributor in practically any format.

Oct 25, 2021 8:57 AM EST

Snags go-ahead two-point conversion

Hodge caught one of five targets for 17 yards plus one two-point conversion during Sunday's 19-17 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: Hodge wasn't able to do much with the bump in targets he saw with Quintez Cephus (shoulder) sidelined, but he made up for it with a reception on a go-ahead two-point conversion with under a minute remaining. If Cephus misses time and Tyrell Williams (concussion) remains sidelined, Hodge could be a bigger part of the rotation in Week 6 against the Bengals.

Oct 10, 2021 8:33 PM EST

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