Who Should I Start? T.J. Hockenson or Irv Smith Jr.

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
15.5 0.0 0.0 5.8 67.9 0.5

T.J. Hockenson News

T.J. Hockenson Nets Two Touchdowns Despite Loss

Friday, September 15, 1:09 AM

Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson came down with 7-of-8 targets for 66 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 34-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 26-year-old made a couple of nice grabs during a second-quarter drive, topped off with a tackle-breaking five-yard score to get Minnesota on the board after their lethargic first period. Hockenson wasn't turned to much, until another three-catch 39-yard series saw him hit paydirt once more on Minnesota's final drive of the evening. The two-time Pro Bowler has now collected 15-of-17 targets across his first two contests, picking up right where he left after pacing for a 100-catch season upon landing with the Vikings last year. Hockenson is a high-end TE1 in Minny's pass-centric offense for Week 3's date with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
10.4 0.0 0.0 4.0 43.1 0.3

Irv Smith Jr. News

Irv Smith Jr. Has Three Catches In Week 1

Sunday, September 10, 9:53 PM

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Irv Smith Jr. recorded three catches for 17 yards during the loss to the Browns on Sunday. Surprisingly, the former Viking was one of the Bengals' top producers in Week 1. However, considering Cincy accumulated only three points in this one, that's not saying much. Fantasy managers should at least be glad Smith got five targets from Joe Burrow. While he probably won't be a reliable fantasy option moving ahead, he may have a few decent performances this season. That said, Smith is undoubtedly a risky fantasy option in Week 2 versus the Baltimore Ravens.

T.J. Hockenson vs. Irv Smith Jr.

Still trying to decide between Hockenson and Smith Jr.? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that T.J. Hockenson is projected to score 15.5 points this week while Irv Smith Jr. is projected to score 10.4 points.