T.J. Hockenson
Hockenson IN Osborn OUT
8 months ago

Minnesota Vikings Tight End TJ Hockenson will Play today despite injury, Wide Receiver K.J. Osborn is Unlikely to play.

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that T.J. Hockenson is set to play today on a limited snap count against the New Orleans Saints at 1 pm EST. However, teammate K.J. Osborn is unlikely to play due to a concussion, a decision made by both the player and the coach.

Starting Hockenson in Fantasy is a bit of a desperation move; success will hinge on touchdowns, particularly relying on the Vikings reaching the red zone. With K.J. Osborn sidelined, there’s an opportunity for WR Brandon Powell to make his mark. While a deep-league option for the desperate, it’s also a chance to witness the Dobbs experiment unfold in real time.

Hockenson’s limited play count raises the collective hope for his sustained health during the Vikings’ playoff push. As for K.J. Osborn, out at least for this week, we’ll closely monitor his status, especially with the return of Justin Jefferson. His fantasy outlook is slightly less optimistic, and we’re wary of how long this concussion might linger. Skol.

Tyler Kicklighter Player profiler News Desk @Tykick