The Minnesota Vikings suffered a significant loss to their offense in Week 16 as tight end T.J. Hockenson suffered a torn ACL and MCL, according to head coach Kevin O'Connell. The former Detroit Lions tight end has been one of the best tight ends this season and will end the season with 95 receptions on 127 targets for 960 yards and five touchdowns.
The Vikings are now going to have to figure out how to replace Hockenson in their offense but fantasy football managers who had the Vikings tight end will have to do the same. He has been basically a plug-and-play tight end every week this season.
Looking ahead to Week 17, these are five tight ends who could be players to target on waiver wires that could be good replacements for T.J. Hockenson for what is Championship Week for most leagues.
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