Hogan did not haul in any of his six targets in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Despite what looked like a nice four-game window of opportunity to start the 2018 season, Hogan's production was rather modest considering the investment required to obtain him in preseason fantasy drafts/auctions. Overall, the 30-year-old logged 35 catches (on 55 targets) for 532 yards and three TDs in 16 games, while often serving as the No. 4 or 5 option in the Patriots' passing attack. With Hogan's three-year deal with the team set to expire, the wideout will become an unrestricted free agent next month. A return to New England is still possible, but other teams figure to kick the tires on Hogan. If the opportunity for a more clear-cut role presents itself, the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder could be sporting a new uniform in 2019.
Hogan caught five of his seven targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 37-31 AFC Championship Game win over the Chiefs. Meanwhile, Julian Edelman caught seven of his 10 targets for 96 yards and TE Rob Gronkowski hauled in six of his 11 targets for 79 yards. With Josh Gordon no longer in the mix, Hogan profiles as the Patriots' clear-cut No. 2 wideout option as Super Bowl LIII against the Rams approaches, an assignment that carries with it a degree of fantasy utility.
Hogan was not targeted in Sunday's 24-12 win over the Bills. Though Hogan started and was on the field for 62 of the Patriots' 75 snaps on offense Sunday, he was not one of the two wide receivers (Julian Edelman and Cordarrelle Patterson) targeted by QB Tom Brady in Week 16. Looking ahead, Hogan figures to log plenty of snaps in the absence of Josh Gordon, but a lack of steady volume makes him a hit-or-miss fantasy option.
Hogan caught two of his three targets for 68 yards -- including a 63-yard TD -- in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Steelers. As has been the case of late, Hogan -- who was on the field for 39 of 62 plays on offense Sunday -- was out-snapped by fellow receivers Julian Edelman (58) and Josh Gordon (57). Hogan's fantasy stat line Week 15 was salvaged by his big play, but it'll be tough to count on those arriving on a weekly basis, given that New England QB Tom Brady has so many options in the passing game.
Hogan was on the field for 34 of a possible 82 snaps on offense in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Dolphins. Hogan, who once again was out-snapped by fellow receivers Julian Edelman (75) and Josh Gordon (71), did not haul in his only target Sunday. He's still capable of making the occasional big play, but in his current role in the New England offense, Hogan is largely off the fantasy radar.
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