Injuries plagued Chris Hogan once again in 2019 as he played just seven games for the Panthers. While he doesn't yet have a 2020 landing spot, it's hard to envision one that would make Hogan draftable.
Hogan finished the 2019 season with eight catches (on 15 targets) for 67 yards in seven games played. Hogan inked a one-year deal with the Panthers last offseason to serve as a depth receiving option, but he quickly saw his availability derailed by a knee injury. The veteran was placed on injured reserve in early October after requiring arthroscopic surgery, but he at least returned to feature in Carolina's final three contests. Overall, though, he failed to top 20 yards in any of his outings, making minimal impact as he now enters free agency for the second straight year.
Hogan is expected to have a regular role in three-receiver sets Sunday against the Saints with D.J. Moore (concussion) expected to sit out the contest, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. After playing only six offensive snaps Week 15 in his first game back from injured reserve, Hogan's snap share jumped all the way to 74 percent Week 16 in the Panthers' 38-6 loss to the Colts. Moore's early exit due to the concussion was the primary cause of Hogan's increased action, but the former Patriot was unable to do much with the opportunity, hauling in two of three targets for 16 yards. Hogan should be in store for another heavy snap count in his team's season finale, but his fantasy ceiling is suppressed while the unproven Will Grier is under center for Carolina.
Hogan caught two of three targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Colts. Hogan hauled in a couple passes after fellow wideout D.J. Moore (concussion) was forced into an early exit. If Moore remains out in Week 17 versus the Saints, Hogan could garner some extra looks, but Sunday's lackluster performance from rookie quarterback Will Grier probably should temper the expectations of Carolina's passing game to close the campaign.
Hogan caught one of three targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Seahawks. Hogan made his first appearance since suffering a knee injury in Week 4, and although he made a minimal impact statistically, he at least helps Carolina's depth at wideout for the remaining couple weeks of the campaign.
Hogan (knee) was activated off injured reserve Saturday. Hogan will be eligible to play Sunday against the Seahawks as a result, although it remains to be seen how much work the veteran wide receiver will have given he's missed the last nine games after undergoing knee surgery in October. Jarius Wright has operated as the main slot receiver in Hogan's absence, although he only has two games with two or more receptions over that timeframe.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Las Vegas Raiders||22||22.63|
|2||09/20||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|3||09/27||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|7||10/25||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|9||11/08||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|10||11/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|15||12/20||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|16||12/27||@Washington Football Team||24||23.00|
|17||01/03||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|3 Year Avg||43||26||346||3||16||13.31||52|