With Brandin Cooks’ 114 targets up for grabs, Chris Hogan’s Opportunity Score rises and he should be in for a big 2018.
After Tom Brady was able to throw for 500 yards without Brandin Cooks during the Super Bowl, the writing was on the wall for Cooks — not to mention he was entering a contract year. Chris Hogan’s role changed with the arrival of Cooks and then he was able to settle down in Cooks’ role once Malcolm Jenkins put Cooks out to pasture. Hogan registered six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown on eight targets as the team’s intermediate and deep threat in the Super Bowl, and he should find himself in that position next season. Not only does Brady trust Hogan in clutch situations, but he also trusts him deep. In 2016, Hogan was tied with DeSean Jackson with a 17.9 yards per reception average. We expect a monster season for Hogan in the 65-850-8 range.