Leonard Hankerson Fantasy News

Monday, April 4, 2016, 9:13pm

BuffaloBills.com - [Full Article]

The Bills today announced that wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has re-signed with the Buffalo Bills.

Hankerson originally joined the Bills on December 26, 2015 and played in the team’s final game against the New York Jets. He did not record a reception in the game. The 6-2, 211-pound Miami (Fl.) product entered the NFL in 2011 as a third round pick (79th overall) with the Washington Redskins. Hankerson has played in 40 career games, starting 14, catching 107 passes for 1,408 yards and nine touchdowns.

Prior to joining the Bills, Hankerson played for the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in 2015. He spent his first four NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins. His most productive season came in 2012 when he had 38 catches for 543 yards and three touchdowns for Washington.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:46pm

BuffaloBills.com - [Full Article]

The Bills made it official on Monday moving WR Marcus Easley to injured reserve in the wake of his severe knee injury suffered Sunday in the win over Dallas. Claimed off waivers to fill the void left by Easley the Bills were awarded WR Leonard Hankerson.

Hankerson (6-2, 211) was most recently with the New England Patriots, who was claimed off waivers following his release by the Atlanta Falcons. The former third-round pick of the Washington Redskins (2011) was placed on injured reserve by Atlanta in early December with a hamstring injury, but was waived a week later in an injury settlement.

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 3:02pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

It's never easy for a wide receiver to jump in midseason, or late season, and pick up the New England Patriots' offense.

Apparently, the Leonard Hankerson addition didn't go as the team had hoped.

Hankerson, claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Dec. 16, lasted only 10 days in the New England, according to ProFootballTalk.

With Hankerson's impending release, the team will be down to four wide receivers -- Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin.

Both Amendola and LaFell are questionable Sunday due to injuries sustained in Week 15 versus the Titans. Amendola injured his left knee, the one that kept him out of the Week 12 game versus Denver. And LaFell appeared to injure his left foot, the one that kept him on the PUP list until Week 7.

Fantasy Impact:

If one or both can't go Sunday, the Patriots may be seeking to use a wide receiver who grasps the offense better than Hankerson. Undrafted rookie Chris Harper could get promoted from the practice squad.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 12:45pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Falcons are releasing wide receiver Leonard Hankerson from injured reserve, making Hankerson eligible to be claimed by another team on waivers.

That’s quite a fall from early in the season, when the Falcons were winning and Hankerson was playing an important role.

Fantasy Impact:

Hankerson was placed on injured reserve in early December after aggravating a hamstring injury. He played in eight games this season, recording 26 receptions for 327 yards and three touchdowns. He had 17 receptions in the first four games.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) is out for the year. Hankerson’s absence directly impacts the number of targets that TE Jacob Tamme will see. Tamme has averaged 6.0-67-0.25 on 8.5 T/G in the four games that Hankerson has missed. He’s averaging just 3.3-41 on 4.7 T/G in the six games in which Hankerson has played.

Falcons place WR Leonard Hankerson on season-ending IR

Friday, December 4, 2015, 3:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Atlanta Falcons activated wide receiver/return specialist Devin Hester from injured reserve Friday and placed wide receiver Leonard Hankerson on season-ending IR.

The move with Hester was expected, as he is set to make his season debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. He missed the first 11 games after tearing two ligaments in his right big toe during the preseason.

As for Hankerson, he had been battling a hamstring strain for a while and aggravated it two games ago against the Indianapolis Colts. He had missed three games because of the injury.

Related players: Jacob Tamme

Fantasy Impact:

Hankerson’s absence directly impacts the number of targets that TE Jacob Tamme will see. Tamme has averaged 6.0-67-0.25 on 8.5 T/G in the four games that Hankerson has missed. He’s averaging just 3.3-41 on 4.7 T/G in the six games in which Hankerson has played. Tamme becomes a low-end TE1 for rest-of-season purposes.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Hankerson’s presence directly impacts the number of targets that TE Jacob Tamme will see. Tamme has averaged 6.0-67-0.25 on 8.5 T/G in the four games that Hankerson has missed. He’s averaging just 3.3-41 on 4.7 T/G in the six games in which Hankerson has played.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Hankerson’s presence directly impacts the number of targets that TE Jacob Tamme will see. Tamme has averaged 6.0-67-0.25 on 8.5 T/G in the four games that Hankerson has missed. He’s averaging just 3.3-41 on 4.7 T/G in the six games in which Hankerson has played.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. With Hankerson out, Jacob Tamme once again gains Sneaky Start status.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Hankerson played through the hamstring injury last week, so we expect he’ll do so again in Week 12.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 11. Hankerson will return this week, per HC Dan Quinn. It will put a dent in Jacob Tamme’s targets since Tamme has thrived with Hankerson out. For his part, Hankerson would be a WR4 type against the Colts.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hankerson may be able to return this week. If he does, it will put a dent in Jacob Tamme’s targets. Tamme has thrived with Hankerson out. For his part, Hankerson would be a WR4 type against the Colts.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. If Hankerson returns, it will diminish the Sneaky Start status of Jacob Tamme, who has been producing in his absence.

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 2:34pm

Falcons Inactives
Robert Alford CB
Justin Durant LB
Malliciah Goodman DE
Leonard Hankerson WR
Josh Harris LS
William Moore SS
James Stone C

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 9. Jacob Tamme and/or Roddy White should see his targets.

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