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Leonard Hankerson | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (79) / WAS
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Bills claimed WR Leonard Hankerson off waivers from the Patriots.
Unless they sign Hankerson to a contract extension before March, there's not much in it for Buffalo to add Hankerson to the 53-man roster for one game. Hankerson is an impending free agent and has been dealing with foot and hamstring injuries for most of the season. He's been cut by Atlanta and New England. Mon, Dec 28, 2015 05:05:00 PM

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Patriots waived WR Leonard Hankerson.

Hankerson did play 10 snaps in his only game as a Patriot, but he was not targeted. Hankerson was questionable for a foot injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Hankerson is expected back in New England next week if he clears waivers, which suggests his foot issue was the reason for the release.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 10:03:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson is expected to be active Week 15 against the Titans.

Hankerson was just claimed off waivers from the Falcons on Wednesday. He's only had a couple practice with his new team, but could be in for a handful of snaps in special packages Sunday. Hankerson was cut by the Falcons for a reason, so we're not expecting him to come in and make a huge impact, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he pushed Brandon LaFell for snaps.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) practiced on Thursday.

New England claimed Hankerson off waivers on Wednesday. Hankerson has been battling hamstring issues for over a month but it looks like he's finally on the comeback trail. It's unclear if Hankerson will dress Sunday against Tennessee or if he needs more time to learn the offense. The Patriots' passing game is among the NFL's most complex.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Patriots claimed WR Leonard Hankerson off waivers from the Falcons and OT LaAdrian Waddle off waivers from the Lions.

Hankerson was released from I.R. after only two weeks, suggesting he's fully recovered from a recurring hamstring strain. He had 26 catches, 327 yards, and three touchdowns in eight games with Atlanta, and could eventually push for snaps in New England's thin wideout corps. 24-year-old Waddle provides depth at tackle behind LT Sebastian Vollmer and RT Marcus Cannon.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Falcons released WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) from injured reserve.

Hankerson is now subject to the waiver process and will become a free agent if he passes through unclaimed. The move indicates Hankerson has been medically cleared, which raises an important question. Why did an offense in desperate need of playmakers send a productive wide receiver to injured reserve for what amounted to a two-week injury? Hankerson had 26 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns in eight games for the Falcons this season, and Atlanta has scored a grand total of 29 points the last three games.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Falcons placed WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) on season-ending injured reserve.

Devin Hester (toe) was activated in the corresponding roster move. Hankerson has missed three of Atlanta's last four games with a strained hamstring and hasn't shown any improvement. It's another blow to the Falcons' already paper-thin receiving corps. Jacob Tamme will become an every-week TE1 in Hankerson's absence and should be owned in all formats.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:18:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Bucs.

He's not going to play Sunday after missing the entire practice week. Jacob Tamme and Roddy White will pick up the slack behind Julio Jones. Tamme is on the TE1 fringe. He averages 8.5 targets in games HankTime misses.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) won't practice on Thursday.

"He’s not ready yet," said coach Dan Quinn. Hankerson has sat out three of the Falcons' past four games. With HankTime likely to miss Week 13, Jacob Tamme will again make for an interesting streaming option at tight end.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Wednesday.

Jacob Tamme put up a 5-69 line in Hankerson's absence last week and gets the biggest bump each time Hankerson misses games. He's a borderline TE1.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Falcons declared WR Leonard Hankerson, RB Devonta Freeman, K Matt Bryant, CB Phillip Adams, DE Malliciah Goodman, T Bryce Harris, and C James Stone inactive for Week 12 against the Vikings.

Jacob Tamme gets a bump with Hankerson (hamstring) back on the shelf. The Falcons will start Tevin Coleman at tailback in an above-average matchup.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Vikings.

HankTime played last week in his return from the hamstring issue, but apparently suffered a setback. Jacob Tamme will vault into the No. 2 pass-game option.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) missed Thursday's practice.

Hankerson seems unlikely to play against the Vikings, which would vault Jacob Tamme back into the mix as a potential TE1 streamer.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Hankerson returned from his hamstring issue last week and had an awful, drop-filled game against the Colts despite scoring a touchdown. If he sits this week, Jacob Tamme will be in play as the No. 2 pass-game option.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson secured 4-of-7 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to the Colts.

Hankerson's stat line looks okay, but he was terrible in this game, dropping multiple passes including a second would-be score. Still, Hankerson's role as the Falcons' No. 2 pass option gives him some lower-end fantasy value. He'll be a weak WR3 play against Captain Munnerlyn's Vikings in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:29:00 PM

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4Anthony Dixon
5Cierre Wood
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Chris Hogan
3Greg Little
4Jarrett Boykin
WR21Robert Woods
2Greg Salas
3Marquise Goodwin
4Walter Powell
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Charles Clay
2Chris Gragg
3MarQueis Gray
4Nick O'Leary
5Jacob Maxwell
LT1Seantrel Henderson
LG1Ryan Groy
2Cyril Richardson
C1Eric Wood
2Ronald Patrick
RG1John Miller
2Kraig Urbik
RT1Cyrus Kouandjio
K1Dan Carpenter