Hockenson caught three of six targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Chicago. Hockenson didn't see a significant difference in his involvement with Jeff Driskel filling in for Matthew Stafford (back) under center. The rookie tight end has caught at least three passes in six of his first nine games. He'll face the Cowboys at home in Week 11.
Hockenson (undisclosed) wasn't listed on the Lions' injury report Wednesday. Hockenson was removed during the fourth quarter of this past Sunday's game at Oakland to be evaluated for a concussion. While Hockenson passed all neurological tests, coach Matt Patricia told Justin Rogers of The Detroit News afterward that the tight end had the breath taken out of him. The hit from Raiders safety Erik Harris was enough to keep Hockenson sidelined for the remainder of Sunday's game, but didn't result in any sort of designation on the Lions' initial Week 10 practice report. Hockenson thus can prepare in earnest for a Bears defense that has conceded 8.2 yards per target and 6.5 receptions per game to tight ends this season.
Head coach Matt Patricia said Hockenson was hit in the back and it took the breath out of the tight end, but Hockenson is not dealing with a concussion, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports. Hockenson took a hard hit from Raiders safety Erik Harris on the final drive of the game during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Oakland. The rookie had to leave the field to be checked for a head injury, but Hockenson apparently was clear of concussion symptoms, which is especially great news for someone who was just treated for a concussion over Detroit's Week 5 bye thanks to another hit he took late during the Lions' Week 4 loss to Kansas City. Hockenson's level of participation in practice Wednesday will be more telling of the tight end's availability for Week 10 in Chicago, but it seems like he should be able to play.
Hockenson is being evaluated for a concussion after taking a big hit Sunday against the Raiders, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Hockenson is currently getting checked out in the blue tent in the fourth quarter. His return should be considered questionable as the Lions look to pull off a late comeback. The tight end mustered three catches for 56 yards before exiting.
Hockenson caught his only target for 21 yards during Sunday's 31-26 victory over the Giants. Despite a soft matchup, Hockenson didn't see many passes come his way. Instead, he watched Danny Amendola serve as Matthew Stafford's favorite short-range weapon. Playing time isn't the issue with Hockenson -- he saw almost double the offensive snaps of the next-busiest tight end in Jesse James -- but rather it's Stafford's propensity to spread the ball around. As long as Amendola, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones stay healthy, it will continue to be difficult to trust Hockenson as anything more than a low-floor, somewhat-high-upside fantasy play.
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