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October 15, 2019 12:28 AM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Receiving struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson caught four of six targets for 21 yards during Monday's 23-22 loss to Green Bay.

The bright side is that Hockenson showed no signs of a concussion and he ultimately finished second on the team in targets behind Kenny Golladay (9). The flip side is that the rookie's inability to translate his usage into production was no fault but his own. Not only did Hockenson fail to extend a goal-line screen pass to the end zone early on, but he later dropped another potential touchdown in the corner of the end zone despite securing the ball all the way until he hit the ground. Fantasy owners looking for the tight end to repeat his Week 1 production probably shouldn't hold their breath when the Lions play host to a stout Vikings defense in Week 7.

October 13, 2019 03:20 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Out of concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson cleared the concussion protocol, making him eligible to play Monday at Green Bay.

The Lions indicated Hockenson was closing in on the final step of the protocol with full practices Friday and Saturday. After meeting with an independent neurologist, he'll be back just in time to take on the NFC North leaders. Unfortunately for Hockenson, he'll be facing a Packers defense that has allowed the third-fewest yards per catch (8.2) to tight ends this season.

October 12, 2019 04:12 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Questionable for MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson (concussion) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Packers.

Hockenson was able to practice without limitations both Friday and Saturday, but he'll still need to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can play Monday. This may end up being a game-time call when the inactives are released 90 minutes before Monday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. If Hockenson's unable to go, Jesse James figures to be the Lions' No. 1 tight end.

October 12, 2019 12:52 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Practicing Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson (concussion) will practice Saturday, Michael Rothstein of reports.

This doesn't come as a surprise, as Hockenson was listed as a full participant on Friday's estimated injury report. This doesn't, however, mean that the tight end has cleared concussion protocol. Look for confirmation on that once the Lions release their final injury report of the week, but all signs are pointing toward Hockenson suiting up Monday night.

October 11, 2019 04:24 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Logs full practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson (concussion) was listed as a full participant on Friday's estimated injury report, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Hockenson has yet to clear the protocol for head injuries, but this development is the best sign yet that a visit to an independent neurologist is imminent. Once he gets past that final hurdle, he'll be cleared to play Monday in Green Bay. On the other hand, if he doesn't get approval to return, the Lions again will rely on Jesse James and Logan Thomas to man tight end.

October 11, 2019 12:16 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Patricia indicated Friday morning that Hockenson (concussion) is trending toward playing in the Lions' Monday night matchup with the Packers, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Hockenson still has a few steps to go in the concussion protocol, but Patricia indicated Hockenson has been able to take part in all drills at practice, which indicates the Lions are preparing as if he will play Monday night. Hockenson's status for Week 6 will not be officially revealed until Saturday, and a final call on his availability may not come until after that, but fantasy players have reason to believe he will be good to go coming out of the Lions' Week 5 bye.

October 10, 2019 04:32 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Gets limited tag in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Hockenson was also on the practice field for the Lions' unofficial session Wednesday, but his limited listing Thursday indicates that he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol coming off a bye week. He'll need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist within the next few days if he hopes to suit up Monday night in Green Bay.

October 10, 2019 12:04 AM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Participating in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson (concussion) participated in individual drills during Wednesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Hockenson remains under concussion protocol but was able to run routes and take part in a ball-security drill wearing full pads. The Lions will release the team's first injury report of the week Thursday in advance of Monday's game against Green Bay.

October 9, 2019 02:20 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson remains in the concussion protocol but is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Coming off Detroit's bye week, Hockenson appears to have made at least some progress through the NFL's five-step protocol for head injuries. The rookie first-round pick will benefit from a bit of additional time to get healthy before Monday's divisional tilt in Green Bay, although it still remains unclear whether he'll ultimately play Week 6. Even if he resumes practicing with contact by the end of the week, he'll need to receive full clearance from an independent neurologist to guarantee his availability Monday night.

September 30, 2019 04:24 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: In concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Matt Patricia said Monday that Hockenson (concussion) is currently in the league's concussion protocol and that there isn't any concern about his shoulder, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

It was already reported earlier Monday that Hockenson isn't a candidate for injured reserve, which could mean his injury isn't long-term in nature, although it's still unclear just how much time the rookie could miss. The Lions will be on bye for Week 5, with their next game coming Oct. 14 against Green Bay.

September 30, 2019 01:44 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Not headed for IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson (concussion/shoulder), who was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, is not a candidate for IR, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

That's a bit of good news as the Lions approach their Week 5 bye, but it remains to be seen if the extra recovery time that affords Hockenson will be enough for him to gain clearance to play in the team's Oct. 14 contest against the Packers. Hockensen was officially diagnosed with a concussion and a right shoulder injury upon exiting in the third quarter when he was upended by Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu.

September 29, 2019 11:16 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Officially has concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson has been ruled out of Sunday's contest against the Chiefs due to a concussion, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Hockenson remained on the turf for a spell after an attempted hurdle caused him to land on his right shoulder. He was able to walk to the cart as he was removed from the field, but the concussion protocol now is in his path for another appearance. Fortunately for Hockenson, the Lions enter their bye week before going on the road Monday, Oct. 14, at Green Bay in Week 6.

September 29, 2019 03:40 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Possible head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game versus the Chiefs.

Hockenson left the contest after an attempted hurdle gone wrong. Assuming he's diagnosed with a head injury, he'll have plenty of time to recover for the Lions' next game (Oct. 14 in Green Bay) with the team heading into a Week 5 bye.

September 29, 2019 11:08 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Carted off field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson (undisclosed) was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Hockenson landed hard on his right shoulder on an attempted hurdle attempt in the third quarter, laying on the turf for some time before stirring and walking to the cart. The nature of his injury has yet to be released by the Lions, but if he doesn't return, he'll end Week 4 with three catches (on three targets) for 27 yards and one touchdown.

September 23, 2019 11:08 AM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Another disappointing performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson caught one of four targets for one yard in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Eagles.

It's starting to look like Hockenson's huge Week 1 performance is a product of Arizona's inability to cover tight ends, as Baltimore's Mark Andrews (8/112/1) and Carolina's Greg Olsen (6/75/2) also put up big numbers against the Cardinals in Weeks 2 and 3, respectively. Meanwhile, Hockenson has caught just two of seven targets for eight yards in two games since the season opener in the desert. While the rookie has at least showed some upside, he's also proving to be a low-floor fantasy option that probably can't be trusted on an every-week basis.

September 15, 2019 09:44 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Returns to Earth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson caught one of three targets for seven yards during Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Chargers.

A week after making headlines in the season opener, Hockenson crashed back down to Earth and ultimately finished with six fewer targets than last week and one less than Jesse James. It was interesting that the rookie wasn't used more against a team dealing with injuries at the safety position, but pretty much every Lions receiver took a clear back seat to Kenny Golladay in this one. Hockenson will look to get back on track next Sunday against an Eagles team that let the 35-year-old Vernon Davis find the end zone in Week 1.

September 9, 2019 05:52 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Record-setting debut in tie game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson caught six of nine passes for 131 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Cardinals.

Anyone who wrote off Hockenson because of the "tight ends aren't productive as rookies" narrative needs to quickly reconsider the potential Hockenson provides on the stat sheet. Right out of the gate, the Iowa product saw more targets than any Lions receiver averaged per game in 2018 and he proceeded to translate that workload into the highest receiving total by any tight end in his first career game since the 1970 merger (topping the 103 yards Will Dissly collected last season). Hockenson will look to keep it up in Week 2 against a Chargers team that won't have safety Derwin James (foot) available to play.

August 24, 2019 01:40 AM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Gains 52 yards on three catches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson caught three of four targets for 52 yards during Friday's preseason game against the Bills.

He dropped a pass, but Hockenson was otherwise a standout performer while the Lions' starting offense was on the field. The longest of his gains went for 32 yards. Seemingly an important part of the Lions offense, Hockenson is expected to be the receiving complement to the blocking-oriented Jesse James in 2019.

August 18, 2019 06:00 AM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Gets 22 yards on first pro catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson caught one pass for 22 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Hockenson looked smooth during a catch-and-run play that resulted in a quality gain on the rookie's first grab in live action as a pro. However, he also made a mistake that cost the team a Kerryon Johnson run, one on which Hockenson was ticketed with an illegal blocking penalty. Hockenson could see more involvement in the third preseason game next Friday against the Bills.

August 12, 2019 04:44 PM
Lions' T.J. Hockenson: Could be No. 2 to start season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hockenson has displayed nice concentration in training camp practices and "doesn't seem to be fazed by traffic in tight spaces at all," Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.

Hockenson, who was tabbed with the No. 8 selection in April's draft, has displayed his skills in training camp and is a big part of the future of the Lions offense, but Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports suggests that the talented rookie will "likely start out the year as the (team's) No. 2 tight end behind Jesse James." That's reflected by the Lions' posted depth chart, but not Hockenson's current ADP, which is more reflective of his long-term upside than his likely early season fantasy prospects.

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