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Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He should be fine for this weekend's plus matchup vs. the Dolphins, but we'll see how Hockenson is listed on tomorrow's final injury report.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He's made a habit of sitting out on Wednesday this year, so we're not worried about his Week 8 status at this point. We'll update Hockenson's status again tomorrow, ahead of Sunday's game vs. Miami.

With Amon-Ra St. Brown leaving early for a concussion, Lions WR Kalif Raymond led the team in targets (6), receptions (5) and receiving yards (75) in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. TEs Brock Wright and T.J. Hockenson followed, tying at 4 catches apiece. Wright beat Hockenson 57-48 in yards. Josh Reynolds managed just 1 catch for 8 yards on 2 targets, trailing WR Tom Kennedy in each category despite leading him in playing time and routes.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown returned from his ankle sprain for Sunday's loss to the Patriots but played at limited role. He checked in just 4th among Detroit wideouts in playing time for the game, trailing Josh Reynolds (10 targets), Kalif Raymond (7) and Tom Kennedy (1) in playing time. St. Brown did still claim 6 targets to rank 3rd on the team, catching for for 18 yards. He drew a target on 37.5% of routes for the game, pointing to the opportunity upside that awaits as St. Brown works back to full health. A Week 6 bye should help.

Lions WR T.J. Hockenson (hip) isn’t listed on the final Week 5 injury report. He went no practice Wednesday, limited Thursday, full Friday – the same routine he followed last week before exploding for 179 yards and 2 TDs.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (hip) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He should be ready for his usual role vs. the Patriots this weekend.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson delivered a huge receiving line in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks: 8 catches, 179 yards, 2 TDs. His 12 targets constituted 30% of Detroit's total pass attempts. The yardage checked in 48 higher than the previous top mark of his career. With WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown and D.J. Chark out, as well as RB D'Andre Swift, WR Josh Reynolds served as the #2 target. He drew 8 looks and caught 7 balls for 81 yards and a TD. No other Lion caught more than 3 passes in the game.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (foot) is not listed on the final Week 4 injury report. After sitting out on Wednesday, he was limited on Thursday and a full-go on Friday. So the foot shouldn’t be a real issue in Sunday’s game vs. the Seahawks. Hockenson should be in for an expanded role with RB D’Andre Swift and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown out.

The Lions have ruled WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. And that's not the only injury at play in this pass-catching corps. TE T.J. Hockenson (foot), WR D.J. Chark (ankle) and Josh Reynolds (ankle) are also dealing with injuries that have cost them practice time this week. Khalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus sit behind that group if any others wind up inactive. HC Dan Campbell also said Friday that RB D'Andre Swift is "probably out" for the game. We'll update official statuses for others as they come out.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (foot) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We're tentatively expecting him to be fine for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks, but we'll get another update tomorrow.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (foot) did not practice on Wednesday. We don't have any details on the injury. Check back tomorrow for another update on Hockenson's Week 4 status.

Lions WR Josh Reynolds led the team in targets (10) and receiving yards (96) while tying WR Amon-Ra St. Brown for the receptions lead (6) in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. The game didn't mark any change in role for Reynolds, who has been operating with St. Brown and D.J. Shark as Detroit's clear top trio at the position. Chark posted a 3-46 receiving line among 6 targets in this contest. We'd bet on him and Reynolds alternating production, with St. Brown the weekly favorite to lead. TE T.J. Hockenson chimed in with the team's lone TD catch against Minnesota, 1 of his 3 catches for 18 yards among 4 targets.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (hip) is active for today’s game vs. the Vikings. He was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, but we never heard any concern about the hip. Hockenson seems safe to use in fantasy lineups.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (hip) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Vikings. We’ve heard nothing to suggest that he’s in danger of missing this one, but you’ll need to check back Sunday to make sure he’s active.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown racked up 9 catches for 116 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's win over the Commanders. That marked the 8th straight game in which he secured at least 8 receptions, matching the record held by Michael Thomas and Antonio Brown. In Sunday's game, St. Brown tallied 5 more targets than any other Lion, garnering 35.3% of QB Jared Goff's pass attempts. TE T.J. Hockenson ranked 2nd, with 7 targets, but caught only 3 for 26 yards. Josh Reynolds and D'Andre Swift caught the other 2 of Goff's 4 TD passes in the game. St. Brown is so far vindicating anyone who drafted him this summer.

Lions QB Jared Goff looked like the same old limited passer in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but that didn't stop WR Amon-Ra St. Brown from helping fantasy football players. The 2nd-year wideout posted an 8-64-1 receiving line on a team-high 12 targets, accounting for 32.4% of Goff's total attempts. WR D.J. Shark followed, producing a 4-52-1 line on 8 targets (21.6%). TE T.J. Hockenson (7, 18.9%) was the only other Lions to see more than 3 looks. He caught 4 of those for 38 yards. It was a fine opener on the usage front for all 3 players, each of whom ran a route on more than 75% of Goff dropbacks. The initial results look especially encouraging for St. Brown, if you spent an early-ish pick on him. Week 2 brings a fine home matchup with Washington.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson expects to be used more creatively this season in new OC Ben Johnson's scheme. Johnson was Hockenson's position coach the past 2 years. "Ben has seen me do routes that most guys or coordinators wouldn't think that a tight end could do," Hockenson said. "Splitting me out, running a comeback, splitting me out and running things that really only wide receivers do. He's seen me run it and he's seen me run it well. Just being able to have that in his head – we're already seeing it now (with me) being split out and doing some things and showing what we got." QB Jared Goff likes what he's seen with Hockenson's usage so far this offseason. "T.J. is a unique player and somebody that we need to take advantage of his full skill set," Goff said. "No one knows him better than Ben, so having him in that (OC) spot to make those decisions and draw things up is helpful. But he's doing a great job creatively with T.J." Hockenson is a safe pick in mid-range TE1 territory and might still have untapped upside beyond that.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson will miss the final 4 games of the season after undergoing thumb surgery on Thursday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Hockenson is expected to make a "complete recovery in time for the offseason program," Schefter adds. His absence leaves behind a team-high 7.0 targets per game. WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, who's tallied 12 targets in 2 straight, looks like the biggest beneficiary.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (hand) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. The Athletic's Chris Burke confirms that it "doesn't sound overly" optimistic for Hockenson to play vs. the Cardinals this weekend. TEs Brock Wright and Shane Zylstra split TE duties with Hockenson out last week. Neither is a reliable fantasy play.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (hand) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Broncos. Brock Wright figures to operate as Detroit’s lead pass-catching TE but isn’t a viable fantasy play. With Hockenson, D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams all out, the Lions’ WRs should pick up extra targets today.

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