Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) caught six passes for 48 yards on nine targets against the Rams on Sunday.
The Rams were well aware that the Lions would try to feed Hockenson in this one and prepared accordingly, including setting elite corner Jalen Ramsey against Hockenson at times. Although Hockenson's efficiency was lacking Sunday and the struggles of quarterback Jared Goff might make that an ongoing risk, the nine-target usage for Hockenson is rather encouraging. It wasn't an easy matchup for Hockenson, yet the ball headed his way often. He'll face the Eagles in Week 8.