WR Marvin Jones - Detroit Lions
|6-2, 199||Born: 3-12-1990||College: California||Drafted: Round 5|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs GB (5 / 4 / 81 / 1 rec)
Marvin Jones capped his season with a big day against Green Bay. He caught a deep post where he beat corner coverage while getting behind the safety for a 56-yard chunk play. Jones was later targeted on a red zone fade for a touchdown. The fade marks an expansion of his role in the red zone where Detroit has frequently struggled to score touchdowns. Jones also drew a defensive holding, which likely should have been a defensive pass interference. Jones beat the defender on a play and would likely have added a second score on the play if he was not interfered with. Jones was also overthrown by Stafford in the red zone.
2017 Week 16 vs CIN (5 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones was underwhelming against the Bengals. He had a bad drop on a curl route on a third down which forced Detroit to kick a long field goal which was missed. His highlight was a corner route from the slot where he caught the ball in contested coverage. He also drew a defensive pass interference on a deep perimeter route. Jones was the primary target in the offense for a solid stretch of the season, but has been capped by the development of Eric Ebron and Detroit trying to manufacture touches for Kenny Golladay.
2017 Week 15 vs CHI (5 / 3 / 85 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones was limited to only three catches, but produced a highlight. Jones ran a scramble drill with Stafford where Jones turned a short route up the field. Stafford threw a 50/50 ball where Jones elevated snatching the ball out of Eddie Jackson's hands. Jones was later targeted in the red zone on a slant, but never separated on the route. Stafford's throw was purposefully too high where only Jones could retrieve it, but Jones could not elevate on the play. Jones was limited on the rest of the day to three other targets all in the short and intermediate area of the field.
2017 Week 14 vs TB (4 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones was limited during the game to only four targets, after seeing heavy workload in recent weeks. Jones's long catch was a 38-yard post into double coverage. Jones typically is a deep perimeter threat, but Stafford's only deep perimeter throw was his interception intended for Kenny Golladay. The remainder of Jones's targets were in the intermediate area of the field, including an out where he drew a defensive holding, and another out breaking route where he was called for offensive pass interference.
2017 Week 13 vs BAL (8 / 4 / 90 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones continued to be Detroit's best big play threat with two catches of 42 and 46 yards. Jones was held in check in the short passing game, but was able to capitalize on his down field targets. Jones has a strong rapport with Stafford in the deep perimeter passing game, which is well suited to both player's strengths. Jones adjusted well to Stafford's deep throws, and is a consistent deep threat Detroit uses to exploit defenses.
2017 Week 12 vs MIN (9 / 6 / 109 / 2 rec)
Marvin Jones had a solid day against Minnesota, after he was held in check by Xavier Rhodes earlier in the season. Jones had two touchdown receptions, the first on an in route where he caught the ball in traffic at the goal line and just broke the plane of the end zone. The second was a free play where Minnesota had too many men on the field. Jones ended up double covered on the play because Terrence Newman just stayed on the field after being the 12th man on the field. Jones made the catch in double coverage by high pointing the ball then breaking both tackles to run for a touchdown. Jones also drew a defensive pass interference by Xavier Rhodes near the end zone on a perimeter route. Jones continues to be Stafford's preferred target to stretch the field along the boundaries, and a top two option in the passing offense.
2017 Week 11 vs CHI (7 / 4 / 85 / 1 rec)
Marvin Jones assumed the lead dog role in the Lions receiving corps in this matchup, bossing Chicago defensive backs routinely. He and Matthew Stafford connected early on a smooth timing pass, a sign of what was to come between the quarterback and receiver. Jones' route-running nous and technical skill were crucial factors throughout the game, as he was able to consistently get open against both man and zone coverage. A deep target in the first half saw the football fall just short and out of his reach, but Stafford connected with him for a touchdown not long after. Jones' route left the defensive back in no man's land. After initially winning at the line of scrimmage by getting lower and chopping away the defensive back's arms, Jones stutter-stepped before darting towards the end zone. Stafford's pass was laid out in front of Jones, who plucked it effortlessly. Jones capped his day with a tough catch along the right sideline on third down, securing the ball before absorbing a thud right into the midsection.
2017 Week 10 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones's lone catch was a comeback route, which he executed well then broke a tackle to create a 22-yard gain. After being a primary weapon for Detroit the past two weeks, Jones was quiet against Cleveland, with only two targets on the game. Kenny Golladay shares a similar target profile as Jones, so his return is a potential threat to monitor Jones's workload.
2017 Week 9 vs GB (11 / 7 / 107 / 2 rec)
Marvin Jones continued his hot streak of late, by eclipsing the century mark, and catching two touchdown passes. Jones is the main beneficiary of Matthew Stafford's improved health, as Stafford has been precise and aggressive to Jones on the deep perimeter of the field. Jones first touchdown was a go route against single coverage, where Stafford looked the safety off then threw a strike to the back of the end zone that Jones caught in tight coverage. The second was a contested catch pass where Jones went up and over a cornerback in the end zone for a touchdown. Jones started slow this season as he was shadowed by elite corners like Patrick Peterson and Xavier Rhodes, which was an indication of the respect he deserves. Jones continues to be the best deep threat on the team with Kenny Golladay still injured, and is benefitting from Stafford's fine play.
2017 Week 8 vs PIT (11 / 6 / 128 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones broke the century mark for the first time this season. Jones was the best deep threat in the Detroit offense, making plays of both 43 and 33 yards. Jones made a great adjustment on his 33-yard catch to highpoint the ball. He also made a diving catch on a low throw across the middle of the field on a field goal drive at the end of the first half. Jones had multiple targets in the end zone, including a ball Stafford overthrew, a deflected pass, and a back shoulder throw late in the game that went through his hands. Jones should have caught the last ball, which would have given Detroit a late lead. He has expanded his role in the last two games after being shadowed by premier corners early in the season. He leads the offense in targets in the last two weeks with 25.
2017 Week 6 vs NO (14 / 6 / 96 / 1 rec)
Marvin Jones had his best game of the season against New Orleans. He was targeted a team high 14 times on the game, and finished with 6 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown was a back shoulder throw in the end zone. Jones showed good adjustment to the ball and fought through a defensive pass interference penalty for the catch. He added another 38-yard catch down the middle of the field for a contested catch. Jones drew two defensive pass interference penalties on the game. Jones did have multiple catches on short routes, and showed good toughness with a run after catch third down conversion. Without Kenny Golladay in the lineup, Jones is the only consistent deep threat in Detroit's offense. Jones faced shadow coverage earlier in the season from the likes of Patrick Peterson, and has begun to produce with easier individual matchups.
2017 Week 5 vs CAR (8 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones led Detroit with six receptions for 54 yards on eight targets. Jones was successful working the intermediate area of the field and across the middle, which is an expansion over his earlier season usage. Jones also worked well along the perimeter including a comeback along the sideline. Jones was targeted on a deep pass on Detroit's first drive where he drew a defensive pass interference, but otherwise was limited down the field in a game where Matthew Stafford had little time to throw.
2017 Week 4 vs MIN (5 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones caught two passes for 42 yards on five targets. His long catch of 38 yards was a highlight full extension catch on his back shoulder down the field. Jones was otherwise held in check and saw a lot of shadow coverage by CB Xavier Rhodes. Jones struggled to separate from coverage against Rhodes throughout much of the day.
2017 Week 3 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Jones was the second most targeted receiver with 6, but finished fourth on the team behind Tate, Riddick, and Eric Ebron. Jones had two receptions on the first drive, and did not have a catch after the second quarter. While he was held without a catch in the second half, he had an eventful final drive of the game. With a 1:10 left in the fourth quarter, Jones had a red zone catch for 16 yards that would have set the Lions up on the two-yard line, but was called back on a holding penalty. On the next play, Jones was called for offensive pass interference. He was also targeted two more times in the end zone, where he drew a defensive holding and defensive pass interference penalty which set the Lions up on the one-yard line.
2017 Week 2 vs NYG (5 / 1 / 27 / 1 rec)
Jones was limited to one catch on five targets but he made it count on for a 27-yard touchdown. Jones had single coverage against CB Eli Apple and ran a go route. Jones got an outside release on the play, and Stafford targeted the back of Apple's helmet. The throw let Jones work back inside on Apple to catch the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. On a day where Stafford did not take many downfield shots, the play demonstrated his trust in Jones to win in one on one situations.
2017 Week 1 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 37 / 1 rec)
Marvin Jones Jr was shadowed most of the day by Arizona CB Patrick Peterson. Jones was limited to two targets and converted both for catches. The first was on a scramble drill in the end zone where Jones created separation from Peterson by working back to Stafford along the sideline for a touchdown. The second was a deep out against zone coverage where Jones caught the ball behind Peterson along the sideline before making a safety miss and creating yards after the catch.
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