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WR Marvin Jones - Detroit Lions

6-2, 199Born: 3-12-1990College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 5

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Summary

When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, the Lions moved quickly to replace him by signing Marvin Jones, the top free agent receiver on the market. The 26-year old Jones passed up a nearly identical 5-year, $40M offer to stay with the Bengals due to his desire to prove himself as a #1 receiver. He will compete with Golden Tate for that opportunity and has a good chance to lead the Lions in receiving yards and touchdowns. Jones is a well-rounded receiver, boasting above-average size, speed, hands and route-running ability. Jones entered the league as a 5th round draft pick in 2012 and missed most of his rookie year with injuries. He came on as a second-year player in 2013 with 712 yards and 10 touchdowns despite seeing only 80 targets. Jones missed the entire 2014 season with a foot injury. He had another strong season in 2015 with 65 catches for 814 yards and four touchdowns on 103 targets. The main factor limiting Jones' fantasy impact in Cincinnati was the presence of A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert. In the 2013 and 2015 seasons, Jones averaged an impressive 8.4 yards per target. If he can maintain a similar per target average with the Lions, he could be poised for a breakout campaign because Calvin Johnson saw 149 targets as the Lions' top outside receiver in 2015. Jones is poised to emerge as a fantasy WR2 if he can handle facing the opposition's top cover man. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 37, 23, 29, 36, 37, 38, 38, 39, 39, 41, 41, 42, 42, 43, 54
Overall Redraft - 75, 41, 57
WR Redraft PPR - 36, 23, 32, 34, 36, 36, 37, 38, 38, 38, 38, 39, 41, 41, 41, 43, 54
Overall Redraft PPR - 85, 41, 57
WR Dynasty - 53, 38, 56, 64

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 CIN 16 8 65 0 80 51 712 10
2015 CIN 16 5 33 0 103 65 816 4
2016 PROJ-Dodds 16 2 * * 66 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 3 * * 68 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 62 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 92
WR: 39
Overall-PPR: 86
WR-PPR: 38

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2016 Schedule

1@ Indianapolis Colts
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3@ Green Bay Packers
4@ Chicago Bears
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