WR Marvin Jones Jr - Detroit Lions
|6-2, 199||Born: 3-12-1990||College: California||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2012|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Jones had two scores and he faces Washington next week, although the negative news on Matthew Stafford offsets whatever bump he got from the good performance and opponent next week.
Week 12: at Washington Redskins
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Marvin Jones Jr's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs CHI (6 / 5 / 77 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones had a down game with Matthew Stafford missing the game against the Bears. Jones could have had a big day, but was held on a stop and go that could have been a 74-yard touchdown. Jones had a deep catch out of the slot for a third down conversion and added multiple catches in the final drive during a comeback attempt. Without Stafford, the Detroit offense is a lower upside unit, so his health is critical to monitor before Jones plays Dallas in week 11.
2019 Week 9 vs OAK (10 / 8 / 126 / 1 rec)
Marvin Jones had a spectacular first half against the Raiders before a quiet second half. Jones had a contested-catch where he caught a deep pass falling down for 47 yards to set the Lions up in scoring position early in the game. He then added a touchdown on a red zone post route. Jones was all over the field and consistently making plays during the first half before contributing only a couple of receptions in the second half. He has a good rapport with Matthew Stafford and is the most diverse wide receiver in the Detroit offense. He will have a tough matchup next week against the Bears.
2019 Week 8 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones had a quiet game against the Giants after his breakout performance last week. Jones drew a deep target on a double move but was underthrow by Matthew Stafford in double coverage for an easy interception. He got his first reception in the middle of the second quarter and his work was confined to the short area of the field while taking a backseat to Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola during the game. Jones did see a red zone reception on a curl, but the play was well defended and gave Jones little chance for a touchdown. Jones will look to rebound next week against the Raiders.
2019 Week 7 vs MIN (13 / 10 / 93 / 4 rec)
Marvin Jones had a career game against the Vikings with four touchdowns. All four touchdowns came in the red zone with Jones making plays on the perimeter, including two against Xavier Rhodes. Jones also drew a long defensive pass interference against Rhodes and had multiple catches in the middle of the field. Jones dropped a touchdown pass but made up for it by scoring on the same drive on a terrific contested catch. Jones creates easy separation and lifts the Lions offense to a higher level when he is heavily targeted. He will get a matchup next week against the Giants.
2019 Week 6 vs GB (5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones had a quiet game against the Packers on Monday night. Jones has taken a backseat to Kenny Golladay in the passing offense frequently this season and Monday was no exception. Jones had the opportunity for a big play down the field in the fourth quarter but looked to be interfered with on a play that was not called a penalty. The play was one of many calls that went against the Lions during the game. One of his two receptions was a reception where he was tackled on the two-yard line and set up a Lions field goal. Jones will face the Vikings next week.
2019 Week 4 vs KC (5 / 3 / 77 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones had a relatively quiet game against the Chiefs in week four. Jones caught a deep post on third down in the first quarter to set the Lions up in the red zone but was quiet through much of the rest of the game. He had a near-miss at the end zone where he was overthrown on a slant where he could have scored a touchdown. Jones will be off in week five before facing the Packers in week six.
2019 Week 3 vs PHI (9 / 6 / 101 / 1 rec)
Marvin Jones had a strong game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He caught a touchdown pass on a well-thrown touch pass by Matthew Stafford on a crossing route. He had several strong catches during the game, including a crossing route for a third down conversion, but two big-play opportunities. Jones won on a double move early in the game but stumbled at the catch point limiting what could have been a big play and later had a long target negated by a strong defensive play. Jones will face the Kansas City Chiefs next week at home.
2019 Week 2 vs LAC (6 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones had a quiet start to the game for a second consecutive week, before playing better later in the game. Jones had a highlight diving catch on a corner route and was targeted on an underthrow deep heave where the Chargers were drawn offsides. He also had a critical catch for a fourth down conversion on a quick out from the slot. Jones was targeted on a quizzical throw into coverage by Stafford that was intercepted. Jones has been down in volume through two games but has established himself as a go-to receiver for Matthew Stafford in high leverage situations. He will look to increase his volume in a tough matchup at Philadelphia in week three.
2019 Week 1 vs ARI (4 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Marvin Jones was the third most targeted wide receiver for the Detroit Lions but had an effective day on low volume. He was sporadically involved in the offense early, with a slot reception and a screen catch in regulation before two nice targets in overtime. He caught two passes in overtime, a good dig route where he gained good separation and a downfield sliding catch. Jones consistently gets more separation from Kenny Golladay and helps create easier opportunities for Matthew Stafford. He will face the Chargers in week two.
Latest NewsLions | Two scores for Marvin Jones (Sun Nov 17, 09:36 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught four of his five targets for 43 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-27 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12. link to story Lions | Marvin Jones posts team-high 77 yards (Sun Nov 10, 06:05 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones finished with five grabs for 77 yards on six targets in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. link to story
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