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WR Marvin Jones - Detroit Lions

6-2, 199Born: 3-12-1990College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 5, pick 2012

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 17): Jones might be the third most valuable receiver in Detroit, but he's still getting end zone targets and his weekly ceiling is still more than good enough to be a WR3/Flex. Don't get discouraged.

Week 3: vs New England Patriots

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FBG says: Great matchup. There's a ton of dynamite in this Lions passing game, even if it's not winning them games. Throwing to one of the league's deadliest receiving groups, Matthew Stafford is a weekly threat for 300 yards and multiple touchdowns. Kenny Golladay simply refuses to slow down; he's caught 13 balls for 203 yards over the first 2 weeks. He's playing himself into a shared role with Marvin Jones as the outside dominators, and both are proven, dangerous playmakers. Jones has opened the year slowly, but still boasts a career 15.0 yards per catch and 11.2% touchdown rate, and he still scorches napping cornerbacks down the field. The pace-setter most weeks is Golden Tate, who's used creatively out of the slot. With so much weaponry, Stafford can't help but flirt with top-five numbers each and every week, regardless of game flow. Paradoxically, he's playing some of the shakiest football of his career, missing open receivers and making head-scratching decisions in crucial spots. But fantasy leaguers are happy to reap the rewards of this mile-a-minute unit. The Patriots' Week 2 misfortune in pass defense was essentially kick-started with one play. Top edge rusher Trey Flowers left early with a concussion, and this roster simply doesn't boast enough of a pass rush to slow a red-hot quarterback. Blake Bortles was routinely given all day to examine and throw, and the Patriots' shaky coverage unit was too often unable to keep up. The secondary simply looks lost with nothing close to a shutdown cornerback or a ball-hunting safety over the middle. Stephon Gilmore has been exposed as highly beatable as a Patriot, while Eric Rowe and Jason McCourty continue to allow big plays of their own. All in all, it's a horrendous formula for a pass defense, and it's no wonder this unit has now allowed 10 of its last 22 opposing quarterbacks to top 280 yards.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs NYJ 62 0 0 0 8 4 54 0 0 5.4
2 at SF 77 0 0 0 9 4 54 1 0 11.4
3 vs NE PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
3 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
3 vs NE PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Marvin Jones's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs SF (9 / 4 / 54 / 1 rec)

Marvin Jones had the opportunity for a huge day but was limited by inaccuracies from Matthew Stafford. Jones had three deep opportunities where he was overthrown by Stafford and a fourth end zone target that was overthrown. Jones was able to score a touchdown along the back of the end zone to manage a solid fantasy day, but his fantasy day could have led the league if Stafford was more accurate. Jones is playing well despite the continued emergence of Kenny Golladay.

2018 Week 1 vs NYJ (8 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)

Marvin Jones was the third most targeted receiver against New York. Jones had a solid run after catch for 28 yards and was overthrown on a deep ball into the end zone. Jones continued to run as a first team receiver, despite being out targeted by Golladay (12 to 8) and should remain a focal point of the deep passing game


Latest News

Lions | Marvin Jones targeted frequently (Tue Sep 11, 12:21 AM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones hauled in four receptions for 54 yards on eight targets in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 10.

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