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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. (August 8)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 34, 22, 22, 27, 29, 31, 33, 34, 34, 35, 36, 36, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
Overall Redraft - 70, 43, 43, 54, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 34, 22, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 39, 42, 43, 43
Overall Redraft PPR - 67, 36, 41, 54, 57, 60
WR Dynasty - 52, 35, 56, 65
Overall Dynasty - 100, 74

Stats and Projections

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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 * * 64 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 2 * * 70 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 66 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 4 * * 65 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 87
WR: 36
Overall-PPR: 83
WR-PPR: 36

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Latest News

Lions | Marvin Jones fitting in nicely (Fri Aug 26, 03:18 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has had 'terrific chemistry' with QB Matthew Stafford. He's averaging 16.2 yards per catch in the preseason, which is the sixth-most among all receivers who have had at least five catches through the first two weeks.

Our View: Jones is set to benefit from an uptempo, pass-heavy offense in addition to his early riffing with Stafford. He's a value in the 7th/8th round and should start hot against a Colts secondary that is without Vontae Davis in Week 1.
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Lions | Detroit going no-huddle often (Thu Aug 25, 09:12 AM) - Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the other Lions quarterbacks have run a no-huddle offense 62% of the time this preseason. The Lions ran a no-huddle offense just 7% of the time last season. According to ProFootballFocus, Stafford has completed all six of his passes for 108 yards when targeting WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones out of the no-huddle. He's 6-for-11 passing for 63 yards on the rest of his throws combined. Overall, Stafford has completed 70.6% of his passes this preseason.

Our View: We like the sound of this as it keeps Stafford moving and avoids letting him sit in the pocket too long while he waits for a downfield option to get open. Of course, you have to execute or your defense gets back on the field too quickly and can't rest. Stafford is a rock-solid QB2 but you can add in a dash of upside this year if the high-tempo offense works.
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Lions | Marvin Jones proving his worth (Thu Aug 18, 11:04 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones finished with four catches for a game-high 65 yards in a 30-14 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Aug. 18.

Our View: Jones connected on a long pass from Matthew Stafford near the sidelines, and we like what the veteran flashed on Thursday night. The Lions passing game is one to invest in as there are value picks to be had like Jones (WR38 7.11 in 12-team PPR).
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