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WR Marvin Jones - Detroit Lions

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

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 12): Jones has a bone bruise in his knee and while it might not sideline him this week, he hasn't been the best at playing through injuries at a high level in the past. His Week 11 status is very questionable.

General News (Fri Nov 16): is out for this week's game. Jones is in the process of seeking a second opinion on his right knee injury after being unable to practice all week. Jones was originally considered day-to-day with a bone bruise following his Week 10 injury against the Chicago Bears.

General News (Thu Nov 15): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 14): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Mon Nov 12): is considered day-to-day after suffering a bone bruise on his knee, according to a source.

Week 11: vs Carolina Panthers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Lions' trade of Golden Tate made some sense on paper: he's a veteran, the team is rebuilding, and there's lots of young talent here at wideout. But the last two weeks have shown just what a lynchpin he was for Matthew Stafford's attack. Since Tate's shipment, Stafford has seen his net adjusted yardage per attempt fall from a respectable 6.92 to an anemic 3.43. Working behind an awful pass-blocking line, Stafford is routinely swarmed up front, and for years he's relied on Tate's dependable underneath game to bail him out. Now paired with downfield-oriented receivers in Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay, Stafford rarely has time to survey the field and deliver an on-target throw. He's been sacked 19 times over the past 3 weeks, and the offense keeps stagnating majorly. It doesn't help matters, of course, that Jones left Week 10 with a knee injury. Golladay has very much burst onto the NFL scene in his second year, and he's a true weapon, churning out 15.8 yards per reception. His big-play outlook is always strong regardless of matchup - he showed quite well last week against Chicago's Kyle Fuller. But in all, this is a passing game that's teetering on the brink of ruin. If Jones can't suit up Sunday, it will be Stafford running for his life from the Panthers' elite pass rushers, and Golladay against the world in the secondary. The Carolina pass defense is simply not a strong unit right now, giving up 273 yards or more in 5 of its last 8 outings. There are flashes of stout play, but still too many vulnerabilities in coverage, and splash plays are becoming a weekly fixture against it. Cornerback James Bradberry continues to be a whirlwind mix of solid man coverage and awful downfield lapses. He gave up several long touchdowns last season, and while he's tightened up some this year, he's still good for a big completion or two a week. Rookie Donte Jackson has been a revelation on the other side, though he had a rude "Welcome to the NFL" moment last Thursday, being outmuscled for the ball on Antonio Brown's long touchdown. With the safeties struggling to provide help, this is a fairly boom-or-bust unit for fantasy purposes. And at the moment, the better quarterbacks they face are having little trouble generating huge plays. If nothing else, strong downfield receivers make for dynamic fantasy plays in their matchups.

Recent Stats and Projections

7 at MIA 56 0 0 0 4 3 29 0 0 2.9
8 vs SEA 57 0 0 0 10 7 117 2 0 23.7
9 at MIN 63 0 0 0 8 6 66 0 0 6.6
10 at CHI 48 0 0 0 7 3 55 0 0 5.5
11 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0 * * * *
11 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
11 vs CAR PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

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 10 vs CHI (7 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)

Marvin Jones was held scoreless on seven targets in a loss to Chicago. Jones was used more in the middle of the field than earlier in the season as Detroit adjusts the offense without Golden Tate. Jones was involved early in the game with both slant routes and in breaking routes. Jones worked the perimeter more later in the game including a deep out for a game high of 32 yards. Jones was also targeted on an interception where he fell down and dropped a dig route. He also had a deep target where he nearly the ball in despite drawing an illegal contact penalty on the defender. Jones saw no red zone opportunities in the game. He will face Carolina next week.

2018 Week 9 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 66 / 0 rec)

In the first game since Golden Tate was traded, Jones tied for the team high in targets with 8, while leading the team in receiving yards. Jones is the most trusted receiver for Stafford and did most of his work in the short and intermediate area of the field. He caught a corner route for a third down conversion and later caught a curl that set up a goal to go situation. However, he was unable to catch a back shoulder throw up the sideline and later fell down on a comeback route on third down. Jones did add two later catches in garbage time but did not get any opportunities near the end zone. He faces Chicago next week.

2018 Week 8 vs SEA (10 / 7 / 117 / 2 rec)

Marvin Jones had a breakout game against Seattle scoring twice and breaking the century mark. His first touchdown was a deep target where he got lost in coverage on a Matthew Stafford scramble. His second was a red zone go route where he split the safety and corner in Cover 2 coverage for an easy completion. Jones is a frequent target of Stafford's along the boundary when facing Cover 2 defenses and Sunday was no different. Jones had a multiple catches along the boundary throughout the game. His day could have been bigger as he almost had a one-handed catch that was too far off his body to catch and also drew a defensive pass interference that was over 50 yards down the field. Jones had several near misses deep early in the season, so he was due for deep ball success. He will face Minnesota next week, who he roasted for 2 touchdowns and 109 yards on Thanksgiving last year.

2018 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Marvin Jones had a quiet day with Detroit rolling in the running game. He managed a big gain on a curl route where he broke a tackle but had two near miss big plays. Jones had a deep target that could have been a touchdown but was interfered with and later was overthrow by Stafford along the sideline. The quiet day for Jones was a product more of the effective running game than a limitation of his role.

2018 Week 5 vs GB (4 / 1 / 8 / 1 rec)

Marvin Jones had a quiet day outside of a red zone touchdown against Green Bay, but it could have been better. Jones was used frequently to try to exploit Green Bay's weaknesses on the deep perimeter, but it never truly came together. Jones had a long catch called back by a penalty and had a deep end zone target that went through his hands. Jones was also called for two offensive pass interferences penalties for push offs on comeback routes. While the numbers may seem low for the game, Jones has high leverage usage in the offense and remains an underrated weapon despite Kenny Golladay's emergence.

2018 Week 4 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 56 / 0 rec)

Marvin Jones had a highlight over the shoulder catch along the sideline and caught a deep crossing route in contested coverage. Jones was also targeted on a fade in the end zone that was well covered and fell incomplete. Despite Kenny Golladay's continued emergence in the offense, Jones has a secure role as a deep threat for Matthew Stafford and the two were able to connect after near misses earlier in the season.

2018 Week 3 vs NE (6 / 4 / 69 / 1 rec)

Marvin Jones connected on a deep ball for a touchdown after several near misses last week. Jones continues to work as the deep threat in the offense despite Kenny Golladay's expanded usage. Jones was used in high leverage situations including an incomplete fade where he was well covered by Stephon Gilmore.

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 to miss Week 11 (Fri Nov 16, 03:44 PM) - Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and has been ruled out for Week 11.

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Lions | Marvin Jones seeking second opinion (Fri Nov 16, 02:47 PM) - Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) is in the process of seeking a second opinion on his right knee injury after being unable to practice all week. Jones was originally considered day-to-day with a bone bruise following his Week 10 injury against the Chicago Bears.

Our View: Second opinions are never a good thing. This suggests the knee doesn't feel right to Jones and we may be looking at a multi-week absence. Kenny Golladay is the #1 until further notice and Theo Riddick should also play a larger role in the passing game.
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Lions | Marvin Jones misses Friday practice (Fri Nov 16, 12:47 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) missed a third straight practice Friday, Nov. 16, with a knee bone bruise.

Our View: Jones could be a game-time decision, but he hasn't been as effective playing through injuries in the past, and the Panthers have a talented pair of young corners. Kenny Golladay and Theo Riddick should see more targets this week, but it's a downgrade for the whole offense.
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Lions | Marvin Jones remains out of practice (Thu Nov 15, 12:51 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Nov. 15, with a knee injury.

Our View: Jones might play, but he would likely see James Bradberry and might also be less than 100% effectiveness. It's better leave him on your bench if you can.
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Lions | Marvin Jones does not practice (Wed Nov 14, 05:05 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Our View: Jones may not play this week due to a bone bruise on his knee. The Lions are at home against the Panthers on Sunday but then they have a quick turnaround with their annual Thanksgiving game on Thursday in Week 12 -- this time against the Bears. Fantasy GMs need to have other options ready.
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