Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

WR Marvin Jones - Detroit Lions

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

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Instagram, US Presswire

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 - 36, 23, 29, 32, 32, 34, 36, 37, 37, 37, 39, 39, 41, 41, 43, 43, 53
Overall Redraft - 79, 45, 57, 59
WR Redraft PPR - 36, 24, 25, 32, 32, 32, 34, 36, 37, 37, 38, 39, 39, 40, 41, 41, 41, 42, 53
Overall Redraft PPR - 74, 45, 47, 57, 59
WR Dynasty - 49, 37, 38, 56, 64
Overall Dynasty - 93, 60

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 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 4 * * 65 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 88
WR: 39
Overall-PPR: 85
WR-PPR: 37

Detroit Lions Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

AFC Free Agency Reactions
  Sigmund Bloom - March 11
Dynasty Trade Value Update: Free Agency Impact
  Dan Hindery - March 14
Waivers of the Future: Free Agency Edition
  Daniel Simpkins - March 16
Matt Harmon's predraft 2016 tiered wide receiver dynasty rankings
  Matt Harmon - March 17
This Week in NFL News - 3/31
  Sigmund Bloom - March 31
Offseason Dynasty Rankings Commentary
  Jeff Tefertiller - April 2
Almost Too Early 2016 Tier Rankings
  Ari Ingel - April 11
Guide to Pre-Draft MFL10s
  Sigmund Bloom - April 11
Marvin Jones Faceoff
  FBG Staff - July 14
Value Plays: Wide Receivers
  FBG Staff - July 6

Articles from around the web

A.J. Green, Donte Moncrief lead must-own WRs
  Matt Harmon - July 14
Using Advanced Stats to Identify 14 Breakout Receivers
  John Paulsen - June 2
Dominant Red Zone Receivers
  Raymond Summerlin - July 14
Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen lead must-have TEs
  Marcas Grant - July 13
Derek Carr among must-own fantasy quarterbacks
  Matt Franciscovich - July 12
Fantasy Football Flag Planters and Discards
  Adam Cook - July 11
Philip Rivers tops late-round fantasy draft QB values
  Alex Gelhar - July 7
Eight late-round tight ends to target in fantasy drafts
  Matt Franciscovich - July 7
9 Players the Top Experts Like/Dislike
  Clinton Ho - July 6
The Hunt For This Years Breakout WR2 in Fantasy
  Christian Kirchner - July 1

Latest News

Lions | Marvin Jones to be under microscope (Wed Jul 20, 02:48 AM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones will be under the microscope during training camp and the preseason as the team sees how fluid he looks in a system that could reward his skill set.

Our View: The Lions need all the help they can get at the WR position after Calvin Johnson retired, and that's why they went out and added Jones. He's a smooth athlete with the ability to get on top of a defense in a hurry. Golden Tate is the team's primary WR for 2016, but we think Jones could perform like a WR3 for fantasy owners.
link to story   

2016 Schedule

1@ Indianapolis Colts
2vs Tennessee Titans
3@ Green Bay Packers
4@ Chicago Bears
5vs Philadelphia Eagles
6vs Los Angeles Rams
7vs Washington Redskins
8@ Houston Texans
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Jacksonville Jaguars
12vs Minnesota Vikings
13@ New Orleans Saints
14vs Chicago Bears
15@ New York Giants
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17vs Green Bay Packers