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WR Marvin Jones - Detroit Lions

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

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Jones started 2016 like he was going to be a fantasy WR1, in fact he was #1 overall after three weeks. Nagging injuries and poor play brought him down, but the potential he flashed should be enough to take him at an ADP that allows you to slot him as your WR4 or WR5. If Jones disappoints again, he won't hurt your best ball team, but if he regains his early season form, he could put your roster over the top.

Summary

Marvin Jones returns as the starter opposite of Golden Tate. Jones was a 5th-round draft pick out of California and spent his first four seasons with Cincinnati. He had a career-high 65 receptions in 2015 for the Bengals, which led to a long-term $40-million dollar contract from the Lions, who envisioned him as their top outside receiver following the retirement of Calvin Johnson. Early in the 2016 season, the signing looked like a home run. Jones exploded out of the gates and led the NFL with 482 receiving yards after four weeks. However, he managed just 448 yards the rest of the season and struggled through drops and nagging injuries late in the season. Despite the drops (which led to a career-low 53.4% catch rate), Jones was able to put up a career high 930 yards and his 16.9 yards per reception was easily a career-high. He has good size and enough speed to be a deep threat. He's shown a knack for making difficult catches and the issue with drops last season are likely an anomaly. In his second season with Detroit, Jones has a solid fantasy WR4 floor plus some upside as a post-hype breakout candidate. (June 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 47, 16, 31, 37, 43, 47, 48, 49, 49, 50, 50, 51, 51, 52, 52, 52, 52, 53, 56
Overall Redraft - 77, 30
WR Redraft PPR - 50, 15, 31, 44, 46, 48, 48, 50, 50, 50, 51, 51, 52, 52, 53, 53, 54, 54, 54, 55, 56
Overall Redraft PPR - 83, 32
WR Dynasty - 46, 40, 41, 44, 47, 58, 59
Overall Dynasty - 105, 67

Stats and Projections

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2015 CIN 16 5 33 0 103 65 816 4
2016 DET 15 1 3 0 103 55 930 4
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 1 * * 49 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 1 * * 53 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 1 * * 48 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 55 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall-PPR: 128
WR-PPR: 49

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