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WR T.J. Jones - Detroit Lions

6-0, 188Born: 7-19-1992College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 6

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Week 12: vs Minnesota Vikings

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Matthew Stafford was just one-yard shy of what could have been his fourth 300-yard game in the last five weeks. Stafford is putting together a very impressive season as he is averaging 278 passing yards per game with 19 touchdowns to just five interceptions. Since his Week 7 bye, Stafford ranks as the second highest-scoring fantasy quarterback as he has racked up seven touchdowns to just one interception while averaging 333 passing yards per game over that span. Golden Tate had been one of the most consistent receivers in football over the last five games leading up to Week 11, but he saw that consistency evaporate as he was targeted just four times with three receptions for 32 yards as Marvin Jones was much more heavily involved last week. Jones led the team in receiving yards while hauling in a touchdown to bounce back nicely from the dud of a game he put up in Week 10. Kenny Golladay saw more than double the snaps last week from Week 10, but he was targeted just three times with a couple receptions as his usage continues to disappoint. Eric Ebron had another decent game here though, hauling in four receptions for 49 yards as he tied to lead the team in targets with seven. The Lions will draw a tough one against the Vikings this week. Minnesota has allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game against opposing quarterbacks and has limited offenses to just 17.2 points per game--also fourth-fewest in the league. They are allowing just over 210 passing yards per game and have allowed only two 300+ yard games this season. Matthew Stafford had one of his worst outings of the season against the Vikings earlier this year, passing for just 209 yards with no touchdowns. Expect Xavier Rhodes to lock down Marvin Jones Jr. for most of this game while Golden Tate's matchup does not get much better against Terrance Newman out of the slot.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
8 vs PIT 52 0 0 0 8 4 88 0 0 8.8
9 at GB 50 0 0 0 2 2 29 0 0 2.9
10 vs CLE 29 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0.2
11 at CHI 29 0 0 0 5 4 55 0 0 5.5
12 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 9 vs GB (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)

T.J. Jones continued in ancillary usage on the perimeter of the field. T.J. Jones is capable of exploiting the deep perimeter, where Stafford has been successful the past two weeks. Jones continued his role as the number three wide receiver with Kenny Golladay still out of the lineup with an injury.

2017 Week 8 vs PIT (8 / 4 / 88 / 0 rec)

T.J Jones was targeted eight times, with four receptions and a season high 88 yards. Jones was used frequently along the deep perimeter of the field, with chunk gains of 25 and 34 yards. He was also targeted in the end zone on a ball that was poorly thrown by Matthew Stafford, and pulled Jones too far out of bounds to make the catch in the end zone.

2017 Week 6 vs NO (9 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

T.J. Jones again ran as the third wide receiver with Kenny Golladay inactive. His day was forgettable, with a target deflected on a screen pass, and a ball bouncing off him when he was not looking on a crossing route. He also had a drop on a target in the deep middle of the field. His lone highlight was a 24-yard catch and run.

2017 Week 5 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

T.J. Jones continued to fill in for the injured Kenny Golladay against Carolina. He was limited to two catches on four targets for 12 yards. However, Jones had the opportunity for a much bigger day, drawing an end zone pass interference penalty that set up Detroit's first touchdown. Jones was also targeted on a fade in the end zone where he separated from his defender in coverage. However, Matthew Stafford's throw had little touch and did not allow Jones the ability to catch the pass.

2017 Week 4 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

T.J. Jones ran as the third receiver with Kenny Golladay inactive. He saw high value targets, including an end zone target that was poorly thrown by Matthew Stafford and nearly intercepted by CB Trey Waynes. He also caught a quick out for a two-point conversion. He caught three of his five targets for 33 yards.

2017 Week 3 vs ATL (3 / 3 / 63 / 0 rec)

T.J. Jones led the Lions with 63 yards on three catches. Jones should good instincts on a scramble drill where he worked off his route for a 14-yard catch. Jones also contributed receptions of 25 yards and 29 yards. His three targets were the fourth most amongst the Detroit receiving corps.

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Footballguys Articles

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  Jason Wood - July 28
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  John Lee - November 22
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  Austin Lee - November 21
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  Austin Lee - November 14
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  John Lee - November 10
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  Sigmund Bloom - November 9
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  Austin Lee - November 7
Week 9 Wide Receiver Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - November 2
eVALUEator: Week 9
  Austin Lee - October 31

Articles from around the web

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  Doug Orth - August 1
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  Will Weiler - August 21
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  Evan Silva - August 20

Schedule

12vs Minnesota Vikings
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Chicago Bears
16@ Cincinnati Bengals
17vs Green Bay Packers