WR Marvin Jones Jr - Detroit Lions
|6-2, 199||Born: 3-12-1990||College: California||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2012|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 21): We might have to wait another five years for another four touchdown game from Jones, but Matthew Stafford was rewarded for looking his way in the end zone and fantasy teams may be rewarded in the matchup against the Giants this week if they keep Jones in the lineup.
Week 8: vs New York Giants
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Marvin Jones Jr's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 7 vs MIN (13 / 10 / 93 / 4 rec)
Marvin Jones had a career game against the Vikings with four touchdowns. All four touchdowns came in the red zone with Jones making plays on the perimeter, including two against Xavier Rhodes. Jones also drew a long defensive pass interference against Rhodes and had multiple catches in the middle of the field. Jones dropped a touchdown pass but made up for it by scoring on the same drive on a terrific contested catch. Jones creates easy separation and lifts the Lions offense to a higher level when he is heavily targeted. He will get a matchup next week against the Giants.
2019 Week 6 vs GB (5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones had a quiet game against the Packers on Monday night. Jones has taken a backseat to Kenny Golladay in the passing offense frequently this season and Monday was no exception. Jones had the opportunity for a big play down the field in the fourth quarter but looked to be interfered with on a play that was not called a penalty. The play was one of many calls that went against the Lions during the game. One of his two receptions was a reception where he was tackled on the two-yard line and set up a Lions field goal. Jones will face the Vikings next week.
2019 Week 4 vs KC (5 / 3 / 77 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones had a relatively quiet game against the Chiefs in week four. Jones caught a deep post on third down in the first quarter to set the Lions up in the red zone but was quiet through much of the rest of the game. He had a near-miss at the end zone where he was overthrown on a slant where he could have scored a touchdown. Jones will be off in week five before facing the Packers in week six.
2019 Week 3 vs PHI (9 / 6 / 101 / 1 rec)
Marvin Jones had a strong game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He caught a touchdown pass on a well-thrown touch pass by Matthew Stafford on a crossing route. He had several strong catches during the game, including a crossing route for a third down conversion, but two big-play opportunities. Jones won on a double move early in the game but stumbled at the catch point limiting what could have been a big play and later had a long target negated by a strong defensive play. Jones will face the Kansas City Chiefs next week at home.
2019 Week 2 vs LAC (6 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
Marvin Jones had a quiet start to the game for a second consecutive week, before playing better later in the game. Jones had a highlight diving catch on a corner route and was targeted on an underthrow deep heave where the Chargers were drawn offsides. He also had a critical catch for a fourth down conversion on a quick out from the slot. Jones was targeted on a quizzical throw into coverage by Stafford that was intercepted. Jones has been down in volume through two games but has established himself as a go-to receiver for Matthew Stafford in high leverage situations. He will look to increase his volume in a tough matchup at Philadelphia in week three.
2019 Week 1 vs ARI (4 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Marvin Jones was the third most targeted wide receiver for the Detroit Lions but had an effective day on low volume. He was sporadically involved in the offense early, with a slot reception and a screen catch in regulation before two nice targets in overtime. He caught two passes in overtime, a good dig route where he gained good separation and a downfield sliding catch. Jones consistently gets more separation from Kenny Golladay and helps create easier opportunities for Matthew Stafford. He will face the Chargers in week two.
Latest NewsLions | Marvin Jones catches four TDs (Sun Oct 20, 09:29 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught 10 of his 13 targets for 93 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7, becoming the third player since 1950 to have multiple four-touchdown games. link to story Lions | Marvin Jones targeted five times (Mon Oct 14, 11:58 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones finished with two catches for just 17 yards on five targets in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers. Our View: Jones has been inconsistent this year even though he is still playing at a high level at times. The Vikings matchup isn't a good one next week so right now he's a bench stash while we wait for weaker opponents like the Giants in Week 9.
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