Marvin Jones
Marvin Jones
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
Out
Injury Knee
Fri Practice: DNP
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jones trained with Randy Moss last offseason, and then had a career year - in non-PPR Jones was the No. 5 receiver, thanks to 10.3 YPT (2nd), 18.0 YPC (1st) and nine TDs (T-4th). He had six catches of 40-plus yards (T-4th) and 20 catches of 20-plus (5th). Jones saw more red-zone work than teammate Golden Tate, but his 15 looks in that area ranked only 18th, and Jones' overall volume (107 targets, 61 catches) in a full 16 games was modest. Part of the problem is the presence of Tate and tailback Theo Riddick, who get fed often in the short passing game, a staple of the team's offense. At 6-2, 198, and with a 4.46 40 time, Jones has above-average size and decent speed. He'll have to compete for downfield and red-zone targets with emerging second-year man Kenny Golladay (6-4, 213, 4.5 40), but the 28-year old Jones is still the team's top downfield wideout and for what it's worth he's training with Moss again this year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Lions in March of 2016.
Officially ruled out for Week 11
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
November 16, 2018
Jones (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Jones didn't practice at all this week and is scheduled to get a second opinion on what was initially reported to be a bone bruise in his knee. He may be dealing with a more serious injury, though an earlier MRI ruled out damage to his ACL or MCL. The Lions are left without much help behind Kenny Golladay at wide receiver, with Theo Riddick potentially playing more slot while TJ Jones fills in for Marvin Jones outside. The team might also find some snaps for Bruce Ellington and/or Brandon Powell. It's an ideal situation for Golladay to soak up targets, though he may struggle for efficiency with the Carolina defense having little else to worry about.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Marvin Jones' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
99.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.66
 
% Team Air Yards
38.2%
 
% Team Targets
18.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.4%
 
Drop Rate
1.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Panthers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Nov 18th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
88.6
 
Cornerbacks
76.9
 
Safeties
115.3
 
Linebackers
94.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Marvin Jones' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
198 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.11 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.81 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.13 in
 
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2012
Houdini has nothing on Marvin Jones. After putting up 23 catches for 482 yards over the season's first four weeks, Jones had only 32 catches for 448 yards over his final 11 games, as Golden Tate took over as the team's No. 1 WR. At 6-2, 198, Jones has decent size, and he can get downfield with 4.46 40 speed -- 16 catches of 20-plus yards, four of 40. Moreover, he averaged a highly efficient 16.9 YPC (3rd) and 9.0 YPT (10th). The problem for Jones -- aside from all his production coming early in the year -- is the Lions have become a dink-and-dunk passing offense, and that favors Tate and running back Theo Riddick. On the bright side, there's little depth behind Jones -- rookie third-rounder Kenny Golladay is still a project, and former sixth-rounder T.J. Jones has 32 career NFL targets -- so he should remain the team's No. 2 target.
An odd choice to fill the departed Calvin Johnson's shoes, Jones should nonetheless immediately find himself in a more prominent role in Detroit opposite Golden Tate. At 6-2, 198, with 4.46 speed, Jones profiles as a useful complementary threat, able to stretch the field (four catches of 40-plus on 103 targets last year) and capable of making plays in the end zone, given his height and wingspan. Jones wasn't especially efficient last year – 12.6 YPC, 7.9 YPT – but that could change if he sees more downfield targets. It's unclear, though, whether Tate, who used to be a field stretcher, will reprise his dink-and-dunk role from last season. Either way, there should be plenty of targets left over for Jones, even after accounting for the team's pass-catching backs and tight end Eric Ebron.
A broken foot and subsequent ankle injury cost Jones the entire 2014 season, but at press time he's expected to be a full participant in the team's offseason workouts and training camp. Before the injury, Jones had a strong 2013 campaign, with 14.0 YPC, 8.9 YPT and 10 touchdowns on just 80 targets. At 6-2, 198, with good (4.46 40) speed, Jones is a fluid route runner and has good hands. His ceiling is likely capped by the presence of star A.J. Green, and it's conceivable Jones could begin the year behind Mohamed Sanu, who saw 98 targets in 2014 when the Bengals receiving corps was decimated by injuries. But Jones has been a better and more efficient player than Sanu and has more upside should something happen to Green.
Jones had a mini-breakout in Year 2 – at least as much of one as he could opposite target-hog A.J. Green. Jones averaged 14.0 YPC and 8.9 YPT last year, while scoring 10 times despite only 13 red-zone looks. At 6-2, 195, Jones is on the small end for a red-zone threat, but he has good speed (4.46 40), is a fluid runner and has good hands. The Bengals threw the ball quite a bit last year, and there’s a chance Jones’ role could grow after a strong showing down the stretch and in the playoff loss to the Chargers. Just keep in mind there are a lot of mouths to feed in this offense and that an August foot injury is in line to delay the start of his 2014 campaign.
Jones caught just 18 balls (on 32 targets) for 201 yards and one touchdown last season. However, his conclusion to the 2012 campaign (at least four targets in each of the last five games, including the playoffs) makes him an interesting prospect entering his second season in 2013.
Jones has the chance to make an impact during his first NFL season due to the uncertainty surrounding the Bengals' number two wide receiver position. Additionally, Jones has potential in the return game, so he is worth keeping an eye on.
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Getting second opinion for knee issue
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
November 16, 2018
Jones is scheduled to receive a second opinion on the knee injury he suffered in the second half of Sunday's 34-22 loss to the Bears, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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Not practicing Friday
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
November 16, 2018
Jones (knee) isn't present for the open portion of Friday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Not seen at practice Thursday
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
November 15, 2018
Jones (knee) wasn't present for the portion of Thursday's practice that was open to the media, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Misses practice with knee issue
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
November 14, 2018
Jones (knee) was listed as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Diagnosed with bone bruise
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
November 12, 2018
Jones (knee) has been diagnosed with a bone bruise, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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