TJ Jones
TJ Jones
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jones enters the 2017 season clearly buried on the depth chart behind the established Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, not to mention the ascending 2017 third-rounder, Kenny Golladay. However, Jones is capable of playing both out wide and in the slot, making him the next man up should injuries strike any of the receivers ahead of him. While Jones and Tate have combined to miss only one game over the last four years, Golladay missed five games as a rookie in 2017. Jones should be ready to capitalize if Golladay misses any more time. With that said, injuries tend to be fickle in nature, making it far from a guarantee that Jones will surpass the career-high 400 offensive snaps he logged a season ago. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.91 million contract with the Lions in March of 2018.
Snaps touchdown drought in finale
WRDetroit Lions
December 30, 2018
Jones caught all three of his targets, putting up 40 receiving yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-0 win against the Packers.
ANALYSIS
Jones saw an uptick in his involvement within the Lions passing attack towards the end of the season, collecting 10 receptions (on 12 targets) for 87 yards over the past three weeks, compared to nine receptions for 103 yards between Weeks 1 and 14. He went crazy in Week 17 specifically, picking up two receiving touchdowns against the Packers after accounting for two touchdowns through his first 41 NFL appearances. With Golden Tate already having been traded earlier this season, Jones has a chance to re-sign with Detroit and enter 2019 as the Lions No. 3 receiving option behind Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones (knee), depending on whether the team elects to acquire another target in free agency or the 2019 Draft.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do TJ 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
16.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.53
 
% Team Air Yards
6.7%
 
% Team Targets
4.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.3
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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256
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152
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do TJ 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' 0"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.27 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
After posting a 10/132/1 receiving line across 10 games in 2015, Jones failed to make the Lions roster out of training camp last season but eventually found his way back after re-signing in December. He enters the 2017 campaign firmly behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones on the depth chart and will face strong competition from third-round rookie Kenny Golladay for the No. 3 job.
Entering his second season, Jones is also in the mix of receivers who hope to see more targets with the promise of a more balanced distribution of targets in the Lions' offense this year. He caught 10 passes in 2016, with nine coming in the last five games. Jones is likely to compete with offseason signing Jeremy Kerley for a role in three receiver sets.
Jones' primary contribution in 2015 will be as a returner, sitting atop the depth chart as both a kick and punt returner. As his 64-yard touchdown reception in the preseason finale exhibited, however, he can also serve as an explosive target in the passing game. Jones missed his entire rookie 2014 season due to a shoulder injury dating back to college. He was productive in his senior season at Notre Dame, hauling in 70 passes for 1,108 yards and nine scores, earning himself a sixth round selection at the hands of the Lions.
Jones' sharp routes, good hands and decent speed should eventually make him an effective slot receiver in the NFL, but targets could be hard to come by behind Calvin Johnson even if Jones does seize the job right out of the gate.
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Rare six-catch outburst
WRDetroit Lions
December 23, 2018
Jones corralled all six of his targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Vikings.
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Meager production yet again
WRDetroit Lions
December 17, 2018
Jones secured one of three targets for five yards during Sunday's 14-13 loss to Buffalo.
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Blanked by Cardinals
WRDetroit Lions
December 9, 2018
Jones was targeted once but did not record a reception during Sunday's 17-3 victory over the Cardinals.
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Minimal usage against Rams
WRDetroit Lions
December 2, 2018
Jones caught one pass for 25 yards during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Rams.
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Targeted once against Chicago
WRDetroit Lions
November 22, 2018
Jones caught one pass for 15 yards during Thursday's loss to Chicago.
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