Marvin Jones
Marvin Jones
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Coming off his 2017 breakout, Jones regressed roughly as expected last year before getting hurt. Through nine games, Jones put up a 62-35-508-5 line, numbers that prorate to 110-62-903-9 over a full season, more or less what one would have expected. His efficiency dropped from 10.3 YPT in 2017 to a pedestrian 8.2 last year, a rate more in line with his Bengals days. At 6-2, 198, and with 4.46 speed, Jones is fast enough to get open downfield and also has reliable hands (only one drop). While the anemic Lions offense and Matthew Stafford's subpar season probably had a lot to do with it, Jones didn't haul in a single play of 40-plus yards last year and only five of 20-plus. Contrast that with 2017 when he had six and 20, respectively. With Golden Tate gone, Jones should be a co-No. 1 target with Kenny Golladay. Danny Amendola will fill Tate's slot role, but he's 33 and probably won't match Tate's volume, and No. 8 overall pick T.J. Hockenson may be a year away from a significant pass-catching role at tight end. But the Lions could throw less often with Darrell Bevell taking over for Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator. On the bright side, the deep knee bruise which cost Jones seven games last year isn't expected to affect his preparation for his age-29 season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Lions in March of 2016.
Two catches in Green Bay
WRDetroit Lions
October 15, 2019
Jones caught two of five targets for 17 yards during Monday's 23-22 loss to Green Bay.
Jones interestingly saw a lot of attention from stud cornerback Jaire Alexander in this one, presumably because the Packers wanted to match up the larger of their starting cornerbacks, Kevin King, on Detroit's 6-foot-4 Kenny Golladay. This translated into a tough outing for Jones and it didn't help that he seemingly was the victim of an uncalled pass interference penalty on a deep pass down the left sideline. Not only that, but there seemed to be other times when he got open only for Matthew Stafford to force a pass in to Golladay. Clearly nothing more than the second fiddle among Lions receivers, Jones isn't a safe bet for a rebound performance in Week 7 against a Vikings defense allowing the sixth-fewest yards per pass attempt (6.4) in 2019.
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How do Marvin Jones' 2019 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.
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Marvin Jones Split Stats
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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.
6' 2"
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
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Snags three passes in loss
WRDetroit Lions
September 29, 2019
Jones caught three of five passes for 77 yards during Sunday's 34-30 loss to Kansas City.
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Eclipses century mark in win
WRDetroit Lions
September 22, 2019
Jones hauled in six of nine targets for 101 yards in the Lions' 27-24 win over the Eagles on Sunday.
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Third on team in receiving yards
WRDetroit Lions
September 15, 2019
Jones caught five of six targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Chargers.
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Efficient on four targets
WRDetroit Lions
September 8, 2019
Jones caught all four of his targets for 56 yards during Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Cardinals.
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Plays with first-string offense
WRDetroit Lions
August 24, 2019
Jones (undisclosed) caught one of his three targets for seven yards in the 24-20 preseason loss to the Bills on Friday.
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