fbpx

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Date of Birth:  03/12/1990
Age:  32
Height  6'2"
Weight:   198
College:  California
Drafted:  2012 | Round 5 | Pick 166
Depth Chart:  Starter

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR


WOLF SPORTS ANALYTICS

CONSISTENCY ?
WEEKLY CEILING ?
WEEKLY FLOOR ?
SEASON-LONG CEILING ?
SEASON-LONG FLOOR ?
TOUCHDOWN POTENTIAL ?
BIG-PLAY ABILITY ?
DURABILITY ?

Click here to get Fantasy Consigliere for full access to Wolf Sports Analytics.



(click for larger graph)

  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
CON.
WC
WF
SLC
SLF
TDP
BPA
DUR.

Click here to get Fantasy Consigliere for full access to Wolf Sports Analytics.

WOLF SPORTS PROJECTION

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones has a sprained AC joint.

Don't expect the veteran receiver to play in the team's final preseason game this weekend, but he should be ready to go for Week 1. Jones even tried to return to play with the shoulder injury during a preseason game a couple of nights ago, and it doesn't seem like it'll be something to hold him out to open the season.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones is signing with the Jaguars.

Jacksonville continues to be aggressive in their first offseason under Urban Meyer, adding a veteran piece to a young group of receivers. This sets up D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault, and Jones to be the top three receivers for likely No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence, so the rookie quarterback will have plenty of size to throw the ball to on the outside in Meyer's offense. Jones has nine touchdowns in three of his past four seasons.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

The Lions have placed Marvin Jones (ankle) on injured reserve.

Detroit will be without one of their top players for the final three weeks, and Jones' season finishes with 62 receptions, 779 yards, and nine touchdowns in 13 games. Turning 30 in March, Jones has showed he has plenty left in the tank—including a dominant four-touchdown game earlier in the year against Minnesota—but it wouldn't be surprising if the Lions decided to move on from him with minimal cap impact heading into the final year of his contract. Assuming he remains in Detroit, Jones will be a quality mid-to-late-round selection in fantasy drafts over the summer.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones goes off for four touchdowns in Week 7.

Jones had a tough matchup with Minnesota's strong group of cornerbacks, but with Xavier Rhodes taking Kenny Golladay for much of the contest, Jones was a frequent target of Matthew Stafford and he delivered with ten receptions for 93 yards and four touchdowns—including a back-shoulder type of catch against Rhodes for his fourth score of the game. This is actually Jones' second career four touchdown game, as he accomplished the feat in 2013 with the Bengals—and this performance makes him the second player in NFL history with multiple games with four-plus touchdowns, joining Jerry Rice, Sterling Sharpe, and Bob Shaw. Most fantasy owners had Jones out of Week 7 fantasy lineups, and you don't want to chase the points by making him a must-start next week against the Giants, but it's clearly not just the Kenny Golladay show in Detroit.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

The Lions are placing Marvin Jones (knee) on injured reserve.

Jones was said to be dealing with a bone bruise on his knee, so this is a bit of a surprise. Also, Lions head coach Matt Patricia says he won't take questions on why Jones is going on IR, so it's a slightly curious situation. Anyway, Jones' season ends with 35 receptions for 508 yards and five touchdowns in nine games. Jones is still under contract with Detroit for two more seasons, and we anticipate he'll be back with the team, but Kenny Golladay looks poised to emerge as the Matthew Stafford's clear No. 1 receiver moving forward. Jones will likely to be a solid mid-round option in 2019 fantasy drafts, though.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (knee) is officially out for tomorrow's game.

After missing last Sunday's game with the knee injury suffered in Week 10, it was going to be tough for Jones to get back on the field on a short week. Next Sunday against the Rams has been a more realistic return-date target, but he should be considered questionable at best for now. Kenny Golladay will again be Matthew Stafford's no-doubt No. 1 receiver tomorrow against the Bears, and he is a strong WR2 option for Week 12 fantasy lineups.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (knee) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Jones was injured in last week's loss to the Bears, so Kenny Golladay is basically the last-man-standing for Detroit at receiver. T.J. Jones and Brandon Powell will likely start alongside Golladay against Carolina, but the Lions will probably run the offense through Kerryon Johnson and feed targets to "Babytron". Hopefully Jones can get back for Thanksgiving, but his chances aren't looking great after not even getting in a limited practice this week.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. (knee) officially did not practice today.

We'll see what happens tomorrow, but Jones is looking on the doubtful side of Week 11 for now. Jones is dealing with a bone bruise, so his status will depend on his comfort and ability to move while dealing with the injury.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. (knee) did not practice today.

This isn't a great start to the week for Jones, but we'll see if he's able to get on the field in at least a limited capacity tomorrow. Consider Jones 50/50 at best for Week 11 for now.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (knee) is considered day-to-day.

There didn't appear to be much concern about Jones suffering a serious knee injury in yesterday's game, so this was expected. For now, consider Jones questionable to face the Panthers on Sunday.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

Jones appeared to be trying to work his way back into the game, so hopefully this injury isn't too serious, but he won't return today versus the Bears. Before leaving, Jones caught three passes for 55 yards. There should be more clarity on his knee injury in the next day or so.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. leads the Lions in Week 9 receiving.

Jones caught six-of-eight targets for 66 yards against the Vikings. Considering the struggles of the Lions offensively in the game, it was a solid performance for Jones. At the midway point in the season, Jones is on pace for 64 receptions, 906 yards, and ten touchdowns.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. scores twice in Lions' loss.

Jones opened the scoring against the Seahawks with a 39-yard touchdown reception on a play where he got open in the end zone down the left sideline after Matthew Stafford did a great job of stepping up in the pocket to buy time. He later added a 19-yard touchdown reception. Overall, Jones caught seven passes (on ten targets) for 117 yards and two touchdowns. This was Jones' first time with 70+ yards this season, so it was a welcome performance for fantasy owners. Jones might see a lot of Xavier Rhodes next week if Rhodes (ankle) is healthy, but he's still a FLEX option in fantasy lineups.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. catches three passes in Week 7.

Jones was targeted four times against the Dolphins, gaining 29 yards on his three receptions. This was a tough matchup against Xavien Howard and company, but the Lions didn't have to throw the ball much in the victory. Jones will look to have a bigger game in Week 8 against the Seahawks. Consider him a FLEX option right now.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. scores against the Packers.

Jones caught just one pass in the Lions' Week 5 win, but he made it count with an eight-yard reception in the end zone. Kenny Golladay has been Matthew Stafford's top receiver through five weeks, but perhaps Jones will get going after the team's Week 6 bye week—and it's not like he hasn't played well with 241 yards and three touchdowns to this point.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (ankle) is officially active against the Packers.

Jones was again listed as questionable entering the week, but he probably would've been given the probable designation if the NFL still had that as a designation. You can insert Jones into fantasy lineups as a solid option in a potential shootout.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 5.

Jones was able to get in a limited practice today, and it'll probably be the game as last week where he plays despite being listed as questionable. Check back in on Sunday morning for Jones' official status, but he'd be a solid fantasy option in a potential shootout if active for the game.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. catches three passes against the Cowboys.

Jones gained 56 yards on his three receptions (six targets) in the Week 4 loss. While Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay have done most of the damage at receiver for the Lions this season, Jones has at least 54 yards in each of the first three games. He's on pace for 60 receptions, 932 yards, and eight touchdowns through four games. Look for him to create more big plays down the field moving forward.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones scores in win over the Patriots.

Jones caught four passes for 69 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown reception on an easy deep crossing route to beat Stephon Gilmore, who was expecting safety help. The 28-year-old came into the night with a questionable tag for an ankle injury, but he started and played well in an upset victory. Detroit's passing attack has been able to sustain production from three wideouts so far, and there's no reason to believe it won't continue against the Cowboys next Sunday. Jones is a quality WR2/FLEX option.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (ankle) is officially active for Week 3.

Jones was listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Patriots, but there was little doubt he would play. It's possible Jones sees a lot of Stephon Gilmore in the game, but the Patriots are banged up in the secondary. Overall, Jones can be inserted into fantasy lineups as a WR2/FLEX option.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones scores in Week 2 loss.

Jones caught four passes for 54 yards, including a five-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. So far, the emergence of Kenny Golladay and the strong play of Golden Tate hasn't put a big dent in Jones' fantasy value, and he looks like a weekly WR2/FLEX option in standard leagues. He will likely see quite a bit of Stephon Gilmore on Sunday night against the Patriots, but fantasy owners probably don't need to steer clear of that matchup.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. catches four passes in loss to the Jets.

Jones gained 54 yards on his four receptions, and he nearly had a touchdown on a deep bomb to the end zone where he leaped up and nearly made a spectacular catch. Matthew Stafford threw the ball 46 times in the game, but the Lions did not play well. They'll all look to turn things around next week against the Niners.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones scores in Week 17 win.

Jones had four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown against the Packers, continuing his success against them since joining the Lions last season. The second year for Jones in Detroit was a Pro Bowl-caliber one, as he caught 61 passes for 1,101 receiving yards (18.0 yards per reception) and nine touchdowns. There's no reason to believe he won't be at least a decent FLEX option in 2018 given the success he's had over the last two seasons in Detroit.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones caught three passes for 50 yards in the Lions' loss to Cincinnati.

Jones didn't find much success outside of a 31-yard reception against his former team, and Detroit was eliminated from playoff contention in a 26-17 defeat. The 27-year-old will look to finish strong next Sunday against the Packers, and he should be a volatile WR2/FLEX option in that matchup.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. goes over 80 yards in Week 15.

Jones was targeted five times against the Bears, catching five passes for 85 yards. The best play of the day might’ve been his great leaping catch for 58 yards, as he elevated in front of Bears safety Eddie Jackson on a bomb down the field. Jones has at least 64 yards in each of the last five games, and he will be a good option next week against the Browns.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones caught three passes for 64 yards in Sunday's win over the Bucs.

Jones had a 38-yard reception, but despite Matthew Stafford throwing for nearly 400 yards, he didn't have a huge game against Tampa Bay's smaller cornerbacks. The streaky receiver had a 4/85/1 line last month in Chicago, and he will face the Bears again on Saturday, making him a low-end WR2.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones caught four passes for 90 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Jones followed up a big Thanksgiving game with a strong performance in another difficult spot, and he's trending in the right direction with the fantasy playoffs commencing in Week 14. Still, he's as streaky as they come, so even in a good matchup with Tampa Bay, Jones probably won't be ranked higher than a low-end WR2.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. scores twice against the Vikings.

Jones entered the game with a very difficult matchup versus Vikings lockdown corner Xavier Rhodes, but he ended up with one of his best games of the year, catching six passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. The first score was on an in route in the red zone, and the second was on a 43-yard deep ball that he caught over Rhodes and Terrance Newman—both of whom were on the field covering him (there were 12 players on the field for Minnesota on the play). Despite the great game in a tough matchup, Jones has some risk in another tough matchup with Baltimore in Week 13.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones catches 28-yard touchdown in win over Chicago.

After disappointing with 22 yards against Cleveland last week, Jones caught four passes for 85 yards and the score in Week 11. One of the streakiest fantasy receivers around, it might be best to avoid Jones on Thanksgiving with Xavier Rhodes potentially shadowing him. He was held to two receptions for 42 yards in Week 4 against Minnesota.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones held to one reception in win over the Browns.

It went for 22 yards, as Jones couldn't stay hot after a two-touchdown performance last Monday night. Kenny Golladay's return may also have had something to do with the decrease in production, but it's a disappointment for fantasy owners nonetheless. One of the streakiest receivers in the league over the past two seasons, Jones is probably back to FLEX status for Week 11.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. grabs two touchdowns in Lions' win.

Jones continued his great play against the Packers, catching seven of a team-high 11 targets for 107 yards and a two touchdowns. The first touchdown was on the first drive of the game for the Lions—a perfect 25-yard deep ball to the end zone in which Jones made a great diving catch. And the second touchdown was in the fourth quarter on a wheel route in the red zone where Jones faked like he was blocking for a screen and made a nice leaping catch in the end zone at almost the same spot as his first score. Through eight games, Jones is on pace for 66 receptions, 1,030 yards, and ten touchdowns. This game makes three straight with at least 96 yards for Jones, so he'll look to keep it going versus the Browns next week.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. plays great in Lions' Week 8 loss.

In a matchup with the league's top pass defense through seven weeks, the Lions threw for over 400 yards in the air. Jones was targeted 11 times in the game, catching six passes for 128 yards. He picked up chunk yardage throughout the game, including a long of 43 yards. Over the last three games, Jones has at least six receptions and 50 yards in each game and is averaging six receptions for 92.7 yards (and has one touchdown) over that span. He'll be a fine FLEX option against the Packers in Week 9.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones gets 14 targets against the Saints.

With the Lions throwing the ball 52 times, Jones had plenty of opportunities in the loss to New Orleans, catching six passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. The score was on a great one-handed catch in the end zone for 22 yards, and Jones also added a 38-yard reception in the game. He'll have a more difficult matchup when he returns from his Week 7 bye to face the Steelers.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones leads team in receiving on Sunday.

Jones caught six passes for 54 yards as he worked the sidelines against Carolina's defense. After a tough start, the schedule softens up for Jones in the coming weeks, and that begins next Sunday against the Saints. He will be a decent FLEX option in that one.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. gets five targets in Week 4.

Jones had two receptions for 42 yards against the Vikings in a defensive game, and he actually led the team in receiving. Jones is on pace for 32 receptions for 520 yards and eight touchdowns, but he should certainly pick up the production in the receptions and yardage category moving forward.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones caught three passes for 24 yards in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.

It was Jones' first game held out of the end zone in 2017, but he's been under 40 yards in each game. He's probably closer to being on the waiver wire than in fantasy lineups, especially with the Vikings up next.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. catches 27-yard touchdown in Week 2.

Matthew Stafford took advantage of single coverage against Jones and took a shot to the end zone against Eli Apple, and Jones came down with it pretty easily. It was Jones' only catch on five targets, but he obviously made the most of it. He's in FLEX consideration for Week 3 against the Falcons.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones catches six-yard touchdown in season opener.

He also had a 31-yard reception, finishing with two receptions for 37 yards and a score. It was a good performance in a tough spot, but Jones will likely lose work as the season progresses with Kenny Golladay performing like a stud in his NFL debut. Jones can stay on the bench in Week 2 against the Giants.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. scores again in preseason game.

Jones caught a go route for a touchdown last week from Matthew Stafford, and he did the same this week against the Patriots. Jones caught four-of-seven targets for 62 yards and one touchdown in the exhibition. His play this preseason brings flashbacks to his scoring early-season start in 2016, so we'll see if he can keep things going into the regular season for the Lions as he's unlikely to play in Week 4 of the preseason.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. catches touchdown in Week 2 preseason game.

Jones caught four-of-five targets for 34 yards and a touchdown. On the touchdown, Jones ran a nice fade route and Matthew Stafford placed a perfect throw towards the back pylon. Despite the emergence of impressive rookie Kenny Golladay, Jones was a clear starter next to Golden Tate, which is a great sign for his fantasy value.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones Jr. doesn't catch a pass in preseason opener.

Jones was targeted once by Matthew Stafford in the only drive they played, but the pass was intercepted. Colts shutdown corner Vontae Davis was covering Jones tightly on the slant route that deflected off Jones' hands, but it would have been a tough catch. Rookie Kenny Golladay looks to be coming for everyone's job, but Jones should be safe as one of the top two receivers in Detroit this season.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Lions receiver Marvin Jones has a higher comfort level heading into this season.

This should be the case, as this is Jones' second year with the Lions after he signed with them as a free agent last year. Jones had a very hot start as a Lion last season, but he cooled off considerably in the second half of the year. Still, he averaged 16.9 yards per catch on the year, and is entering year two in the offense. Jones said he worked on his lower body last season, and he wants to do more with the ball in his hands after the catch. Jones offers some good upside later in fantasy drafts.

Marvin Jones caught four passes for 81 yards versus the Seahawks.

The highlight for the Lions' offense in the game was a beautiful catch by Jones on a perfect pass by Matthew Stafford down the sideline for 30 yards. Jones had great balance and body control to get both feet inbounds by the sideline. After a scorching start to the season Jones slowed down, but he should be an integral part of the Detroit offense next season. He'll have some upside in the mid-late rounds of fantasy drafts.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones caught five passes for 76 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Jones went in the opposite direction of Golden Tate this season, as after a hot starter where he looked like he'd be a WR1, Jones fell off. He finished the season with 55 catches for 930 yards and four touchdowns, but hasn't scored since Tate broke out in the middle of October. Detroit will hope he turns it on in the postseason.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones held to one catch in loss.

Jones caught one-of-seven targets for 16 yards. His lone reception was inside the five-yard line, but that does fantasy owners no good if he's not in the end zone. Jones has really cooled off since his hot start to the season. There are probably better options for you in Week 17 against Green Bay.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones caught three passes for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Jones saw just five targets as Matthew Stafford threw nearly 40 times. We are weeks away from his hot start to the season. Jones is barely a FLEX for Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones returns, leads Lions in receiving.

Jones caught four passes for 67 yards in the win, but was tied for third on the team in targets. Unless he gets matched up with Eli Apple next week in New York, Jones is no more than a FLEX play for Week 15.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (thigh) is back for the Lions after missing one game.

TE Eric Ebron is also active for the Lions. Jones had five catches for 74 yards in the first matchup against the Bears. He's a pretty good FLEX option.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (thigh) out for Week 13.

Despite being limited all week in practice, Jones won't play against the Saints. It hurts Matthew Stafford a bit, but should be an upgrade to Golden Tate who is a solid option this week. Jones should be good for Week 14.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones (thigh) listed as questionable for Week 13.

Jones was a limited participant in practice all week and should be ready to go, but make sure you check on his status before kickoff. Jones will be a FLEX option if he plays.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Welcome back, Marvin Jones.

After a stretch when Jones did virtually nothing stat-wise, he had four catches for 54 yards against the Vikings. He was also targeted a team-high 11 times by Matthew Stafford. Hopefully Jones can keep it going against the Saints. He's a WR2/FLEX option against them.

Marvin Jones | Jaguars WR

Marvin Jones held to one catch for second consecutive week.

He had one catch for 15 yards. After looking like an early-season WR1, Jones is barely on the FLEX radar. He has four catches in his last three games. Don’t put him in your lineup against Xavier Rhoades and the Vikings this week.