Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
1 week ago

Jones caught four passes for 65 yards on five targets in Thursday's preseason loss to the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Jones came out with a dominant opening drive, first making a beautiful 32-yard sideline catch, and then fighting through an illegal contact penalty for a 19-yard gain on the following snap. Detroit's next play was a quick slant to Jones, who evaded the first tackler and picked up five yards. The Lions first-team offense ultimately played just three drives, with Jones and Golden Tate (3-41-0) accounting for nine of the 11 targets and 106 of the 113 receiving yards. Granted, the Lions didn't have pass-catching TE Eric Ebron (leg) or lead back Ameer Abdullah (shoulder). Still, it's hard not to be encouraged by Jones' first two showings in a Lions uniform, as he's caught five passes on four drives and is clearly Matt Stafford's top deep option. Even if Tate, Ebron, Anquan Boldin and Theo Riddick account for the vast majority of short targets, Jones figures to get plenty of attention down the field, which gives him the highest ceiling amongst a deep group of pass-catchers.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
4 weeks ago

Jones has impressed coach Jim Caldwell with his versatility during the Lions' opening days of training camp, the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the Lions this offseason and is immediately being tasked with assuming some of the responsibilities of the now-retired Calvin Johnson. To his credit, Jones has shown the ability to stretch the field with his speed and also make hay on crossing routes, all the while displaying strong hands. In doing so, he's built good early chemistry with quarterback Matthew Stafford, which bodes well for his fantasy prospects in a Lions passing attack with newfound opportunities for targets.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
6 months ago

Jones has agreed to join the Lions, Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

One day after Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, the Lions swooped in and grabbed one of the top wide receivers on the free agent market, inking Jones to a deal that will averaged $8 million per year, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Jones will step into the starting wide receiver spot Johnson vacated opposite Golden Tate.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
7 months ago3 Comments

Jones said he would like to re-sign with the Bengals but also noted that he won't take a hometown discount, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones missed all of 2014 with a foot injury, but he was productive in both 2013 and 2015 despite playing a complementary role in the Bengals offense. He's one of the top free agents at his position, and with the Cincinnati passing game likely to revolve around A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert for the foreseeable future, Jones can probably find a better contract elsewhere.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Jones secured four of seven targets for 32 yards in Saturday's 18-16 Wild Card loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Jones' modest performance did feature one notable moment, a key fourth-down, nine-yard reception with 2:46 remaining that helped extend a drive that eventually culminated in an A.J. Green touchdown reception. After missing all of 2014 with foot and ankle injuries, Jones encouragingly played in all 16 games in 2015, tallying career highs of 65 receptions, 103 targets and 816 yards. While his red zone production experienced a downturn compared to a 2013 campaign where the fourth-year pro amassed 10 touchdowns, Jones served as an above-average complementary receiver for Andy Dalton this past season.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Jones hauled in all five of his targets for 38 yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Jones has now caught at least four passes in four of his past five games - four of which featured AJ McCarron at quarterback. That rapport should continue as McCarron appears to be the Bengals' starter for Saturday's showdown against Pittsburgh's suspect pass defense. Jones had his second highest catch total of the season, six, in the teams' last matchup. If there is one element to Jones game that should scare off fantasy owners, it's his lack of touchdowns, especially given his considerable size. Jones has scored just once in the last 10 games.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Jones (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Jones is coming off a rather slow three-catch game in Week 16 against the Broncos, but he has been targeted an average of seven times over the last three weeks.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Jones (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, ESPN's Coley Harvey reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones, who has been targeted an average of seven times over the last three weeks, looks good to go for Sunday's regular season finale, which will feature another start at QB for AJ McCarron. Overall, the wideout heads into Week 17 with a 60/778/4 stat line through 15 games.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Jones (hamstring) was limited at practice again Thursday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'll revisit Jones' status Friday, but at this stage we'd be surprised if the wideout wasn't available for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Jones (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

More on Jones' status as the week rolls along, though at this stage, the availability of the wideout (who has been targeted an average of seven times over the last three weeks) for Sunday's game against the Ravens does not appear to be in too much danger.