OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
8 hours ago

Jones (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game in New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

Belying his limited practice sessions throughout Week 13 prep, Jones will log his first absence as a Lion, which also marks his first DNP since missing the entire 2014 season. In his stead, Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin will act as the clear-cut top-2 wideouts, but residual targets should also fall in the hands of tight end Eric Ebron, running back Theo Riddick (ankle), and wide receiver Andre Roberts.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
18 hours ago

Jones (thigh) is a considered a long-shot to play Sunday against New Orleans, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was limited throughout practice this week and was noticeably not 100 percent during Friday's session. The promotion of receiver T.J. Jones from the practice squad Saturday is likely an ominous sign for Jones' availability.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
2 days ago

Jones (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was limited throughout practice this week, and was noticeably not 100 percent during Friday's session, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. That being said, Jones previously played with foot and hamstring ailments and has yet to miss a game this season. The first-year Lion will no doubt aim to keep that streak going by playing Sunday, but it obviously remains to be seen whether he'll be able to do so. As a result, fantasy owners will need to check his status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff in New Orleans.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
4 days ago

Jones (thigh) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Having dealt with hamstring and foot injuries already this season, Jones is now accompanied by a thigh issue. On a positive note, he was able to practice, albeit in a limited fashion, so his status will be monitored closely throughout the week. Nonetheless, he has yet to miss one game in his first year with the Lions.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
1 week ago1 Comment

Jones caught four of 11 targets for 54 yards Thursday against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Jones paced the Lions in looks and could've had a bigger day if not for a few drops. However, Thursday was essentially a continuum of Jones' stretch of disappointing play that even a heaping pile of targets couldn't solve. Next week's matchup with the Saints and the league's 30th-ranked passing defense could be enough for him to break out of this slump.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
2 weeks ago2 Comments

Jones was targeted twice and only caught one pass for 15 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Jones has seen his share of the passing game dwindle since an admirable beginning to the 2016 campaign, and it came crashing to a season-low Sunday when he saw his lowest target total as a member of the Lions. Running back Theo Riddick unsurprisingly paced the team in looks through the air, but Anquan Boldin wound up as the busiest receiver. Because that was only the second time Boldin has led the team in targets, look for Jones to be at least slightly more involved next week against the Vikings.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Jones caught one of five targets for five yards Sunday against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Jones' stat line was composed of season-lows in nearly every single major statistical category for wide receivers, a terrible performance given how he was third on his team in targets. The problem may not have been the Vikings' stout defense, though, as the return of TE Eric Ebron appears to have had an adverse impact on Jones' production. He'll look to regroup during the Lions' Week 10 bye and come back strong against the Jaguars.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Jones (foot) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

For the second time this season, Jones appeared on the injury report with a foot concern in tow, but following a limited practice with a full showing clears him for Sunday's game at Minnesota. While the Vikings have conceded exactly one touchdown to wideouts in three consecutive contests, they've contained the position to 10.3 YPC and a 51.4-percent catch rate through seven outings. Consequently, Jones may not be the most reliable option in Week 9, even with six teams on bye.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Jones (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jones' foot injury has presumably reared its head again, but he's sidestepped every hurdle placed in his path this season and made his presence felt on game day. Expect him to continue to play through the pain, but the Lions' bye arrives next week, so the team could use the schedule to provide an extra-long respite for the wideout. The preceding is merely speculation, though, so his status should be monitored closely as the week unfolds.

OUTMarvin Jones
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Jones caught three passes for 33 yards Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Jones logged his second-lowest receiving total of the season Sunday despite having the most targets sent his way in four weeks. What may be of more concern, though, is the matter of TE Eric Ebron and RB Theo Riddick consuming the majority of Matthew Stafford's attention in their returns from injury; those two accounted for over half of the team's 41 available looks in the passing game. Owners shouldn't expect a bounce-back from Jones to come in short order, as a meeting with the Vikings' formidable passing defense awaits in Week 9.