Marvin Jones WR DET 2 months ago

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

Competitive 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 3 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.

Competitive 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 4 months ago

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

Competitive 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 4 months ago

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

Competitive 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 4 months ago

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

Competitive 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 4 months ago

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

Competitive 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 4 months ago

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

Competitive 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 4 months ago

Jones (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Competitive 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.

Marvin Jones WR DET 4 months ago

Jones was targeted seven times, tallying 33 yards on three catches in Monday's loss to Denver.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones helped frustrate the Broncos' defense early in the game, his length and footwork lending themselves to some nice sideline grabs. Like many of his teammates, he was far less effective in the second half. Jones seems to have a strong rapport with AJ McCarron, though McCarron has begun leaning more on A.J. Green after connecting with Jones early on in the the Pittsburgh game. The Bengals need to top Baltimore and their middle-of-the-road pass defense if they are to have any shot to earn a bye, so expect Jones to continue to factor prominently in the offense.

Marvin Jones WR DET 4 months ago

Jones caught four passes off of six targets for 89 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His six targets leading the team, Jones put together his best yardage total since Week 6 on Sunday. At first glance, the Bengals leaning on AJ McCarron seems like a shot to the value of players like Jones as the team ran the ball 36 times as compared to 25 dropbacks. However, the change at quarterback also could mean a change in chemistry. In the seven plus quarters since taking over the offense, McCarron has connected with Jones 10 times, four more than A.J. Green. With Tyler Eifert's status up in the air, expect Jones to continue to get plenty of looks.