Marvin Jones WR DET (10) 7 hours ago2 Comments
Jones racked up 205 receiving yards and two touchdowns on six receptions during Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Jones' big day was a bright spot for the Lions as they trailed for most of the game, leading to quarterback Matthew Stafford airing it out often and targeting Jones eight times (season low). He now has over 400 yards receiving throughout the first three weeks of his 2016 campaign and first year in Detroit. He's becoming the team's go-to receiver, while Golden Tate made just four catches for 40 yards Sunday. Jones will look to keep the momentum rolling next week against the Bears.
Marvin Jones WR DET (10) 1 week ago
Jones logged eight receptions for 118 yards across 11 targets in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Titans.
Yet again, Jones led Detroit in both targets and receiving yards en route to his second career 100-yard game. Though Golden Tate remains heavily involved, Jones is making a strong case to be considered the Lions' No. 1 wide receiver. He's yet to find the end zone, however. Next up is a trip to Lambeau Field in a divisional clash against the Packers.
Marvin Jones WR DET (10) 2 weeks ago
Making his Lions' debut, Jones caught 4-of-10 targets for 85 yards in Sunday's 39-35 win at Indianapolis.
While Jones wasn't very efficient, he made a couple of nice plays, including a 22-yard catch in the final minute that directly set up the game-winning field goal. Jones showed a good rapport with Matthew Stafford in the preseason, and that seems to have carried over into Week 1. The Lions will take on the Titans in Week 2.
Marvin Jones WR DET (10) 3 weeks ago
Jones likely won't play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Bills, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Lions figure to keep several starters on the sideline for their preseason finale including Jones, quarterback Matthew Stafford, and starting wide receiver Golden Tate. Jones saw six targets from Stafford during the team's third preseason game against the Ravens, and he should continue to earn plenty of looks throughout the regular season.
Marvin Jones WR DET (10) 1 month ago
Jones caught three passes for 25 yards on six targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens.
Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin saw five targets apiece, with Matthew Stafford attempting 23 passes while playing the entire first half. Stafford may need to rely on his wideouts more than previously expected, as starting tight end Eric Ebron (ankle) is starting to look shaky for Week 1. Jones has been busy this preseason, catching seven passes for 90 yards on 11 targets over the past two games.
Marvin Jones WR DET (10) 1 month ago
Jones caught four passes for 65 yards on five targets in Thursday's preseason loss to the Bengals.
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) 2 months ago
Jones has impressed coach Jim Caldwell with his versatility during the Lions' opening days of training camp, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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) 7 months ago
Jones has agreed to join the Lions, Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN reports.
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) 8 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.
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) 9 months ago
Jones secured four of seven targets for 32 yards in Saturday's 18-16 Wild Card loss to the Steelers.
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.