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Marvin Jones projects as the Bengals No. 2 receiver this season.

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Marvin Jones played on 63-of-81 snaps (77.7 percent) in the Wild Card loss to the Chargers.

It speaks volumes that in the biggest game of the year, Jones set a season-high for percentage of snaps played. We saw it coming as over the final quarter of the year, the Bengals coaches finally recognized him as a superior playmaker to Mohamed Sanu. During the final four games, he played on 211-of-306 snaps (68.9 percent) and posted 24 catches for 324 yards with two touchdowns. With this kind of usage and Jones' explosive skill set, he'll take a major up arrow into 2014.

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Marvin Jones caught eight balls for 130 yards in the Bengals' Wild Card round loss to San Diego.

Jones turned in a second-quarter big play, Willie Maysing an Andy Dalton bomb deep down the left sideline for a 49-yard connection in Richard Marshall's coverage. Jones had a game-high 130 yards, seeing his playoff snaps rise after he was underutilized all regular season. Perhaps it's a sign of things to come. Jones is clearly a superior option to 2013 rotational partner Mohamed Sanu, both as a receiver and blocker. Turning 24 in March, Jones could flirt with WR2 value in 2014 with an expanded role. He is a valuable Dynasty league commodity.

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Marvin Jones played on 55-of-83 snaps (66.2 percent) in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Even though the Bengals were up 28-7 at halftime, Jones' snap count remained relatively high. It's a great sign for his expected value in Week 17 and into 2014. Note that over the last two weeks, Jones is playing on 68.8 percent of the snaps while in the three weeks before that, he was at 38.6. He hasn't completely put his foot on the throat of Mohamed Sanu, but the coaches are clearly seeing his playmaking ability. Jones has nine touchdowns on just 46 catches this season.

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Marvin Jones played on a season-high 71.8 percent of the snaps in the Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

Jones' snap count was buoyed by game flow as the Bengals fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and were subsequently in catch-up mode all night. Still, the usage is an encouraging sign that the coaches see the playmaking second-year man as a priority when they need points quickly. Jones, who has a touchdown in two straight games, has dream matchup at home against the Vikings' No. 30 pass defense. Few WR4s will have more upside.

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Marvin Jones had five catches for 48 yards and one touchdown in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

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Marvin Jones (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

We don't have many details on Jones' injury, but it doesn't appear to be a concern for his Week 15 status. Jones will be a touchdown-dependent WR4 against the Steelers.

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Marvin Jones (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Jones originally hurt his shoulder in Week 7. He hasn't been on the injury report for the better part of a month, so it's possible he suffered a setback last week. Jones is nothing more than a WR5 for fantasy purposes.

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Marvin Jones caught two passes for 12 yards on three targets in Cincinnati's Week 13 win over the Chargers.

Jones' third target came in the end zone, but Andy Dalton threw a terrible ball on what could have easily been a touchdown. As it is, Jones now has just eight catches for 89 yards and zero touchdowns in four games since exploding for four scores in Week 8. On pace for a middling 43/611/9 line, Jones can be left on waiver wires for the fantasy playoffs.

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OC Jay Gruden reiterated that he's not sold on any of his No. 2 wideouts opposite A.J. Green.