Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
2 days ago

Jones spent part of the offseason training with Randy Moss, who emphasized the importance of lower-body strength and running routes in a manner that maximizes yards after the catch, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones might also consider talking to teammate Golden Tate, who led all NFL wideouts with 635 yards after the catch (7.0 per reception) last year. Jones produced a middling average of 4.3 YAC in what ultimately was a disappointing first season in Detroit, with 408 of his 930 receiving yards coming within the first three weeks. Lions coach Jim Caldwell is optimistic Jones will be more consistent this year, and the team seems to be counting on it, having yet to add a veteran replacement for Anquan Boldin. Already established as a deep threat after producing 16.9 yards per catch last season, Jones seemingly hopes that improved route running and the addition of some lower-body muscle onto his wiry frame will help him contribute more in the short and intermediate passing game.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
6 months ago

Jones caught four of seven targets for 81 yards during Saturday's postseason loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was the Lions' leading receiver Saturday, but that doesn't mean he played a flawless game. In fact, one of his miscues was a drop that would have gone for a big play and allow Detroit to gain some much-needed offensive momentum. Still, Jones' 81 receiving yards nonetheless represented his highest total since Week 7 and reminded owners of the fourth-year wideout's ability to get open down the field, a notion some may have forgotten since his fast start to the season in which Jones averaged 120.5 yards per game in the first four weeks of the season and just 37.3 in each tilt thereafter. He'll now enter his first offseason as a member of the Lions possessing status as the team's clear deep threat, although an admittedly inconsistent fantasy option.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
6 months ago

Jones hauled in five of nine passes for 76 yards in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Jones registered two catches of 20 or more yards down the stretch of Sunday's game, the continuation of a welcomed change of pace. Jones started off 2016 with nine catches of 20 or more yards in his first three games, but has followed up with just seven since - five coming in the last five weeks. The dynamic receiver will need to deliver a few more big plays if Detroit hopes to pull off the upset in Seattle.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
6 months ago

Jones caught just one of seven targets for 16 yards Monday night against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Lions QB Matthew Stafford had a rough day, but some of the blame falls on Jones' shoulders. The two simply were unable to get on the same page. Jones' seven targets were tied for second-most on the team though and his highest amount since Week 11. In what's been a disappointing turnout to a once-promising campaign, Jones will look to finish the season strong against a Packers defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing yards in the league.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
6 months ago

Jones caught three of five targets for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Although Jones looked the part of the Lions' No. 1 wide receiver during the beginning of the year, it's crystal clear at this point in the season that distinction belongs to Golden Tate; Jones wasn't even targeted until after halftime Sunday and garnered just five looks in total -- compared to 13 for Tate -- on a day his quarterback attempted 39 passes. Nonetheless, his prowess catching bombs down the field could come in handy this weekend when Detroit attempts to keep pace with a Dallas team that boasts one of the most consistently effective offenses in the league.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
7 months ago

Jones caught four of five targets for 67 yards Sunday against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Jones returned from a thigh ailment to lead the Lions in receiving Sunday, although the bulk of his production came on a game-high 48-yard grab. Nonetheless, he gained his most yardage since Week 7, but still hasn't found the end zone since mid-October. He'll look to build upon this performance next week against a Giants defense that has allowed the 23rd-most yards through the air. However, he may find himself in a tough positional matchup against Giants CB Janoris Jenkins.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
7 months ago

Jones (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game versus the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

The Lions held Jones to limited showings last week, but reports that he was unlikely to suit up were followed by his first DNP of the season last Sunday in New Orleans. He proceeded to log capped practices again during preparation for Week 14, only for Adam Schefter of ESPN to relay an expectation that Jones would play this Sunday. Indeed, Jones is available for Matthew Stafford against a Chicago defense that has conceded 15.3 YPC and three touchdowns to wide receivers over the last four contests.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
7 months ago

Jones (quad) is expected to play Sunday against the Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was unable to practice fully this week after not playing last weekend, but he apparently did enough to warrant active status Sunday. He tied a season-high with 11 targets in Week 12 against the Vikings, though he had just two the week prior and hadn't reached double-digits since Week 2.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
7 months ago

Jones (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was limited during practice this week, which matched his workload prior to being deemed inactive for last Sunday's game against the Saints. Although he could still be cleared to return this weekend, fantasy owners should probably have a backup plan in place if he's forced to miss a second straight contest. If that occurs, Andre Roberts, Anquan Boldin and TJ Jones would figure to represent Detroit's best pass-catching options behind Golden Tate, as tight end Eric Ebron (ankle) is also considered questionable.

Marvin Jones
WR DET (7)
7 months ago

Jones (quadriceps) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was limited last week before taking a seat Sunday at the Saints, so the tea leaves remain murky with regard to his game-day availability. He could nix those questions with a full practice either Thursday or Friday, the latter of which will provide a gauge for his potential to play in Sunday's contest versus the Bears.