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Marvin Jones

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.2 | Wt: 198

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Lions | Marvin Jones fitting in nicely

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:18:52 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has had "terrific chemistry" with QB Matthew Stafford. He's averaging 16.2 yards per catch in the preseason, which is the sixth-most among all receivers who have had at least five catches through the first two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: With the Lions recently announcing that they'll mostly be in a no-huddle offense, Jones could end up being one of the biggest beneficiaries of this new strategy, which could make him one of the steals in fantasy at wide receiver. Jones has had success before in Cincinnati, and with Calvin Johnson no longer around for the Lions, it's very possible he could break out and enjoy a career year in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Detroit going no-huddle often

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:12:39 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the other Lions quarterbacks have run a no-huddle offense 62% of the time this preseason. The Lions ran a no-huddle offense just 7% of the time last season. According to ProFootballFocus, Stafford has completed all six of his passes for 108 yards when targeting WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones out of the no-huddle. He's 6-for-11 passing for 63 yards on the rest of his throws combined. Overall, Stafford has completed 70.6% of his passes this preseason.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford had a big second half last year with 19 touchdowns and two interceptions when offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter took over. He lost Megatron to retirement, but the show appears to roll on. Stafford is in the lower-middle portion of starting quarterbacks, but he could be on the cusp of that breakthrough year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Marvin Jones proving his worth

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:04:02 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones finished with four catches for a game-high 65 yards in a 30-14 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Jones continues to thrive in his first year in Detroit, and he has enough upside to grab in the middle rounds as a WR3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Marvin Jones the top target

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:52:50 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has been the team's top receiver in camp, and it hasn't been close, as WR Golden Tate has had issues holding onto the football. Jones was targeted on seven of the 14 passes QB Matthew Stafford threw in the joint practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Jones is coming off a 65-816-4 year with the Bengals, and he had 10 touchdowns the previous year. He looks like a WR3 with a ton of upside right now. Tate is a weaker WR2 in fantasy, but if he slips to the WR3 range, you're in business.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Marvin Jones to be under microscope

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:48:58 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones will be under the microscope during training camp and the preseason as the team sees how fluid he looks in a system that could reward his skill set.

Fantasy Tip: Jones certainly will not be able to replace the retired Calvin Johnson, but he will try to pair with Golden Tate and Eric Ebron to give the team a handful of reliable targets. Jones is worth a look as a WR3/4 or flex fantasy option in the middle to late rounds on draft day, as he could enjoy great success in Motown.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Conor Orr

Lions | Marvin Jones a complete receiver

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:30:26 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones was used in a variety of ways by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015, catching all 19 of his targets on quick outs and screens, 21 of his 26 targets on comeback routes and eight of his nine targets from the slot.

Fantasy Tip: Jones will have a steady role in Detroit's passing attack, and you should feel comfortable drafting him as a WR3 in 2016.

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Lions | Marvin Jones financials

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 12:05:09 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones' contract is five years in length and worth $40 million, according to a source. It includes $20 million in guarantees and $17 million guaranteed. Over three years, the deal is worth $27 million.

Fantasy Tip: Detroit's wide receiver corps will be completely different with Calvin Johnson retiring. Golden Tate will be the top target in the Lions' offense now, but Jones should have a better opportunity to succeed in Detroit's high-flying offense. For now, don't view him as more than a WR3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Lions | Marvin Jones contract update

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 11:32:53 -0800

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones' deal with the Lions is expected to be around $8 million per year. Jones chose the Lions over the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals. He caught 65 passes for 816 yards and four touchdowns in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Jones can't replace Calvin Johnson, who retired on Tuesday. However, he'll be a nice complement to Golden Tate in Jim Bob Cooter's offense and could be considered a WR3 for fantasy owners with some upside for more.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Kevin Patra

Lions | Marvin Jones agrees with Detroit

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 06:30:45 -0800

Free-agent WR Marvin Jones (Bengals) has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, March 9, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Jones is coming off of a 65-816-4 season and will help fill the void that Megatron's retirement has left. Jones will be a WR3 consideration with some upside with Golden Tate and Eric Ebron also lining up with him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Dianna Marie Russini

Bengals | Marvin Jones target of three teams

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:29:41 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones is of interest to the Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Tip: In what is a weaker wide receiver class, Jones will be one of the top wide receiver targets for prospective NFL teams during free agency. Depending on where he plays, he's probably more in WR3 territory.

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