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  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
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Golden Tate
WR - DET
Golden Tate
 
 
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  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Golden Tate
WR - DET
Golden Tate
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYJ vs. NYJ
Week 2 at SF at SF
Week 3 vs. NE vs. NE
Week 4 at DAL at DAL
Week 5 vs. GB vs. GB
Week 6BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 7 at MIA at MIA
Week 8 vs. SEA vs. SEA
Week 9 at MIN at MIN
Week 10 at CHI at CHI
Week 11 vs. CAR vs. CAR
Week 12 vs. CHI vs. CHI
Week 13 vs. LAR vs. LAR
Week 14 at ARI at ARI
Week 15 at BUF at BUF
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. MIN
Week 17 at GB at GB
  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Golden Tate
WR - DET
Golden Tate
Receiving
   
Receptions61.289.6
Rec Yards938.3982.9
Rec TDs6.64.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.05.1
Rush Yards0.520.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points132.9128.6
   
  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Golden Tate
WR - DET
Golden Tate
2017 Points 
Week 19.711.4
Week 28.72.5
Week 32.411.8
Week 44.23.1
Week 55.44.8
Week 615.615.6
Week 7
Week 812.86.6
Week 922.711.3
Week 102.215.7
Week 1114.53.2
Week 1222.92.0
Week 139.06.9
Week 146.414.5
Week 158.53.3
Week 165.01.4
Week 1714.118.4
  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Golden Tate
WR - DET
Golden Tate
2017 Targets 
Week 1212
Week 254
Week 3611
Week 455
Week 588
Week 6147
Week 7
Week 8118
Week 9119
Week 1027
Week 1174
Week 1298
Week 13810
Week 1449
Week 1555
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  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Golden Tate
WR - DET
Golden Tate
Expert 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
A stunning WR5, Jones submitted an NFL-high 18 yards per reception with the second-best DVAR behind Antonio Brown. He led the league in yards on contested catches (467) and posted a play of more than 20 yards in all but two contests. For all of these superlatives, he's also unlikely to sustain elite production with 3.8 catches per game. This could be a case, however, of a clear regression candidate turning into a value if he keeps falling beyond the fifth round. Tate did what he always does, tallying his fourth straight 90-catch campaign. He's averaging 1,056 yards per season since joining the Lions, but his TD tally has always stagnated in the four-to-six range. The 30-year-old is far more appealing in PPR formats, where he has already banked three top-20 WR seasons with Matthew Stafford.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
A premier deep-ball option, no player comes close to his combined mark of 17.5 yards per catch (min. 60 total receptions) over past two seasons - there's not much PPR upside to his game, but something around 1,000 yards and 6+ TDs remain well within his reachDET has been one of the most pass-happy offenses over the past few seasons, and Tate has been the biggest beneficiary - a running back in WR clothing, he's once again a safe bet for 90+ catches, 1,000+ yards and 5-6 scores
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Jones was a high-end WR1 in fantasy last year but is definitely due for some touchdown-rate regression. Even though he will take a big step backward, he should still be considered a WR2 worth adding in the 5th or 6th rounds.Looking for a sure thing in the fifth round? Tate has 90+ receptions each of the past four seasons and over 4,000 yards in that same period. He hasn't missed a game in five years and is a safe bet to return solid WR2 numbers once again. Don't be worried about Golladay, as Tate plays out of the slot and the Lions play more three-WR sets than almost all teams.
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Was a top-10 fantasy WR last season but will he continue to see as many targets with Kenny Golladay and multiple running backs ready to contribute? Not a lot of difference between Tate and Jones, but Jones has been a bit more consistent.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After seeing 107 targets in 2017, Jones' incredible touchdown rate propped him all the way up to the WR5 in standard leagues. He caught a touchdown once every 11.9 targets, which is almost double the average rate for wide receivers, which stands at one every 22.8 targets. After scoring just four touchdowns the prior season in the same offense, you have to wonder just how sustainable his touchdown total is. On top of that, the Lions continue to hype up Kenny Golladay, who is another big-bodied wide receiver to take away some of those looks. Jones is a solid fantasy asset, but don't pay for last year's numbers. He averaged just 5.3 targets per game with Golladay in the lineup, but 9.8 targets per game when he was held out. He's going to have some big games, but he'll likely have to share the stage with Golladay at times. I get it, Tate isn't a sexy pick that'll win you your fantasy league, but he's now finished as a top-34 receiver in each of the last six seasons, including a WR19 finish last year while Marvin Jones had a miraculous season. With the exit of Eric Ebron, some targets may open up over the middle of the field, while Jones now has to fight for perimeter targets with Kenny Golladay. Tate's role in the offense is safe, as he's now seen at least 120 targets in each of the last four seasons. Fun fact: Tate totaled WR3 or better numbers in 61.5 percent of games in 2017, while Adam Thielen was at just 56.3 percent, yet Thielen is going multiple rounds earlier.
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QB List
Typically known for his acrobatic catches, the Detroit Lions receiver had a fantastic season last year, ending shockingly as the #5 receiver in standard points leagues. That startlingly high level of production was buoyed by a very high nine total touchdowns, however there's reason to think Jones could post similar scoring rates this year. Jones was the go-to receiver in the red zone last year, earning 43% of the Lions red zone targets, good for 6th in the NFL, and on the other end of the field, Jones functioned primarily as the Lions deep threat receiver, granting him chunk yardage. While I don't expect the exact same prolific catch rates and TD production that catapulted him into the elite receiver tier given a couple key additions to the Lions' runnin back corps, don't be surprised if Jones ends the season among names like Thielen, Green, and Adams squarely within the top 10.When looking at Golden Tate's statistics outside of PPR, you likely wouldn't see the upside of the #17 receiver: he had lots of receptions (92), but he barely eclipsed 1,000 yards and only netted five touchdowns all season. So what gives? Those receptions ARE valuable folks, even when they don't directly lead to scoring. With a top 15 target share last season, the league's best catch rate, and a league-leading 636 yards after the catch last season, Tate turned his high production into high volume scoring. Now, you could doubt Tate's ability to sustain such prolific rates of yardage following his catches, but the Lions go out of their way to set up these plays for Tate, giving him plenty of chances to reproduce these stats. All in all, Golden Tate has all the makings of a receiver with a remarkably high floor, and the potential to produce top 15 WR numbers given a little bit of touchdown luck.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Jones has some competition for targets in DET and he's usually fairly TD dependent. I'm not enthralled with him this yearTate remains a solid WR2 with upside in any given week but the pending rise of Golladay has me a bit sheepish
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Jones showed us all a glimpse of his upside with StaffordTate will continue to ball with Stafford under center
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Jones was actually the 8th ranked fantasy wide receiver with 61 receptions for 1,101 yards and 9 touchdowns. He has a lot of talent and should at least be a WR2 in 2018, but the Lions will probably run the ball more in 2018.Tate averaged 8.3 fantasy points per game and is a solid WR3 option. The Lions will probably not pass the ball as much with new head coach Matt Patricia.