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  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
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Michael Crabtree
WR - BAL
Michael Crabtree
 
 
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  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Michael Crabtree
WR - BAL
Michael Crabtree
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYJ vs. BUF
Week 2 at SF at CIN
Week 3 vs. NE vs. DEN
Week 4 at DAL at PIT
Week 5 vs. GB at CLE
Week 6BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 7 at MIA vs. NO
Week 8 vs. SEA at CAR
Week 9 at MIN vs. PIT
Week 10 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. CAR vs. CIN
Week 12 vs. CHI vs. OAK
Week 13 vs. LAR at ATL
Week 14 at ARI at KC
Week 15 at BUF vs. TB
Week 16 vs. MIN at LAC
Week 17 at GB vs. CLE
  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Michael Crabtree
WR - BAL
Michael Crabtree
Receiving
   
Receptions61.274.0
Rec Yards938.3832.9
Rec TDs6.66.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.50.1
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points132.9118.6
   
  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Michael Crabtree
WR - BAL
Michael Crabtree
2017 Points 
Week 19.78.3
Week 28.726.0
Week 32.40.7
Week 44.2
Week 55.414.2
Week 615.611.2
Week 78.4
Week 812.88.3
Week 922.74.0
Week 102.2
Week 1114.57.1
Week 1222.9
Week 139.0
Week 146.48.0
Week 158.515.9
Week 165.00.0
Week 1714.11.7
  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Michael Crabtree
WR - BAL
Michael Crabtree
2017 Targets 
Week 127
Week 256
Week 363
Week 45
Week 588
Week 61410
Week 77
Week 81110
Week 9114
Week 102
Week 11711
Week 1290
Week 138
Week 14413
Week 15517
Week 1653
Week 1752
  Marvin Jones
WR - DET
Marvin Jones
Michael Crabtree
WR - BAL
Michael Crabtree
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. Over half of Baltimore's targets are up for grabs with Mike Wallace, Benjamin Watson, Jeremy Maclin, Michael Campanaro, and Danny Woodhead out the door. Chris Moore leads the remaining wideouts in receptions (18) and targets (38), so Crabtree should stay busy. He has submitted the fifth-most receiving TDs (25) over the last three years and still salvaged a WR28 showing despite missing three games in a lackluster 2017. Drafters need only play for that production level, which makes him a solid, low-floor option.
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 reachCrabs and PIT's A. Brown are the only players with 8+ TD catches in each of past three seasons - now in BAL, looks like the obvious go-to red zone aerial option
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.Crabtree how now been a top 30 fantasy receiver for three consecutive years, and although he is switching teams, his target share may actually go up since there is less competition and more passing in his new offense. He may not be a sexy pick, but Crabtree could prove startable most weeks.
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?  
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. After seeing 291 targets over a two year period with the Raiders, Crabtree saw that number drop to just 101 targets in 2017. Fortunately for him, he was released and wound up as the No. 1 receiver on another team that should get him somewhere in the range of 110-120 targets. Some will say more than that, but Joe Flacco doesn't heavily target any one receiver. During his 10 years in the league, he's yet to target one more than 137 times, and that includes two seasons with 610-plus attempts. With all the additions to the Ravens pass-catching corps, you have to wonder what Crabtree's ceiling is at this point. He's a low-upside WR3.
Staff Rankings
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.Last season for the Raiders, this "sorry receiver" had some pretty mediocre production with 58 receptions, and a mere 618 yard receiving. However, the touchdown gods LOVED this guy, as he received the 2nd highest red zone AND end zone target share of any receiver last season, allowing him to produce 8 tudddy's. Usually in fantasyland we would do the following math: low yards/receptions + bloated TD's = BUST, but luckily for Crabtree, this offseason he left Sin City and moved to the less sinful, yet similarly dim city of Baltimore! As the primary receiver in Baltimore this season (only two speedsters to challenge him for targets in John Brown and Willie Snead), Crabtree should see as many targets as one can in their run-centric offense, while seeing his bloated TD total fall as Flacco relies primarily on his RB's and TE's in the red zone. For these reasons, Crabtree should be a solid WR3, but nothing more and nothing less.
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 yearCrabtree has declining skills but he can move the chains and get TDs. I just don't know if Baltimore is the right environment to roll the dice with him
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Over the last three years, Michael Crabtree has the fifth most touchdown receptions with 25. We find out this year if that is TD dependency or part of his true skill-set. If he scores 7TD's with Flacco at QB Crabtree can be a solid WR2.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Jones showed us all a glimpse of his upside with StaffordSeems primed to threaten 1,200 yards receiving and 100 receptions
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.Crabtree had only 58 receptions for 618 yards, but 8 touchdowns made him a viable WR3. He becomes the top receiving threat in Baltimore and his red zone value should keep him in the WR3 range.