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Marvin Jones Jr. Week 8 Outlook - Colts at Lions

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Oct 29th 2020, 8:44am EDT

He's averaging just 1.04 yards per route run this year, which is the eighth-worst in football, with the likes of Gabriel Davis and Larry Fitzgerald. He did show some sign of life last week, totaling 80 yards on six targets against the Falcons. With Golladay in the lineup, Jones has averaged 4.0 targets per game, which is less than ideal, as is the fact that Danny Amendola has totaled more yards than him through six games (270-226). His matchup is better than Golladay's this week, as the Colts second-year cornerback Rock Ya-Sin has struggled in coverage as of late, allowing 10-of-15 passing for 172 yards over their last two games. The Lions do move Golladay and Jones back and forth, so he's not the only one who'll see Ya-Sin. The Colts have been one of the better defenses, but the only games they failed to allow multiple double-digit PPR receivers were against the Jets (duh) and the Vikings when Kirk Cousins completed just 11-of-26 passes in Week 2. Overall, they've allowed 12 different receivers to finish as WR46 or better, so Jones stays in the WR4/5 conversation, even with the lack of targets he usually sees.

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