Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones

WR - DET
Height: 6' 2"Weight: 198 lbsAge: 29College: CaliforniaDrafted: #166 (5th Rd. by Cincinnati)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 13th
Draft Rank (ECR) #77
Best / Worst #49 / #178
ADP #97

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I'm less excited about Jones than I was a few weeks ago. It seems as though there are a lot of things working against him, and the ceiling is no longer has high as it used to be. Kenny Golladay is the clear cut No. 1, Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson aren't going to be target hogs, but they will command target shares, and the Lions are attempting to install a ground and pound offense in the year 2019 (sigh). Jones is both a down the field threat, and a red zone threat for this offense...but the volume is going to be lower...and the fact that he missed all of OTA's indicates to me that it may have been more than a bone bruise that ended his 2018 season. I'm backing off my stance on Jones for the time being.

It's surprising to see Jones fall as far as he is in drafts this year, as he was a solid presence in fantasy lineups when healthy last year. He posted WR2 or better numbers 33.3 percent of the time, which ranked 30th among receivers, and a lot of the games he played was with Golden Tate on the field. When you have a wide receiver post at least 54 yards in 7-of-9 games, he's worth WR3 consideration.