Detroit Lions
  • 6'2"
  • 198
  • 27
  • 6 years
  • California
  • 2012 R5 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2012 CIN 11 35 32 18 201 11.2 1 3 47 0 0 248 1 0 0 1
2013 CIN 16 89 81 51 712 14.0 10 8 65 0 0 777 10 0 2 7
2015 CIN 16 108 103 65 816 12.6 4 5 33 0 0 849 4 0 0 4
  Avg 15 84 80 47 665 13.7 5 4 37 0 0 702 5 0 1 4

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 DET 15 104 103 55 930 16.9 4 1 3 0 0 933 4 0 2 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/24/2017 3:51pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones focused on strengthening his lower body to improve his explosiveness and also spent time working out with former NFL receiver Randy Moss. 'I think Marvin started out (last) season extremely well. He?s been doing even better this spring. He?s had one of those springs that you kind of look to. This guy is right there on the verge of maintaining that kind of explosive start that he had last year. He?s really, really had a real good spring,' head coach Jim Caldwell said.

    Huddle Up: Jones still has some breakout potential in him following the departure of Anquan Boldin, but Eric Ebron would seem to be the first in line to benefit since he runs more routes closer to the line of scrimmage. Rookie Kenny Golladay has also impressed so far. If Jones can improve in the short passing game - he focused on route-running with Moss - perhaps he can move into the WR3 discussion.

  • Posted: 6/19/2017 2:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones focused on strengthening his lower body to improve his explosiveness this offseason. He worked out with former NFL WR Randy Moss to help him in that endeavor and to improve his yards after the catch. Head coach Jim Caldwell praised Jones for the offseason he has put together so far. 'This guy is right there on the verge of maintaining that kind of explosive start that he had last year,' Caldwell said. 'He's really, really had a real good spring.'

    Huddle Up: Jones has been overlooked somewhat since that fast start last season. He remains the Lions' No. 2 wide receiver behind Golden Tate, but T.J. Jones and rookie Kenny Golladay are asking to take targets away. That being said, Jones is a solid low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 option after nearly gaining 1,000 yards and four scores in 2016.

  • Posted: 5/27/2017 6:51pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones said he is a lot more comfortable with offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's system entering this season after struggling to master the offense last year.

    Huddle Up: Jones cooled off after a scorching start to last season, but he still flirted with 1,000 yards. He enters 2017 as Detroit No. 2 receiver, and Jones is worth drafting as a low-end WR3.

  • Posted: 1/10/2017 7:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones was disappointed with how his season turned out, admitting, 'In terms of my standards, it wasn't good at all.' He added, 'When you look at how I started, you wouldn't think it would end this way.'

    Huddle Up: He has a point, as through the first four weeks of the campaign, Jones was second to only Julio Jones for most receiving yards in the league. However, the former Cincinnati Bengal should also take away positives from this year, as he did manage to record a career-high 930 yards to go with 55 catches and four touchdowns in 15 games. Jones has the potential to be a fine WR3 option next season.

  • Posted: 12/31/2016 5:15pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones had 408 receiving yards in the first three games but just 446 yards over the last 11 games, and Jones said double-coverage and an offense designed to spread the ball around has resulted in his lack of production.

    Huddle Up: There is no denying that Jones has been slumping for a while, but he could be worth taking a chance on against Green Bay in Week 17. The first time he faced the Packers, he finished with 205 yards and two scores.

  • Posted: 12/26/2016 9:51pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones posted just one catch for 16 yards on seven targets in the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Dec. 26.

    Huddle Up: The Lions were trying to get Jones involved, but he continues to struggle after a big start to the season. He posted six catches for a career-high 205 yards and two touchdown in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, the team's opponent in Week 17. Perhaps seeing green and gold will get him going again.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 8:50pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (quadriceps) posted four catches for 67 yards in the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears on five targets.

    Huddle Up: Jones shook off a quad injury to post his best yardage total since Week 7. Still, he has a long way to go before getting into the good graces of his fantasy owners, as he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 6.

  • Posted: 12/8/2016 2:20pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (quadriceps) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 8.

    Huddle Up: Jones missed a crucial game for fantasy owners this past weekend, but it appears he's trending towards a return in Week 14. Even so, it's hard to trust him right now, as while the Lions have surged the past couple of months, winning seven of their last eight, Jones has topped 55 yards only once over that stretch, and he hasn't scored since Week 6. It's tough to see him turning it back around while playing at less than 100 percent.

  • Posted: 12/7/2016 1:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (quadriceps) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: Jones was limited in practice last week too and ended up not playing, so don't start getting all positive about his status just yet. If Jones is sidelined again or limited at all then Golden Tate should be viewed as a WR1 versus the mediocre Chicago Bears pass defense.

  • Posted: 12/4/2016 8:58am ET

    Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) will not play in Week 13's game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Jones will be sidelined despite participating in practice on a limited basis throughout the week. Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin, Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick should each see an increased number of targets versus New Orleans as a result.

  • Posted: 12/4/2016 7:37am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) is considered a long shot to play in Week 13's game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Jones was limited in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. If he is officially declared inactive, WRs Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin should see an increase in fantasy value, along with TE Eric Ebron and RB Theo Riddick.

  • Posted: 12/2/2016 4:43pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Jones had a decent outing in Week 12 with 54 yards, but he has posted at least 55 yards in only one of his last seven games. Jones should have a favorable matchup in Week 13 and can be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/1/2016 2:20pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

    Huddle Up: Jones has been somewhat dormant since the first few weeks of the season, but facing the New Orleans Saints is a prime opportunity for a rebound. Most position players in this contest are startable, Jones included. View him as a WR3 with WR2 potential.

  • Posted: 11/30/2016 1:17pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

    Huddle Up: The Lions' matchup with the New Orleans Saints is one of the most promising games of the week. Jones has been quiet since making himself known earlier in the year, but he should not be overlooked in what could be a high-scoring affair. If he's active, he should be started as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 5:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones posted just one catch for 15 yards on two targets in the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Jones started off on fire, but he has been very quiet in recent weeks. He has plenty of potential, but right now is nothing more than a WR4 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

  • Posted: 11/19/2016 9:53am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has recorded at least 38 yards in only one of the last five games after a terrific start to the season.

    Huddle Up: Jones had at least 74 yards in each of the first four games of the season but is coming off a five-yard performance in the last game. He will continue to have a role in the passing game, but owners in most leagues should be able to find better options and keep Jones on the bench.

  • Posted: 11/4/2016 3:53pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Jones has seen his numbers drop after a solid start to the season and has less than 40 yards receiving in three of his last four games. He will continue to have a solid role in the passing game and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in all leagues.

  • Posted: 11/3/2016 7:08pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) was listed as a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Huddle Up: Jones faces a tough matchup against a Vikings defense which has had it on lockdown this season, ranking fourth in the NFL against the pass with only one pass play of 40 or more yards allowed. Jones should be used only as a WR3 in deeper fantasy leagues this week.

  • Posted: 11/2/2016 2:34pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: Jones has regressed somewhat after taking the league by storm over the first few weeks of the season. He was targeted 36 times over the first four games of the season, but has only been targeted 23 times in his last four games. The Minnesota Vikings are a tough task, too. Jones is a low-end WR2 to high-end WR3 candidate, but expectations should be lowered.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 3:56pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Jones bounced back in Week 7 after two disappointing performances and has caught two touchdowns in the last three games. He has become the team's top receiver and should be a fine No. 2 receiver for most fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 10/27/2016 4:35pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (not injury related) returned to practice and got in a full session Thursday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: Jones scared owners a bit when he mysteriously was not present at practice on Wednesday, but not only did he return one day later, it turned out it wasn't even injury-related. Regardless, Jones has a solid opportunity to return his usual WR2 value this weekend opposite Houston. He's coming off a week that saw him produce his highest yardage total since Week 3.

  • Posted: 10/26/2016 3:34pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (personal) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Specifics of Jones' absence were not disclosed, but he doesn't seem to be injured. He hasn't produced as much in recent weeks with the emergence of Golden Tate, but he's a viable WR2 even in a less than favorable tilt with the Houston Texans.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 5:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones posted four receptions for a team-high 94 yards on five targets in the Week 7 game against the Washington Redskins.

    Huddle Up: Jones was unable to find the end zone after scoring four touchdowns over his past four games, but his yardage total was his highest since his 205-yard outburst back in Week 3. He remains a decent WR3 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 8 in Houston.

  • Posted: 10/22/2016 10:54am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones was the NFL's most productive receiver through four weeks, racking up 482 and two touchdowns on 23 catches. Over the last two weeks, however, he has totaled only 47 yards and two TDs on six receptions.'If somebody is doubling me, we have the players to really wreck shop. Defenses are going to play how they're going to play and you just adjust. We have great game plans that prepare us to adjust to anything. We're not missing a beat,' Jones said.

    Huddle Up: Jones' recent lack of production has coincided with the absence of Eric Ebron, which is allowing defenses to pay more attention to the Lions' top receiver as well. Things aren't about to get any easier for Jones, as he figures to square off plenty against Josh Norman, Xavier Rhodes (twice) and the Houston Texans' second-ranked pass defense in four of the next five games. He has earned Matthew Stafford's trust in the red zone, however, which should keep him in the WR2 conversation during this difficult stretch.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 8:45pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones posted two receptions for 10 yards in the Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He was able to find the end zone on one of the catches. Jones was targeted six times.

    Huddle Up: Jones exploded for 205 yards and a pair of scores in Week 3, but he has seen a decrease in his yardage totals in each of the past three games. He should be treated more as a WR3 in most fantasy formats until he starts to produce more consistency. At least he has touchdowns in each of the past two.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 5:30pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) posted four receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was targeted five times.

    Huddle Up: Jones didn't show any ill-effects of his foot injury, although his yardage total was a season low. He still has three touchdowns in the past three games and remains a solid low-end WR2 in most fantasy leagues. The Lions host the Rams in Week 6.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 9:02am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 5 game.

    Huddle Up: Jones should see plenty of targets this week with Eric Ebron out of the lineup. He has posted terrific numbers this season and should continue to be a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 7:33am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) is expected to play in Week 5's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Jones was listed as questionable on the injury report but was a full participant in practice Friday, Oct. 7. Although he is clearly Detroit's go-to receiver and has had an outstanding season thus far, he should be viewed as a WR2 this week against a Philadelphia defense that has not allowed a passing touchdown this year.

  • Posted: 10/7/2016 5:39pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: It appears like Jones should be able to play this week even though he is listed as questionable. He will be facing a solid Philadelphia Eagles defense but can still be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/6/2016 4:44pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

    Huddle Up: Considering he missed practice on Wednesday, this is actually an upgrade for Jones' Week 5 outlook. As long as he plays, he's worth deploying in fantasy lineups, as he's been Detroit's clear go-to No. 1 receiver in the early going. In addition, the former Cincinnati Bengal should benefit as well from tight end Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) most likely sitting out.

  • Posted: 10/5/2016 5:30pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

    Huddle Up: Jones likely is receiving some time off and should be able to play in Week 5. He has become the team's top receiver and should be a solid No. 2 receiver for all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 1:48pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr. led his team's receivers with 74 yards on five catches in a 17-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Oct. 2.

    Huddle Up: Jones had 205 yards at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers the week before, so he came back to earth. He will still have decent numbers from week to week, but beware they could fluctuate.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 9:29am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 4 game.

    Huddle Up: Jones will receive plenty of targets this week and has a favorable matchup for fantasy owners. He should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 6:41am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) will play in Week 4's game against the Chicago Bears, despite tweaking a hamstring in practice Thursday, Sept. 28, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Jones has emerged as Detroit's go-to receiver, with 18 receptions for 408 yards and two touchdowns through his first three games this year. He has a very favorable matchup against a shaky Chicago defense and should be viewed as a WR1 in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 9/30/2016 5:27pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Jones should be able to play in Week 4 and likely will receive a solid amount of targets. He should be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues since it will be a favorable matchup.

  • Posted: 9/30/2016 10:03am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) participated in the team's open practice Friday, Sept. 30, and appears to be a full-go for Week 4 versus the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Jones gave owners a bit of a scare by showing up on the injury report Thursday, but it appears if the issue is a minor one at most. Coming off his six-catch, 205-yard, two-touchdown effort in Week 3, Jones is a no-brainer WR1 option against the Bears' beat-up defense.

  • Posted: 9/29/2016 3:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Despite drawing the 'limited participant' tag, Jones should be fine to play in the team's Week 4 contest opposite the Chicago Bears. As long as he's healthy, the former Cincinnati Bengal can be leaned upon in a plus matchup, with him emerging as the decisive No. 1 wide-out in Detroit in the early going. Of course, though, owners should keep an eye on his status in the coming days.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 1:33pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught six passes for 205 yards and scored two touchdowns Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: The Lions are looking for some identity at wide receiver in the post-Calvin Johnson era, and it helps that receivers like Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin and Jones are coming forward. Jones should be in your fantasy lineup, but you never know who will be the leader from week to week.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 11:53am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught two passes for 111 yards and one touchdown in the first half of the team's Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Jones caught a 73-yard touchdown pass late in the first half and should continue to be a top target in the passing game. He should be a solid No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 2:26pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught eight passes for 118 yards in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18. No other Lions player caught more than four passes in the game.

    Huddle Up: Jones continues to show chemistry with QB Matthew Stafford and warrants a start in all PPR formats at this point, especially versus the Green Bay Packers in Week 3. Detroit may need to sling it to keep the pace.

  • Posted: 8/18/2016 8:04pm ET

    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.

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

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @IND 10 4 85 0
2 TEN 11 8 118 0
3 @GB 8 6 205 2
4 @CHI 7 5 74 0
5 PHI 5 4 37 1
6 LAR 6 2 10 1
7 WAS 5 4 94 0
8 @HOU 7 3 33 0
9 @MIN 5 1 5 0
11 JAC 2 1 15 0
12 MIN 11 4 54 0
14 CHI 5 4 67 0
15 @NYG 5 3 41 0
16 @DAL 7 1 16 0
17 GB 9 5 76 0
P1 @SEA 7 4 81 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @OAK 3 2 19 0
2 LAC 5 2 48 1
3 @BAL 8 5 94 1
4 KC 2 1 4 0
5 SEA 8 5 61 0
6 @BUF 12 9 95 1
8 @PIT 5 2 12 0
9 CLE 6 5 78 0
10 HOU 9 4 44 0
11 @ARI 9 4 60 0
12 LAR 5 3 25 0
13 @CLE 5 5 55 1
14 PIT 8 6 61 0
15 @SF 6 4 89 0
16 @DEN 7 3 33 0
17 BAL 5 5 38 0
P1 PIT 7 4 32 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @CHI 2 1 7 0
2 PIT 4 3 35 0
3 GB 5 3 38 1
4 @CLE 3 0 0 0
5 NE 2 2 39 0
6 @BUF 5 3 71 1
7 @DET 6 4 57 1
8 NYJ 8 8 122 4
9 @MIA 7 4 66 0
10 @BAL 7 1 2 0
11 CLE 2 1 9 0
13 @LAC 3 2 12 0
14 IND 4 3 60 1
15 @PIT 9 5 48 1
16 MIN 7 6 85 0
17 BAL 7 5 61 1
P1 LAC 12 8 130 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @BAL 0 0 0 0
2 CLE 0 0 0 0
4 @JAC 2 1 5 0
6 @CLE 2 2 21 0
7 PIT 0 0 0 0
12 OAK 2 0 0 0
13 @LAC 3 2 20 0
14 DAL 4 3 45 0
15 @PHI 4 0 0 0
16 @PIT 7 5 65 0
17 BAL 8 5 45 1
P1 @HOU 5 3 34 0

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