Marvin Jones

34-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Lions in October of 2023.
Released by Lions
WRFree Agent
October 24, 2023
The Lions released Jones on Tuesday in order for the wide receiver to attend to a family matter, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Jones didn't travel with the Lions for their Week 7 matchup with the Ravens for personal reasons. He then announced on Instagram on Tuesday that he's "stepping away from the team to take care of personal family matters," per Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network. It's unclear if Jones will be available at any point for the remainder of the campaign, but if not, he'll end his second stint in Detroit with five catches (on 10 targets) for 35 yards and no touchdowns.
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This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
12.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.46
 
% Team Air Yards
1.9%
 
% Team Targets
1.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
10.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.2
 
% Targeted On Route
11.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.42
 
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Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
199 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.11 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.81 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.13 in
 
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Jones is back in Detroit for his age-33 season after a two-year detour to Jacksonville, where he finished fourth on the team in targets (81) last season while playing 16 games. He managed only 6.9 and 6.5 YPT in his two seasons with the Jags, following five consecutive years of 8.2 or higher with the Lions. It's concerning that he didn't improve in his second year with the Jaguars even after QB Trevor Lawrence improved, and it could be that Jones is simply over the hill. He's now on a one-year, $3 million contract, but his chances at a lot of playing time improved when the NFL announced a six-game suspension for 2022 first-round pick Jameson Williams. The Lions will need some combo of Jones, Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond to step up early in the season, assuming they want to keep Amon-Ra St. Brown in the slot most of the time.
Believe it or not, 2021 marked Jones' second straight year with a career high in targets. The problem? It happened in a putrid Jacksonville offense that completed 59.8 percent of passes (28th) for 6.1 YPA (29th). By that standard, Jones' 60.8 percent catch rate and 6.9 YPT don't look terrible. It's still not good, of course, and there's plenty of cause for concern as he now enters his age-32 season with a presumed coaching upgrade (Urban Meyer out, Doug Pederson in) but also more competition for targets. The Jags signed Christian Kirk and Zay Jones to sizable contracts and also brought back late-2021 contributor Laquon Treadwell on a smaller deal. It's not a great sign that Treadwell, the 2016 first-round bust, outproduced Jones down the stretch last year. Still, Jones is easily the most accomplished Jacksonville receiver, and a return to his Detroit level of production is possible if QB Trevor Lawrence makes a Year 2 leap.
Age hasn’t slowed Jones much. At 30, he managed to score another nine TDs (the same number he posted in 2019), averaged 8.5 YPT and hauled in 19 catches of at least 20 yards (T-8th) on 115 targets. At 6-2, 198, and running a 4.46 40 at the 2012 combine, Jones has always been a good athlete and a downfield playmaker. And he remained efficient last year despite being Matthew Stafford’s primary target most of the season with Kenny Golladay down. This year, he’ll play in Jacksonville with mega-prospect Trevor Lawrence under center. DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault will get their looks too, but the team doesn’t have much at tight end, and Jones should be involved after signing a two-year, $14.5 million deal.
Jones missed the season's last three games with an ankle injury, but he had been reasonably productive and efficient to that point - 12.6 YPC and 8.6 YPT - despite losing quarterback Matthew Stafford midseason. Jones also scored nine touchdowns for the second time in three years, and in 2018 was on pace for another nine scores before getting hurt. Part of that is due to his goal-line use - nine targets inside the 10 (tied for 10th) in only 13 games. At 6-2, 198, Jones has decent size and ran a 4.46 40 at the 2012 combine. He turned 30 in March, so he's probably lost half a step, but he should figure prominently in the offense once again behind big-play No. 1 wideout Kenny Golladay and alongside promising tight end T.J. Hockenson and slot receiver Danny Amendola. Moreover, the return of a healthy Stafford should benefit the passing game as a whole.
Coming off his 2017 breakout, Jones regressed roughly as expected last year before getting hurt. Through nine games, Jones put up a 62-35-508-5 line, numbers that prorate to 110-62-903-9 over a full season, more or less what one would have expected. His efficiency dropped from 10.3 YPT in 2017 to a pedestrian 8.2 last year, a rate more in line with his Bengals days. At 6-2, 198, and with 4.46 speed, Jones is fast enough to get open downfield and also has reliable hands (only one drop). While the anemic Lions offense and Matthew Stafford's subpar season probably had a lot to do with it, Jones didn't haul in a single play of 40-plus yards last year and only five of 20-plus. Contrast that with 2017 when he had six and 20, respectively. With Golden Tate gone, Jones should be a co-No. 1 target with Kenny Golladay. Danny Amendola will fill Tate's slot role, but he's 33 and probably won't match Tate's volume, and No. 8 overall pick T.J. Hockenson may be a year away from a significant pass-catching role at tight end. But the Lions could throw less often with Darrell Bevell taking over for Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator. On the bright side, the deep knee bruise which cost Jones seven games last year isn't expected to affect his preparation for his age-29 season.
Jones trained with Randy Moss last offseason, and then had a career year - in non-PPR Jones was the No. 5 receiver, thanks to 10.3 YPT (2nd), 18.0 YPC (1st) and nine TDs (T-4th). He had six catches of 40-plus yards (T-4th) and 20 catches of 20-plus (5th). Jones saw more red-zone work than teammate Golden Tate, but his 15 looks in that area ranked only 18th, and Jones' overall volume (107 targets, 61 catches) in a full 16 games was modest. Part of the problem is the presence of Tate and tailback Theo Riddick, who get fed often in the short passing game, a staple of the team's offense. At 6-2, 198, and with a 4.46 40 time, Jones has above-average size and decent speed. He'll have to compete for downfield and red-zone targets with emerging second-year man Kenny Golladay (6-4, 213, 4.5 40), but the 28-year old Jones is still the team's top downfield wideout and for what it's worth he's training with Moss again this year.
Houdini has nothing on Marvin Jones. After putting up 23 catches for 482 yards over the season's first four weeks, Jones had only 32 catches for 448 yards over his final 11 games, as Golden Tate took over as the team's No. 1 WR. At 6-2, 198, Jones has decent size, and he can get downfield with 4.46 40 speed -- 16 catches of 20-plus yards, four of 40. Moreover, he averaged a highly efficient 16.9 YPC (3rd) and 9.0 YPT (10th). The problem for Jones -- aside from all his production coming early in the year -- is the Lions have become a dink-and-dunk passing offense, and that favors Tate and running back Theo Riddick. On the bright side, there's little depth behind Jones -- rookie third-rounder Kenny Golladay is still a project, and former sixth-rounder T.J. Jones has 32 career NFL targets -- so he should remain the team's No. 2 target.
An odd choice to fill the departed Calvin Johnson's shoes, Jones should nonetheless immediately find himself in a more prominent role in Detroit opposite Golden Tate. At 6-2, 198, with 4.46 speed, Jones profiles as a useful complementary threat, able to stretch the field (four catches of 40-plus on 103 targets last year) and capable of making plays in the end zone, given his height and wingspan. Jones wasn't especially efficient last year – 12.6 YPC, 7.9 YPT – but that could change if he sees more downfield targets. It's unclear, though, whether Tate, who used to be a field stretcher, will reprise his dink-and-dunk role from last season. Either way, there should be plenty of targets left over for Jones, even after accounting for the team's pass-catching backs and tight end Eric Ebron.
A broken foot and subsequent ankle injury cost Jones the entire 2014 season, but at press time he's expected to be a full participant in the team's offseason workouts and training camp. Before the injury, Jones had a strong 2013 campaign, with 14.0 YPC, 8.9 YPT and 10 touchdowns on just 80 targets. At 6-2, 198, with good (4.46 40) speed, Jones is a fluid route runner and has good hands. His ceiling is likely capped by the presence of star A.J. Green, and it's conceivable Jones could begin the year behind Mohamed Sanu, who saw 98 targets in 2014 when the Bengals receiving corps was decimated by injuries. But Jones has been a better and more efficient player than Sanu and has more upside should something happen to Green.
Jones had a mini-breakout in Year 2 – at least as much of one as he could opposite target-hog A.J. Green. Jones averaged 14.0 YPC and 8.9 YPT last year, while scoring 10 times despite only 13 red-zone looks. At 6-2, 195, Jones is on the small end for a red-zone threat, but he has good speed (4.46 40), is a fluid runner and has good hands. The Bengals threw the ball quite a bit last year, and there’s a chance Jones’ role could grow after a strong showing down the stretch and in the playoff loss to the Chargers. Just keep in mind there are a lot of mouths to feed in this offense and that an August foot injury is in line to delay the start of his 2014 campaign.
Jones caught just 18 balls (on 32 targets) for 201 yards and one touchdown last season. However, his conclusion to the 2012 campaign (at least four targets in each of the last five games, including the playoffs) makes him an interesting prospect entering his second season in 2013.
Jones has the chance to make an impact during his first NFL season due to the uncertainty surrounding the Bengals' number two wide receiver position. Additionally, Jones has potential in the return game, so he is worth keeping an eye on.
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Not playing Sunday
WRDetroit Lions
Personal
October 21, 2023
Jones will not travel to Baltimore and has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game due to the Ravens due to personal reasons.
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Small role with St. Brown back
WRDetroit Lions
October 17, 2023
Jones caught his only target for five yards during Sunday's 20-6 win over Tampa Bay.
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Two targets in expanded role
WRDetroit Lions
October 9, 2023
Jones caught both targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 42-24 win over Carolina.
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Playing time dwindling
WRDetroit Lions
September 29, 2023
Jones was targeted once but did not catch a pass during Thursday's 34-20 win over Green Bay.
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No targets again
WRDetroit Lions
September 25, 2023
Jones was not targeted with a pass during Sunday's 20-6 win over Atlanta.
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Chance for enhanced role
WRDetroit Lions
April 21, 2023
Jones is likely to see an enhanced role over the first six games of the regular season in the wake of Jameson Williams' six-game suspension for violation of the NFL's gambling policy, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
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Williams' ban was announced Friday along with an indefinite suspension for another Lions downfield threat, Quintez Cephus, who was immediately released by the team. The instant subtraction of two speed wideouts should equate to more downfield target opportunities for Jones, who re-signed with the team earlier in the offseason after spending the last two years in Jacksonville and has recorded 50 receptions of 20-plus yards in the last four seasons.
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