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Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He was limited all last week before missing Sunday's game against the Saints, so this doesn't tell us much. Jones will need to get in a full workout on Thursday or Friday to even be worth considering in Week 14 fantasy lineups.

11:31am EST 12/4/16

Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) is inactive for today’s game against the Saints. Andre Roberts is expected to step in as Detroit’s #3 WR but is just a fantasy flier. Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin, Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick all get slight boosts with Jones out.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls WR Marvin Jones (thigh) a "long shot" to play against the Saints today. It's unfortunate news for a guy who needed a plus matchup like this. Jones' absence bumps up the target projections for Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin, Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick. Andre Roberts is expected to step in as Detroit's #3 WR but is a tough sell in fantasy lineups.

Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints after a limited week of practice. He's been on the injury report for much of the season, but insider Dave Birkett calls him "iffy" for this one. We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. He'll be a risk/reward WR3 if active.

11:36am EDT 10/2/16

Lions WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He put in a full practice on Friday and is safe to keep locked into fantasy lineups.

Pro Football Talk cites "multiple reporters" as saying that the Lions will have WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) and TE Eric Ebron (ankle) active for today's game against the Bears. Both look like good options for your fantasy lineup. Their presence will also keep QB Matthew Stafford a high-upside fantasy play in Week 4. Of course, we'll confirm their status when the game inactives come out.

The Lions listed WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) as questionable for this weekend's game against the Bears. He popped up on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant. But he was a full-go on Friday and should be fine for Sunday's contest. We'll find out Jones' official status by noon ET. Keep him locked into fantasy lineups for now.

The Lions added WR Marvin Jones to the injury report Thursday after a hamstring issue limited his practice time. We'll watch his participation Friday. An active Jones on Sunday should certainly be in fantasy football lineups everywhere.

The Lions plan on speeding up their offensive tempo and running more no-huddle this season. "The faster you can push the tempo when you want to, makes it more stressful on the defense," QB Matt Stafford said. "If you feel like you’re playing at normal speed and they think you’re playing really fast you know it feels a whole lot better for us." Per Pro Football Focus, Detroit has gone no-huddle on 62% of their offensive snaps. That's up from 7% last year. “The biggest reason we’re going to do so well this year is this is something Matt is very comfortable with," WR Golden Tate said. "This is something he’s wanted, he’s thriving in this right now, he’s (balling), he’s comfortable." A quicker pace means more offensive plays and more fantasy opportunity for all the Lions.

Lions insider Kyle Meinke believes Marvin Jones is the team's #1 WR. "It is prized free-agent acquisition Marvin Jones who looks like the club's top wideout. And in recent days, it hasn't been all that close," Meinke writes. QB Matt Stafford reportedly targeted Jones with 7 of his 14 passes in Tuesday's joint practice with the Steelers. Jones caught 6 of those. We're not completely buying Jones as the #1, though. It makes sense for Stafford to focus on building chemistry with Jones in August. He already has it with Tate, who has hauled in 189 of 272 targets over the past 2 seasons. We're still betting on Tate leading Detroit in catches and fantasy points this year. But we'll keep an eye on Jones' role over the next month. If nothing else, he looks like a nice value in the 8th or 9th round of drafts.

Lions TE Eric Ebron got carted off the practice field Saturday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the team fears an injury to his Achilles' tendon, with a tear being the obvious implication. If that proves to be the case, Ebron would almost certainly miss the season. We'll keep an eye out for confirmation, but you should count Ebron out of your plan if you're drafting right now. Detroit sports no obvious immediate replacement for Ebron at TE, so his injury would likely shift more targets toward RB Theo Riddick and the wideouts.

The Lions have signed WR Anquan Boldin to a 1-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 35-year-old remained useful last season, hauling in 69 balls for 789 yards and 4 scores in a bad 49ers offense. That 11.4 yards per catch was his worst since 2004, though. Boldin is nothing more than a short-range possession target at this point, leaving him without much fantasy upside. He figures to slide in as Detroit's #3 WR behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Boldin's work near the line of scrimmage could take a bit out of Tate and TE Eric Ebron's targets.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press says it’s “fair to expect” WR Marvin Jones to top 80 catches and 1,000 yards. The catch total is lofty, but there’s certainly opportunity available after Calvin Johnson took 149 targets from 2015 into retirement. Detroit’s WR depth also looks shaky behind Jones and Golden Tate. The former Bengal profiles as a WR3, but there’s clear upside beyond that.

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Lions have agreed to a deal with WR Marvin Jones, who was widely regarded as the top WR in this year's free-agent class.  Jones missed the entire 2014 season with foot and ankle injuries but sandwiched that year with lines of 51-712-10 and 65-816-4.  He heads to Detroit with a career 62.3% catch rate, 12.9 yards-per-catch average and 11.2% catch rate.  Jones is probably best as a WR2 and figures to slot behind WR Golden Tate in the Lions' pecking order.  WR Calvin Johnson leaves behind 149 targets from last year, though, so there's plenty to go around for both guys.

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