Marvin Jones Injury Updates

Lions WR Marvin Jones has missed the last week of practice with knee trouble and won't play in the 2nd preseason game, the Detroit Press' Dave Birkett reports. Jones, of course, missed the final 7 games of last year with a knee injury that required surgery. "Again we’re just trying to take some time off to make sure we’re being smart with it in the situation," HC Matt Patricia said Thursday. This has become a situation to monitor. Hopefully Jones can play in Detroit's 3rd exhibition.

Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. His injury isn't serious, but he's certainly not a lock to be ready for this weekend's game against the Panthers. Jones' absence would turn WR Kenny Golladay into a target hog and also boost RB Theo Riddick's target projection.

Lions WR Marvin Jones injured his right knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's loss to the Bears. It looked like he was trying to get back into the game, but he never did. We'll look for an update on the injury and monitor Jones' practice participation this coming week.

11:10am EDT 10/7/18

Lions WR Marvin Jones (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Packers. He was added to the injury report and limited in practice on Friday. But Jones went through the same routine back in Week 3 before going out and posting a 4-69-1 line. He’s a WR3 with upside for Week 5.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Lions WR Marvin Jones is expected to play Sunday against the Packers. He's officially questionable after an ankle injury limited him in Friday's practice. We'll confirm Jones' game status at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Lions WR Marvin Jones (ankle) was added to the injury report on Friday. He was limited in practice and is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Packers. It’s worth noting that Jones went through the same routine back in Week 3 before going out and posting a 4-69-1 line. We’ll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday.

7:09pm EDT 9/23/18

Lions WR Marvin Jones (ankle) is active for tonight’s game against the Patriots. He was added to the injury report on Friday and listed as questionable, so he comes with added risk. But if you were waiting on Jones, get him into fantasy lineups.

There's "optimism" that Lions WR Marvin Jones (ankle) will be able to play against the Patriots tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jones was added to the injury report on Friday and is listed as questionable. "He’ll be monitored throughout the day," Rapoport adds. Jones can be penciled into fantasy lineups for now, but make sure you have a late-game replacement rostered in case he ends up inactive.

Lions WR Marvin Jones was added to Friday’s injury report as limited with an ankle injury. It looks like he got hurt in Friday’s practice. He’s listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Patriots. We’ll be on the lookout for updates on Jones’ status. The late start might put owners in a tough spot.

Lions WR Marvin Jones is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Bears, according to multiple reports. He's officially questionable with the thigh injury that kept him out of last week's win over the Saints but should be available to fantasy football owners. Getting Jones back could also only help the fantasy outlook for QB Matthew Stafford.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bengals WR Marvin Jones worked with the 1st-team offense on Wednesday for the 1st time this offseason, per insider Paul Dehner.  Jones and A.J. Green were on the outside with Mohamed Sanu in the slot in 3-WR sets.  Jones got off to a rough start this summer, missing time with minor injuries and getting called out by HC Marvin Lewis.  But he's come on lately and is still our bet to win Cincinnati's #2 WR job.  Jones is an intriguing late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

Bengals WR Marvin Jones is missing training-camp work once again with what HC Marvin Lewis termed leg soreness this week. And the coach seems to be getting annoyed with the absence of his young WR. “Marvin’s got to get to practice if Marvin wants to get to play,” Lewis told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “That’s part of it. He hasn’t played football for us in a year, basically. He had two or three practices or whatever he had last year in the fall. Marvin’s got to get prepared to play NFL football.” Lewis added that Jones needs to “be like everybody else and find a way to get out there and get going.” Jones, of course, missed all of 2014 with foot and ankle injuries, and none of us can know just how his body feels this time around. But it seems as though a starting role could be in jeopardy if he doesn't return to the field soon. Fortunately, Jones' late fantasy football ADP makes him a fairly low risk if you still want to chase the upside from his 10-TD 2013.

Bengals WR Marvin Jones said he’s “got it back” after participating fully in June minicamp. He missed the entire 2014 season with foot and ankle injuries, eventually requiring surgery to remove bone chips. But he’s back to 100% now. “We looked at it, got it fixed, and it’s not there anymore,” Jones said. “It was an unfortunate situation, but it’s behind me. Once I’m out there and I know I’m good -- nothing structurally is wrong, nothing is going to happen – I just go out there and flow. It hasn’t been a problem.” Jones posted a 51-712-10 line back in 2013 and looked like Cincinnati’s #2 WR before last year’s injury issues. We’re expecting him to beat out Mohamed Sanu for the #2 spot this summer. That’d make Jones a potential WR3 for your fantasy squad that you can get late in your draft. His ADP is sitting in the 14th round.


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