Marvin Jones Injury Updates

Lions WR Marvin Jones has been placed on IR with an ankle injury suffered near the end of Sunday's loss to the Vikings. He ends the 2019 campaign with a 62-779-9 line -- although 6 of those scores came in 2 games. Turning 30 in March, Jones should be back as Detroit's #2 WR next year. WR Chris Lacy is next up on the Lions' depth chart for the rest of this season, but he's not a realistic fantasy option. Jones' absence should just mean more targets for WRs Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola.

Lions QB David Blough will start Thursday's game against the Bears, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. QB Jeff Driskel is dealing with a hamstring injury, although he's reportedly healthy enough to serve as the backup. Blough is an undrafted rookie who completed 61% of his passes and averaged 6.8 yards per attempt at Purdue. He posted a 58% completion rate and 6.3 yards per attempt this preseason. Blough figures to be a downgrade even from Driskel. WRs Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones are both extremely shaky fantasy plays on Thanksgiving.

Lions QB Matt Stafford is considered week-to-week with the fractured bones in his back, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A source told Schefter that Stafford could miss just "this week or 3 weeks." This injury reportedly dates back to last season. It nearly cost him the game against the Chiefs earlier this year and evidently flared up on him at some point this week. We'll keep a close eye on Stafford's status moving forward.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is "hoping" to play against the Bears today, although some are trying to convince him to sit out. Stafford is reportedly a true game-time decision. We didn't hear any concern about his status throughout the week, but he's clearly dealing with a legitimate injury here. We'll get his official status around 11:30 am ET, but even a healthy Stafford was a shaky fantasy play in Chicago. QB Jeff Driskel will start if Stafford is out and would obviously be a big downgrade for the passing game.

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.

 
 
 

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