Marvin Jones Fantasy News

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 11:02am

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN Bengals beat writer Coley Harvey was asked if the Bengals offense can be better than it was in 2013.

Harvey: First, I must say, the "if" is a big qualifier. Obviously, every team comes into each new season believing "if" it can stay healthy it has a chance to truly be great. In Cincinnati's case, I really do believe that some measure of greatness can be achieved assuming at least near-complete health this season.

Injuries derailed many of the Bengals' hopes in 2014, with receivers A.J. Green and Marvin Jones, tight ends Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham, offensive linemen Andre Smith and Kevin Zeitler, and running back Giovani Bernard missing significant chunks of the season. Had the Bengals been able to get a couple games back where those players weren't injured, they might have won an extra regular-season game, and perhaps they would have had a better shot in the playoff game at Indianapolis. Because of the qualifier "if," it's hard to guess about the unknown. But here's the thing: On paper, the Bengals are poised to be every bit as good as the 2013 team. That year's offense ranked 10th. Last year's was 15th. The Bengals certainly will be more improved this season.

Fantasy Impact:

It's also year two under offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, which should help. Jeremy Hill has emerged as a bell cow rusher and the team expects to have healthy weapons in the passing game. The story added the team better understands how to rotate Hill and Bernard at RB. Where the 2013 and 2015 offenses will differ is in the way that they play. Two years ago, Cincinnati had a pass-heavy system that put a lot of pressure on quarterback Andy Dalton's shoulders. This season, the Bengals will use Hill and Bernard to pace the offense.

Bengals Beat: Team 'confident' in health and play of WR Marvin Jones

Monday, June 22, 2015, 1:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Without a shadow of a doubt, Bengals coaches are as confident in Marvin Jones' health and style of play as you've undoubtedly read in recent days. Receivers coach James Urban is among the most impressed. He told me a couple days ago that this spring was "baptism by fire" as it pertained to Jones. It was all about getting the rust off the wide out by putting him through every scenario he should face this season. Urban was pleased with what he saw, as was Jones. He was quick and crisp in his routes and started sharpening his timing with quarterback Andy Dalton by the end of the minicamp that concluded Thursday.

Health-wise, Jones told me Thursday he has no lingering effects of the foot and ankle injuries that held him out all of last season. He feels perfectly fine and made it through the practices without any issues. I think it's safe to say Jones is back.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was one of our favorite sleepers last summer, but his season was derailed by an ankle injury. His 51 catches for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns resulted in the 3rd-highest FP/T in 2013. He’s poised to surprise if he can prove he’s fully healthy and win the starting job opposite A.J. Green. Mohamed Sanu played pretty well last season but he struggled with drops, and Jones was ahead of Sanu when disaster struck. Both players are free agents after the season, so this is one of the more interesting camp battles to monitor this summer. One thing to note: Sanu only saw an average of 5.2 targets in the 12 games in which Green played, so Cincinnati’s WR2 it wasn’t a high-volume role in OC Hue Jackson’s run-oriented offense. That could change if Jones wins the job, but it’s something to keep in mind.

Monday, April 20, 2015, 5:30pm

Paul Dehner, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot, ankle) says no limitations for him working out as part of offseason program.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was a popular 4for4 sleeper heading into last season, but he was derailed by injury. Now he's in a contract year and is competing for snaps with Mohamed Sanu, who played pretty well as the Bengals' WR2 in 2014.

WR Denarius Moore signs with Bengals

Monday, April 6, 2015, 2:17pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that WR Denarius Moore has signed a one-year deal with the Bengals. The deal comes after Moore visited with the Bengals late last week.

Moore caught 33 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns while also running for one score that season and he followed that up with seven more touchdown catches the next year. He continued to play a prominent role in the offense in 2013, but drifted into an insignificant role with Oakland last season.

Fantasy Impact:

Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was the head coach in Oakland when Moore was a rookie during the 2011 season. The problem for Moore's fantasy potential is he'll be behind A.J. Green, Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones and the recently re-signed Brandon Tate, at least heading into OTAs and camp.

Bengals WR Marvin Jones has the 'green light to do anything and everything' in recovery

Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:53pm - [Full Article]

“I’ve got the green light to do anything and everything I need to do to get back to where I need to be,” Bengals WR Marvin Jones texted Thursday after another workout. “I’ve been surprised at the progress I’ve made in only going on my second week training and at the rate I’m going I’m sure I will be in game shape very soon.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was one of our favorite sleepers heading into the season, but ankle and foot injuries made it a "lost year" for the talented wideout. Mohamed Sanu stepped in and shined as the team's WR2 opposite A.J. Green. If Jones and TE Tyler Eifert make a full recovery, Andy Dalton will have a nice group of receivers to target in 2015.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7. The 4for4 preseason favorite has been placed on season-ending IR. Mohamed Sanu holds WR2 value at this point.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) was ruled out for Week 7. The 4for4 preseason favorite has been placed on season-ending IR. Mohamed Sanu holds WR2 value at this point.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) was ruled out for Week 7. The 4for4 preseason favorite has been placed on season-ending IR. Mohamed Sanu holds WR2 value at this point.

Bengals put Marvin Jones on IR

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:11pm - [Full Article]

The Bengals lost their 10-touchdown man for the season Tuesday when they put wide receiver Marvin Jones on season-ending injured reserve.

It looks like Jones is headed for surgery on his troublesome ankle that has bothered him since the spring. It’s believed that both he and wide receiver A.J. Green (toe) visited foot and ankle specialist Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact:

The loss of Jones is a blow, but not altogether surprising, given that he hasn’t been able to practice since re-aggravating his ankle Sept. 29 in his first practice back since missing 45 days with a broken foot, the story said. In his second season last year, Jones opened up things for Green with his speed and finished his break-out year with 10 touchdowns and 712 yards on 51 catches. Mohamad Sanu, starting in Jones’ place, is on pace to have 86 catches for 1,132 yards and 10 touchdowns, the story said, and looks to be worth a roster spot going foward. The team also signed Little to provide help in case Green misses more time.

Marvin Jones (ankle) could need surgery

Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:44am - [Full Article]

There is also the unknown about when WR Marvin Jones (ankle) is going to return. As in, there is no time frame and there is some talk that the Bengals may think about surgery for Jones.

Fantasy Impact:

Things are now not looking good for Jones who was supposed to be back Week 5 and was one of our 2014 sleepers. With A.J. Green also out, Mohamed Sanu is now the clear WR1 and is coming off a monster game in Week 6. It's also good news for TE Jermaine Gresham and RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill. Gresham had six catches in Week 6. Bernard could see more work in the passing game with Hill spelling him for some carries.

A.J. Green could miss Week 7

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 7:50pm

Bob Holtzman on Twitter - [Full Article]

Good news and bad news for Bengals WR A.J. Green. Said his toe won't require surgery, but expects to miss Week 7 too.

Fantasy Impact:

Green will see a doctor again on Friday according to the Tweet, so we likely won't know more about Green until then. However, it sounds like owners need to prepare to be without him in Week 7. Mohamed Sanu had a monster game with a 10-120-1 line in Week 6. Andy Dalton spread the ball around as Dane Sanzenbacher and Brandon Tate were involved with four catches each and Jermaine Gresham even had six catches and 68 yards. Cincy does have an early afternoon game at Indy Week 7 and it's possible Marvin Jones returns.

Marvin Jones officially OUT for Week 6

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 5:02pm - [Full Article]

Marvin Jones might have been listed as questionable on the Cincinnati Bengals' injury report, but he won't play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

The receiver was downgraded to out ahead of Sunday's game.

It's not a surprise in the least that Jones won't see action, as the wideout has missed practice this entire week with an ankle injury. Jones hasn't seen the field this season after suffering a foot injury back in August.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals will be without two dynamic receivers. A.J. Green is "day to day" after wearing a walking boot Friday and is not expected to play Sunday. Mohamed Sanu will be Andy Dalton's No. 1 target Sunday. Sanu is tied for the team lead in receptions (17) to go along with 234 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Look for the Bengals to also use a lot of RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill. Bernard could see a lot more time in the passing game.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 6. With A.J. Green likely out, Jones could be stepping into a big role if he can just get healthy, but it’s not looking good for Week 6, despite the questionable tag.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. With A.J. Green likely out, Jones could be stepping into a big role if he can just get healthy, but it’s not looking good for Week 6.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) could 'potentially' miss 'multiple games'

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:47am - [Full Article]

Bengals OC Hue Jackson marched out to the week’s first practice Wednesday with his game plan tucked into his belt and before the first snap the team’s best player was being driven off the Paul Brown Stadium field with his re-aggravated big toe that could potentially take him out of multiple games.

Wednesday’s MRI is going to send him to another consultation with one of the nation’s leading foot specialists when he meets with Cincinnati doctor James Amis on Thursday. Since a visit with another foot specialist is also planned, it’s hard to see him being ready for Sunday, but he did play seven days after leaving the Atlanta game early.

It’s believed the MRI again showed no tears or breaks, but he’s obviously still having discomfort in the ligament under the sesamoid bone in the ball of the foot underneath the big or great toe.

At this point it’s all speculation because his foot is in the hands of doctors. So anything is on the table pending what they prescribe for treatment, ranging to more treatments while playing, to shutting him down for a few weeks, or maybe longer.

Fantasy Impact:

The article also mentions that Marvin Jones wasn't even on the sideline rehabbing his foot, so it's looking unlikely that he'll be able to make it back to face the Panthers either. It's looking like Mohamed Sanu, Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher will be the top three wideouts for the Bengals in Week 6. Sanu would be a good start, though he may not thrive without Green there to be the focus of the defense. Tate would be a desperation start.

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