Marvin Jones Fantasy News

Bengals WR Marvin Jones working his way back into the WR2 role

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:25pm

Paul Dehner, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner: For second straight 11-on-11 Marvin Jones running with the first team on outside. Mohamed Sanu enters in slot at three-wide. First time this year.

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 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, but Jackson said that he is planning to open things up a bit in 2015.

Marvin Jones getting back to form

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 8:54am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bengals WR Marvin Jones is bound to have more impressive stat lines this season than the one he had in Friday night's preseason opener.

One catch, 17 yards.

But the numbers aren't what Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has been paying attention to this training camp with respect to his young receiver who is coming back from a season-long stint out of the rotation because of injuries.

Jackson has been more concerned with the way Jones has been running routes. Jackson is watching how Jones comes out of his breaks, seeing where he puts his hands as passes come his way, and he looks for how aggressively the receiver turns up field after securing a reception.

From what Jackson is seeing, the pre-injury Jones is nearly back.

"He's starting to look like Marvin Jones again," Jackson said. "The more he works at it every day."

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was thrown to twice in last Friday's 23-10 win against the Giants. He caught the one pass and turned upfield for additional yards before being tackled for a first down. He also nearly had a chance to catch a touchdown pass. As Jones went long on one "go" route, backup quarterback Josh Johnson threw under pressure. As a result, he left the throw a little short, and the ball ended up deflecting off the back of the cornerback who was covering Jones. Jones was one of our sneaky picks last year before the injury derailed his season. Mohamad Sanu emerged a bit last year but we still rank Jones as the team's WR2, coming in at 61st. He's worth a later-round flier and his ADP indicates that's where owners are taking him.

Bengals WR Marvin Jones back at practice

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 12:01am

Cincinnati.com - [Full Article]

Bengals WR Marvin Jones hasn't taken full part in a padded practice yet, instead slipping in with the second and third team gradually over the last week ever since Marvin Lewis challenged him to "find a way to get out there."

Wednesday against the Giants, Jones was out there and running with the first team. He took a hit in the back near the goal line, caught passes in traffic over the middle, he blocked, he sprinted and even took that cleat to the ribs that almost made his day.

"This is the last step, getting game action, to catch the ball, anticipate somebody hitting and eluding and trying to score," Jones said. "That's the last step of the progression and, I can't wait to do it."

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 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, but Jackson said that he is planning to open things up a bit in 2015.

Tyler Eifert 'uncoverable' so far in camp

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 1:54pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The late-season emergence of running back Jeremy Hill isn't the only reason to believe the Cincinnati Bengals will boast their best offense in more than a decade this season.

They are also welcoming wide receiver Marvin Jones and tight end Tyler Eifert back into the fold after the pair of breakout-year candidates combined to play just one quarter in 2014.

While Jones has been sidelined by a hamstring injury and "general body soreness" early in camp, Eifert has been a revelation.

Quarterback Andy Dalton has used Eifert as a security blanket whenever he needs a big play, per Geoff Hobson of the team's official website, because the former Notre Dame star has been uncoverable since camp opened.

"We got good looks for him and he got open," Dalton said. "It's nice having him out there. He's a smart player who has a great feel for the game. We've been able to hook up for some big plays.

Fantasy Impact:

Eifert showed glimpses of his potential with three catches for 37 yards 12 minutes into the Bengals' 2014 opener, only to go down with a season-ending dislocated elbow before the end of the first quarter. With veteran tight end Jermaine Gresham now in Arizona, Eifert's role will expand as one of Dalton's primary targets in the passing game this season. Eifert is 14th on our list and is another at the position who could at least be a streaming option.

Bengals WR Marvin Jones missing practice with 'leg soreness'

Friday, August 7, 2015, 1:55pm

PFT - [Full Article]

Bengals WR Marvin Jones hasn’t practiced at all this week because of what coach Marvin Lewis described as leg soreness and the coach said Thursday that he was concerned with Jones getting the “timing and repetition” down after so much time on the shelf the last two years.

Lewis said that Jones has to “be like everybody else and find a way to get out there and get going.”

“Marvin’s got to get to practice if Marvin wants to get to play,” Lewis said, via 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.”

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 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, but Jackson said that he is planning to open things up a bit in 2015.

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

Bengals.com - [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

Bengals.com - [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

Bengals.com - [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.

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