Marvin Jones, WR Detroit Lions

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Bengals Tyler Boyd leader for WR2 spot

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:14pm

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

The Bengals lined up rookie wide receiver Tyler Boyd in a variety of ways during practice and while he has yet to catch an NFL regular-season pass the Bengals can celebrate Boyd’s ascension into the derby to start opposite A.J. Green in New Jersey on Sept. 11.

“A lot of guys are in that category,” said wide receivers coach James Urban as the staff continues to respond to the off-season departures of the nearly combined 1,000 yards and 100 catches accumulated by Sanu and Marvin Jones last season.

But with seven-year veteran Brandon LaFell returning to practice this week with a damaged ligament in his hand after a 10-day absence, Boyd is the unquestioned leader in the clubhouse as they get set to gauge LaFell in Sunday’s dress rehearsal in Jacksonville.

“We have to see how he transitions through,” said offensive coordinator Ken Zampese.

Fantasy Impact:

Also making a push is one of the best stories of the year in James Wright. Wright, the 2014 seventh-rounder from LSU, is coming back from a 21-month layoff as he tries to rebound from the most dangerous of procedures, a micro fracture knee surgery.

Scouting Report

Marvin Jones Preseason Preview

Fantasy Upside
Playing in the shadow of A.J. Green in Cincinnati, during his past two heathy seasons Marvin Jones caught 116 passes for over 1,500 yards and 14 TDs. Even with Golden Tate, Jones now gets a chance to be the featured WR in an offense. While Tate has built a good rapport with Matthew Stafford the past two years, leading the team in receptions during both, Marvin is a bigger target at 6’2”.

Fantasy Downside
After scoring 10 times in 2013, he missed the entire 2014 season with an ankle injury. Last season, he was limited to only four TDs. Marvin did not have a 100-yard game for the Bengals in ’15 and he caught more than five balls in a game just twice. Jones had only one touchdown reception in the final 11 regular season games.

Bottom Line
Despite never being the top WR on a team, Jones is coming off of his best season in which he caught 65 passes for 816 yards. With the speedy Golden Tate on the other side of the field, Marvin will get some one-on-one coverage and should be in line for another solid year, but likely will have fewer receptions that Tate. Heading in to camp, we have him slated at No. 40 in his position and he could end up being a steal in the middle rounds of your draft.

2016 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
23
@IND
19
TEN
15
@GB
13
@CHI
30
PHI
11
LA
21
WAS
4
@HOU
14
@MIN
BYE10
JAX
14
MIN
27
@NO
13
CHI
22
@NYG
5
@DAL
15
GB

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1OAK219039.500000-43/6863.24%
2SD2481524.0013003.0053/6680.30%
3BAL5941818.800000-67/7787.01%
4KC14024.0016006.0044/5481.48%
5SEA5610812.200000-78/8591.76%
6BUF99511210.560000-49/6180.33%
7BYE------------
8PIT212056.0012002.0060/6789.55%
9CLE5780615.600000-52/6777.61%
10HOU4440911.001-800-8.0063/6892.65%
11ARI4600915.000000-69/7690.79%
12LA325058.331300030.0050/5984.75%
13CLE5551511.000000-43/5775.44%
14PIT6610810.170000-57/5898.28%
15SF4890622.250000-58/6490.63%
16DEN3330711.000000-65/7290.28%
17BAL538057.600000-54/6188.52%
Per game4.0651.000.256.4412.550.312.06006.6056.56/66.2585.16%
Totals65816410312.55533006.60905/106085.16%

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