Mohamed Sanu, WR Cincinnati Bengals

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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.

2015 Strength of Schedule - CIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
16
@OAK
25
SD
30
@BAL
9
KC
1
SEA
8
@BUF
BYE31
@PIT
14
CLE
29
HOU
7
@ARI
19
STL
14
@CLE
31
PIT
26
@SF
13
@DEN
30
BAL

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

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1BAL436059.0014004.0061/6692%
2ATL3841428.000000-70/7199%
3TEN544088.800000-47/6177%
4BYE------------
5NE5701914.000000-52/52100%
6CAR1012011512.000000-80/8199%
7IND3540918.000000-52/5693%
8BAL51250925.002270013.5063/6893%
9JAX4951823.7519009.0059/6887%
10CLE2200710.000000-66/6799%
11NO323067.670000-53/6187%
12HOU548179.6011001.0079/8198%
13TB219039.501100010.0051/6184%
14PIT216038.0010000.0060/6198%
15CLE14034.000000-66/7489%
16DEN1160216.000000-60/6395%
17PIT1160116.000000-67/7194%
Totals5679059914.11751007.29986/106293%

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