Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm
Friday, September 29, 2017, 6:52pm
Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 4. This was a midweek downgrade, so his Week 4 availability is in question. If he’s out, Marvin Jones and T.J. Jones should see a bump in targets, though it’s a bad matchup against a good Minnesota secondary.
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:53pm
Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. This is a midweek downgrade, so his Week 4 availability is in question. If he’s out, Marvin Jones and T.J. Jones should see a bump in targets.
The Lions have gone no huddle on 38.4 percent of their plays this season, more than anyone else in the league. Stafford is 25 of 32 passing for 165 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions when Detroit goes without a huddle this season. They only got away from it last year because all the injuries forced them to roll with younger players who weren't proficient enough in the scheme to pull it off.
If this is the case, then Stafford's fantasy arrow will continue to point up. The knock on him this season was that Detroit would continue to be more of a ball control offense like last season. For Week 3, Stafford is projected in Vegas to be in a shootout at home with the Falcons. He's a solid QB1 this week, and if the no-huddle continues, it's hard to see him not finishing as a top-12 QB for the 5th time in six years.
The rookie third-round pick has looked good throughout the offseason, and been a powerhouse in the red zone. He's repped mostly with the twos in camp, but it looks like it won't be long before he cracks the starting lineup. (And that could happen sooner than expected, depending on the status of Jones' hamstring.)
That means Tate, who has played mostly on the outside in Detroit, could be headed into the slot more this season.
Tate has caught at least 90 footballs every season since joining the Detroit Lions in 2014. Among receivers, he was top five in yards after the catch each of those yeas too. The story believes Tate is built more like a traditional slot player, so it could be a smooth transition. The story also pointed out Tate learned a lot from Anquan Boldin about the position.
Marvin Jones showed some big-play prowess in his first season in Detroit last year, but he’s hoping the improvements he’s made as a route-runner, and the focus he’s put on strengthening his lower body, will allow him to be more consistently explosive throughout the entire season.
Jones caught 36 passes for 651 yards and four touchdowns, including his first career 200-yard receiving performance, during the first half of last season.
Once teams started to pay a little more attention to Jones because of his hot start, he caught just 19 passes for 274 yards without any touchdowns in the seven games he played the second half of the season. He missed Detroit’s Week 13 contest in New Orleans with a thigh injury.
“I think Marvin started out the season extremely well,” Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said during OTAs. “He’s been doing even better this spring.
“He’s had one of those springs that you kind of look to. This guy is right there on the verge of maintaining that kind of explosive start that he had last year. He’s really, really had a real good spring.”
Jones started the season at a blistering pace, catching 27 passes (on 41 targets) for 519 yards and three touchdowns in the first five games. Over the remainder of the season (10 games), he averaged 2.8 catches for 41 yards and 0.10 touchdowns. The departure of Anquan Boldin should help, but the Lions drafted Kenny Golladay and are hoping for a healthy season from TE Eric Ebron.
Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:41pm
Lions WR Marvin Jones (quadricep, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 14. It looks like Jones will be able to return. If he does, it lowers the upside of Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin, though Tate is still a strong WR2 start against the Bears.
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:58pm
With leading receiver Marvin Jones battling a thigh injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions signed wide receiver TJ Jones off the practice squad today.
Marvin Jones was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable on the injury report after moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps during the open portion of practice Friday. He leads the Lions with 730 yards receiving on 42 catches, but has had a quiet November with just six catches in three games.
Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm
Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 13. Jones has a great matchup against the Saints, but after producing as the #6 WR through the first seven weeks, he is just the #104 WR since. A thigh injury doesn’t help.
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm
Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jones has a great matchup against the Saints, but after producing as the #6 WR through the first seven weeks, he is just the #104 WR since. A thigh injury doesn’t help.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm
Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jones has a great matchup against the Saints, but after producing as the #6 WR through the first seven weeks, he is just the #104 WR since.
Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm
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