Marvin Jones

Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #11
Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #11
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Closes season well

Jones recorded seven receptions on eight targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-11 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Jones continued his recent trend of alternating between strong performances and duds. He landed on the positive side of that variance Sunday to top 70 receiving yards for the third time in his last five games. Jones' performance was highlighted by four receptions that went for double-digit gains while also finding the end zone for the fourth time this season -- and the first time since Week 6 -- on a three-yard catch late in the third quarter. Even while playing in an inept offense, Jones managed to top 60 receptions and 700 receiving yards for the third consecutive campaign.

Jan 9, 2022 4:27 PM EST

Totals 46 yards in blowout

Jones caught two of six targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 50-10 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Jones tied with Laquon Treadwell for the team high in targets, though Jones finished with only two receptions and had barely half the yardage. The 31-year-old has been unable to show any kind of consistent production this season as rookie Trevor Lawrence continues to struggle at quarterback with minimal help around him. Jones enters Week 18 with 66 receptions for 744 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games.

Jan 2, 2022 3:46 PM EST

Receives season-high 13 targets

Jones gathered in eight of 13 targets for 74 yards during Sunday's 26-21 road loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Jones was on the receiving end of exactly one-third of Trevor Lawrence's 39 passes, but he wasn't very efficient with them. Still, the increased volume allowed Jones to rack up his highest yard count since going for 100 back in Week 6 against the Dolphins. Assuming he falls back to the 5-to-6 targets per week he's managed since the Jaguars' Week 7 bye, Jones may be hard-pressed to do much next Sunday at New England.

Dec 26, 2021 3:22 PM EST

Held to 14 yards

Jones caught two of four targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: Jones tied for fourth on the team in targets, and it's now the second time within the past three games he's failed to crack 20 receiving yards. The 31-year-old has only 28 receptions for 281 yards and zero touchdowns in eight games since the Jaguars' Week 7 bye, and he can't be relied upon as a fantasy option down the stretch.

Dec 19, 2021 2:45 PM EST

Gets back to relevancy

Jones recorded six receptions on seven targets for 70 yards in Sunday's 20-0 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Jones tied for the team lead with seven targets, as Trevor Lawrence took to the air 40 times. He accounted for the majority of his production on a few big plays, highlighted by gains of 31 and 14 yards. It was the first time that Jones surpassed five receptions since Week 6 and only the third time that he's topped 50 receiving yards in that span. Jones could be in a spot for another productive effort in Week 15 against the Texans, as he put together a five-reception, 77 yard and one touchdown effort against them in Week 1.

Dec 12, 2021 6:18 PM EST

Coach denies rift

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer denied a report that surfaced over the weekend that he and Jones had a big argument in practice, Fox's Jay Glazer reported on their Sunday pregame show.

Analysis: Jones has been a disappointment with the Jaguars, catching just 48 passes for 540 yards and three touchdowns so far. He's obviously not solely responsible for those poor numbers, but he has had some big drops this season.

Dec 12, 2021 9:14 AM EST

Held to two catches

Jones caught two passes for 11 yards on three targets against the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: It's been a difficult season for Jones and the Jaguars offense, and this matchup was one of the tougher ones on their schedule. Disappointing as it might be, Jones' numbers from Sunday can't be called surprising. While it's best to not get hopes too high with any component of the Jaguars passing game, their Week 14 matchup with the Titans is probably more favorable than the Rams were.

Dec 5, 2021 5:35 PM EST

Notches four catches Sunday

Jones reeled in four of seven targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Aside from a 21-yard reception at the two-minute warning of the first half, none of Jones' other three grabs went for more than 10 yards, and one of his targets was picked off by Atlanta safety Duron Harmon. Jones primarily has had muted performances this season working with rookie signal-caller Trevor Lawrence, with one 100-yard effort and three touchdowns (none since Week 6) in 11 games. The 10th-year pro will seek out a better outing next Sunday versus the Rams' 15th-ranked pass offense.

Nov 28, 2021 1:42 PM EST

Makes four catches

Jones caught four passes for 52 yards on six targets against San Francisco on Sunday.

Analysis: Jones is pretty much overmatched in Jacksonville's lead wide receiver role -- something he was never meant to play, and was supposed to be handled by DJ Chark (ankle) instead. This box score is clean enough at a glance, but the Jaguars passing game was never threatening and they scored their one touchdown -- a one-yard carry -- with just about three minutes left in the 30-10 blowout loss. Perhaps he can get more going against Atlanta's thin secondary in Week 12, but Jones might be dependent on garbage time in most other games.

Nov 21, 2021 2:02 PM EST

Limited to two catches in loss

Jones secured two of six targets for 35 yards in the Jaguars' 23-17 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: Jones' yardage total, meager as it was, actually qualified as the second highest for the Jaguars on the afternoon. The veteran continues to see a solid amount of targets -- he's logged at least five in five consecutive contests -- but he's managed 35 yards or less in four of those games. Jones' next opportunity to parlay his looks into more production comes in a Week 11 home matchup versus the 49ers.

Nov 14, 2021 8:23 PM EST

Struggles again

Jones caught three passes for 21 yards on five targets against Buffalo on Sunday.

Analysis: Jones continues to appear overexposed as Jacksonville's top wide receiver, and it might continue to prove difficult for him to produce when facing competent defenses. It's not clear whether the Colts might constitute that as a Week 10 opponent, but the overall struggles of the Jacksonville passing game have been discouraging to the point that every matchup appears risky for Jones' fantasy managers.

Nov 7, 2021 3:06 PM EST

Ineffective Sunday

Jones caught five receptions for 35 yards on seven targets against Seattle on Sunday.

Analysis: Jones committed a painful drop on a play that would have given Jacksonville a third-down conversion, but the Jaguars had so many problems that Jones wasn't particularly high on the list of reasons why they were lit up 31-7 by a mediocre Seattle roster. Even if he's absolved of whatever failures, though, the fact is the Jaguars appear too dysfunctional for Jones to provide consistent returns for his fantasy investors. A big game like in Week 6 against Miami (seven catches for 100 yards and one touchdown on 10 targets) is still possible from Jones, but it's getting more difficult to foresee his better moments. A brutal matchup with Buffalo awaits in Week 9.

Oct 31, 2021 5:07 PM EST

Grabs third touchdown

Jones recorded seven receptions on 10 targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Jones bounced back from an inefficient Week 5 performance to reach 100 receiving yards for the first time this season. He delivered three catches of 20 yards or more, highlighted by a 28-yard trip to the end zone just before halftime. It was Jones' third touchdown of the season and first since Week 2. Jones had recorded only four receptions for 49 yards combined between the team's last two contests, so this was a strong bounceback performance.

Oct 17, 2021 11:33 AM EST

Disappears in Week 5

Jones caught one of five targets for 25 yards against Tennessee on Sunday.

Analysis: The Jaguars trailed the vast majority of the 37-19 loss and quarterback Trevor Lawrence attempted 33 passes, but rather than Jones or Laviska Shenault (three targets) most of the usage funneled toward Tavon Austin (five targets) and Jamal Agnew (eight targets). It's not a winning blueprint for the Jaguars offense, and they likely understand that any success as a passing game will need to run through Jones and Shenault in upcoming weeks. Whether they can pull it off is a separate question, but the Jaguars will presumably look to get Jones more involved against Miami in Week 6.

Oct 10, 2021 2:11 PM EST

Minimal production in loss

Jones brought in all three targets for 24 yards in the Jaguars' 24-21 loss to the Bengals on Thursday night.

Analysis: The veteran wideout ironically turned in his most meager production of the season in a game during which fellow starting wideout DJ Chark went down with a fractured ankle and in which Jones was also facing his original squad. The 31-year-old hadn't logged any fewer than eight targets in any of his first three contests, so Thursday's results can certainly be qualified as an outlier, particularly under the circumstances. Jones will look to boost his production back up in a Week 5 divisional battle versus the Titans and help fill the vacuum in production that Chark's absence creates.

Sep 30, 2021 9:38 PM EST

Leading receiver again

Jones caught six of eight targets for 62 yards during Sunday's 31-19 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Jones continues to be the favorite target of QB Trevor Lawrence, as he led the Jaguars' pass catchers in catches, targets and receiving yards. The veteran wideout appears to have a solid floor despite Lawrence and the offense's overall struggles, with at least five catches and 55 yards through each of the first three games of the season, while also securing a pair of touchdowns.

Sep 26, 2021 2:14 PM EST

Adds anther score Week 2

Jones caught six of 11 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Jones led Jaguars in catches and targets, as QB Trevor Lawrence completed only 14 passes for 118 yards on the afternoon. The veteran wideout has showed a strong connection with the rookie signal-caller through two games and appears to be the top option in the passing game. Jones has caught 11 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns through two games, and he's been the only Jacksonville weapon to provide worthwhile production in each of the first two games of the season.

Sep 19, 2021 1:53 PM EST

Scores in team debut

Jones secured five of nine targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 37-21 loss to the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran wideout got his Jaguars career off to a good start, bringing in a four-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Lawrence with five seconds remaining in the contest. While the score was meaningless in the context of the game result, it capped a positive day for Jones, who finished second in receiving yardage and was a co-runner-up in targets on the afternoon as well. Game script did force Trevor Lawrence to attempt 51 passes, however, so it remains to be seen how Jones will measure up to fellow wideouts DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault in looks in coming weeks.

Sep 12, 2021 3:39 PM EST

Recovers from shoulder injury

Jones (shoulder) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's game in Houston, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: With Jones and DJ Chark (finger) both avoiding the injury report, rookie QB Trevor Lawrence will have his full complement of pass catchers -- minus RB Travis Etienne (foot) -- available for the season opener. Jones, Chark and Laviska Shenault all are realistic candidates to lead the team in targets, and it's possible there's enough volume to keep all three fantasy-viable if the Jags end up chucking the ball around but don't find a major receiving threat at RB or TE. In any case, Jones starts his Jacksonville tenure with a favorable matchup, facing a rebuilding Houston team that just traded former starting cornerback Bradley Roby to the Saints.

Sep 8, 2021 3:01 PM EST

On track for Week 1

Coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Jones (shoulder) is expected to be healthy for the Sept. 12 season opener at Houston, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: The 31-year-old has been dealing with an AC joint sprain in his shoulder over the past week, but there's never been much doubt about his availability for Week 1. DJ Chark (finger) and Tavon Austin (quadriceps) are also expected to be good to go against the Texans. Jones, Chark and Laviska Shenault are poised to operate as Jacksonville's top three pass catchers with rookie Trevor Lawrence helming the offense.

Aug 31, 2021 2:08 PM EST

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