No one expected Marvin Jones to be Calvin Johnson, but the Detroit Lions looked like they hit the jackpot early on this season after Jones had a blistering start out of the gate. During the first four games of the year, the deep-threat receiver averaged over 120 yards per game while averaging 9.0 targets and 5.8 catches.
Since then, Jones has been mostly absent. He is averaging just 35.4 yards per game and has passed 70 yards only twice. Even though Matthew Stafford has looked his way, Jones has not caught even five balls in one game since early October. He also is tied for second in the league with six dropped passes this season.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
How do you feel about Marvin Jones going forward?
My answer: I think Jones is on an upswing. Even though his stats have been down for the last seven weeks, he has still seen at least five targets in six of those contests, including 11 on Thanksgiving. With a plethora of pass-catchers, Stafford does not have to rely on just one guy, but no one is more dangerous downfield than Jones. I think he will play an important role down the stretch even if he is unable to repeat his early-season numbers.