Jones caught four of seven targets for 81 yards during Saturday's postseason loss to the Seahawks. Jones was the Lions' leading receiver Saturday, but that doesn't mean he played a flawless game. In fact, one of his miscues was a drop that would have gone for a big play and allow Detroit to gain some much-needed offensive momentum. Still, Jones' 81 receiving yards nonetheless represented his highest total since Week 7 and reminded owners of the fourth-year wideout's ability to get open down the field, a notion some may have forgotten since his fast start to the season in which Jones averaged 120.5 yards per game in the first four weeks of the season and just 37.3 in each tilt thereafter. He'll now enter his first offseason as a member of the Lions possessing status as the team's clear deep threat, although an admittedly inconsistent fantasy option.
Jones hauled in five of nine passes for 76 yards in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. Jones registered two catches of 20 or more yards down the stretch of Sunday's game, the continuation of a welcomed change of pace. Jones started off 2016 with nine catches of 20 or more yards in his first three games, but has followed up with just seven since - five coming in the last five weeks. The dynamic receiver will need to deliver a few more big plays if Detroit hopes to pull off the upset in Seattle.
Jones caught just one of seven targets for 16 yards Monday night against the Cowboys. Lions QB Matthew Stafford had a rough day, but some of the blame falls on Jones' shoulders. The two simply were unable to get on the same page. Jones' seven targets were tied for second-most on the team though and his highest amount since Week 11. In what's been a disappointing turnout to a once-promising campaign, Jones will look to finish the season strong against a Packers defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing yards in the league.
Jones caught three of five targets for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Although Jones looked the part of the Lions' No. 1 wide receiver during the beginning of the year, it's crystal clear at this point in the season that distinction belongs to Golden Tate; Jones wasn't even targeted until after halftime Sunday and garnered just five looks in total -- compared to 13 for Tate -- on a day his quarterback attempted 39 passes. Nonetheless, his prowess catching bombs down the field could come in handy this weekend when Detroit attempts to keep pace with a Dallas team that boasts one of the most consistently effective offenses in the league.
Jones caught four of five targets for 67 yards Sunday against the Bears. Jones returned from a thigh ailment to lead the Lions in receiving Sunday, although the bulk of his production came on a game-high 48-yard grab. Nonetheless, he gained his most yardage since Week 7, but still hasn't found the end zone since mid-October. He'll look to build upon this performance next week against a Giants defense that has allowed the 23rd-most yards through the air. However, he may find himself in a tough positional matchup against Giants CB Janoris Jenkins.
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