Jones entered the game as the NFL's leading receiver, but was largely unheard from on Sunday outside of his lone score at the start of the game. Case in point, Jones received the third-most attention from QB Matthew Stafford, but finished with a season-low two receptions, good for fifth on the team. Meanwhile, both Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin hauled in eight receptions of their own and combined for a grand total of 225 receiving yards. Things may not get any easier for Jones next week, as a matchup with Josh Norman and the Redskins awaits.
Jones has cooled off since averaging over 100 yards per game across the first three outings of 2016, but that pace was likely unsustainable anyway. However, Jones has now seen his receptions decrease in four consecutive games, and he finished with a season-low in receptions, yards and YPC on Sunday. He still projects as the Lions' top fantasy wideout, but with QB Matthew Stafford's even distribution of targets, there will always be potential for more low-yardage performances out of Jones in any given contest. Jones will look to get back on track against the Rams in Week 6.
Jones' low-water marks occurred last Sunday, when he managed 74 yards on seven targets against the Bears. This time around, he'll brush off a foot injury that ultimately didn't impact his participation in the final practice of the week.
With Eric Ebron (knee) officially ruled out, the 1-3
While Jones may have been held out as a precautionary measure Wednesday, his ability to take part in drills is a decent first step in pursuit of game action in Week 5. Even with the foot injury in tow last Sunday, he gathered in five of seven targets for 74 yards, only dropping to second overall in receiving due to Julio Jones' 300-yard explosion. Friday's injury report should impart whether Detroit's Jones is on the road to active status yet again.
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