Jones snagged six of 14 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 52-38 loss to New Orleans.
Jones' made the highlight reel midway through the third quarter as Matthew Stafford lofted a ball down the right sideline and Jones spun around and grabbed it with one hand before falling to the turf for a 22-yard score. Obviously, Jones' 14 targets were, in part, due to Detroit falling behind by multiple scores early, but there seems to be a trend leaning toward Jones. Through the first four weeks of the season, Golden Tate led Detroit in targets with 32, 14 more than Jones. Over the last two weeks, however, Jones leads Tate 22 to 15. Keep an eye on this trend as it develops.
Jones brought in six of eight targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Panthers.
Jones was targeted by quarterback Matthew Stafford early and often, notching season highs in receptions, targets and receiving yards in the process. The 27-year-old wideout's production usually takes a back seat to that of position mate Golden Tate, but Jones certainly has the size and speed to break out in any given week, as he demonstrated on multiple occasions early last season. He'll look to provide that caliber of production when the Lions tangle with the Saints in a potential Week 6 road shootout.
Jones caught two of five passes for 42 yards during Sunday's 14-7 victory over the Vikings.
Despite receiving a hefty dose of 2016 Pro Bowl CB Xavier Rhodes, Jones still managed to post a season-high in receiving yardage while tying for the team lead in targets. However, that's not saying much as he only logged 42 yards, and three other receivers (Golden Tate, TJ Jones, Darren Fells) saw just as many looks. As long as QB Matthew Stafford continues to spread the ball around as much as he does, there doesn't figure to be much upside for any Lions wideout on a consistent basis, Jones included. Next week probably won't be any different when Detroit takes on a Carolina team that has allowed the seventh-fewest passing yards per game through four weeks.
Jones caught three of six targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Falcons.
Jones hasn't commanded enough volume to suggest he's anything more than a touchdown-dependent fantasy option and Sunday's outing only helped solidify that notion. Not only is he clearly behind Golden Tate and Theo Riddick in the pecking order for targets, but Eric Ebron and Kenny Golladay have been seeing similar workloads to Jones as well. Deploying the fifth-year Cal product isn't for the faint of heart in Week 4 against the Vikings.
Jones' lone reception on five targets produced a 27-yard touchdown in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Giants.
Jones opened the scoring with a stellar catch on a deep route early on. While that gave Jones his second touchdown in as many games this season, it also marked his lone grab of the evening. Thus far, Jones' stock has been buoyed by his trips to pay dirt, so he'll aim for a more well-rounded performance in Week 3 versus the Falcons.
|Bye: Week 7|
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