Jones saw similar playing time to Kenny Golladay (29 snaps vs. 35) and finished with more targets and more receptions. However, there's no mistaking that the rookie is the more viable downfield threat, as evidenced by Golladay's 19.8 yards per catch compared to Jones' 14.5 mark. Given his low-ceiling role as a tertiary receiving option, Jones remains on the fringes of the fantasy radar.
Jones caught one of three targets for two yards during Sunday's 38-24 victory over the Browns.
Kenny Golladay, who returned from a five-week absence due to a hamstring injury, replaced Jones in three-wide sets Sunday, which should become the norm as long as the rookie remains healthy. Thus, Jones doesn't look like anything more than the No. 4 option in an offense that also likes to involve its tight ends and running backs in the passing game. Unless injuries again strike those above him on the depth chart, Jones is likely best left for the waiver wire in most formats.
Jones secured both of his two targets for 29 yards during Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers.
Jones' workload paled in comparison to what he saw the previous two weeks when he saw 17 combined targets. This happened even with Kenny Golladay (hamstring) still on the sidelines. When Golladay does eventually return, Jones' workload figures to become even more inconsistent. He isn't worth lineup consideration despite an appealing matchup with the Browns in Week 10.
Jones caught four of eight targets for 88 yards during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Steelers.
After averaging 2.5 targets per game in his first two seasons, Jones is seeing 4.7 looks per contest in 2017 -- including 17 in his past two appearances. While it isn't clear if this heavy workload will persist, it's clear Jones is taking on an expanded role in his third professional campaign. He could make for a sneaky DFS play in Week 9 against a middling Packers secondary allowing 223.1 passing yards per outing.
Jones caught three of nine targets for 33 yards during Sunday's 52-38 loss to the Saints.
After Golden Tate (shoulder) exited the game in the third quarter, Jones went on to log the second-most snaps amongst the Lions' receiving corps Sunday and fittingly finished the day with the second-most targets. However, he wasn't able to take advantage of his increased usage and ended up with an inefficient 3.7 YPT. Jones would likely ascend to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart if Tate is forced to miss time after the Lions' Week 7 bye, but that's only if Kenny Golladay (hamstring) remains sidelined as well. If both Golladay and Jones are in the fold, the imposing rookie would presumably get the starting nod over Jones.
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