Jones caught three of his four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 32-13 preseason win over the Bears.
Jones led the team in targets and helped them surge ahead with a 15-yard touchdown catch courtesy of Daniel Jones in the second quarter. It was his first notable contribution since joining the team a few weeks ago and a boon to his case to make the team as it struggles with attrition in the wideout ranks. Jones should have another chance to contribute Thursday against the Bengals.
Jones signed a contract with the Giants on Saturday, Pat Leonard of NY Daily News Sports reports.
Jones lands in a tumultuous receiving room in New York, with Sterling Shepard (thumb) working to get healthy for Week 1, Golden Tate (suspension) appealing a four-game ban, and Corey Coleman (knee) out for the 2019 season. Jones, a 2014 sixth-round pick, spent the last four seasons with Detroit, appearing in 42 games while totaling 64 receptions for 814 yards and four touchdowns.
Jones caught all three of his targets, putting up 40 receiving yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-0 win against the Packers.
Jones saw an uptick in his involvement within the Lions passing attack towards the end of the season, collecting 10 receptions (on 12 targets) for 87 yards over the past three weeks, compared to nine receptions for 103 yards between Weeks 1 and 14. He went crazy in Week 17 specifically, picking up two receiving touchdowns against the Packers after accounting for two touchdowns through his first 41 NFL appearances. With Golden Tate already having been traded earlier this season, Jones has a chance to re-sign with Detroit and enter 2019 as the Lions No. 3 receiving option behind Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones (knee), depending on whether the team elects to acquire another target in free agency or the 2019 Draft.
Jones corralled all six of his targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Vikings.
Jones stepped up for the injury-riddled Lions, finishing 16 yards shy of Kenny Golladay's team-leading receiving total on nine fewer targets. The 2014 sixth-rounder came into this contest with just 10 catches all season, so he's likely to fall back into obscurity against the Packers in Week 16.
Jones secured one of three targets for five yards during Sunday's 14-13 loss to Buffalo.
Bruce Ellington (hamstring) didn't play in this one, and the Lions chose to roll with Andy Jones over TJ Jones as the No. 2 wideout behind Kenny Golladay. Given how much TJ Jones has struggled to produce over the past few weeks despite Detroit's desperate need for someone to step up at receiver, there isn't much hope he'll be a worthwhile fantasy option over the final two weeks of the season -- despite how much opportunity is available to him.
Jones was targeted once but did not record a reception during Sunday's 17-3 victory over the Cardinals.
Detroit has a dire need for playmakers to step up on offense, and yet Jones remains an afterthought in the game plan. He isn't worth a bench spot in the vast majority of fantasy leagues, let alone starting rosters.
Jones caught one pass for 25 yards during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Rams.
Jones had a touchdown called back by an offensive pass interference penalty, but he otherwise didn't see a single target until there was a minute left in garbage time. Even with Marvin Jones (knee) on injured reserve, TJ Jones clearly isn't a viable fantasy option in any format.
Jones caught one pass for 15 yards during Thursday's loss to Chicago.
Marvin Jones (knee) remains out of commission, but TJ Jones saw just one target for the second week in a row. Given how little volume the latter is seeing despite logging high snap counts, it's hard to justify TJ Jones as a legitimate fantasy play in any format.
Jones secured his only target for two yards during Sunday's 20-19 victory over the Panthers.
With Golden Tate in Philadelphia and Marvin Jones (knee) sidelined, Jones was expected to handle a larger role in the offense. However, Kenny Golladay (14 targets), Bruce Ellington (nine) and Theo Riddick (seven) ended up commanding the vast majority of quarterback Matthew Stafford's attention. It's hard to imagine things going any better for Jones in Week 12 against a Bears defense allowing just 6.8 yards per pass attempt this season.
Jones should see extra opportunities Sunday against the Panthers with Marvin Jones (knee) ruled out for the contest, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Jones hasn't been able to take advantage of the Golden Tate trade, drawing just four targets the past two weeks while essentially splitting the No. 3 receiver job with Theo Riddick. Now down another wideout, the Lions likely will push Jones outside and continue to use Riddick from the slot, though Bruce Ellington and/or Brandon Powell could also get involved. It's hard to count on anyone besides Kenny Golladay seeing more than a handful of targets in Week 11, but Riddick and Jones do at least offer some upside in PPR formats.
Jones caught one pass (on two targets) for 12 yards during Sunday's 34-22 loss to Chicago.
This marked the second game since Detroit traded away star receiver Golden Tate, and Jones again looked like an afterthought in the passing game. The recently signed Bruce Ellington presents a significant threat to steal playing time sooner rather than later. Jones' fantasy stock is returning to the minimal levels it was at while Tate was still with the team. As a result, Jones can safely be dropped in the vast majority of fantasy formats.
Jones secured both of his targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 24-9 loss to Minnesota.
Jones didn't enter the starting lineup despite Golden Tate's absence, as the Lions instead went with a two-tailback lineup with Theo Riddick and Kerryon Johnson to open the game. The Notre Dame product didn't see a huge uptick in targets, either, as the two looks he was given didn't even mark a season high. While Jones could see a heavier workload in future weeks, this first performance sans-Tate wasn't an encouraging sign for his impending fantasy production.
Jones and Brandon Powell are both viewed as viable candidates to replace Golden Tate after the 30-year-old slot receiver was traded to Philadelphia on Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Jones did solid work while sharing the No. 3 wideout role with Kenny Golladay last season, catching 30 of 49 targets for 399 yards and a touchdown. The 26-year-old has spent enough time in Detroit to become acclimated with each of the three receiver spots in the offense, whereas Powell -- an undrafted rookie out of Florida -- has been groomed specifically for slot work. The situation could end up working in Powell's favor, especially after Jones was a healthy scratch for Sunday's 28-14 loss to Seattle. Regardless, it's hard to imagine either player drawing more than a handful of targets per game, as Golladay and Marvin Jones will also take on some of the volume that previously went to Tate.
Jones (coach's decision) was inactive for Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Seahawks.
Jones was a healthy scratch for the first time all season. The Lions used Ameer Abdullah at kick returner with Brandon Powell handling punts.
Jones snagged his only target for a 26-yard gain during Sunday's 32-21 victory over Miami.
While Jones' lone grab easily represented his most significant offensive contribution of the season, it's hardly a sign of bigger things to come as long as Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones remain healthy. The fifth-year receiver accordingly belongs on the waiver wire in most, if not all, fantasy formats.
Jones caught one of two targets for four yards during Sunday's 26-10 victory over the Patriots.
Jones continues to be an afterthought in the Lions offense and is only really seeing the field in order to keep the receivers above him on the depth chart fresh. Injuries could force him into a bigger role at some point, but at this juncture, Jones is not worthy of fantasy consideration in any format.
Jones logged 16 snaps but was not targeted during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.
Jones was only called on to occasionally spell Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay, who each earned over 80 percent of the offensive snaps while Marvin Jones logged 100 percent of them. Unless an injury strikes one of those wideouts above him on the depth chart, Jones is nothing more than an afterthought in the fantasy realm.
Jones caught one of three passes for six yards during Monday's 48-17 loss to the Jets.
Jones had a night to forget. He seemingly stopped on one of his routes on an intercepted pass that was meant for him, and he also dropped a catchable pass that looked like it could have gone for a touchdown. Clearly the fourth wide receiver on a team loaded at the position, Jones should be left on the waiver wire in the majority of fantasy formats.
Jones appears locked into a roster spot, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.
Jones sat out most of the offseason program while recovering from January shoulder surgery, but he seems to have made it back for training camp without any limitations. He'll likely serve as Detroit's No. 4 receiver, after splitting the No. 3 job with Kenny Golladay last year.
Jones (shoulder) has been held out of team drills this spring for precautionary reasons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Jones required surgery in January to address a shoulder injury he sustained while covering a punt in Week 15 of last season. Having made steady progress in his recovery throughout spring, the receiver should be operating at 100 percent by the time training camp opens July 27.
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