Marvin Jones Injury Update Boosts Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola Fantasy Outlook for Week 15

Jason Schandl
Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones against the Vikings in Week 14.
Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones against the Vikings in Week 14. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

This comes as a bit of a surprise after he played 100 percent of the Detroit Lions' offensive snaps in Week 14, but Marvin Jones Jr. has been placed on the IR with an ankle injury, ending his season.

That news should provide Kenny Golladay's fantasy outlook with a boost for the remainder of the year.

Jones had emerged as the Lions' apparent top receiving option after Matt Stafford went down earlier in the season. Since Week 10, Jones has lead the team with 34 targets, and his 415 air yards check in just behind Golladay's 437 (on 31 targets).

Danny Amendola has been right up there in targets as well (33), though his 245 air yards show has different his role is from that of Jones. Since Week 10, Jones also has a 12.2-yard average depth of target, compared to 7.4 for Amendola.

With Golladay (14.4 yards) seeing work more similar to Jones', he's a much safer bet to see some increased looks as the Lions' primary receiving option on the outside. That's especially valuable this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have allowed the NFL's most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts.

With Jones out and a great matchup on tap, our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings have Golladay at WR5, while Amendola checks in at WR29.

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