|Chance of Injury in 2021:||91%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||14%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||3.9|
Only 14 WRs scored more PPR points than Jones over the first 9 weeks of the 2019 season.
That’s when he was catching passes from Matt Stafford. During that stretch, Jones tallied 42 grabs, 535 yards and 6 TDs — all top 19 marks among WRs. He was efficient, posting a sparkling 73.7% catch rate and 12.7 yards per catch. Jones ranked 37th in yards per route run among 74 WRs with 30+ targets through Week 9.
A big chunk of that production came in his 4-TD explosion against the Vikings in Week 7. But Jones had 2 more top-11 PPR finishes with Stafford: a 6-101-1 line in Week 3 and an 8-126-1 in Week 9. He also ranked 33rd at his position in Week 4. Jones was outside the top 50 WRs in his other 4 games with Stafford. So he was definitely boom/bust, but the booms were big.
Jones fell to WR37 in PPR points without Stafford over the next 5 weeks. Then he missed the final 3 games of the season with an ankle injury.
But both he and Stafford are expected to be back to 100% for the start of the 2020 campaign. The Lions didn’t add any significant target competition this offseason. And OC Darrell Bevell returns to provide scheme continuity.
In short, Jones will be in a very similar situation as he was for the first 9 weeks of last year … when he scored as WR15 in PPR points. Now, he’ll have trouble repeating that 73.7% catch rate. And we can’t expect him to score on 14.3% of his receptions again. But Jones has been efficient throughout his 4 seasons in Detroit. Across the first 3, he averaged 9.3 yards per targ…
|Dec 8, 2019||NFL||Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||He suffered an ankle injury late in Week 14 against the Vikings. Jones missed 3 games and finished his year on injured reserve|
|Nov 11, 2018||NFL||Knee Bruise||Jones sustained what has only been referred to as a bone bruise in his right knee. He landed on IR after seeking a 2nd opinion.|
|Nov 30, 2016||NFL||Leg Thigh Bruise||Jones bruised his thigh in Week 12 and missed the following game.|
|Dec 30, 2015||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Jones dealt with hamstring trouble heading into Week 17 but played in the game. It's not clear when he sustained the injury or which leg was affected.|
|May 20, 2015||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Jones "tweaked" a hamstring in May and wasn't cleared to participate in OTAs. The issue lingered off-and-on into August and popped up in season but never cost him any games.|
|Aug 9, 2014||NFL||Pedal Foot Fracture||Jones suffered a left foot fracture in August, requiring surgery to have a pin inserted. He returned to practice after the Week 4 bye but re-injured his ankle and missed the rest of the season.|
|Mar 26, 2014||NFL||Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2||Jones injured his right ankle in a March workout. He returned to practice on it multiple times but eventually needed surgery to remove bone chips. The ankle cost Jones the 1st preseason game and landed him on IR in October.|
|Oct 21, 2012||NFL||Knee MCL Tear Grade 3||Jones sprained his right MCL on the opening kickoff in Week 7. He missed 3 more games after the Week 8 bye and then played just 9 snaps in his Week 12 return.|