Fantasy Football 2018: Early NFC North wide receiver rankings

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4. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions

Marvin Jones was a frustrating fantasy player in 2017, despite finishing seventh among wide receivers in standard scoring. His ceiling was high: Jones posted 25 fantasy points in two games last season. But his floor was worryingly low, with multiple scores below three fantasy points.

From Weeks 1 to 16, Jones had 10 games without double-digit points in standard scoring. That makes him tough to trust on a weekly basis.

To make matters worse, it was tough to make start/sit decisions based on the matchups. He posted just 22 receiving yards in a favorable home matchup with the Browns, but then recorded a season-high in fantasy points with 109 yards and two touchdowns against an elite Vikings pass defense.

Still, there’s a lot to like about Jones as a high-upside WR2/WR3. First, he plays on a good offense with a talented quarterback. He also finished 2017 with 1,101 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

Ideally, Jones can be used as a flex option for fantasy owners. He can single-handedly win you a matchup on a good day, but he won’t cost you a victory too often.

Jones can be frustrating due to his unpredictable, inconsistent fantasy scores, but he ticks a number of boxes. He is talented, plays on a good offense and regularly finds the end zone (Jones has 13 touchdowns in two years with the Lions).