Sunday AM update: The big injury of note that could impact the Lions pass catchers is Jaguars pass rusher Josh Allen. He is listed as questionable and trending in the wrong direction after sitting out Friday’s practice. If he sits, that’s a big boost to the Lions passing game. Golladay is impressing since returning from a season-opening injury and remains a must start in all formats. Marvin Jones is generally not a starting option, but this matchup offers a little bit of upside in deeper leagues.
The Lions have had an extra week to rest and look to return to NFL action in Week 6 against a very beatable Jacksonville Jaguars secondary. Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones will look to benefit from this plus matchup in hopes of helping their team get back in the win column. Do either of them belong in your starting lineup? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Lions WRs Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones
Kenny Golladay missed the first two games of the season with a hamstring injury but quickly reinstated himself at the number one option in the Lions offense upon his return in Week 3. He averaged 17.0 PPR points per game since his return, and will look to continue this trend of production against a susceptible and banged up Jaguars secondary. The Jaguars have allowed 11 passing touchdowns this year while also allowing an average of 280 passing yards and per game. Golladay should take advantage of this soft secondary and belongs in lineups as a WR 2.
Marvin Jones Jr. has had a disappointing start in 2020, after a monster campaign in 2019. He is currently averaging 8.0 PPR points per game, a total that declined since the return of Kenny Golladay. The Jaguars may be the most favorable match-up Jones has seen this season, but the fact that he hasn’t seen more than three targets in a game since Golladay’s return is concerning. Jones is best left on the bench for the time being until his target share increases to a point that will support fantasy production.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Kenny Golladay as a WR2
Sit Marvin Jones Jr.