Marvin Jones, roasting various Jets (USAT Images)
If a visitor from the future had told you on Sunday morning that one of Cincinnati's receivers was about to erupt against the Jets ... well, I'm still not sure you would have added Marvin Jones in fantasy. You'd have assumed, naturally, that AJ Green was going to feast.
Green had an excellent day against New York, in fact, finishing with 115 yards. But Jones was an absolute terror. The second-year wideout caught eight balls on as many targets, gaining 122 yards and crossing the goal line four times. Without question, he'll be the week's buzziest fantasy add. Jones is available in 80 percent of Yahoo leagues as of this writing, but that percentage is obviously about to change.
Entering Week 8, Jones had actually found the end zone in back-to-back games, so it's not as if his massive fantasy line came without warning. Jones has great size (6-2), terrific hands, good-enough speed and excellent body control. There's a lot to like here. Perhaps his best trait, fantasy-wise, is that he'll never draw maximum attention from opposing defenses. AJ can't be blanketed by any single corner.
You're encouraged to check the tape from Sunday's demolition of the Jets. Jones basically owned the red-zone. He gained tough after-the-catch yardage, he snagged back-shoulder throws, he made plays in traffic. He's legit, a preferred target for one of the game's hottest quarterbacks.Read More »from Sunday Scene, Week 8: Marvin Jones, Andy Dalton demand your attention