Sneaky Waiver Wire Addition: Marvin Jones
The Bengals had an early bye week this year and that was welcomed by multiple Cincinnati players. Most notably, injured wide out Marvin Jones. Jones has been sidelined since training camp with a broken foot. However, he is expected to suit up week five against the reeling New England Patriots. The real question is—How will Cincinnati use him in the offense? Let’s not forget Marvin Jones did haul in 10 touchdowns a year ago. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has said he “can’t wait” to get Jones back on the field, and involved in the offense.
I don’t expect Marvin to come out in his first game back from injury and light up the field, but there are a lot of reasons to snag Jones before another owner does in your league.
So far in 2014, the Bengals have scored one passing touchdown in the red zone, and that was caught by quarterback Andy Dalton. Last season, nine of Jones’ ten touchdowns came within the same red zone area that Cincinnati has struggled in this season without Jones in the lineup. It is not far fetched to assume Dalton likes to look Jones’ way near the goal line.
In deeper leagues, or if you are thin at receiver, look to put a waiver claim in on Jones, and reap the potential benefits.