The Detroit Lions’ 2019 season did not go as planned — Matthew Stafford only appeared in eight games before suffering a back injury, and the team struggled to yet another record well below .500. But this was an offense on the rise before Stafford's injury and one with several useful fantasy football parts.
Today we'll focus on the wide receivers headlining the Lions' passing game: Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay. Both are big bodies capable of winning in many facets. With the expected return of a healthy Stafford, both are capable of putting up big fantasy weeks. Golladay clearly has the higher season-long ceiling, but there's a vast discrepancy between their ADPs. Among BestBall10’s dating back to the beginning of June, Golladay’s ADP slots him as the WR7 with an ADP 25.63. Jones’ ADP over the same time frame is 84.14, good for WR37.
Let’s take a look at how close these two were in terms of 2019 production and consider whether Jones offers better value than Golladay in best ball leagues.
Jones registered 13 games in 2019, while Golladay played a full 16-game schedule. Unfortunately for both players, Stafford was only able to appear in eight games, leaving the talented duo to operate with less-than-optimal play from the quarterback position for the remainder of the year.