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Donovan Peoples-Jones

#3 WR,


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167 FPTS

RANK: 39


137 FPTS

RANK: 68


24 yrs


6'2'' / 204 lbs



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No opportunties in passing game

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Peoples-Jones was not targeted with a pass during Thursday's loss to the Packers.

Peoples-Jones logged two snaps on offense and seven on special teams during his Lions debut last week against Chicago. While he has yet to catch a pass in Honolulu Blue, it feels like progress that Peoples-Jones more than tripled his offensive snaps while being taken off of special teams entirely. However, considering the Lions needed to run 84 offensive plays, it is possible that Detroit was just easing the burden on Amon-Ra. St. Brown, Josh Reynolds and Jameson Williams. Next up is a Week 13 matchup with the Saints.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @CAR Outdoor 79° 12.0 36th
2 NYJ Outdoor 79° 0.0 126th 0.00-6.538.510000.0000%0004%29%2%67%
3 PIT Outdoor 61° 2.0 104th 2.00-4.038.53110010.0460%10010%38%2%60%
4 @ATL Dome 68° 12.1 32nd 2.42-1.048.59571014.21220%21026%41%2%57%
5 LAC Outdoor 58° 9.0 47th 2.251.547.57450012.51120%30022%29%2%70%
6 NE Outdoor 57° 11.6 33rd 2.32-3.042.55474018.51630%32012%23%0%77%
7 @BAL Outdoor 63° 11.1 34th 1.856.546.56671011.81020%21024%27%0%73%
8 CIN Outdoor 66° 12.1 34th 3.033.547.54481020.31370%32020%29%0%68%
10 @MIA Outdoor 85° 14.9 23rd 2.983.548.59599019.81640%42027%25%0%73%
11 @BUF Dome 24° 17.1 14th 3.427.548.56561112.21110%22015%30%0%69%
12 TB Outdoor 56° 3.6 84th 1.803.543.5421608.0530%00011%36%0%65%
13 @HOU Dome 37° 13.4 28th 4.47-7.547.53344014.7870%21014%23%0%72%
14 @CIN Outdoor 47° 19.4 13th 2.424.048.5128114014.31220%62031%24%0%76%
15 BAL Outdoor 34° 13.1 30th 3.28-3.038.5443117.8530%10015%26%0%73%
16 NO Outdoor 6° 1.2 104th 1.20-3.032.551202.02050%00019%44%0%56%
17 @WAS Outdoor 59° 8.3 34th 8.302.040.53113113.0580%10019%15%0%83%
18 @PIT Outdoor 36° 6.2 61st

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 20 90.31.86148th3.52.3350.215.412.13.34%
Away Outdoor 18 110.51.86150th4.82.8480.
Away Dome 2 24.32.8569th3.02.5310.512.211.21.00%
Away Retractable Dome 3 32.81.6387th4.02.7380.014.410.44.00%

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2020 21 CLE 12 2 58 213th2014304221.71667%12414%30%0%67%
2021 22 CLE 14 9 110 61st5834597317.61348%2312212%16%0%84%
2022 23 CLE 17 14 167 39th9661839313.81133%3514019%30%0%69%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

One target in Lions debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-21

Peoples-Jones was targeted once but did not catch a pass during Sunday's win over Chicago.

Making his Lions debut, Peoples-Jones logged just two snaps on offense compared to seven on special teams. Considering Jameson Williams logged a season-high 68 percent of the offensive snaps, it seems that Peoples-Jones only took a couple of snaps away from Kalif Raymond, who logged a season low. The Michigan product will need to take quite a few more snaps from one of Raymond, Williams or Josh Reynolds to start having any fantasy appeal.

Logs full practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-15

Peoples-Jones (ribs) practiced fully Wednesday.

After the Lions acquired Peoples-Jones from the Browns on Oct. 31, he logged three consecutive capped sessions last week before being deemed inactive this past Sunday at the Chargers. With a full practice under his belt to kick off Week 11 prep, though, he now seems poised to make his debut with Detroit. Perhaps helping Peoples-Jones' cause in that regard is that fellow wide receiver Kalif Raymond (ankle) was limited Wednesday.

Inactive Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Peoples-Jones (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

The Lions traded for Peoples-Jones before their Week 9 bye and he'll sit this one out after being limited at practice this week. In his absence, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds, Jameson Williams, Kalif Raymond and Antoine Green are available to handle the team's WR duties versus Los Angeles.

Questionable to make team debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-10

Peoples-Jones (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

The Lions traded for Peoples-Jones before their Week 9 bye and might not have him available for the first game after it. He managed limited practice participation Wednesday through Friday, so it won't be a surprise if he ends up active ahead of the 4:05 ET p.m. kickoff this Sunday, though a featured role in Detroit's passing game is unlikely.

Limited again Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-09

Peoples-Jones (ribs) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Acquired from the Browns at the trade deadline, Peoples-Jones is looking to make his Lions debut this week against the Chargers after Detroit was on its bye in Week 9. If active, Peoples-Jones will likely play a deep-threat, sub-package role behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds while competing for snaps with Jameson Williams and Kalif Raymond.

Tending to rib issue

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-08

Peoples-Jones was listed as limited on the Lions' first Week 10 practice report Wednesday due to a rib injury.

When the Lions acquired Peoples-Jones from the Browns at the trade deadline last Tuesday, Peoples-Jones wasn't tending to a health concern. Detroit also happened to be on a Week 9 bye, so the current rib issue may have popped up on his initial physical with the team. It's not exactly the best way to begin his stint with a new squad, and it could impact his ability to make inroads in the passing game right away, especially in a receiving corps with experienced options Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond as well as second-year pro Jameson Williams. In the end, People-Jones' status will be one to monitor as the week goes on to see if he'll be able to make his debut with the Lions on Sunday at the Chargers.

Moving to Motor City

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-31

The Browns traded Peoples-Jones to the Lions on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Peoples-Jones hasn't been lacking in snaps this season, logging at least an 80 percent share in six of seven games. But the ground-based Browns haven't prioritized the passing game as much with Deshaun Watson missing a good portion of the campaign due to a shoulder injury. Overall, Peoples-Jones has gathered in eight of 18 targets for 97 yards and no touchdowns. With the Lions, he'll be facing fair more competition for snaps with all of Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds, Jameson Williams and Kalif Raymond in the wide receiver room.

Another subdued week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-22

Peoples-Jones caught two of three targets for 22 yards and returned three punts for 22 yards in Sunday's 39-38 win over Indianapolis in Week 7.

Peoples-Jones caught more than one pass for just the second time in six games, as the fourth-year veteran has seen his targets squeezed in 2023. Cleveland's passing offense has taken flight as expected, Peoples-Jones has failed to establish chemistry with any of the team's quarterbacks -- Deshaun Watson (shoulder), PJ Walker or Dorian Thompson-Robinson. He's caught eight of 18 targets for 97 yards through six games.

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