Zay Jones

Zay Jones

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 22College: East CarolinaDrafted: #37 (2nd Rd. by Buffalo)

Week 12 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #65
Projection 4 pts


Zay Jones with career best in yards in loss

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones set a new high water mark for receiving yards in his young career in his team's week 11 road loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Jones finished with four receptions on seven targets for 68 yards, which led the team.

Fantasy Impact

Jones has now put together back to back games of respectable usage and production, averaging seven targets, 5 receptions, 60.5 receiving yards and .5 touchdowns over his last two contests. Injuries to fellow WRs Kelvin Benjamin and Deonte Thompson could open things up for Jones to expand upon this positive trend in a favorable matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs in week 12, but the questions around the Bills QB position temper any potential enthusiasm. Jones viability will be contingent on the outcome of these variables, so stay tuned if you're in a position to consider using him.

Mike Mahern2 days ago
Zay Jones scores first TD, injures knee in loss

Buffalo Bills rookie WR Zay Jones had the best fantasy performance of his young career on Thursday night in his team's road loss to the New York Jets. Jones finished with six receptions on seven targets, for 53 yards and his first career touchdown.

Fantasy Impact

Most impressive is that Jones' production game in limited game action - He left in the first half with a knee injury, returning briefly to start the second half before exiting for good. These numbers are more along the lines of what fantasy owners were hoping for from Jones entering the season, but have to be taken as an exception rather than a sign of things to come. His season long production to date remains underwhelming, and his target shares are in danger of being reduced due to the looming presence of Kelvin Benjamin, the Bills' recent acquisition and presumed #1 WR going forward, who did not play in this game. Jones is worth monitoring, but not rostering in 10 or 12 team leagues.

Mike Mahern3 weeks ago
Zay Jones continues mediocrity against Oakland

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones again failed to make a meaningful fantasy impact in his team's week 8 home victory over the Oakland Raiders. Jones had three receptions on five targets for 32 yards on the afternoon.

Fantasy Impact

Jones again led the Bills WRs in targets, as he has for the entirety of this season. Despite that attention, Jones production has been almost invisible. The Bills seem to have been targeting their WRs at a higher percentage over the last two games, leaving Jones as a potential breakout candidate at some point. That said, don't believe it until you see it - and until you do, leave Jones off your roster.

Mike Mahern3 weeks ago
Zay Jones unable to take advantage of targets

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones again led the Bills in targets, and again failed to translate those looks into meaningful fantasy production in his week 7 contest, a home victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite QB Tyrod Taylor looking his way nine times on Sunday, Jones managed just two receptions for 17 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Another week, another high target share, another sub-par stat line, another advisement to ignore Jones in fantasy until he gives you a reason not to.

Mike Mahern4 weeks ago
Zay Jones a non-factor in Bills loss

Buffalo Bills rookie WR Zay Jones again failed to make an impact in his team's week 4 contest, a road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite tying for second on the team in targets, with 6, Jones was held to just a single catch for the third time in 5 games this season, this time finishing with just 9 receiving yards.

Fantasy Impact

One might have thought that Jones would potentially see an uptick in production with fellow WR Jordan Matthews out of action with a thumb injury, but that proved not to be the case. Jones continues to lead all Bills WRs in targets on the season, but it has not amounted to much in the way of fantasy relevance, as the Bills relatively anemic passing attack continues to run predominantly through the RBs and TEs. Unless any of the aforementioned trends change, Jones should be disregarded in fantasy.

Mike Mahern6 weeks ago