Zay Jones

Zay Jones

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 23College: East CarolinaDrafted: #37 (2nd Rd. by Buffalo)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
8th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #235
Best / Worst #152 / #263


Zay Jones' rookie season ends with a whimper

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones found little room with which to make an impact in his team's Wild Card Playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jones made two receptions on four targets for just 20 yards in the contest.

Fantasy Impact

Jones was not the only one held in check in this game - neither team was able to register much fantasy production on offense, as the defenses dominated the afternoon. Jones entered the 2017 with a certain amount of optimistic expectation, due to his combination of talent and opportunity. Based on those expectations, it's hard to view Jones' season as anything but a disappointment. The good news is he's still young, still skilled, and now has a year of experience under his belt from which to learn. His prospects entering his second season will be contingent upon the changes likely to come for the rest of the Bills offensive personnel. Depending on how those changes manifest themselves, Jones could be something of a value pick in drafts heading into 2018.

Mike Mahern15 weeks ago
Zay Jones comes up empty for second straight week

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones posted an empty line on the stat sheet for a second consecutive game in his team's week 15 home victory over the Miami Dolphins. He was targeted twice in the contest, but did not register a reception.

Fantasy Impact

As disappointing as Jones' season has been thus far, these past two games have represented rock bottom. The rookie has the talent to offer hope for better days ahead, but he can be completely disregarded in fantasy at this time.

Mike Mahern18 weeks ago
Zay Jones posts a goose egg in the snow

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones, who leads the team in targets on the season, was not listed in the box score in their week 14 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact

Some of this can be chalked up to the conditions, as much of the game was played in heavy snow and low visibility, which stifled the passing offenses of both teams. Despite his high target share this season, Jones' production has been underwhelming in what has been an been a below average passing offense, one which doesn't project to be improved by the likelihood of further volatility at the QB position in the next couple of weeks. Owners would be well served to seek other options for their lineups/rosters.

Mike Mahern19 weeks ago
Zay Jones bottled up by Patriots

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones was unable to sustain his recent uptick in productivity in his team's week 13 loss to the New England Patriots. Jones finished the contest with just two receptions for 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact

The fact that Jones' meager yardage total actually led the team should tell you everything you need to know about how this game went, as well as the prospects for Jones as a fantasy contributor. The entire Bills passing offense is in disarray right now, and it's hard to imagine any scenario where you'd consider using Jones as a starter in your fantasy playoffs. Stay away.

Mike Mahern20 weeks ago
Zay Jones scores, leads Bills in targets in win

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones scored his second career touchdown and registered a team high ten targets in a week 12 road victory over the spiraling Kansas City Chiefs. Jones' target total was more than twice that of the next most targeted pass catcher for the Bills on the afternoon. He finished the game with three receptions for 33 yards and the aforementioned score.

Fantasy Impact

Jones has been the clear target leader among Bills WRs this season, which has translated into usable fantasy production over the course of the last three weeks. One could use his recent production as the foundation of an argument for Jones being the most reliable fantasy WR on the team. The stronger argument, however, would be for avoiding all Bills WRs until they demonstrate consistent health and/or production. The window of opportunity for such a demonstration is closing rapidly as the fantasy season winds down.

Mike Mahern21 weeks ago