Zay Jones
Zay Jones
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Buffalo Bills
Questionable
Injury Undisclosed
2019 Fantasy Outlook
With the Bills beefing up their receiving corps this offseason -- namely by adding John Brown and Cole Beasley -- there's been talk Jones' roster spot could be in jeopardy, though he did lead the team in receptions (56) and receiving yards (652) last season, while hauling in seven TDs. On the plus side, Jones seems to be getting the pro game down, not to mention he already has one season in the books with Josh Allen. The 24-year-old seems a lot closer to the No. 2 receiving spot than being a cut, though he'll probably have to fight off Robert Foster for looks in the offense, as Brown and Beasley seem set at two of the top three spots. In preparation for the coming season, Jones has reportedly added eight to 10 pounds of lean muscle mass to his upper body, which should help the 6-2, 200-pounder have a better chance of out-muscling defensive backs for the ball, which has at times been an issue for the 2017 second-rounder. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.78 million contract with the Bills in May of 2017.
Misses Tuesday's minicamp
WRBuffalo Bills
Undisclosed
June 11, 2019
Jones (undisclosed) was unable to participate during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp practice, Sal Capaccio of WGR550.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The Bills are taking it easy on a number of players during spring workouts, though Jones missed practice time last week as well. It's worth monitoring for a guy who isn't guaranteed the No. 1 receiving job and, with a poor summer, could fall all the way to fourth in the receiving group's pecking order.
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How do Zay Jones' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
77.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.32
 
% Team Air Yards
26.3%
 
% Team Targets
21.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
54.9%
 
Drop Rate
4.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.5
 
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2018 Zay Jones Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Zay Jones' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.01 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.79 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
133 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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172 days ago
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174 days ago
Chris Carson should run wild at home against the Cardinals, assuming that the Seahawks play their starters.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Jones had a disappointing rookie season in 2017. After leading the NCAA in receptions the previous year, he only hauled in 36.5 percent of his 74 targets in his first NFL campaign. There's still a high ceiling for Jones, but he didn't do much with his opportunities last year, and he'll have to move past the unusual off-field issues he went through during the offseason. He'll have a new quarterback and offensive coordinator, but he'll also have some tough competition for the No. 2 receiver job after the Bills traded for Corey Coleman in early August.
The Bills' second-round pick, Jones has an excellent chance for targets right out of the gate, especially with Anquan Boldin abruptly deciding to retire. Jordan Matthews is locked in as a contributor, but the depth chart is otherwise thin, leaving Jones as the likely No. 3 receiver. Jones could even push for the No. 1 outside role, as Matthews is best utilized out of the slot. While the Bills are a run-first team, they lack a designated third-down back or high-volume tight end. At 6-2, 201 with 4.45 40 speed, Jones is fast for a tall receiver and a strong route runner with good hands. He's not the home-run threat of the recently departed Sammy Watkins, but rather a more athletic (133-inch broad jump) possession complement than last year's version (Robert Woods). After notching 158 catches at East Carolina in 2016, Jones could make an immediate impact in a revamped receiving corps.
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Sidelined at minicamp
WRBuffalo Bills
Undisclosed
June 4, 2019
Jones did not participate in practice Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
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Bulking up
WRBuffalo Bills
May 20, 2019
Jones has added eight to 10 pounds of lean muscle mass to his upper body this offseason, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "I have been focusing on how I can maximize my frame and my body to be the best I can this year," said the third-year wideout. "I think it'll help in many aspects. My blocking, my play strength, endurance, stamina, prevention of injury. Nothing is guaranteed. Getting bigger and stronger doesn't guarantee anything, but it can only help you and give you a greater opportunity to be successful."
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No extra competition
WRBuffalo Bills
April 29, 2019
The Bills did not add a receiver during this weekend's draft with any of their eight picks, which could leave Jones in a starting role entering training camp, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.
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Suddenly facing competition
WRBuffalo Bills
March 13, 2019
Jones could be forced to compete for a starting role in 2019 after the Bills reached agreements on contracts this week with fellow wideouts John Brown and Cole Beasley, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
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Doubles rookie production in Year 2
WRBuffalo Bills
December 30, 2018
Jones caught six of nine targets for 93 yards in Sunday's 42-17 win over the Dolphins.
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