Zay Jones

Zay Jones

26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Las Vegas Raiders
2021 Fantasy Outlook
During his first full season in the silver and black, Jones underwhelmed with just 14 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown to go along with two drops in 16 games. He doesn't contribute on special teams either, so the Raiders could seek additional upside elsewhere if Jones struggles at all in training camp. Regardless of job security, Jones probably wouldn't sniff fantasy relevance behind a healthy wide receiver quartet of Henry Ruggs, John Brown, Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2021.
Three catches against Washington
WRLas Vegas Raiders
December 5, 2021
Jones caught three of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 17-15 loss to Washington.
ANALYSIS
He and Bryan Edwards put up nearly identical numbers, but both took a back seat to another 100-yard performance by Hunter Renfrow. Jones has seen an uptick in volume the last two weeks, posting an 8-80-0 line on 12 targets as the Raiders scramble to plug the holes in their passing game, and his new role gives him some modest upside in Week 14 against Kansas City.
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How do Zay Jones' 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
45.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.62
 
% Team Air Yards
14.6%
 
% Team Targets
6.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
18.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.4
 
% Targeted On Route
0.5%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.05
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
Las Vegas RaidersRaiders 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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58953%
13253%
48244%
14157%
33630%
13354%
31529%
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888%
7932%
363%
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21%
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Overall QB Rating Against
77.8
 
Cornerbacks
72.3
 
Safeties
79.3
 
Linebackers
93.5
 
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Zay Jones
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Yesterday
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5 days ago
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Corner Report: Week 13
5 days ago
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Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter
8 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Raiders' receiving corps became quite crowded in a heartbeat this offseason as the team added rookies Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Lynn Bowden within the first 100 overall picks of the draft, while also adding 2015 first-rounder Nelson Agholor in free agency. Jones is immediately pushed down to at least No. 6 on the WR depth chart, coming off a 10-game campaign with the Raiders in which he caught just 20 passes for 147 yards despite logging 466 offensive snaps.
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.
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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Seven targets in overtime win
WRLas Vegas Raiders
November 30, 2021
Jones caught five of seven targets for 59 yards in the Raiders' 36-33 overtime victory over Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.
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Targeted twice Sunday
WRLas Vegas Raiders
November 23, 2021
Jones caught one of two targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 32-13 loss to the Bengals.
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Posts another one-catch performance
WRLas Vegas Raiders
November 16, 2021
Jones caught one of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 41-14 loss to Kansas City.
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Held to one catch
WRLas Vegas Raiders
November 7, 2021
Jones recorded one reception on four targets or 20 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Giants.
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Steps into starting role
WRLas Vegas Raiders
November 4, 2021
The Raiders list Jones as a starting receiver along with Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow on the team's updated Week 9 depth chart, Case Keefer of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
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