Zay Jones
Zay Jones
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Buffalo Bills
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.78 million contract with the Bills in May of 2017.
Missing chance to shine
WRBuffalo Bills
December 16, 2018
Jones caught just one of six targets for 11 yards during Sunday's win over the Lions.
ANALYSIS
Jones had a huge 4/67/2 line in Week 13, and with Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes being let go shortly thereafter, it was thought this was Jones' receiving corps to rule. The team has tried to get him the ball with 15 targets one the subsequent two games, but he has just four catches for 33 yards to show for it, and isn't doing a good job out-muscling his opponent for the ball. We'll see if he can finish strong, but with a rookie quarterback not known for his accuracy, Jones is a hit-or-miss option the last two weeks of the season, which consist of division matchups against the Patriots and Dolphins.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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
71.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.23
 
% Team Air Yards
24.2%
 
% Team Targets
20.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
54.8%
 
Drop Rate
6.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.1
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Buffalo BillsBills 2018 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

822
256
512
66
329
198
282
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169
162
117
9
106
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69
44
0
27
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Patriots pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Patriots
Sunday, Dec 23rd at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.8
 
Cornerbacks
80.9
 
Safeties
96.5
 
Linebackers
85.4
 
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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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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Production limited by drops
WRBuffalo Bills
December 9, 2018
Jones caught three of nine targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets.
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Clear-cut lead wideout role
WRBuffalo Bills
December 5, 2018
Jones should serve as the Bills' clear No. 1 receiver the rest of the season after the team released Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes on Tuesday, The Buffalo News reports.
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Thrives in narrow road loss
WRBuffalo Bills
December 2, 2018
Jones brought in four of nine targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' 21-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
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Targeted just once in win
WRBuffalo Bills
November 25, 2018
Jones was unable to gather his only target during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Jaguars.
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Enjoys best game this season
WRBuffalo Bills
November 11, 2018
Jones caught eight of 11 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets.
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