Zay Jones
Zay Jones
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Buffalo Bills
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.
Cleared after injury scare
WRBuffalo Bills
August 8, 2019
The Bills have cleared Jones (head) to return to Thursday's preseason game against the Colts.
ANALYSIS
Jones appears to have passed all concussion tests, but it'd be a surprise if the Bills risk another potential hit to the wideout's head in their exhibition opener.
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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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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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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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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Head injury in preseason opener
WRBuffalo Bills
Head
August 8, 2019
Jones had to leave Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts and is being evaluated for a head injury.
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Starter to begin camp
WRBuffalo Bills
July 26, 2019
Jones has worked with the starting unit almost exclusively the first two days of training camp, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.
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Practicing with starters
WRBuffalo Bills
July 25, 2019
Jones (undisclosed) is practicing with the Bills' first-team offense, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
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Gearing up for training camp
WRBuffalo Bills
Undisclosed
July 15, 2019
Jones (undisclosed) should be ready for the start of training camp Nate Mendelson of the Bills' official website reports.
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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.
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