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Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Date of Birth:  03/30/1995
Age:  27
Height  6'2"
Weight:   201
College:  East Carolina
Drafted:  2017 | Round 2 | Pick 37
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR


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Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

The Jaguars are signing Zay Jones.

Jones is reportedly getting a three-year deal worth up to $30 million ($24 million base number). Jacksonville continues to be the most aggressive team of the day, surrounding Trevor Lawrence with several upgrades on offense. After adding Jones and Christian Kirk today, Laviska Shenault or Marvin Jones Jr. might be on the move from the Jags at some point before the season.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

The Raiders are re-signing Zay Jones.

Jones knows Jon Gruden's offense and will at least fill a reserve receiver role this season, with the potential for more if he can win a bigger job this summer.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

The Raiders are acquiring Zay Jones for a fifth-round pick, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Oakland has been trying to upgrade their receiving corps after the Antonio Brown saga, and they're adding the former second-round pick of the Bills. At 3-2 after a huge win over the Bears in London, general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden are being aggressive to improve the roster in-season (they already acquired receiver/returner Trevor Davis from the Packers last month). Jones could work his way into a clear role as a starter after he learns his nw offense, but it'll likely take time. He's not a highly recommended waiver wire pickup yet.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones scores twice in win over the Dolphins.

Jones caught six passes for 93 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown and a 26-yard touchdown. The 2017 second-round pick enjoyed a miniature breakout after a disappointing rookie campaign, catching 56 passes for 652 yards (11.6 average) and seven touchdowns. Jones should enter 2019 as a clear starter in Buffalo, but his fantasy value will likely be dependent on the talent added around him this offseason. He might be a sell-high candidate in dynasty leagues.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones scores in Bills' loss.

Jones caught five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 loss to New England. The second-year receiver is up to five touchdowns this season, and to end the season he faces a Dolphins team he hit for two touchdowns a few weeks ago. Jones is in the Week 17 FLEX mix, but he offers a low floor in fantasy championship lineups.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones catches one pass in win over the Lions.

It went for 11 yards, as Jones was only able to bring in a single ball on six looks. The 2017 second-round pick had a couple strong games in the second half of the year, but he's struggled a bit since moving outside. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere to close out the season.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones catches three passes in Week 14.

Jones gained 22 yards on his three receptions against the Jets, and he also went 0/1 as a passer. Jones has had an up-and-down last few weeks, and he'll look to bounce back with a big game against the Lions next week. There should be stronger options for your lineup in the second week of the fantasy playoffs, though.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones scores twice in Bills' loss.

Jones caught four passes for 67 yards and a touchdown against the Dolphins. The first score was a 15-yarder where he did a good job of breaking off his route and making himself available in the back of the end zone by running with a scrambling Josh Allen. And the second was a 25-yarder, which he added a two-point conversion after. This was the best game of the second-year receiver's career to this point, and he'll look to build on it heading into the final quarter of the season.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones targeted once in Week 12 win.

He didn't record a catch. Jones had the best draw out of the wideouts for Buffalo, but besides a 75-yard score to Robert Foster, Josh Allen mostly did damage with his legs to lead his team to a victory. The 2017 second-round pick won't be a strong play next week against the Dolphins.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones has his best game as a pro in Bills' win.

Jones caught eight passes for 93 yards and a touchdown against the Jets, setting career-high marks in receptions and yardage by a good amount in the Week 10 victory. The score was on a nice catch in traffic in the end zone, and he nearly had another score when diving for the end zone, but it was fumbled and recovered by Jason Croom for a touchdown. The 2017 second-round pick isn't a recommended fantasy option based off this one game, but he's someone to keep an eye on moving forward after the Bills' bye.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones gets five touches against the Bears.

Jones caught four passes for 18 yards and added one carry for zero yards. It's difficult to trust any of Buffalo's pass-catchers in fantasy lineups right now.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones catches six passes against the Patriots.

Jones gained 55 yards on his six receptions in the Week 8 loss, as he was a reliable target for veteran quarterback Derek Anderson throughout the night. Jones appeared to be open on a deep ball off a play-action in the game, but Anderson was pressured and didn't have time to get it to him. The second-year receiver is not a recommended fantasy option right now.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones catches three passes in Week 7.

Jones gained 27 yards on his three receptions. The second-year receiver is not an advisable fantasy option at the moment.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones scores in loss to the Texans.

Jones caught three passes fro 35 yards and a touchdown, which gave Buffalo a 13-10 lead in the third quarter. Unfortunately, Nathan Peterman struggled after that connection in relief of Josh Allen (elbow), as he tossed two interceptions in the final two minutes to drop to 2-4. Jones has at least shown flashes this season, but he isn't a recommended fantasy option heading into a matchup with the Colts.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones caught three passes for 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Jones had a 57-yard reception in Week 2, but he's largely been quiet with no touchdowns and just 13 grabs for 164 yards on the year. Buffalo needs more out of the 2017 second-round pick, but he doesn't need to be owned in redraft formats, and his dynasty stock doesn't look promising. Jones won't be a recommended fantasy option against Houston next Sunday.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones gets team-high targets in Bills' loss.

Jones was targeted seven times against the Packers, gaining 38 yards on four receptions. The second-year receiver is on pace for 40 receptions for 576 yards through four games. He's not currently a recommended fantasy option.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones caught one pass in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

It went for 17 yards. Buffalo's second-year receiver doesn't need to be owned in 10- or 12-team leagues heading into a matchup with the Packers. He might need to wait until 2019 for a potential breakout with the hope that more weapons around Jones will allow him to thrive.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones catches 57-yard pass in Week 2 loss.

Jones was on the receiving end of a deep ball from Josh Allen, and he finished with two receptions for 63 yards. The second-year receiver doesn't need to be owned in 10- or 12-team leagues heading into a difficult matchup with the Vikings next Sunday.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones leads Bills in Week 1 receiving.

Jones caught three passes (six targets) for 26 yards against the Ravens. It's difficult to trust Jones in fantasy lineups until the offense shows a bit more.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones is now practicing.

After missing all of the offseason training and the start of training camp because of a knee procedure, the second-year receiver is back in the mix for the Bills. Jones' first practice of 2018 came on the same day Buffalo acquired 2016 first-round receiver Corey Coleman from the Browns, so there's now more competition in a room that has positions behind Kelvin Benjamin up for grabs. There's still a lot to be determined, but it's likely to be Benjamin, Coleman, and Jones (primarily in the slot) as the top three receivers for the Bills in 2018. Benjamin and Coleman are the preferred fantasy options of the group at the moment.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

The Bills placed Zay Jones on the non-football injury list.

The May knee surgery for Jones is keeping him off the field, but he can be taken off the NFI list as soon as he's medically cleared. Entering an important second season, hopefully Jones is healthy and on the field soon before he falls behind in the wide receiver competition for Buffalo.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones underwent knee surgery and will miss the rest of offseason training.

The second-year receiver is out for the spring, which isn't great as he was looking to develop chemistry with new quarterbacks Josh Allen and A.J. McCarron. Bills head coach Sean McDermott says the team isn't concerned the injury will jeopardy Jones' season "at this point," but it does sound like he could miss a lot of time during the preseason. With a thin depth chart at receiver, Buffalo might be forced to look at free agent receivers. Jeremy Maclin and Dez Bryant are among those still looking for a team.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

The felony vandalism charge against Zay Jones has been dropped.

Despite there being a video of the second-year Bills receiver naked and clearly not right, there was apparently not enough evidence to continue the case. Still, there might be reason to be concerned about Jones' mental health after the situation. Hopefully he'll put this behind him and is a big asset to the Bills on the field in 2018 and beyond.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones was arrested for felony vandalism.

The very bizarre situation was uncovered by TMZ and is in the link below, but it includes the Bills receiver being nude and allegedly breaking a window and glass door in a downtown L.A. apartment. TMZ says witnesses claim Jones' brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones, was trying to stop Zay from jumping out of a window on the 30th floor. Zay Jones is now getting medical treatment in the L.A. County Jail, and it seems his mental health is clearly an issue at the moment. Obviously, this is not good, and hopefully Jones ends up being OK.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones catches two passes in playoff loss.

The rookie receiver gained 20 yards on his two receptions against the Jaguars. Late in the game, Jones had what initially looked like a drop on a comeback route, but he was clearly interfered with and had his left arm held, but it was not called by the officials. The second-round selection will look to progress in his second season, but he's not an exciting 2018 fantasy pick at the moment.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones caught two passes for 25 yards in Sunday's win over Miami.

Buffalo's second-round pick didn't make a huge impact for the Bills with a 27/316/2 receiving line in 15 games, but perhaps he will come up big in the postseason. That won't be easy against the Jaguars next Sunday, though. Perhaps the rookie will use some of his hidden force powers in the playoffs.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones doesn't catch a pass against the Dolphins.

Jones is currently splitting time with teammate Deonte Thompson, and he hasn't caught a pass in the last two weeks. The rookie receiver shouldn't be owned outside of dynasty leagues right now.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones leads Bills in receiving on Sunday.

Unfortunately, it was only two receptions for 22 yards. The rookie will get an easier matchup with the Colts next week, but he isn't someone fantasy owners should rely on in Week 14.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones scores against the Chiefs.

Jones was targeted a team-high ten times by Tyrod Taylor, catching three passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 win. The touchdown was on a crossing route in the end zone that Jones caught while sliding and got his knee in bounds. Ten targets per game would lead to solid fantasy value for Jones, but don't expect the rookie receiver to get that many looks each week. There should be better options for your FLEX spot in Week 13.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones leads Bills in Week 11 receiving.

Jones was targeted seven times in the game, catching four passes for 68 yards. He was inactive in Week 10, but the rookie receiver now has over 50 yards in each of the last two games and might continue to be relied upon if Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out moving forward. He'll be a deep league FLEX option in Week 12 against Kansas City.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones (ankle) is a full participant in practice.

Barring a setback, the rookie receiver will return after missing Week 10 because of the ankle injury he suffered in a November 2nd Thursday night loss to the Jets. It's possible rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman getting inserted in the lineup will help Jones if he has great chemistry with Peterman, but he's not a recommended fantasy play right now.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Week 10.

The rookie receiver didn't practice all week isn't healed from his ankle injury in last Thursday's loss to the Jets. Consider Jones week-to-week for now, and he doesn't need to be on fantasy rosters at the moment.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones scores against the Jets.

Jones left the game with his hyperextended right knee and then appeared to have trouble with it after he returned, but overall he had six receptions (on seven targets) for 53 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown came on an in-breaking route in the second quarter, and he did a 'Star Wars' lightsaber celebration with teammate Andre Holmes after. The rookie receiver gets the Saints next, but Kelvin Benjamin will likely become the best fantasy receiver of the bunch in a run-heavy offense.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones returns to Thursday night game.

It was indeed a hyperextended knee for Jones, so he's back in there to start the second half. The rookie will look to continue making some big plays for Tyrod Taylor, as the Bills are down by three points.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones leaves game with apparent knee injury.

Jones was running a route late in the second quarter and appeared to hyperextend his right knee pretty badly. He appears to be pretty emotional, and he might know it's a bad injury; but hopefully it's just a hyperextension that looks bad. However, it doesn't look like the rookie receiver will be back in tonight's game. He caught all four targets for 40 yards and a touchdown before leaving, with the score coming on an in-breaking route in the end zone.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones gets five targets against the Raiders.

Jones caught three passes for 32 yards, with a long of 22 yards, in the Bills' win. This was Jones' best game as a pro so far, and he'll look to keep progressing as the season moves forward. He's just a dynasty league option, though.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's win over the Bucs.

Jones has just seven receptions for 83 yards on the season. He should be on the waiver wire in redraft leagues. Buffalo hosts Oakland next Sunday.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones catches one pass in Week 5.

Despite the rookie receiver getting six targets against the Bengals, he gained only nine yards on one reception. Jones has not topped 20 receiving yards in a game all season and he has only five receptions total. He's still a dynasty league option, but he's not doing enough to be a must-own in standard leagues right now.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones held to one catch in Week 4 win.

It went for 18 yards. The rookie has just four catches through the quarter-mark of the season. He can stay on the waiver wire in redraft leagues.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones caught two passes for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to Carolina.

Jones had a chance to make a big catch on fourth down as the Bills were trying to tie the game or take the lead, but he couldn't haul in a high-point pass from Tyrod Taylor. It was a difficult grab, but one Jones himself would probably say he needs to make. The rookie isn't a fantasy option against Denver in Week 3.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones catches one-of-four targets in first game.

The rookie receiver from ECU had a 21-yard reception in the game. He'll have better games moving forward as one of the top two receivers in Buffalo, and he's worth a roster spot in both standard and PPR leagues.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones caught three passes for 28 yards on Saturday night.

Jones was facing an elite Ravens defense and lost Tyrod Taylor early in the game due to concussion, so it wasn't a bad outing by the rookie. Buffalo's second-round pick has a good matchup with the Jets in Week 1 of the regular season, but he will be no more than a desperation option. He's worth a late-round flier.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones flashes in preseason loss to the Eagles.

Jones caught three passes for 42 yards, and showed why the Bills drafted him in the second round with a great catch on the sidelines between two defenders. The rookie will likely be the #1 option in the passing game early in the season after Jordan Matthews chipped his sternum, so he is worth considering in the double-digit rounds of fantasy drafts.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Bills rookie receiver Zay Jones will work "primarily" on the outside.

Head coach Sean McDermott said "He'll work inside as well at this point. But primarily you'll see him outside." Jones is a versatile guy that can play both inside and outside, but he'll be mostly on the outside as the current receiver group for the Bills includes Jordan Matthews and Anquan Boldin—both have been primary slot receivers recently. It sounds like Jones, Matthews, and Boldin will be the top three receivers for Buffalo.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Rookie receiver Zay Jones has been lining up all over the field so far.

The Bills cross train their guys to have the ability to play different receiver positions, which is smart so players know what they're doing if they have to step into a certain spot on offense. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison says the team is looking for someone that "steps up" opposite Sammy Watkins, so Jones' ability to play multiple positions should help him see the field for whatever role he ends up having. Jones, Andre Holmes, and Corey Davis are probably the three main players competing for the number two receiver role.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Bills rookie receiver Zay Jones is back and will fully participate in practice today.

Jones suffered a knee injury and was week-to-week, and it was unclear if he'd be back at any point during offseason training. It's a good sign he's back to 100% and can continue to acclimate to the offense as a rookie. Jones is battling with Andre Holmes and others for the number two receiver job opposite Sammy Watkins.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

Zay Jones is week-to-week with a sprained knee.

Jones sustained the injury on Tuesday in OTAs. Hopefully it's not too bad of a knee sprain, as Jones has an opportunity to win a starting job opposite Sammy Watkins this season.

Zay Jones | Jaguars WR

The Bills draft East Carolina receiver Zay Jones with the 37th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Jones is coming off a monster 158 catch, 1,746 yards, and eight touchdowns during his senior season at East Carolina. The Bills had inside information on Jones, as his receiver coach at East Carolina, Phil McGeoghan, is now the Bills receiver coach. After losing Robert Woods in free agency, the Bills are shallow at receiver opposite Sammy Watkins. Jones will have a chance to be a starter right away for the Bills.