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Zay Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/30/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 2 (37) / BUF
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Zay Jones will undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday.
The news was announced by Jones' father, former NFL linebacker Robert Jones. According to his father, the second-round rookie played most of the season with a torn labrum. That may explain why Jones caught just 27-of-74 targets while earning PFF's No. 107 grade among wide receivers. Jones should be healthier in 2018, though he'll be working under a new offensive coordinator and may have a new quarterback as well. Jan 14 - 12:03 PM
Source: Bills Wire

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Zay Jones caught 2-of-4 targets for 20 yards in the Bills' Wild Card loss to the Jaguars.

One of Jones' missed connections was an awful third down drop. The game was in many ways a microcosm of Jones' disappointing rookie season. The No. 37 overall pick was wildly inefficient, catching just 27-of-74 targets. He briefly appeared to be getting on track in early November, but a (minor) Week 9 knee injury immediately derailed his progress. Jones is still only 23 (in March) but will have everything to prove in 2018. He would be helped by improved talent around him.
Jan 7 - 4:38 PM

Zay Jones reeled in two-of-three targets for 25 yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Even with little competition in the Bills’ receiving corps, Jones has managed a grand total of two catches over his last four games. The second-round rookie caught just 27-of-74 targets for 316 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season. He also committed a team-high five drops while earning PFF’s No. 112 grade out of 118 qualifiers at wide receiver. Jones won't be a fantasy consideration for next week's playoff opener against the Jaguars.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:46:00 PM

Zay Jones was held without a catch in Week 15 against Miami.

He had just two targets. It's the second straight week Jones has went catchless. Jones was demoted to the No. 3 role behind Kelvin Benjamin and Deonte Thompson. He's just a dynasty stash.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Zay Jones has been demoted behind Deonte Thompson.

Bills OC Rick Dennison said the pair will split time based on the game plan. Thompson had the advantage for Sunday's game against the Colts. It's a moot point if Kelvin Benjamin (knee) misses Week 15, but confirmation the Bills are still waiting for something more from their rookie second-rounder. Jones is off the re-draft radar.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Zay Jones was held without a catch in Week 14 against the Colts.

He wasn't even targeted. Weather conditions played a role, but it's another bad game from Jones after getting held to two catches last week. With Kelvin Benjamin (knee) suffering a setback, Jones could be Buffalo's No. 1 receiver in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:24:00 PM

Zay Jones caught 2-of-7 targets for 22 yards in the Bills' Week 13 loss to the Patriots.

After seeming to come alive a bit in late October/early November, Jones has returned to his inefficient ways, catching just 5-of-15 targets over the past two weeks. Perhaps Nathan Peterman under center will improve Jones' fortunes. He'll have some low-end WR4 appeal against the Colts' awful defense in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Zay Jones caught 3-of-10 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Chiefs.

It wasn't the most effective game, but there were a lot of positives. Jones was the No. 1 option with Kelvin Benjamin sidelined and Jordan Matthews less than 100 percent. He's been trending up with at least 50 yards or a touchdown in three straight weeks. Jones will see his target share drop if Benjamin returns in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Zay Jones caught 4-of-7 targets for 68 yards in the Bills' Week 11 loss to the Chargers.

Jones was the default No. 1 receiver after Jordan Matthews (knee) was inactive and Kelvin Benjamin injured his knee on the opening drive. Jones will be on the WR4 map next week against the Chiefs if Benjamin and Matthews can't play. It'll likely be Tyrod Taylor back under center for that one next Sunday.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Zay Jones (knee) wasn't listed on the Bills' final injury report for Week 11 against the Chargers.

He's good to go after getting in a full week of practice. Jones was having his best game of the season before he hurt his knee against the Jets in Week 9. He doesn't carry much fantasy appeal now that Kelvin Benjamin has taken over the lead role in Buffalo's receiving corps. Having Nathan Peterman under center this week won't help matters.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 02:27:00 PM

Zay Jones (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

It is his second practice in a row, putting him on track to return this week against the Chargers. Jones had his best game as a pro in Week 9, but he is someone to avoid with Kelvin Benjamin taking over No. 1 duties.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 12:54:00 PM

Zay Jones (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

He missed last week after having his best game as a pro in Week 9 against the Jets with a 6-53-1 line. With Kelvin Benjamin at the X, Jordan Matthews in the slot, and both LeSean McCoy and Charles Clay healthy, Jones will be fighting for scraps as the Z receiver with Nathan Peterman at QB.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Zay Jones (knee) is out for Week 10 against the Saints.

LT Cordy Glenn (foot, ankle) is also out for Sunday. Jones was able to play through the issue last Thursday, running on pure adrenaline, but he hasn't practiced at all this week. Kelvin Benjamin will man the X spot, while Andre Holmes, Deonte Thompson, and Jordan Matthews figure out the rest.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Zay Jones (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Jones was able to fight through the injury during last week's game, but it looks like it will force him to sit this week. It is a disappointment after Jones had easily his best game as a pro last Thursday.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 11:56:00 AM

Zay Jones (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Jones hurt his knee midway through last Thursday night's loss to the Jets but was able to return and have easily his best game as a pro, posting a 6-53-1 line. With Jones trending toward out, Deonte Thompson may continue to have a role. Kelvin Benjamin is also expected to make his debut this week.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 09:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Nathan Peterman
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
3Aaron Green
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Andre Holmes
3Malachi Dupre
WR21Zay Jones
2Rod Streater
3Brandon Reilly
4Quan Bray
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
5Jason Croom
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Dion Dawkins
3De'Ondre Wesley
LG1Richie Incognito
2Josh James
3Adam Redmond
C1Ryan Groy
RG1Vlad Ducasse
2John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Conor McDermott
K1Stephen Hauschka