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Zay Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/30/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 2 (37) / BUF
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In an interview with WGR 550 Buffalo, Bills GM Brandon Beane said Zay Jones will have to "earn his way" following a disappointing rookie season in 2017.
"He’s not just going to necessarily go right to the top of the line," said Beane. "He’ll have to earn his way." The 23-year-old sat out OTAs while recovering from knee surgery, meaning he has yet to catch passes from newcomers A.J. McCarron and Josh Allen. Jones won't face much competition at receiver in Buffalo, but it will be hard for fantasy owners to trust him after hauling in just 41.5 percent of his targets last year. Jun 17 - 11:20 AM
Source: WGR 550

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Bills coach Sean McDermott said Zay Jones (knee surgery) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Jones underwent shoulder surgery in January, but the bigger concern is the knee procedure he needed last month. McDermott's confidence suggests that operation was just a scope. Coming off a dreadful rookie season, Jones could use a full training camp.
Jun 14 - 12:23 PM

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Zay Jones underwent knee surgery last week and will miss the rest of the offseason program.

Jones also underwent shoulder surgery in January. McDermott said the Bills are not worried the injury "will jeopardize his season," but it is yet another issue for a receiver coming off a dreadful rookie campaign. With Jones out, the Bills have Kelvin Benjamin and not much else at receiver.
May 24 - 10:45 AM

Coach Sean McDermott indicated the Bills have cleared the air with Zay Jones following his bizarre March arrest in Los Angeles.

After causing a bloody scene at his apartment complex, Jones was arrested for vandalism and an attempt to sue Jones was made by apartment ownership. The vandalism charges were dropped and the lawsuit was thrown out. The 37th overall pick in last year's draft, Jones logged a 27/316/2 receiving line as a rookie, averaging just 11.7 yards per reception with an abysmal 36.5 catch rate.
Apr 16 - 2:02 PM

Speaking Monday, Bills GM Brandon Beane said that last week's bizarre incident with Zay Jones will not affect his future with the team.

Vandalism charges against Jones have already been dropped, though it's unclear if he was seriously injured after reportedly putting his foot through a window. It could be a while before we get any more details on the incident. Recovering from shoulder surgery, we might not see Jones before training camp.
Mar 26 - 5:58 PM

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has dropped vandalism charges against Bills WR Zay Jones.

The charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. It's one less thing for Jones to worry about after Monday's bizarre, disturbing incident. Jones was released from the hospital on Wednesday. Recovering from shoulder surgery, it's unclear if Jones suffered any long-term damage after reportedly putting his foot through a window on Monday.
Source: ABC Buffalo
Mar 22 - 6:49 PM

Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles and charged with felony vandalism.

In a video obtained by TMZ Sports, Jones is seen nude and involved in a struggle with his brother, Vikings WR Cayleb Jones. Zay was yelling, "I'm going to fight for Jesus," and was allegedly trying to jump off of a 30th floor balcony in an L.A. hotel, smashing his foot through a window. The window and area around it was covered in blood from Zay's leg/foot. He's currently being held at USC medical center.
Source: TMZ Sports
Mar 20 - 9:19 PM

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.
Source: Bills Wire
Jan 14 - 12:03 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1A.J. McCarron
2Josh Allen
3Nathan Peterman
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Ivory
3Travaris Cadet
4Marcus Murphy
5Taiwan Jones
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Ivory
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Travaris Cadet
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Andre Holmes
3Malachi Dupre
4Kaelin Clay
5Austin Proehl
WR21Zay Jones
2Jeremy Kerley
3Rod Streater
4Ray-Ray McCloud
5Brandon Reilly
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
5Jason Croom
LT1Dion Dawkins
2De'Ondre Wesley
3Josh James
LG1Ryan Groy
2Wyatt Teller
C1Russell Bodine
2Adam Redmond
RG1Vlad Ducasse
2John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Marshall Newhouse
3Conor McDermott
K1Stephen Hauschka