Buffalo Bills
  • 6'2"
  • 200
  • 23
  • 2 years
  • East Carolina
  • 2017 R2 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 BUF 15 74 74 27 316 11.7 2 0 0 0 0 316 2 0 0 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/17/2018 12:51pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones will have to 'earn his way' and 'not necessarily go right to the top of the line' after a mostly disappointing rookie season, according to general manager Brandon Beane.

    Huddle Up: Jones dabbled with fantasy relevancy for a short while about midway through the season, but he caught only 27 of 74 targets. Thus, it's no surprise Beane is taking the stance he is. Still, if Jones shows more of the ability that made him a second-round pick out of East Carolina last year, he should be able to secure a starting spot ahead of the likes of Jeremy Curley, Rod Streater and Andre Holmes. Jones does not need to be drafted in most leagues.

  • Posted: 6/14/2018 9:32am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (shoulder, knee) could be healthy enough for training camp as head coach Sean McDermott said he has 'no reason not to believe' Jones won't be ready.

    Huddle Up: Double negatives aside, Buffalo's quarterback situation is far from trustworthy and their receiving corps is one of the worst in the NFL. LeSean McCoy is the only Bill worth starting on a week-to-week basis.

  • Posted: 5/24/2018 7:46am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee) had knee surgery Thursday, May 24, and will miss the remainder of the offseason program.

    Huddle Up: It has been an offseason to forget for Jones, but he still has WR5 clout.

  • Posted: 4/16/2018 12:19pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones is in a satisfactory position within the organization, according to head coach Sean McDermott. Both sides agreed they need to move on from Jones' off-field incident and subsequent arrest.

    Huddle Up: As of now it's unclear who will be throwing to Jones and who exactly he'll be competing with for targets. However, Buffalo arguably possesses the least talented wide receiver corps in all the NFL. That being said, Jones is worth a late-round flier at worst.

  • Posted: 3/22/2018 10:33pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones will not face charges regarding suspicion of felony vandalism stemming from an incident on Monday, March 19, as Los Angeles prosecutors declined the case due to 'insufficient evidence.'

    Huddle Up: This figures to save Jones from any discipline brought upon by the league, although with Roger Goodell, you never know. Either way, the 2017 second-round draft pick is coming off an unimpressive rookie campaign that saw him log just 27 catches for 316 yards and a pair of scores across 15 games. He appears to be the team's No. 2 wide-out going into next season, but really only looks like an option for deeper fantasy formats as of now.

  • Posted: 2/28/2018 2:39pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (shoulder) is on track for the start of offseason workouts, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

    Huddle Up: Jones had a disappointing rookie season and finished with only 316 yards and two touchdowns. He probably will be the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for the Bills in 2018 and could be a late-round pick in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/18/2018 6:47pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (shoulder) underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum on Tuesday, Jan. 16. According to a source, Jones' injury wasn't revealed until last week during a standard season-ending MRI examination.

    Huddle Up: This injury might explain the rookie's inconsistent freshman campaign, as Jones looked like a useful piece at times for the Bills, while during other portions of the year, he was virtually non-existent. With not much depth at the position in Buffalo, Jones will get another chance to break out in 2018, but he'll be entering next year as mostly a WR4.

  • Posted: 1/14/2018 9:03am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Jan. 16, to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder that he played with for the majority of the season, according to his father.

    Huddle Up: Jones finished the season with 316 yards and two touchdowns but has a solid chance to improve those numbers next season. He should be a top-three receiver for the Bills in 2018 and could be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 1/7/2018 1:55pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones caught two passes for 20 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: Jones was not a big factor in the passing game this season but likely will see a bigger role in the offense in 2018. He could be a late-round pick in some leagues.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 4:56pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones ended up with no receptions on two targets in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Jones looked to be turning a corner a few weeks ago, but he is back to being on the back burner in the Buffalo offense. He hasn't had a catch in two games and obviously isn't someone to bother with in fantasy football heading into Week 16.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 1:52pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones posted two catches for a team-high 22 yards in Week 13 against the New England Patriots. He was targeted seven times.

    Huddle Up: The Bills passing offense was awful, as Nathan Peterman was forced into action with Tyrod Taylor (knee) being carted off due to injury. None of the Buffalo receivers should be trusted for fantasy purposes heading into Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 2:34pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones caught three passes for 33 yards and one touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Jones has been more involved in the passing game over the last few weeks and has two touchdowns in his last three games. He probably will not be a great fantasy option next week but can be a flex option against favorable matchups.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 7:57pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones posted four receptions for a season-best 68 yards in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Jones, who missed the last game due to an ankle injury, has posted 121 receiving yards and a touchdown on 10 catches over the past two outings after totaling just 115 yards on 10 catches in his first seven contests. The rookie is finally starting to come around and live up to his potential, but he still can't be trusted as anything more than a WR4 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams right now.

  • Posted: 11/17/2017 2:48pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 17, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Jones likely will be at least the No. 3 receiver for the Bills because of the addition of Kelvin Benjamin but has worked with Nathan Peterman before. Owners may want to see how he performs this week before considering him a starting option.

  • Posted: 11/16/2017 12:48pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: Jones likely will serve as the No. 3 receiver for the Bills this week and could see a decent amount of targets since he has worked with Nathan Peterman before. Owners may want to see how Jones' chemistry with Peterman is before considering him a fantasy option.

  • Posted: 11/15/2017 5:28pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee) said he is optimistic about his availability for Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Jones should be in uniform in Week 11 unless he suffers a setback during the practice week. He has some chemistry with Nathan Peterman because of the preseason and they played on the same team during the Senior Bowl. Owners may want to see Jones play this week before considering him a fantasy option.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 4:43pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (leg) is considered day-to-day at this point, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

    Huddle Up: Owners should know more about Jones' status later in the week. He probably will be the No. 3 receiver for the Bills when he plays and probably can be benched against most opponents.

  • Posted: 11/10/2017 7:12am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (leg) has been ruled out for Week 10.

    Huddle Up: The Bills are subtracting Jones and likely adding Kelvin Benjamin this week. The New Orleans Saints have been a tough draw the last five weeks, and Benjamin is a WR3 option in fantasy.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 11:04am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (leg) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: It appears Jones could be a game-time decision for the Week 10 game, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. He is coming off his best game but has not posted big numbers this season and likely will lose some targets to Kelvin Benjamin. Owners probably can avoid Jones this week even if he plays.

  • Posted: 11/8/2017 6:26am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee) will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Jones will have Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews ahead of him, and though he had a 6-53-1 game last week, it's going to be hard to find enough targets for him to be more than an insurance WR5.

  • Posted: 11/6/2017 7:28am ET

    Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee) is day to day with a knee injury and will miss practice time, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

    Huddle Up: Jones had a decent game in Week 9, but Kelvin Benjamin's arrival will hurt his value. He's still worth owning as a WR4 or a WR5.

  • Posted: 11/3/2017 6:51pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (leg) is still being assessed after suffering a leg injury against the New York Jets in Week 9, head coach Sean McDermott said Friday, Nov. 3.

    Huddle Up: Jones was in and out of the game after suffering the injury, but he ended up having the best game of his young career. The addition of Kelvin Benjamin probably won't do any favors to the rookie's already shaky fantasy value, and Jones doesn't need to be owned outside of keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 9:40pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee) logged six receptions (on seven targets) for 53 yards and a touchdown in the team's loss to the New York Jets on Thursday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: Jones shook off a knee injury to have his best game statistically as a pro. The results were relatively modest, and it's unclear what the addition of Kelvin Benjamin means for Jones' role going forward, but at least it's a step in the right direction for a rookie that has been mostly disappointing thus far.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 7:09pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee) returned against the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: Jones avoided what looked like a serious injury, but he has little value outside of keeper formats now that Kelvin Benjamin has been added to the receiving corps.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 6:44pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee) was helped off the field by trainers after suffering a right knee injury against the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: Jones' knee bent awkwardly after his feet were tangled up with a defensive back. If he misses extended time, it should only help solidify new addition Kelvin Benjamin as the top target in the passing game.

  • Posted: 11/1/2017 3:08pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Jones likely will drop to the No. 3 receiver when Kelvin Benjamin joins the starting lineup, but he likely will start against the New York Jets. He has not been a big fantasy option this season and can be avoided in all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/31/2017 3:34pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: Jones had the best game of his rookie campaign last week, but now he'll have Kelvin Benjamin taking targets away from him too. Despite the promising Week 8 outing, Jones is a risky fantasy start.

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 3:16pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Monday, Oct. 30.

    Huddle Up: Jones has not made a big impact for the Bills this season and has posted only 10 receptions and 115 yards in seven games. He has value in keeper leagues but should be avoided in all standard leagues.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 2:46pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones posted three receptions for 32 yards on five targets in Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: The three grabs and 32 yards actually represent a season high, so perhaps Jones is trending in the right direction. Still, he has a ways to go before he can be trusted on a regular basis in most fantasy leagues. The Bills meet the Jets in Week 9 on Thursday night.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 6:34pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones posted one catch for nine yards on six targets in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Jones hasn't been able to fill the void since Jordan Matthews went down with a thumb injury. The rookie has a ton of talent, but he just doesn't look ready to contribute anytime soon.

  • Posted: 10/3/2017 12:05pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones is the team's top healthiest wide receiver heading into Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Jones has managed just four catches for 57 yards on 14 targets this season, but his workload is likely to see an increase with Jordan Matthews out for at least a month due to surgery on his thumb. The rookie should see significant snaps, but it's uncertain if it will translate into immediate fantasy value. Charles Clay and LeSean McCoy are still likely to see more targets than Jones or any other Bills receiver.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 4:29pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones picked up one catch for 18 yards on five targets in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Jones entered the season with a ton of potential, but he hasn't yet tapped into the potential as of yet. He is a solid long-term keeper option, but not worth using from week to week. The Bills meet the Bengals in Week 5, and Jones could be asked to do more if Jordan Matthews (thumb) is forced to miss time.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 2:59pm ET

    Buffalo Bills rookie WR Zay Jones was targeted twice in Week 3 against the Broncos but he was held without a catch.

    Huddle Up: The rookie entered the season with so much promise, and other than Jordan Matthews there isn't really anyone standing in his way from being a big part of the offense. However, Jones simply cannot be trusted right now outside of the very deepest of fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 3:46pm ET

    Buffalo Bills rookie WR Zay Jones hauled in two receptions for 18 yards and he was targeted six times in Week 2 at Carolina.

    Huddle Up: On the final play of the game, Jones had a chance to catch a game-winning touchdown but he hauled in the ball. He has a lot of potential, but so far he hasn't shown he can be trusted on a weekly basis in most fantasy formats. Week 3 will be another tough outing against the visiting Broncos.

  • Posted: 8/26/2017 7:10pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones was targeted eight times against the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason, finishing with three catches for 28 yards Saturday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: With Sammy Watkins out of the picture, Anquan Boldin's sudden retirement and Jordan Matthews' injury, Jones has a real shot at opening the year as Buffalo's top receiver. Consider grabbing the rookie when it comes time to find a WR3.

  • Posted: 8/13/2017 3:07pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones worked exclusively with the first-team offense during practice Sunday, Aug. 13.

    Huddle Up: Jones is expected to be a top-three receiver for the Bills this season and could be used as an outside receiver. He can be considered a No. 4 receiver in some fantasy leagues but will be more valuable in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 7/21/2017 9:19am ET

    Buffalo Bills second-round WR Zay Jones 'performed well in spring practices' and 'looked the part of a top-three wideout,' according to BuffaloBills.com contributing correspondent Jake Hamilton.

    Huddle Up: The Bills may very well may need Jones to be their top receiver for multiple games this year given Sammy Watkins' injury history. With that said, the rookie has some of the best hands of any receiver to come out of the draft in recent history and broke the FBS record for most receptions ever with 399 in his four-year career. Jones is a WR4 with WR3 upside, particularly if Watkins misses some games in 2017.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 NYJ 4 1 21 0
2 @CAR 6 2 18 0
3 DEN 2 0 0 0
4 @ATL 5 1 18 0
5 @CIN 6 1 9 0
7 TB 9 2 17 0
8 OAK 5 3 32 0
9 @NYJ 7 6 53 1
11 @LAC 7 4 68 0
12 @KC 10 3 33 1
13 NE 7 2 22 0
14 IND 0 0 0 0
15 MIA 2 0 0 0
16 @NE 1 0 0 0
17 @MIA 3 2 25 0
P1 @JAC 4 2 20 0

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