College: East Carolina | 2 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 3/30/1995
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Jones took a step forward in year two, about doubling his rookie season numbers. He had 56 receptions for 652 yards and seven touchdowns in an offense that struggled to throw the ball. Jones played his best ball down the stretch, having 60-plus yards and at least a touchdown three of his last five games. He should be a top-three receiver for the Bills this year. Jones is a big kid with plus hands that catches nearly everything thrown his way. He isn't afraid to make the tough catch and his athleticism allows him to make catches others can't. He does lack a little strength and remains a bit raw, so expect some more inconsistencies this season.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Jones is trending up but still isn't a huge fantasy threat just yet. He can improve on last year but that still makes him more of a No. 3 for fantasy teams. He can get around 70 receptions for 900 yards and six or seven touchdowns.
With almost no competition in the wide receiver room last year, sophomore Zay Jones became the top dog in the Bills' modest passing attack, posting a 56-652-7 line over 16 games. While it was encouraging to see Jones break out to some degree, with the additions of Cole Beasley and John Brown (and potentially rookie tight end Dawson Knox) Jones may find it more difficult to match his numbers from last season. Beasley will occupy the slot and Brown will act as the primary deep threat, and with Buffalo's run-heavy offense it will be difficult for Jones to get enough targets to make a significant fantasy impact. Jones claims that he is "bigger and stronger" this year, so it's possible he could act as the primary end zone threat to salvage some weekly flex value.
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones added eight to 10 pounds of lean muscle mass to his upper body in the offseason. He's also fully healthy and a full participant in offseason workouts and practices. Jones led the team in catches (56), receiving touchdowns (seven) and receiving yards (652) last year after a disappointing rookie season in 2017. Five of his scores came in the last five games as he developed more chemistry with rookie quarterback Josh Allen. Jones excelled more in zone coverage last year, but his added strength should help him in man-to-man matchups. The additions of Cole Beasley and John Brown could both help and hurt Jones as he attempts to improve on his 2018 numbers.
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones has the ability to be a slot receiver and played the position during his college career, in the opinion of BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.
Fantasy Spin: Jones is coming off a decent season with 652 yards and seven touchdowns. He likely will be a top-three receiver for the Bills next season and could be a late-round option in fantasy leagues.
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones had five of his seven touchdowns over the final five games of 2018, and he topped 60 yards three times in that span after topping 60 yards just twice through the first 11 games.
Fantasy Spin: After a rough rookie year, Jones showed signs of life in his sophomore campaign. Buffalo has been searching for a No. 1 option in the passing game, and Jones could have a chance to fill that role in 2019. Keep him in mind as a fantasy sleeper for next season.
Buffalo's WR Zay Jones scored 27.30 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 17 win against the Dolphins. Jones caught six passes for 93 yards with two touchdowns.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones was once again terrific against the Dolphins, pulling down six of nine targets for 93 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's victory over Miami. It was the fourth time that he compiled at least five receptions in his last nine outings. He feasted on the Dolphins this year, accumulating 10 receptions for 160 yards along with four touchdowns of his year's total of 56 catches, 652 receiving yards, and seven scores. The second-year receiver showed significant improvement over his disappointing rookie season and will likely be the Bills' No. 1 receiver next year even if the team improves their receiving corps overall.
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones finished with six receptions, 93 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets in the Week 17 game against the Miami Dolphins. He ended up with five touchdowns over his final five outings.
Fantasy Spin: Jones took a big step forward in Year No. 2, finishing with 56 catches, 652 yards and seven scores. He could enter 2019 as quite the fantasy sleeper, especially as he builds more rapport with QB Josh Allen during the offseason.