WR Zay Jones - Buffalo Bills
|6-2, 201||Born: 3-30-1995||College: East Carolina||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2017|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Zay Jones's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs MIA (9 / 6 / 93 / 2 rec)
Zay Jones had a strong finish to the 2018 season. Jones established an early rapport with Josh Allen on a slant, and then was targeted on a slant that was thrown to his back shoulder. Jones did a great job to catch the ball and turn outside for a run after catch touchdown. He was targeted later on a deep crosser where he ran a crossing mesh concept and broke wide open on a blown coverage for a touchdown. Jones finished the season as a top 40 WR after a tumultuous rookie year and showed improved rapport with Josh Allen at the end of the season, setting up positive momentum for his third season.
2018 Week 16 vs NE (9 / 5 / 67 / 1 rec)
Zay Jones had a quiet first half before salvaging his game with multiple catches in garbage time. Jones has struggled to elevate his game after the trade of release of Kelvin Benjamin and the continued emergence of Robert Foster. Jones managed a deep touchdown when the game was all but over, on a busted coverage where two defenders ran into each other, which left Jones wide open in the end zone. Jones will face Miami next week.
2018 Week 15 vs DET (6 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Zay Jones struggled against Detroit managing only one catch on a curl route. Jones had the opportunity for a bigger day, with a deep target he was not able to catch in contested coverage and a drop on a post route. He also drew a defensive pass interference on an out and up along the sideline. Jones has struggled with drops in recent weeks after several weeks of strong play. He will look to rebound next week in New England.
2018 Week 14 vs NYJ (9 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Zay Jones had a rough day in the first game since Kelvin Benjamin was waived. Jones was targeted early on quick out routes but dropped a crossing route and a curl later in the game. He was also targeted in the end zone, but tightly covered and the ball was broken up by good coverage. Jones also had the opportunity on the Buffalo version of the Philly Special, throwing a high point ball to Josh Allen in the end zone that Allen could not haul in. Jones will look to bounce back next week against the Lions.
2018 Week 13 vs MIA (9 / 4 / 67 / 2 rec)
After a quiet game last week, Zay Jones had a career game against the Jets. Jones caught two touchdowns, one across the back of the end zone on a Josh Allen scramble and the other a contested dig route where Jones showed good strength, concentration, and effort to catch the ball and get into the end zone. Jones could have had an even bigger day, but Josh Allen threw the ball behind him on a post in the end zone, where he was wide open. Jones had a drop on a crossing route on a high ball, but the game was one of the better of his career. Allen is high variance and struggles in the chain moving role Jones had with Nathan Peterman, Derek Anderson, and Matt Barkley playing quarterback, so seeing him play deeper in the passing game is a good development for his role in the Allen led offense. Jones will look to continue his strong play next week against the Jets.
2018 Week 12 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Zay Jones recent stretch of strong play took a hit with the return of Josh Allen. Allen missed Jones badly on a third down crossing route on his only legitimate target. Jones was also in the vicinity of an end of the half Hail Mary attempt but was unable to reach the ball before it fell incomplete. He will look to rebound against Miami next week.
2018 Week 10 vs NYJ (11 / 8 / 93 / 1 rec)
Zay Jones had one of his best performances in his career against the Jets on Sunday. Jones found the end zone on a well-run post pattern from the slot. Jones has seen his role stabilize as a chain moving receiver in the slot in recent weeks. He was a frequent target on third down and worked well with Matt Barkley's ability to throw the ball in the short area of the field. Jones was able to get a big play of 33 yards on a short crossing route he turned up field to make a contested catch. Jones has a bye next week and will face Jacksonville in two weeks.
2018 Week 9 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 18 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Zay Jones had a quiet game against Chicago. His work was primarily in the short passing game and was targeted multiple times on third down, but managed little fantasy success. Jones was targeted in the red zone on a quick screen but was held out of the end zone.
2018 Week 7 vs IND (5 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Zay Jones had a quiet game on a day Buffalo's offense was not good. Jones was involved early in the game on a screen and had a good in the intermediate middle but was otherwise quiet. Jones has been more consistent this season than last, but the volume and quality of the targets remain low.
2018 Week 6 vs HOU (8 / 3 / 35 / 1 rec)
Zay Jones led the Bills in targets with 8 and scored the only Buffalo touchdown. Jones ran a double move with a hard fake to create room for a score in the back of the end zone, one of the few times this year where Jones has been used as a vertical threat. Jones was also used in a chain moving role, with multiple targets on third down, including a catch that set up a long field goal. Jones has been a much better player this year than last and has seen a consistent role in a possession receiver type role.
2018 Week 5 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Zay Jones was used early in the game to move the chains on third downs. Jones was motioned to get him free and was able to convert two third downs with runs after the catch along the perimeter. The volume was low in the game, but Jones has become the most dependable target for Josh Allen over the past two games.
2018 Week 4 vs GB (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Zay Jones had a quiet start to the game but had four catches in the fourth quarter, establishing what is the first rapport Josh Allen has showed with a receiver. Jones was running short and intermediate routes and getting open, albeit in garbage time. Jones could build on the performance next week if Kelvin Benjamin misses time.
2018 Week 3 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Zay Jones caught his only target, a dig route across the middle. Jones was off the field in favor of Robert Foster and Ray-Ray McCloud at times during the game.
2018 Week 2 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 63 / 0 rec)
After being heavily targeted in week one, Kelvin Benjamin was limited against the Chargers to only three targets but converted one on a post for a touchdown. Benjamin may a good catch on the play in tight coverage to haul in a Josh Allen fast ball. Benjamin was not targeted in the first half.
2018 Week 1 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Zay Jones led the Bills in receiving against the Ravens. Jones struggled with drops last year and was able to haul in a sliding catch that required high level of concentration, so there was positive to take from his performance.
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