Zay Jones

Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #11
Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #11

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Quiet showing Week 18

Jones caught four of six targets for 21 yards during Saturday's 20-16 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Jones had a slow finish to the regular season with just eight receptions for 59 yards across the past three games. Still, it was successful first year in Jacksonville for the 27-year-old, and he closed the regular season with career highs in receptions (82) and receiving yards (823). He should continue to work as the Jags' No. 2 wideout for the playoffs.

Jan 9, 2023 3:39 PM EST

Slow day in blowout victory

Jones caught three passes for 24 yards on five targets against Houston on Sunday.

Analysis: It was Marvin Jones who saw the most opportunity Sunday (six catches on seven targets), but given that it was a 31-3 blowout in a meaningless contest it's difficult to make any grand conclusions based on the game's numbers. Zay will likely be counted on for more when the Jaguars attempt to take down Tennessee for the AFC South title in Week 18.

Jan 1, 2023 2:08 PM EST

Major downturn in Week 16 win

Jones secured one of four targets for 14 yards and rushed once for minus-3 yards in the Jaguars' 19-3 win over the Jets on Thursday night.

Analysis: Jones' numbers were a major disappointment for fantasy managers counting on him to put together a successful encore to his three-touchdown breakout just four days prior against the Cowboys. However, Trevor Lawrence focused heaviest on tight end Evan Engram in what is typically a thorny matchup for wideouts, and he distributed his passes to eight players overall. Jones' catch total was a season low, so he'll have plenty of room for improvement in a Week 17 road matchup against the Texans a week from Sunday.

Dec 22, 2022 9:11 PM EST

Erupts for three touchdowns

Jones recorded six receptions on eight targets for 109 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 40-34 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Jones entered the game with two touchdowns across 12 games this season, though he more than doubled that total with his effort Sunday. He found the end zone from five, 59 and three yards away -- with his final score coming at a crucial time in the fourth quarter. Jones has clearly established himself as a key part of the suddenly potent Jaguars' offense, as he has at least seven targets in each of his last five games. His results have been a bit more inconsistent in that same span, though he's topped 65 yards on four occasions.

Dec 18, 2022 3:13 PM EST

Records second touchdown

Jones recorded eight receptions on 12 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-22 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Jones earned double-digit targets for the third time in his last four games, and he has topped 65 yards on three occasions in that span as well. His performance against Tennessee was highlighted by a 20-yard touchdown reception with just 11 seconds remaining in the first half. Jones otherwise worked in his more typical underneath role, though Trevor Lawrence has regularly looked in his direction of late.

Dec 11, 2022 6:33 PM EST

Ready for Sunday

Jones (chest) is officially active for Sunday's game at Tennessee.

Analysis: Jones received the questionable tag after he was a limited participant at practice all week, but he's been cleared to take the field for Sunday's divisional contest. The 27-year-old caught only two of seven targets for 16 yards Week 13 in Detroit, which ended a three-game stretch during which he had at least five catches and 40 receiving yards.

Dec 11, 2022 8:45 AM EST

Questionable after limited practice

Jones (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Jones played through this chest injury in Jacksonville's previous game, though he caught only two of seven targets for 16 yards as the Jaguars were blown out by the Lions. After a trio of limited practice sessions, Jones seems more likely than not to suit up against a beatable Titans secondary, even if he still isn't 100 percent healthy.

Dec 9, 2022 12:17 PM EST

Reps capped Thursday

Jones (chest) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Though Jones' reps are being capped for the second day in a row, head coach Doug Pederson hasn't suggested that the chest injury is anything that seriously threatens the receiver's availability for Sunday's game against the Titans. Jones was listed as questionable with the same chest issue ahead of the Jaguars' Week 13 game against the Lions, but he proceeded to suit up and finished with two catches for 16 yards on seven targets over his 45 snaps on offense in the 40-14 loss.

Dec 8, 2022 1:06 PM EST

Listed as limited Wednesday

Jones (chest) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Jones was limited at practice last week as well by a chest issue before being deemed questionable for this past Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Lions. The wideout ended up suiting up for the contest and caught two of his seven targets for 16 yards while seeing action on 46 of the Jaguars' 56 snaps on offense. With no reported setbacks versus Detroit, it's possible that Jones' listed limitations Wednesday were simply a case of his practice reps being managed ahead of this weekend's game against the Titans.

Dec 7, 2022 12:39 PM EST

Disappoints with two grabs

Jones brought in two of seven targets for 16 yards in the Jaguars' 40-14 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Fresh off a prolific 11-catch, 145-yard performance against the Ravens in Week 12, Jones significantly disappointed in what was believed to be a favorable game environment coming in. Jones still tied for the second-most targets on the afternoon for the Jaguars, however, which is certainly important when evaluating his overall fantasy outlook beyond just Sunday's game. Jones' first opportunity to bounce back comes in a Week 14 road divisional clash against the Titans.

Dec 4, 2022 4:11 PM EST

Cleared for Week 13

Jones (chest) is officially active for Sunday's game at Detroit.

Analysis: Jones was limited at practice all week due to the chest issue but will play Sunday after he was considered questionable. The 27-year-old is coming off the best game of his career with 11 catches for 145 yards versus Baltimore in Week 12, and he could be in line for another productive game Sunday against Detroit's 29th-ranked pass defense.

Dec 4, 2022 8:47 AM EST

Questionable for Week 13

Jones (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Detroit.

Analysis: In the wake of his 11-145-0 outburst on 14 targets this past Sunday versus the Ravens, Jones has been dealing with a chest injury that left him limited at all three Week 13 practices. He'll thus carry a designation into the weekend, but Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff means there will be clarity surrounding his status before the early slate of games begins. If Jones is able to suit up, another productive performance could be in store against the Lions' 29th-ranked pass defense (259.9 yards per game).

Dec 2, 2022 12:26 PM EST

Stays limited in practice

Jones (chest) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Jones has had his reps capped in both of the Jaguars' first two Week 13 practices, but head coach Doug Pederson hasn't provided any indication that the receiver's status for Sunday's game in Detroit is in any jeopardy. The wideout delivered his best outing of the season in the Jaguars' come-from-behind win over the Ravens last weekend, finishing with 11 catches for 145 yards on 14 targets.

Dec 1, 2022 11:51 AM EST

Limited with chest injury

Jones was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a chest injury, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: His ability to practice at all puts Jones on track to play this Sunday in Detroit, coming off a career-best performance with 11 catches for 145 yards and a game-winning two-point conversion against the Ravens. While a repeat isn't likely, Jones does have four games with double-digit targets this season and will be playing in a dome against a shaky defense this weekend, assuming the chest injury isn't serious.

Nov 30, 2022 1:10 PM EST

Erupts against Ravens

Jones recorded 11 receptions on 14 targets for 145 yards in Sunday's 28-27 win over Baltimore.

Analysis: Jones set a career-high in yardage in a single game with Sunday's performance, powered by three receptions of 20 yards or more. He's now seen double-digit targets in consecutive games and in three of his last five matchups, though he had previously failed to top 68 receiving yards in that span. It's likely that Jones will revert to a more underneath role moving forward, though he has established himself as a key part of the Jaguars' offense.

Nov 27, 2022 6:32 PM EST

Busy day in loss

Jones brought in eight of 10 targets for 68 yards in the Jaguars' 27-17 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Jones checked in second across the board to Christian Kirk in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon for the Jaguars. The veteran possession receiver has been a trusted target of Trevor Lawrence's all season, now having logged double-digit looks on three occasions and at least eight in five games overall. Jones' fantasy value is capped somewhat by his short-area role, but he'll continue to offer plenty of PPR value in a Week 12 home matchup against the Ravens following the Week 11 bye.

Nov 13, 2022 3:42 PM EST

Catches all five targets

Jones recorded five receptions on five targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Jones remained in his typical role behind Christian Kirk in priority for targets. However, he made the most of his opportunities, and the highlight of his day came on a 22-yard reception early in the second quarter to push the Jaguars into Raiders' territory. Jones hasn't been spectacular this season, but he does have at least 40 receiving yards in five of his seven games.

Nov 6, 2022 8:39 PM EST

Three catches in loss

Jones caught all three of his targets for 28 yards and rushed once for seven yards during Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Broncos in London.

Analysis: Jones finished tied for third in receptions and third in receiving yards Sunday, but QB Trevor Lawrence struggled with only 133 yards through the air. Christian Kirk remains the top option in the passing game with Jones serving as the No. 2 wideout, but Lawrence's inconsistency leaves Jones as an unreliable option for fantasy managers.

Oct 30, 2022 1:58 PM EST

Ties for team lead in targets

Jones caught four of 10 targets for 54 yards and had one carry for 14 yards during Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: The 27-year-old tied for the team lead in targets but finished fourth in yardage as QB Trevor Lawrence completed only 51 percent of his passes. Jones has at least three receptions in all six games he's played in this season, and in total this year he has 31 catches for 281 yards and one touchdown.

Oct 24, 2022 10:49 AM EST

Team-high totals in loss

Jones (ankle) brought in all five targets for 42 yards in the Jaguars' 34-27 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: Jones was able to play through his ankle injury for the second straight week and ended up leading the team in receptions and receiving yards. The veteran continued to operate in his trademark short-area role, and Jones' next opportunity to build on his solid start to the season in a Week 7 home matchup versus the Giants.

Oct 16, 2022 3:55 PM EST

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