Zay Jones

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

Zay Jones News

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


Ready to play Week 6

Jones (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: After sitting out Week 4 with the ankle injury, Jones returned to action for last week's loss to the Texans and recorded three catches for 12 yards on eight targets while playing 79 percent of the snaps on offense. The ankle injury is still seemingly nagging him -- he was a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday before being listed as questionable -- but not enough to keep him off the field. With fellow wideout Marvin Jones (hamstring) sitting out Week 6, expect Jones to once again take his typically high volume of snaps alongside starting receiver Christian Kirk.

Oct 16, 2022 8:48 AM EST


Optimism about return

The Jaguars are optimistic that Jones (ankle), who is officially questionable, will play Sunday against the Colts, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jones has been dealing with the ankle issue for a few weeks, missing Jacksonville's Week 4 game as a result before returning in Week 5. He logged three limited practices during the week, suggesting he has a reasonable chance of suiting up. With Marvin Jones (hamstring) already ruled out, Jones could see an increase in targets if he is able to play.

Oct 15, 2022 3:32 PM EST


Takes questionable tag into weekend

Jones (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: After sitting out the Jaguars' Week 4 loss to the Eagles on account of the injury, Jones returned to action for the team's loss to the Texans in Week 5, playing 79 percent of the snaps on offense while hauling in three of eight targets for 12 yards. Jones doesn't appear to have completely shaken the ankle issue, as he'll take a designation into the weekend after being a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday. Meanwhile, fellow wideout Marvin Jones (hamstring) is also listed as questionable, so Jacksonville's depth at the position could be tested if neither of the Joneses are able to suit up Sunday.

Oct 14, 2022 1:56 PM EST


Another limited practice

Jones (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: After being inactive in Week 4 due to an ankle issue, Jones was back in uniform for this past Sunday's loss to the Texans, en route to logging 60 snaps and catching three of his eight targets for 12 yards. After logging limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, Jones will probably have to practice fully Friday to avoid a Week 6 injury designation, but so far there's been nothing to suggest that he's suffered any setbacks that would put his availability for this weekend's game against the Colts in danger.

Oct 13, 2022 1:33 PM EST


Logs limited practice

Jones (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Jones, who was inactive in Week 4 due to an ankle issue, returned to action in this past Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Texans. In the process, the wideout was on the field for 60 of a possible 75 snaps on offense, while catching three of his eight targets for 12 yards. Given that there's been no reported setbacks with his ankle, Jones' limitations Wednesday were quite possibly simply a case of the team managing his practice reps ahead of Week 6 action.

Oct 12, 2022 2:21 PM EST


Quiet in loss to Texans

Jones secured three of eight targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 13-6 loss to Houston.

Analysis: Jones returned from a one-game absence due to an ankle issue and played 79 percent of offensive snaps, though he wasn't able to do much with his eight targets. Meanwhile, Marvin Jones put up a season-best seven catches for 104 yards on 11 targets, while usual top wideout Christian Kirk was held to one 11-yard catch on three looks. Jones' opportunities remain encouraging, as he's had 19 targets in his last two appearances, but it's been difficult for fantasy managers to predict which of Jacksonville's receivers will produce on a weekly basis.

Oct 10, 2022 8:18 AM EST


Returning from one-game absence

Jones (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans,

Analysis: As anticipated, Jones will return from a one-game absence after he turned in a trio of limited practices this week before taking a questionable designation into Sunday. Though the Jaguars could end up opting for a run-heavier game plan as home favorites against the winless Texans, Jones should still see a decent amount of volume as the No. 2 option in the passing game after Christian Kirk. Through his first three games, Jones averaged eight targets per contest.

Oct 9, 2022 8:48 AM EST


Expected to take on Texans

Jones (ankle) is expected to be active for Sunday's game against Houston, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jones' ankle issue kept him from suiting up Week 4, but Jacksonville's No. 2 wideout is expected to be back on the field Sunday. The wideout is coming off three limited practice sessions this week, and coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Jones is "fine." In any case, Jones' status will be made official 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

Oct 9, 2022 2:56 AM EST


Questionable for Sunday

Jones (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Texans.

Analysis: Jones popped up on the injury report last Thursday with an ankle issue, and while he initially was expected to play through it, he eventually was inactive Week 4 at Philadelphia. He was able to maintain limited showings in practice this week, and coach Doug Pederson noted Friday that Jones is "fine." Still, Jones' status won't be confirmed, one way or another, until 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

Oct 7, 2022 12:19 PM EST


Limited again in practice

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

Analysis: After sitting out the Week 4 loss to Philadelphia, Jones has now had his reps capped in both of Jacksonville's first two practice sessions of Week 5. According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, head coach Doug Pederson expressed optimism that Jones will be ready to play Sunday against the Texans, but the wideout will likely need to upgrade to full practice participation Friday to head into the weekend without an injury designation.

Oct 6, 2022 1:24 PM EST


Limited practice session Wednesday

Jones (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, coach Doug Pederson previously suggested that he thought Jones will "be ready to go" this weekend against the Texans, with the wideout's ability to practice Wednesday -- albeit in a limited fashion -- supporting that notion. In Jones' absence in this past Sunday's loss to the Eagles, Christian Kirk (two catches for 60 yards) and Jamal Agnew (four catches for 50 yards) paced the Jaguars' Week 4 pass-catching corps.

Oct 5, 2022 2:14 PM EST


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