Zay Jones

Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #11
Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #11

Zay Jones News

Makes six-yard grab in loss

Jones caught one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Jones hauled in a pass for a third straight week, but fellow receivers Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow all logged 50-plus offensive snaps apiece, while Jones saw his snap share dip below 20 percent again. Expect a similar lack of involvement for Jones in Week 6 against the Broncos.

Oct 11, 2021 8:10 AM EST

Logs eight offensive snaps

Jones caught his only target for five yards in Monday's 28-14 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Jones played less than 10 offensive snaps for the first time this season, but he's now recorded at least one reception in three of four games. His role in the Raiders' offense figures to remain limited against the Bears in Week 5.

Oct 5, 2021 8:49 AM EST

Contributes one catch in win

Jones caught his lone target for 15 yards in Sunday's 31-28 overtime win against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Jones continues to out-snap No. 5 receiver Willie Snead, but the former has drawn just three total targets from quarterback Derek Carr through three games. Expect a similar role for Jones in Week 4 against the Chargers as Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow remain healthy.

Sep 28, 2021 7:01 AM EST

Catches game-winning touchdown

Jones caught two passes for 46 yards, including the game-winning 31-yard touchdown in overtime, during Monday's 33-27 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Jones caught both of his targets and finished fifth on the Raiders in receiving yards as Derek Carr threw for 435 yards on Monday Night Football. While the 26-year-old finished fifth in yards, he was tied with Josh Jacobs for the least amount of targets. Jones' fantasy value remains limited for the 2021 campaign.

Sep 14, 2021 9:48 AM EST

Staying with Las Vegas

The Raiders re-signed Jones on Thursday, Myles Simmons of NBC Pro Football Talk reports.

Analysis: Jones appeared to be on the verge of a potential breakout season after compiling 56 receptions for 652 yards and seven touchdowns for the Bills in 2018. The past two seasons have been underwhelming, however. In a combined 31 games for the Bills (five) and Raiders (26) since the start of 2019, the former East Carolina standout has yielded only 41 catches for 270 yards and one TD. Jones slots in as a depth option within the receiving corps, as Henry Ruggs (concussion), John Brown and Hunter Renfrow appear to be the clear No. 1, 2 and 3 wideouts.

Mar 18, 2021 5:00 PM EST

Tallies 14 total receptions

Jones caught one of two targets for 37 yards during the Raiders' Week 17 finale, finishing up his 2020 campaign with 14 catches (on 19 targets) for 154 yards and one touchdown in 16 games.

Analysis: Jones never got too involved in the Raiders' aerial attack during his second season with the team, despite fellow receiver Tyrell Williams (shoulder) spending the year on injured reserve while rookie Henry Ruggs (concussion) also missed multiple contests. Jones is now slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2021, though the Raiders will be more focused on re-signing Nelson Agholor.

Jan 10, 2021 11:01 AM EST

Limited to six snaps Saturday

Jones was not targeted in Saturday's 26-25 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Jones saw his involvement in the Raiders' offense evaporate with fellow receiver Henry Ruggs returning from his one-week absence on the reserve/COVID list. Jones finished the contest with a single-digit snap count and his irrelevance in most fantasy formats should continue Week 17 against the Broncos.

Dec 28, 2020 7:47 AM EST

Logs 53 snaps in elevated role

Jones caught one of two targets for nine yards in Thursday's 30-27 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Jones' nine-yard reception came in overtime as the Raiders eventually ended their 6:42 drive with a 23-yard field goal. Despite logging 53 offensive snaps with fellow receiver Henry Ruggs sidelined on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jones' minuscule target share continued as the Raiders also rushed 41 times. Hunter Renfrow has entered the league's concussion protocol, however, so Jones could be in line for more work again in Week 16 against the Dolphins.

Dec 21, 2020 6:38 AM EST

No catches Week 13

Jones failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.

Analysis: The 25-year-old's only target came during the third quarter as he played seven offensive snaps. Nelson Agholor, Henry Ruggs and Hunter Renfrow are clearly established as the Raiders' three top wideouts, and Bryan Edwards is also ahead of Jones on the depth chart.

Dec 8, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Hauls in one pass Sunday

Jones caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 43-6 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Jones has been dealt one target in three consecutive games, but even a blowout defeat failed to boost his involvement in the Raiders' offense. A road matchup against the winless Jets awaits, but Jones' competition for playing time remains healthy.

Nov 30, 2020 10:31 PM EST

Notches 18-yard reception in loss

Jones caught his only target for 18 yards in Sunday's 35-31 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Jones remains at the bottom of the pecking order at wide receiver for the Raiders as he matched his season low of five offensive snaps on Sunday Night Football. If he's able to earn more playing time in Week 12, a favorable matchup against the Falcons awaits.

Nov 23, 2020 6:25 AM EST

Adds one reception in win

Jones caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 37-12 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Jones has now logged 10 or less offensive snaps in four consecutive games since the Raiders' Week 6 bye. Fellow receiver Bryan Edwards' recent return from injury doesn't help Jones' case for playing time moving forward, while starters Nelson Agholor, Henry Ruggs and Hunter Renfrow remain at full strength as well.

Nov 17, 2020 4:53 AM EST

Another targetless outing

Jones wasn't targeted in Sunday's 16-6 win over the Browns.

Analysis: On a windy day in Cleveland, Derek Carr attempted just 24 passes, his first game this season with fewer than 40 passing attempts. He still managed to disperse the ball to nine different players, but Jones was left out of the mix and played just 10 offensive snaps. Jones is clearly just a depth wideout at this point, and his role could diminish further once rookie third-rounder Bryan Edwards (ankle) is back in the fold.

Nov 3, 2020 11:48 AM EST

Not targeted against Tampa Bay

Jones played 10 offensive snaps but was not targeted in Sunday's 45-20 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Jones was relatively uninvolved despite fellow receiver Bryan Edwards' (ankle/foot) continued absence, while Nelson Agholor broke out for 107 yards and a touchdown on five catches across from Henry Ruggs. Hunter Renfrow also saw six targets as Jones' role figures to remain limited Week 8 at Cleveland.

Oct 26, 2020 5:51 PM EST

Limited upon Ruggs' return

Jones caught his only target for two yards in Sunday's 40-32 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Jones, who logged a season-high 66 offensive snaps Week 4 against the Bills, saw his role severely reduced Sunday due to Henry Ruggs' (knee) return from a two-game absence. The upcoming bye week lends additional opportunity for receiver Bryan Edwards (ankle/foot) to get healthy as well, which would further downgrade Jones' outlook for a Week 7 tilt against the Buccaneers.

Oct 12, 2020 8:43 AM EST

Plays 66 snaps in loss

Jones caught four of six targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Jones averaged a mundane 5.3 yards per target, but he earned the start at wide receiver on the outside across from Nelson Agholor after rookies Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring) and Bryan Edwards (ankle) were ruled out. Tight end Darren Waller and slot man Hunter Renfrow were the only Raiders to earn more targets than Jones on Sunday, and the latter could be on tap for additional work in Week 5 against the Chiefs if Ruggs and Edwards remain sidelined.

Oct 5, 2020 8:36 PM EST

Increased opportunity on tap

Jones appears to be in line for an increased workload during Sunday's game agianst the Bills, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Raiders will be without at least one starting wideout Sunday, with Bryan Edwards (ankle) ruled out, and Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring) is also listed as doubtful. Jones would stand to start in three-wide sets if Edwards and Ruggs can't go, though both Hunter Renfrow and Nelson Agholor remain ahead of him on the depth chart. Through three games this season, Jones has secured all four of his targets for 47 yards and a touchdown.

Oct 2, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Catches all three targets in New England

Jones caught three passes on as many targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Jones benefited from the absence of rookie Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring) on Sunday, but the former could see even more work in Week 4 against the Bills if fellow receiver Bryan Edwards were to miss time with the ankle injury he suffered in New England. Through the Raiders' first three contests of the season, Jones has managed to catch all four of his targets for 47 yards and a score.

Sep 28, 2020 6:43 AM EST

First TD since 2018

Jones caught a 15-yard touchdown pass in Monday's 34-24 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Jones only has one target through two games, but he made the most of it with a crucial touchdown toward the end of the second quarter. However, he played just 18 of 80 offensive snaps (22 percent), so he doesn't have dependable fantasy value.

Sep 22, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Elevating to bigger role

Jones could play a key role in the Raiders' offense this season, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: With Tyrell Williams (shoulder) landing on reserve/injured earlier this week, Jones could find himself in a larger role this season. "Could not be more proud of Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones," Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said when asked about the wideout depth. The Raiders traded for the speedster from the Bills last October and he went on to record 20 receptions for 147 yards across 10 games for the Silver and Black.

Sep 3, 2020 7:04 PM EST

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