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Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills

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Draft: 2017 Round 2 (5)
College: East Carolina
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 201 DOB: 1995-03-30 Age: 22
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#59 6 11.09

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 BUF 6 32 7 83 11.9 0 0 0 - 0 8.3 1.4
2017 (Projected) BUF     46 589 12.8 4 0 0 - 0 82.9  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Second-round pick Zay Jones will likely jump into the starting lineup opposite of Sammy Watkins, as former starters Robert Woods (LAR) and Marquise Goodwin (SF) moved out to the west coast via free agency.

At 6'2, 200 lbs, Jones worked primarily as a big slot receiver in college at Eastern Carolina but is slated to work both in the slot and outside as a member of the Bills. Jones' value in redraft will be somewhat limited this year because he will likely be the second or third option in a passing game that ranked third to last in passing yards in 2016, behind only the lowly LA Rams and San Francisco 49ers. As a result, Jones can be had in the late rounds of standard 12-team leagues.

In dynasty and keeper formats, Jones is a desirable player based on the fact that Watkins is a free agent in 2018 and it is not clear if the Bills will extend a lucrative long term offer based on Watkins' inability to stay on the field.

UPDATE 8/15/17: The path for fantasy relevance for second-round pick Zay Jones changed dramatically with the additions of Anquan Boldin via agency and the trade acquisition of Jordan Matthews from Philadelphia. Prior to the additions of Matthews and Boldin, Jones looked primed to start opposite of Sammy Watkins. On a positive note, both Boldin and Matthews are more effective as slot receivers, opening the door for Jones to take over an outside starting role if he is able to learn the new position.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR2 Zay Jones
WR2WR3 Andre Holmes
WR3WR4 Brandon Tate
WR5WR1 Jordan Matthews
WR6WR5 Joe Webb
WR7WR6 Philly Brown
WR8WR8 Deonte Thompson
Bills Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Jordan Matthews out at least a month
Thumb surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 2, 7:15 am

Buffalo Bills
Bills WR Jordan Matthews will undergo thumb surgery and is expected to miss at least a month. (Sal Capaccio on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The loss of Matthews depletes an already weak receiving corps. Zay Jones and Andre Holmes appear to be Tyrod Taylor's top targets on the outside, but it may TE Charles Clay who sees an increase in target share.

Injury Tyrod Taylor still in concussion protocol
Bills without a healthy QB heading into season
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 29, 11:05 am

Buffalo Bills
Both Bills QBs Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates remain in the concussion protocol Tuesday. Bills coach Sean McDermott said he anticipates Nathan Peterman and Keith Wenning splitting time Thursday night against Detroit. McDermott said Tuesday he will "monitor" Taylor and Yates' situations as far as how much they will play Peterman and risk injury to their potential Week 1 starter. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Yikes. Things aren't off to a great start for the Bills in 2017. Anquan Boldin retired after a few days in Bills camp, and the team will need some veteran presence to help along rookie WR Zay Jones and get the passing offense going.

Injury Jordan Matthews optimistic he'll play Week 1
Chest injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 21, 8:00 am

Buffalo Bills
"It doesn’t take somebody hitting me in my chest for it to flare up,” Matthews said. "It’s any type of movement where I really have to use my upper body. So right now we’re trying to get back into running, using regular arm motion and getting functional movement down. Once I can get that down, get that blood flow and that healing and the pain is more centrally located to just the sternum I’ll know it’s time to move on, get something to protect it and let’s go play football." (

FFToday's Take: Players are always optimistic about their injuries, however not being able use your upper body sounds like a significant issue and one that could keep Matthews out into the regular season. If he's able to be active, he should be thrust into the starting lineup along side Zay Jones.

Boldin has change of heart, retires from NFL
Veteran WR calls is quits
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 20, 7:00 pm

Buffalo Bills
Football has always been a priority for Anquan Boldin. But after 14 seasons, more than 200 games and nearly 14,000 yards receiving, the veteran wide receiver now feels a higher calling, which is why he left the Buffalo Bills on Sunday after only two weeks with the team and plans to retire. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Boldin signed with the Bills two weeks ago but after a couple key trades that included Sammy Watkins and DB Ronald Darby, the veteran receiver had a change of heart. He reportedly wants to focus on humanitarian and human rights work. His departure leaves the Bills with Jordan Matthews (chest), Zay Jones and Andre Holmes atop the wide receiver depth chart.

Bills ready to sign WR Anquan Boldin
One-year deal
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 7, 11:23 am

Buffalo Bills
Bills are giving WR Anquan Boldin a one-year, $2.75 million deal, that includes $1.25 million in incentives, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Bills needed an other veteran receiving option and they found their man. Boldin will likely start opposite Sammy Watkins and should give the offense a stable presence. His signing dings the fantasy value of rookie WR Zay Jones but won't drain any targets from Watkins. Buffalo remains a run-first offense so Boldin should be viewed as a TD-dependent WR4.

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NYJ W 21-12 4 1 21 21.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.1
2 at CAR L 3-9 6 2 18 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
3 DEN W 26-16 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
4 at ATL W 23-17 5 1 18 18.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
5 at CIN L 16-20 6 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
7 TB W 30-27 9 2 17 8.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.7

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