Zay Jones doesn't look like much of a Fantasy asset. He began training camp on the Bills' Non-Football Injury list and was removed on the very same day the team added third-year receiver Corey Coleman via trade from the Browns. Jones now finds himself vying for playing time on a team with arguably the worst quarterbacks in the NFL. After posting 12 games with two Fantasy points or less last season, Jones doesn't offer much upside. Fantasy owners are better off ignoring Jones and finding someone else to spend a final-round pick on.
Jones is practicing in full Monday after practicing the last few days in a red no-contact jersey, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Jones is coming off two offseason surgeries, with his knee rehab being the one that lingered into training camp. It looks like he's just about back to full strength, and he'll now try to hold off newcomer Corey Coleman -- acquired recently from the Browns -- for the starting No. 2 spot across from Kelvin Benjamin.
Jones (knee) worked in a team setting Friday for the first time since coming off the NFI list five days ago, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports. Jones ran with the first team, a good sign that the Bills still see him as a starter even after the addition of Corey Coleman. Perhaps this is still Jones' job to lose, but the team hasn't exactly been thrilled with him either, so he'll have to keep his play up to keep the starting spot across from Kelvin Benjamin.
Jones (knee) won't play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Panthers. After shoulder surgery in January and a knee procedure in May, Jones remained on the NFI list until Sunday, likely making the decision to scratch the wideout an easy one for the coaching staff. Jones will be joined by newcomer Corey Coleman on the sideline, meaning Kelvin Benjamin, Jeremy Kerley, Andre Holmes and Rod Streater are the best bets to get run with the first-teamers.
Jones (knee) has a new teammate in the wide receiver group after the Bills acquired Corey Coleman from the Browns on Sunday. Coleman was a 2016 first-rounder, but like Jones, he hasn't lived up to his draft status yet -- so it's not like the Bills are just going to hand him a starting job. It's still early enough in camp where this creates serious competition for Jones, who was presumably the No. 2 (after Kelvin Benjamin) when the offseason began, but has been slow to recover from surgeries, not to mention a bizarre incident that ended up being national news. Consider the No. 2 job in Buffalo to be a wide-open race now, with Jones and Coleman the frontrunners followed by veterans such as Andre Holmes and Rod Streater. Jeremy Kerley appears to have the inside track on the No. 3 slot job.
Jones (knee) was activated from the NFI list Sunday and will wear a non-contact jersey during Sunday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Jones, who underwent knee surgery in May, will be eligible to return to practice Sunday in limited fashion as the Bills plan to ease their No. 2 receiver back into action. He resumed sprinting this past week and will be held out of contact situations in practice for the time being. Jeremy Kerley and Andre Holmes figure to see additional reps with the first-team offense behind Kelvin Benjamin until Jones returns to full participation.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||Los Angeles Chargers||7||17.00|
|4||09/30||@Green Bay Packers||32||24.13|
|8||10/30||New England Patriots||27||22.58|
|10||11/11||@New York Jets||19||20.00|
|14||12/09||New York Jets||19||20.00|
|16||12/23||@New England Patriots||27||22.58|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||74||27||316||2||19||11.70||43|