Jones caught three of nine targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets. Jones struggled with drops throughout the afternoon, producing an underwhelming stat line despite leading the Bills in targets. He's alternated rises and drops in receiving yards in every single game this season, and Jones is likely to keep that pattern going by exceeding 22 yards against the Lions in Week 15.
Jones should serve as the Bills' clear No. 1 receiver the rest of the season after the team released Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes on Tuesday, The Buffalo News reports. Jones had probably already clinched that spot with Benjamin being phased out of the offense in recent weeks, but he's now the obvious leader of a very young receiving group. Averaging seven targets over the last three weeks, it'll be interesting to see what Jones can do in tandem with rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who's healthy now and was looking the wideout's way often in the Week 13 loss to Miami. Expect more of the same with Jones being the most proven option left, especially as he's begun to figure out the professional game after struggling for a season and a half.
Jones brought in four of nine targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' 21-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. Jones was almost the star of an improbable upset, as he helped pull the Bills ahead by three with a 25-yard scoring grab on the first play of the fourth quarter. The second-year wideout had also notched a 15-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, giving him the first multi-score tally of his career. Jones has started to deliver on his considerable potential in recent games, as he's logged between four and eight receptions and has scored three times overall in four of his last five contests. While the Buffalo air attack remains a work in progress with the still-developing Josh Allen under center, Jones carries some decent upside heading into a Week 14 battle against the Jets.
Jones was unable to gather his only target during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Jaguars. Jones' best play of the day actually came on special teams, when he recovered the Jaguars' last-ditch onside kick. That's probably a disappointment seeing as how he had season highs in catches, targets and yards last week against the Jets. Jones needs to get a better rapport with rookie as quarterback Josh Allen, as he has averaged 28.8 yards per game with Allen starting as compared to 43.8 yards without him. A matchup against a middle-of-the-road Miami defense awaits next week.
Jones caught eight of 11 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets. Jones came close to scoring in the first quarter, but he fumbled while stretching out at the 1-yard line; the ball was picked up by Jason Croom in the end zone for a Bills touchdown. The second-year wideout got a touchdown of his own courtesy of an eight-yard catch in the third quarter. This was easily his best game of the season, as Jones showed an excellent rapport with new quarterback Matt Barkley. It will be interesting to see who starts under center for Buffalo after the Week 11 bye.
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