Jones, expected to have a bigger role in the offense due to the injury to Jordan Matthews, caught just one of six targets for nine yards during Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
On the bright side, Jones did lead all receivers in snap count with 66, sitting out just four offensive plays all afternoon. However, he continues to put up poor performances, with 21 yards being his high output in Week 1. Better days lie ahead, but based on Jones' issues adapting to the pro game, the Bills having one of the league's worst passing offenses, and the team being on bye this week, now might be a good time to look for a better option.
Jones caught just one of his five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.
The rookie was given a starting role out of the gate, but continues to struggle with both developing a rapport with Tyrod Taylor and hauling in the catch when he does get a look. There's still hope for Jones, as coach Sean McDermott says he's pleased by some of the things he's doing as he builds up his learning curve. Jones might be counted on in the coming weeks, in fact, as fellow starter Jordan Matthews needs thumb surgery. Jones could end up providing dirt-cheap value simply based on volume.
Jones was targeted just twice in Sunday's win against the Broncos and did not catch either pass.
Ouch. A week after Jones couldn't come down with a ball that might have given the Bills an upset win over Carolina, Jones was nowhere to be seen in the offense. Brighter days are ahead for the second-round rookie, but for now he's behind Charles Clay, Jordan Matthews, LeSean McCoy and Andre Holmes -- and perhaps others -- in the passing game.
Jones was targeted six times in Sunday's loss to the Panthers, but only caught two of them for 18 yards.
It was the last target that could have changed the Bills' fortunes, as the rookie couldn't come up with a Tyrod Taylor fourth-down pass on the final drive that would have put the team right up near the goal line in a 9-3 loss. The pass wasn't perfect, but it was one Jones could have reeled in. To his credit, he took the blame. Jones' output is certainly disappointing through his first two NFL games given his starting status, as he has just three catches for 39 yards.
Jones caught one of four targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 21-12 win over the Jets
Though unable to translate playing time into production, Jones did at least play 66 of 77 offensive snaps, falling just shy of Jordan Matthews (67) and far ahead of Andre Holmes (39). Clearly locked in as a top-two receiver, albeit in a run-heavy offense, Jones should be a bit busier in a tough Week 2 road matchup against Carolina. The Bills are unlikely to jump out to the kind of lead that allows them to run the ball 60 percent of the time again.
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