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| 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.
| Zay Jones out, Clay expected to play|
Bills TE hasn't played since Week 5
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 10, 11:30 am
|Left tackle Cordy Glenn and wide receiver Zay Jones have been ruled out for the game because of injuries. Jones hurt his knee against the Jets and the rookie’s absence will open up more room for Kelvin Benjamin in the offense as Benjamin makes his Bills debut after last week’s trade with the Panthers. Tight end Charles Clay is questionable, although the signs have been positive about his return from a knee injury. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: The Bills should have their tight end back but will be missing WR Zay Jones. Benjamin and Jordan Matthews should be the main targets on the outside for Tyrod Taylor. Clay is a viable tight end streamer for those desperate for a warm body at the position.
| Jordan Matthews out at least a month|
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 2, 7:15 am
|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.
| Tyrod Taylor still in concussion protocol|
Bills without a healthy QB heading into season
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 29, 11:05 am
|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.