Fantasy Friday: Buffalo Bills’ Zay Jones will make a day one impact

Taking a look at rookie options for franchise fantasy drafts, today we take a look at Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones.

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Oct 29, 2016; Greenville, NC, USA; East Carolina Pirates wide receiver Zay Jones (7) runs with the ball during the first quarter against Connecticut Huskies at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

With the month of May almost complete, fantasy football drafts for franchise leagues will be arriving soon. For those of us out there who enjoy the yearly game against friends and others from around the world, this is a very happy time. With Franchise drafts used to land rookies most years, I figured, why not give some of the Bills rookie players a look over the next few weeks.

For the opening week of our return to Fantasy Friday, we will be taking a look at someone who should be a day one starter for the Buffalo Bills. A sure-fire number two receiver at this level and a solid replacement for Robert Woods, Zay Jones should be a top notch performer this season and will be in contention for the top performance by a rookie wide receiver.


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Zay Jones — Wide Receiver

Selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, Zay Jones has the look and skill to be a day one starter for the Buffalo Bills. While there are some factors going against him which include the free agent signings made by Buffalo and his recent knee injury, Jones will be a great franchise fantasy draft pickup.

Heck, Jones will probably be someone you might land late in standard fantasy drafts. While Jones won’t go for big numbers or major gains, Jones will fill the Robert Woods role on offense. Under the defense, making intermediate catches for first down, this will be the type of player that Jones will be in Buffalo.

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The biggest issue with Jones though will be his deep threat ability and touchdown potential. If you need a wide receiver that can make up solid numbers with one or two catches, Jones is not your guy. I don’t expect him to score more than one-or-two touchdowns this season and his career high may only ever reach the mid-single digits.

That said, for fantasy teams in need of a solid pass catcher like those in PPR leagues, Jones could be your guy going forward. While he is the number two receiver, Jones will be the intermediate option in Buffalo before too long, making him a solid fantasy football option depending on your team’s needs.

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