Zay Jones Dynasty Profile: Fantasy Outlook, Value, Projections, and Rankings

Following a renaissance 2022 season, what does Zay Jones' future look like, and what is his value in dynasty fantasy football leagues going forward?

As we inch toward the new season, the ever-changing NFL landscape has player fantasy values constantly on the move. Whether you’re used to the dynasty platform or are still learning the rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty fantasy football value of Zay Jones.

Zay Jones’ Dynasty Outlook and Value

We can add Jones to the list of wide receivers who also just had their career year. If you add together Jones’ ppg averages from 2019-2021, it would still be lower than his 12.4 ppg from 2022.

Jones finished as a mid WR3 and was a tremendous value for fantasy managers who either stashed him on the end of deep rosters or picked him up from the waiver wire.

Jones’ 22% target share ranked 30th in the league, which is incredible for a journeyman WR3 that was never supposed to matter. He was wildly inconsistent, but that’s kind of what you want from a guy who was likely your last starter when you used him.

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Jones failed to reach double-digit fantasy points nine times, but he had four games over 20 fantasy points, including finishing as the overall WR1 in the first round of the fantasy playoffs in Week 15.

The unfortunate problem for Jones is he’s still firmly behind Kirk in the target hierarchy. He was behind Evan Engram as well (who will be back with the team after getting franchise tagged). Now, he’s going to take a further backseat to Calvin Ridley.

Zay Jones’ Fantasy Ranking

We’ve seen flash-in-the-plan WR3s pop before. It’s not meant to be a knock on Jones’ talent — it’s just the nature of the NFL. A good example of this is the Giants. Darius Slayton, Richie James, and Isaiah Hodgins all performed admirably last season. Yet, the team is still going to look to upgrade from all of them. That is likely Jones’ future as well.

It’s unlikely dynasty managers will be able to get much of anything for Jones in a trade. If you have him, you just need to hang on and hope he ends up being more valuable than things look.

Dynasty managers always need to be looking forward, but Jones is a year-to-year type of asset. He’s 28 years old with only one truly productive season to his name. He’s set to be a free agent after the 2024 season, at which point he’ll be 30 years old.

Sadly, I don’t see much upside for Jones going forward, which is why we have him at WR81 (No. 215) in our dynasty Superflex rankings. With that said, if you’re in the final rounds of a dynasty startup draft, throwing a dart at Jones isn’t the worst idea.

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