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Jaguars WR Zay Jones won’t play in Week 4 vs. Falcons in London

We break down the news that Zay Jones continues to deal with a knee injury and is out. What it means for Week 4.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones (7) runs to the sideline before a NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 17-9 Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY NETWORK

Update, Sept. 29 — Jones will not play in London on Sunday due to his knee injury. Give Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk and Evan Engram a boost in usage.

Update, Sept. 28 — Jones was unable to practice on Thursday and continues to appear unlikely to play against the Falcons in London.

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Houston Texans in Week 3 to start the season 1-2. They did so without Zay Jones, who was out due to a knee injury suffered in Week 2. It appears that Jones will miss another game, this time when the Jaguars meet the Falcons in London in Week 4.

Head coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Wednesday that Jones is a “long shot” to play, per Mia O’Brien. His absence should again help elevate Jamal Agnew to the third wide receiver role.

Fantasy football implications for Week 4

With Jones out last week, Agnew saw 41 snaps and five targets, while Christian Kirk was at 63 snaps and six targets and Calvin Ridley had 59 snaps and seven targets. Kirk’s elevation in snaps is the biggest fantasy football news to come out of Jones’ injury, as he was seeing WR3 snaps with Jones and Ridley both healthy. Kirk should continue to have fantasy value with Jones out.