Jerry Hughes
Jerry Hughes
31-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Buffalo Bills
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jerry Hughes in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Bills in May of 2019.
Excels in pass rush
DEBuffalo Bills
September 9, 2019
Hughes recorded 1.5 sacks and two pass breakups in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Jets.
ANALYSIS
Hughes has always been a capable pass rusher, so swatting down two throws just adds to his value. His Week 2 matchup versus the Giants will be tough as they have an improved offensive front and allowed just one sack to the Cowboys in the season opener.
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Measurables Review
How do Jerry Hughes' measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
254 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.65 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.99 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jerry Hughes
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Gameday Injuries: Week 11
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November 19, 2017
With the health status of several key fantasy pieces in question in Week 11, Juan Carlos Blanco gives you the latest on who's trending toward suiting up heading into Sunday morning.
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Still a somewhat productive player, Hughes took another half-step back last year, producing only 44 total tackles and four sacks in 16 games with the Bills. His name recognition likely will provide a little bit of helium in IDP drafts, removing him from any consideration of being a value pick.
Originally a bust first-round pick for Indianapolis, Hughes headed to Buffalo as a reclamation project in 2013 and initially flourished. He posted 10 sacks each of his two first years there, but then Rex Ryan and his 3-4 scheme miscast Hughes the following two years. With the arrival of coach Sean McDermott, though, Buffalo is switching back to the 4-3 scheme, making Hughes a strong buy-low target. After posting just 11 sacks the last two years, Hughes could eclipse that figure this season alone upon returning to his more natural position.
Following back-to-back seasons with double-digit sacks, Hughes dropped back down to five in 2015. A revitalization of Hughes and the rest of the Buffalo front seven will be a requirement to get this defense back to where it was just two years ago.
Re-signed to a lucrative five-year, $45 million contract this spring, Hughes has blossomed since joining the Bills via trade in 2013, as he's posted 19.5 sacks over the past two seasons. Additionally, Hughes has been credited with 99 tackles, five forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery since arriving in Buffalo, evidencing his well-rounded skill set. As the Bills transition to new coach Rex Ryan's new scheme, Hughes figures to occupy an outside pass-rushing position opposite Pro Bowler Mario Williams, continuing a tandem that helped Buffalo finish last season in the NFL lead with 54 total sacks.
Hughes could surprise as an upfield threat in the Jim Schwartz 4-3 scheme. There is real sleeper value here, especially with regard to potential for sacks.
The former first round pick was traded to the Bills in the off-season. Looking to shed the 'bust' label, Hughes has a chance to start in a hybrid right end position in Mike Pettine's defense.
Hughes, a 2010 first-round pick, has been a bust in his career and was almost released last season. However, the change to the 3-4 defense may revitalize him as he has skills as a pass rusher as an outside linebacker that were not utilized in the previous 4-3 scheme.
Hughes is undersized, but has excellent pass-rushing skills. The Colts' will utilize him as a backup, but he could record a couple of sacks.
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Practicing Monday
DEBuffalo Bills
September 2, 2019
Hughes (wrist) was cleared to practice Monday, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
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Sports non-contact jersey
DEBuffalo Bills
Wrist
August 27, 2019
Hughes (wrist) is wearing a non-contact jersey at Tuesday's practice, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
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Misses Friday's action
DEBuffalo Bills
Wrist
August 24, 2019
Hughes was held out of Friday's preseason win over the Lions due to a wrist injury, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.
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Misses Tuesday's practice session
DEBuffalo Bills
August 20, 2019
Hughes missed practice Tuesday and was seen sporting a brace on his right wrist, though the team hasn't announced an injury yet, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Makes preseason start
DEBuffalo Bills
August 17, 2019
Hughes started and played 14 snaps in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.
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