Jerry Hughes
Jerry Hughes
31-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Buffalo Bills
Questionable
Injury Wrist
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.
Gets surgery on wrist
DEBuffalo Bills
Wrist
January 24, 2020
Hughes (wrist) is recovering from surgery, Bradley Gelber of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Hughes played through torn wrist ligaments for much of the 2019 season, perhaps offering a partial explanation for his second-smallest sack total (4.5) in seven years with the Bills. The timing of the surgery should allow him to be ready for the start of training camp, entering the first season of a two-year extension he signed last May. Hughes will turn 32 in August but hasn't missed a game since 2011. Although the Bills could choose to cut him and gain some cap savings, the team hasn't given any indication that's in the plans just yet.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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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
 
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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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Cites torn ligaments in wrist
DEBuffalo Bills
Wrist
January 7, 2020
Hughes stated Tuesday that he played the 2019 season with torn ligaments in his wrist, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Huge game in loss
DEBuffalo Bills
January 5, 2020
Hughes had three sacks and four total tackles during Saturday's playoff loss to the Texans.
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Ready to rock
DEBuffalo Bills
November 22, 2019
Hughes (groin) does not carry an injury tag for Sunday's tilt against the Broncos.
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Unable to practice
DEBuffalo Bills
Groin
November 20, 2019
Hughes (groin) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
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Active Week 11
DEBuffalo Bills
November 17, 2019
Hughes (groin) is on the active roster Week 11 against Miami.
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