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Julio Jones

Atlanta Falcons
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 220

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Falcons | Julio Jones will practice Friday

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:19:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) will return to practice Friday, July 29, but head coach Dan Quinn would not disclose the nature of Jones' injury.

"He had a little tweak, so we just decided to hold (him). He'll likely be back in there for tomorrow. He could have gone back in today and was asking me to, but I decided not to."

Fantasy Tip: Jones is an elite fantasy option who projects to be selected in the first half of Round 1 of drafts. He has an extremely high floor given his 240 catches over the past two seasons with over 1,500 receiving yards in each campaign. However, there is also upside for better fantasy production if Jones can find the end zone more frequently. He's only scored 14 touchdowns the past two years, after all.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Julio Jones limps off

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:04:21 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) left practice hobbled Thursday, July 28, and is flexing his legs on the sideline.

Fantasy Tip: Jones is one of the best players in fantasy and should be taken early in the first round in most formats. It doesn't sound serious, but we'll keep you posted.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | More deep balls for Julio Jones?

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:08:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to see a lot more work down the field this season, as offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan anticipates taking more deep shots. The team added WR Mohamed Sanu, TE Austin Hooper and WR Justin Hardy continues to develop, and Shanahan is hopeful their addition will help keep added defensive attention off of Jones.

Fantasy Tip: Jones still had a giant season for the Falcons and his fantasy owners, leading the league with 1,871 receiving yards. However, he managed to find the end zone just eight times, which was a bit of a disappointment. Regardless, after 136 grabs and a league-high in yardage, he is an obvious first- or second-round pick in all fantasy formats and a bona fide first-rounder in points-per-reception (PPR) leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Fewer touchdowns recently for Julio Jones

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 05:43:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones scored 18 touchdowns on 133 catches through the first two seasons of his career, and over the past three years, he has caught just 16 touchdowns on 281 receptions.

Fantasy Tip: While Jones remains an elite fantasy receiver, it sure would be nice to see double-digit touchdowns in his stat line at the end of the season, especially in standard leagues. He is a first-round option in all formats with slightly more valuable in PPR setups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Florida Times-Union - Hays Carlyon

Falcons | Matt Ryan throwing with teammates

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:07:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is getting together with WR Julio Jones, RB Devonta Freeman and other Falcons for passing sessions this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: It sure doesn't hurt for teammates to practice together well before the season starts. There's no telling how offseason comradery and chemistry can impact players during the regular season. Freeman and Jones should already be considered No. 1 players at their respective positions, while Ryan is in backup fantasy quarterback territory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Justin Hardy not No. 2 receiver yet

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:05:29 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy is not automatically the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR Julio Jones, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said there are a lot of options in free agency and the draft.

Fantasy Tip: The Falcons are obviously in need of another wide receiver to replace the irreplaceable Roddy White. The free-agent market for wide receivers isn't the deepest this year, and neither is the wide receiver draft class. For now, Jones is the only receiver in Atlanta worth starting, and he should be one of the first receivers selected in fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Atlanta should draft a receiver

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:54:28 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones should receive some help in the draft this offseason. The Falcons are expected to draft a No. 2 wide receiver in the higher rounds, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

Fantasy Tip: Roddy White is well on his way over the hill, and the Falcons don't have another viable receiving option right now to take attention away from Jones. Whatever happens, Jones should still be one of the first three wide receivers taken in next season's fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Bills | Sammy Watkins efficient in 2015

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:59:09 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins caught passes on 17.3% of the routes that he ran this season, which was the highest reception-to-routes-run rate for a Bills receiver since ESPN started tracking the statistic in 2007. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (22.6%) led receivers this season in the category. Watkins ranked 13th among qualifying receivers.

Fantasy Tip: At one point in the season, Watkins had to complain in order to have more passes come his way. He finished the year with 60 catches (95 targets) for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns. The emergence of Tyrod Taylor at quarterback helped Watkin's cause, and he should be a solid WR2 heading into next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Falcons | Julio Jones led league in targets

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:33:41 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones led the NFL with 203 targets this season. It was the most targets for a wide receiver in one season since Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson saw 204 targets in 2012.

Fantasy Tip: Jones was Matt Ryan's go-to guy all season long, and really the Falcons' only legitimate receiving threat. Jones stayed healthy throughout the year, resulting in the biggest season of his career so far. He's a top-five fantasy wide receiver for next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

Falcons | Julio Jones caps outstanding year

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:37:27 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught nine passes for 149 yards Sunday, Jan. 3, in a 20-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Jones moved to second place in the NFL single-season records for receiving yards and catches with 136 for 1,871 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Jones eclipsed Jerry Rice, who had a 1,848-yard season in 1995, but couldn't catch Calvin Johnson's 1,964-yard mark in 2012. Whatever the case, Jones goes into 2016 as the top receiver on the Falcons and one of the top receivers in the NFL. He should be one of your top players on next year's draft list.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Charles Odum

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