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Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Date of Birth:  02/08/1989
Age:  30
Height  6'3"
Weight:   220
College:  Alabama
Drafted:  2011 | Round 1 | Pick 6
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones and the Falcons are finalizing a new contract, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the deal should be about $66 million over three years, but that there are "a few big conversations left to finalize." We don't anticipate there will be any trouble getting the extension completed. At around $22 million per year, this would make Julio the highest-paid receiver in football, which he's certainly earned as a no-nonsense superstar that averages the most receiving yards per game in NFL history. This new deal should be announced sometime today or tonight ahead of Atlanta's season opener at Minnesota tomorrow. Including the two years remaining on his current contract, Julio's new deal will expire after the 2023 season when he's 35 years old. As usual, Jones should put up monster numbers to live up to this contract and perform as an elite WR1 for fantasy teams.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones "doesn't know" if he'll play on Sunday without a new contract.

Jones and the Falcons are said to be close to a new contract, but that's apparently been the case for quite some time. The All-Pro receiver has been a good teammate as usual and reported for training camp, but it's fair to say he's probably frustrated that his new contract has not been completed with the season just a few days away. Jones hasn't caused headaches while requesting his new deal, but he obviously expects to get paid. We would think the two sides can come to an agreement before Sunday, but don't lock it in that Julio is out there against the Vikings if the contract situation doesn't work out.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones says he isn't playing in the preseason.

This really doesn't mean much from a fantasy perspective, but it should mean there's less of a chance Jones is injured in the next few weeks before the start of the regular season. With over 1,400 yards in an NFL-record five consecutive seasons, Julio should be locked in as one of the top receivers off the board in fantasy drafts later this summer.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones says he might go for 3,000 yards this season.

Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "I'm not ever going to lie to you, I'm going crazy this year. I'm going crazy. I've been doing everything that I need to do. I'm taking care of my body. Physically and mentally, I'll be ready to go. The All-Pro receiver was then asked if 2,000 yards was a possibility this season (no receiver in league history has accomplished the feat), and he said he's not a guy that makes predictions, but he might "mess around and go three (thousand yards)" this year. Despite being one of the greatest players of all-time at his position, Jones has shown over the years he's a team-first player that doesn't care if he goes for 20 yards or 200 yards in a game if his team wins, and this is the closest he'll get to showing some selfishness when talking about an individual goal. However, this just shows Jones' confidence more than anything entering 2019. Julio is currently taking things slow while he deals with a foot issue, but he's expected to be cut loose and be fully participating in practice within a couple of weeks. Jones is in the discussion to be the top wide receiver drafted in fantasy leagues this summer.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones scores against the Buccaneers.

Jones caught nine passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 17 loss, with the score coming on a post route. Jones also made a clutch catch late in the game to help get the Falcons into field goal range for a game-winner by Matt Bryant as time expired; and he was also open for another potential touchdown in the red zone on a crossing route where he was wide-open, but teammate Calvin Ridley was also wide-open in the flat. The All-Pro's exceptional 2018 season ends with 113 receptions for 1,677 yards and eight touchdowns along with two carries for 12 yards. He played great all season, but he really got things going from Week 8 on, which is when he scored all of his touchdowns. Julio earned the new contract extension he wanted last summer, and we don't see why the Falcons wouldn't give it to a hard-worker and one of the NFL's best and highest-effort players. Jones might go in the second round of most fantasy drafts next season, but he'll obviously offer overall WR1 upside during his 30-year-old campaign. Jones is the only receiver in NFL history with 1,400 yards in five consecutive seasons.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones scores against the Panthers.

Jones caught four passes (on five targets) for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 16 win. The score came in the first quarter on a crossing route in the goal line where Matt Ryan hit Jones on a designed rollout. Julio also had a noticeable impact on a 75-yard touchdown by Calvin Ridley on a deep ball, as the safety came screaming up the field when Jones ran a deep crossing route that took the attention of the defense. One of the game's greatest players concludes the regulars season next weekend against the Buccaneers.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (hip, ribs) is officially active for Week 16.

There was some slight concern about Jones’ status for today’s matchup with Carolina, but the All-Pro receiver was expected to be out there after he finished last week’s game while dealing with the ailment. This is good news for Matt Ryan and the Falcon offense, and you can safely fire up Julio as a great WR1 in fantasy championships.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (hip) will be a game-time decision for Week 16.

Julio didn't practice the last two days, but he was able to get out there today on a limited basis, indicating he has a pretty good chance of playing this Sunday. The fact that he was able to finish last week's game while dealing with the injury should also be a good sign, and we expect he'll suit up against the Panthers. However, be sure to check on his status at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday to ensure that he's active for fantasy championships.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones scores in win over the Cardinals.

Jones caught six passes for 82 yards, including a diving 21-yard touchdown against Patrick Peterson at the end of the first half. Julio now has 100 receptions and over 1,500 yards with two games to go this season, and he will look to finish 2018 on a high note against Carolina and Tampa Bay over the next couple weeks. There aren't many better plays at the position.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (rib) has returned for the Falcons.

Jones barely missed any time with his rib injury, so he appears to be fine. The All-Pro receiver is looking to build on an already big day in which he has a touchdown in a tough matchup against fellow All-Pro Patrick Peterson.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (rib) is questionable to return against the Cardinals.

Jones left after a touchdown reception at the end of the first half. He didn't appear to be too concerned, but the Falcons are in control of this game, which could make it less likely that he returns. We'll update you if he's ruled out or returns to the game.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones scores twice against the Packers.

Jones' great performances against Green Bay continues, as he caught eight passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' Week 14 loss. The first score was on the opening drive for Atlanta, as he caught a 16-yard drag route he took for six. Then he scored in the fourth quarter on an out-breaking mini comeback type of route, turning up field after getting by one defender. Despite the narrative about Jones not being able to score touchdowns, he's now up to five on the season after going scoreless the first seven games of the year. The All-Pro also hit 1,400 receiving yards again this season, becoming the first player in NFL history to hit the mark in five consecutive seasons. Jones is simply one of the best football players of all-time, and fantasy owners will be happy to keep him in fantasy lineups for the second week of the fantasy playoffs next week against the Cardinals. He could see a lot of Patrick Peterson in the game, but he hasn't had much trouble with the All-Pro cornerback in the past.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones catches two passes in Week 13.

Jones gained 18 yards on his two receptions, both of which came on the first drive of the game. The All-Pro was targeted a team-high eight times in a game Atlanta struggled to move the ball against a tough Baltimore defense, but he couldn't get much going. Jones was tightly covered throughout the game, but he didn't come up with a couple of passes he normally secures. Look for Jones to bounce back with a huge game next week against a Packers team he's had success against in the past.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones catches 11 passes on Thanksgiving.

Jones gained 147 yards on his 11 receptions (14 targets) against the Saints, as he routinely torched the defense by getting open on in-breaking routes. He also had one carry for one yard. The All-Pro receiver did have a costly lost fumble at the end of the first half, as he was hit in mid-air and lost the ball after taking a shallow cross for a nice chunk gain. It was one of four Falcons turnovers on the night, all of which really hurt the team's chances of getting a win in New Orleans. But overall, it was another common-yet-spectacular game for one of the league's best players. Julio faces the Ravens next Sunday.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones scores again in Week 11.

Jones was a beast throughout Atlanta's loss to Dallas, catching six passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. The score was a 34-yard dime on a deep ball to the end zone after Jones simply beat his man deep. He nearly had another big gain on a throw at about the five-yard line but uncharacteristically dropped it after going up in double coverage. This makes it three straight weeks with a touchdown for Jones, as he's taking advantage of some one-on-one coverage—so people can stop with the idiotic narrative that the All-Pro can't get the ball in the end zone. On Thanksgiving night, Jones will be one of the top WR options against the Saints. He had 96 yards against them in their first matchup of the season.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Jones was tied for a team-high 11 targets and found the end zone for the second time in as many games, but it was a disappointing loss for the Falcons in Cleveland. Fantasy owners will hope the touchdown streak continues for Julio next week against the Cowboys—who have previously been torched by the superstar receiver—but Byron Jones could change things at one of the cornerback spots. Still, Jones is obviously an elite play and needs to be in all lineups as a top-end WR1.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones scores first touchdown of the season in Week 9.

Late in the fourth quarter, Jones caught a screen pass that he took 35 yards to the house, stretching and diving for the end zone as he wouldn't be denied getting in the end zone for the first time this season. This is Jones' first regular season touchdown since Week 12 of last season, but remember he had a big touchdown in the Wild Card Round against the Rams in January. Overall, Jones had seven receptions for 121 yards and one touchdown in the Week 9 win over the Falcons. Through eight games, Julio is on pace for a monster 120 receptions, 1,866 yards, and two touchdowns, but he should up that touchdown pace in the second half.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones goes over 100 yards in MNF victory over the Giants.

Jones caught nine passes for 104 yards, as he saw a team-high 12 targets, but he also lost a fumble in the second half. Still, the good clearly outweighed the bad, and Julio was difficult to stop all night as he was featured on intermediate routes. The superstar receiver will be featured again when Atlanta returns from their Week 8 bye to face the Redskins, who have played stout defense but can be beaten through the air.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones goes over 140 yards against the Buccaneers.

Jones has killed Tampa Bay throughout his career, and he kept it going in Atlanta's Week 6 victory, catching ten passes for 143 yards. As usual, the All-Pro was an exceptional target on all areas of the field making himself available and making contested catches for Matt Ryan. It looked like Jones was going to get in the end zone on a reception he took to inside the ten-yard line, but he ran out of room at the boundary. Jones is still looking to get into the end zone for the first time this season, but he still remains an elite WR1 every week.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones catches five passes against the Steelers.

The Falcons had trouble protecting Matt Ryan throughout the Week 5 loss, which didn't allow him time to get the ball down the field and caused some uncharacteristic mis-fires with Jones. The All-Pro receiver didn't catch a pass until the fourth quarter, catching five passes for 62 yards to make it a solid day. It was no fault of Jones, who was also open on a deep ball for a potential long touchdown but had it overthrown by a pressured Ryan, but this was one of the most surprising and disappointing performances of the week. Look for Jones and the entire offense to bounce back with big numbers next week against the Bucs.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones goes over 170 yards in Falcons' loss.

Jones was targeted 12 times against the Bengals, catching nine passes for 173 yards, with a long of 49 yards, in the Week 4 loss. As usual, Jones was basically unstoppable on all areas of the field, and he helped Atlanta put up 36 points in a tough loss. The All-Pro is on pace for 116 receptions for 2,008 yards through four games, but he has yet to find the end zone this season. He's bound to find the end zone soon, though, and the superstar receiver has a realistic shot at coign close to this 2,000-yard pace.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (calf) was limited in today's practice.

Julio might be limited in practice for a while with this calf ailment, but there's no concern about him on Sundays. We'll update you if Jones happens to be listed on the injury report tomorrow.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones nears 100 yards in loss to the Saints.

Despite being contained for most of the game and Calvin Ridley (7/146/3) going nuts, Jones finished with five receptions for 96 yards. The highlight was a 58-yard bomb in the second half where Julio beat double coverage, but Ridley having a monster day will only benefit the superstar wideout in the future. As usual, consider Jones a high-end WR1 next week against the Bengals.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones is not on the Week 3 injury report.

The Falcons scaled back Jones' practice time this week as a precaution as he dealt with a slight calf issue, but the star receiver is ready to go in a big divisional matchup against the Saints. As usual, you can pencil Jones into your fantasy lineup as a WR1.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (calf) didn't practice on Thursday.

This is the second missed practice of the week for Jones, but he says he's good despite feeling the injury during last week's win over Carolina. There's nothing to suggest we shouldn't take Julio at his word, but fantasy owners should check back tomorrow for his official status, and it's worth keeping in mind that a decoy game is definitely a possibility as something that's happened in the past with the superstar receiver.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (calf) did not practice on Wednesday.

Jones is probably just being rested for a big divisional matchup against the Saints as much as anything else, so fantasy owners shouldn't lose sleep over this. We'll update his status tomorrow, but Julio is fully expected to be out there on Sunday as an elite WR1.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught five passes for 64 yards in Sunday's win over Carolina.

Jones was targeted on a couple deep balls that could have easily gone for six, but Matt Ryan was heavily pressured on both, including one that resulted in an interception due to his arm being hit. Look for Julio to have a big day against Marshon Lattimore and the Saints in Week 3 after two heated battles in 2017. He's obviously a no-doubt, high-end WR1 option.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones dominates NFL's opening game, but the Falcons lose to the Eagles.

Jones started the game on-fire as a frequent target of Matt Ryan, along with a carry on an end-around where he threw a nasty stiff-arm to spring himself for a first down. In the game, Jones had ten receptions for 169 receiving yards along with the one carry for 11 rushing yards. He got open all night against the Eagles corners, and no other Falcon had more than 36 yards (rushing or receiving) in the game. Jones also could have had an additional 50-yard reception on a deep ball from Matt Ryan, but it was ruled incomplete despite the review appearing to show him with control in bounds. On the final play, Jones was targeted on a pass to the end zone, which he caught but landed out of bounds with. Jones might be the top wide receiver option in Week 2 against the Panthers.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones will report to training camp after agreeing to a revised contract.

The Falcons announced the news shortly before midnight, and their superstar receiver will now be with the team for camp, which kicks off tomorrow. General manager Thomas Dimitroff released a statement that says, in part: “We have had continued dialogue all offseason with Julio and his representation. We have come to an agreement with Julio, and we will re-address everything in 2019. I appreciate everyone’s hard work and communication on this.” It sounds like Jones is going to play out the 2018 season before re-signing for what is expected to be a monster deal next offseason, so he could really put up big numbers in the coming campaign. This is great news for the Falcons, fantasy owners, and Julio—who should be a first-round pick in all fantasy drafts.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones does not plan on reporting to training camp.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says not only does Jones not plan on reporting, but that "he is comfortable sitting out the entire time" and "appears resolute in his mindset." NFL Network's Tom Pelissero previously reported that the Falcons promised to give Julio a new contract after the 2018 season, but he wants one now. Clearly, this isn't great for the Falcons if perhaps their best player won't be there all summer; but young guys like Calvin Ridley will get a chance to step up and be more of a focus for Matt Ryan with Jones away from the team. This holdout is a bit of a surprise considering Jones has been far from a diva during his NFL career, but he wants a new deal. Ideally, he would be with the rest of his teammates getting ready for the season, but Jones should keep himself in great shape while he's away from the team. And when he returns, he should be locked in as he looks to prove he should get whatever he asks for in a new deal.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones told the Falcons he is not attending minicamp.

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff released a statement reading: "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation. We will not discuss those conversations publicly except to say we feel they have been productive and constructive. We understand the concerns and thoughts from their perspective.  Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending mini-camp. We have much respect for him and what he means to our team, our city and our fans." Jones, who has not been at OTAs, likely wants a new contract—though it's worth noting he did deny that he's unhappy. His current deal has three years left on it, but Jones likely feels he's not getting paid enough with a few other receivers getting a considerable amount more per season since he got his deal in 2015. We'll see what happens moving forward.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn told reporters that Julio Jones is expected to join the Falcons for mandatory minicamp.

Quinn also said he's been talking regularly with Julio, so in other words, there won't be a holdout coming from the superstar receiver, which is obviously a great sign for both the team and fantasy owners. Jones is still likely seeking a new contract, but playing nice could be the smoothest path to a new pay day from the Falcons this offseason, and being at mandatory minicamp will allow him to get acclimated to his new teammates heading into a 2018 season that will undoubtedly come with Super Bowl aspirations.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones isn't expected to attend OTAs on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

It sounds like Jones will be training on his own during the team's voluntary OTAs, and Rapoport reports that team is fine with it. The All-Pro signed a big contract back in 2015, but he's now only the eighth-highest paid receiver in the league and reportedly wants a new deal. Considering Jones is an exemplary team player that's clearly one of the best talents in the league, it won't be surprising if the Falcons decide to quickly give their star a pay raise. But if not, it would still be a slight surprise if Jones holds out of training camp. There shouldn't be much concern about this situation, and Jones' fantasy value isn't really affected by this news.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones goes over 100 yards in Falcons' playoff loss.

The Falcons put their All-Pro receiver to use in the Divisional Round against the Eagles, targeting 16 times in the game. Jones caught nine passes for 101 yards, with a long of 21 yards on a play late in the fourth quarter to keep a drive going on fourth down. On Atlanta's final offensive play of the game, a rollout play was designed for Jones, who slipped, then he had a chance at a jump ball but couldn't quite come up with it. Jones will turn 29 years old next month and is seemingly always battling injuries, but he's obviously a total monster and will be a first-round selection in most fantasy drafts this summer.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones goes over 100 total yards, scores in playoff win over the Rams.

Jones caught nine passes for 94 yards and a touchdown, also adding a 13-yard rush. Atlanta didn't target their superstar receiver enough in the red zone during the regular season, but that changed against Los Angeles with three receptions, including an eight-yard score. Julio needs to be a focal point next Saturday when the Falcons head to Philadelphia to take on the rested Eagles; there isn't anyone on the roster that will be able to cover him.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught five passes for 80 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

The victory got Atlanta into the postseason, and they will face the Rams on Saturday night. Jones didn't get more involved in the red zone like fantasy owners had hoped coming into the season, but he actually finished with more receptions and yards than he did in 2016 (albeit in two more games), totaling 88 receptions for 1,444 yards and three touchdowns for the 10-6 Falcons. Julio has also clearly put any durability concerns to rest with just three missed games over the past four years. He will be a difficult cover for Los Angeles in the Wild Card Round.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones gets the better of Marcus Lattimore, but Falcons fall to Saints.

Jones caught seven passes for 149 yards, as he battled the rookie corner for most of the afternoon. Unfortunately, the referees blatantly missed some PI calls that could have changed the game, and even worse was a clear touchdown for Julio that wasn't overturned and led to zero points for Atlanta. In the playoffs with a win next Sunday, the Falcons need to feature Julio everywhere against the Panthers. He's the top option at the position.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (ankle) will be limited in practice this week.

Jones got a little banged up in Monday's win against Tampa Bay, but there isn't much concern for his status heading into this week against New Orleans. The All-Pro receiver will be in there for the Falcons, and he'll be an elite WR1 on Christmas Eve.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught three passes for 54 yards in Monday night's win over the Bucs.

Jones had a relatively quiet game against Tampa Bay's weak secondary, as the Falcons mostly relied on the running game and short passes. Julio did have some downfield chances, including a deep ball that he couldn't track, but he will look to make a bigger impact in the stat sheet next Sunday in New Orleans. The Falcons would clinch a playoff berth with a win, and Jones should be the top option at the position with Antonio Brown (calf) out.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones nears 100 yards in Week 14 victory.

Jones was targeted 11 times against the Saints, catching five passes for 98 yards, including a long of 38 yards. He was targeted on a pass to the end zone, but Matt Ryan underthrew it and didn't give Jones much of a chance to go up and make a play. The All-Pro receiver looked like the beast of a player he is, as he might make a 98-yard performance look as easy as anyone can. Jones had to contend with impressive rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore for much of the night, but he won his fair share of battles while helping Atlanta to a big win. Jones will be an elite WR1 against the Bucs in Week 15.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones contained in loss to the Vikings.

Jones caught two passes for 24 yards, as he was shadowed by Xavier Rhodes all game. Julio's chance of a big day came in the first quarter when Matt Ryan put a pass too high on a slant with green grass ahead, and he struggled to get the ball in his hands after that. Despite perhaps the toughest matchup there is, it was still a disappointing performance with a fantasy-playoff spot potentially on the line. Still, Jones remains a top-two option for the rest of the season, including on Thursday night against the Saints.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones explodes for 12/253/2 line in Week 12 win.

Jones was simply unstoppable for Atlanta, as the smaller Tampa Bay corners had no chance on Sunday. The monster receiver became the first player in NFL history with three games of at least 250 receiving yards, and he's suddenly over 1,000 yards on the season. He also rushed once for 15 yards against Tampa Bay, but it was all about his work as a receiver. The first touchdown came on a Mohamed Sanu dime from 51 yards away, and the second came on a 25-yard catch-and-tip-toe to get into the end zone. Even against Xavier Rhodes next week, Julio obviously needs to be in lineups.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones gets ten targets versus the Seahawks.

Jones caught five passes for 71 yards in the Monday night win in Seattle, as he didn't have a monster game against a banged up secondary but still had another productive game nonetheless. He made a clutch first-down catch late in the game, but the highlight for Jones might've been early when he easily soared up around a couple of defenders for a catch at the sideline. The All-Pro receiver will be an elite WR1 against Tampa Bay this Sunday.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught six passes for 57 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Jones injured his ankle last week, but he was good to go against Dallas and led the team in receptions. Julio could be in for a monster game against the Seahawks without Richard Sherman in Week 11 on Monday Night Football. Only Antonio Brown will be the preferred fantasy play.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones is not on the Week 10 injury report.

He didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he was back today—if there was any doubt about the all-world receiver's status, it's now settled. Jones is obviously a top-two wide receiver option in fantasy lineups this week, and it wouldn't be surprising if he had one of the best games of his career in a huge NFC matchup against the Cowboys.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (ankle) did not practice today.

This is two-straight missed practices for Jones, but he's gone without much practice time during the week before playing awesome in games on Sundays. Jones will likely be questionable when the official injury report for the game is released, and we'll see what his practice status is tomorrow.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (ankle) did not practice.

Jones is dealing with an ankle issue that he was seen trying to work out a bit during Sunday's loss to the Panthers, but it'd be a surprise if he wasn't ready for Week 10. Hopefully he's able to get back out there for practice tomorrow.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones goes over 100 yards against the Panthers.

Jones had another big performance versus Carolina, catching six of 12 targets for 118 yards. However, he had a key miscue in the fourth quarter, dropping perfect 39-yard throw to the end zone for a would-be touchdown. Jones ran a great route and was wide open behind the defense, but he uncharacteristically did not haul it in. It appears Jones might've looked up very slightly before securing the catch, and we might not see that again anytime soon from him. Through eight games, the All-Pro receiver is on pace for 86 receptions, 1,316 yards, and two touchdowns. Look for a determined Jones to perhaps put the team on his back with the Falcons looking for a big win next week agasint Dallas.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught three passes for 74 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets.

It was a rainy game, but Julio owners are probably still disappointed. That said, he was at least targeted in the end zone again, which will inevitably lead to more touchdowns if it keeps happening. Also, his 53-yard reception against New York was easily his longest of the season. We would expect the big plays and scores to become for frequent for Julio, and he remains a top-two option with Antonio Brown. The Falcons take on the Panthers next; Jones had a 300-yard game against them in 2016.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones catches six passes in Week 6.

Jones was extremely efficient in the game, as he was targeted seven times and caught over 85% of his targets. Julio gained 72 yards against the Dolphins, with a long of 18 yards. Getting Jones the ball more might be a point of emphasis this week, as there simply isn't anyone that can cover him. He's an elite WR1 against New England for Week 7.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (hip) is not expected to miss any time.

Of course there was some concern, but this isn't that surprising considering the Falcons have a bye in Week 5. It's just a hip flexor injury for Jones, so hopefully he'll be ready to go in Week 6 against the Dolphins. The superstar receiver is one of the best buy low candidates out there despite the injury and no touchdowns yet this season, as he obviously offers massive upside each week.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones is out for the game with his hip injury.

Jones was ruled out in the third quarter of the game with Atlanta up, 10-7, on Buffalo. Simultaneously, Mohamed Sanu was also ruled out of the game, so the Falcons are in a bit of a hole here. Look for them to ride the running game when possible as they try to get a win over the Bills.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (hip) is questionable to return against the Bills.

Jones left in the second quarter against the Bills, and he had three receptions for 30 yards before leaving. The superstar receiver was seen stretching it out on the sideline, so we'll see if he's able to get back out there with his team down, 7-3.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (back) says he's "great."

Don't be concerned by his limited participation in practice this week. Julio is ready to go against the Bills and will be an elite option. He's currently the 19th highest-scoring receiver in fantasy and some are saying he's not a top option at the position, but that's just not true—don't even think about not having him in your lineup.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught seven passes for 91 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Jones is still seeking his first touchdown of 2017, which is a little disappointing after it seemed like new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian would get him more involved in the red zone. It's still early, though, and it feels like a monster game is coming soon. That could be next week against Buffalo's smaller secondary group. Jones is a top-two fantasy option.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught five passes for 108 yards in Sunday night's win over Green Bay.

Jones and the passing attack didn't have to do much, as the Packers couldn't keep up after Jordy Nelson (quad) went down. Had it been a full-fledged shootout, Julio probably would have exploded. He is an every-week top-two option, including next week in Detroit against the Lions.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones catches four-of-five targets in Falcons' Week 1 win.

Jones had 66 yards on his four receptions. Some would've liked to see the star receiver get more targets, but the Falcons completed over 66% of their passes and won in Chicago against the Bears. Julio gets the Packers next Sunday night, a team he's historically lit up. He's arguably the top overall non-quarterback option for Week 2.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones plays in the Falcons' third preseason game.

The expectation was that Jones would be playing in the exhibition against Arizona, and he did. Jones was targeted once in the game, but that was it as he only played a few snaps. The all-time leader in receiving yards per game is arguably the top receiver in fantasy, especially with the talk of getting him the ball more in the red zone this year. Jones is a no-doubt first-round pick in all fantasy drafts.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones is expected to play in tomorrow's preseason game against Arizona.

Todd McClure of ESPN reports Jones will get "a few" reps in the exhibition. Julio said yesterday that he feels "good" and made it sound like he'll get some action in the game. He's 100% after getting offseason foot surgery, but the Falcons wisely took things slow and didn't put Jones out there in Week 1 or Week 2 of the preseason. Look for the star receiver to be out there for about a series versus the Cardinals.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones won't play in the second Falcons preseason game.

The Falcons are simply taking it slow with their star receiver after he had offseason foot surgery. It's possible Atlanta doesn't play Jones in the third preseason game on Thursday either, as they look to keep Jones healthy for the regular season. Devonta Freeman (concussion) also won't play this Sunday in the exhibition against the Steelers.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Talk continues of Julio Jones getting more red zone targets.

Kelsey Conway of the Falcons official website tweeted there "seems to be a real emphasis" to get Julio more targets in the red zone during training camp, while adding that head coach Dan Quinn says Jones has been "a real factor" in that area. Jones averages the most receiving yards per game in NFL history, but his touchdown totals haven't been as high other top receivers—that appears set to change this season. New offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian previously said he wants to emphasize getting Jones the ball in the red zone, and it's not like the All-Pro receiver isn't great at everything. He's an obvious strong first-round pick in fantasy leagues.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones won't play in the team's first preseason game on Thursday.

The Falcons aren't worried about rushing their best weapon to play in the preseason after he had offseason foot surgery. The focus is getting Julio to the regular season at 100%. Fellow receiver Taylor Gabriel won't play either. Matt Ryan probably won't be out there too long for the first game either, with two of his top receivers out.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn isn't sure if Julio Jones will play in the preseason.

The superstar receiver participated in full 11-on-11 drills today for the first time in training camp. Jones was only doing individual drills, but his conditioning is to the point where they wanted him in 11-on-11 action. Dan Quinn said they haven't decided if Jones will play in the preseason, but if he does it probably won't be for long. Either way, Julio is locked in as a first round pick in all fantasy drafts, and a case can be made for him as the number one receiver.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones says his foot feels "great."

Atlanta's All-Pro receiver is 100%, but they aren't going to push things in training camp. Julio will obviously be an elite option again this season and is a first-round lock in all fantasy drafts.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff says Julio Jones (foot) has healed up "very, very well."

Jones had offseason foot surgery, but he's fully expected to be good to go for training camp. The superstar receiver will likely be limited as a precaution and as the team looks toward the regular season. Julio is in the conversation to be the top wide receiver drafted in fantasy drafts.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

New Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian wants to get Julio Jones more red zone targets.

Jones draws a lot of double teams in the red zone, but Sarkisian wants to make sure they maximize his opportunities when they're there. Sarkisian said he gets doubled a lot, but there are times when the coverages aren't rolled his way so they want to "make sure he's one of the primary receivers on that play because it is such a tough matchup for anybody one on one." This is a great sign for Julio's fantasy value, as he is the all-time leader in receiving yards per game, but sometimes does not put up the big touchdown numbers like some other guys. Jones can certainly be among the best touchdown scorers in the league, though, and he seems to always take advantage of his opportunities to score. He's recovering from offseason foot surgery but is fully expected to be 100% for training camp and is a locked-in top five receiver in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (foot) is expected to be good for training camp.

Jones underwent foot surgery after the season, and there's no need to rush him. He might be eased in, but Jones will be full-go at some point in training camp. Julio is an obvious top five receiver in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones said his foot is "good."

Hearing anything else would be concerning. Jones is in a boot and said now he's just focused on treatment. He should be 100% for this season and will be among the top players in the league.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones tweets that he's had a successful surgery.

Julio should be more than ready to go for training camp. He'll obviously be among the top receivers in fantasy next season, as always.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones is having foot surgery on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says it's a minor procedure and Jones will be ready for training camp. It shouldn't be much of a concern. Feel free to take Julio in the first or second round of 2017 fantasy drafts.

UPDATE: Jones will be visiting with Dr. Anderson on Monday, but it has not been determined if he needs surgery. We apologize for giving the incorrect information from NFL Media. Jones may still get surgery, but the report seemed to jump the gun a bit.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones will meet with doctor next week to determine if he needs surgery on his toe/foot, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Whether Julio needs surgery or not, he should be full go by the time training camp rolls around. We will update you next week on whether or not Jones needs surgery.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Falcons aren't sure if Julio Jones need surgery on his toe.

They're going to wait then re-evaluate. Either way, Julio should be 100% well before 2017 training camp.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones catches all four Super Bowl targets.

Julio had four receptions for 87 yards. The Falcons didn't have the ball much, or else Julio likely would have done more damage. His best catch was an unbelievable sideline catch that he somehow got two feet in on; it put Atlanta in field goal range up eight points, but the Falcons were knocked out of field goal range and eventually lost in OT. Despite most fantasy analysts disagreeing, Julio has to be selected in the top three receivers (at least) in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

All hands on deck: No Falcons listed on Super Bowl LI injury report.

Julio Jones (toe) is not on the injury report. The Patriots will no doubt try to take him away, but it'll be tough to hold down Julio without someone else making a big impact. Center Alex Mack (fibula) is not on the injury report either, so the Falcons offense will be full strength against New England with their chance at their first Super Bowl win.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (toe) listed as limited in practice on Thursday.

Julio says he's going full and doesn't know anything about being limited. His reps are likely just being limited. He'll be good for the Super Bowl. Center Alex Mack (fibula) was also limited again in practice.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (toe) was a limited participant in Wednesday practice.

There is no chance Julio doesn't play in the Super Bowl, but we'll update you on his practice status throughout the week. Center Alex Mack (fibula) was also a limited participant in practice. Mack is someone to keep a closer eye on. Obviously it'd be a big loss if the Falcons were without Mack.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio goes off to help Falcons reach the Super Bowl.

Jones had nine receptions for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the NFC Championship against Green Bay. His one touchdown was on a back-shoulder type fade at the goal line, and the highlight was a 73-yard catch and run on an in-breaking route. Julio broke two tackles and got down the sideline and he was off to the races. Jones did this while reportedly battling three separate injuries in his foot—amazing.

Julio Jones catches six passes for 67 yards and a touchdown against Seattle.

Julio got going very early in the game, as Richard Sherman could not cover him in one-on-one coverage. He scored on Atlanta's first drive on a quick pop pass inside the ten-yard-line. Julio did leave with a foot injury late in the game, but he should be good for go next weekend with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones catches fade for a touchdown versus the Saints.

Julio had seven catches for 96 yards including the touchdown in the endzone on a nice toe drag on a high-pointed ball. Jones finishes his season with 83 receptions for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games. He almost certainly would have led the NFL in receiving had he not missed two games with his toe injury. Jones will now try to help his team get to the Super Bowl.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones does well in return against the Panthers.

Trailing only Freeman in targets (8), Jones was targeted seven times and caught four passes for 60 yards versus Carolina. He also drew a holding penalty on what could have been a nice gain otherwise. Jones did look hobbled at one point, but he got through the entire game and should be good to go for Week 17 against New Orleans.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn says Julio Jones (toe) will play against the Panthers.

The Falcons will get their elite number one wide receiver back after he missed two games. The Falcons went 2-0, destroying the Rams and 49ers, without him, but they'll be happy to get Julio back. The 9-5 Falcons will face the Panthers, and Julio might be the top option at wide receiver in his return. He torched the Panthers for 300 yards in their first matchup. Get Julio in your lineup as your WR1 for fantasy championships.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (toe) will practice on Tuesday.

Jones looks like he should definitely return on Christmas Eve for the Falcons. Julio still leads the NFL in receiving yards, despite missing the last two games. He had over 300 yards against the Panthers in their first matchup, and while the Panthers secondary has improved since then, Jones will be a top two option for Week 16.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (toe) is out for Week 15 against the 49ers.

The Falcons will play it safe with their star wide receiver in a game that they should win without him. He does seem to be progressing, so hopefully Julio will be good to go on Christmas Eve. With Jones out, Taylor Gabriel will be a great FLEX option again this week.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (toe) is inactive for the Falcons.

Julio tested the toe pregame and was obviously deemed not healthy enough to play. It's a big blow to the Falcons offense, as they'll be without perhaps the best wide receiver in the NFL and number two receiver Mohamed Sanu. Taylor Gabriel is a great FLEX option and should get at least a handful of targets against the Rams. Hopefully Jones can get healthy for Week 15.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (toe) listed as questionable.

He's expected to give it a go this week, but he may be limited to more of a decoy role. With Mohamed Sanu (groin) already ruled out, the Falcons could really use Julio this week. He'll be a WR1, assuming he's active.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (toe) did not practice on Thursday.

Jones can definitely play without practicing. A limited participation tomorrow would help, but ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted today that the Falcons expect Jones to be able to play this Sunday against the Rams. However, there is definite risk that Jones will be more of a decoy this week if he's active. You almost can't leave him out of your lineup, but he's a risky WR1.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones (toe) is not practicing on Wednesday.

Julio could likely play without practicing all week, but missing Wednesday is not a good start to the week. However, don't be alarmed until the Thursday and Friday practice reports come out. It's not surprising that Jones isn't practicing today. He could be a risky WR1 this week if he's active and used as a decoy, though.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones is battling turf toe, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

The injury probably won't keep Jones out of any game action, but it's still concerning. Fantasy owners will hope Julio isn't relegated to just a decoy if he's not 100%. If you own Julio, you're going to play him though. Keep him in your lineup this week against Los Angeles.

Julio Jones | Falcons WR

Julio Jones caught seven passes for 113 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Jones came out hot, catching passes on the first three plays of the game for 11, 16, and 17 yards, but was targeted just six more times the rest of the game. Julio leads the league in receiving yards by a significant margin, but fantasy owners would love to see him improve on his five scores in the fantasy playoffs. Jones is a no-doubt top-two option for Week 14 versus the Rams.

Julio Jones caught four passes for 35 yards in Sunday's win over Arizona.

Jones did battle with Patrick Peterson, and the Falcons took advantage by setting up their other playmakers in good matchups. Julio dropped another pass, which he did at inopportune times in the Falcons' Week 10 loss, but remains an elite option at wide receiver. Jones will be a top-two option next week versus Kansas City.

Julio catches ten passes, but commits crucial drops in Falcons' loss.

Jones caught ten passes for 135 yards as the Falcons lost 24-15 to the Eagles in Philadelphia. Late in the game, Julio dropped two passes that would have extended drives and given the Falcons a good shot to win. It was still a big day for Julio, but it could have been bigger. He will rest up over the Week 11 bye and be a top-2 option despite facing Patrick Peterson in Week 12. If you recall, Jones roasted Peterson for 189 yards in 2014.

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