Julio Jones Fantasy News

Falcons WR Julio Jones expected back by next week

Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:40pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed his second consecutive practice with an ankle injury Monday but is expected to return to the practice field no later than the start of next week.

Coach Dan Quinn said Jones is unlikely to play in Thursday night's final exhibition against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a game where the starters typically rest. Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan played one snap in last year's final preseason game against Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact:

Quinn remains optimistic about Jones' status in preparation for the Sept. 11 season opener against Tampa Bay. Jones was banged up in the second quarter of last Thursday's 17-6 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins while trying to track down a deep ball from Matt Ryan.

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 4:51pm

AtlantaFalcons.com - [Full Article]

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) did not practice Sunday.

Falcons believe they are deep at WR

Monday, August 15, 2016, 2:35pm

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

Falcons star Julio Jones was praising fellow wide receiver Aldrick Robinson even before Robinson went out and starred for the Falcons in the exhibition opener against Washington on Thursday.

That performance by Robinson, who rates as no better than the No. 4 receiver, is an indication of the potential depth the Falcons have at wide receiver.

“He had a great game for us,” Jones said. “But there is more to come from Al. Also, a lot of the young guys. J.D. (McKissic), great guy, you will see a lot of him. Of course, Mohamed Sanu (and) myself. Just a lot of guys. We are out here, we are working and doing a good job.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say with Jones, Sanu and Justin Hardy set as the top three wide receivers, Robinson is in competition with four others for what likely are two more spots: McKissic, Nick Williams, Eric Weems, and Devin Fuller.

Julio Jones a full-go at practice

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 1:51pm

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones fully participated in practice on Tuesday.

He had an unspecified injury and referred to some “tightness” in his explosive body. Falcons coach Dan Quinn called the injury a “tweak.”

“He was back to full today,” Quinn said. “He did a good job working to get back. I saw that we had that progression back up to where he was. It was good to see him back.”

Fantasy Impact:

Certainly good news and those in the media and fantasy worlds were starting to get a little concerned about a slow return. The Falcons were likely just playing it safe with their stud wideout.

Julio Jones a full-go at practice

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 1:51pm

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones fully participated in practice on Tuesday.

He had an unspecified injury and referred to some “tightness” in his explosive body. Falcons coach Dan Quinn called the injury a “tweak.”

“He was back to full today,” Quinn said. “He did a good job working to get back. I saw that we had that progression back up to where he was. It was good to see him back.”

Fantasy Impact:

Certainly good news and those in the media and fantasy worlds were starting to get a little concerned about a slow return. The Falcons were likely just playing it safe with their stud wideout.

Julio Jones will return to practice Tuesday

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 1:42pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said wide receiver Julio Jones, who suffered a minor injury on the first day of training camp Thursday, will return to full practice Tuesday.

Jones, who was pictured rolling a ball under his left foot Saturday, took part in a portion 11-on-11 drills Sunday. He caught the first two passes of the two-minute session at the end of practice. Jones was held out of 1-on-1 drills and sat out the first play of 11-on-11 before making an appearance.

"Not necessarily a pitch count," Quinn said of Jones' Sunday regimen. "We wanted to have probably quarter to half of him out today, make sure tomorrow off, and then we'll be back into full for Tuesday."

Fantasy Impact:

The Falcons have Monday off, giving Jones an added day of rest. He expressed little concern about the injury despite being limited for four days.

Julio Jones appears fine running routes

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1:48pm

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones ran routes during the individual period of practice on Saturday.

He’s battling some “tightness” or what coach Dan Quinn called a “tweak.”

“I’m just so explosive,” Jones said. “So I always get something that’s tight or something. I mean, it’s good. I’ll just keep getting treatment. I’m eating right and I’m hydrating. But I’m good. It’s nothing serious are anything like that.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jones left practice Thursday and was kept out Friday. He felt his partial return today went well which is good news for owners and potential owners.

Julio Jones doesn't practice Friday

Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:15pm

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

Julio Jones left the very first practice of training camp with what Falcons coach Dan Quinn called a “tweak” to an unspecified body part.

Jones did not practice Friday, either, after Quinn had said he likely would. But Quinn insists that the injury is a “small tweak” and a “one-off thing” and said Jones would “likely be back in the next day or so.”

“He’s fit,” Quinn said. “He’s strong. It was my decision, and I wanted to hold him back.”

Fantasy Impact:

It's worth note because Jones was expected back today. It's possible he was just held out to be safe as Quinn said, but at the same time it leaves some doubt among fantasy owners because Jones is a possible top-three overall pick.

Julio Jones tweaks knee, expected to be OK

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:32pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones suffered a minor injury on the first day of training camp but is expected to return for Friday's practice, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said.

Jones rested for most of practice Thursday after getting banged up during a drill in the earlier portion of practice. He motioned to the sideline to be replaced and appeared to stretch both legs to overcome the pain. It was not considered cramps, Quinn said.

"We just held him out," Quinn said. "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 Impact:

Quinn would not specify what Jones tweaked but said he'll be back on Friday. Jones spent extensive time talking to the athletic performance staff while on the sideline. Late in practice, he put his helmet back on and caught passes from the other receivers, with a member of the performance staff providing resistance as Jones pushed off.

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:22pm

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

The Bengals reported to Paul Brown Stadium Thursday and as five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green began his sixth training camp without offseason workout partner Calvin Johnson in the league, he says he’s one of a group of about five vying to replace Johnson as the NFL’s best wide receiver.

“I’m in there,” said Green, who also counts Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., and DeAndre Hopkins in that mix.

Green says he’s not surprised Johnson retired after just nine seasons in the league at age 30. After all, he told Green a couple of offseasons ago that he only had about two or three years left in him.

And there are other concerns. Green and wife Miranda are expecting their first child Sept. 30, a son named Easton Ace Green.

Fantasy Impact:

Green, who turns 28 Sunday, said he’d like to play anywhere between 11-15 seasons if he’s still performing at a top level, the story said.

Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan 'fully anticipates' more deep throws this season

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:50pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan fully anticipates taking more deep shots this coming season, particularly with a dynamic deep threat such as Julio Jones to target. Last season, Jones averaged 10.33 air yards per target, which ranked 47th in the league. Of course, he made the most of those targets with a league-leading 1,871 receiving yards, including 642 yards after the catch. But a few more deep balls might have put Jones over the 2,000-yard mark.

"Usually, explosive plays have never been an issue. I know we didn't get as many last year as we wanted to. ... We actually had a good amount of explosive plays. We didn't have a good amount of explosive touchdowns. Our guy who can do it the most, Julio, he got a bunch at the beginning of the year, but it's a little harder to get explosive plays when there's always a second guy over the top of you. That's why we had to move him and recreate some. I'm hoping other guys can do it, too."

Fantasy Impact:

Jones finished #2 in both formats last year and is a rock-solid 1st round pick in 2016. Not much has changed in Atlanta, so Jones should continue to see a boatload of targets as Matt Ryan’s primary option. A few more touchdowns would certainly help his outlook. Any concern about Jones’ foot seems to be gone now that he’s played in 31 of his last 32 games.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14. Jones is not a recommended daily play this week, at least in cash games. He has not fared well against Carolina in recent games (10 catches for 117 yards combined in two games last year) and Panther CB Josh Norman is playing as well as anyone. Since Week 4, Jones is the #11 WR, and given the matchup, he’s not necessarily a must-start in season-long leagues either.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14. Tamme should be fine to play on Sunday. He had a disappointing Week 13, but is a bounce back candidate this week with the Panthers likely focused on stopping Julio Jones.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jones is not a recommended daily play this week, at least in cash games. He has not fared well against Carolina in recent games (10 catches for 117 yards combined in two games last year) and Panther CB Josh Norman is playing as well as anyone. Since Week 4, Jones is the #11 WR, and given the matchup, he’s not necessarily a must-start in season-long leagues either.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Tamme should be fine to play on Sunday. He had a disappointing Week 13, but is a bounce back candidate this week with the Panthers likely focused on stopping Julio Jones.

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