Julio Jones Fantasy News

Falcons OC wants to use WR Julio Jones more in the red zone

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

New Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian hopes to enhance one of the league's top offenses, and that could mean more red-zone touches for top receiver Julio Jones.

"I think, No. 1, they were still very good in the red zone," Sarkisian said of last year's Falcons. "But when you have a player like Julio, it's making sure we maximize his opportunities because there is so much double-coverage, there are so many unique coverages that roll his way that when we don't get that, let's make sure he's one of the primary receivers on that play because it is such a tough matchup for anybody one on one."

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was tied for 87th in red zone targets (9). It's the same number of red zone targets as Terrance West, Braxton Miller and Tyler Boyd had last year, so there is a lot of room for improvement. If he sees more targets in the red zone, it will no doubt help his overall fantasy value.

Falcons WR Julio Jones to have 'minor' foot surgery on Monday

Friday, March 3, 2017, 2:46pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Falcons WR Julio Jones is having foot surgery on Monday, source said. It's minor and won't affect his training camp availability.

Update: Jones isn't undergoing surgery on Monday, but is seeing a specialist about his foot. Stay tuned.

Fantasy Impact:

This doesn't sound like a major issue, but it's worth monitoring as the offseason progresses.

Friday, February 3, 2017, 6:51pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took limited practice reps all week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. HC Dan Quinn said Jones “looked good” on Friday and “won’t have any limitations” on Sunday. His toe injury is a concern, but he has a great matchup against the Packers.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took full practice reps all week. Jones is good to go for a tough matchup against the Seahawks.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Jones won’t be on a snap count this week, per HC Dan Quinn. He has a nice matchup with the Saints.

Falcons WR Julio Jones sees limited snaps

Monday, December 26, 2016, 12:08pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Julio Jones didn't push his injured toe in Saturday's game versus the Panthers. The Atlanta Falcons didn't need him to, handling Carolina 33-16. The receiver was mindful of bigger games coming up on the schedule.

"I was good throughout the whole game, but I was just trying to be careful," Jones said, per ESPN's Vaughn McClure. "I was just in and out, not trying to let that flame up. I wasn't [on a limit]. It was just how I felt. I'm not going to put myself in a situation to hurt the team."

Fantasy Impact:

Jones played the fewest snaps in a game he's started this season, seeing 39 of 63 offensive plays. He still ended up leading the Falcons with 60 receiving yards on four catches, as Matt Ryan spread the ball around to 10 different targets for 277 yards and 2 TDs.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (shoulder) took full practice reps again Friday. Gabriel injured the shoulder last week but returned to the game. He should be fine to play against the Panthers. He is the #4 receiver in fantasy since Week 8, though he’s not a sure bet to be heavily involved with Julio Jones back in the fold.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Jones is on track to play against the Panthers. There is a line of thinking that Jones could have played the last two weeks but due to the nature of competition, the Falcons elected to hold him out. He could come back with a vengeance against Carolina.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jones looks to be on track to play against the Panthers. There is a line of thinking that Jones could have played the last two weeks but due to the nature of competition, the Falcons elected to hold him out. He could come back with a vengeance against Carolina.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jones looks to be on track to play against the Panthers.

Falcons think WR Julio Jones returns this week

Monday, December 19, 2016, 11:34am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Falcons feel good about having wide receiver Julio Jones under their tree on Christmas Eve.

Jones has missed the last two games with a toe injury, but worked out before Sunday’s victory over the 49ers. Watching him go through that workout left coach Dan Quinn feeling good about the chances of Jones returning to the lineup against the Panthers on Saturday.

“I’m hopeful that he’s back,” Quinn said, via ESPN.com. “So, I think that he will [return]. We’re going to take it all the way through, practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and then we’ll have a good shot. But I am hopeful for that. I can’t say it’s for sure until he can explode like he can, but I think he’s a heck of a lot closer than he has been over the last two weeks.”

Fantasy Impact:

Good news for owners who have made this far in their playoffs without Jones. The Falcons played it safe with Jones and his turf toe, perhaps knowing they had two very winable games against the Rams and 49ers.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu ACTIVE vs. 49ers

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:42pm

Falcons Inactives
Adrian Clayborn DE
Jalen Collins CB
Julio Jones WR
J.D. McKissic WR
Wes Schweitzer OG
Robenson Therezie FS
Nick Williams WR

Related players: Mohamed Sanu

Fantasy Impact:

Sanu will go today with Julio Jones out again. Sanu should see a nice share of targets in a good matchup.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. Jones has been ruled out. Look for Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu to lead the receivers in catches in a great matchup against the 49ers.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Sanu will return this week. The fact that he was removed from the injury report indicates that he’s getting close to full health. He’s a Sneaky Start with Julio Jones ruled out.

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