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Monday, August 14, 2017, 7:29pm
It must have been a comforting sight for the coaches to see star wide receiver Julio Jones catch passes in the red zone again.
On Monday, the last day of training camp, Jones was his old self, sprinting across the end zone to haul in a touchdown toss from reigning MVP Matt Ryan in 11-on-11 drills. In fact, Jones looked game-ready after having surgery on his left foot in March.
"I really practiced all day [Sunday]," Jones noted. "I feel great, though. No setbacks. Moved around today. I'm feeling good. But it's on [the coaches/medical staff] to make the decision. We communicate with each other and try to make the best decision as far as me moving forward, as far as reps; preseason. The ultimate goal is just to be ready, though."
Jones said he expects to be ready for the Sept. 10 opener. He added his timing with QB Matt Ryan is "great" since they've played together for so long and are familiar with one another.
Posted by Anthony Stalter
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:56am
Week 3 at Detroit Lions
Julio Jones caught 5-of-9 targets for 108 yards in the Falcons' Week 2 victory over the Packers. The dynamic receiver was involved early, as Jones had 4 of his catches and 95 yards receiving in the first half. He was held to just one catch after halftime, although that was because Atlanta was attempting to protect its big lead. He's now averaging 19.17 points per game in PPR leagues and 12.62 points in standard formats.
The Falcons travel to Detroit on Sunday to take on a Lions team ranked as fantasy's No. 21 defense against receivers. Jones is our WR2 for Week 3 and is a must-start in all leagues.
2017 Strength of Schedule - ATL
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||4.50||87.00||0||7.00||19.33||0||0||0||0||0.00||8.70||13.20||48.00/58.50||82.06% |
Previous Games vs. DET