Julio Jones, WR Atlanta Falcons

General Info

  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • DOB: 02-03-1989
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No setbacks for Falcons WR Julio Jones

Monday, August 14, 2017, 7:29pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

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."

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Scouting Report

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
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
11
@CHI
31
GB
21
@DET
25
BUF
BYE28
MIA
18
@NE
27
@NYJ
6
@CAR
9
DAL
24
@SEA
16
TB
2
MIN
23
NO
16
@TB
23
@NO
6
CAR

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@CHI4660516.500000-6.610.648/5981.4%
2GB51080921.600000-10.815.848/5882.8%
Per game4.5087.0007.0019.3300000.008.7013.2048.00/58.5082.06%
Totals917401419.3300000.0017.426.496/11782.06%
Previous Games vs. DET
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
20148DET4580614.500000-5.89.846/6076.67%
Average4.0058.000.006.0014.500.000.000.000.000.005.809.8046.00/60.0076.67%

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