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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan expects to take more deep shots this season.
"We didn't take every opportunity we should have," said Shanahan of last year's offense. "Usually, explosive plays have never been an issue. Julio got a bunch at the beginning of the year, but it's a little harder when there's always a second guy over the top." Jones got most of his yards after the catch despite leading the league in receiving. The Falcons hope the additions of Mohamed Sanu and Austin Hooper will get Jones more single coverage. Jun 15 - 5:56 PM
Source: ESPN

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Julio Jones caught 9-of-11 targets for 149 yards in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Jones finishes the season with an astonishing 136 catches for 1,871 yards and eight touchdowns. Both the catches and yards are the second most in league history. The game's most physically dominant receiver, Jones now has 240 receptions for 3,464 yards and 14 touchdowns in 31 games since suffering a "Jones fracture" in Week 5 of the 2013 season. Still a month shy of his 27th birthday, Jones is signed through 2020, and should remain a top-10 Dynasty league hold for the duration of his deal.
Jan 3 - 4:09 PM

Julio Jones reeled in nine of 11 targets for 178 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Panthers.

Early in the game, Jones often went into motion after lining up in the slot. That didn't really fool Josh Norman, who held his own by limiting Jones to 51 yards in the first half. Jones would have the last laugh by blowing up for 127 second-half yards. Kurt Coleman fell down on Jones’ 70-yard touchdown. Luke Kuechly was also covering Jones on the play but Julio outleaped him and went the rest of the way for the score. Jones did commit a costly drop on third down in the second quarter but that was really his only blemish. He’s having the best season ever by a Falcons wide receiver and already owns team records in both catches and receiving yards. Sunday was his eighth 100-yard game of the season. Jones is officially matchup-proof and should have a monster game next week against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Julio Jones caught 9-of-13 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Jaguars.

Jones had three catches for 44 yards on the opening drive and was the dominant force in the passing game all day. Thankfully for fantasy owners, Julio finally turned that domination into a touchdown in the second quarter. Julio came across the formation on a play action fake, caught the ball in the flat, and beat Josh Evans to the pylon for his first TD since Week 8. With the offense sputtering in the third quarter, Julio came up with two big third-down conversions on a drive which ultimately stalled in Jags territory. That drive was unsuccessful, but it turned out to be a turning point as the Falcons offense put together two impressive scoring drives to close out the game. On top of the big game, Jones set the Falcons' single-season catch record with a grab in the third quarter, passing Roddy White's 115 mark set in 2010. Jones has another date with Josh Norman next week, but he remains a high-volume WR1.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Julio Jones caught 7-of-10 targets for 88 yards in the Falcons' Week 14 loss to the Panthers.

The majority of Jones' yardage came on a 46-yard grab in garbage time. Jones was neutralized by Josh Norman, though he didn't get any help from his teammates, who were comprehensively terrible on the road in a shutout loss. Jones has a plus Week 15 matchup in the Jaguars before landing back on Norman Island in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Julio Jones (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

The Falcons are just managing Jones' reps. He'll be a low-end WR1 against Josh Norman and the Panthers.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Julio Jones (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Jones received treatment for his knee following Week 13 against the Bucs, but stresses it's not a big deal. He'll be fine for his date with Josh Norman Sunday.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Julio Jones expressed frustration at his lack of involvement in the red zone.

"I don’t know what we are doing down there," Jones said. "We practice throughout the week throwing jump balls and fades and doing all of those things. But when the game comes, you never know what’s going to come up." Atlanta visited the red zone three times against the Bucs but came away with just one touchdown. Jones has not scored since Week 8, and it is tough to see him breaking that scoreless streak against Josh Norman and company next week.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Julio Jones caught 8-of-17 targets for 93 yards Week 13 against the Bucs.

93 yards would be a decent day for most receivers, but it was a bit of a disappointment with Julio in a great spot this week. Jones consistently found space in the intermediate areas in the first half, but he was only able to catch 1-of-7 targets for 25 yards after the break. Matt Ryan missed Jones on what could have been a long play in the second half, and Jones could not find any room once Atlanta got close to the end zone. He has not scored since Week 8, and he is unlikely to break that streak against what should be shadow coverage from Josh Norman next week. Jones will remain a WR1 in redraft formats against Carolina, but he will not be a good DFS option.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:44:00 PM

Julio Jones secured 5-of-7 targets for 56 yards in the Falcons' Week 12 loss to the Vikings.

A disappointment for Minnesota all year, Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes really showed up for this one. It was easily his best performance all season. Assigned to shadow Julio, Rhodes maintained tight coverage on Jones even on his receptions. Look for Jones to bounce back when the Falcons take on the Buccaneers in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Julio Jones secured 9-of-15 targets for 160 yards in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to the Colts.

Jones won his matchup with Vontae Davis early in the game, and continued to eat when Davis left with a second-half hamstring injury. A fantasy moneymaking machine, Julio has topped 90 yards in all but two games this season. He should stay hot in Week 12 versus struggling Vikings RCB Xavier Rhodes.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:21:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that the Colts plan to use Vontae Davis in one-on-one coverage against Julio Jones in Week 11.

The bad news for Julio is that Davis is good. The good news for Julio is that it appears he will avoid double coverage, and Davis isn't having his best season. Jones remains a must-start, high-end WR1, and his ownership may be down in daily fantasy tournaments based on fears over Davis' shadow coverage.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Colts RCB Vontae Davis is expected to shadow Julio Jones in Week 11.

Davis rarely stays on one receiver but for Julio, he'll make an exception. Even against a shutdown corner like Davis, Julio is still a locked-in WR1. Jones has gone over 90 yards receiving in each of his last four games.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Julio Jones secured 10-of-17 targets for 137 yards in the Falcons' Week 9 loss to the 49ers.

The Falcons got off to a painfully slow start offensively, before Julio finally got things rolling with a 54-yard reception late in the first half. He was bafflingly covered by 49ers ILB Navorro Bowman on the play, and Matt Ryan effectively exploited the severe mismatch. Julio surpassed 1,000 yards on the season in the third quarter Sunday and has seven games left to play. Through nine games, Jones is averaging 8.9 catches for 114.3 yards and 0.67 touchdowns per week. That puts him on a 142-1,829-11 pace.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:47:00 PM

Julio Jones snared 12-of-13 targets for 162 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 8 loss to the Buccaneers.

Jones was an absolute menace in the first half, shredding the Bucs for 99 yards on five catches in the first quarter. Most of his damage came inside the numbers as Matt Ryan repeatedly fed Jones on short slant routes. After going into hibernation for much of the second half, Jones resurfaced with a brilliant five-yard touchdown with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Atlanta tied the game at 20 on the ensuing extra point. Jones should garner top-five status next week against the Niners.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:10:00 PM