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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / ATL
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Julio Jones is dealing with a lower-back injury, and will be limited in practice this week.
Jones picked up the injury at some point in Sunday's narrow win over the Lions. Coach Dan Quinn didn't seem concerned about Jones' Week 4 status, but it's obviously something to monitory. Jones could be "DNP" on Wednesday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Although Jones hasn’t scored yet, he's seen an increase in targets each week and he picked up three end zone looks this past weekend. He’ll try to find paint against the Bills but it could be a tough spot. He'll see a healthy dose of E.J. Gaines, who’s been solid. After being targeted 22 times through three weeks, he's limited receivers to a 10/79/0 line. However, Jones will also see Tre'Davious White, who's given up the 13th-most receiving yards (164) on 10 catches. Since Gaines doesn’t move, the Falcons could match up Jones with White near the end zone and provide him more scoring opportunities. The Falcons are implied to score 28.25 points. Sep 25 - 2:27 PM

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Julio Jones caught 7-of-12 targets for 91 yards in the Falcons' Week 3 win over the Lions.

Jones remains without a touchdown after three games. Matt Ryan tried to get him one on a deep ball where Jones got behind the defense, but the safety was able to close on the pass and knock it away in the end zone. A blowup game is coming. Jones gets the Bills' secondary in Atlanta in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 5:20 PM

Julio Jones caught 5-of-9 targets for 108 yards in Week 2 against the Packers.

The Falcons made a point to get Jones involved early, with four of his catches and 95 yards coming in the first half. He had just one catch after halftime with the Falcons protecting a lead. Jones was held out of the end-zone for the second straight week, but is trending in the right direction. He's a locked-in WR1 for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 12:36 AM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn thinks Julio Jones should have had a bigger game in Week 1.

Jones managed four catches for 66 yards against Chicago, but he was only targeted five times, fewer than both Mohamed Sanu and Tevin Coleman. "It’s something he’ll never say because that’s the type of teammate he is," Quinn said, "but yeah we thought maybe there was a few more opportunities for him in the game." Jones should be more involved this week against the Packers.
Sep 12 - 10:27 AM

Julio Jones managed four catches for 66 yards on five targets in the Falcons' Week 1 win over the Bears.

Julio was rolling with three catches for 62 yards in the first half, but the Bears shut him down in the final two quarters. Vic Fangio's defense also did an excellent job of limiting enemy top receivers throughout last season, so there was some reason to believe Jones might disappoint. He wound up drawing a ton of coverage to help spring guys like Austin Hooper open for big gains. Against the Packers in Week 2, Jones will be a great bet for a major bounce-back game.
Sep 10 - 4:22 PM

Julio Jones failed to catch his lone target in the Falcons' third preseason game.

He barely played, as the Falcons weren't going to push him in a meaningless game. But Matt Ryan was also pretty bad, completing just 4-of-11 passes. Jones is a shoo-in top-five fantasy receiver and first-round pick.
Aug 26 - 8:37 PM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Julio Jones (foot) will get a "few reps" in Atlanta's third preseason game.

Jones has been moved slowly after sitting out the first two preseason games. The Falcons clearing him for live action confirms he's fully recovered from surgery. Jones won't play the entire first half, but should get a couple series with Matt Ryan and the starters.
Source: ESPN
Aug 25 - 6:00 PM

Julio Jones (foot) could see action in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

The Falcons have been taking things slow with Jones, who is coming off offseason foot surgery. He sat out the first two preseason games and Saturday will probably be his last chance to see the field as starters don't usually suit up for the final preseason game. Even if Jones can't get the green light for Saturday, he's in no danger of missing Week 1.
Aug 22 - 2:09 PM

Julio Jones (foot) won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers.

Devonta Freeman (concussion) has also been ruled out while Taylor Gabriel's (calf) availability is up in the air. The Falcons continue to play it safe with Jones, who is coming off minor offseason foot surgery. Even if Jones doesn't see any preseason action, there's little doubt about his status for Week 1 against the Bears.
Aug 18 - 2:08 PM

Falcons.com's Kelsey Conway reports the team has shown a "real emphasis" on getting Julio Jones more red-zone touches during camp.

New OC Steve Sarkisian said that was his goal all the way back in June. After being targeted just nine times in the red zone and six times inside the 10 last season, Jones should see more work near the goal line this year, which will hopefully allow him to score more than the six touchdowns he managed in 2016. Jones is locked in as a top-three fantasy receiver.
Aug 14 - 12:32 PM

Julio Jones (foot) will not play in the first preseason game.

Neither will Taylor Gabriel. There is no reason to worry about Jones, who said he is "easing myself back into it" following offseason foot surgery. Atlanta's top weapon should be healed up well before Week 1.
Aug 8 - 12:25 PM

Julio Jones (foot) said, "(I'm) easing myself back into it" after offseason foot surgery.

Jones went on to say "I’m going to be ready when it’s time to go." There's no need to worry about his availability for the season at this point despite the slow return. Jones is a top-three fantasy receiver and should continue to be drafted as such.
Aug 5 - 10:32 AM

Julio Jones (foot) has been medically cleared for training camp.

As expected. Jones underwent a very minor procedure to remove a bunion from his foot in March. He sat out OTAs and minicamp merely as a way to get more rest after a long season. Jones is ready to roll but will be eased back into team drills here in the first few practices. Jones is locked in as a first-round fantasy pick.
Jul 26 - 12:06 PM

Julio Jones (foot surgery) is sitting out minicamp.

Jones underwent his third career left foot surgery on March 6. While the first two operations addressed fractures, Julio's latest surgery merely fixed a bunion on his foot. Jones should be full go for the start of training camp.
Jun 13 - 3:56 PM

New Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian wants to utilize Julio Jones more often in the red zone.

Jones recorded just six touchdowns last season in part because he was only targeted nine times in the red zone and six times inside the 10 -- Jordy Nelson led the league in both categories with 29 and 15 respectively. "When you have a player like Julio, it's making sure we maximize his opportunities," Sarkisian said. "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." Already a top-three fantasy receiver, Jones has No. 1 overall potential if his touchdown production picks up.
Source: ESPN
Jun 8 - 11:36 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
4Brian Hill
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Derrick Coleman
WR11Julio Jones
2Taylor Gabriel
3Andre Roberts
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Nick Williams
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Austin Hooper
2Levine Toilolo
3Eric Saubert
LT1Jake Matthews
2Ty Sambrailo
LG1Andy Levitre
C1Alex Mack
2Ben Garland
RG1Wes Schweitzer
2Sean Harlow
3Austin Pasztor
RT1Ryan Schraeder
K1Matt Bryant