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WR Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons

6-2, 220Born: 2-3-1989College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 6

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Week 5: at New York Giants

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs NO 0 0 0 9 7 116 0 1
2 at CIN 0 0 0 13 7 88 1 0
3 vs TB 0 0 0 11 9 161 2 0
4 at MIN 0 0 0 8 6 82 0 0
5 at NYG PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs CIN (13 / 7 / 88 / 1 rec)

Jones dropped a touchdown on a deep pass off play action. The pass arrived over his inside shoulder in the end zone, but he juggled the ball and this allowed safety George Iloka into the play to rip the ball loose from Jones' grip. If Jones makes the snare without a juggle, he had the time to turn away from the defender's reach. This was the biggest play for the Falcons this week because it would have gotten Atlanta back into the game. Jones saw short targets early that were broken up or stuffed by a Bengals defense that sat on the routes early and then gave room to watch it develop and tackle once Atlanta was well behind. Jones earned some deeper targets as the game got out of hand - including a 14-yard touchdown on an out where he was paired with safety Reggie Nelson in the fourth quarter - but if the Falcons offensive line continues to falter Jones' chances to earn consistent down field targets may be limited to the fourth quarter when the game is out of hand.

2014 Week 3 vs TB (11 / 9 / 161 / 2 rec)

With Roddy White out due to a hamstring, Jones was the bulk of the passing game, catching a deep dig off a three-step, play-action pass. He did a good job getting low and under the ball for the sliding catch as he worked back to the target. He followed this up later in the quarter with a touchdown in the back of the end zone on a target over his head. Jones also made a fine block along the left sideline on an end around to Devin Hester for a 20-yard score. He sustained the contact from the 10 to well inside the 5. Jones finished his day with around 8:30 in the third quarter, scoring on a 40-yard deep sideline around to the front pylon. The Falcons' receiver tracked the ball almost directly over his head and caught the ball on a dead run while angling to the pylon - and excellent adjustment.

2014 Week 4 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 82 / 0 rec)

Jones' best play of the day wasn't a catch, but drawing two defenders to the flat in anticipation of a receiver screen that left Roddy White wide open for a 24-yard score. The Vikings did a good job of limiting Jones throughout the day with bracketing the receiver on shallow zone routes by dropping a linebacker or using a safety to undercut routes. When Jones earned single coverage, he and Ryan found their connection. One of them was a dig route in single coverage to reach mid-field in the third quarter and a smoke screen two plays later to get inside the Vikings' 35. Jones also earned an accurate target on a vertical route at the end of the third quarter, but cornerback Xavier Rhodes made a fine play on the ball. The rest of Jones' looks came in garbage time in the waning minutes of the game.


Latest News

Falcons | Julio Jones better after injury? (Thu Sep 25, 09:46 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said he focused on strengthening his quadriceps while rehabbing his broken foot and has noticed a difference on the field this year. 'I can get in and out of my cuts easier because my quads are very strong now,' Jones said. 'Last year, I wasn't as strong. I was using more of my hamstrings. Now I'm able to explode out of cuts and therefore get separation from DBs.'

Our View: Jones has certainly picked up where he left off. He's a rock solid WR1 and a must start for fantasy owners each week.
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Falcons | Julio Jones stars in Week 3 (Fri Sep 19, 02:49 AM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, who was probable entering Week 3 of the NFL season, hauled in nine catches for 161 yards and scored twice in a 56-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Falcons | Julio Jones solid in Week 3 (Fri Sep 19, 02:49 AM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, who was probable entering Week 3 of the NFL season, hauled in nine catches for 161 yards and scored twice in a 56-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Sept. 18.

Our View: Jones was more than solid, he was spectacular in a blowout win on Thursday night. The Falcons were without Roddy White, and that just meant more targets for Jones.
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Falcons | Julio Jones probable for Week 3 (Wed Sep 17, 02:06 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) practiced for the second straight day Wednesday, Sept. 17, and is probable for Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Sept. 18.

Our View: Great news for the Falcons here. Jones is good to go for Sunday as the Falcons return home to face the Bucs. We like Julio as a top-5 fantasy receiver in Week 3.
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Falcons | Julio Jones fully practices (Tue Sep 16, 03:46 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Our View: Good news for the Falcons here. The team will continue to monitor him closely as he deals with this ankle problem.
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