WR Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons
|6-2, 220||Born: 2-3-1989||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 6|
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 24): Jones tweaked a hamstring during the game on Sunday, but stayed in the action and wasn't visibly slowed by the injury.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): Jones scored (finally!) for the first time in two months, but the Falcons offensive line is still having trouble giving Matt Ryan time to find him downfield. He's not going to be putting up Dez/Demaryius numbers this year.
Week 13: vs Arizona Cardinals
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 10 vs TB (11 / 8 / 119 / 0 rec)
The receiver dropped a deep, play-action pass that was a little behind him after breaking free and in position to run under the ball unfettered for a 60-yard score. Instead, Jones had to turn towards Matt Ryan's 55-yard throw that hung in the air and allow the trailing defender a shot at knocking the ball loose from Jones' grip. Jones also dropped an easy smoke screen in the second quarter. These were his worst plays of the day, but they didn't overshadow his best. Jones gained 39 yards on a slant to the Tampa Bay 10 after this second drop, setting up a field goal. He also caught a deep dig with 0:17 left in the half to get inside the Buccaneers 35 to set up a second kick. During the third quarter, Jones limped off the field holding the back of his right knee, missing part of a series, including a third-down passing situation. After stretching out the leg and riding an exercise bike for a few minutes, Jones returned to the game and earned nearly 120 yards this week.
2014 Week 11 vs CAR (11 / 6 / 59 / 0 rec)
Atlanta's big play receiver earned the first, first down of the game for the Falcons at the top of the second quarter on a slant. He also made a leaping catch on an out route during the first possession of the second quarter to get inside the Carolina 40 for the next first down. Matt Ryan tried to target Jones twice in this game on its oft-used smash screen, but Carolina anticipated both plays and broke them up. Ryan's placement was also off-target. Carolina also did a good job defending a slant in the second quarter, but Jones managed to make a couple of plays that set up field goals at the end of each half. Atlanta's line did not afford Ryan to target Jones deep in this game.
2014 Week 12 vs CLE (13 / 5 / 68 / 1 rec)
Both Jones and his quarterback were responsible for a day that could have been much better than it was. Jones dropped an easy out to the flat and let the ball into his body before Buster Skrine cleaned up the play on 2nd and 7 near midfield on the initial drive. He also dropped a ball at his back shoulder on a double move with a slant and go up the left sideline, but the throw was also behind Jones, who would have scored if Ryan placed the ball ahead of the receiver. Ryan later targeted Jones on a deep out where Joe Haden read the quarterback, undercut the route, and made a leaping catch in perfect position ahead of Jones for the interception. There was also a sideline fade in the second half where Jones made his leaping attempt a step too early and the ball went through his outstretched fingertips. Jones knocked away what looked like a certain interception for Buster Skrine in the fourth quarter that would have sealed the game for Cleveland. It was a solid fantasy day for Jones due to the touchdown, but his upside remains limited because the vertical passing game is limited by the Falcons offensive line and Ryan's propensity for deep throws that lack velocity and distance due in part to the incoming defensive pressure.
Latest NewsFalcons | Julio Jones probable (Fri Nov 21, 03:32 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (illness) fully participated in practice, Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12. link to story Falcons | Julio Jones not practicing (Thu Nov 20, 12:03 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (illness) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. It appears like Jones will still be ready for the team's Week 12 game. Our View: Jones' status isn't a concern for us, nor should it be for you. We've got him as a top 10 WR1 and he should put up very good points against the Cleveland Browns.
link to story Falcons | Julio Jones doesn't practice (Wed Nov 19, 03:45 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. Our View: No worries here as it's only Wednesday. Jones should be back in action later this week.
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