WR Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons
|6-2, 220||Born: 2-3-1989||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 6|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 17): Jones owners are frustrated, but the porous Falcons offensive line could have a much better time of it against a toothless Browns defense. Jones is the type of talent that is hard to keep down forever. Don't sell him under value in a last second deal.
General News (Fri Nov 21): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.
General News (Thu Nov 20): did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).
General News (Wed Nov 19): did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).
Week 12: vs Cleveland Browns
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Matt Ryan is on a two-game winning streak, having slung 31/45 for 268 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions last weekend (two sacks taken for -8 yards), and 20/31 for 219 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions (with one sack taken for -7 yards) against the Panthers and the Buccaneers, respectively. As usual, Julio Jones (22 targets for 14/178/0 receiving) and Roddy White (18 for 14/147/2) have been Ryan's main targets during the winning streak. Harry Douglas has chipped in around the edges (six for 4/46/0) as has Devin Hester (seven for 4/39/0), but White and Jones remain the main guys for fantasy owners to plug into their weekly lineups. The Browns allowed 20/30 for 211 net yards, two TDs and one interception passing to Ryan Mallett in his first start as a Texan (and didn't sack the first-time NFL starter at all). Two weeks ago, Andy Dalton and Jason Campbell had a nightmarish game against the Browns, with 13/39 for 79 net yards passing collectively, with zero TDs and three interceptions thrown, and two sacks taken for -14 yards. To date, the Browns rank 11th in the NFL averaging 230.2 net yards allowed per game, with 14 TDs allowed balanced by 14 interceptions (tied for second in the NFL) and 20 sacks (tied for 20th) generated to date. This is a solid pass D that can make you pay if you get sloppy with the football. Advantage, Cleveland.
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.
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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|13||vs Arizona Cardinals|
|14||@ Green Bay Packers|
|15||vs Pittsburgh Steelers|
|16||@ New Orleans Saints|
|17||vs Carolina Panthers|