WR Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons
|6-2, 220||Born: 2-3-1989||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2011|
Week 21: bye week
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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Julio Jones's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs TB (13 / 7 / 78 / 0 rec)
On third and three from an empty set, Jones ran a quick out and caught the ball at the far-side boundary to earn Atlanta's first, first down during the opening drive of the game. He earned another first down during the drive on a fin route to the right flat against a dropping Nkamukong Suh for an easy gain across midfield. Jones converted his third, third-down with a quick dig route against tight man coverage with a physical turn through contact to get open inside the Buccaneers' 15 during Atlanta's second drive. Jones knocked away a deflected pass that arrived short of the mark due to pressure on Matt Ryan from Jason Pierre-Paul to begin the third drive that forced the target shy of the mark. Jones earned a short dig and ran through two tackles to earn a third and inches early in Atlanta's fourth drive. Jones stumbled out of his break on a second and goal late in the half and couldn't reach the target. Pressure forced Ryan to throw behind Jones on a crossing route with two and a half minutes left in the half. Jones took an intermediate slant through two defenders on the next play after Ryan climbed the pocket, getting Atlanta across midfield. Two plays later, Jones made a diving catch with a defender on his back for a first down at the Buccaneers' 20. Jones repeatedly left the field during the second and third quarters after tweaking his long-standing injury after the stumble on the red zone route late in the half but returned to the field after brief rests. Still, Jones limped throughout the second half of this game. Jones earned four yards on a crossing route late in the third quarter.
2019 Week 16 vs JAX (15 / 10 / 166 / 0 rec)
Ryan found Jones on a slant from the slot in an empty set on the second play of the game. Jones picked up the first down with a sliding catch for a short gain. Ryan threaded the needle to Julio Jones on a corner route against A.J. Bouye on third-and-two during the third series for a 24-yard gain to get to midfield. Ryan found Jones again and with good placement to Jones's back shoulder on a target over the middle to avoid leading him into contact but Jones dropped the ball. Jones earned a first down on a curl route in the flat underneath a cushion and made the play with Bouye wrapping him at the back. Ryan tried to squeeze a dig route into tight coverage at the end of the first quarter during its fourth possession but Jones dropped the ball after contact. Ryan got too confident on the next play, rolling right and going deep to Jones up the right flat and hanging the pass into the air for Tre Herndon to work across the field and pick off the pass. Jones earned a quick slant to begin the next series against an open cushion for 17 yards. Ryan found Jones breaking inside for 12 yards with less than a minute in the half for a first down with an off-platform throw under pressure to get Atlanta into field goal range. Jones earned a few yards on a crossing route to reach the Jaguars' 10 with about 20 seconds left. Jones earned 25 yards on a slant during Atlanta's first drive of the third quarter to get into field goal range. Jones dropped an arrow route in the left flat when trying turn up field before he secured it. Jarrad Wilson cut off Ryan's target of Julio Jones on a crossing route midway through the third quarter, intercepting the pass and ending a drive that was approaching the Jacksonville red zone. Jones earned 33 yards on an out route on a play-action throw-back to the left sideline with less than two minutes left in the third quarter. Jones bailed out Atlanta on an over route against Bouye on a third-and-long in the fourth quarter to dig Atlanta out of a possession deep in its own territory. Jones earned over 20 yards and dug Atlanta out of its territory again late in the fourth quarter on an out route on a well-anticipated throw into tight coverage.
2019 Week 15 vs SF (20 / 13 / 134 / 2 rec)
He came up limping after his first target on a target breaking to the right sideline after the cornerback held Jones on the play and their feet collided during Jones's break. He returned a play later. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw read Matt Ryan's eyes and worked across the flat to tip the ball away from Jones working underneath deeper coverage. Jones earned a back-shoulder fade against tight coverage on third and four up the right sideline early in the second quarter for 28 yards. Ryan followed up with a flush right and delivery of the comeback to the right sideline for another first down to get Atlanta to the 49ers' 21. Jones got Atlanta inside the five with a crossing route against man coverage and then followed up with an out to the front pylon where he leaned towards the corner and tucked the ball to his left hand to get the ball across the plain for a touchdown. Ryan found Jones during the next drive on a speed out for a first down to get inside the 49ers' 30 with less than four minutes left in the half. Ryan delivered the ball to Jones on a double move that went through Jones's hands in the end zone late in the half. The hold that the cornerback committed during the play wasn't called and it was non-reviewable by instant replay, but the cornerback's play failed to live up to the standard of pass interference. Atlanta hit Jones on a receiver screen off of a fake toss to the opposite side but the 49ers recovered and limited the gain to five yards. Ryan found Jones for his seventh catch on a curl at the end of the third quarter for a first down near midfield. Jones dropped a low and away dig route that hit his fingers but required a difficult stretch early in the fourth quarter. Jones earned a first down on a third-down slant midway through the fourth quarter to keep another drive alive. D.J. Reed stuffed Jones on the next play when Atlanta tried another short screen. Ryan then overshot Jones on an out but followed up with a crossing route that Jones converted for a first down. Jones dropped a throw arriving over his inside shoulder after Jimmie Ward interfered with the receiver throughout the receiver's break and put the ball inside the 49ers' one yard-line. Jones broke a tackle on a target over the middle as the inside receiver of a trips set that got Atlanta inside the 49ers 30 with seconds remaining and later earned a curl inside the five with 17 seconds left. Jones scored over the middle with two seconds left for the game winner.
2019 Week 14 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec)
Ryan delivered a pinpoint go route with a great stack to win the ball against tight coverage to reach the 18 of Carolina on the long play. Ryan overshot Jones later in the half on good double move against James Bradberry, the player Jones beat the first time. Ross Cockrell helped double-cover Jones over the middle during the waning seconds of the half to defend a pass. Jones took a pass up the middle for a first down to begin a third-quarter drive near midfield and got Atlanta inside the Carolina 30. Jones earned 1,000 yards receiving for the season with this target. Jones earned a second pass to get Atlanta to the Carolina 18 on the next play.
2019 Week 12 vs TB (9 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
Ryan targeted Jones from slot right on a slant but the outside linebacker tipped the ball away. Two plays later, Jones caught a third-and-three slant for a diving catch just inside the right boundary for 31 yards. He gained 13 on an out early in the second quarter against a strong cushion by the coverage. Pressure forced Ryan to rush a crossing route to Jones midway through the second quarter and the defensive back Mike Edwards broke up the pass. Jones hurt his shoulder at the end of the first half and didn't return to begin the third quarter. Jones returned midway through the second series for second- and third-down pass plays but neither earned a target. He earned a 12-yard catch on a comeback at the right sideline to convert a third down and get Atlanta inside the Atlanta 30 but when Jaeden Graham congratulated him with a pat on the shoulder, Jones shirked away from the pain. Jones earned a short in-cut for nine yards and left again to the sideline with 12 minutes left in the game.
2019 Week 11 vs CAR (8 / 6 / 91 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)
He gained three yards on a third-and-seven crossing route before taking a hard hit, setting up an opening-drive, 38-yard field goal. Jones converted a third-and-short for a gain of four yards on a pivot route to the left flat during Atlanta's second series. The catch got Atlanta inside the Carolina 20. Jones caught a deep dig to kick off a fourth series early in the second quarter, getting Atlanta to its 39. Jones earned a short past in the flat for five yards to reach the Carolina five and set up a third and four. Jones earned nearly 50 up the seam with a catch over his shoulder with Luke Kuechley tight to his side, setting up a scoring plunge from the two to earn a 20-0 lead. Ryan found Jones midway through the third quarter over the middle for a first down to get Atlanta inside the Carolina 35. Tre Boston cut down Jones on an end-around in the third quarter for a three-yard loss to begin a drive late in the third quarter.
2019 Week 10 vs NO (9 / 3 / 79 / 0 rec)
He dropped his first target on a hitch when trying to turn and look for Marshon Lattimore as he got hit in the chest and the contact jarred the ball loose during Atlanta's second drive. Jones dropped a back-shoulder fake inside the front pylon during the second drive but Lattimore held Jones early and drew the penalty. Jones committed a push-off on Lattimore midway through the second quarter, nullifying a five-yard play to Austin Hooper. Ryan tried forcing the ball to Jones twice during a late second-quarter drive with Lattimore on the sideline but the quarterback was off-target both times. J jones earned 54 yards on a deep over route after Eli Apple ran into his own man just after the two-minute warning. Jones converted a third and five on a dig route against nickel back P.J. Williams--Lattimore's replacement--early in the third quarter. Jones beat Williams again on a dig route for 14 yards to reach the red zone late in the third quarter but the Saints challenged the catch and Jones indeed dropped the ball. Atlanta ran a slant against Williams on the next play, and Jones earned the ball despite the target reaching his back shoulder to nearly reach the same spot. Jones and Ryan had a miscommunication on the placement of a deep target up the left sideline on 3rd and 11 midway through he fourth quarter that resulted in an incomplete pass and a subsequent punt. Atlanta lucked out with a roughing-the-kicker call that renewed Atlanta's drive.
2019 Week 8 vs SEA (12 / 10 / 152 / 0 rec)
He began the second series by breaking off an out route on a play-action pass for the catch one-on-one with a defender and gained 25 yards, mostly with the reception. Schaub overshot Jones on a skinny post during the third series. Schaub found Jones for a short gain on an out but the Seahawks tackled Jones a yard shy of the marker. Jones pushed off Shaq Griffin before making a leaping catch of a fade route up the right sideline. Jones worked through two zone defenders for his third catch on a play action out late in the first half. Jones got open on a fin route and earned a first down at midfield during the second drive of the third quarter. He earned a first down at the end of the third quarter on a curl route off play-action to get Atlanta to the Atlanta 31. He followed up with a catch at the 48 yard-line on a high target a little behind him on a crossing route. Jones earned close to 20 yards on a quick slant during the same drive to get Atlanta into field goal range. Schaub found Jones over the middle at the one between a pair of linebackers with 3:30 left in the game, earning the first down on this third-down attempt. Jones caught a deep out during Atlanta's final drive for a first down, but he exited the sideline with a limp after rolled up during the tackle.
2019 Week 7 vs LAR (9 / 6 / 93 / 0 rec)
Atlanta began its offense in an empty set and Ryan found Jones on a shallow crossing route against a zone defense for five yards. Jones earned a first down on an out thrown a little behind him with Ramsey playing off coverage after Jones and Mohamed Sanu worked together on a two-man route combination to keep Ramsey in a passive stance throughout the early phase of the route. Jones caught a crossing route against a blitz that Devonta Freeman picked up for a first down on the initial play of Atlanta's drive during the middle of the second quarter. Ramsey delivered well-timed push on an out route on 2nd and 17 in the middle of the second quarter to disrupt Jones and force a miss. Jones beat Ramsey on a go route up the right sideline on first down late in the half when Ramsey expected a break back to the ball and seemed complacent about trailing. He then got beaten again in third down on another go route but Ryan over threw the ball.
2019 Week 6 vs ARI (9 / 8 / 108 / 0 rec)
Ryan found Jones on a comeback after flushing to his left from a tight pocket for a first down on the opening play of the game. Arizona dropped Jones on a short crossing route to the right flat early in the next drive. A hit dislodged a targeted to Jones over the middle a few plays later but Calvin Ridley committed pass interference and any potential for a fumble was nullified due to the penalty and forced a punt. Jones found an opening up the seam for a quick-hitter on second and long midway through the second quarter. He followed up with another catch up the same seam. Jones beat man coverage midway through the third quarter on a dig route. Jones earned a free release stacked behind Austin Hooper early in the fourth quarter to convert a third down. He worked free on a deep out to get Atlanta to its 30 after Atlanta stopped a Cardinals' fourth-quarter with the game tied in the middle of the fourth quarter. He got across midfield late in the fourth quarter on a quick skinny post up the seam that Arizona gave too much cushion.
2019 Week 5 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Bradley Roby knocked a short pass away on third down and forced Atlanta to punt away its first possession. He earned 14 yards on a leaping catch of a stop route to begin the second series. Three plays later, he caught an over route for a first down and Roby stripped the ball but the ball bounced out of bounds. Tacking on a late hit on Ryan by J.J. Watt, and Atlanta earned the ball at the Texans' 15. Zach Cunningham and Jonathan Joseph combined to break up a slant early in Atlanta's third possession. Jones worked the post to begin the fourth series but Jones couldn't get inside of the safety to reach the ball. Jones earned eight from the slot late in the half to begin ATlatna's fifth drive.
2019 Week 4 vs TEN (7 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Ryan was high of target on a comeback against Malcolm Butler during the opening possession. He earned 20 yards on a well run out route to begin the third series and got Atlanta near mid-field. He dropped a deflected pass on a crossing route in the middle of the second quarter. He followed up on the next play with a catch at the right sideline against tight coverage plastered to his back for the first down. The Titans stuffed Jones for a short gain on an end-around a few plays later. He made a catch of a lowtarget against tight coverage at the two-minute earning. Jones' first catch of the second half came in the middle of the fourth quarter on a busted zone up the flat.
2019 Week 3 vs IND (9 / 8 / 128 / 1 rec)
He earned 17 yards on a play-action dig route to begin Atlanta's second drive and safety Kenny Moore needed assistance after making the tackle on Jones. He exited the field for the locker room. He earned 15 yards on a quick slant to reach the Colts red zone at the end of the half. Ryan found Julio Jones for 34 yards on an out-and-up and Matt Ryan underthrew it to guarantee a catch when the receiver fell down. Jones ran a post-stop route for a third-down conversion during the second series of the half and extended the drive. Jones earned 28 yards for a first down on a high throw of a square-in on 3rd and 12. Jones ran the stop route again for a first down just past mid-field. Jones earned a pass interference call late in the third quarter but the ball was arguably not catchable. The Colts challenged the play and the Falcons won the call. Jones earned a touchdown between two defenders in the back corner.
2019 Week 2 vs PHI (10 / 5 / 106 / 2 rec)
Rasul Douglas tightly covered Jones throughout the night, thanks to the added confidence of having a safety playing over top with help. Douglas broke up a short out during the first drive and a slant late in the game. Jones and Ryan also had trouble connecting early for other reasons early on. Jones dropped a high-thrown skinny post on third down at the end of the first quarter after Rodney McCloud knocked the ball loose. However, Jones and Ryan rebounded. He caught the skinny post during the first quarter on a 1st and 20. He then made an excellent leaping grab at the right sideline for 27 yards, getting both feet in bounds. Jones came alive in the second half, scoring on the third play of the third quarter on a designed roll and a scramble drill in the back of the end zone and later, a receiver screen on fourth and three and found open field for a 54-yard game winner.
2019 Week 1 vs MIN (11 / 6 / 31 / 1 rec)
Atlanta kept the tight end and running back at the line to pass protect the Vikings' edge defenders who had the physical advantage, which led to pressure and Ryan throwing an interception into traffic over the middle with Julio Jones as the intended target. The pass protection plan asked the tight end and running back to cross the line of scrimmage to match up each opponent and they were out-matched. Ryan and Jones were not on the same page during the third series, which led to a target where Ryan should have been called for intentional grounding. Ryan found Jones on third down during this series but threw the ball well behind the receiver on a crossing route while under pressure and forced a difficult catch. Ryan tried to target Jones over the middle but Eric Kendricks broke up the pass. Xavier Rhodes faced Jones for nine plays yielding two catches for 15 yards during the first half. Jones dropped a crossing route over the middle when Eric Knedricks wrapped up the receiver on a high third-down throw at the end of the third quarter. Jones dropped another late-game target on a high throw with Harrison Smith delivering the hit ot his back. He caught a short crossing route on fourth down late in the game. A few plays later he caught a fade with a minute left against a rookie defensive back Mark Fields.
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