College: Alabama | 8 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 2/8/1989
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
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Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was not present for the start of offseason workouts Monday, April 15, according to a source. He has indicated that he will participate in the mandatory workouts.
Fantasy Spin: Jones likely will receive a contract extension at some point during the offseason and likely will be on the field for the mandatory minicamp. He continues to be one of the top receivers in the NFL and should be a first- or second-round pick in most fantasy leagues.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is not in attendance for the start of the team's offseason workouts on Monday, according to a source. Jones is looking for a new deal this offseason, but he hasn't set a timetable for anything to get done and he plans on reporting when the workouts become mandatory. Jones didn't attend the start of voluntary workouts last year either. The Falcons have prioritized a new deal with Jones, so we'd expect something to get done. This isn't a huge issue. Despite getting up there in age, Jones, 30, has five straight 1,000-yard seasons and put up 113 receptions and eight touchdowns in 2018. He'll once again be one of the first wideouts off the board in fantasy drafts.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones isn't concerned about his contract situation and isn't publicly lobbying to become the league's highest-paid player at his position. The six-time Pro Bowler doesn't seem pressured to get anything done for the time being, as he has two years and $21.026 million left on the five-year, $71.25 million extension he signed in August of 2015. His current average of $14.25 million per year is 11th among receivers. Jones could easily reach $20 million per year with his next contract. He has five straight years of 80-plus catches and 1,400-plus receiving yards. Jones is 133 receiving yards away from moving past Roddy White as the team's all-time leading receiver. Despite his age, Jones remains one of the most productive wideouts in the league.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank thinks that defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and wide receiver Julio Jones will be "Falcons for life." Atlanta put the $15.2 million franchise tag on Jarrett this offseason and have been negotiating a long-term deal with Jones. Jarrett was a fifth-round pick in 2011, and he and the Falcons can negotiate until July 15. The 25-year-old had 52 total tackles, a career-high six sacks and three forced fumbles in 14 games for Atlanta in 2018 and is only getting better.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and the team is closing in on a contract extension that would pay him $20 million a year over a four- or five-year deal, according to a source. Jones also would receive $50-60 million in new guarantees.
Fantasy Spin: Jones just turned 30 and is eyeing one last mega-deal for his career after leading the league with 1,677 receiving yards last season. He's been a top-10 fantasy wideout in each of the last five seasons, and there's no reason to expect anything less over the next few seasons.
The Atlanta Falcons and wide receiver Julio Jones are both in a good place and plan to continue negotiating with the star wideout on a contract extension. The Falcons also plan to negotiate with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who received the $15.2 million franchise tag. They have until July 12 to reach an extension with Jarrett, but there is no timeline on Jones' deal. Despite heading into his age-30 season, Jones remains one of the best and most productive wide receivers in the NFL. He has now gone over 1,400 receiving yards in each of the last five seasons and has 100-plus catches three of those years. Jones also found the end zone eight times in 2018 after disappointing with only three touchdowns in 2017. There are injury risks, but Jones should still be one of the first few wideouts off the board in fantasy drafts.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has been talking with the Falcons about a contract extension, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the two sides are having good conversations.
Fantasy Spin: Jones likely will receive an extension at some point this offseason and likely will become the highest paid receivers in the NFL. He should be one of the first receivers selected in fantasy drafts next season and will be a weekly starting option.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has the most career receiving yards (10,731) by age 30 in NFL history, according to ESPN.com's Field Yates.
Fantasy Spin: Yet, somehow, Jones feels a bit underrated, or least underappreciated. Over the last five years he has finished as WR2, WR7, WR6, WR2 and WR6. If you're taking him in the second round of 2019 fantasy drafts you're doing it right.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones led all receivers with 24 receptions for first downs on 30 third-down targets this past season.
Fantasy Spin: Despite a slow start in the TD department (none in his first seven games) Jones also wound up leading the league in receiving yards (1,677) for the second time in the last four seasons. And even with Jones turning 30 this offseason (on Super Bowl Sunday), he remains an elite WR1 in all fantasy formats.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones's contract situation isn't a concern, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. 'We'll take care of that business,' Dimitroff said.
Fantasy Spin: The knock on Jones has been that he doesn't catch enough touchdowns, but after piling up 113 catches for 1,677 yards and 10 games with 100-plus yards lat year, you will have a hard time finder a steadier WR1. Jones has now topped 1,400 receiving yards in five straight games.
Falcons' WR Julio Jones scored 28.80 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 17 win in Tampa Bay. Jones caught nine passes for 138 yards with one touchdown.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones bounced back from a tough Week 16 with a big performance in Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jones caught 9-of-13 targets for 138 yards and added his eighth touchdown of the season. It was another monster week from Jones who has gone from strength to strength this season. Jones should be in line for another big year in 2019 and remains one of the top wide receivers to own in dynasty formats entering this offseason.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (chest) was headed for X-rays of his chest following the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He caught nine of his 13 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown in a 34-32 win.
Fantasy Spin: With Atlanta's season in the books, the injury shouldn't have any impact on his fantasy value moving forward. Jones finishes 2018 with a 113 catches for 1,677 yards, and he will be one of the safest bets for WR1 production again in 2019.
Atlanta's WR Julio Jones had 9 receptions for 138 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's win in Tampa Bay.
Updating previous items, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) and RB Tevin Coleman (groin) were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28. As was reported earlier, both Jones and Coleman are expected to play this week.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ribs/hip) will play in Week 17, the team announced Friday, Dec. 29.
Fantasy Spin: As usual, fantasy GMs can count on Jones, who is in his typical WR1 slot for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Owners will know more about Jones' status in the next few days. He is a must-start option if he is active for the game, but owners will need other options available in case he is ruled out.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said wide receiver Julio Jones (hip, ribs) is trending up faster than last week. He will take part in the walkthrough and could practice on Thursday. Jones continues to fight through injuries late in the year, but he should play in the Week 17 season finale against the Buccaneers in an excellent matchup as he tries to maintain his lead in receiving yardage in the NFL. Jones has four touchdowns in the last three weeks. If he's active, he's a must-start.
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin), WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) and OG Wes Schweitzer (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. LB Deion Jones (foot) and TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) were listed as limited participants, while OT Ty Sambrailo (foot) practiced in full.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Spin: It's no surprise, as Jones typically rests during mid-week sessions anyway. Circle back around on Friday when the official injury report is revealed. He might very well go down to being a game-time decision for Week 17.