College: Alabama | 8 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 2/8/1989
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Jones had his struggles to find the end zone again last year but posted huge reception and yardage totals. He had 113 receptions for 1,677 yards and eight touchdowns, finishing third overall in fantasy receiver scoring despite his lack of scores. He had 10 games hitting the 100-yard mark. He also had at least five receptions all but two games. Jones was targeted a whooping 170 times. He had some nagging injuries again but played through them and still produced. He has two straight seasons playing every game. Jones has five straight seasons with at least 1,400 yards and 100-plus receptions three of those seasons. Jones is 30 years old and the top target in the Falcons explosive offense. Jones is a big target with size and strength. Jones is a physical receiver that runs solid routes and has plus hands. He doesn't have top-end speed, but has proven throughout his career he can be a home-run threat and run away from defenders. Jones has endured some injury issues throughout his career, which is a slight concern going forward, especially at his current age. Fantasy Outlook: Jones is capable of leading all receivers in scoring, especially if the team starts giving him more chances in the red zone. He has double-digit touchdowns just once in his career, which is the only knock on his fantasy game. But even with that said, he should be considered a top-five fantasy receiver that has the ability to finish first overall. Expect a season with around 100 receptions for 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Despite having Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator for a second season,Julio Jones still compiled a stellar 2018 in Atlanta. With 113 receptions for 1,677 yards and eight touchdowns, Jones did everything in his power to carry a team which lost Devonta Freeman early in the season toinjury.The 2019 season should be much better for Atlanta as a whole and possibly even Jones individually. With Dirk Koetter returning to direct the offense, and Freeman healthy, this unit should take a step forward. By selecting Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary, the Falcons spent both first-round draft picks to try to sure up an offensive line which suffered from injury and bad play in 2018. If they can do this and Devonta Freeman can get back to his former RB one form than Jones could be even better. That is hard to believe with how good he has already been in his career.Jones is currently going off the draft board at the start of the second round, in the same area as Michael Thomas and Odell Beckham. He should also finish the season in the same range as these players. That is to say in the top-five of fantasy wide receivers. The only thing missing from Jones' arsenal is the high touchdown potential. He has only finished with more than 10 touchdowns once in his career, while a player like Antonio Brown seems to do this regularly. If 2019 is the year in which he returns to the double-digit touchdown threshold, then this could also be the season in which he finishes as the WR1. Even if the touchdowns do not accumulate at the rate, we hope he is at worst a top-five player at the position and well worth a late first round pick and absolutely a second-round pick.
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The Atlanta Falcons and wide receiver Julio Jones continue to discuss a contract extension as the 2019 regular season approaches. Experts have projected that Jones' deal will be a three-year deal worth $51.8 million, with $33 million guaranteed. He currently has two years left on his deal and is scheduled to make $9.6 million this year and $11.4 million in 2020. His age (30) will be a factor, but Jones is the consummate professional and has five straight seasons of 1,000 yards despite battling nagging injuries along the way. He's had over 1,000 yards receiving in six of his eight NFL seasons and remains an elite fantasy wideout despite the fact that he's now 30. He should remain one of the first wideouts off the board and is RotoBaller's No. 2 receiver behind DeAndre Hopkins.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is reportedly back to running routes at full speed after spending most of the early part of training camp recovering from a foot injury, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Fantasy Spin: The plan all along has been to take it slow with Jones and reduce his reps, so things appear to be progressing just as everyone hoped. Jones should be among the top five receivers off the board on draft day, if not the first one.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones' contract extension is 'around the corner,' general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Thursday, Aug. 8.
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) won't play at all this preseason.
Fantasy Spin: Jones is aging and has a laundry list of injuries in his historic career. He's still an elite WR1, but the risks are adding up.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (foot) will not be cleared to practice until at least early August, head coach Dan Quinn said earlier this week. The good news is that Jones is at training camp and did not hold out. The bad news is that he is banged up and might exhibit a little bit of rust during the early going. Still, he has plenty of time to knock off the rust and work out the kinks during training camp and the preseason, and barring any setbacks he remains a bona fide WR1 like usual across all fantasy formats. Jones is a tremendous fantasy asset, but he has been rather brittle over his career. You know the drill by now.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) remains 10 to 14 days from being fully cleared to practice, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Fantasy Spin: Jones is coming off his biggest year since 2015, but he's entering his age-30 season with a checkered list of injuries he has played through. He's still an elite WR1, but he has drawbacks.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones showed up to training camp under the promise of a new contract coming his way in the near future. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said Tuesday, July 23, it remains a work in progress. 'We have the utmost faith that Julio is coming here and he's taking care of his business while he's here, and we'll keep plugging away with (Jones' agent) Jimmy (Sexton),'' Dimitroff said. '... I'm confident (the deal) will get done.'' Dimitroff acknowledged the possibility of Jones' camp waiting to see what New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas signs for in a deal that could reset the receiver market. 'I understand that, from a business standpoint,'' Dimitroff said of waiting for the market to be set. 'Do I agree with it necessarily? That's not for me to argue about.'
Fantasy Spin: There's still little to no doubt Jones misses any regular-season games due to the contract negotiations. He remains one of the safest WR options in all fantasy formats.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is still rehabbing a foot injury that kept him out of June minicamps, according to head coach Dan Quinn on Monday, July 22. Jones had a bunion removed immediately after the 2018 season and was limited to working with trainers in Monday's opening day of training camp. The absence is not related to his contract situation.
Fantasy Spin: At this stage, it's more of a "keep an eye on it" approach than time to change your draft plans. The star receiver has a history of foot problems, but this one has nothing to do with it, as far as we can tell. Jones remains an elite WR1 in all fantasy settings.
Rumors that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones might hold out have turned out to not be true, as Jones has reported to training camp. Jones and the team will continue to talk about a long-term extension for the wideout, but it doesn't look like there's any danger of Jones missing time or getting behind on his conditioning. He remains one of the top wide receivers in fantasy football and should be a first round pick in all formats.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones reported for training camp Sunday, July 21, as he continues waiting for a new contract. The 30-year-old enters the 2019 campaign on the second-to-last year of his current deal and will carry a cap hit of $12.9 million.
Fantasy Spin: Jones remains in the conversation for the best receiver in fantasy football and should be a sure-fire first-round pick.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will report to camp with his teammates Sunday, July 21. Jones is seeking a new contract, and owner Arthur Blank said the team is amenable to giving him one.
Fantasy Spin: Jones, now 30, has topped 1,400 receiving yards in each of the last five seasons and remains an elite WR1 in fantasy.
The Atlanta Falcons No. 1 offseason priority is now to lock up wide receiver Julio Jones to a long-term deal, but that could take a while, according to sources. Jones believes that owner Arthur Blank will get something done and hasn't been threatening a holdout with another year still left on his deal. The 30-year-old is getting to be a bit more of an injury risk, but he's still an elite fantasy wideout and will be one of the first guys off the board in the early rounds.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones' contract extension is now the team's 'most pressing priority,' but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport states that it 'might take a while.' However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jones' agent and the team are scheduled for face-to-face negotiations on Wednesday, July 17.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said he will not hold out of training camp because of his contract situation. He said he has talked with owner Arthur Blank and is not worried about his contract.
Fantasy Spin: Jones and the Falcons likely will continue to talk about an extension during training camp and should reach an agreement at some point. He is one of the best receivers in the NFL and should be one of the first receivers off the board in fantasy drafts.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones does not appear to be overly concerned about contract extension talks. His current deals is set to expire at the end of the 2020 season. 'As far as the contract thing, (owner) Mr. (Arthur) Blank has spoken. At the end of the day, his word is gold. He said they are going to get something done between them and my agency. As far as me, I just hold up my end and stay ready,' Jones said.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill led all receivers with an 11.47 yards per target average in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus. Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans ranked second at 11.29, while Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton and Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks tied for third at 10.95. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones rounded out the top five at 10.10.
Atlanta Falcons WR JUlio Jones will have a long-term contract extension before training camp arrives, according to 'confident' team sources.
Fantasy Spin: Jones turned 30 in February but posted an NFL-most 1,677 receiving yards last season and is in a good spot to garner the last big contract of his career. As for fantasy 2019, Jones should be one of the top four receivers off the board in any format.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (foot) and linebacker Deion Jones (foot) will not take part in minicamp drills this week as they rehab their respective foot injuries, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn also said that both players are expected to be ready for training camp. Julio Jones, now 30, has fought through nagging injuries in recent seasons but still doesn't seem to skip a beat with his production on the field. He's now recorded five straight 1,000-yard seasons for the Falcons and had 113 receptions for 1,677 yards and eight touchdowns over a full season in 2018. There are increasing injury concerns as he ages, but Jones remains an elite WR1.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, pass-rusher Vic Beasley and linebacker Deion Jones all reported to mandatory minicamp on Monday, according to sources. All of them skipped voluntary organized team activities, but the plan all along was for them to be present at minicamp. Jones is looking for a new contract and will likely get one before the 2019 season starts. Even as he ages, Jones continues to prove that he's an elite wideout worthy of being taken in the first round of fantasy drafts. Jarrett was given the franchise tag this offseason and is hoping to reach a long-term extension before the deadline on July 15.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will not participate in drills during training camp because of a foot injury, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Fantasy Spin: Jones should be fine for training camp and will be one of the first receivers selected in fantasy drafts.