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 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.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, DT Grady Jarrett, LB Vic Beasley and LB Deion Jones reported to mandatory minicamp Monday, June 10, after they skipped voluntary organized team activities.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Vic Beasley will be at mandatory minicamp next week, but it's unknown if defensive tackle Grady Jarrett will be in attendance. Jarrett also skipped voluntary spring workouts after signing his franchise tender in April. He's pushing for a long-term deal and will have until July 15 to come to an agreement with the team. Jones is also looking for a long-term extension.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to participate in minicamp next week, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Fantasy Spin: Jones has skipped all of the offseason workouts but should take part in minicamp and likely will receive a contract extension this offseason. He will be one of the first receivers selected in fantasy drafts.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was not present for the start of organized team activities Monday, May 20.
Fantasy Spin: Jones is talking with the team about a contract extension and may not participate until the mandatory minicamp. Jones continues to be one of the top receivers in the NFL and should be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones' agent has been talking with the Falcons about a contract extension for Jones, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he is very encouraged with the talks. Dimitroff said there is no timetable for an agreement.
Fantasy Spin: Jones has been one of the top receivers in the NFL over the last several seasons and will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues again in 2019.
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.