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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

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2019 RTSports Outlook

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.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

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.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Jul 22 1:33pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jul 21 4:00pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jul 21 3:13pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jul 21 12:23pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jul 16 12:10am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jul 15 4:53pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jul 8 6:33pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jul 8 4:43pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jul 4 3:43pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jun 18 2:03pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jun 11 12:30am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jun 10 11:20pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jun 10 8:43pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jun 10 10:23am ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jun 6 4:40pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jun 5 7:43pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

May 20 9:43pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

May 11 5:13pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Apr 15 10:43pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Apr 15 1:20pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

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