College: Alabama | 10 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 2/8/1989
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 115
Avg Pts: 7.19
Rank: 10 WR
Jones was one of the top fantasy receivers in the game again last year, finishing third overall in fantasy scoring. He had nearly 1,400-receiving yards and caught 99 passes. He posted his best numbers late in the year, having double-digit receptions and at least 130 yards two of his last three games. Jones struggled to find the end zone once again, scoring six touchdowns. He has just one double-digit touchdown season in his career. Jones has six straight seasons with at least 1,300 yards and 100-plus receptions three of those seasons. Jones is 31 years old and the top target in the Falcons explosive passing game. 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 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. But a lack of scores holds him back a little. And you do have to worry some about Calvin Ridley eating into his production going forward. So with that all said, consider Jones a solid No. 1 but his production could go down a little compared to the past few years. Expect a season with around 95 receptions for 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Austin Hooper finally lived up to expectations in 2019 by hauling in 75 of 97 targets for 787 yards and six scores across just 13 games. He now finds himself in Cleveland where he will be the clear-cut number one tight end heading into 2020. While the Browns did not feature the tight end as much in 2019 as noted by the 69 targets garnered by the position, they did not exactly have a specimen like Austin Hooper to get the ball to. Hooper had a ridiculous catch rate of 78.1%, which ranked him in the top 15 percent of the league. The Browns have always wanted David Njoku to succeed, but he was never able to do so in large part because of his abysmal reliability with catching the ball. They no longer have to worry about that with the addition of Hooper. Hooper also averaged nearly 50 air yards per game in 2019, so Mayfield will have opportunities to hit him down the field for solid distance. While he will likely fall behind Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. as far as targets are concerned, keep in mind that Hooper also had two stud receivers in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley to compete with while in Atlanta last season. Hooper currently has an ADP of 63 overall and is being drafted as the fifth tight end off the board. This draft position is probably spot-on as it is difficult to imagine him climbing into the top 4 unless Zach Ertz(again?) or Mark Andrews are unable to live up to expectations.
|Week 1||8||Julio Jones 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Julio Jones 2 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
Julio Jones 31 receiving yds (1 pts)
Julio Jones 31 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Week 2||19||Julio Jones 2 receiving TDs (12 pts)|
. . . Julio Jones 4 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
. . . Julio Jones 54 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
Julio Jones 106 receiving yds (1 pts)
Julio Jones 106 receiving yds (5 pts)
Julio Jones 54 yd TD reception (1 pts)
|Week 3||13||Julio Jones 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Julio Jones 10 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
Julio Jones 128 receiving yds (1 pts)
Julio Jones 128 receiving yds (6 pts)
|Week 4||4||Julio Jones 52 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 52 receiving yds (2 pts)
Julio Jones 1 rushing yd (1 pts)
|Week 5||3||Julio Jones 42 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 42 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 6||6||Julio Jones 108 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 108 receiving yds (5 pts)
|Week 7||5||Julio Jones 93 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 93 receiving yds (4 pts)
|Week 8||8||Julio Jones 152 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 152 receiving yds (7 pts)
|Week 10||4||Julio Jones 79 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 79 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Week 11||5||Julio Jones 91 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 91 receiving yds (4 pts)
|Week 12||4||Julio Jones 68 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 68 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Playoff Week 1||4||Julio Jones 66 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 66 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Playoff Week 2||19||Julio Jones 2 receiving TDs (12 pts)|
. . . Julio Jones 5 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
. . . Julio Jones 5 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan
Julio Jones 134 receiving yds (1 pts)
Julio Jones 134 receiving yds (6 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||9||Julio Jones 166 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 166 receiving yds (8 pts)
|Playoff Week 4||4||Julio Jones 78 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Julio Jones 78 receiving yds (3 pts)
|No Playoff Match Up|
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones remains the best receiver in the league, according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks. The 10-year veteran is an explosive track athlete with A-plus size and strength. Jones has reached 12,000 receiving yards faster than any pass-catcher in league history (125 games). He also has the highest career average in receiving yards per game (96.2) in NFL history. The 31-year-old has 1,300-plus yards in each of the last six seasons as the gold standard for the position. Jones is a dynamic route-runner with strong hands as well. He's on the wrong side of 30 and has dealt with nagging injuries in recent seasons, so he might not have the elite upside he once had, but Jones is one of the safest top-five fantasy wideouts around.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has amassed 63 contested catches since the start of the 2015 season - the most by any receiver over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was ranked third in Pro Football Focus' list of the top-50 players heading into the season. While that position on the list is acceptable for a player who has had such a storied career, it is surprising considering it ranks him ahead of the likes of Michael Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins. Though this topic could be highly debated, there is no question that Jones has been one of the most dynamic fantasy wideouts throughout the years. The 31-year-old finished 2019 with 99 catches for 1,394 yards and six touchdowns. He also ranked second in the league in targets with 159 and did so despite the progression of No. 2 receiver Calvin Ridley. He is expected to be selected somewhere in the first or second rounds in fantasy drafts for the 2020 campaign, but he could also easily find himself getting chosen as the first wide receiver off the board in many leagues.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones led all running backs, wide receivers and tight ends with 1,912 intended air yards in 2019.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has recorded 286 receptions that have resulted in first downs or touchdowns since 2016, according to Pro Football Focus. Jones trailed only Michael Thomas (299) for the most over that span.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has amassed 1,765 yards on passes that traveled at least 20 yards downfield - more than 500 yards than second-place Julio Jones (1,223) for the most in the league by a player since 2017.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones ranked second in the NFL in receiving yards in 2019, and he has finished third or better among wideouts in yards in each of the past seven seasons.
Fantasy Spin: Jones is probably in the latter stages of his prime, but while he may not be the favorite to finish as the No. 1 fantasy receiver, he is one of the safest bets to finish as a top-five option at the position.
The Atlanta Falcons look poised to make some noise with a trade up in this month's draft. They have spent plenty of time evaluating and talking to players that figure to be gone by pick No. 16 i n the first round, and other teams think Atlanta will be on the move from the 16th pick. General manager Thomas Dimitroff sent a huge package of picks, including a future first-rounder, in order to trade up for wide receiver Julio Jones in 2011. The Falcons are unlikely to trade up for a wideout this year, but cornerback C.J. Henderson or an edge rusher would make plenty of sense.