Julio Jones Fantasy Football News 2019

Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) practiced all week and will return for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. He posted a 6-91 line on 8 targets vs. the division rival back in Week 11.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Wednesday morning that WR Julio Jones (shoulder) is "planning" on returning for this weekend's game against the Panthers. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation over the next few days, but Jones can be penciled into Week 14 fantasy lineups for now.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that WR Julio Jones (shoulder) is "trending upward" for this weekend's game against the Panthers. Jones seemed reasonably close to playing on Thanksgiving night and will have had another 10 days to heal up for Carolina. We'll keep a close eye on him this week.

6:11pm EST 11/28/19

Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) is inactive for tonight's game against the Saints. That leaves Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, Christian Blake and Justin Hardy as Atlanta's top 4 WRs. Ridley is a WR2 with upside; Gage a volume-based WR3. Downgrade QB Matt Ryan.

FOX's Jay Glazer reports that Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) remains a true game-time decision for tonight's clash with the Saints. He'll test it out in warm-ups, and we'll update Jones' status when inactives come out tonight.

Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) is "optimistic" that he'll be able to play against the Saints on Thursday night, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That makes sense after Jones returned from the injury last week. We'll get his official status around 7 pm ET tomorrow.

Falcons HC Dirk Koetter labeled WR Julio Jones (shoulder) a game-time decision for Thursday night's meeting with the Falcons. Jones participated in Wednesday's walkthrough after playing through this injury last week. His availability vs. Atlanta will hinge on the strength of that shoulder, per Koetter. We'll get his official status around 7 pm ET tomorrow.

Falcons WR Julio Jones was sidelined for Tuesday's practice with the shoulder injury that he suffered in last week's loss to the Bucs. Jones played through the issue in that one but clearly wasn't comfortable. We'll see if he practices tomorrow and then how Atlanta lists him on the final injury report ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Saints.

Falcons WR Julio Jones suffered a shoulder injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bucs and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Jones returned later in the 3rd quarter.

Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) isn't listed on the final Week 12 injury report. He sat out on Wednesday but put in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Jones is in a blowup spot at home for the Bucs this weekend.

Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) returned to a full practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. He's good to go for this weekend's dream spot at home for the Bucs.

Falcons WR Julio Jones missed Wednesday's practice with a foot issue. ESPN's Vaughn McClure observed Jones walking around practice with a "noticeable limp," so this looks like a legit injury. We'll see if he's able to get back on the field tomorrow.

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. He's likely looking at a multi-game absence with his sprained MCL. Atlanta will use some combination of Luke Stocker and Jaeden Graham to replace Hooper, but neither guy is a fantasy option. Hooper's absence just means more targets for WRs Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage.

The Patriots have traded a 2nd-round pick to the Falcons in exchange for WR Mohamed Sanu. New England tried to acquire Sanu during this spring's draft, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, so it's clearly a player the team covets. Sanu was a steady producer in Atlanta, averaging 4.2 catches and 47 yards per game over the past 3+ seasons. He played primarily in the slot for the Falcons, but we'll see how he fits into the Patriots' WR corps alongside Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon (once he's back from his knee injury), Phillip Dorsett and Jakobi Meyers. When everyone's healthy, it figures to be Edelman, Gordon and Sanu in 3-WR sets. Sanu has a brand new offense to learn, though. And note that he's going from the league's 2nd pass-heaviest offense to its 14th run-heaviest. Sanu is worth stashing in most fantasy leagues but won't be a recommended Week 8 starter. The Falcons, meanwhile, figures to roll with either Justin Hardy or Russell Gage as the #3 WR. But Sanu's departure will mostly just free up extra targets for Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Austin Hooper.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Falcons and WR Julio Jones are "finalizing" a multi-year contract extension that will make him the league's highest-paid receiver. Pelissero reports that the deal should get done today. Jones had intimated he might not play Sunday without a new contract. This news means you can put the star wideout in your fantasy lineups with confidence.

Falcons WR Julio Jones isn't listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He was limited on Thursday for what the team deemed "rest" but later suggested that he might sit out this weekend's opener if his new contract isn't done. The situation is worth monitoring leading up to Sunday's game against the Vikings. But for now, Jones should be penciled into fantasy lineups.

 
 
 

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