| Falcons to rest Julio Jones, Alex Mack this week -- Wed Jan 25 11:00 am --|
Both players expected to play in Super Bowl
|Let's get our Julio Jones and Alex Mack injury updates out of the way for the week: Both the receiver and center will rest this week, coach Dan Quinn told WCGZ-FM in Atlanta on Wednesday.
"We're going to rest two players this week, that's Alex Mack and Julio, in preparation for them when we get down to Houston so they're able to participate in practices,'' Quinn said, via ESPN's Vaughn McClure.
FF Today's Take: Atlanta is simply taking advantage of the added time off to rest veterans Alex Mack and Julio Jones. Both players are expected to practice in full throughout next week.
| Julio Jones misses second straight practice -- Thu Jan 19 2:05 pm --|
Expected to play in NFC Championship
|Julio Jones (toe) won't practice for the second consecutive day today but says he'll be ready to go Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Reports concerning Jones' progress throughout the week will be important to track. If active, Jones is expected to see a lot of Ladarius Gunter, who gave up the bulk of Dez Bryant's 9-132-2 line last week. A mostly healthy Jones could easily match that production.
| Julio Jones back on the practice field -- Wed Dec 21 2:00 pm --|
Ran full speed but only in limited parts of the session
|Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones moved closer to his return from a toe injury by joining full-speed drills in Wednesday's practice.
Jones has missed two straight games with a sprained toe. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Jones ran full speed but only in limited parts of the session.
"It was his first time back in a few weeks,: Shanahan said. "You don't want him to just take all the reps. We were being careful with him and hopefully he'll be able to go on Sunday." (Yahoo Sports)|
FF Today's Take: The Falcons actually play on Saturday in a great matchup against the Panthers. It sounds like Julio may be active this week but we should be better picture of his status after practice on Thursday.
| Julio Jones to "participate some" in practice -- Tue Dec 20 1:39 pm --|
Falcons WR could return in Week 16
|Knox Bardeen (@knoxbardeen) on Twitter: "Jalen Collins and Julio Jones will "participate some" in practice today, per Dan Quinn. No official #Falcons injury report until Wednesday." (Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Looks like Julio Jones has a shot to play this week, even if his practice is limited. If not, Taylor Gabriel and Aldrick Robinson would get a bump in value. Stay tuned.
| Julio Jones ruled out -- Fri Dec 16 1:00 pm --|
|Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones (sprain toe) will not play against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, coach Dan Quinn said on Friday. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: While Jones is out, WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) is expected to play leaving Matt Ryan with Sanu, Taylor Gabriel and Aldrick Robinson as his main weapons on the outside. Sanu and Gabriel are worth WR3 or Flex consideration.
| Falcons will try to "push" Julio Jones on Friday -- Thu Dec 15 7:40 pm --|
WR still not practicing
|Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) sat out practice for a second consecutive day Thursday and is questionable to play against the 49ers on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
Coach Dan Quinn said Jones participated in Thursday’s light walk-through session. The Falcons plan to have Jones “push it” Friday and will clear him to play when Jones is “able to explode pain-free,” Quinn said. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: It sounds like he has a chance to play this week, but the Falcons will probably err on the side of caution if they have any doubts with the 49ers next up on the schedule. Jones will be an elite WR1 play if he goes, but Taylor Gabriel has been producing like a low-end WR1 for a while now and would be a solid start once again if Jones sits.
| Julio to miss practice Wednesday -- Tue Dec 13 4:00 pm --|
|Falcons coach Dan Quinn said on Sirius XM NFL Radio that Julio Jones will not practice with the rest of the team on Wednesday due to the toe injury that kept him out in Week 14. Quinn said that the team will see how he feels later in the week before determining his status. (ProFootballTalk)|
FF Today's Take: It sounds like Julio won't be seeing the practice field much this week and it won't be a big shock if he doesn't play against the 49ers... a team the Falcons can likely beat at home without their superstar wide receiver. We'll get a better indication of Julio's status later in the week.
| Julio's status still a question mark -- Sun Dec 11 8:00 am --|
|On Friday & early Saturday, it seemed Julio Jones was not going to play. But he did participate in the walkthrough. That keeps the door open (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It's going to difficult for fantasy owners to plug Julio in their lineup given he's going to test his injured toe in pregame warmups. The Falcons and Rams don't play until late this afternoon. Jones could be active and be a decoy for most of the game. At this point, Julio owners should strongly consider plan B.
| Falcons anticipating Julio Jones will play -- Fri Dec 9 1:45 pm --|
Listed as Questionable, gametime decision
|Falcons coach Dan Quinn said WR Julio Jones (turf toe) is questionable and will be a game-time decision vs. Rams Sunday, but Quinn is anticipating Jones will play. WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) has been ruled out. LT Jake Matthews (knee) is questionable but looks good, Quinn said. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Mohamed Sanu has already been ruled out so the Falcons could certainly use Julio's services against the Bucs. The issue for fantasy owners is the Falcons don't play until late afternoon on Sunday. It's sounding like Julio will be active but hopefully we'll get a better idea of his status Sunday morning.
| Julio, Sanu miss practice Wednesday -- Wed Dec 7 1:30 pm --|
Jones has MRI on toe
|Falcons coach Dan Quinn says WR Julio Jones, LT Jake Matthew, WR Mohamed Sanu, DE Dwight Freeney will not practice today. Jones had a MRI on his turf toe. Has a chance to play vs. Rams (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: With the Falcons playing the lowly Rams, it's possible the Falcons may rest Julio this week but we should know more on his status after Thursday's practice. If Sanu misses, Taylor Gabriel and the Falcons running backs would likely play a large role in Week 14.
| Julio dealing with turf toe -- Mon Dec 5 2:15 pm --|
Missed time during fourth quarter
|Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Julio Jones has turf toe injury. Quinn said it doesn't appear to be serious but it will be monitored. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Jones was on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the Falcons loss to the Chiefs. While the injury isn't considered serious, Jones has a history spending time on the sidelines during games nursing injuries. He'll likely suit up against the Rams.