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Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons

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Draft: 2011 Round 1 (6)
College: Alabama
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 220 DOB: 1989-02-03 Age: 25
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#6 2 2.03

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2011 ATL 13 13 94 54 959 17.8 8 149.5 11.5
2012 ATL 16 0 128 79 1,198 15.2 10 182.8 11.4
2012 (Projected) ATL       69 1,166 16.9 10 182.8  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Having parted ways with a boatload of draft picks in order to draft Jones with the 6th overall pick, the Falcons were expecting big things from the former Alabama product. And Jones didn’t disappoint, hauling in 54 passes for 959 yards and eight touchdowns despite a hamstring injury that caused him to miss three full games and resulted in him not being targeted in another contest. He possesses elite size and speed and his rookie performance suggests that Jones will become an elite receiver in the league. Will it happen in 2012? His explosive performance as a rookie (17.8 yards per reception and nearly 1,000 receiving yards on just 94 targets) suggests that it is possible. However, the smart money is on Jones improving on his production as a rookie but not receiving elite status just yet. Roddy White soaks up a pile of targets (leading the league in each of the last two seasons with 179) and while the Falcons plan on throwing the ball more in 2012, no one is predicting they will be amongst the league leaders in passing attempts. Jones shapes up as one of the top three dynasty league wide receivers along with Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green and as a lower tier WR1 in 2012.

Comment: The hype maching is in full effect and for good reason. If you want upside in your wide receiver pick, JJ is your man.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Julio Jones
WR2WR2 Roddy White
WR3WR3 Harry Douglas
WR4WR4 Drew Davis
WR5WR5 Darius Johnson
WR6WR6 Devin Hester
Falcons Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Julio Jones to increase workload     -- Wed Aug 20 5:19 pm --

Falcons receiver feeling 'no pain' in surgically repaired foot
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who admitted having a mental hurdle to overcome following a second right foot surgery last year, said Wednesday the doctors reassured him his foot is fully healed, and he will increase his practice schedule. (ESPN.com)

FF Today's Take: Another step in the right direction for Julio Jones. This is on par with previous reports that had Jones progressing well throughout the offseason. He played in his first game last week and now it sounds like Matt Ryan's top target will begin practicing on consecutive days. Fantasy owners are wisely making him a top ten fantasy wideout in recent weeks and should get a good look at him Saturday night against the Titans.
Injury Julio Jones will be limited to begin camp     -- Wed Jul 23 7:05 am --

Falcons star receiver cleared for training camp
Julio Jones, the Falcons’ dynamic young wide receiver, has been cleared for training camp practice, which starts on Friday, head coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. However, Jones, who’s recovering from foot surgery, will be limited. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

FF Today's Take: Jones is coming his second foot surgery for the same issue so it's wise for the team to be cautious with their star receiver. The fact that his snaps will be limited shouldn't change his status as a WR1.
Injury ATL confident Julio Jones will return to old self     -- Thu Jul 10 4:40 pm --

Under contract through 2015
Giving QB Matt Ryan all the protection in the world means nothing without playmakers catching the ball. That's why the Falcons have to lock up top receiver Julio Jones with a lucrative, long-term contract. Although Jones is coming off a significant foot injury, the Falcons are certain he'll return to his old explosive self. At his best, Jones is probably one of the top two receivers in the league, along with Calvin Johnson. Johnson makes $16 million per year; Jones will make $10,176,000 in 2015 as part of the option year. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Jones' recovery figures to be one of the more-discussed subjects of training camp, but there is not debating that he is a top-five receiver when healthy. Despite questions about his foot going forward, it is unlikely he will slip much past his early-second round ADP in standard and PPR formats.
Injury Julio Jones limited in OTAs     -- Tue Jun 10 3:43 pm --

Falcons receiver recovering from foot surgery
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones finished another grueling workout off to the side with the team’s training staff Tuesday, while the rest of the team trudged through OTA No. 7. “The last couple of weeks, I’ve been cutting and running a handful of routes,” Jones saide. “Nothing major, but you’ve got to start somewhere. We have to get back out there and get going, but I feel pretty good.” (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

FF Today's Take: It's somewhat alarming that Jones still has restrictions considering surgery was done last October, however the team insists that he is ahead of schedule and should make a full recovery. Julio was easily on pace to finish as a top five fantasy WR in any format last season and should be drafted as such this season until further notice.
Injury Julio Jones on schedule for training camp     -- Mon Jun 2 2:55 pm --

Team on "pins and needles" as WR recovers from foot injury
Falcons HC Mike Smith reiterated how Julio Jones is on schedule for training camp. Falcons WR coach Terry Robiskie is cautiously optimistic about his return, although not seeing the receiver do any type of on-field work at this point would appear to be a cause for concern. "We'll be watching him a little bit kind of standing on pins and needles," Robiskie said. Robiskie watched his top two receivers get bit with injury bug last season. Besides Jones, No. 2 receiver Roddy White endured ankle and hamstring issues that limited his effectiveness for a good part of the season. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: White also missed the start of OTAs while mourning the death of his younger brother, so his status for the remainder of the offseason remains unclear. Injuries wrecked havoc on the Falcons' offense last year, but a healthy Jones and White together comprise one of the league's most dynamic receiving duos. With White set to turn 33, the 25-year-old Jones will be counted upon to be the game-changer in the offense.

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