Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
2 days ago

Jones caught six of eight targets for 82 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 40-14 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Jones placed an exclamation point on a dominant Atlanta first half when he stretched out for a 21-yard diving touchdown grab in the closing seconds of the second quarter. It was the star receiver's third touchdown in two weeks and sixth in his last seven games after starting the season scoreless through seven games. Though the season hasn't lived up to team expectations, Jones has been dominant and has an opportunity to finish strong against two mediocre division-rival pass defenses. Jones caught a combined 15 passes for 208 yards in Weeks 2 and 6 against Weeks 16 and 17 opponents Carolina and Tampa Bay, respectively.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
4 days ago

Jones (foot/illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After missing Wednesday's practice to manage a minor foot injury and Thursday's practice to recover from an illness, Jones rejoined his teammates Friday as a limited participant. He'll do battle with an Arizona defense that allows 7.0 yards per pass attempt (fifth best), including just 7.5 per target on throw to wide receivers. Jones figures to spend much of his afternoon squaring off with top cover corner Patrick Peterson.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
4 days ago

Jones (foot/illness) was present for Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones did not practice Thursday, but that apparently had more to do with his illness than his foot injury, and his participation Friday puts him on track to play Sunday against the Cardinals like head coach Dan Quinn expects. The Falcons will provide an official update on Jones' status after Friday's practice concludes, but it looks like fantasy players can plan on him being available for Week 15.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
5 days ago3 Comments

Jones (back) was sent home from Thursday's practice after experiencing flu-like symptoms but coach Dan Quinn fully expects the wideout to play Sunday against the Cardinals, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The illness will prevent Jones from practicing for the second day in a row after he was withheld from Wednesday's session with the foot issue. It's believed that Jones' absence for the first practice of Week 15 was for maintenance purposes more than anything, and Quinn's comments suggest the ailment won't derail the star receiver's chances of playing Sunday either. With another day off to regain health, Jones should be back at practice Friday in some fashion, which would likely erase any lingering concern about his availability for the weekend.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
6 days ago

Coach Dan Quinn said Jones didn't practice Wednesday due to a foot injury, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Quinn's comments came in a conference call with Cardinals media as the Falcons prepare to host them Sunday. He added he expects Jones to suit up Week 15, so it appears as if he's following a maintenance plan similar to a week ago. Last week, he opened with an absence from practice before being limited on back-to-back injury reports, getting cleared on the final one and torching the Packers for eight catches, 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
1 week ago

Jones caught eight of 11 targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Jones had three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown on the Falcons' opening drive and before adding a 12-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. It was a fantastic rebound performance after the Ravens held him to two catches for 18 yards last week. The 29-year-old missed a few plays in that game due to a foot injury, but didn't appear hampered at Green Bay.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Jones (foot), who practiced in a limited capacity Friday, doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest in Green Bay, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to his limited listing to wrap up Week 14 prep, Jones' activity was contained to an appearance at Thursday's walk-through after no reps Wednesday. Despite getting in very little work due to a foot injury, he was cleared to play earlier Friday by coach Dan Quinn, per McFadden. Jones is thus ready to go Sunday versus a Packers defense that has surrendered 13.5 YPC and 17 total touchdowns to wide receivers in 12 games this season.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Coach Dan Quinn said that Jones (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Packers, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

While nursing the foot injury, Jones was listed as a non-participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday, though he did at least take part in walk-through drills at the latter session. It's unclear how extensively Jones was involved in the team's final practice of the week Friday, but Quinn's comments suggests that the wideout can be included in fantasy lineups with some measure of confidence. Limited to a season-worst line with two receptions for 18 yards on eight targets in the Week 13 loss to the Ravens, Jones should be a decent bounce-back candidate while moving on from a matchup with the league's best pass defense in terms of yards per attempt and completion percentage in favor of one with a defense that ranks 18th and sixth in the NFL in those respective categories.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Jones (foot) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Dan Quinn acknowledged prior to the session that Jones wouldn't practice fully while working through the foot issue, but it was expected the wideout would be able to do some limited activity in team drills. That evidently didn't materialize given the non-participation listing, though it's still believed Jones went through the walk-through portion of the practice. Quinn also indicated earlier Thursday that he anticipates Jones playing Sunday against the Packers, which seems like a realistic expectation so long as Jones practices in some fashion Friday.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Coach Dan Quinn said that Jones (foot) wouldn't take part in team drills Thursday but would go through the walk-through portion of practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Falcons have been taking a cautious approach with Jones' practice activity after he picked up a foot injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, but Quinn relayed that he expects the wideout to play in Atlanta's Week 14 matchup with the Packers, according to Jason Butt of The Athletic. Jones will likely go down as a limited participant on Thursday's practice report before presumably increasing his involvement Friday, which would allay most of the concern about his availability for the weekend.