Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
6 days ago

Jones caught seven of 11 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 road loss to the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Jones topped the 10,000 career receiving yard mark on a second-quarter reception, becoming the fastest in NFL history to do so in just his 104th game. He capped that same drive with a one-yard touchdown, giving him receiving scores in consecutive weeks after starting the season on a seven-game touchdown drought. Jones will be a WR1 as usual at home against the Cowboys in Week 11.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Jones caught seven of 10 targets for 121 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-14 win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Jones made his biggest play of the game in the final moments of the fourth quarter, snagging a bubble screen and cutting up field for a 35-yard touchdown, his first of the season. Jones has been elite outside the red zone this season, with five 100-yard games, good for a 1,866-yard pace for the season. His failure, until today, to score has dragged down his value. A late-game catch-and-run doesn't solve Jones' peculiar lack of production in the red zone, but it's a start. Next Sunday brings the challenge of one of the better pass defenses in the league, the Cleveland Browns.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
4 weeks ago

Jones hauled in nine of 12 targets for 104 yards during Monday's 23-20 win against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

With another dazzling performance on Monday Night Football against the Giants (outside of a lost fumble during the third quarter), Jones surpassed 100 receiving yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Week 9 and Week 10 of the 2016 season. Though the two-time All Pro has been held without a touchdown over his past 12 regular-season contests, he has benefited from a monstrous workload, with an average of 116 receiving yards on 11.6 targets per game this season. At this rate, Jones is on pace to finish the year with 1,850 yards and zero touchdowns (would be the second-highest receiving output of his career). Following a Week 8 bye, Atlanta will travel to Landover, MD to take on a Redskins defense that has allowed the seventh-fewest wide receiver receptions thus far in 2018 (77).

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
1 month ago

Jones hauled in 10 of 14 targets for 143 yards as the Falcons climbed to 2-4 with a 34-29 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

In a Week 5 loss to Pittsburgh, Jones did not record a reception until the fourth quarter. Atlanta was sure to get the two-time All Pro involved early and often Sunday against Tampa Bay, as he had seven receptions for 79 yards by halftime in what would prove to be a winning effort. It was the Buccaneers who Jones exploited last year for the greatest game of his NFL career -- 12 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns -- and that pattern persisted as the Falcons registered a crucial midseason victory to keep hope alive. Week 7 brings a date with the Giants, a team that has fared decently against the pass in holding opponents to 236 yards per game thus far this season.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
1 month ago

Jones hauled in five of nine targets for 62 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was the No. 1 Week 5 receiver for many analysts, but he started the fourth quarter without a single reception against a Pittsburgh defense that entered the game allowing the sixth-most yards per attempt in the NFL (8.1). The five-time Pro Bowler went to work in the final frame to salvage a respectable output, amassing five catches for 62 yards, much of it coming in junk time as the Falcons fell to 1-4. Atlanta's Week 6 opponent, Tampa Bay has struggled mightily in containing opposing passing attacks, ranking dead last in yards allowed per game through the air (358).

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
1 month ago

Jones (hand/ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones didn't practice Wednesday and was limited Thursday, but he returned to full participation Friday. It's the same patter he followed last week on his way to catching nine of 12 targets for 173 yards in a 37-36 loss to the Bengals. Jones will now take aim at a Pittsburgh defense that's allowed wideouts to score seven touchdowns in four games while producing 16.4 yards per catch and 9.5 per target.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
1 month ago

Jones (hand/ankle) was limited at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Once again, Jones is building up his practice reps as he tends to health concerns. Assuming he's eventually cleared to take the field Week 5, he'll be facing a Steelers defense Sunday that has given up 220.8 receiving yards per game and seven touchdowns in four contests to opposing wideouts this season.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
1 month ago

Jones (hand/ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

As he is wont to do, Jones brushed off his most recent health concerns and took the practice field after sitting out the first session of the week. His activity level won't be clear until the Falcons release Thursday's injury report, but he appears on his usual pace to active status on game day, which arrives Sunday in Pittsburgh this week.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
1 month ago

Jones didn't practice Wednesday due to hand and ankle injuries, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In previous weeks, Jones' practice reps were capped as a result of a calf concern, but a pair of new injuries are to blame in the midst of Week 5 prep. While he is notorious for playing through the pain and producing lofty numbers, his status should be monitored closely this week to ensure he's available Sunday against the Steelers' 29th-ranked pass defense, which has allowed 304.8 yards per game.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (8)
2 months ago

Jones hauled in nine of 12 targets, racking up 173 yards during a 37-36 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Jones padded his numbers late by hauling in passes of 17 and 49 yards on a desperate last-second drive, but he was having quite a day for himself prior to that. The two-time All-Pro receiver has had at least five receptions in every game this season, and 96-plus yards in three of four. Jones is sure to be a top-five play in Week 5 against a Pittsburgh secondary that ranked tied for 29th in pass defense entering Sunday.