Posted: 3/09/2021 3:30 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has recorded a league-best 73 contested catches - four more than second-place Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones - since the start of the 2015 season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 2/15/2021 6:20 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WRs Julio Jones (67) and Calvin Ridley (63) lead all receivers in most 15-plus yard receptions since the start of the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 1/01/2021 7:37 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring), CB Darqueze Dennard (quad) and WR Brandon Powell (foot) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. DE Charles Harris (personal) also did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. OT Jake Matthews (rest) did not practice Friday, Jan. 1, but is expected to start. RB Ito Smith (rib), DE John Cominsky (shoulder), LB Foyesade Oluokun (ankle), OG James Carpenter (groin), DT Marlon Davidson (knee) and TE Luke Stocker (elbow) were limited in practice all week but no longer appear on the injury report. DE Steven Means (hand) and C Matt Hennessy (knee) practiced in full all week and were also removed from the injury report.
Posted: 1/01/2021 7:36 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) on Friday, Jan. 1, was ruled out of the team's Week 17 game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: No surprise as Jones was unable to shake the hammy issue down the stretch, missing five of the Falcons' final six games. In all, Jones will have played in nine games, his second-lowest total in his 10 seasons. It's certainly time to wonder if the soon-to-be-32-year-old's body is signaling the end of his elite WR1 days.
Posted: 1/01/2021 12:36 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Jones has missed the last few games and appears unlikely to play in the finale. Fantasy players can check on his status later in the week but should look for other options and keep Jones on the bench.
Posted: 12/31/2020 8:30 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring), CB Darqueze Dennard (quadriceps), DE Charles Harris (non-injury) and WR Brandon Powell (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. TE Luke Stocker (elbow), LB Foyesade Oluokun (ankle), DT Marlon Davidson (knee), DE John Cominsky (shoulder), RB Ito Smith (rib) and G James Carpenter (groin) were limited. C Matt Hennessy (knee) and DE Steven Means (hand) practiced in full. The Falcons did not practice Thursday, so the report is an estimation.
Posted: 12/30/2020 10:28 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: It's peculiar a player of Jones' caliber hasn't been shut down for the season with the Falcons long-eliminated from the postseason, but the team's reportedly optimistic he'll be able to play in Week 17. He'll be a top fantasy option despite the prolonged absence with the Buccaneers likely to rest key starters on the other side.
Posted: 12/28/2020 8:14 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) worked out 'a little bit' on Monday, Dec. 28, according to interim head coach Raheem Morris, who added the team will wait 'until he is right' but also said 'if (Jones) is able to (play in Week 17), he will.'
Huddle Up: The return of Jones isn't going to help the majority of fantasy owners whose league titles were decided in Week 16, but it could obviously play a huge role in leagues with Week 17 championships. It is still more probable than not Jones sits in a meaningless game next week, but there is also no reason for him to sit if his three weeks away was just what the doctor ordered for his ailing hamstring. Jones is always a strong WR1 play, so he needs to be started in fantasy if he is active against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Posted: 12/25/2020 5:36 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) was ruled out Friday, Dec. 25, for Week 16's game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs to be played Sunday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: While this is not exactly the Christmas gift fantasy gamers wanted, it comes as no surprise with nothing at stake for Atlanta ... Julio's absence means more work for WR Russell Gage and, of course, WR Calvin Ridley. It also caps QB Matt Ryan as a low-end starting consideration in deeper leagues.
Posted: 12/25/2020 12:54 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: It looks like Jones will miss another game because of the injury, but fantasy players will have an official status in the next few days. Russell Gage Jr. likely will have a bigger role if Jones is ruled out and can be a flex option in leagues.