Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
|WR - #4||14.67||ATL||Questionable||4 years||25||6'3||220||@juliojones_11|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jun-26-2014 by Rusty Reeves
COMEBACK PLAYER CANDIDATE: Jones was on his way to a monster season last year, averaging eight catches for 116 yards through the Falcons first five games. Then, he broke his foot and never saw the field agaiN. Jones is one of the elite talents at the wide receiver position and all reports are communicating he will be back to 100-percent by the start of the season. Jones is a Top 5 WR in any format and should get back to doing what it took to crack 1,000 yards and 10 TDs in 2012 (more than likely surpassing those totals greatly). Now 25 years old, Jones should be entering his athletic prime. He must stay healthy. Another injury-plagued season would practically destroy his fantasy value into the years to come.
Editor's note: The former Crimson Tide receiver skipped OTAs. He probably won't participate in training camp either. This should be a concern since he will have to knock the rust off during the regular season, but Jones is just so talented and athletic that it may not even matter.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones underwent surgery last October to repair a broken bone in his right foot, the second time he has had that surgery in three years Physically, Jones is fine. He has looked explosive on the practice field. He played in last weekend's game against the Texans and is ready to get back into a normal practice routine after being limited throughout camp.
It's between the ears where Jones is having a bit of a hard time.
"Physically, we are there, but I am still progressing mentally," Jones said during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's 'Hard Knocks.' "Just having that confidence I can go out there and run routes without thinking about my foot."
This tentativeness should wear off as soon as Jones gets one full, productive game under his belt this year. The multiple foot surgeries present a giant red flag, but Jones has the ability to be a top-two or top-three fantasy wideout. He currently has a second-round ADP as the sixth WR off the board.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/20 - Falcons WR Julio Jones doesn't have full confidence in his surgically repaired foot yet
8/7 - Falcons RB Devonta Freeman 'on the right track'
8/5 - Falcons WR Julio Jones is progressing well, practicing every other day
7/29 - Falcons WR Julio Jones looking like himself 'and maybe even better'
7/27 - Falcons WR Julio Jones looks 'explosive'
7/24 - Falcons WR Roddy White gets contract extension
7/23 - Falcons WR Julio Jones to see limited reps in camp
7/22 - Falcons WR Julio Jones expected to be limited during training camp
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|2.02||FFToolbox - Scott - Welcome back Julioooooo. The Falcon offense will get back on track with a WR that has 15 TD potential.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|2.01||SiriusXM Fantasy - Julio Jones was on a torrid pace last season before a injury to his foot sidelined him, a healthy Jones will finish as a Top 5 WR|
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