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Julio Jones fantasy football updates for Week 13

Falcons WR Julio Jones will hope to improve on his touchdown production from 2018. We’re tracking his fantasy performances and news updates throughout the season.

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones against the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 13?

In one of the highest scoring games of the week against the Buccaneers, Jones came away with 11.8 DKFP by making five catches for 68 yards. A shoulder injury has emerged and is possible hindering Jones from suiting up for one of the three Thanksgiving games on Thursday. He’s dropped all the way down to $7,300, making him a great play if healthy but it’s a legitimate concern that he could be sidelined.

What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 12?

In a game where the Falcons dismantled the Panthers by a score of 29-3, Jones caught six of his eight targets for 91 yards and 14.7 DKFP. The touchdown-less streak continues as he heads into a Week 12 matchup against the Buccaneers, which is expected to be one of the highest scoring games on the slate. Jones’ salary jumps up $500 in the process, as he’s priced for the matchup and not the recent performance.

What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 11?

We didn’t expect a whole lot from Jones in Week 10 with him drawing shadow coverage from CB Marshon Lattimore. While that did happen to begin the game, Lattimore would end up suffering a thigh injury and did not return. Even with him knocked out, Jones managed only three catches despite drawing nine targets for 79 yards and 10.9 DKFP. Before you ask, no, Jones did not reach the end zone and has been out of it since Week 3.

Week 11 will see the Falcons in another road matchup, this time against the Panthers. Jones’ salary stays exactly the same at $7,500 for this game against a Panthers secondary that has been suddenly ravaged by injuries. James Bradberry missed last week due to a groin injury and is week to week. His loss opens up a ton for opposing receivers, which just saw the Packers go for 174 yards. Jones would see Donte Jackson in coverage, who has been targeted against 29 times allowing 17 receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Jones would also have quite the size advantage on him at 5” and 40 pounds. With the way he’s priced as the fifth most expensive receiver, it’s time to go back to the well.

What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 10?

Jones is coming off a bye week for the Falcons and a loss to the Seahawks back in Week 8. In that game, Jones was highly productive sans Matt Ryan, as he made 10 catches for 152 yards and 28.2 DKFP with QB Matt Schaub. All indications are that Ryan will be ready to play in this game against the Saints, which is expected to be one of the highest-scoring games on the slate, opening with a game total of 51 points.

Jones will draw shadow coverage in this game, likely from Marshon Lattimore. While that could steer you away, Jones is also at one of his lowest price points of the season at $7,500. When Lattimore is shadowing, he’s been targeted against 25 times, allowing 12 receptions for 131 yards. Jones could go into the slot to avoid Lattimore but he hasn’t done so much this season, lining up there on only 18% of his snaps. For what it’s worth, he did so on 17 of the 58 snaps he played on in Week 8, which was the highest total of the season. Either way, the total will keep you on Jones but the matchup is far from a favorable one.

What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 9?

With Matt Ryan sidelined, backup QB Matt Schaub relied heavily on Jones to move down the field. Targeting him 12 times, Jones came away with 10 catches for 152 yards and 28.2 DKFP. He failed to reach the end zone for the fifth straight week and suddenly only has four touchdowns through the first eight weeks of the season. Jones is at least still racking up the fantasy points, averaging 19.6 DKFP on the season.

The Falcons are on their bye for Week 9. The next time we’ll see Jones in action will be in Week 10 when they take on the Saints. Jones will likely draw shadow coverage from Marshon Lattimore who when shadowing has allowed just 13 receptions on 26 receptions for 185 yards.

What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 8?

Before you even ask, no, Jones did not reach the end zone again. This new streak, which no one wants to see him on, sets it at four straight weeks without doing so. Jones had another decent game, drawing nine targets and making six catches for 93 yards and 15.3 DKFP. It’s certainly better than his two games in which he failed to reach double-digit fantasy points against the Titans and Texans but it’s not great for how much we’re paying up for him.

If we can be happy about anything, Jones does receive a $300 discount for Week 8 ahead of the Falcons’ game against the Seahawks. What brings the biggest question mark for Jones is who’ll be throwing to him. Matt Ryan is reportedly dealing with an ankle sprain and while it’s not deemed serious, it could mean that Matt Schaub is the one throwing his way. It takes away from a good matchup against CB Tre Flowers, who has been targeted against 39 times allowing 25 receptions for 326 yards and two touchdowns. If Ryan is in, all systems go for Jones in all formats. If he’s out, this doesn’t have nearly enough appeal to pay up for Jones.

What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 7?

For most receivers, making eight catches for 108 yards and 21.8 DKFP is a good day of production. For Jones’ it feels more like a disappointment. Granted, it’s a step in the right direction as he couldn’t even crack double-digit fantasy points in his last two games despite drawing seven targets in both. Jones’ nine targets were the most on the team, as Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu combined for 10.

Jones is now the most expensive quarterback on the slate at $8,000, which is the same price he was at in Week 6. Even with over 100 receiving yards last week, the consensus on Jones could be down, as the Rams secondary could prove to be a fairly tough matchup. The health of Aqib Talib is crucial, as teams have successfully completed 66.7% of their pass attempts when he’s off the field compared to the 51.2% when he’s on. He could end up drawing coverage from Marcus Peters, who has been targeted against 16 times allowing 10 receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Personally, I’ll keep going with Jones because clearly, I’m a glutton for punishment.

What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 6?

It was a massive disappointment for in Week 5 for the Falcons top receiver, whom, despite a game that featured 85 total points scored, Jones only amassed 7.2 DKFP with 42 yards on three receptions. Jones certainly got his looks from Matt Ryan, who targeted him seven times in the loss but they simply couldn’t connect. Instead, it was Calvin Ridley who came away with the big afternoon for the Falcons, catching five of his nine targets for 88 yards and a touchdown. After reaching the end zone through seven straight weeks dating back to Week 14 in 2018, Jones has now been held scoreless over the last two weeks.

It’s likely you’re frustrated with Jones and rightfully so. However, don’t do anything crazy just yet as a matchup with Cardinals is on tap. This defense has been extremely generous to opposing receivers, allowing an average of 153 yards, 36.5 DKFP and six touchdowns scored. Seeing coverage from CB Byron Murphy doesn’t hurt either, as he’s been targeted against 31 times allowing 20 receptions for 195 yards and three touchdowns. Despite his salary going up $300 to $8,000, Jones is in a major bounce-back spot in what is expected to be a shootout.

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What is Julio Jonesfantasy football status, DFS price for Week 5?

Jones failed to score for the first time this season, after doing so in the first three games of the season and dating back seven straight if you include 2018. Seeing a season-low seven targets, Jones’ came down with four receptions for 52 yards and only 9.3 DKFP. Instead, it was the Mohamed Sanu show for the Falcons, as he caught 9-of-12 for 91 yards and 18.1 DKFP.

Jones only drops $100 in salary ahead of a favorable matchup against the Texans secondary. This is a team that has allowed an average of 25.6 and a massive 194 receiving yards to opposing receivers thus far. In terms of his individual matchup primarily lines up on the left side of the field, meaning he’ll draw against Lonnie Johnson Jr. In coverage, Johnson has been targeted against 15 times allowing nine receptions for 108 yards. This should serve as a nice bounce-back spot for Jones, who has one of the more attractive matchups amongst the highest priced receivers on this slate.

What is Julio Jones’ fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 4?

Jones continues to find the end zone, doing so in his sixth straight game dating back to Week 14 last season. For someone who didn’t see their first touchdown until Week 9 last year, Jones has quickly come up with four through the first three weeks. This game was also his second-straight with over 100 receiving yards, as he caught eight of his nine targets for 128 yards.

Jones’ salary gets a $600 bump up ahead of their matchup against the Titans. On paper, it may look like a tough matchup but Jones draws a really favorable one individually. He should see the majority of his snaps against Malcolm Butler, who continues to struggle in pass coverage. Through the first three weeks, he’s been targeted against 21 times while allowing 15 receptions for a massive 194 yards and three touchdowns. It should be another huge week for Jones, who is averaging 10 targets per game and 88.3 yards. It’s starting to get really tough for the #NeverJulio crowd.

What is Julio Jones’ fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 3?

After a discouraging Week 1 against the Vikings, Jones exploded in Week 2 against the Eagles. Catching 5 of his 10 targets, Jones went for 106 yards while scoring two touchdowns, good for 30.6 DKFP. His 10 targets were tied with Calvin Ridley for the most on the team, as Ridley himself had a big game with eight catches, 105 yards and a touchdown. Week 3 brings a matchup against the Colts, who up until this point have held opposing receivers to only 266 receiving yards (fifth lowest in the league) and a touchdown. In Week 3, he checks in with a $7,300 salary, which is a $700 downgrade from Week 1 (Jones was on the Showdown slate in Week 2).

Jones primarily lines up on the left side of the field, doing so on 60% of his snaps this season. He should see a decent amount of CB Kenny Moore in coverage, who has been targeted against seven times allowing five receptions for 42 yards. Last season, Moore was quite poor in coverage, allowing 77 receptions on 104 targets for 650 yards and three touchdowns. Don’t let the Colts numbers against opposing receivers fool you thus far, they started off with a soft matchup against the Titans and then allowed 169 yards to the Chargers in Week 2. As always, start Jones with confidence, as if you weren’t already.

What is Julio Jones’ fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 2?

While the jury is still out on if this Vikings defense is all that they’re cracked up to be, it certainly prevented Jones from celebrating his new contact extension. Drawing a team-high 11 targets, Jones only managed six catches for 31 yards and a touchdown to somewhat salvage his day. Jones’ touchdown came against CB Mark Fields in coverage, who barley saw the field with eight snaps on the day. Despite the heavy targets, Jones finished with second lowest receiving yards aside from Russell Gage, who caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards.

Jones and the Falcons face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football in Week 2, which means Showdown time. Jones tops the charts with a $17,100 salary, $3,600 higher than the next highest receiver (DeSean Jackson). Case Keenum had a big day last week against Philadelphia, throwing for 380 yards and a touchdown. Rookie receiver Terry McLaurin had a monster breakout performance, catching five passes for 125 yards and one touchdown.

Julio Jones 2019 fantasy football preview

Throughout pop culture history, we’ve had to choose many sides to be on. Are you Team Coke or Team Pepsi? Did you think the dress was white and gold or black and blue? Most recently, were you team #neverjulio or #foreverjulio? Personally, I’m #foreverjulio but many made the case for team #neverjulio (until late in the year when he actually made his way to the end zone).

For someone who played in all 16 games and caught 113 of his 170 targets for a league-leading 1,677 yards, Jones caught a good amount of flack. The problem was, for as productive as he is and can be, his eight touchdowns weren’t cutting it. Quite frankly, when Week 8 rolled around and Jones didn’t have a single touchdown to his name, people were a tad bit upset. Once that week passed, however, Jones would catch a touchdown in seven of the Falcons’ last nine games, including a two-fer against the Packers. The fantasy football community can only hope that was a sign of things to come.

What is Julio Jones’ fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 1?

If you want some Julio in your life, you’ll be paying top dollar for one of the top receivers in the game at $8,000. Only Odell Beckham Jr. in his Browns debut will run you for a higher salary at $8,100. He has a tough matchup ahead against the Vikings, who were very strong against opposing receivers, allowing an average of 127 receiving yards and 27.8 DKFP. Jones will likely draw shadow coverage from Xavier Rhodes, who did so in 10 games last season for the Vikings. Nonetheless, Jones is by far one of the best receivers in the league and has the potential to post some massive numbers on a weekly basis.

Julio Jones DraftKings salary 2019

Week Salary Opp Performance
Week Salary Opp Performance
1 $8,000 @ Vikings 15.1
2 $17,100 vs. Eagles (Showdown) 30.6
3 $7,300 @ Colts 29.8
4 $7,800 vs. Titans 9.3
5 $7,700 @ Texans 7.2
6 $8,000 @ Cardinals 21.8
7 $8,000 vs. Rams 15.3
8 $7,700 vs. Seahawks 28.2
9 N/A BYE 0
10 $7,500 @ Saints 10.9
11 $7,500 @ Panthers 14.7
12 $8,000 vs. Buccaneers 11.8
13 vs. Saints (Thanksgiving)

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