|Date of Birth||2/8/1989|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 220 lbs|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 1 (6th Overall) by ATL|
|Fantasy Own %||100.0|
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Julio Jones had nine receptions for 101 yards Saturday in the Atlanta Falcons' 15-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles secured the win when Matt Ryan's pass intended for Jones fell incomplete in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line with 58 seconds remaining. Jones dealt with ankle and rib injuries last week, but still reeled in nine receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 26-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams. He had 88 catches for 1,444 yards this season.
Jones snagged nine of 16 targets for 101 yards in Saturday's 15-10 loss to the Eagles.
Saturday provided a perfect illustration of Jones, dominant between the 20-yard lines and then not so much down near the end zone. Jones briefly saved Atlanta's season with a gorgeous 20-yard catch on 4th-and-6 during the team's final drive and then came back with a 12-yard nab. However, when it came to win the game, Jones caught one seven-yard pass underneath but was unable to sync up with Matt Ryan on two passes into the end zone, even slipping on the team's final offensive play. Jones remains one of the league's true athletic marvels and finished the year second in yards and ninth in receptions, but it's hard to peg him as the league's best when seven different targets scored as many or more touchdowns this season as Jones has scored in the past two seasons.
Jones (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round game at Philadelphia, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The Falcons' injury report has included a number of key skill-position players in both weeks of postseason prep to date, including Jones, who followed a DNP/DNP/limited practice regimen prior to this contest. He's carried an ankle injury for most of the second half of the season, but his production hasn't experienced any dips. As evidence, Jones averaged six receptions (on 10 targets) for 97.8 yards per outing and reached the end zone three times over the last nine games. Consequently, he's a must-play, per usual, in the second round of the playoffs.
Jones (ankle) was seen during the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The Falcons will provide an official update on the wideout when they release their official practice report, but even if Jones was just a limited participant, it's a good sign for his status heading into the weekend. After being held out Tuesday and Wednesday, head coach Dan Quinn said that Jones was still "on the right trajectory," and that appears to be the case, based on his presence on the field Thursday.
Jones (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
When Jones appears on the injury report, it's not surprising at this point. After Jones sat out Tuesday due to an ankle injury, head coach Dan Quinn even provided some solace, stating the wideout was "on the right trajectory" and would "start getting his work [Wednesday]," according to Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site. Apparently, Jones requires an additional day of rehab before he can partake in preparations for Saturday's divisional-round contest at Philadelphia. Thursday's practice report will give the final word on his availability.