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  Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
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Avg Game13.311.9-
Avg Projection206.2185.3-
    
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  Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN vs. HOU
Week 2 vs. PHI at LAR
Week 3 at IND at SEA
Week 4 vs. TEN vs. DAL
Week 5 at HOU vs. TB
Week 6 at ARI at JAC
Week 7 vs. LAR at CHI
Week 8 vs. SEA vs. ARI
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at NO vs. ATL
Week 11 at CAR at TB
Week 12 vs. TB vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. NO at ATL
Week 14 vs. CAR vs. SF
Week 15 at SF vs. IND
Week 16 vs. JAC at TEN
Week 17 at TB at CAR
  Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Receiving
   
Receptions105.8111.7
Rec Yards1,525.81,347.9
Rec TDs8.98.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.50.0
Rush Yards9.40.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points206.2185.3
   
  Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Points 
Week 118.022.0
Week 26.418.9
Week 39.612.9
Week 417.34.7
Week 56.27.4
Week 614.3
Week 78.412.9
Week 88.1
Week 918.127.1
Week 1016.719.0
Week 1117.815.2
Week 1212.83.8
Week 131.84.0
Week 1422.69.8
Week 1514.24.9
Week 168.816.9
Week 1719.82.9
  Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Targets 
Week 11917
Week 2913
Week 3610
Week 4124
Week 595
Week 614
Week 7129
Week 86
Week 91015
Week 10118
Week 1194
Week 12146
Week 1388
Week 141113
Week 1589
Week 16513
Week 17137
  Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When he's on the field, you have yourself a guaranteed top-five wide receiver. While health has been an issue in the past, Jones has now played at least 14 games in five straight seasons. Outside of his rookie season and the year he needed surgery on his foot, Jones has been a top-10 receiver in all six of his other seasons. He's a safe pick at the back end of the first-roundThree straight top-10 seasons to start your career? Not bad. The Saints are throwing the ball less and less which is why Thomas hasn't contended for the No. 1 spot in the wide receiver rankings, but he's steady and consistent, making him well worth a late first-round selection
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Jones is a stud and a yearly #1 threat. What more needs to be said?MT is about as efficient as they come and plays much of the year indoors with an accurate quarterback. Yeah, he's a top 5 guy.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Jones has as much talent as any wide receiver in the game, without question, and he averaged about 100 yards receiving per game last year. The only criticism is his lack of touchdown catches, but his production there obviously increased over the second half of the season. With Dirk Koetter on board, Jones' production could climb even higher. Expect another elite season from the big receiver, and he should be drafted as a top-five wide receiver.Thomas has had an unreal efficiency throughout his career, and he's been incredibly consistent. He's never finished a season with fewer than 1,100 yards, and he had a superb 125 catches last year. With a lengthy contract extension taken care of, it should be business as usual for Thomas this year, and he should put up strong WR1 numbers as usual.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Return of OC Dirk Koetter should be fine for Jones (Koetter-led offenses have finished Top 4 in pass att. in 4 of his past 6 seasons) - Jones led NFL with 170 targets, and is avg. 104.6 rYPG since '13Only player in NFL history with 300+ catches over 1st 3 seasons - Had WR-high 85% catch rate on his 147 targets last season (since '92, no other WR with at least 100 targets has eclipsed 80%)
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
You can say DeAndre Hopkins is the world's most talented receiver and even that his QB is a better passer than Matt Ryan, but the fact of the matter is that Hopkins has never once had as many receiving yards as Julio has averaged over the last five seasons. We know exactly who Jones is and it's a top fantasy performer every year. If they ever start throwing him the ball in the Red Zone, look out for a historic season.No one was more efficient with the targets they saw than Thomas last season. In fact, no one in NFL history has been that efficient. There is room for more, of course, if New Orleans decides to pepper him with targets, but they also don't throw much so that might just be wishful thinking.
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
 low floor attached to Brees, more weapons around him this year
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
We've become so used to it that the fact that Julio Jones consistently puts up 1,400+ receiving yards practically goes un-talked about. This offense is going to air the ball out and Julio will be the centerpiece of it all. There's no reason to doubt Jones putting up video game like numbers again in 2019.Michael Thomas has proven that he has some of the best (if not THE best) hands in the NFL. He's a focal point of the Sean Payton offense and the Saints did little to change that perception this offseason. My only concern is whether or not we've begun to see the beginning of the end of Drew Brees, but whether that's the case or not, Thomas will still be an elite PPR option.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Julio Jones has over 1,400 receiving yards in each of the last 5 seasons. Think about that for a second. The guy everyone wants to say is super injury prone has over 1,400 receiving yards in 5 straight seasons. He's also averaged 6.2 TD's over that stretch, which isn't elite, but it's also not as bad as people make it out to be. Since 2014 he's finished as the WR: 8/2/6/4/5. New OC Dirk Koetter loves to push the ball downfield, and that's exactly where Julio thrives. Look for Julio to finish as a top 8 WR yet again in 2019.I preach safety in the first 4 rounds...and it doesn get any safer than Michael Thomas He has the more receptions over his first 3 seasons than any player in the history of the NFL. And he's first by 33 receptions! He also has the third most fantasy points ever over that stretch of time, behind just Randy Moss and Odell. Over his first three seasons he's averaged 107/1,262/7.67 TD's, including 125.1405/9 last season, which was the 4th highest approximate value of any WR ever Thomas has also been a model of health, missing just one game in his career. This sort of floor/upside combination shouldn't be available in the early second round. Thomas has finished as the WR 7/6/6 over the last three years, but I think this is the year that he finishes in the top 3. And honestly, he could easily end up as the WR 1
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Jones had 113 receptions for 1,677 yards and 8 touchdowns last year. He snapped out of his TD drought last year and reestablished himself as an elite WR1.Thomas had 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and 9 touchdowns last season and he should be heavily targeted again in 2019.