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WR - TEN
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ECR# 15# 29-
Best Rank# 6# 2-
Worst Rank# 33# 81-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total95.143.9-
Avg Game10.66.3-
Avg Projection152.8119.1-
    
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SOS Rank278-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ARI vs. GB
Week 2 at SEA at CAR
Week 3 vs. IND at NE
Week 4 at NYJ vs. NYG
Week 5 at JAC at WAS
Week 6 vs. BUFBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. KC at SEA
Week 8 at IND vs. TB
Week 9 at LAR vs. ATL
Week 10 vs. NO at TEN
Week 11 vs. HOU at PHI
Week 12 at NE vs. BUF
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. DAL
Week 14 vs. JAC at NYJ
Week 15 at PIT at TB
Week 16 vs. SF vs. MIA
Week 17 vs. MIA vs. CAR
Week 18 at HOU at ATL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
Receiving
   
Receptions78.276.0
Rec Yards1,107.3905.0
Rec TDs7.25.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.50.3
Rush Yards-0.5-0.8
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points152.8119.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
2020 Points 
Week 115.71.7
Week 22.4
Week 3
Week 43.2
Week 5
Week 625.7
Week 79.7
Week 813.7
Week 911.45.1
Week 102.7
Week 113.910.4
Week 125.1
Week 139.410.5
Week 148.4
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total95.143.9
Average10.66.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
2020 Targets 
Week 1125
Week 24
Week 3
Week 44
Week 5
Week 610
Week 79
Week 810
Week 976
Week 107
Week 11212
Week 126
Week 131011
Week 148
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - TEN
Expert 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Tannehill has been hyper-efficient, but this still projects to be one of the more run-heavier offenses so long as Derrick Henry's around.Projected to miss at least a quarter of the season if not more due to ankle surgery. Sends MT plummeting in the rankings, but still makes sense around Round 9 or so for managers confident in drafting around him for a major stretch haul boost
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Julio's now in Tennessee after being shipped off from Atlanta and he's walking into a huge opportunity in this offense. The Titans lost some key receiving weapons in free agency this offseason and Julio could be walking into a significant target share. While it might not be as much as it was in Atlanta due to the overall offensive philosophies and state of the teams, it's still going to be plenty enough to view Julio as a mid-range WR2. The injury concerns are still there, but we know that Jones is going to do everything he can to fight through them. He's worth selecting at his current ADP.After dealing with an injury for the majority of last season, MT underwent surgery in June to fully fix the issue and he's now projected to be out for the first part of the season. It's a bit of a mystery right now as to exactly how long he's going to be out, but it doesn't look good for his draft stock heading into fantasy football draft season. After projecting him to miss the first five games of the season, Thomas dropped from WR12 in my projections to WR44. Without the guarantee that he's going to return to fantasy football dominance - as evidenced by last year's performance - Thomas may just be on my "do not draft" list. I'm willing to let someone else in my league deal with the potential range of outcomes unless he falls to a ridiculous value point in my draft.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Julio's trade to the Titans has some good and some bad. The good- the running of Derrick Henry will force teams to make a decision. Do we load up the box to stop the run or double Julio? If they load up the box Tannehill can call a play action and hit Julio on a post. The bad- the Titans were a run oriented offense. Maybe they open things up a bit with Julio in town. but that's not a given. Despite that potential hurdle, there should be plenty of shootouts in the AFC South. If Julio can stay healthy, I think he has a strong year. His current late 3rd round ADP seems cheap. He's still arguably the most talented WR in the NFL.Thomas set an NFL receptions record with Brees only two years ago. 2020 was an injured ravaged season. Thomas underwent surgery on his ankle in June. The doctors recommend 4 months of recovery time. He's going to miss at least the start of the season- possibly more. Avoid
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The public perception on Jones is that he's towards the end of his career, but that's simply not true. In fact, he averaged a career-high 11.3 yards per target during the 2020 season and was the WR13 in half-PPR points per game while ceding plenty of work to up-and-coming superstar Calvin Ridley. It'll be a similar situation in Tennessee, as Jones will now play alongside what might be the next generation's Julio Jones, and that's A.J. Brown. Similar to Atlanta, Jones and Brown are going to cap each other's truly elite ceiling, but as Jones and Ridley proved last year, it's certainly not out of the realm of possibilities that they're both top-12 wide receivers, especially when you factor in Ryan Tannehill's efficiency. Oh, and stop calling Jones injury prone - he's played at least 14 games in seven of the last nine seasons, and has totaled at least 1,394 yards in six of the last seven seasons. You don't do that if you're injury prone.It felt like too many people were dismissing Thomas this year, falling into borderline WR2 territory, but now that we know of his ankle surgery that took place in June, he's going to fall even further. It's possible he misses the first 4-6 games based on the timeline he received. It did seem like everyone forget he was the consensus No. 1 wide receiver just a year ago. The big question is: Who is his quarterback once he returns? If it's Hill, there should be a slight downgrade, but don't forget what Thomas did in the four Hill games last year: 9/104/0, 4/50/0, 9/105/0, and 8/84/0. Those are rock-solid numbers, though the touchdowns were obviously not there. Right now, I'm expecting Thomas to miss at least four games, which moves him down into WR3/4 territory. If you're able to stay afloat the first month of the season, snagging Thomas in the middle rounds might be a winning strategy.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
It'll be interesting to see what he does with the Titans. I feel like he's easily a WR2, but I'm not ready to put him in my top-12.No Brees and now could miss a month or two of the season after ankle surgery in June. Way down.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
It was only a matter of time before Jones was dealt from Atlanta after he declared he wanted to leave, and he'll now play in one of the most efficient offenses in the game in Tennessee. Jones was limited to just nine games because of injury last season, but he still showed he's one of the best of the best, setting a career-high with an 11.3 yards per target mark, and again ranking near the top of the league in yards per route run, as he always does. He'll go from a pass-heavy offense to a run-heavy scheme, but there are a ton of targets available after the departures of Corey Davis, Jonnu Smith, and others. Add to that the improvement and efficiency in Tennessee's offense versus Atlanta's, and Jones should be a strong WR2, even if he plays second fiddle to A.J. Brown. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Jones was a Top-15 fantasy wide receiver when he played in 2020, averaging 13.4 fantasy points per game. The downside, he played only 9 games and he had only 120.6 fantasy points. He now joins a Tennessee team with A.J. Brown and a run-first philosophy. Jones will have some big games, but he is probably more of a WR2 due to durability concerns and offensive scheme.I have a hard time ranking Michael Thomas as a WR1 given the injuries he had last year and the retirement of Drew Brees. Thomas will still be a very good player, but he is probably not catching 149 receptions with Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill behind center.
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
After playing with one of the most inefficient passers in the league, Matt Ryan (hasn't finished better than 24th in True Throw Value 3 of the last 4 years), Jones now teams up with one of the most efficient passers of the last three seasons, Ryan Tannehill (finished top-2 in TTV l, on a team with the most vacated targets of any squad in the NFL. In two simple words: CHA-CHING. For those worried about his production while sharing the field with A.J. Brown, Jones has shared the field with the likes of Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez and Calvin Ridley and it hasn't hampered his progress yet. In fact, the plethora of weapons in the passing game (not to mention Derrick Henry in the backfield) should open up even more space for Jones to run free.It wasn't too long ago that Michael Thomas set the record for most catches and was the consensus No. 1 pick. A few injuries, suspensions, a disappointing 0 TDs on 40 catches in 2020 and a QB battle have created a whirlwind of questions around the once can't-miss stud. It's also added value. If you believe that Mike Thomas is truly a stud, you can have him for a discounted price, but be ready for all the question marks that come with it.