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Week 17 Outlook
Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday afternoon that the Falcons haven't been listening to any trade offers for Julio Jones this offseason and it's very likely he will return for the 2021 season.
If Jones returns to Atlanta for another year with Matt Ryan we know what to expect at this point - another year of elite wide receiver play. However, father time catches up to everyone (except Tom Brady). Will this be the year that Jones loses a step? Expect more great fantasy production from the star wideout this season, with around a WR 6-16 finish.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) will not play in Sunday’s Week 17 contest against the Buccaneers.
Jones has been sidelined since Week 14 due to a hamstring injury. The Falcons were eliminated from the playoffs and have no reason to rush their star WR back into action. Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage will once again be QB Matt Ryan’s top WR targets in Week 17. Julio will finish the 2020 campaign with 51 receptions for 771 yards (second lowest in his career) and three touchdowns over nine games.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) remained absent from Wednesday's practice.
Jones hasn't played since Week 13 and Atlanta is likely to shut him down with nothing to play for this Sunday. He was his usual productive self when healthy this year but a nagging hamstring injury ultimately tanked his age-31 campaign. Jones will be an interesting player to value entering 2021 drafts.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Chiefs.
Jones will now miss his third straight game and likely won’t return this season. Russell Gage has seen 17 targets in the past two games and is a solid option as a high-upside WR3 in Sunday’s matchup against the Chiefs. Calvin Ridley will continue to operate as the WR1 for the Falcons.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) didn't practice on Thursday.
Jones has said he wants to play again this year but there's no guarantee that he does. We're guessing that he is once again ruled out for Week 16 against the Chiefs. Calvin Ridley should continue seeing all the targets he can handle in Jones' absence.