Julio Jones

Julio Jones

WR - ATL
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 29College: AlabamaDrafted: #6 (1st Rd. by Atlanta)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
7th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #11
Best / Worst #5 / #19
ADP #14

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Julio Jones not getting new contract, may skip camp

According to sources, the Falcons have informed Julio Jones that they will not be re-working his contract at this time, though they're hoping he'll still show up to camp.

Fantasy Impact

Considering Jones is just two years into a five-year deal, it was likely wishful thinking on his part, but still, the Falcons are risking a holdout by one of the best players in the league by taking this stance. The article states that the Falcons are more set on extending the expiring contracts of Grady Jarrett, Jake Matthews, and Ricardo Allen, who are all on expiring deals. While this is something we'll continue to monitor, it shouldn't affect the way you'd draft Jones, who should be coming off the board at the end of the first-round.

Mike Tagliere3 days ago
Julio Jones will skip minicamp

The Atlanta Falcons released a statement from GM Thomas Dimitroff that confirmed star WR Julio Jones will officially hold out of mandatory minicamps, which are set to begin on June 12. Dimitroff's statement, in full, read: "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation. We will not discuss those conversations publicly except to say we feel they have been productive and constructive. We understand the concerns and thoughts from their perspective. Although not ideal, Julio informed us today he would not be attending mini-camp. We have much respect for him and what he means to our team, our city, and our fans."

Fantasy Impact

Jones has three years remaining on a six-year $81.432 million deal that he signed in 2015 and is seeking an extension or re-worked contract that will pay him more. Jones is set to earn $10.5 million in 2018, which ranks just 12th among NFL wide receivers. The positive here is that this situation is being brought to a head early, leaving plenty of time for both sides to come together. Jones is an elite player who won't need the reps to be ready, so perhaps avoiding minicamp will simply reduce the odds that he gets hurt. With it being so early, it's presumptive to think this will affect Jones's regular season status, so feel free to keep targeting Jones near the turn of Round One of PPR drafts.

Julio Jones not expected to participate in OTAs

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is not expected to participate in the offseason training activities, as he'd like to remain healthy and is looking for an update on his contract.

Fantasy Impact

This isn't too out of the ordinary for big-name players, though Jones has been the model citizen during his time with the Falcons, so they are reportedly willing to talk with him about a contract extension. This is likely to get resolved as the weeks go on, but as for now, it shouldn't affect how you approach Jones in best-ball or keeper formats.

Mike Tagliere9 weeks ago
Julio Jones tops 100 yards in loss to Eagles

Julio Jones caught nine of 16 targets for 101 yards in Saturday's loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact

Jones's total line looks good, but he failed to come up with some big catches that could have changed the outcome of the game. As a whole, it was an inconsistent but ultimately highly productive season for the big receiver, and he should be an early pick as usual next season.

Dan Harris27 weeks ago
Julio Jones removed from injury report

Julio Jones was removed from the team's injury report and is good to go for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup with the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact

Jones' matchup comes against an Eagles defense that has allowed seven TDs to enemy wideouts in their last four games. He's a solid DFS choice.

Steve Painter27 weeks ago