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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    ATL 40 @ KC 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 17

    DEN 21 @ ATL 27

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    CAR 28 @ ATL 30

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    ATL 24 @ WAS 17

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    OAK @ ATL

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    bye

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    ATL @ PHI

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DAL @ ATL

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    ATL @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    ARI @ ATL

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    ATL @ TB

  • Week 13 - Nov 29

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    ATL 12 @ CHI 30

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    PHI 31 @ ATL 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    ATL 13 @ TB 16

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    ATL 30 @ SEA 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    GB 25 @ ATL 14

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    CAR 17 @ ATL 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    ATL 23 @ DET 16

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    bye

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    ATL 31 @ IND 7

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NO 26 @ ATL 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    TEN 17 @ ATL 23

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    MIN 14 @ ATL 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    ATL 10 @ HOU 17

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    ATL 31 @ CAR 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    ATL 16 @ NO 45

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    ATL 9 @ PIT 15

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    ARI 7 @ ATL 41

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    ATL 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    SF 14 @ ATL 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    ATL 20 @ CLE 10

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    ATL 17 @ PHI 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CIN 32 @ ATL 39

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    bye

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    TB 21 @ ATL 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    BAL 21 @ ATL 26

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    ATL 34 @ STL 17

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    GB 17 @ ATL 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    ATL 28 @ TB 24

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    ATL 31 @ CAR 10

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    ATL 34 @ SEA 18

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    NO 17 @ ATL 14

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CAR 10 @ ATL 31

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    MIA 7 @ ATL 19

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    CAR 20 @ ATL 28

  • Week 3 - Sep 27

    ATL 10 @ NE 26

  • Week 4 - Oct 04

    bye

  • Week 5 - Oct 11

    ATL 45 @ SF 10

  • Week 6 - Oct 18

    CHI 14 @ ATL 21

  • Week 7 - Oct 25

    ATL 21 @ DAL 37

  • Week 8 - Nov 02

    ATL 27 @ NO 35

  • Week 9 - Nov 08

    WAS 17 @ ATL 31

  • Week 10 - Nov 15

    ATL 19 @ CAR 28

  • Week 11 - Nov 22

    ATL 31 @ NYG 34

  • Week 12 - Nov 29

    TB 17 @ ATL 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 06

    PHI 34 @ ATL 7

  • Week 14 - Dec 13

    NO 26 @ ATL 23

  • Week 15 - Dec 20

    ATL 10 @ NYJ 7

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    BUF 3 @ ATL 31

  • Week 17 - Jan 03

    ATL 20 @ TB 10

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Julio Jones

Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones - Don Julio, the most intersting man in the world

Julio Jones was a highly sought after player heading into the 2011 NFL draft.  Jones ended up being the second wide receiver drafted, behind AJ Green, but the Jones pick ended up creating the most buzz.  The Atlanta Falcons were desperate to get Green or Jones, and when they lost out on Green, they made the Cleveland Browns an offer they could not refuse, in order to acquire Jones.


The Falcons gave the Browns their 2011 1st, 2nd and 4th round picks, in addition to the Falcons 1st and 4th round picks in 2012.  The Browns used those picks to draft Phil Taylor, Greg Little and Owen Marecic in 2011, and Brandon Weeden in 2012.  The Browns used the 4th round pick as part of a trade that allowed them to trade up to get Trent Richardson.  In the short time since this trade has happened it looks like the Falcons made the right move.


Jones has been an impact receiver on one of the best teams in the NFC, and he has not even begun to scratch the surface on his potential.  Jones is a big play receiver as evidenced by his career 16.2 yards per reception.  Jones also averages 4.59 catches for 74.38 yards and 0.62 touchdowns per game.  Jones reaches 100 yards receiving in 31% of the games in which he plays and scores 2 touchdowns or more 17% of the time.  Jones also has 5 or more catches in 52% of his games, showing his ability to make a big impact.   While these numbers are impressive, it is more important to look deeper into Jones’ production, as he is a completely different player on the road than he is at home.


Jones has the benefit of playing in a dome for the Falcons, which would lead you to believe that he would be a better player at home, but that is not the case for the Jones.  In the Georgia Dome Jones only averages 3.2 catches for 47.3 yards and 0.36 touchdowns per game.  Those numbers do not indicate the type of player that Jones is, but, for whatever reason, Jones has struggled playing at home, while his team has gone on to win 79% of those games.


In contrast, Jones is an absolute beast when on the road.  Jones averages 5.9 catches for 99.7 yards and 0.87 touchdowns per game.  Jones is a young player, but the ability to have this type of an average on the road demonstrates that he does not let the fans get into his head, but it begs the question; what is going on in his head during home games? Jones is an entirely different player at home versus on the road, but that trend should begin change for him.


Jones came in as the second receiver to Roddy White, and while White may still be listed as the #1 receiver on the depth chart, it is clear that Jones is the player that Ryan looks to in order to make the big play.  Jones is a redzone weapon with his size and speed and has demonstrated his ability to make those catches with 8 touchdowns in his rookie season and 10 scored in 2012.  Since the arrival of Jones White has failed to score more than 8 touchdowns in a season after totaling 21 touchdowns in the 2 years prior to Jones arrival.  Jones has had another impact on Roddy White as White has seen his receptions total drop each year, from 115 in 2010 before Jones to 100 in 2011 and 92 in 2012.  It is no coincidence when you look at the production from Jones whose receptions went from 54 in 2011 to 79 in 2012, and that trend should continue over the next few seasons.


Jones is the Falcons receiver of the here and now, as well as the future.  Jones is building a great rapport with his young quarterback Matt Ryan and with the inevitable retirement of Tony Gonzalez, Jones will be the highlighted player in the Falcons offense.  Jones has the ability to make the long bomb plays, as well as be a major factor in the redzone.  The NFL and fantasy future are on the rise for Jones, and the Browns have reconsidered the trade and would like Jones back please.


 


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2011 statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY



                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats           6        56      0         54      94        959       8        149.5       11.5




  


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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Julio is a game-breaker extraordinaire


(+) Piled up 94 targets in just 13 games as a rookie last season


(+) Basically a freak athlete…an Adonis at wide receiver 


(+) He averaged nearly 18 yards-per-catch despite dealing with some nagging injuries throughout the season


(+) Had five 100-yard games in just 13 games


(+) Scored six TDs over his last four games of the season 


(+) Roddy White usually gets the double-teams


(+) In leagues that reward for longer TDs, JJ may be the #1 guy we'd target


(+) can make plays that no one else on the field could imagine…and yet makes them look routine


(–) Is he injury prone?


(–) Made some bad decisions over the year, but maybe that is just a young rookie taking some lumps


(–) Had some costly drops last year that could affect his psyche and Matt Ryan’s confidence in him

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Julio Jones is on target with his recovery

"He's well on his way," Mike Smith said of Jones following Monday's Senior Bowl practices. "He's met all the marks that they've set for him in terms of the timetable. So we're pleased with what he's done up to this point.

"He's been spending a lot of time back in Atlanta and in Flowery Branch through the middle parts of the week with our athletic performance department. And he is on schedule to be back in the spring."


Pyro's take: Julio is my favorite player in the league, and it was a crushing blow when he went down in week 5 of last season (especially given the catch he made at the time of the injury). He was on fire, 2nd for WRs in targets (Cecil Shorts III has 62 to JJ's 60), while leading WRs in catches, yards and fantasy points at the time of his injury.

F!! It's great to hear that he is on target, but Julio is a risk moving forward, his broken foot happened because of a screw that he had inserted into his foot before the NFL draft in 2011... if this happens again, it could be career threatening.

I'm sending positive vibes The Sphinx's way, heaven knows I want that guy to have a long and fruitful career. We as NFL fans, deserve a guy like him playing 16 regular season games per year.

01/27/14, 01:38 PM CST by d-Rx
Source: espn.go.com

Julio Jones IS out for the rest of the season

According to Chris Mortensen Julio Jones is now confirmed out for the year. The news came through his twitter account @mortreport stating "Julio Jones will have surgery next week after Dr. Robert Anderson confirmed his fractured foot."

Pyro's take: This is the same foot Jones had surgery on in 2011, by Dr. Anderson. Harry Douglas should be considered in all leagues as he will be filling in for Julio Jones.


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10/09/13, 05:27 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: twitter.com

The Sphinx is hurt.

“Julio injured his foot last night. He saw our doctors this morning. He is going to have a second opinion tomorrow over in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first reports were not encouraging, but we will wait to see what the second opinion comes back as.” -Coach Mike Smith

Pyro's take: First off... F!!!

Second off... I hate that new turf these stadiums are using now (both indoor and outdoor), it's killing these players feet.

Third off... F!!!

I have him in all 4 of my leagues, and he's been a beast. It's an impossible void to fill, but like any owners out there, ya can't sulk - ya gotta figure it out.

This should help Roddy White and Harry Douglas bigtime fantasy points wise, as Julio has more catches than any other WR and is 2nd only to Jimmy Graham. I hope he can make it back this year, and it's nothing too serious. Love Julio as a person and a player.

10/08/13, 07:11 PM CDT by d-Rx
Source: blogs.atlantafalcons.com

Julio Jones did not practice Wednesday

Julio Jones didn’t practice. Jones has a knee injury, according to the practice report.

Pyro's take: Jones should be fine, and it seems like the Falcons are just getting him some rest to be sure he is ready to go on Sunday. There is nothing to worry about at this point as they are saying he will be ready to play on Sunday. If he continues to be held out of practice all week then this could become a concern.

09/11/13, 09:53 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Julio Jones ready to take his game to another level...scary

Those who have watched Julio Jones say that his route running has sharpened, that he runs patterns like he's less than 6 feet tall. His body control has improved greatly. He has cut beef and pork out of his diet, which makes him feel better. All of this positivity has him primed to make the leap toward the tier of receivers...then there is the aspect of Jones' game that has drawn the attention of head coach Mike Smith. "He looks stronger at the ball...and to me, there's going to be so many tightly thrown balls, the coverage is such where you gotta be strong at the ball. That's something where that stood out to me."

Pyro's take: We have always been huge believers in Julio Jones and all of this is just more proof in the pudding that Jones is ready to be considered a top 3 receiver by the end of this season. Jones also has the support of his quarterback who said, "Jones is ready to take the next step". That is awesome, considering most of the receivers in the league would like to be on the step he was on last season. Jones is ready to be a bigger part of the offense in our opinion and we fully expect him to be the main guy in Atlanta this year...move over Roddy White.

08/03/13, 03:30 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nfl.com

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