Jones caught 9-of-15 targets for 160 yards Sunday against the Colts. After failing to top 100 receiving yards in four straight games, Jones has now posted at least 137 in each of his last three games. With running back Devonta Freeman suffering a concussion, Atlanta's offense may become even more Jones-centric in the coming weeks. With another home tilt coming up next week against the Vikings, Jones will have a strong chance of finding pay dirt for the first time in three weeks.
Jones caught 10 passess off of 17 targets for 137 yards in Sunday's loss to San Francisco. The NFL's leader in receptions split three defenders on a 54-yard deep pass that set up Atlanta's lone touchdown of the game. Through nine games this season, Jones has caught nine or more passes six times and topped 100 yards receiving five times. It is difficult to poke too many holes into Jones' game, but the fact that he's scored just two touchdowns since Week 3 isn't necessarily becoming of a top target and is a product of a Falcons' offense that has been stagnant over the past three weeks.
Jones caught 12 passes off of 13 targets for 162 yards and a score in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. He lost a fumble during the game. After being held without a touchdown for three straight weeks, Jones has now scored in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 14 and 15 of last season. He topped 100 yards on Sunday for the first time since Week 3. Jones' 103 targets are nearly double that of any other Falcon and represent 33 percent of the Falcons' total targets. Similarly, his 70 catches both lead the league and represent a third of Atlanta's total. He should be counted on to produce each and every week.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones caught nine of his team-leading 17 targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win at Tennessee. Jones got plenty of work in this game, as 17 of the 38 balls thrown by quarterback Matt Ryan were directed at the talented receiver. In addition to scoring, Jones was ruled out inside the one-yard line in the fourth quarter and caught a would-be touchdown that led him out of bounds earlier in the contest. The 26-year-old is too talented to be held down for long, so it's hardly unexpected that he was able to score after failing to do so in Atlanta's previous three games.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday. Avoiding the injury report for the first time since Week 1, Jones managed only 15 catches for 198 yards and no touchdowns over the last three weeks, which is a far cry from the 440 yards and four scores that he boasted after three games. With no ailment dogging him in Week 7, he could return to glory Sunday versus a Titans defense that has conceded 15.8 yards per carry and six touchdowns to wideouts this season.
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