Jones caught seven of 11 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 road loss to the Browns. Jones topped the 10,000 career receiving yard mark on a second-quarter reception, becoming the fastest in NFL history to do so in just his 104th game. He capped that same drive with a one-yard touchdown, giving him receiving scores in consecutive weeks after starting the season on a seven-game touchdown drought. Jones will be a WR1 as usual at home against the Cowboys in Week 11.
Jones caught seven of 10 targets for 121 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-14 win over Washington. Jones made his biggest play of the game in the final moments of the fourth quarter, snagging a bubble screen and cutting upfield for a 35-yard touchdown, his first of the season. Jones has been elite outside the red zone this season, with five 100-yard games, good for a 1,866-yard pace for the season. However, his failure to score prior to Sunday had dragged down his value. A late-game catch-and-run doesn't solve Jones' peculiar lack of production in the red zone, but it's a start. Week 10 brings the challenge of one of the better pass defenses in the league in that of the Cleveland Browns.
Jones hauled in nine of 12 targets for 104 yards during Monday's 23-20 win against the Giants. With another dazzling performance on Monday Night Football against the Giants -- outside of a lost fumble during the third quarter -- Jones surpassed 100 receiving yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Week 9 and Week 10 of the 2016 season. Though the two-time All-Pro has been held without a touchdown over his past 12 regular-season contests, he has benefited from a monstrous workload, with an average of 116 receiving yards on 11.6 targets per game this season. At this rate, Jones is on pace to finish the year with 1,856 yards (it would be the second-highest receiving output of his career) and zero touchdowns. Following a Week 8 bye, Atlanta will travel to Landover, Md. to take on a Redskins defense that has allowed the seventh-fewest wide receiver receptions thus far in 2018 (77).
Jones hauled in five of nine targets for 62 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to Pittsburgh. Jones was the No. 1 Week 5 receiver for many analysts, but he started the fourth quarter without a single reception against a Pittsburgh defense that entered the game allowing the sixth-most yards per attempt in the NFL (8.1). The five-time Pro Bowler went to work in the final frame to salvage a respectable output, amassing five catches for 62 yards, much of it coming in junk time as the Falcons fell to 1-4. Atlanta's Week 6 opponent, Tampa Bay, has struggled mightily in containing opposing passing attacks, ranking dead last in yards allowed per game through the air (358).
Jones (hand/ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Jones didn't practice Wednesday but returned to limited sessions Thursday and Friday. Coming off a nine-catch, 173-yard performance against the Bengals last week, Jones will take aim at a Pittsburgh defense that's allowed wideouts to score seven touchdowns in four games while producing 16.4 yards per catch and 9.5 per target.
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