Jones caught five of nine targets for 108 yards in Sunday's 34-23 victory over the Packers.
Jones unsurprisingly paced his team in receptions, receiving yards and targets Sunday, but missed out on finding the end zone for a second week in a row. While it's true that no Falcons receiver has found pay dirt yet this season -- that's exactly the problem; the Falcons have so many weapons to use in the red zone that Jones' imposing, 6-foot-3 frame isn't always needed. That's not to say that him, or any of Atlanta's other receivers, won't be sniffing the painted area anytime soon, but it's the gambler's fallacy to expect that Jones is "due" for a touchdown in Week 3 simply because he's seemingly scored at a higher rate in the past. After all, there's a reason the Alabama product has only topped six spikes in a season once since 2012.
Jones caught four of five targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Bears.
Jones finished third on the team in targets as Chicago endeavored to take him away, but he was still able to produce on the looks he did receive. He will face plenty of attention from opposing defenses this season, but his raw ability and his rapport with Matt Ryan afford him a high floor for production. Jones will face a more inviting matchup next week at home against the Packers.
Amukamara was beatable in Jacksonville last season and struggled against Jones while playing for the Giants in 2015 when the the two last met face to face. Given the Bears' other options at cornerback, this still ranks as an upgrade to an already favorable matchup for Jones in his first game playing under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The superstar wideout recovered from offseason toe surgery without any reported setbacks, even making a brief appearance in the third week of the preseason.
Jones (toe) failed to catch his only target in Saturday's 24-14 preseason loss to the Cardinals.
As expected, Jones wasn't in the contest for long and wasn't able to bring in the only ball thrown his way. It was a sluggish night for the Falcons first-team offense overall, and the multi-time Pro Bowler was out there to just get a brief taste of game action before the opener. He's fully expected to sit out next Thursday's exhibition finale against the Jaguars in anticipation of being a full go for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Bears.
Jones (toe) is poised to see a few reps in Saturday night's preseason game against the Cardinals, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Jones did not play in the Falcons' first two exhibition games, but it looks like he'll get at least a taste of action Saturday, before presumably being shelved in the team's preseason finale on Aug. 31. The star wideout -- who is bouncing back from a foot/toe procedure -- has reportedly looked sharp in practice, and assuming no concerning injury setbacks in advance of Week 1, he'll remain among the league's elite fantasy options at his position.
|3||9/24/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/17||@ TB||8:30 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|