Jones caught eight of 11 targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Jones had three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown on the Falcons' opening drive before adding a 12-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. It was a fantastic rebound performance after the Ravens held him to two catches for 18 yards last week. The 29-year-old missed a few plays in that game due to a foot injury, but he didn't appear hampered at Green Bay.
Prior to his limited listing to wrap up Week 14 prep, Jones' activity was contained to an appearance at Thursday's walk-through after no reps Wednesday. Despite getting in very little work due to a foot injury, he was cleared to play earlier Friday by coach Dan Quinn, per McFadden. Jones is thus ready to go Sunday versus a Packers defense that has surrendered 13.5 YPC and 17 total touchdowns to wide receivers in 12 games this season.
While nursing the foot injury, Jones was listed as a non-participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday, though he did at least take part in walk-through drills at the latter session. It's unclear how extensively Jones was involved in the team's final practice of the week Friday, but Quinn's comments suggests that the wideout can be included in fantasy lineups with some measure of confidence. Limited to a season-worst line with two receptions for 18 yards on eight targets in the Week 13 loss to the Ravens, Jones should be a decent bounce-back candidate while moving on from a matchup with the league's best pass defense in terms of yards per attempt and completion percentage in favor of one with a defense that ranks 18th and sixth in the NFL in those respective categories.
Jones (foot) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
Coach Dan Quinn acknowledged prior to the session that Jones wouldn't practice fully while working through the foot issue, but it was expected the wideout would be able to do some limited activity in team drills. That evidently didn't materialize given the non-participation listing, though it's still believed Jones went through the walk-through portion of the practice. Quinn also indicated earlier Thursday that he anticipates Jones playing Sunday against the Packers, which seems like a realistic expectation so long as Jones practices in some fashion Friday.
Coach Dan Quinn said that Jones (foot) wouldn't take part in team drills Thursday but would go through the walk-through portion of practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The Falcons have been taking a cautious approach with Jones' practice activity after he picked up a foot injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, but Quinn relayed that he expects the wideout to play in Atlanta's Week 14 matchup with the Packers, according to Jason Butt of The Athletic. Jones will likely go down as a limited participant on Thursday's practice report before presumably increasing his involvement Friday, which would allay most of the concern about his availability for the weekend.
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