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The Atlanta Falcons may have left Philadelphia without a win, but fantasy owners lucky enough to have Julio Jones on their team surely didn't. 


The entire Falcons offense looked outmatched, except for their stud wide receiver. For those who didn't realize just how dominant he was, compare him to all the other players that caught a pass on Thursday night. Not just one in particular.


All of them.


Jones had just 45 fewer receiving yards than every player in the game combined.

Even with the number of targets he gets, that's still hard to do. 


Jones was likely a first- or second-round pick in most fantasy drafts and proved his worth Thursday night. Without finding the end zone, he still managed to put up 16 points in standard scoring leagues and added 10 catches in PPR formats. What might be even more important is the fact that he had 19 targets.

That definitely outweighs the fact that Atlanta can't seem to find him in the red zone. 

Touchdowns are a big part of fantasy football, but any sort of scoring is acceptable. You can't imagine the Falcons will get to the red zone without targeting Jones more than they did last night. While that should change, his 19 targets are something you can still hang your hat on.

The Falcons may have lost the game, but Jones proved he'll be leaps and bounds better than anyone he goes head-to-head with this season.


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