Julio Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, but he's had a pretty strange two-year stretch stats wise. He's been unstoppable in between the end zones, but can't seem to break the plane with the ball very often.
It was odd last year when he only scored three touchdowns, but this season it's gotten even worse.
At his current pace, Julio Jones will finish 2018 with 2,008 receiving yards and 0 touchdowns.— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) October 1, 2018
If this happened, Jones would set the NFL single-season record in receiving yards and not have a single touchdown. The current record is 1,964 yards by Calvin Johnson in 2012 and, weirdly enough, Johnson only scored five touchdowns that season, a year after scoring 16 the year prior.
For Jones, he hasn't scored a touchdown in nine straight games and only has four touchdowns in his last 25. It's beyond just being a fluke at this point. And it's not for a lack of trying either, he has 46 targets on the year and 29 receptions, so Matt Ryan is trying to get him the ball as often as he can. His yardage numbers make it so he's still plenty viable in fantasy, but he'd just be a bit more of a stud if he could find the end zone a few times this year.
Still, this is something worth keeping an eye on, if only for the incredible unintentional comedy of one of the league's best wide receivers being completely incapable of scoring a touchdown.
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