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AJ Brown Injury Update Boosts Julio Jones Fantasy Outlook

Jason Schandl
Julio Jones' fantasy football outlook could skyrocket following the latest AJ Brown injury update.
Julio Jones' fantasy football outlook could skyrocket following the latest AJ Brown injury update. / Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans' passing attack has disappointed fantasy football managers relying on AJ Brown and Julio Jones this season. The latest update on AJ Brown's hamstring injury will disappoint Brown's managers even more, but it could mean big things for Julio Jones' fantasy outlook.

Brown's 7 receptions, 92 yards, and 1 touchdown through his two full games looked more like the stat-line you would've hoped he could post in a single game if you spent a high draft pick on him. And on the other side, Julio went off in Week 2 but in Weeks 1 and 3 he had just a combined 6 receptions for 76 yards.

Despite getting hurt in Week 3, Brown still leads the team in targets on the year with 19 (to Jones' 18). That's good for jus 18.8% of the team's total, and having Ryan Tannehill spread the ball while also not being especially efficient has really hurt for fantasy purposes.

But now Jones should soak up a few additional targets per game as the team's clear-cut WR1.

It's still unclear how long Brown will be on the shelf, but the Titans' upcoming schedule also positions Jones perfectly to take advantage of any absence. He gets the New York Jets (26th in Pro Football Focus' coverage grade) in Week 4 and the Jacksonville Jaguars (28th) in Week 5.

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