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Julio Jones Fantasy Outlook Skyrockets With Marshon Lattimore Injury Update

Max Staley
Julio Jones fantasy outlook suggests potential for a big day in Week 11.
Julio Jones fantasy outlook suggests potential for a big day in Week 11. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones could be in for a monster game in Week 11. He takes on a New Orleans Saints' secondary that normally boasts Marshon Lattimore, who is a game changer for opposing wide receivers.

But Lattimore has actually been ruled out due to injury, and that could lead to a massive day for Julio Jones (and to a lesser extent, Calvin Ridley).

Julio Jones Fantasy Outlook

Jones is one of those set-it-and-forget-it wide receivers. You're starting him every week regardless, but Lattimore's injury gives him a real chance to finish as fantasy's best wide receiver in Week 11.

Lattimore can be a matchup nightmare for opposing wideouts. Just take a look at what he's done to Mike Evans, another elite NFC South wide receiver.

In all likelihood, Jones will see a heavy dose of Janoris Jenkins this week. While Jenkins has been solid this season, he certainly isn't the shutdown corner that Lattimore can be when he's right. He can also get beat deep, as he's allowing a 13.1 average depth of target (aDOT) when targeted.

That could lead to plenty of downfield opportunities for Jones. And when someone as talented as Jones is getting consistent looks downfield, that's usually a recipe for fantasy gold.

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