Julio Jones Injury Update Boosts Week 14 Fantasy Value Against Panthers

Max Staley
Julio Jones caught five passes for 68 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Julio Jones caught five passes for 68 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Julio Jones will practice on a limited basis Wednesday, which puts him on track to return in time for the fantasy football playoffs.

Jones and the Atlanta Falcons will take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 14, and assuming his health continues trending in this direction, Jones will be safe to fire up as a no-brainer WR1.

He's faced Carolina once already this season, and Jones torched the Panthers' secondary to the tune of eight catches for 91 yards. In 14 career games against Carolina, Jones has averaged 94.6 receiving yards per game and found the end zone six times.

His impending return does ding Calvin Ridley's fantasy value a bit, but Ridley is still a viable low-end WR2 option, regardless of Jones' status.

Assuming he's active, Jones is the top-ranked WR in our Week 14 fantasy football PPR rankings, while Ridley checks in at WR25.

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