Julio Jones Injury Update Solidifies WR1 Fantasy Outlook in Week 13

Max Staley
Julio Jones' injury update solidifies his WR1 fantasy outlook in Week 13.
Julio Jones' injury update solidifies his WR1 fantasy outlook in Week 13. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Atlanta Falcons superstar wide receiver Julio Jones likely crushed his fantasy managers last week, as he was a late scratch in Week 12. Thankfully, in one of the most pivotal fantasy football weeks of the year, it's looking like Jones will be good to go in Week 13.

Assuming he doesn't have any lingering issues from that hamstring injury, he should return to being a no-doubt WR1 on Sunday.

Julio Jones Fantasy Outlook

Jones has had hamstring issues all season, as he's only appeared in eight games. He's also been forced to leave two games after playing less than 40% of the teams snaps.

But when he's actually been healthy, he's been flat-out dominant. In his six healthy games in 2020, Jones is turning 8.7 targets per game into 6.5 catches for 101.0 receiving yards per contest, scoring 3 TDs as well.

His Week 13 opponent, the New Orleans Saints, are a pretty difficult matchup, but a healthy Jones simply has too much upside to be left on the bench. The potential for a setback does make him a bit riskier than he normally would be, but if he's healthy there's no reason not to expect a big game.

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