Julio Jones Injury Update Solidifies Week 6 Fantasy Outlook

Jason Schandl
Julio Jones' injury update solidifies his Week 6 fantasy outlook against the Minnesota Vikings.
Julio Jones' injury update solidifies his Week 6 fantasy outlook against the Minnesota Vikings. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

We got some good news on Julio Jones' injury late this week, as the Atlanta Falcons removed him from the injury report entirely.

This was a surprising move, as he was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice due to his hamstring injury, but if he's truly healthy, that should mean big things for his fantasy football outlook against the Minnesota Vikings.

It's hard to imagine Jones is truly 100% at this point, but he's also proven throughout his career that he doesn't need to be to produce.

That should be especially true in this spot against a Minnesota defense that has allowed the NFL's sixth-most passing yards per game (271.4) in a matchup which FanDuel Sportsbook gives a 53.5-point over/under.

Regardless of how healthy he is, Jones' return isn't much of a blow for Calvin Ridley's fantasy outlook. In Week 1 (when Jones was last fully healthy and saw 12 targets), Ridley caught 9 passes for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns.

With the injury concerns, Jones is still not a truly safe fantasy option. Still, it's going to be hard for fantasy managers to justify keeping one of their top wideouts on the bench in a plus matchup with no injury designation.

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