Atlanta Falcons: 5 Players to Watch at Titans

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Oct 15, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a pass as New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (59) and defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) defend during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

. WR. Alabama. Julio Jones. 11. player. 44

Julio Jones had an unreal first three games of 2015. He was looking like the NFL MVP after the Atlanta Falcons put up 25 unanswered points on the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. I’m not sure when it exactly happened, but Jones has not been at full strength for most of the season, playing through obvious discomfort with his hamstring.

Jones is a professional and will compete through injuries. However, not having Julio at top speed limits the Falcons’ passing game. Having Jones stretch the field vertically opens up more opportunities for the rest of the Atlanta Falcons’ receiving corps.

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I see Julio Jones as one of four players on the team to most benefit from the Thursday Night Game, in that he will have an additional three days to recover physically and hopefully let that hamstring fully heal. Even if he’s not a full strength, expect Jones to play closer to it that he has in a month against the Tennessee Titans tomorrow afternoon.

Look for Julio Jones to have 10 catches for 125 yards and touchdown against the underwhelming secondary of the Tennessee Titans. He could lead the team in receiving yards, but his ability to possession-receive will open up the game more for the Atlanta Falcons’ offense. It’ll be a solid fantasy day for Julio Jones in Week 7.

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