Julio Jones injury: Fantasy value more doubtful after another missed practice

Grant Halverson

Is Atlanta in danger of being without their star receiver on Sunday? We break down the fantasy implications.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) missed practice on Thursday leading to speculation that he could be a game-time decision for Mike Smith. Jones suffered the injury in Atlanta's Week 10 loss to the Saints but was able to come back into the game.

Two missed practices in a row is not a good sign, though the Falcons could just be playing it very safe with their dangerous deep threat.

Fantasy Take: Monitor Friday practice, hope he gets in at least a limited session, and then possibly get up early on Sunday to see his active or inactive status against the Cardinals. Arizona has a tough pass defense, but if he's active he's a must-start.

If out, Roddy White has typically stepped up and performed big when Jones is missing.

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