August 24, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a pass in the second quarter against Miami Dolphins defensive back Richard Marshall (31) at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
Julio Jones continues to show this preseason how dangerous he can be. We break down the fantasy implications.
Julio Jones was targeted by Matt Ryan more than any other receiver Friday night against the Dolphins. Jones led the way for the Falcons with four receptions on nine targets for 90 yards.
Analysis: The night would have been even more notable for Jones if had held onto a would-be touchdown pass from Ryan that nearly slipped his grasp. It's clear the Falcons intend to take shots down the field for Jones often. They made a huge move to acquire him last year, and they will use him as much as possible in his second season. In their first preseason game against the Ravens, Jones was unstoppable. Ryan may not have the best deep ball in the league, but Jones is likely to come down with whatever is thrown his way. He has the skills to be a WR1 in 2012, easily ranking among the top 10 receivers.
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