Julio Jones returns to practice Saturday as fantasy value continues to rise

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Julio Jones' hamstring injury turned out to be a minor issue after all. He's back at practice in full pads Saturday. Fantasy players can relax.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones returned to practice on Saturday and is back in full pads.

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Jones missed the Falcons' preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals with a hamstring injury. Head coach Mike Smith insisted that the injury was minor and only held him out of the game as a precaution. It doesn't seem like the injury will be an issue going forward.

Fantasy impact: Hamstring injuries are notorious for lingering, but it sounds like Jones' ailment was as minor as possible. He has been tearing up training camp, appearing even quicker and more explosive than he was in his first two seasons in the league.

Jones is an easy WR1 in all fantasy league formats and can be had in the second round of most drafts. He checks in at No. 18 on SB Nation's Top 100 Big Board.

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