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Fantasy outlook: Julio Jones

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Dan Parr

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By Dan Parr

The Falcons gave up a lot to move up and draft Julio Jones sixth overall, and he has the potential to be a starter from Day One.

Atlanta felt strongly about Jones. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations for him, though.

He'll be playing opposite WR Roddy White, who was targeted more than any other receiver in the league last season (179 times), and TE Tony Gonzalez, while he's lost a step, is still going to have plenty of plays designed to get him the ball. While they have an impressive group of receivers, keep in mind that Atlanta isn't going to be abandoning the run anytime soon with Michael Turner in the backfield.

Jones has the potential to be a reliable No. 3 fantasy receiver in most formats. He's physical, can pick up yards after the catch and has good hands. On a different team, his fantasy outlook for 2011 would look brighter, but he ended up with a club where he's not going to be the top option and that limits his value.

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