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How to handle Julio Jones injury in Week 12 fantasy football

Julio Jones is on the Falcons final injury report for Week 12. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

 Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Game status: The Falcons have made Jones INACTIVE for Week 12.

Game day update: Julio Jones is uncertain for Sunday. Ian Rapoport is reporting Jones will not play, while Adam Schefter is reporting the Falcons want to see how he’s doing before making a decision. We’ll know for sure by 11:30, but odds seem good he sits in Week 12 against the Raiders.

One of the more concerning injury situations for Week 12, at least for fantasy football purposes, is Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. He is officially listed as questionable ahead of this week’s game against the Raiders. He’s dealing with a hamstring injury, something that’s been nagging at him off and on all season long. We may not know for sure whether or not he’ll play until Sunday morning.

Fantasy impact: Julio Jones (Hamstring)

Jones was able to get in limited practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday this week. That’s usually a good sign, but he did not participate in practice on Friday, which is what has us concerned about his availability.

He was hobbled last week against the Saints, leaving with a limp in the first half. He only had two catches for 39 yards. If he can play this week, he’s got a great matchup against the Raiders. But if he can’t, Calvin Ridley’s value goes up. Russell Gage would have increased value too.