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Julio Jones OUT for Week 4 matchup vs. Jets

We break down the news that Julio Jones has yet to practice, and what it means for Week 4.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) runs the ball during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: According to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, Jones and Brown are both out for Week 4 against the Jets. This is a big loss for the Titans, who will now have to play backups at both starting receiver spots.

Friday update: Julio Jones was not spotted at Friday’s practice, per Jim Wyatt. Another missed practice put the star receiver’s status in question for Sunday’s game against the Jets. A.J. Brown also missed practice, suggesting he’ll be out for Week 4.

Thursday update: Julio Jones missed practice yet again on Thursday, per Jim Wyatt. With A.J. Brown likely out with a hamstring injury and now Jones trending in the wrong direction, the Titans are going to be extremely thin at receiver.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is reportedly getting treatment on a leg injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. They add that the superstar wide receiver’s status for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets is unclear.

Fantasy football implications

It would be less than ideal for the Titans’ offense, if Jones does not play on Sunday, as they are already without AJ Brown. Brown exited last week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts with a hamstring injury and may be out for a couple of weeks.

Without Brown, the Titans picked up additional production from receivers Chester Rogers and Nick Westrbook-Ikhine. Rogers had a touchdown reception, while Ikhane-Westbrook was the team’s leading receiver with four receptions (four targets) for 53 yards and a touchdown.

However, not having both Jones and Brown on the field would change the complexity of the Titans’ offense. We would likely see more carries for Derrick Henry, which is great news for a lot of fantasy managers. Henry is coming off another solid performance last week where he ran for 113 yards on 28 carries. He also added three receptions (three targets) for 31 yards.