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Julio Jones cleared for Week 18 vs. Texans

We break down the news that Jones is dealing with a hamstring issue.

Tennessee Titans v Pittsburgh Steelers
Julio Jones of the Tennessee Titans in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 19, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Friday update: Jones is not on the team’s final injury report and has been cleared for Week 18 against the Texans.

Thursday update: Jones was upgraded to a full practice on Thursday. He’ll be ready to go against the Texans in Week 18.

The Tennessee Titans can clinch the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs when they face the Houston Texans in Week 18. The Texans beat the Titans earlier this season, so there’s always the chance Tennessee drops another game to its division rival. Julio Jones, the Titans’ shiny offseason addition, was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy football implications

It has been a disastrous season for Jones, who forced his way out of Atlanta only be relegated to a tertiary option in Tennessee. A.J. Brown remains the team’s top receiver, while Derrick Henry is now back from his foot injury and expected to get significant touches. Jones has made some spectacular catches and does have a 100-yard game but this has easily been his worst NFL season. Jones is not worth starting in any Week 18 fantasy matchups and doesn’t have much future value in keeper and dynasty leagues.