Games status: Julio Jones is active for Week 4 SNF vs. Chiefs.
Game day Update: Jones will test the injury in pre-game warmups but is expected to play.
The #Bucs should have their playmakers back. WRs Chris Godwin (hamstring), WR Russell Gage (hamstring), and WR Julio Jones (knee) are all expected to play today vs. the #Chiefs, per me and @TomPelissero.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 2, 2022
Will Julio Jones play this week? It’s become an ongoing question for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed the veteran wide receiver in the offseason. A knee injury has been bothering Jones all season. He was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but did not participate on Friday in what the team called a rest day. Officially questionable for a Sunday night showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Bucs said Friday that Jones will be a game-time decision.
Fantasy football implications
A game-time decision for a primetime Sunday game puts fantasy managers in a tough spot. Chris Godwin is in the same boat, leaving the Bucs’ receivers in a state of flux headed into this one.
Both Mike Evans and Russell Gage are expected to play, making them, especially Evans, the safest picks for fantasy lineups among Tampa Bay’s receivers. If Jones does play, he’s a fringe option for fantasy, especially if Godwin comes back too.