One of the strangest topics in fantasy football has long been Julio Jones and his apparent touchdown issues. Jones has been dominant as a fantasy wide receiver and has been in the top five in multiple categories since coming into the league in 2011. Fantasy owners, though, have been disappointed his lack of touchdowns, but how has this actually impacted him in the game?
Since coming into the league as a rookie in 2011, Jones is top five in the NFL in receptions, targets and receiving yards. Jones even missed a majority of 2013 after fracturing his right foot. Over these eight seasons, he is 13th in the NFL with 43 receiving touchdowns.
He is a threat to score anytime he gets targeted in the passing game, producing six touchdown receptions over 70-plus yards and he has scored 20 of his 43 career receiving touchdowns within the red zone (inside the opponents 20-yard line). 12 of those 20 red zone touchdowns have been on targets inside the opponents ten-yard line.
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