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Fantasy Football Impact: Julio Jones Joins Buccaneers

Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans

After spending his first 10 seasons in Atlanta, Julio Jones is set to play for his second team in as many years after signing with Tampa Bay following an injury-plagued 2021 campaign as a Tennessee Titan.

The wide receiver room in Tampa Bay just got a bit more crowded. Veteran wide receiver Julio Jones and the Buccaneers agreed on a one-year contract. Jones turned 33 in February and is entering his 12th year in the league. He’ll join a Bucs receiving corps that already includes Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Russell Gage.

Jones spent the first 10 years of his career with the Falcons and played for the Titans in 2021. The seven-time Pro Bowler started 19 games out of a possible 33 the last two seasons and finished with a career lows in receptions, yards, and touchdowns during his lone season in Tennessee.

Before the news of joining Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, Jones was being drafted as the 70th wide receiver and 191st overall. His Average Draft Position (ADP) will see a steady increase for fantasy football players now that the hype of him catching passes from Brady will surely resurrect some fond memories of what Jones did as a younger playmaker.

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In other wide receiver news out of Tampa Bay, the team reported Chris Godwin will not begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Godwin suffered a torn ACL late last season but his rehabilitation is going well according to Tampa Bay beat writers.

Despite missing the last three games of the regular season and the playoffs, Godwin still led the team with 98 receptions and 1,103 receiving yards. Fantasy owners did witness a smaller share in touchdown production (5) as his teammate Mike Evans hauled in 14 of Tom Brady’s 43 passing scores.

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