Sep 11, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch over Chicago Bears defensive back Charles Tillman (33) and defensive back Brandon Meriweather (31) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Bears defeat the Falcons 30-12. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Focus: The Dog Days Of Summer #40

#40-2012 Julio Jones Wr Atlanta Falcons- Jones had a great 2nd season in the NFL catching 79 balls and 1,198 yards and 10 TD’s. I was in Philly for one of his best games against the Eagles catching 5 for 129 and 1 long TD. Jones is entering his 3rd season and should be a Top 5 receiver for years to come.  In my recent mock draft I was still able to pick him up with the first pick of the third round after a huge early run on running backs.

Retro-#40- Brian Griese QB Denver Broncos- Griese was the John Elway replacement and looked well on his way in 2002 completing 291 balls for over 3,200 yards with 15 touchdowns and 15 picks.  This was his best season after being derailed by many different things.  Griese started 13 games for the Chicago Bears before ending his career in Tampa.  He never fulfilled his early promise.

Looking Forward #40

ESPN- Reggie Wayne- WR Indianapolis Colts- Wayne is heading to the end of his career, and picking him this high depends on how much you believe is left in his tank.

CBS-Vincent Jackson WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jackson had a very good first season in Tampa with 72 balls for 1,398 yards and 8 touchdowns.  Picking Jackson this high is based on your belief of Josh Freeman at Quarterback.  Freeman has been inconsistent early in his career and Jackson’s production could be hugely impacted on Freeman.

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