Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
NFC South | 7-9-0
Avg PTS
23.8
Rank: 13th
Avg Yds
400.6
Rank: 4th
Avg PYds
315.6
Rank: 2nd
Avg RYds
85.1
Rank: 29th
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Posted 4/07/2020 7:10 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (knee) has yet to take or pass his physical, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff Tuesday, April 7. Dimitroff said he feels good about Gurley's ability to pass the test.
Huddle Up: Gurley received a career-low 223 carries with the Los Angeles Rams last year and his 3.8 yards per attempt was well below his career average. He still topped 1,000 yards from scrimmage and scored 14 total touchdowns, but there is real concern he isn't the game-breaker he was for the first four years of his career. He's a mid-tier RB2 heading toward the 2020 season.
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Posted 3/23/2020 5:42 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has agreed to restructure his contract, which will create salary cap space for the team.
Huddle Up: Ryan is coming a solid 2019 season and will have most of his pass catchers back next season. He can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 3/23/2020 1:06 am UTC
Free-agent WR Laquon Treadwell (Vikings) has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, March 22, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: The former first-round pick has been a colossal bust, and the change of scenery isn't likely to to much to change that narrative. Fantasy owners can continue to ignore Treadwell.
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Posted 3/18/2020 8:20 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst was officially traded to the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 18, in exchange for a second-round draft choice and a fifth-round draft choice. The Falcons will also receive a fourth-round draft choice in the trade.
Huddle Up: Mark Andrews will receive most of the playing time at tight end with Hurst gone and will continue to be a No. 1 tight end in all leagues.
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Posted 3/17/2020 10:20 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill received an original-round tender Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Hill will be a part of a committee with Ito Smith and Qadree Ollison splitting the backfield following the release of Devonta Freeman. The Falcons are also expected to target a running back at some point in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he could easily rise to the top of the depth chart. Hill won't enter the season with fantasy value.
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Posted 3/16/2020 6:24 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round draft pick were traded to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Huddle Up: Atlanta moved quickly to replace Austin Hooper, landing a player with a first-round pedigree in Hurst. Baltimore no longer had a need for him as Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle gave the Ravens what they wanted when they picked Hurst in 2018. In Atlanta, Hurst will have a grand opportunity to fill the high-volume void left behind by Hooper. As such, there is definitely a path toward Hurst becoming a low-end fantasy TE1 this season.
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Posted 3/16/2020 1:12 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is being released Monday, March 16. The move will save the team more than $3 million.
Huddle Up: Freeman has been injury prone since their Super Bowl appearance a couple of years ago. Another team is likely to take a chance on him, quickly, but at this rate, he's a high-end RB3 option in fantasy.
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Posted 3/03/2020 6:56 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley is expected to be used less than normal early in 2020, and his work will increase as the season goes along, in the opinion of ESPN's Matthew Berry.
Huddle Up: That sounds like what they did in 2019, but we may see even more of Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown. Brown had the two-TD Week 1 but did little afterwards. Henderson is probably the main handcuff and possible RB4 to target. It remains to be seen if Gurley will stay at the absorbent salary he is at. What is pretty clear, though, is he's not going to be an RB1 target this season. Look for him as a mid-to-late RB2.
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Posted 2/12/2020 8:30 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman may be a candidate to be released this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Freeman has dealt with injuries over the past several seasons and has not rushed for more than 865 yards in any of the last three seasons. He likely would receive some interest if he hits the free-agent market but may be part of a committee with his new team. Fantasy players can monitor the situation because Freeman may have solid fantasy value depending on his situation.
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Posted 2/09/2020 3:13 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (abdomen) recorded more than 75 yards in each of his final four games of 2019 before suffering an abdominal injury, and Jason Butt of The Athletic believes Ridley will top 1,000 yards for the first time in his career in 2020.
Huddle Up: With Mohamed Sanu out of the picture, Ridley will be the unquestioned No. 2 receiver across from Julio Jones in 2020. He has hauled in 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons, and he could be headed for his largest workload to date. Target him as a WR3.
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Posted 2/08/2020 5:54 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, with 12,125 yards, trails only Randy Moss (12,193) on the list of players with the most receiving yards by the age of 31 in league history. Jones turned 31 Saturday, Feb. 8.
Huddle Up: Jones finished fifth among fantasy wideouts last season -- his fifth straight top-six finish -- but he may be entering the downside of his standout career as his 1,394 receiving yards marked his lowest full-season total since his injury-shortened 2013 campaign.
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Posted 2/06/2020 8:24 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley is scheduled to meet with the team in the near future to talk about his season and his situation moving forward.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need keep an eye on the situation to see where Gurley will play in 2020. He rushed for 857 yards and 12 touchdowns this past season and can continue to be a starting running back for a team. Gurley likely will be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues next season.
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Posted 2/06/2020 5:41 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley could potentially end up on the trading block this offseason as the team looks for way to create room under the salary cap, in the opinion of ESPN's Lindsey Thiry.
Huddle Up: It's important to note Thiry is doing nothing more than making a bold prediction here, as trading Gurley will be extremely difficult since he carries a cap number of $17.25 million and dealing with an arthritic knee that just about any casual NFL observer knows about. At the moment, the odds are extremely high that Gurley will serve as the Rams' featured back for the foreseeable future, with the team managing his workload early in the season in much the same way it did in 2019.
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Posted 1/23/2020 10:33 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons PK Younghoe Koo is expected to be tendered as an exclusive rights free agent, according to Jason Butt of The Athletic Thursday, Jan. 23. The team also intends on bringing in some competition for the position.
Huddle Up: Koo made 23 of 26 field-goal attempts and 15 of 16 extra points in eight games with the Falcons after replacing incumbent veteran Matt Bryant in 2019. He'll be a worthy fantasy option kicking behind a talented Falcons offense.
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Posted 1/14/2020 2:48 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will count $9.5 million against the 2020 salary cap and comes with $6 million in dead cap money. Releasing him would save $16.047 million over the remainder of his three years under contract.
Huddle Up: Freeman could find himself in a different city in 2020 as the Falcons may move to get younger and healthier. Injuries have plagued the talented back three years running. While he has flashed glimpses of his former self when healthy, Atlanta's offensive line injuries certainly didn't help.
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Posted 12/28/2019 9:42 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan had his contract restructured to convert some of his base salary for the 2020 season into a bonus paid out Friday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Ryan heads into Week 17 with a league-high 378 completions on 565 attempts (66.9 percent) for 4,153 yards and 25 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. He'll be a mid-tier QB1 in 2020 fantasy drafts.
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Posted 12/28/2019 1:02 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 27, but is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Gurley has rushed for six touchdowns in the last six games but has been held to 68 yards in the last two games. He should have a favorable matchup this week and can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/27/2019 9:06 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (knee, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Jones ranks in the top 10 in receptions and receiving yards and continues to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/26/2019 10:28 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (knee, shoulder) was upgraded to a limited participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Jones should play Sunday, Dec. 29, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He's a WR1 in a great matchup.
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Posted 12/26/2019 6:13 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (knee) is expected to be limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 26, head coach Dan Quinn said.
Huddle Up: After underperforming most of the season, Jones has come alive the past two weeks, totaling 23 receptions for 300 yards and two TDs on 35 targets. He's a locked-in WR1 in Week 17 against the Bucs if healthy.
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Posted 12/25/2019 7:54 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Jones likely will return to practice later in the week and will be ready to play in Week 17. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/22/2019 10:21 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. caught five passes for 49 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16. He was targeted six times during the game.
Huddle Up: Gage has been targeted at least six times in four of the last five games but has been held to under 50 yards in each of the last three games. He will have favorable matchup next week but may only be a flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 12/22/2019 10:08 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught 10 passes for 166 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16. He was targeted 15 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jones has posted at least 10 receptions and 134 yards in each of the last two games and has been targeted 35 times in those two games. He is a must-start option in all leagues next week.
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Posted 12/22/2019 10:02 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 53 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16. He also caught nine passes for 74 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Huddle Up: Freeman has received at least 10 carries in each of his last six games and has three total touchdowns in the last three games. He should see plenty of touches next week and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back.
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Posted 12/22/2019 9:56 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill rushed for 66 yards on seven carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Hill has played well at times this season but has received under 10 carries in each of the last five games. He will receive limited touches next week and can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 12/22/2019 9:49 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 32-for-45 for 384 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Ryan has thrown for at least 300 yards in three of the last four games and has seven touchdowns during that span. He should have a favorable matchup next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/22/2019 4:25 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 15 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns and failed to catch either of his targets in a 34-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Gurley continues to struggle with efficiency, but he has scored in four straight games and is up to 14 touchdowns on the year. While he may not be living up to his draft position, he remains a useful fantasy asset.
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Posted 12/20/2019 9:30 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20, but is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Jones remains one of the best receivers in the NFL and is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he is healthy.
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