Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
NFC South | 4-9-0
Avg PTS
23.1
Rank: 14th
Avg Yds
399.4
Rank: 5th
Avg PYds
318.6
Rank: N/A
Avg RYds
80.8
Rank: 29th
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Posted 12/14/2019 12:12 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Freeman rushed for 84 yards and one touchdown last week but will be facing a tougher opponent this week. He will continue to receive most of the carries and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/14/2019 12:10 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Jones has posted at least 65 yards in each of his last seven games and is a must-start option in all leagues despite the tough matchup.
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Posted 12/13/2019 12:40 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Jones should be able to play this week, but fantasy players may need to check the inactive list to make sure. He is one of the best receivers in the NFL when healthy and should be a starting fantasy option this week.
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Posted 12/13/2019 12:32 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Freeman is coming off one of his best games of the season last week and has received at least 10 carries in each of the last four games. He will be facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense this week but could still be at least a flex option in leagues.
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Posted 12/11/2019 9:17 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: The Falcons are likely just being cautious with Freeman after his first two games back in the lineup. He ran for 84 yards and his first touchdown of the season on 17 carries in Week 14, but he'll have a difficult matchup this week against the San Francisco 49ers and is a No. 2 running back for fantasy purposes.
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Posted 12/11/2019 9:14 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Jones should see an uptick in work over the final three weeks of the season with WR Calvin Ridley on the Reserve/Injured list. He's a WR1 whenever active.
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Posted 12/09/2019 6:52 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (abdominal) announced on social media he will miss the rest of the season due to an abdominal injury he suffered in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Ridley's second pro season will end with 63 catches for 866 yards and a team-high seven touchdown receptions - almost an exact replica of his production over 16 games as a rookie. There's no indication yet whether or not this injury will be a concern for him in 2020. The Falcons will move forward with Julio Jones and Russell Gage as their starting receivers for the remainder of this season. Jones will remain his usual WR1 self, while Gage is now worthy of flex consideration in shallow leagues.
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Posted 12/08/2019 11:36 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) caught two passes for 32 yards on six targets vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: The Niners, his Week 15 opponent, have been a difficult matchup most of the year for the position. They have, however, allowed two touchdowns in the last five weeks prior to facing Jared Cook in Week 14, but everything went wrong defensively in that contest. Don't be afraid to sit Hooper if there's a clearly better option.
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Posted 12/08/2019 11:30 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) landed five passes for 66 yards on eight targets vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: A bum shoulder hasn't helped his cause, but Jones' return after missing last week was acceptable for PPR gamers. Jones has not scored since Week 3, which is kind of his thing, and that streak should extend vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15. Jones remains playable, and the Niners have been abused of late in the secondary, so there's hope.
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Posted 12/08/2019 11:23 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill ran nine times for 62 yards and a touchdown vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: This one was all about the matchup vs. one of the weakest run defenses in the league. Carolina gives up touchdowns at an alarming rate, and Hill will be of no use in Week 15 at San Francisco.
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Posted 12/08/2019 11:21 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 17 times for 84 yards and a touchdown vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He added four receptions for 10 yards.
Huddle Up: A trip to San Francisco is upcoming for the Falcons, and there is little reason to play Freeman in that one. He offers almost nothing without a trip to the end zone, and this performance (4.9 yards per carry, specifically,) was a product of the matchup.
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Posted 12/08/2019 11:18 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 20-for-34 passing for 313 yards, two touchdown and no interceptions vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: The San Francisco 49ers are ahead on the schedule, and their recent struggles in pass defense suggest Ryan could be a worthy QB1 on the road, but gamers need to explore all options in the playoffs.
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Posted 12/06/2019 11:43 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 6, but is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Gage has caught at least five passes in three of the last five games and has at least 50 yards in three of those games. He has a chance to be a flex option in some deeper fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/06/2019 11:38 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 6, but is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Ridley has been a big part of the passing game over the last few weeks with 32 targets over the last three games. He should see plenty of targets this week and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in leagues.
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Posted 12/06/2019 11:36 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 6, but is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Jones will return to the lineup after a one-game absence and will receive a decent amount of targets. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/06/2019 11:36 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 6, but is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Hooper was one of the top tight ends in the NFL before his injury and should be a main option in the passing game for the Falcons. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/06/2019 6:27 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) practiced again Friday, Dec. 6, and will play Sunday, Dec. 8, in Week 14, head coach Dan Quinn announced.
Huddle Up: Check back pre-game Sunday to be certain, but it appears as if it's an early Christmas for Hooper owners, who have been without fantasy's top tight end (10.8 points per game) since Week 10.
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Posted 12/06/2019 6:20 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) practiced again Friday, Dec. 6, and will play in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers, head coach Dan Quinn announced.
Huddle Up: Good news for Jones owners as the wideout will return to the WR1 ranks, and now all that's needed is for Jones to deliver a WR1-quality stat line and snap his frustrating eight-game streak without a TD.
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Posted 12/05/2019 11:16 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (toe) was still limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Ridley has strung together his best three-game stretch of the season. He'll be a high-end WR2 against a Carolina Panthers team he torched for 143 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 so long as he suits up this week.
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Posted 12/05/2019 7:16 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) took part in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Hooper was likely a limited again, but it's a good sign he'll end a three-week absence in Week 14 versus Carolina Panthers. The 25-year-old was the overall fantasy TE1 in many leagues until his injury, so he needs to be started in just about all leagues again, even though he could be operating in less than 100 percent.
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Posted 12/05/2019 7:09 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) took part in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: It was likely a limited session, but back-to-back practices are a good sign he'll give it a go in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers. Jones will try to end an eight-game scoreless streak, but his ceiling is always sky-high regardless. He finished with six catches for 91 yards in Week 11 versus the Panthers.
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Posted 12/04/2019 11:20 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Gage has been targeted 19 times over the last two games and has posted at least 50 yards in three of the last five games. He may lose some targets if Julio Jones returns to the lineup but could still be a possible flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 12/04/2019 11:17 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should check on Ridley's status later in the week to see if he is on track to play. He has been a big part of the passing game recently with at least 85 yards in each of the last three games. He can be considered at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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