Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
NFC South | 2-3-0
Avg PTS
21
Rank: 22nd
Avg Yds
357.4
Rank: 22nd
Avg PYds
266.4
Rank: 11th
Avg RYds
91
Rank: 23rd
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Posted 10/18/2021 5:17 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (personal) returned to practice Monday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Ridley's mind and body should be right after missing Week 5 due to his personal issue and resting up during the Week 6 bye. He may be in good shape to take advantage of a shorthanded Miami Dolphins defense in Week 7 that played without both of its top cornerbacks this weekend. Consider him a strong WR1 option if Byron Jones and Xavien Howard are unable to make it back in time.
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Posted 10/10/2021 5:21 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Hayden Hurst caught four passes for 40 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 5. He was targeted five times during the game.
Huddle Up: Hurst was more involved in the passing game this week but still has not posted at least 50 yards in any game this season. He probably will receive a few targets each game but can be avoided in all leagues.
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Posted 10/10/2021 5:16 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Tajae Sharpe caught four passes for 53 yards against the New York Jets in Week 5. He was targeted five times during the game.
Huddle Up: Sharpe had a bigger role in the passing game with Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage Jr. out and posted decent numbers. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues since Ridley and Gage should return after the Week 6 bye, which will reduce his role in the passing game.
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Posted 10/10/2021 5:12 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts caught nine passes for 119 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 5. He was targeted 10 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Pitts was off to a slow start to the season but was the main option in the passing game this week and posted season-highs in receptions and yards. He should receive plenty of targets moving forward and can be a No. 1 tight end most weeks.
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Posted 10/10/2021 5:09 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis rushed for 53 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries against the New York Jets in Week 5. He also caught two passes for eight yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Davis split carries with Cordarrelle Patterson this week but probably will receive a majority of the carries in upcoming games. He can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues after the Week 6 bye.
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Posted 10/10/2021 5:04 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB/WR Cordarrelle Patterson caught seven passes for 60 yards against the New York Jets in Week 5. He also rushed for 54 yards on 14 carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Patterson was a big part of the offense this week and led the team in rushing attempts. He will continue to be involved in both the running game and passing game after the Week 6 bye and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/10/2021 5:03 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 33-for-45 for 342 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Ryan was without his top two receivers but was still able to connect with eight different receivers and posted his second 300-yard game of the season. He will be on bye next week but can be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins.
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Posted 10/08/2021 8:12 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 8, and has been ruled out for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Cordarrelle Patterson has received a bigger role in the passing game while Gage has been sidelined. He likely will be the main target in the passing game for the Falcons in Week 5 and can be a low-end No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/08/2021 8:11 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 8, and has been ruled out for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Cordarrelle Patterson and Olamide Zaccheaus likely will be the starting receivers for the Falcons with Ridley and Russell Gage sidelined. Patterson has played very well over the last few games and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2021 10:52 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: It appears like Gage will miss another game, so fantasy players will need to look for other options for their lineup. Cordarrelle Patterson is in line for a significant role in the passing game with Gage and Calvin Ridley unlikely to play and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2021 5:53 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (undisclosed) isn't making the trip to London and will miss the team's Week 5 game Sunday, Oct. 10, due to an undisclosed personal matter, the team announced Thursday.
Huddle Up: Yikes ... a huge Week 5 blow for Ridley's fantasy owners and the Falcons' passing game. Olamide Zaccheaus and Tajae Sharpe will likely serve as Atlanta's top WRs, but expect TE Kyle Pitts and do-it-all RB/WR Cordarrelle Patterson to soak up most of Ridley's 10.5 targets per game.
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Posted 10/06/2021 11:19 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Gage has been sidelined for several weeks because of the ankle injury and probably will miss another game if he is not able to practice. He can be avoided in all fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 10/04/2021 12:17 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts posted four receptions for 50 yards on nine targets in Week 4 against the Washington Football Team.
Huddle Up: Pitts has four or more receptions in three of his four outings, making him a decent low-end TE1 in PPR leagues of 12 or more teams. He will look for his first touchdown in Week 5 against the New York Jets in London.
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Posted 10/04/2021 12:14 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley posted seven catches for 80 yards on 13 targets in Week 4 against the Washington Football Team.
Huddle Up: Ridley was overshadowed by Cordarrelle Patterson, who had three touchdowns in this one, but Ridley was able to produce at least seven grabs for the third straight. His 80 yards also marked a season best. He remains a legit WR2 in all PPR leagues, while he is more of a lower-end WR2 or flex fantasy play in standard leagues. The Falcons meet the Jets in London in Week 5.
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Posted 10/04/2021 12:08 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis rushed 13 times for just 14 yards in Week 4 against the Washington Football Team, but he salvaged the stat lie with two grabs for 12 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Davis has been mostly a bust from a fantasy perspective, totaling 72 or fewer scrimmage yards in each of his four outings. His touchdown was the first of the season. Davis is a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option in PPR leagues of 12 or more teams, with lesser appeal in standard play and DFS. The Falcons meet the New York Jets in London in Week 5.
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Posted 10/03/2021 11:42 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Cordarrelle Patterson rushed six times for a game-high 34 yards in Week 4 against the Washington Football Team, and he also had five grabs for 82 yards and three touchdowns on six targets.
Huddle Up: Julio who? OK, let's not get crazy, but the journeyman receiver has done a more than admirable job making Falcons fans forget the departed Julio Jones. Patterson has five total touchdowns across the past three outings, including one rushing score. He'll look to keep it going in Week 5 against the New York Jets in London.
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Posted 10/03/2021 11:39 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 25-of-42 passes for 283 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions and 17 rushing yards in Week 4 against the Washington Football Team.
Huddle Up: Matty Ice did his best trying to keep the Falcons from slipping to 1-3, connecting three times with Cordarrelle Patterson and once with Mike Davis for scores, but the defense couldn't do the job. Ryan and the Falcons meet the New York Jets at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in Week 5.
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Posted 10/01/2021 8:13 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Calvin Ridley is the only Falcons receiver that is a must-start option in fantasy leagues, but Cordarrelle Patterson is coming off a productive Week 3 performance. Patterson should see a few more targets with Gage out and could be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 9/30/2021 8:35 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: It appears like Gage will miss another game and should be avoided in all leagues. Cordarrelle Patterson has received a bigger role in the passing game and could be a possible flex option in very deep leagues.
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Posted 9/29/2021 10:38 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: Gage probably will need to practice at some point this week if he wants a chance to play in the Week 4 game. He was not a big factor in the passing game when he was healthy and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/26/2021 8:52 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts caught two passes for 35 yards against the New York Giants in Week 3. He was targeted three times during the game.
Huddle Up: Pitts was a popular fantasy option entering the season, but he has been held to under 40 yards in two of the three games in 2021. He should play better as the season goes on and will be a No. 1 tight end most weeks.
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Posted 9/26/2021 8:48 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught eight passes for 61 yards against the New York Giants in Week 3. He was targeted 11 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Ridley has been targeted at least eight times in the each of the first three games this season and is the clear top option in the passing game for the Falcons. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/26/2021 8:36 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB/WR Cordarrelle Patterson caught six passes for 82 yards against the New York Giants in Week 3. He also rushed for 20 yards on seven carries.
Huddle Up: Patterson has been targeted 14 times over the last two games and likely will be more involved in the passing game while Russell Gage Jr. is sidelined. He could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues next week but is not a strong fantasy option.
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Posted 9/26/2021 8:24 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis rushed for 50 yards on 12 carries against the New York Giants in Week 3. He also caught four passes for 20 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Davis has been held to 50 rushing yards or less in each of the first three games of the season but also been involved in the passing game. He should receive a similar workload next week but may only be a flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 9/26/2021 8:02 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 27-for-36 for 243 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Ryan has thrown four touchdowns in the last two games but also has three interceptions during that span. He will be facing the Washington Football Team next week and may only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 9/24/2021 5:21 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3 versus the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Gage has been virtually invisible for his fantasy managers through two games, compiling only five catches for 28 scoreless yards on nine targets. The Falcons could opt for more sets with two tight ends in his absence, which would mean slightly more work for Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst. Former receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could also see some snaps outside as well.
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Posted 9/22/2021 8:16 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: Gage is considered week-to-week, so there is a good chance that he will not be able to play in the Week 3 game. Olamide Zaccheaus probably will receive a few more targets if Gage is ruled out but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
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