Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
NFC South | 5-7-0
Avg PTS
22.67
Rank: 14th
Avg Yds
331
Rank: 27th
Avg PYds
171
Rank: 30th
Avg RYds
160
Rank: 3rd
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Posted 11/25/2022 10:29 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 25, and has been removed from the Week 12 injury report.
Huddle Up: Patterson is a big part of the Falcons offense and will see a good amount of touches this week. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/24/2022 10:26 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson (non-injury) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Patterson is receiving some rest and should receive his normal workload this week. He has been productive over the last few weeks and can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/24/2022 8:54 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (knee) will have surgery on his injured knee, head coach Arthur Smith confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Pitts, who was placed on IR already, seems like a very long shot to return this season. Unless you have open IR slots you can safely jettison Pitts in all non-keeper formats.
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Posted 11/21/2022 10:15 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Pitts will have to miss the next four games, but there is a decent chance fantasy managers will not see him on the field again this season. If that is the case, his second NFL season will go down as a highly disappointing one even though head coach Arthur Smith has praised his development as an all-around tight end. Pitts' absence figures to free up a few more targets for Drake London and maybe Damiere Byrd, but Atlanta's passing game has so little volume that it is possible no Falcon benefits all that much.
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Posted 11/21/2022 6:32 pm GMT
Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (knee) is believed to have a torn medial collateral ligament that will require surgery after an MRI Monday, Nov. 21. He'll receive a second opinion.
Huddle Up: He was already a TE2 based on performance, and it sounds like he can be dropped in all but dynasty formats. If you can afford to wait for the second opinion, do so before dropping him.
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Posted 11/16/2022 3:39 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Marcus Mariota is not in danger of losing his starting job, head coach Arthur Smith said on Monday, Nov. 14. "There's no situation. There was never a situation, ever," Smith said.
Huddle Up: Mariota made some laughably bad decisions in Week 10 but still managed to put together a decent fantasy showing. Desmond Ridder is waiting in the wings but chances are the Falcons will stick with the veteran as long as they're in the hunt for the playoffs. Mariota remains a middle-of-the-road QB2.
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Posted 11/10/2022 4:48 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts is expected to see more looks, according to QB Marcus Mariota. "Well, first and foremost, I can do a better job of giving Kyle more opportunities with the ball," Mariota said. "I think sometimes I've been a little too safe, a little too conservative where I'm putting the football, so giving him a chance to go get it. I think that'll help some of his target numbers."
Huddle Up: Pitts is 19th among PPR tight ends with a 46-285-2 line. He should remain owned everywhere based on talent alone, and hopefully he trends upwards the rest of the way.
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Posted 11/06/2022 9:54 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts had two grabs for a team-high 27 yards in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Chargers on seven targets.
Huddle Up: Pitts had a chance at a long reception down the middle of the field in the fourth quarter, but he and Marcus Mariota couldn't connect. That's a microcosm of the season, as Mariota's mediocre passing and the run-heavy Atlanta offense has really tamped down the fantasy expectations for Pitts.
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Posted 11/06/2022 9:52 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Caleb Huntley rushed seven times for 34 yards in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Chargers, and he did not have any receptions or targets.
Huddle Up: Huntley was operating as the No. 2 back behind Tyler Allgeier since early October with Cordarrelle Patterson out. However, the latter returned Sunday, pushing Huntley further down the depth chart. His already minor fantasy value takes even more of a hit with CP back.
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Posted 11/06/2022 9:48 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson rushed 13 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Chargers while adding a 9-yard catch on his lone target in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Patterson was playing his first game since Oct. 2 after spending time on the reserve/injured list due to a knee injury. He has five touchdowns in the five games he has played, so fantasy managers will want him active. However, he is likely to split the backfield touches with rookie Tyler Allgeier, who had 99 yards on Sunday, and has done a decent job in Patterson's stead.
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Posted 11/06/2022 3:18 am GMT
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) was officially activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: Patterson will be active for the Week 9 game, but it is not known if he will receive his normal workload during the game. Fantasy players may want to lower expectations, but he can still be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/05/2022 6:20 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) will be activated off injured reserve and play in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Chargers, per sources on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: While Patterson will suit up, it isn't clear if he'll receive a normal workload or if he'll be limited in his first game back. If not this week, Patterson will eventually settle back into his normal lead-back role. Because of the uncertainty with his workload this week, consider Patterson a risky flex play with big upside.
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Posted 11/04/2022 4:56 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) has a chance to be activated Saturday, Nov. 5, ahead of the Week 9 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured this week.
Huddle Up: If Patterson is active, he's a solid RB2 play against an exploitable Chargers run defense.
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Posted 11/02/2022 2:47 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: In an ordinary year, one would question Patterson's viability on this team with two young RBs sharing the work. Atlanta is leading the division at 4-4, though, and Patterson should return with at least the majority of the passing looks. He'll be a flex candidate once he's able to return, and Tyler Allgeier and Caleb Huntley will lose some luster.
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Posted 10/29/2022 1:41 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier has seen his carries increase in each of the last four games, and he has recorded at least 10 carries in each game during that stretch.
Huddle Up: The volume alone is enough to put Allgeier in the flex mix, but his ceiling appears to be limited. The rookie is averaging just 4.1 yards per carry, and he has a total of two receptions all season.
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Posted 10/21/2022 1:20 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons QB Marcus Mariota is on pace for 122 carries and 584 rushing yards this season, which would break his previous career highs of 64 carries and 357 rushing yards.
Huddle Up: Mariota's passing numbers have left a lot to be desired, but his uptick in rushing stats has propped up his fantasy value. He has reached 50 rushing yards in each of the past two games, and Mariota has emerged as a quality QB2 and potential streaming option.
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Posted 10/16/2022 3:42 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is active for Week 6's game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Pitts had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging three limited practice sessions during the week. He should be a starting option in fantasy leagues because he has played a key role in Atlanta's passing game.
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Posted 10/15/2022 4:29 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 6, per source on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Pitts is supremely talented but simply not producing in 2022, leaving fantasy managers between a rock and a hard place. However, unless there's a very good option behind him on your bench, which is very unlikely given the poor overall state of the position in fantasy, keep rolling Pitts out there and hope he returns to his TE1 form from a season ago.
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Posted 10/14/2022 5:05 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Pitts was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday with what is supposedly hamstring soreness, so it seems likely he was limited again Friday. At any rate, a week of limited sessions is better than a week full of DNPs like last week. The 49ers have been very good at limiting tight end production through five weeks, as only Tyler Higbee topped two catches or 12 yards. It may be another down week for Pitts unless the 49ers can force the Falcons into negative game script early.
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Posted 10/12/2022 11:48 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Pitts appears to have a decent chance to play in the Week 6 game, but fantasy players will know more later in the week. He is a No. 1 fantasy tight end when he is in the lineup.
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Posted 10/12/2022 6:03 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Damien Williams (rib) is not ready to return to practice yet, head coach Arthur Smith said on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: As of right now it looks like Williams' return from injured reserve may have to wait at least another week. Williams remains a player to keep an eye on upon his return, as he could see a decent workload in tandem with Tyler Allgeier with starter Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) on IR and sidelined through Week 8.
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Posted 10/12/2022 5:58 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: We'll have to wait and see what his level of participation was but Pitts practicing in any capacity is a step up from last week, when he didn't practice at all. Pitts is off to very disappointing start to 2022 but fantasy managers have to keep rolling him out there and hope for the TE1 production we saw in 2021 to return.
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Posted 10/08/2022 1:53 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Drake London has earned just over 34 percent of the targets in the passing game this season, recording 32 of the 52 targets to wide receivers.
Huddle Up: London has been the unquestioned No. 1 target in the passing attack, and that is unlikely to change in Week 5 with tight end Kyle Pitt sidelined. At worst, London should be a volume-based WR3 option.
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Posted 10/07/2022 4:03 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) was ruled out Friday, Oct. 7, ahead of the Week 5 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: The hamstring injury kept Pitts out of practice all week. Hopefully, he can get things going with a return in Week 6 for what has been a dismal fantasy season thus far.
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Posted 10/06/2022 5:14 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) was absent from a second straight practice due to a hamstring injury Thursday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: There was some thought that Pitts might just be getting a rest day on Wednesday, but his status for Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is legitimately in question. With the Bucs' great run defense expected to slow down the Falcons' Cordarrelle Patterson-less rushing attack, this week was shaping up as a potential get-right game for Pitts. If he cannot go, there is a good chance Atlanta will try to force-feed the ball to Drake London and Olamide Zaccheaus instead.
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