Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
NFC South | 1-6-0
Avg PTS
26.3
Rank: 13th
Avg Yds
417
Rank: 3rd
Avg PYds
311.6
Rank: 2nd
Avg RYds
105.4
Rank: 19th
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Posted 10/28/2020 10:08 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Jones appears to have recovered from his injury and remains one of the top receivers in the NFL. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 10/28/2020 9:46 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, but is not on the injury report for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Gage has been targeted 16 times over the last three games and has posted at least 50 yards in each of the last two games. He should see a handful of targets against the Carolina Panthers and can be a flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/28/2020 2:50 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley's 122 rush attempts rank second in the NFL, and he has logged at least 14 carries in all seven games.
Huddle Up: The heavy workload is a bit of a surprise given Gurley's history of knee problems, and while he has managed just one 100-yard game, he has scored seven times and topped 50 yards six times. He's a volume-based RB2 heading into a friendly matchup against Carolina in Week 8.
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Posted 10/27/2020 8:35 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (knee) was listed as a limited participant on the practice report for Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: Gage has reemerged in the Falcons' passing attack after a strong start to the season was followed by a couple of down weeks. He should be cleared in time for Thursday Night Football and will be a FLEX option in a quality matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
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Posted 10/27/2020 8:33 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) was a limited participant at practice Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: It's the second straight limited status for Jones. He should be good to go for Thursday Night Football and will need to be in the lineup against a Carolina Panthers team he routinely posts big numbers against.
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Posted 10/26/2020 8:59 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (knee) was listed as a limited participant on the team's estimated practice report for Monday, Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: Gage was in and out of the Week 7 loss to the Detroit Lions, but he finished with six catches on seven targets for 54 yards. He has reemerged as a reliable FLEX option and can be started in all but the toughest of matchups.
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Posted 10/26/2020 8:56 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) was listed as limited on the team's estimated injury report for Monday, Oct. 26. The Falcons didn't actually practice.
Huddle Up: Jones caught eight of nine targets for 97 yards while frequently receiving attention from trainers on the sideline during the Week 7 loss to the Detroit Lions. He needs to be in lineups if he's taking the field.
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Posted 10/25/2020 10:19 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. ended up with six receptions for 54 yards on seven targets in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Gage hasn't scored since Week 2 in Dallas, and he doesn't have a 100-yard game since Week 1 against Seattle. However, he has managed at least two catches in all seven of his games, making him a useful low-end WR5 in deeper PPR formats. The Falcons travel to meet the Panthers in Week 8.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:59 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Hayden Hurst went for a season-high six receptions while ending up with 68 yards on seven targets in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Hurst has managed 10 grabs for 125 yards and a score on 11 targets in his past two games. He has moved into that low-end TE1 fantasy neighborhood heading into Thursday's Week 8 game in Carolina. Beware, though, as he had just two grabs for eight yards in the first meeting with the Panthers in Week 5.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:57 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley posted five receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. He was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: Ridley has touchdowns in back-to-back games, and six total scores in seven outings. The Falcons have a quick turnaround, traveling to Carolina in Week 8. He had a season-high 136 yards in Week 5 against the Panthers in the first meeting, a game which Julio Jones did not play.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:50 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones had eight receptions for 97 yards on nine targets in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Jones was unable to return to the end zone after posting two scores in Week 6, but the past two games mark a season-high 234 yards in back-to-back games. He'll look to stay hot in Carolina on Thursday night. He missed the first meeting in Week 5 due to injury.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:46 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley ran 23 times for 63 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions and he added two receptions for 19 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Gurley's second score was great for fantasy owners, but ultimately cost the Falcons the game. He ran for a first down in the end zone in the closing moments, but remembered with the lead to try and not score. At the 1, he couldn't keep his balance trying to stay out of the end zone and he ended up breaking the plane. The Lions got the ball back, when they wouldn't have if he didn't score, and drove the field for the game winner. Fantasy owners don't care, though. More points. The Falcons have a quick turnaround, going to Carolina on Thursday.
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Posted 10/25/2020 9:42 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan ended up 31-of-42 for 338 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Matty Ice has back-to-back 300-yard games, and three overall. He did take a big step back in fantasy production, however, after tossing four touchdowns last weekend in Minnesota. It's a quick turnaround, as the Falcons travel to Carolina for Thursday Night Football. He threw for 226 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the first meeting with the Panthers in Week 5.
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Posted 10/25/2020 5:22 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 7 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Gage will be able to return. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley will continue to be the main options in the passing game for the Falcons and are must-start options.
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Posted 10/25/2020 3:20 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is not a candidate to be moved before the trade deadline, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Jones has dealt with injuries this season but has posted at least 137 yards in two of his four games in 2020. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL when healthy and should be a weekly starting option.
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Posted 10/25/2020 3:16 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is not a candidate to be moved before the trade deadline, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Ryan has thrown 11 touchdowns in six games this season and has one of the better receiving corps to work with on offense. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback most weeks and can be a bye week replacement over the next few weeks for fantasy players.
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Posted 10/23/2020 10:41 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 23, but is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Gurley has received at least 14 carries in every game this season and has also been more involved in the passing game over the last two weeks. He will continue to have a significant role in the offense and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/23/2020 10:34 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Gage is coming off a solid Week 6 performance but has been targeted at least five times in only one of the last four games. He should see a handful of targets this week, but fantasy players may be able to find better options.
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Posted 10/23/2020 10:29 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (elbow) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 23, but is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Ridley was limited during practice all week but is in no danger of missing the Week 7 game. He ranks fourth in the NFL with 546 yards and should continue to be a big part of the passing game for the Falcons. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/23/2020 10:27 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 23, but is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Jones is still dealing with a hamstring problem but should receive his normal workload this week against the Carolina Panthers. He is coming off a terrific Week 6 performance and is a must-start option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/23/2020 6:32 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 23, but did not receive an injury designation on the team's Week 7 injury report.
Huddle Up: As is custom, the Falcons will take it easy with Jones during practice and preserve him for Sundays. He's a WR1 play as usual in a good matchup against the Lions.
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Posted 10/22/2020 10:51 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Gage posted 65 yards in the last game but has been targeted only 15 times over the last four games. Fantasy players probably can find better options to use, but Gage has a chance to be a flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/22/2020 10:42 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (elbow) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Ridley has cooled off a bit recently but still has four 100-yard games so far this season. He will be a big part of the passing game this week and should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/22/2020 6:55 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 22 after sitting out the previous day.
Huddle Up: Julio has certainly missed his share of practices in recent seasons, but as his big-time Week 6 showing once again demonstrated, you're playing him when he plays.
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Posted 10/21/2020 8:37 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Gage is coming off one of his better games of the season in Week 6 but probably will lose a few targets with Julio Jones back in the lineup. He could be a possible flex option in some deeper leagues but is not a must-start option.
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Posted 10/21/2020 8:22 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (elbow) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Ridley has been targeted at least 10 times in four of the six games this season and has five touchdowns during that span. He can be considered at least a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/18/2020 9:59 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons TE Hayden Hurst caught four passes for 57 yards and one touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: Hurst has had an up and down season but picked his third touchdown in the last five games. He has been targeted at least five times in four of the six games this season and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues next week.
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