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Atlanta Falcons
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Falcons | Antone Smith placed on IR

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:02:41 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Monday, Nov. 17, with a broken leg.

Fantasy Tip: Steven Jackson will still see starter repetitions with Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers likely seeing increased playing time, particularly on passing downs.

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Falcons | Antone Smith out for the year

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:07 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) is out for the remainder of the season with a broken leg, according to head coach Mike Smith.

Fantasy Tip: This should mean more playing time for Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers, but neither is worth starting at this point. Steven Jackson is still the running back to own and start from Atlanta.

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Falcons | Antone Smith leaves on crutches

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:09:42 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) left the locker room after the Week 11 game against the Carolina Panthers on crutches. He suffered a right knee injury Sunday, Nov. 16.

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Falcons | Antone Smith leaves game

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:31:12 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 11 and is considered questionable to return.

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Falcons | Antone Smith listed as questionable

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:46:45 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Smith should have a role in the offense in Week 10, but likely will not receive most of the work. Smith has a price of $3,500 on FantasyScore but probably should not be in starting lineups this week.

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Falcons | Antone Smith limited during practice

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:19:47 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Smith has not done much in his last two games but likely will have a role in the offense in Week 10. Smith has a price tag on $3,500 on FantasyScore, but he is not a strong starting option this week.

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Falcons | Antone Smith OK

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:03 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) is going to be fine after suffering a stinger in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: The Falcons are on a bye this week and face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10.

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Falcons | Antone Smith won't return

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:10:39 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) left the game Sunday, Oct. 26, with a neck injury and will not return.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Steven Jackson to shoulder the load in the running game as the Detroit Lions have climbed back into it late in the fourth quarter.

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Falcons | Antone Smith leaves game

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:16:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) left the game Sunday, Oct. 26, with a neck injury and is questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: If he can't return, it would be a tough break for his fantasy value. The Falcons are cruising with a 21-0 lead early in the third quarter, and they figure to run the ball often to eat some clock.

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Falcons | Antone Smith doing a lot with little

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:21:28 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith is ranked 10th among running backs in non-PPR scoring leagues despite having just 23 total touches (13 carries, 10 receptions). What's helped Smith so far is his ability to break long touchdowns. He has five so far on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Smith won't be able to keep up this production with such a small volume of plays. He's still a flex option in PPR leagues, but he's bound to fizzle.

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Falcons | Another long TD for Antone Smith

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:09:03 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith hauled in a 41-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of the Week 6 game against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Tip: Smith continues to produce big-time, lengthy scores. He has been in the league five years, posting seven career scores and each has been at least 38 yards or longer. He still doesn't get many touches, but when he does get one, he makes the most of it.

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Falcons | Antone Smith is on the rise

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:14:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has averaged 17.2 yards per touch in the offense in five years with the team, and he is the only player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with six offensive touchdowns of at least 35 yards in his first 25 career touches. Smith had the second-most snaps of his career (11) last week, and head coach Mike Smith conceded this week that the back has earned more touches.

Fantasy Tip: At $4300 in FantasyScore (or 8.6 percent of the cap), Smith is a decent low-end play with some upside. However, he isn't really built for a featured back role, and is unlikely to see more than 10 to 15 touches per game at any point, so keep that in mind.

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Falcons | More touches for Antone Smith?

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:45:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has earned more touches because of his play this season, head coach Mike Smith said Monday, Oct. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Smith has been a big-play weapon for the Falcons, piling up 277 total yards on just 17 touches. He is currently a boom-or-bust fantasy option, but more touches could add some consistency to his stat lines. However, you may want to wait and see just how many more touches he has earned before gambling on him at FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Antone Smith making most of opportunities

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:22:20 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has four touchdowns so far this season on just 17 touches. He is averaging 16.29 yards per touch.

Fantasy Tip: It will be tough for the Falcons not to get Smith the ball more often due to his playmaking ability. Still, Steven Jackson comes first in Atlanta's hierarchy of fantasy relevance.

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Falcons | Another long TD for Antone Smith

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:55:36 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith had a 74-yard touchdown reception in the Week 5 game against the New York Giants. He finished with one carry for two yards, and three catches for 83 yards and the score. Smith has averaging 50.3 yards per scoring play this season.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is a very risky fantasy option, despite the recent long scoring plays, as he doesn't get enough touches. If Steven Jackson or Devonta Freeman were to suffer a long-term injury, Smith would then be worth using in most formats.

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Falcons | Antone Smith landing praise

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:02:00 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has scored every 4.3 times he has touched the football this season, yet he is fourth among the team's tailbacks with 13 touches on the season. Offensive coordinator Dick Koetter said the team is deep at tailback and they feel good about all of their backs. He went on to note that Smith is making the most of his playing time. "Guys earn their touches and he's doing a good job. You can make a great argument that he deserves more," Koetter said. Smith has three touchdowns in four games this year. He averages 16.4 yards per touch during his career.

Fantasy Tip: Smith costs just $3,300 in FantasyScore, but his limited touches hold back his potential. He definitely has upside vs. cost in his favor, but his production will likely be feast or famine until the Falcons opt to give him consistent playing time.

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Falcons | Friday injury report for Week 4

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:35:41 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (ankle), LB Prince Shembo (calf) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 4.

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Falcons | Thursday practice report for Week 4

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:45:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot), LB Prince Shembo (calf) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

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Falcons | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:19:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Prince Shembo (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. WR Devin Hester (ankle) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) practiced in full.

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Falcons | Antone Smith to get more work

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:53:19 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith will get more work in the coming days in an effort to get into the offense.

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Falcons | Jake Matthews has rough debut

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:03:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews made his debut in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, against the Miami Dolphins. He was called for two penalties in 19 snaps, including a holding penalty which negated a 76-yard touchdown run by RB Antone Smith. His other penalty was an illegal use of hands.

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Falcons | Antone Smith may need special teams to make roster

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:17:54 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith may need to perform well on special teams if he wants a chance to make the final roster.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman could push Steven Jackson for PT

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:35:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be groomed into the team's three-down back of the future, and he might battle RB Steven Jackson for playing time this year if he continues to look good. The battle for the third running back will be between RBs Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers.

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Falcons | Mike Smith believes in Steven Jackson

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:08:57 -0700

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is optimistic that RB Steven Jackson will bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season in which he played in only 12 games due to a hamstring injury and averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. Jackson finished the year with six touchdowns in the final six games, however. Atlanta uses a committee at running back with Jackson and RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson has always been injury-prone, and now that he's on the wrong side of 30, that'll become more of an issue. More usage of Rodgers and Smith would be wise if the Falcons want to keep S-Jax healthy over the full season. His numbers from last year should be what you should expect moving forward, especially in a committee backfield.

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Falcons | Saturday injury report for Week 16

Sat, 21 Dec 2013 16:13:49 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Darius Johnson (ankle) and SS Zeke Motta (hand, neck) have been ruled out for Week 16. RB Antone Smith (knee) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) are listed as questionable. FS Thomas DeCoud (concussion) is listed as probable. DeCoud fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 21. Smith was limited during practice while the other three players did not participate in practice.

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Falcons | Friday practice report for Week 16

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:44:17 -0800

Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (concussion) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 20. RB Antone Smith (knee) was limited in practice. WR Darius Johnson (ankle), S Zeke Motta (hand, neck) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) all did not practice.

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Falcons | Thursday injury report for Week 16

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:57:42 -0800

Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (concussion) fully practiced Thursday Dec. 19. S Zeke Motta (hand) was limited in practice. WR Darius Johnson (ankle), RB Antone Smith (knee) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) all did not practice.

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Falcons | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:32:14 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons have declared RB Antone Smith, TE Chase Coffman, LB Omar Gaither, OT Sean Locklear, OL Terren Jones, FS Thomas DeCoud, DL Travian Robertson inactive for Week 15.

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Falcons | Friday injury report for Week 15

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:03:31 -0800

Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud and RB Antone Smith (knee) both did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and have been ruled out. S Zeke Motta (hand) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder) both were limited and are questionable. LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) fully practiced and is probable.

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Falcons | Thursday injury report for Week 15

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:52:33 -0800

Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (concussion) and RB Antone Smith (knee) both did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. S Zeke Motta (hand), LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder) and LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) all were limited in practice.

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Falcons | Wednesday practice report for Week 15

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:09:07 -0800

Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (concussion) and RB Antone Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. S Zeke Motta (hand), LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder) and LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) all were limited in practice.

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Falcons | Antone Smith day-to-day

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:18:35 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is considered day-to-day because of a knee injury he suffered Week 14. Head coach Mike Smith said he expects Smith to practice at some point this week.

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Falcons | Antone Smith injures knee

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:02:08 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers.

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Falcons | Antone Smith likely will get more time

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:00:47 -0800

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team likely will look to get RB Antone Smith more involved in the offense. "I think it's going to be imperative that we try to get him incorporated into our offense. You saw his speed and his ability to make people miss. He's a guy who should (get) and deserve some touches (based off) what he did on Sunday afternoon," Smith said.

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Falcons | Antone Smith terms

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:34:53 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith signed a two-year, $1.425 million deal with a $65,000 signing bonus.

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Falcons | Sign Antone Smith to an extension

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:09:51 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons signed RB Antone Smith to a two-year contract extension Tuesday, Mar. 5. Terms of the contract extension were not available.

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Falcons | Three probable for Week 8

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:32:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) all fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 26, and are probable for the team's Week 8 game.

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Falcons | Four limited in practice

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:38:01 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), TE Michael Palmer (shoulder), G Garrett Reynolds (back) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) were all limted in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

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Falcons | Two miss practice

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:17:18 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (ankle) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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Falcons | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:38:04 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons have declared RB Antone Smith, DL Cliff Matthews, QB Dominique Davis, LB Jonathan Massaquoi, OT Lamar Holmes, TE Michael Palmer, CB Terrence Johnson inactive for Week 6.

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Falcons | Two ruled out

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:39:59 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) and TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and have been ruled out of the team's Week 6 game.

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Falcons | Two miss practice

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:20:23 -0700

Atlanta Falcons TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Falcons | Three miss practice

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:07:26 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (ankle), TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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Falcons | Antone Smith injured Week 5

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:04:09 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury Week 5 and was not able to return.

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Falcons | Antone Smith aggravates injury

Sun, 07 Oct 2012 22:24:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury in the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins and he was unable to return.

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Falcons | Four probable for Week 5

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 11:42:48 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring), DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh) and CB Christopher Owens (head) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and are listed as probable for Week 5.

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Falcons | Four limited in practice

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:42:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), C Todd McClure (pectoral), S William Moore (hip) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) were all limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

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Falcons | Six limited in practice

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:29:14 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), C Todd McClure (pectoral), S William Moore (hip), LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh), CB Christopher Owens (head) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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Falcons | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:35:06 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons have declared RB Antone Smith, CB Christopher Owens, QB Dominique Davis, LB Jonathan Massaquoi, OT Lamar Holmes, FB Lousaka Polite, TE Michael Palmer inactive for Week 4.

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Falcons | Four ruled out

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:52:44 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Christopher Owens (head), TE Michael Palmer (shoulder), RB Lousaka Polite (hamstring) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Sept. 28, and are ruled out for Week 4.

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