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Falcons | Leonard Hankerson impressing

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:11:26 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson has purportedly been the best wide receiver for the Falcons at training camp so far. Hankerson has shown great hands and made his presence known on the outside and over the middle.

Fantasy Tip: Performing better than the likes of Julio Jones and Roddy White shouldn't be overlooked, but they are the two top receiving options on this team. Hankerson seems to be the lead candidate for the No. 3 wide receiver, though, and could turn into a deep sleeper.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh


Falcons | Tevin Coleman practices as starter

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:14:51 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman received first-team repetitions in practice Saturday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Devonta Freeman will probably also see first-team reps, but head coach Dan Quinn wants to see how some players do in starting roles. Coleman and Freeman should form one of the many running back committees in the NFL this year. Coleman has more upside and should be taken as a RB3, while Freeman is safer to be drafted as a RB4. Freeman does have more value in PPR formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter


Falcons | Tevin Coleman runs as RB2

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:43:36 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman ran as a backup to RB Devonta Freeman in training camp's opening practice Friday, July 31. Coleman vowed to win the job.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman is a standard-scoring target for fantasy owners heading into draft season. He might be a stronger daily FantasyScore play because of his likely inconsistent workload.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter


Falcons | Devonta Freeman opens as starter

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:28:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opened training camp Friday, July 31, with the first-team offense. Rookie RB Tevin Coleman said he plans to win the job.

Fantasy Tip: This will be a closely monitored battle, which could lead to an even committee approach due to their contrasting styles. Freeman appeals to PPR owners. Coleman figures to be a standard-scoring target and handcuff for Freeman owners.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter


Falcons | Julio Jones working on extension

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:01:04 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said his agent has been talking with the Falcons about a contract extension. He said he will participate when practice begins Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Jones is not planning a holdout and could receive an extension at some point during camp. Jones finished third in the NFL with 1,593 receiving yards to go along with his six touchdowns. Jones should be selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts and can be a No. 1 receiver on a team.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter


Falcons | Jake Matthews cleared

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:44:33 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews (foot) said he has been cleared to participate at the start of training camp. He said he could have his repetitions limited since he is coming off surgery.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure


Falcons | Roddy White had knee drained

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:37:15 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) had his left knee drained before minicamp, and he could have it drained again before the season ends. White isn't concerned about it, though. He said he's able to recover quickly from the draining and wouldn't miss a game because of it.

Fantasy Tip: White still has some gas left in the tank, despite the odometer being high. He is still able to put up respectable numbers if he can stay on the field. You can comfortably draft him as a WR3 in PPR leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure


Falcons | Jake Long works out

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:20:10 -0700

Free-agent OT Jake Long (Rams) worked out for the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, July 28.

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Falcons | Atlanta has high hopes for Jacob Tamme

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:39:36 -0700

Atlanta Falcons TE Jacob Tamme could be the best tight end the Falcons have had since TE Tony Gonzalez retired, according to Vaugh McClure of ESPN.com.

Fantasy Tip: Tamme is certainly an upgrade from Levine Toilolo, at least from a receiving standpoint. Tamme will be sharing time with Tony Moeaki, but Tamme will be the Falcons' primary pass-catching tight end. He still shouldn't be seen as more than a TE2, however.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure


Falcons | Roddy White talks Julio Jones' contract

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:07:34 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to be the next big-name wide receiver to receive a multi-year extension. His fellow teammate and wide receiver, WR Roddy White, believes the Falcons should sign Jones right now. White said the longer they wait to sign Jones, the more it will cost them.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Jones is an elite real-life and fantasy receiver. He'll be receiving a big contract; it's just a matter of how much and for how long that contract will be. Jones should be considered a top-five fantasy receiver in 2015 and should be selected in the late-first or early-second round.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler


Falcons | Julio Jones, ATL to begin talks soon?

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:53:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and the Falcons could begin discussions on a long-term deal in the near future now that Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas have agreed to long-term extensions. As reported earlier, Jones could receive a new deal before training camp begins Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Jones is right up there with the likes of Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas, so one would think that his extension would be in the same range between $14 million and $16 million a year. Jones is another receiver that should be taken late in the first round or early in the second round of fantasy drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure


Falcons | Leonard Hankerson to have big role?

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:53:19 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson could be used as the No. 3 wide receiver if the team brings rookie WR Justin Hardy along slowly. Hankerson thrived in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's system in Washington, so Hankerson could have a chance to re-ignite his career.

Fantasy Tip: Hankerson hauled in 68 passes for 918 yards and six touchdowns in a two-year span from 2012-13 under Shanahan, and he could re-emerge as a solid WR4 or flex fantasy option if he wins the No. 3 job in camp.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh


Falcons | Justin Hardy could be eased in

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:52:47 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy was selected to be a long-term fixture in the offense, and he has gotten off to a good start in offseason workouts. However, with WR Leonard Hankerson in the mix, Hardy could be eased into the No. 3 role.

Fantasy Tip: Hardy could emerge as a viable fantasy option down the stretch, especially if Julio Jones or Roddy White is forced to miss time. He is basically the new Harry Douglas in the Atlanta offense.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh


Falcons | Tevin Coleman fighting to start

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:52:14 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman has started he plans on being the starter, and he will be in a position battle with RB Devonta Freeman for the starting job in training camp and beyond. Both appear to be schematic fits, and both have the potential to be effective in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman is the rookie who will have to unseat Freeman, who has a year under his belt and enters training camp as the starter. Watch the battle during camp and the preseason. He has the potential to emerge as an RB2 or flex fantasy play, especially if he can work his way into at least half of the touches in the backfield.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh


Falcons | Devonta Freeman in battle for job

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:51:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has stated he plans on being the starter, but he will be battling rookie RB Tevin Coleman for the starting job in training camp and beyond. Both appear to be schematic fits, and both have the potential to be effective in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has the benefit of a year under his belt in the system, and enters camp as the starter. However, this is a position battle that will continue likely into the regular season. He is a solid low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option on draft day.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh


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Matthews Cliff DL
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Mincy Jonathan DB
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Moeaki Tony TE
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Parms Damien S
Person Mike OG
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Reedy Bernard WR
Renfree Sean QB
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Rodgers Jake OT
Ryan Matt QB
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Smith Jerome RB
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Starr Tyler LB
Stone James C
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Tamme Jacob TE
Therezie Robenson S
Toilolo Levine TE
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Ume-Ezeoke Valerian C
Ward Terron RB
Weems Eric WR
White Kevin CB
White Roddy WR
Williams Nick WR
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