Atlanta Falcons news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:08:02 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Justin Durant (elbow) has been ruled out for the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins. SS Ricardo Allen (knee) and LB Brooks Reed (groin) are listed as probable. Durant did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 9. Reed was limited during practice, while Allen fully participated in practice.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:57:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tamme ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) should be back in the lineup after a one-game absence. It is not known if he will see limited time because of the concussion, but he is not a great option even if he sees his regular workload.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:50:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hankerson ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has seen a lot of targets over the last three game and appears to be receiving a bigger role in the offense. Hankerson will be facing a solid Redskins defense but could still be a solid starting option for owners.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:47:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: White ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has not produced like he has in the past and his role in the offense is uncertain at this point. Owners may want to consider looking at other options since White has only 92 receiving yards on the season.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:47:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Coleman ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will be the No. 2 running back during the game because of Devonta Freeman's ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) play over the last few weeks. Coleman should receive some snaps during the game, but owners may want to consider using players that have a bigger role in their offense.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:31:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There's a good chance that Coleman ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will have his touches limited in his return, and Devonta Freeman ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) has earned the starter's role. But it's a reminder to temper your expectations around Freeman after he totaled six touchdowns the past two weeks. Washington's run defense has been surprisingly stingy to start the year, too.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:21:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: We fully expect Jones ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) to play Sunday, but you should be slightly worried about a player that has had his share of lower body injuries in the past, especially with such a high FantasyScore salary on top of it.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:37:02 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, who leads the NFL with 38 catches and 478 yards through four games, has been moved around on the field more often this year, making it tough for opposing defenses to keep track of where he is. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's misdirection offense also helps Jones get open more often. Jones' ability to run different routes from different positions on the field also makes him tougher to defend.
Fantasy Tip: Jones ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) has easily been the best fantasy receiver and doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon in this new offense. He'll cost you a pretty penny, though, and most of your opponents will likely put him in their lineups, too.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:16:16 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White met with head coach Dan Quinn Thursday, Oct. 8, and said he is encouraged about his role and is taking a positive attitude into the Week 5 matchup against the Washington Redskins.
Fantasy Tip: White ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has just six catches all year, including two in his last three games combined. With Julio Jones ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) the unquestioned top target and Leonard Hankerson ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) emerging, White doesn't figure to be a worthwhile play at FantasyScore any time soon.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:52:58 -0700
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:44:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hankerson ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) appears to have a have a good chance to play in Week 5 since he has been able to do some things during practice. He is coming off a 100-yard performance in Week 4 and could be a cheaper option to consider against the Washington Redskins in Week 5.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:41:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jones ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) should be fine for the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins even though he has been limited during practice this week. Jones has been one of the best receivers in the NFL this season and should be a starting option on FantasyScore if owners are willing to pay the price.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:29:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Coleman ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) may be able to return after missing the last few games but likely will come off the bench since Devonta Freeman has played well. Coleman may not be the best option for owners since he probably will see limited touches.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:23:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tamme ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is returning from a concussion but appears to have a good chance to play against the Washington Redskins in Week 5. Tamme could see some targets if he plays but is not a great fantasy option.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:20:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: White ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) was with his mother Wednesday because she was undergoing surgery but should be fine for the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins. White has been frustrated with his role so far but could see more work moving forward. Owners may want to wait to see if he receives more targets before using him in their lineups.
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