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Falcons | Tevin Coleman set to return kickoffs

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:48:06 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman will receive a shot at being the primary kickoff returner, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

"It was the ability to break the long runs and the explosive plays and his ability to stick his foot in the ground and go," Quinn said Tuesday, July 26. "And the guys who go, 'I want to make a bigger difference, I want to make an impact on the team.' He's the one that wanted to start if off and say, 'There is more I can do. When a player has something to prove with a chip on his shoulder… that's certainly the way he's approached this off season and I've admired that."

Fantasy Tip: Coleman is an intriguing back to target later in drafts as a depth option. He's currently clearly behind Devonta Freeman, but keeping Coleman involved in the offense will be a priority. In the event of a Freeman injury, Coleman would elevate to being a weekly starting option, and Coleman also has standalone value alongside a healthy Freeman. In leagues including return yards, this is also a bonus for Coleman.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Falcons | Devin Hester released

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:22:10 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester was released Tuesday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: Hester had a 38-504-2 line last season, and the sand in his fantasy hourglass is wearing thin at age 33.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Falcons | Several Falcons competing for return job

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:51:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WRs Devin Fuller, Aldrick Robinson and Eric Weems and RBs Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward are all under consideration to serve as the team's primary returner on kickoffs and punts if WR Devin Hester (toe) is unable to return to form in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe during the offseason and is still considered the favorite to return kicks and punts in 2016. Aside from his contributions on special teams, however, he doesn't offer much from a fantasy standpoint. Of the remaining players competing for the role, Weems has the most experience as a return man and would likely win the job if Hester is unable to be as effective as he was prior to getting injured.

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

Falcons | Akeem King working to make transition

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:57:02 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Akeem King continues to make the transition from wide receiver in college to cornerback in the pros. King is considered raw, but expected to have an opportunity to win a starting job during training camp and the preseason.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Conor Orr

Falcons | Austin Hooper is solid blocker

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:55:54 -0700

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper drew comparison to fellow Stanford alum and current New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener when coming out of college. However, he is viewed as a much better blocker, and the rookie should help spring RB Devonta Freeman in the run game.

Fantasy Tip: Hooper is likely to have a big role in Kyle Shanahan's offensive scheme, but look for the rookie to only be useful in the deepest of fantasy leagues initially. He is likely to be used to block more than see actual targets and receptions.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Conor Orr

Falcons | James Stone waived

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:35:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons C James Stone (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement Tuesday, July 19.

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

Falcons | Mohamed Sanu bonding with QB

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:14:36 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has bonded with QB Matt Ryan, working together at Ryan's passing camp in Orlando, and throughout June minicamp. The duo built chemistry as the practices wore on. "He's got great hands," Ryan said. "One of the things I noticed right from the start is how strong his hands are. He's a really good worker. I think he can really help us."

Fantasy Tip: Sanu will step into the role vacated by veteran Roddy White. He has never posted more than 790 receiving yards in a season, but that should change in 2016. If not, he will be a huge fantasy bust since he shouldn't slip past the middle rounds in most formats on draft day.

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Falcons | Tevin Coleman will be more involved

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:01:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is expected to receive more touches on offense this season, according to running backs coach Bobby Turner.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman was limited to 12 games in 2015 because of injuries but should receive more work because the team wants to keep Devonta Freeman fresh. Coleman will need to fix his fumbling problems but should be a late-round option in most fantasy drafts.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman may receive less touches

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:33:14 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman likely will receive less carries in 2016 because running backs coach Bobby Turner believes less work will keep Freeman fresher during the season.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is coming off a solid 2015 season but it appears that he will lose some work to Tevin Coleman this season. He recorded 1,061 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and should still be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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

Falcons | Keanu Neal's coverage impressing

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 20:52:29 -0700

Atlanta Falcons FS Keanu Neal's coverage skills are on "another level," according to defensive backs coach Marquand Manuel.

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

NFL | Roddy White still wants to play

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:24:47 -0700

Free-agent WR Roddy White (Falcons) said he still wants to play in the NFL. White and his agent have received interest and have been going over his opportunities. The veteran receiver added that he wants to play for a winner at this point in his career and still feels like he can play at a high level.

Fantasy Tip: The first step is for a team to actually sign White. Even then, his role may be unclear and he may be lower on the depth chart than he's used to. For now, he can be avoided since he isn't actually on a team.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBS Atlanta - Jarvis Davis

Falcons | Mohamed Sanu impressing Matt Ryan

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 20:54:11 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has been developing chemistry with QB Matt Ryan during spring practices, and Ryan said he has been impressed with how strong Sanu's hands are.

Fantasy Tip: Sanu is going to open the year as the No. 2 receiver across from Julio Jones. While it remains to be seen if he can thrive in a larger role, he is in a position to be a low-end WR2 in 2016.

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

Falcons | Keanu Neal impressing coaches

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 10:37:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons SS Keanu Neal was impressive during offseason workouts, according to defensive coordinator Richard Smith. "He's extremely focused, he's very mature, he's very, very talented. I love his demeanor and his work ethic. He's the first one in the building trying to get more coaching; he wants to be coached so much. I think he's going to be pretty special," Smith said. Neal is expected to compete for the starting strong safety job during training camp.

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Falcons | Chris Chester, Mike Person up for RG job

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:17:45 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OGs Chris Chester and Mike Person will compete for the starting right guard job during training camp.

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

Falcons | Atlanta could sign Connor Shaw

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:49:37 -0700

Free-agent QB Connor Shaw (Browns) could be a consideration for the Atlanta Falcons, according to's Tony Grossi.

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