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Taylor Gabriel | WR | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 11/12/2017 8:50pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel posted three receptions for 58 yards in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has three grabs in each of the past two games while averaging 57.0 yards per outing. That's not terrible production for a WR4 in deeper PPR formats.

Posted: 11/5/2017 2:16pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel finished with three receptions for 56 yards on four targets in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers and he also ran once for three yards.
Huddle Up: Gabriel wasn't really doing much of anything until a 40-yard catch and run late in the fourth quarter to set up a touchdown. He remains more of a WR5 in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 against the Cowboys.

Posted: 11/2/2017 2:45pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (tooth) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: Gabriel is close to a non-factor when Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu are both healthy and playing. Fantasy owners can keep leaving Gabriel on their benches.

Posted: 11/1/2017 2:12pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (tooth) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: Gabriel only has legitimate fantasy value when Julio Jones and/or Mohamed Sanu aren't playing. He has only managed more than 70 yards in a game once this season and has scored just once as well. Gabriel should not be started on teams that want to win.

Posted: 10/15/2017 2:02pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel managed four receptions for 39 yards on eight targets in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Gabriel was busy in the pass game with Mohamed Sanu on the shelf, although it was Marvin Hall with the scoring reception rather than Gabriel. He is worth a look as a WR4 or flex option in deeper PPR formats in Week 7 at New England if Sanu remains sidelined.

Posted: 10/1/2017 4:33pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel was targeted five times in the Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills but he had zero catches.
Huddle Up: Matt Ryan had to look for secondary and tertiary receivers in the loss, as both Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu left early in the game due to injuries. Gabriel emerged as a valuable fantasy player last season when Jones was sidelined, and he could be useful again if Jones or Sanu missed time due to their injuries. Fortunately, the team has Week 5 to recuperate during a bye.

Posted: 9/10/2017 3:38pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel posted three catches for 36 yards on four targets in Week 1 at Chicago.
Huddle Up: Gabriel did about what is expected of him from a fantasy perspective as long as Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu are healthy and on the field with him. He is only worth using in the deepest of fantasy leagues at the moment. The Falcons host the Packers in Week 2.

Posted: 8/26/2017 12:17pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (leg) will play in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Gabriel probably will see limited snaps during the game since he has missed some practice time because of the injury. Gabriel He had a big role in the offense in 2016 and finished with 579 yards and six touchdowns. He should be a top-three receiver for Atlanta and could be a No. 4 fantasy receiver.

Posted: 7/26/2017 8:53am et
Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (leg) will be limited at the start of training camp with a strain in his lower leg. The team has a plan in place to ease him back.
Huddle Up: Gabriel was kept out of minicamp due to the issue, but it doesn't sound serious. He emerged as a big-play receiver last year that probably won't produce a lot of volume. Mix and match him as a WR4 in fantasy.

Posted: 6/13/2017 2:02pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (undisclosed) did not participate in minicamp Tuesday, June 13, as he deals with an undisclosed injury.
Huddle Up: It doesn't appear to be too serious of an ailment for Gabriel, who was an unsung performer for the Falcons in 2016. Gabriel is mainly a deep threat who will only have real value when Julio Jones is unable to play.

Posted: 4/22/2017 3:04pm et
Atlanta Falcons restricted free-agent WR Taylor Gabriel signed his one-year tender worth $2.81 million on Saturday, April 22.
Huddle Up: Gabriel emerged as a big-play threat last season by scoring seven times on only 39 touches, including six touchdown catches. He's likely to remain the third receiver in Atlanta again this year behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, but his role shouldn't change much even with the departure of former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He's worth a look late in drafts.

Posted: 4/17/2017 8:54pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel reported for organized team activities Monday, April 17, without yet signing his free-agent tender of $2.746 million. Other teams have until Friday, April 21, to sign Gabriel to an offer sheet, so it is possible he is just waiting until the last minute to see if he can generate any outside interest.
Huddle Up: While he's waiting for such a scenario to play out just in case, it seems unlikely another team would surrender a second-round draft pick by signing the emerging wide-out to an offer sheet. Even so, Gabriel proved his worth last year by notching six touchdown receptions in his first year with the Falcons, tying him with Julio Jones for the team lead. He deserves a late-round flier in deep leagues for having an active role in Atlanta's explosive offense.

Posted: 3/8/2017 8:42am et
Atlanta Falcons restricted free-agent WR Taylor Gabriel received a second-round tender Wednesday, March 8.
Huddle Up: Gabriel carved a niche last season and vaulted himself into the boom-or-bust fantasy picture. Reminiscent of Percy Harvin in years past, Gabriel has game-breaking ability and can be a low-target, high-scoring potential commodity. He's a WR4 that could have upside for more in fantasy.

Posted: 3/3/2017 10:10am et
The Atlanta Falcons placed a second-round tender on restricted free-agent WR Taylor Gabriel at $2.81 million Friday, March 3, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gabriel famously was cut loose by the Cleveland Browns prior to last season, only to emerge as a much-needed big-play threat for the Falcons' top-ranked scoring offense. The second-round tender will almost certainly keep them in Atlanta. Even with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan now in San Francisco, Gabriel should enter 2017 as a fantasy WR4.

Posted: 1/20/2017 1:14pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 20, and is not on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.
Huddle Up: Gabriel should be able to handle his normal workload against the Green Bay Packers even though he has dealt with the injury over the last few weeks. He should see a decent amount of targets during the game and can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

Posted: 1/18/2017 11:26am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) will be limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Huddle Up: Gabriel was able to play in the Divisional round game and should be ready for the NFC Championship game this week. He has been targeted at least six times in four of the last five games and can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in most leagues.

Posted: 1/14/2017 6:21pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel caught four of his six targets for 71 yards in a 36-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: There are a lot of mouths to feed in Atlanta's offense, but Gabriel's ability to turn a few catches into a bunch of yards has made him a quality fantasy starter.

Posted: 1/13/2017 2:23pm et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 13, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has been a contributor for fantasy owners this season and should receive a decent amount of targets during the playoff game this week. Gabriel can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option for fantasy owners.

Posted: 1/13/2017 8:06am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) practiced fully Friday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Gabriel was a bigger part of the offense down the stretch, but some of that can be attributed to Julio Jones' (toe) injury. Jones is back, and Gabriel is a flex option against the Seattle Seahawks.

Posted: 1/12/2017 8:18pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel is an 'every-down receiver,' according to head coach Dan Quinn, and Gabriel said he wants to show he is more than just a deep threat.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has emerged as a big-play weapon in Atlanta's offense, notching six touchdowns in his final eight games. Consider him a high-upside WR3 in the divisional round.

Posted: 1/12/2017 3:24pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (knee) logged his second straight full practice session on Thursday, Jan. 12.
Huddle Up: Despite missing Atlanta's regular season finale a couple of weeks ago, it looks like Gabriel will have no issues suiting up on Saturday. Given his mostly sizzling run to cap the campaign, the former Cleveland Brown could be a sneaky WR3 play in any format. Prior to missing Week 17, Gabriel registered 60 or more receiving yards in four of his previous six contests, while also finding the end zone five times over that span. Give him a look.

Posted: 1/11/2017 2:25pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has received two weeks to rest his foot and appears to be on track to play in the Divisional Round. He should receive a solid amount of targets during the game but should only be considered a No. 3 receiver or a flex option because of the tough matchup.

Posted: 1/2/2017 3:19pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) is expected to participate in practice this week, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Gabriel probably will be limited this week so the team can give him extra time to recover from his foot injury. Gabriel should see a decent amount of targets in the Divisional round playoff game and could be a flex option in daily fantasy leagues next week.

Posted: 12/31/2016 11:47am et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) is not dealing with a long-term injury. Quinn said Gabriel tried to prepare for Week 17 but was not healthy enough to play.
Huddle Up: Gabriel appears to have a decent chance to be ready for the playoffs, so owners should keep an eye on his practice participation over the next few weeks. Mohamed Sanu may receive more targets with Gabriel out and can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in Week 17.

Posted: 12/29/2016 10:44am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) will be a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 29, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Gabriel appears to have a decent chance to play in Week 17, but owners should monitor the situation. He has caught two touchdowns in the last three games and has been targeted at least five times in six of the last seven games. He can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option if he is active.

Posted: 12/28/2016 4:31pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Gabriel's status is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to monitor his situation during the week. He has been a solid contributor for the Falcons this season and can be at least a flex option if he plays.

Posted: 12/24/2016 3:46pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel posted just three receptions for 15 yards in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers. He was targeted four times.
Huddle Up: Gabriel's production was limited, and his targets down thanks to the return of Julio Jones and the fact Mohamed Sanu is getting healthy again down the stretch.

Posted: 12/23/2016 2:38pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has been a solid fantasy contributor over the last several weeks, but it is not known if he will lose any targets with Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu in the lineup. He should still have a decent role in the offense and can be a No. 3 receiver in leagues.

Posted: 12/22/2016 5:56pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: The speedy receiver has been delivering big plays on a weekly basis, and he is a high-upside WR3 in Week 16 against a vulnerable Carolina secondary.

Posted: 12/21/2016 4:16pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has been a great fantasy option for owners over the last month and has recorded five touchdowns in the last five games. He has also recorded at least 60 yards in four of the last five games. Gabriel can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

Posted: 12/18/2016 10:43pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (shoulder) left the Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a shoulder injury, but he was able to return and finish out. He posted three receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown in the win.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has five touchdowns over the past five games, and seven scores (six receiving, one rushing) over the past seven outings. He has emerged as a must-start WR2 in most fantasy leagues, but his targets could take a hit once Julio Jones is ready to return.