Jacob Tamme - TEPosted 10/8/15 4:53pm ET
Atlanta Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: That's two straight days of full participation for Tamme, who's looking like he'll get a green light Sunday after sitting out Week 4.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 10/8/15 5:05pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: The rookie has missed two straight games and likely will need to up his participation level Friday to avoid sitting out a third. Whenever he does return, though, he'll obviously play second fiddle to the red-hot Devonta Freeman.
Roddy White - WRPosted 10/6/15 5:41pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White is frustrated but said there's nothing to get mad about in regards to his slow start this season. White said all he can do is run the routes he's supposed to run and do his job. He added that he knows he'll get his chances because of how defenses will play against their offense. White's streak of 130 games with a catch ended in Week 4.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be-34-year-old wideout only has been targeted 13 times and has six catches for 92 yards -- with only two grabs for eight yards coming in the last three games -- as newcomer Leonard Hankerson has overtaken him for the No. 2 role behind Julio Jones. Don't be surprised if White has a big game or two coming up, but he's likely not going to be productive enough on a week-to-week basis to be of fantasy use.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 10/5/15 4:31pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) could return to practice this week, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Coleman but when he returns he'll be relegated to backup duty. Devonta Freeman is the clear feature back and a weekly RB1 for fantasy owners.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 10/4/15 8:55pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson had six catches for a team-high 103 yards and a touchdown in a 48-21 win over the Houston Texans in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Hankerson is now officially the No. 2 receiver in Atlanta. It's been three weeks that he's out-produced Roddy White. Hankerson should be added in all leagues, while White can be safely dropped.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 10/2/15 5:55pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) has been ruled out of the team's Week 4 game against the Houston Texans. Meanwhile, RB Devonta Freeman (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is listed as probable.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as the rookie is dealing with cracked ribs and will miss a second straight game. On the fantasy flip side, it's another bright green light for Freeman owners as they anticipate the follow-up to his monster 193-total-yard, three-TD explosion last Sunday in Dallas.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 10/1/15 4:47pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (rib) was held out of practice Thursday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: The rookie has sat out both of the team's practices this week, and the Falcons certainly aren't going to rush him back before he's ready after fellow RB Devonta Freeman's huge game last Sunday.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/1/15 4:47pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones isn't dealing with turf toe, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said Jones will be 'ready to rock' in Week 4 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Jones has been fantasy's MVP through the first three weeks, and while he's been limited during practices, he's clearly shown no signs of health issues during games. And that might be the best hope right now for opposing defenses.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 9/25/15 3:37pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (rib) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: That means second-year RB Devonta Freeman will get the start and the lion's share of the team's RB touches Sunday against the Cowboys. He's a high-end flex consideration in most leagues.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 9/24/15 1:17pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (rib) can play with his cracked rib because it's not displaced and a threat to puncturing his lung or affected his respiratory system. The Falcons will have to consider the options for reducing his level of pain and heavily padding his rib cage. 'The more common scenario is if there is pain associated with the rib fracture and that pain can limit a person from taking a deep breath,' Dr. Vernon B. Williams, the director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine in Los Angeles said. 'If you are exerting yourself and you've got to take deep breaths, which most of us do, when we are exerting ourselves, the pain associated with the cracked rib can be difficult and kind of shorten your inspiration. There are different ways to (reduce pain.) Oral medications, anti-inflammatory medications and pain medications can be helpful. There are now some topical agents that are sometimes used like a local anesthetic patch that can be applied over the skin in that area.'
Huddle Up: It's hard to imagine the Falcons sending the rookie back out a week after the injury, with second-year back Devonta Freeman able to take on the No. 1 load and Terron Ward available for spot duty. And if Coleman does play, his snaps will certainly be limited so look elsewhere this week for RB options.
Devin Hester - WRPosted 9/23/15 3:40pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) has been dealing with turf toe, and it's kept him out of the first two games of the season. It seems unlikely that he'd return in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. Turf toe injuries can take up to four weeks to heal.
Huddle Up: This hurts the Falcons in the return game the most as newcomer Leonard Hankerson (8-93-1 so far on 15 targets) has been solid as the team's No. 3 WR
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 9/22/15 4:54pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to start against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 with RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) possibly out a couple of games.
Huddle Up: The second-year back did score what proved to be the winning TD last week, but he's been lacking in efficiency, averaging less than 2 yards per carry (43 yards on 22 rushes) but has been the team's best pass-catching threat out of the backfield with seven receptions for 63 yards. Terron Ward is projected to move into the No. 2 spot.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 9/21/15 3:11pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (rib) suffered a fractured rib during the team's Week 2 game and is expected to miss a few weeks depending on his pain threshold, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Coleman had a firm grasp on the starting job but now that he's sidelined, Devonta Freeman will take over as Atlanta's lead back. Coleman should regain his starting job once he's healthy.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 9/16/15 6:27pm ET
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (leg) is feeling sore due to playing on turf in Week 1, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. Jones is not practicing Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Sounds like nothing more than a deserved break for one of the true fantasy studs of Week 1. Expect him back on the practice field Thursday and near the top of the Week 2 WR fantasy rankings in all formats.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 9/16/15 11:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 16, and there is a good chance he could rest the remainder of the week. However, he is still expected to be ready for the Week 2 game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Jones isn't expected to be in any danger of missing Sunday's game but this is still a situation to monitor. Jones is a Top 3 WR as long as he's active.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/12/15 3:01pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) is listed as probable against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: White will suit up against the Eagles on Monday night. Philadelphia gave up the most fantasy points to receivers last year. White is a solid WR3 option this week.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 9/12/15 6:11pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is listed as probable against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Freeman will play against the Eagles but rookie Tevin Coleman is getting the start. It's best to take a wait and see approach with Freeman in Week 1. There are better fantasy options out there.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/10/15 6:40pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: White underwent a minor surgical procedure on his elbow a few weeks ago but looks like he'll be able to play Monday against the Eagles, pumping the brakes on the fantasy momentum of backups Leonard Hankerson and Justin Hardy.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 9/10/15 6:48pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 10. He still expects to play, however, in Week 1.
Huddle Up: It's been a slow recovery for the second-year RB, who will open the season behind rookie third-round pick Tevin Coleman on the Falcons' RB depth chart.
Andy Levitre - OGPosted 9/9/15 9:30am ET
Atlanta Falcons OG Andy Levitre restructured his deal and is due $23.25 million through 2018 instead of $27.3 million. He has no guaranteed money past 2015. His 2015 salary was reduced from $6.5 million to $1.5 million with a $5.5 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Levitre signed his big deal with the Titans but never quite fit there; we'll see if Atlanta is a better schematic fit. If the Falcons get Buffalo-era Levitre it will be a huge boost to their retooled offensive line.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 9/8/15 5:22pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is listed as the Week 1 starter over RB Devonta Freeman on the team's official depth chart.
Huddle Up: It looks like the rookie third-round pick has won the starting job by default with Freeman sidelined all preseason with an ailing hamstring. Still, Freeman is said to be improving and is expected to play in the Falcons' season opener Monday, Sept. 14. In other words, Coleman needs a solid-to-strong start to hold on to the No. 1 gig.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/8/15 5:51pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) returned to practice Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: A good step for the veteran White, who saw only eight snaps in the entire preseason, but his Week 1 stats remains TBD as we'll have to wait and see what he's able to do in practice this week.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 9/4/15 10:01am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman had eight rushes for 56 yards in a 20-19 preseason victory against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: Devonta Freeman has been named the starter, but Coleman's preseason debut reminds fantasy owners of his explosiveness--and demonstrate that it won't be long before he takes the lead in the Falcons' backfield committee.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 9/3/15 11:09pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) did not dress for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, rookie third-rounder Tevin Coleman did and rushed for 56 yards on eight carries, with a long gain of 26, and looks to be in line to open the season as the Falcons' starter.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 9/2/15 6:35pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is expected to miss the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, but has not been ruled out at this point.
Huddle Up: That would mean the second-year back would have missed the entire preseason and would set up rookie third-round pick Tevin Coleman as the Week 1 starter.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for two yards on four carries during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Coleman missed the first two preseason games because of a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Yikes -- not exactly an impressive debut but then again the Falcons' run game as a whole has been abysmal this preseason, averaging only 50 yards a game and 1.9 yards per attempt -- both easily league lows. Coleman currently owns an ADP of 88 -- 29th among RBs -- and even if you get him there, it's a pick based largely on upside and opportunity.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 8/29/15 4:12pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: Freeman returned to practice this week but still isn't healthy enough to play in a game. Rookie Tevin Coleman is expected to play, so he could take the lead in the race for the starting running back job with a strong performance.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 8/29/15 7:21pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones agreed to terms with the team Saturday, Aug. 29, on a five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million, according to a source. The deal includes $47 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Jones' new contract now makes him the highest paid receiver in the NFL, putting him slightly ahead of Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas. Jones can now focus all of his attention on football. He's getting Top 10 consideration in a majority of fantasy drafts this year.
Roddy White - WRPosted 8/27/15 5:30pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: No surprise here with the veteran wideout just coming off elbow surgery. The Falcons are hopeful he'll be ready to return for the regular-season opener, but that's certainly not a certainty right now.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 8/27/15 5:43pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is expected to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick, who has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury the first week of training camp, looks as if he's a little ahead of fellow starting candidate Devonta Freeman, who has been out with his own hammy issue, and is ready to make his NFL debut. A strong performance Saturday night in Miami could definitely tilt the scales in his favor.
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