Matt Bryant - PKPosted 11/27/15 5:27pm ET
Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Huddle Up: In case, you've plugged Bryant in and have just been rolling with the Falcons' kicker, it time to hit the waiver wire after Bryant's Wednesday-practice injury, and maybe the answer is the newly-signed Shayne Graham, who will be suiting up for his 10th team in 15 seasons.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 11/27/15 5:27pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Huddle Up: With Freeman missing his first full game of the season, the Falcons will turn to rookie Tevin Coleman, who rushed for only 48 yards on 17 carries after taking over for Freeman last week. The third-round pick will have to get a better grip on the ball after losing two fumbles over his last five outings.
Matt Bryant - PKPosted 11/26/15 11:28am ET
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (quadriceps) injured his quadriceps in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: While Bryant hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings the Falcons have reportedly signed Shayne Graham as insurance. Great, now you need to worry about your kicker decision this weekend.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 11/26/15 11:28am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't practice Thursday, Nov. 26, and the team is preparing to play without him in Week 12, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Tevin Coleman would see the bulk of the work in Freeman's absence. It's a tough matchup with a very good Vikings run defense, but volume of touches at least gets Coleman on the fantasy radar this week.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 11/25/15 5:02pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is still in the first phase of the concussion protocol and didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as it's the Falcons first practice of the week, and Freeman owners are likely going to have to wait until at least Friday to get a better idea about his Week 12 status.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 11/23/15 3:21pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is off to a good start in the NFL-mandated concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Freeman will have to pass all the concussion tests and get cleared to play before Sunday. If he can't go, Tevin Coleman will get the start versus the Vikings.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 11/20/15 3:45pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) will play Sunday, Nov. 22, against the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Hankerson, who had 22 catches for 291 yards and two TDs in the Falcons' first six games, last played in Week 7, and his return will give Matt Ryan another weapon and likely steal some the big target numbers of late away from TE Jacob Tamme.
Matt Ryan - QBPosted 11/19/15 9:20am ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) returned to the practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Nov. 18, and QB Matt Ryan was very glad to have one of his weapons back. 'Hank has had a great year for us when he's been able to go,' Ryan said, 'and I think having him back opens up a lot of things for everybody. It makes us a better offense.'
Huddle Up: Hankerson has had success as Atlanta's WR2, and the offense has struggled somewhat while he's been out with an injury. Should he be back this week he'll have a definite opportunity to contribute against an Indianapolis secondary that has struggled to cover secondary receivers.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 11/18/15 7:26pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Hankerson is expected back this week after missing two games with a hamstring injury. He'll be a WR4 against the Colts.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 11/17/15 8:27pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, who has 80 catches and is averaging a league-best 114.3 receiving yards per game, could draw Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Even with the Falcons just coming off their bye, Jones ranks second among all fantasy WRs with 139 points, but his second-half schedule is far from ideal, starting with Davis and continuing with the Panthers stud CB Josh Norman (twice) and the Vikings' stout secondary. Jones is a possible sell-high candidate if you can get a potent package in return.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 11/16/15 12:19pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: Hankerson is expected to play this week and will resume his role as the Falcons second receiver with Roddy White struggling. He's a solid add this week for bench depth if you need help at receiver.
Roddy White - WRPosted 11/8/15 10:48pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said he would like to more involved in the offense following a 17-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9.
Huddle Up: White can say he wants the ball more but the bottom line is he's not the same receiver anymore at the age of 34. White wasn't able to take advantage of Leonard Hankerson being out the last couple of weeks and now Hankerson is expected back after the Falcons' bye. White is droppable in all leagues.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 11/6/15 5:50pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) missed practice for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 6, and has been ruled out for Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Hankerson, the early-season fantasy flash, will miss a second straight game meaning more looks for rookie Justin Hardy, TE Jacob Tamme and Roddy White.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 10/30/15 4:10pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) has officially been ruled out in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Hankerson will miss his first game of the season after failing to catch a pass last Sunday in Tennessee, meaning more looks for Roddy White, Nick Williams and TE Jacob Tamme on Sunday against the Bucs and their sagging secondary which was blistered by Kirk Cousins a week ago.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 10/29/15 5:09pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) did not practice for a second consecutive day Thursday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Following a 17-240-2 start in the Falcons' first four games, Hankerson only has five catches for 50 yards and no scores the last three contests and is certainly droppable if you need immediate WR help.
Justin Hardy - WRPosted 10/28/15 2:08pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy, who has been inactive in all seven games so far, could see his first action in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) day-to-day. QB Matt Ryan fully expects Hardy to make an impact on offense at some point this year.
Huddle Up: Hardy, a fourth-round pick out of East Carolina, finished as the Falcons' second-leading receiver in the preseason with 11 catches for 130 yards and is a player to watch if you need deeper-league WR help.
Matt Ryan - QBPosted 10/27/15 7:16pm ET
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he's completely healthy and is feeling fine physically despite throwing four interceptions and losing two fumbles in the last three games. Ryan posted quarterback ratings of just 55.1 and 64.7 against the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans, respectively, and he completed three of nine passes for 18 yards in the red zone in those games. He said his recent off-target throws aren't because of arm soreness, and Ryan hopes to improve his footwork. He has 2,002 passing yards in seven games for nine touchdowns and six interceptions while being sacked 14 times. Ryan ranks 17th among the top 25 quarterbacks with a passer rating of 88.9.
Huddle Up: The Falcons' WR injury issues haven't helped either as Julio Jones was slowed after his fast start while Leonard Hankerson has been in and out of the lineup with a hamstring issue. The Falcons' next two games are against two teams (the Bucs and 49ers) which rank in the league's bottom quarter in terms of the most fantasy points allowed to opposing QBs so let's see if Ryan can rebound before the team's Week 10 bye.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 10/21/15 5:41pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring, ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Much of the focus of late has been on the health of fellow wideout Julio Jones, but Hankerson's pesky health issues have curtailed his production the last two games as her he's caught a combined five passes for 50 yards. See if he's able to do more in practice the next couple of days.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/19/15 12:57pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) didn't have any setbacks in the Week 6 game and looks healthy moving forward, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Jones has been hampered by a few minor injuries but his lower production lately has more to do with the emergence of Devonta Freeman. Jones remains a Top 3 fantasy WR.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 10/16/15 12:33am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 13 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown and eight catches for 56 yards and another TD Thursday, Oct. 15 in a 31-21 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 6.
Huddle Up: That's 695 yards from scrimmage and eight TDs fro Freeman over his last four games, not to mention 25 receptions. He's running away with the fantasy points lead and shows no signs of slowing with the likes of the Niners, Bucs (twice), Jaguars and Saints still remaining on the schedule. If you still want to sell high on Freeman, go for it but make sure you get plenty in return.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/14/15 4:25pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring, toe) will play in Week 6 Thursday, Oct. 15, against the New Orleans Saints. However, the team will monitor his 'pitch count,' according to a source.
Huddle Up: After opening the season with 34 catches for 440 yards and four TDs in his first three games, Jones definitely has appeared limited in the last two games with nine receptions for 105 yards and no scores, and the quick turnaround this week definitely hasn't helped. You're still starting Jones any time he's active, but temper your fantasy expectations Thursday night.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/13/15 9:13am ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring, toe) is uncertain to play Thursday, Oct. 15, against the New Orleans Saints in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Jones appeared limited in Atlanta's Week 5 game, but the Falcons found enough other weapons to keep their perfect record intact. If Jones can't go, look for Roddy White to regain fantasy value. Leonard Hankerson could also be a bigger helper if his rib injury isn't limiting him. Jacob Tamme saw a ginormous uptick in targets last week, so Matt Ryan may go back to him as well. And then, of course, there's Devonta Freeman...
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 10/13/15 9:57pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (ribs) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: The rib issue forced Hankerson to leave the Falcons' Week 5 game early. And even though he was able to return to the game, he finished with a season-worst one catch for 13 yards. The short week isn't helping this week so even if he's able to play Thursday night, temper your fantasy expectations.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 10/12/15 8:54am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) returned to the lineup in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins, but he had just two rushes for three yards and no receptions.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile Devonta Freeman continued his success, making the Atlanta backfield less of a committee and more of a dictatorship with Freeman at the helm and Coleman as the caddy.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/12/15 10:15pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring, toe) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Jones has missed most of the Falcons' practices the last two weeks while playing limited in two games, and the short week leading into Thursday night's game in New Orleans will present an extra challenge. Monitor his status closely the next few days.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/10/15 12:37pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe, hamstring) is expected to play in the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins even though he is listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Jones' status wasn't really in doubt and reports said he's running fine in practice. Jones is locked in as fantasy football's top WR this week.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/9/15 3:47pm ET
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.
Huddle Up: Jones had a stunningly quiet outing (4-38) in the Week 4 rout of the Texans, but that likely means he's due for an explosion Sunday against Washington which comes in allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 10/9/15 6:16pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) will play in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins after missing the last two games.
Huddle Up: Lost in all the Devonta Freeman hoopla, it was Coleman, the third-round rookie, who opened the season as the Falcons' starter and performed solidly, rushing for 112 yards and a TD oin 29 carries in the first game-plus before injuring his ribs. That said, it's Freeman's gig until announced otherwise, and Coleman figures to be limited to 8-10 touches per game.
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.
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