Harry Douglas - WRPosted 9/20/14 10:28am ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) had his MRI come back negative on the injured foot he suffered Thursday, Sept. 18. The team will not update his status until sometime next week.
Huddle Up: Looks like Douglas may avoid a serious foot injury and has extra time to recover from the Thursday night injury.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/18/14 6:34pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring) isn't expected to be active for the Week 3 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Sept. 18, in the opinion of CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora.
Huddle Up: Other sources are starting to confirm this earlier report, but none are definitive. So it remains "likely" the Falcons sit White in tonight's game and roll with Harry Douglas and Devin Hester behind Julio Jones.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/18/14 7:53pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: White is unable to go after a hamstring injury cropped up early in the week and kept him out of practice. In the meantime, it's bump up for Harry Douglas and Devin Hester and even TE Levine Toilolo complementing top target Julio Jones.
Devin Hester - WRPosted 9/18/14 10:44pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester left the Week 3 game in the second quarter Thursday, Sept. 18 because of cramps, but came back into the contest in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Before leaving, Hester scored a pair of TDs, including a 62-yard punt return that established him as the NFL's all-time leader in return scores. He also scored on a 20-yard end-around rush but was not targeted in the passing game in the first half.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 9/18/14 10:44pm ET
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas suffered a foot injury in the second quarter Thursday, Sept. 19 and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Douglas, who was started in a number of leagues with Roddy White out, caught both of targets for 14 yards and a 3-yard TD in the first quarter, but didn't look limping off the field. Updates should be forthcoming.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/17/14 3:45pm ET
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 3 unless a dramatic occurrence happens between now and the game.
Huddle Up: White didn't practice all week and is officially listed as questionable for Thursday night's contest. Still, the concern for fantasy owners is that White plays but is used more as a decoy at something significantly less than 100 percent. Weigh this possibility when setting your WR lineup.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/16/14 4:05pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring) is not practicing Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: That's 2 missed practices in 2 days this week for White so things are starting to look somewhat sketchy for Thursday night's game against the Bucs. However, don't write off the veteran's chances just yet as this wouldn't be the first time he's missed practice and still played that week.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 9/16/14 4:30pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Strong sign after Jones was limited Monday, so expect to have the wideout at or near full strength Thursday night. That might be especially important to the Atlanta passing game as fellow wideout Roddy White (hammy) has been unable to practice at all so far this week.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/15/14 11:11pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was listed as missing practice Monday, Sept. 15, due to a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: It's new issue for White, who has been dealing with a knee injury, and a short week for the Falcons, who host the Bucs on Thursday. See if White can get on the field Tuesday or Wednesday.
Matt Ryan - QBPosted 9/8/14 11:01am ET
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for a team record 448 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 1 overtime win against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Sept. 7. He also eclipsed the team record for career touchdown passes (156), surpassing Steve Bartkowski (154).
Huddle Up: Ryan stepped up in the shootout with the Saints, his passing numbers helped in part by the Falcons' inability to generate much of anything on the ground. That's likely to be a familiar refrain going forward, and with Julio Jones and Roddy White to throw to Ryan appears poised for a strong fantasy season.
Steven Jackson - RBPosted 9/4/14 2:09pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) does not appear on the team's Week 1 injury report.
Huddle Up: With Jackson's age and his absence the entire preseason, his ADP fell to 34th among RBs, but if healthy -- and that remains the key question -- he'll almost certainly outperform his RB3/RB4 status.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 8/29/14 12:46am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 12 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 45 yards during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: The rookie out of Florida State impressed this preseason in Steve Jackson's total absence, and figures to be in line to get the starting call should Jackson's hammy issues linger into next week.
Pat Angerer - LBPosted 8/29/14 3:11pm ET
The Atlanta Falcons released LB Pat Angerer on Friday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: The talented but injury-addled LB was thought to have a shot with LB Sean Weatherspoon out for the season, but team obviously has liked what it's seen from it's young LBs
Steven Jackson - RBPosted 8/28/14 6:36pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) could play a few snaps in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28 to test out his injured hamstring, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.
Huddle Up: Jackson has fantasy GMs more than a little leery as he's been a preseason spectator so far. In the ADP ranks, he's fallen to 34th among RBs.
Steven Jackson - RBPosted 8/25/14 3:28pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Jackson sat out all preseason but he should be ready to go for Week 1. However, he'll be nothing more than a flex option against the Saints.
Steven Jackson - RBPosted 8/21/14 3:41pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Fantasy buyers beware . . .
Steven Jackson - RBPosted 8/19/14 5:41pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Jackson has been doing some work on the side but evidently still isn't ready to practice full-go. The NFL's active career rushing leader is currently being drafted as a low-end RB3 (36th-highest ADP), while rookie Devonta Freeman's draft stock keeps climbing.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 8/19/14 8:10pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: No worries as it was simply a rest day for the WR, who caught 2 of his 4 targets for 20 yards last Saturday in his 2014 debut.
Sam Baker - OTPosted 8/17/14 2:02pm ET
Atlanta Falcons OT Sam Baker suffered a torn patella tendon in his right knee Saturday, Aug. 16, according to the early diagnosis. If tests confirm that diagnosis, Baker would likely miss the entire 2014 season.
Huddle Up: Continued bad news for the Falcons and Baker, who missed all but 4 games last season with a knee injury, contributing to the Falcons yielding the 10th-most sacks (44) in the league. Nothing's official, but the money is on 6th-overall pick Jake Matthews moving over from RT to protect Matt Ryan's blindside.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 8/14/14 11:51pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) expects to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Expect the snaps to be strongly curtailed for the wideout, who will be seeing his first game action since Week 5 of last season.
Steven Jackson - RBPosted 8/13/14 10:30am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: The veteran running back has been bothered by hamstring issues all camp, giving the Falcons (and fantasy owners) an extended look at rookie Devonta Freeman.
Antone Smith - RBPosted 8/11/14 10:54am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith will get more work in the coming days in an effort to get into the offense.
Huddle Up: With Steven Jackson nicked, the Falcons need to test-drive some options. If Devonta Freeman proves to be not quite ready for a feature back role, Smith could work his way into the rotation and be a low-end fantasy factor. It's worth noting that Smith averaged 29(!) yards per carry in limited work last year and had a couple big plays called back during the preseason opener.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 8/11/14 8:38pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman left practice early Monday, Aug. 11 and didn't return after suffering an undisclosed injury. “I don’t know exactly what happened,” Falcons coach Mike Smith told the Atlanta-Journal-Constitution. “He left the field and was not able to come back out. I don’t think it’s anything serious. But we’ll know a little more in the next hour or two.”
Huddle Up: Keep a close eye on this as the fourth-round pick is considered to be the top backup to the injury-idled Steven Jackson. And if Freeman's injury does turn out to be something serious, Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers would see a real sudden bump in value.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 8/11/14 11:46pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman didn't have any protective gear on his body after practice Monday, Aug. 11, and initial reports are that the heat forced him to exit early.
Huddle Up: No injury issues, just a draining lesson hopefully learned for the rookie.
Devin Hester - WRPosted 8/7/14 4:26pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester could become a weapon on offense, because he has worked with the wide receivers during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. 'I've been very happy, as have all of the coaches, with how Devin has taken to the wide receiver stuff. [Wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie] has done an awesome job with him and the other receivers have helped him. Devin is going to be an exciting player, definitely a weapon that we added in the offseason that's going to help.'
Huddle Up: Stop reading if you've heard this before. Hester has had his moments playing WR, but they peaked 5 years ago with a career-high 57 catches for 757 yards. In the 4 seasons since he's totaled 89 receptions and 1,086 receiving yards, but none of that came last year as he was strictly a return man for the Bears. Don't expect many offensive looks in Atlanta -- unless injury calamities befall Roddy White and Julio Jones for a second straight season.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 8/7/14 10:18pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has been performing well during training camp but has to improve his pass protection, according to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. 'I think that's the biggest adjustment for a running back going from college to the NFL,' Koetter said. 'He had a great college career but teams try to test rookie running backs. They've got those big outside linebackers. There's a lot of protections, there's a lot of calls. There's a learning curve. He's on the right track.'
Huddle Up: With veteran Steven Jackson sidelined (again) by a balky hammy, the fourth-round pick is getting a good run with the Falcons' first unit right out of the gate, and pass pro, of course, is atop the must-improve list for any rookie RB.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 7/31/14 11:59pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is working with a restricted snap count during training camp and is wearing special shoes designed to take stress of the bone that he fractured in his right foot last season.
Huddle Up: As fully expected, Jones is taking it slow along the comeback trail. Expect his exhibition game snaps to be limited as well.
Pat Angerer - LBPosted 7/31/14 11:59pm ET
Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer suffered a head injury during practice Tuesday, July 29, and has yet to be cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Just the latest setback for the star-crossed LB who is trying to help fill the void created by Sean Weatherspoon's season-ending injury earlier in camp.
Steven Jackson - RBPosted 7/29/14 8:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson injured his hamstring Monday, July 28, which is why he wasn't practicing Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Mike Smith said Jackson will be ready for the team's first preseason game.
Huddle Up: Something to definitely monitor as Jackson missed 4 full games last season and finished with a career season lows in rushing yards (543) and yards from scrimmage (734).
Pat Angerer - LBPosted 7/29/14 8:08pm ET
Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer left practice Tuesday, July 29, with an undisclosed injury. Angerer reportedly appeared to be favoring his right leg.
Huddle Up: Angerer was brought in to ease the pain over Sean Weatherspoon's season-ending injury, but the former Colt isn't without his own injury issues, having missed a combined 10 games over his last 2 seasons in Indy. Keep an eye out for further updates.
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