• Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 1/23/17 2:34pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's passer rating is 131.1 when he's in a clean pocket. That's the best rating in the NFL by more than 10 points.

    Huddle Up: Ryan is well deserving of the MVP award after his career year in which he threw for nearly 5,000 yards. He and the Falcons were one of the most potent offenses in the league this season and Ryan cemented himself as a low-end QB1 consideration for 2017 fantasy drafts.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/23/17 10:00pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones became one of three players in NFL history to have multiple postseason games with at least 180 receiving yards following his performance in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. The other two are retired WRs Jerry Rice and Fred Biletnikoff.

    Huddle Up: Jones continues to make his case as perhaps being the best receiver in all of pro football. There figures to be more than a healthy number of points scored in the upcoming Super Bowl, so it wouldn't be that surprising if Jones adds another such monstrous effort to this total.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 1/22/17 6:34am ET

    The Atlanta Falcons are expected to discuss a contract extension with QB Matt Ryan during the offseason, even though he still has two years remaining on his current contract, according to multiple sources. A potential extension could make him the highest-paid player in the league, surpassing Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's deal.

    Huddle Up: The 31-year-old Ryan posted career highs in passing yards (4,944) and touchdowns (38) during the 2016 season, while throwing just seven interceptions in 534 attempts. He is one of the leading candidates for the NFL MVP award and should be viewed as an elite option in all fantasy formats.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/22/17 1:03pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot, toe) is playing with two injured ligaments in his toe and another injured ligament in his foot.

    Huddle Up: Jones has been on the injury list for most of the second half of the season but has not missed much time because of the injury. Jones is one of the best receivers in the NFL and will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues next season.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 1/22/17 3:33pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 27-for-38 passing for 392 yards and four touchdown passes in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Green Bay Packers. . He did not throw an interception, and Ryan added a rushing score. His 392 yards rank second all-time in an NFL conference game, behind Ryan's 2012 performance of 396 yards.

    Huddle Up: Ryan has vaulted himself into the upper-echelon QB1 conversation for 2017 drafters, but it appears as though he will need to learn a new offense if coordinator Kyle Shanahan indeed takes the San Francisco 49ers' head coach position.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 1/22/17 4:04pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu landed five passes for 52 yards and scored a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Sanu proved to be a competent complement to Julio Jones this season and has WR4 appeal in deep drafts for 2017 leagues.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/22/17 3:53pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot, toe) caught nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, Jan. 22, in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. Jones had entered the game as a question mark after being a limited participant in practice Friday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: Despite playing with two torn toe ligaments and one in his foot, Jones looked just fine in all facets of the game. He is a lock for high draft placement in 2017 fantasy drafts after another strong season.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB
    Posted 1/22/17 4:29pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed 11 times for 29 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. Coleman added three catches for 35 yards.

    Huddle Up: Following a breakout year, Coleman will be sought after in 2017 fantasy drafts. His 11 offensive touchdowns shows versatility and lineup flexibility, but being so dependent on scoring also makes Coleman risky. Think RB3 territory in most setups.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 1/22/17 4:23pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 42 yards and caught four balls for another 42 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Freeman's versatility makes him an every-week start for conventional fantasy purposes. He figures to once again share reps in 2017 with Tevin Coleman and is a reasonable RB1 target for PPR formats.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/20/17 10:45am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) 'looked good' while getting in a full practice Friday, Jan. 20, and will not have any limitations in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Great news for Jones, the Falcons and any owners planning on using him in fantasy this weekend. Jones is expected to draw Ladarius Gunter in shadow coverage after the Packers' cornerback was used in the same fashion against Odell Beckham Jr. and Dez Bryant the past two weeks. Bryant dusted Gunter for nine catches, 132 yards and two touchdowns last week, so Jones could easily be the best fantasy play of the week.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR
    Posted 1/20/17 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.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/20/17 1:12pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) was officially limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, but is not listed on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Jones will be able to play against the Green Bay Packers and should be a big part of the team's passing game. He has posted at least 60 yards in each of the last four games and has a touchdown in back-to-back games. Owners in all leagues should consider Jones as a No. 1 receiver.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 1/19/17 7:19am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for 35 yards and a touchdown with four catches for 23 yards and another touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons were without Tevin Coleman, and it was a close game, but the team kind of gave up on the run. Without those two touchdowns, it would have been a poor fantasy output for Freeman. The Packers have allowed just 11.1 fantasy points per game to RBs in the playoffs and no touchdowns. Freeman has a tough matchup in the NFC title game, but he'll be in the second tier of RBs in playoff pools.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/19/17 10:17am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) will not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 19, but said he will be ready for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Jones recorded 67 yards and one touchdown in the Divisional round game and should see plenty of targets against the Green Bay Packers this week. Jones is a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all leagues even though he is dealing with the toe injury.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/18/17 10:30am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Jan. 18, by design, according to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. Jones will 'do more' later in the week, per Quinn.

    Huddle Up: The all-world receiver should be in fantasy lineups if he dresses, which is the expectation. Green Bay's secondary is abysmal, so even a hobbled Jones should find some room.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR
    Posted 1/18/17 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.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 1/17/17 4:21pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has six consecutive seasons of at least 4,000 passing yards. That's tied for the second longest streak in NFL history. He posted a franchise record 4,944 yards in 2016.

    Huddle Up: Ryan is a big reason why the Falcons are in the NFC title game. He's a top MVP candidate coming off a career season. Regression should be expected next season after such a marvelous campaign, but Ryan is still a QB1 consideration.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/16/17 9:20am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is expected to be limited during practice this week, but head coach Dan Quinn believes Jones will be 'ready to rock' for the NFC Championship Game.

    Huddle Up: Jones departed in the fourth quarter of the Falcons' Divisional Round victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, but it was quickly reported he could have remained in the game had Atlanta not been ahead by multiple scores. Along with Antonio Brown and Julian Edelman, Jones should be in the running for top fantasy receiver honors next weekend when he gets a crack at the Green Bay Packers' shorthanded secondary.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/15/17 9:16am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is expected to be ready for the NFC Championship game even though he was limited in the Divisional Round playoff game, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Jones may be limited during practice next week but should receive his normal workload in the NFC Championship game. He is one of the best receivers in the NFL and is a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/14/17 4:33pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) left the NFC Divisional Round game against the Seattle Seahawks with a foot injury. He is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: It is unclear whether or not Jones aggravated an existing toe sprain or suffered another injury. If his day is over, he will finish with six catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Taylor Gabriel, Mohamed Sanu and Justin Hardy will wrap up the game as the Falcons' top three receivers.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 1/14/17 4:50pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 26-of-37 for 338 yards and three touchdowns in a NFC Divisional Round win over the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Ryan took three sacks but was in total control of the Falcons' up-tempo attack otherwise, connecting with Julio Jones, Tevin Coleman and Mohamed Sanu for scores. He did nothing to hurt his argument for NFL MVP, while offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was brilliant once again in getting the matchups he wanted. Ryan should have another field day next week if Julio Jones can play, as neither the Dallas Cowboys nor the Green Bay Packers have enough on defense to hold this passing game in check.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 1/14/17 4:54pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman totaled 125 yards in a NFC Divisional Round win over the Seattle Seahawks, rushing for 45 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and adding four catches for 80 yards.

    Huddle Up: The rushing line isn't overly impressive, but Freeman did more than enough to make his DFS owners happy, scoring from a yard out in the third quarter. The highlight of his day was a 53-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter that set Atlanta up for a field goal on the drive after his score. Freeman will remain a very smart pick in all playoff formats next week regardless of whether the Falcons face the Dallas Cowboys or the Green Bay Packers.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB
    Posted 1/14/17 5:10pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for a game-high 57 yards on 11 carries and added three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Divisional Round against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Coleman showed his usual elite burst on more than one occasion. He scored out of the backfield on a 14-yard pass near the end of the first half on a well-designed route that got him free in the end zone after the receivers executed a scissors route, leaving him all by himself near the sideline. All Coleman remains behind Freeman in the rotation, he should continue to produce enough to be an effective DFS option in the NFC Championship game next week.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/14/17 5:58pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones' (foot) foot injury is not a cause for concern, according to head coach Dan Quinn, and Quinn said Jones could have returned against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Jan 14, if needed.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Jones should be just fine for the conference title game, and he is one of the most valuable fantasy assets at any position when he is on the field.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR
    Posted 1/14/17 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.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR
    Posted 1/13/17 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.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/13/17 8:05am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) practiced fully Friday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: He's good to go for the playoff matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Jones had a 7-139-1 line against the Seahawks in October, and he's a WR1 option in fantasy.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/13/17 2:20pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) 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: Jones will be a main target in the team's passing game even though he will be facing a tough Seattle secondary. He should be considered a No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues as long as he is healthy.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR
    Posted 1/13/17 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.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 1/12/17 3:17pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) was a full participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 12.

    Huddle Up: Jones missed a couple of games late in the season due to injury, but since returning in Week 16, he's looked like his normal self. In fact, he recorded 11 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown over his final two contests combined, while drawing 16 targets in the process. As is always the case, he'll be one of the more desirable WR1 options in all formats this weekend.

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