Roddy White - WRPosted 2/5/16 11:10pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was praised by head coach Dan Quinn, and the team is leaning toward keeping White on the team in 2016. 'We are still going through it,' Quinn said Thursday, Feb. 4. 'We're getting there. We are not there yet, but we're getting close.'
Huddle Up: Of course, it's likely to hinge on $$$ as the 34-year-old wideout is due to count $6.14 million against the cap next season after catching a nine-year low 43 passes for 506 yards and one TD in 2015.
Roddy White - WRPosted 1/31/16 4:53pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White's future with the team has not yet been decided, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Huddle Up: White turned 34 last November and despite not missing a start last season for the first time since 2011, he finished with nine-year lows in receptions (43), yards (506) and TDs (1), and most signs point toward the Falcons seeking a younger, more productive complement to Julio Jones.
Roddy White - WRPosted 1/5/16 11:18pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said he wasn't interested in a pay cut to remain with the Falcons. He's due $4.25 million in 2016 and will count $6,043,750 against the salary cap.
Huddle Up: White turned 34 in November as he was posting his worst season (43-506-1) since 2007. Look for him to be playing elsewhere next season with the Falcons needing another younger and more productive target to play opposite Julio Jones next season.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 1/1/16 6:19pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Freeman, who has posted at least 90 total yards and scored in each of the last two weeks, should be fine for Sunday's game against the Saints, and a full effort will be needed with backup Tevin Coleman out again with a concussion.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/29/15 3:54pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has four games with at least 160 receiving yards this season. He needs one more such game to tie the record of five games with at least 160 yards held by Roy Green.
Huddle Up: Jones is enjoying by far the best season of his career and is pacing the league in targets (192), receptions (127) and yards (1,722) entering Week 17. He's also two points in back of Antonio Brown for the WR fantasy-points lead.
Matt Ryan - QBPosted 12/25/15 3:56pm ET
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has posted considerably better numbers throughout his career at home compared to on the road. In 60 career games at the Georgia Dome, Ryan has a 95.8 QB rating, having registered 97 touchdown passes versus just 46 interceptions while completing 66.8 percent of his passes. By comparison, Ryan has an 86.3 QB rating in his 64 starts away from home, completing 62.2 percent of passes to go with 102 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.
Huddle Up: This season, however, has been the exception as he's averaged 285.8 yards with eight TDs and seven interceptions on six home contests while averaging 279.5 yards with nine TDs and five picks in eight road dates. In short, it's added up to a sub-par season for Ryan all around.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 12/24/15 7:54pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman was not at practice Thursday, Dec. 24 after slipping in the shower at the team's facility Wednesday and suffering a concussion.
Huddle Up: More tough luck for the Falcons' rookie, and with the injury occurring mid-week, it's going to be tough for him to be able to play Sunday against the Panthers. Look for Terron Ward to back up Devonta Freeman.
Matt Ryan - QBPosted 12/15/15 10:52pm ET
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will be facing a Jacksonville Jaguars defense in Week 15 that has allowed the seventh-most passing yards (3,621) and touchdowns (24). They also have only seven interceptions as a team, which is tied for the third-fewest in football.
Huddle Up: Ryan and his fantasy owners certainly could use a big outing as the QB has failed to throw for either 300 yards and multiple TDs in three straight games.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/7/15 7:56pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, who had eight catches for 93 yards on the season in the Week 13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, failed to catch a touchdown for the fourth straight game. Jones seems frustrated with his red-zone role despite passing the 100-catch mark on the season. 'I don't know what we're getting down there. I don't know what the thinking is as far as if we're going to throw the jump balls or if we're going to run the ball or whatever look we're getting down there. We practice throughout the week throwing jump balls, throwing fades, throwing all these little things. But when the game comes, you never know what's going to come up,' Jones said. The Falcons went 1-for-3 in their red zone trips against Tampa Bay, and Jones was targeted four times in the red zone with two catches. However, he wasn't thrown to at all in five goal-to-go situations.
Huddle Up: It's all about the TDs as well for Jones' fantasy owners, and the WR only has delivered two scoring grabs on 68 total receptions over the last nine games.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 12/4/15 3:53pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was placed on Injured Reserve Friday, Dec. 4. WR Devin Hester (toe) was activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list.
Huddle Up: Hankerson was just unable to shake the hammy injury after a fast start, and the Falcons now welcome back the 33-year-old Hester who caught 38 passes for 504 yards and a two TDs a season ago. TE Jacob Tamme will also continue to see more targets with Hankerson done for the season.
Tevin Coleman - RBPosted 12/3/15 10:39am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is likely going to be back to the bench for the Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) cleared to play.
Huddle Up: Coleman was solid in relief of Freeman, but the Falcons are a better team with Freeman handling the bulk of the touches--particularly because of what he brings to the table as a receiver.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 12/2/15 3:36pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has been fully cleared from the concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said that Freeman won't take a lot of contact in practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Huddle Up: Barring some sort of setback, expect Freeman to re-assume his full starting duties -- he averaged 21.5 touches per game prior to sitting out last week -- when the Falcons visit the Bucs on Sunday.
Devonta Freeman - RBPosted 12/1/15 9:51pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to clear concussion protocol and return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Everyone will need to monitor his status in practices throughout the week, but it sounds like his return will be just in time for the final week of the fantasy regular season and the start of the playoffs in most leagues.
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.
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