Antone Smith - RBPosted 10/29/14 10:34am ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) is going to be fine after suffering a stinger in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Smith is part of the Falcons' four-man backfield rotation, but he hasn't had a splash play in a couple of weeks so he's fallen off the fantasy radar.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 10/24/14 10:57am ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Huddle Up: Should Douglas go he'll be the Falcons' WR3 behind Julio Jones and Roddy White. If he's unable to play, expect Devin Hester to get more work with the offense.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 10/22/14 10:24am ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Douglas traveled to London with the team and hopes to play in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Douglas has been out for several games; in his stead, Devin Hester is getting more snaps on offense.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/22/14 6:18pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said he should be blamed for the team's offensive struggles, because he needs to make plays when given the chance. 'It starts with me,' Jones said. 'I got to go out there and make plays when they are presented to me. I got to go out there and catch the ball, be more of a deep threat. ... We are out there misreading or dropping balls. We have to fix that. It's nothing that the defense is doing, we have to fix that here.'
Huddle Up: Jones has been targeted 44 times over the last 4 games but has a modest 26 catches for 311 yards and no scores following a blazing 23-365-3 start in Weeks 1-3. He remains a WR1, but he's certainly overdue for a big game.
Matt Ryan - QBPosted 10/20/14 9:11pm ET
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was sacked five times as the team's offensive line continues to struggle with injuries and poor play. 'We had way too much pressure,' head coach Mike Smith said. 'Our quarterback was hit and sacked way too much. There were times where we really didn't have a chance to get the play off, and that's very difficult for a quarterback, and we have to do better with our protection.'
Huddle Up: After throwing for 3 scores in 3 of his first 4 games, Ryan has cooled considerably with only 3 TD passes total and 1 300-yard game over the last 3 weeks. The schedule doesn't bring any good news, either, as the Lions and their vastly improved D await Sunday in London.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 10/17/14 2:19pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is probable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Jones will be out there Sunday without out much limitation against the Ravens, and his fantasy owners will be hoping to see him in the end zone for the first time since Week 3.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 10/17/14 2:19pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) has been ruled out of the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: Douglas will miss a fourth straight game, meaning more No. 3 WR work for Devin Hester. That, however, has only translated into a combined 3 catches for 39 yards for Hester over the last 2 contests.
Roddy White - WRPosted 10/16/14 4:17pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said he knows has been off to a slow start this season and will try to improve his play. 'I've gotten off to a really slow start,' White said. 'Not one of my favorable years that I'm having. But I've got to turn my game around for our team to start playing better. I'm a leader on this team, and I haven't been going out there and playing like Roddy White football. I've got to get back to just being myself - go out there and just cut it loose - and whatever happens, happens.' White has dropped three passes on 39 targets this season, which is tied for fourth most among receivers.
Huddle Up: Over the Falcons' last 4 games, White has hardly been startable, totalling only 9 receptions for 139 yards and a TD on 24 targets. Sunday would be a good time to start his turnaround facing a Ravens' D that has surrendered the seventh most fantasy points to opposing WRs.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 10/10/14 6:30pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: This will be the third straight missed game for Douglas, meaning Devin Hester (7-86-1 over the last 2 weeks) is in play for flex or deeper-league starting consideration, provided he's not limited by his own injury (hammy) issue.
Antone Smith - RBPosted 10/7/14 3:04pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has earned more touches because of his play this season, head coach Mike Smith said this week.
Huddle Up: Overdue plan of action as Smith has racked up 277 yards and 4 TDs on only 17 touches so far. Make that doubly overdue given the overall lackluster fantasy production found in the Atlanta backfield since the start of last season. Give him a shot on your roster and see if the ATL coaches hold true to their word.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 10/3/14 4:21pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 3, and has been ruled out for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Douglas will miss a second straight game, meaning the extra looks will continue for No. 3 WR Devin Hester, who posted a 5-70-1 line last week in Minnesota.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 10/1/14 6:01pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: Douglas, one of many banged-up Falcons, has been sidelined since getting injured Sept. 18. The key, of course, will be getting on the field over the next two days.
William Moore - SPosted 9/30/14 4:42pm ET
Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (shoulder) was placed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: Yet another blow to already reeling Atlanta D as they'll now be without their veteran secondary leader for at least the next 6 weeks.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/26/14 10:23am ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring) will start the Week 4 game Sunday, Sept. 28, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Huddle Up: White missed Atlanta's blowout win of the Bucs, with Julio Jones blowing up and Harry Douglas scoring in his absence. White's return won't necessarily diminish expectations for Jones, but Atlanta's tertiary receivers are less likely to offer fantasy help this week.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/25/14 2:26pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring) said he believes he is ready to play in the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: White actually came close to playing in Week 3 but the short week wasn't in his favor. He's been limited in practices so far this week, but you'd figure the schedule -- i.e. extra rest -- will work in his favor this time around.
Roddy White - WRPosted 9/24/14 4:21pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring) is working off to the side with trainers during practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: White was a game-time inactive and missed the Week 3 rout of the Bucs but is expected to return this Sunday against the Vikings given the extra rest he's received. He'll have to show more Thursday and Friday, however, so check his status.
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.