Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/17/14 4:33pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) is not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Falcons coach Mike Smith is getting fed up with the constant questions about Jones, saying Wednesday that the pre-game active/inactive list will do his talking. In the meantime, it's an elimination game for the Falcons on Sunday so expect every effort to be made to have Jones ready, and that likely includes holding him out of early-week practices.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/16/14 11:46pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) is expected to be ready to play in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints. However, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter indicated the possibility exists that Jones could sit for a second straight game. 'It's hard when you don't know for sure if a guy is going to play no matter if it's Julio or not Julio,' Koetter said Tuesday, Dec. 16. 'We kind of have to have a contingency both ways. We have some 'what if Julio plays' and some 'what if Julio does not play.' We have both. That's one of the hardest things about not knowing if one of your best guys is going to go.'
Huddle Up: Those Jones owners who survived without the big-play wideout Sunday will have to see how he progresses throughout the week, and it very likely could come down to another game-time decision next Sunday.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/15/14 3:14pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) is expected to be ready to play in Week 16, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners shouldn't count their chickens just yet. Smith has mislead us before when it comes to injury information. Harry Douglas is still firmly on the fantasy radar until it's confirmed Jones will start.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/13/14 5:55pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) can barely run and would be used as a decoy if plays Sunday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Jones is sounding like he's a non-start this week despite a favorable matchup against a weak Steelers secondary. Unfortunately for fantasy owners still in the playoffs, the injury comes at a terrible time but Jones simply can't be trusted even if he's in the starting lineup. He would be a risky start for owners who have other viable options available.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/12/14 2:32pm ET
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) is questionable for the team's Week 15 game. Jones did not practice Friday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Jones remains a game-time decision, and we'd definitely be feeling better about his prospects if he had been able to do a least a little something Friday. Jones owners should definitely have their backup plans in order, and Harry Douglas certainly isn't a bad option.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/11/14 2:47pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) didn't practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 11 and will be a game-time decision for Week 15, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Huddle Up: At least it's an early kickoff for Jones' fantasy owners, who hopefully were able to pick up Harry Douglas just in case.
Roddy White - WRPosted 12/10/14 2:01pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) played 63 of 67 offensive snaps in Week 14, and head coach Mike Smith conceded White is not 100 percent healthy. "Roddy is a guy that's going to fight through injury, and he was injured," Smith said. "He's had an ankle injury. He played, by the way, the most snaps of any wide receiver in the game (Monday) night. It's hard to keep him out."
Huddle Up: White is coming off a 3-42-1 performance on five targets and remains a solid WR option as long as he's suiting up.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/10/14 4:04pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: No real surprise as the team's first practice of the week comes only 2 days after Jones was hurt Monday night, and coach Mike Smith said Wednesday that he's hopeful the WR will be able to play against the Steelers. Definitely stay tuned ...
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/9/14 12:18am ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) left early in the fourth quarter and didn't return after suffering a hip injury Monday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: Jones' fantasy owners are hoping it's a strain more than anything as their man came through with a career game for the second straight week, hauling in 11 of his game-high 17 targets for an Atlanta single-game record 259 yards and a TD in the Falcons' 43-37 loss. Working against Jones, of course, will be the short week leading into Sunday's game with the Steelers, and we'll have to stay on top of practice reports coming out of Georgia in a few days.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 12/9/14 7:57pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones could still play this week after suffering a hip injury late in Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Mike Smith said he's hopeful that Jones will be able to play, but added that how much practice time Jones gets this week remains to be seen.
Huddle Up: Being without Jones this week would be a crushing blow to many fantasy owners who have ridden his spectacular 21-448-2 showing over the last 2 weeks. Stay tuned ...
Roddy White - WRPosted 12/8/14 8:22pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) is active for the team's Week 14 game Monday, Dec. 8 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: White is coming off his first missed game of the season but had 37 receptions for 409 yards and 3 TDs over his previous five contests. He could see a lot of work with the Falcons expected to be trying to keep up with the high-powered Pack.
Roddy White - WRPosted 12/6/14 1:34pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 14 but fully expects to play in the game.
Huddle Up: White plays on Monday night but it looks like fantasy owners can expect him to suit up against the Packers. He'll be a WR3 this week for fantasy playoffs.
Roddy White - WRPosted 12/5/14 6:44pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: If White can't practice again Saturday, it would be wise to roll with another option Sunday with the Falcons not playing until Monday night. If you prefer to wait, though, pick up Harry Douglas or Packers' rookie Devante Adams if they're available.
Roddy White - WRPosted 12/4/14 2:36pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) said he will not practice Thursday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: It's only the Falcons' first practice of the week with the team not playing until Monday night, but if White -- who sat out Week 13 -- can't get on the field or do much over the next couple days, start making plans to be without him for a second straight game.
Roddy White - WRPosted 12/1/14 5:15pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) is expected to play in Week 14, according to head coach Mike Smith, who said White's ankle sprain isn't as bad as the high ankle sprain he suffered last year.
Huddle Up: If White can't go, harry Douglas will get the start again. Douglas would be a flex option against Green Bay if White misses another game.
Roddy White - WRPosted 11/28/14 2:50pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: The Falcons have said they expect White to play Sunday, but it looks that will be determined in a game-time decision. It even gets murkier considering the Falcons have a late-afternoon kickoff this week so make your WR plans accordingly.
Roddy White - WRPosted 11/27/14 4:47pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: White missed a second straight day of practice, but the Falcons are confident he'll be able to get in some work Friday and play Sunday against the Cards.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 11/21/14 6:21pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (illness) fully participated in practice, Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Jones was back after a two-day battle with a nasty bug and should be good to go Sunday against the Browns.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 11/20/14 3:48pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (illness) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. It appears like Jones will still be ready for the team's Week 12 game.
Huddle Up: Sounds like a bug is making the rounds in Atlanta, but go ahead and count on having Jones available Sunday, especially if he can return to practice Friday.
Steven Jackson - RBPosted 11/20/14 4:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson was out of practice with an illness Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Perhaps it's the same bug which has sidelined Julio Jones the past 2 days, but both should be good to go for Sunday's home date with the Browns.
Julio Jones - WRPosted 11/19/14 6:10pm ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Sounds like nothing to really worry about right now, and if so, he'll be back in practice Thursday or Friday at the latest.
Antone Smith - RBPosted 11/17/14 3:12pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) is out for the remainder of the season with a broken leg, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Huddle Up: Smith was underutilized in Atlanta's offense this season. Now the Falcons won't have to worry about it. Hopefully Smith will have a bigger role in 2015.
Roddy White - WRPosted 11/10/14 11:22am ET
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (head) passed an apparent concussion test in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was able to return to the game.
Huddle Up: White finished with six catches in six targets for 72 yards and scored one of the team's two offensive TDs to continue his resurgence -- 20-238-2 over his last 3 games -- following a slow start to the season.
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.
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