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  Falcons | Three candidates at strong safety    Mon Sep 24, 11:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said FS Kemal Ishmael, SS Jordan Richards and CB Keith Tandy are all candidates to fill the strong safety position going forward.

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Kemal Ishmael player page
Jordan Richards player page


  Falcons | Ricardo Allen out for season    Mon Sep 24, 10:24 AM

Atlanta Falcons FS Ricardo Allen (Achilles') tore his Achilles' and is out for the season, according to a source.

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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu finds the end zone    Sun Sep 23, 07:47 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu posted four receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints on seven targets.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones held out of the end zone    Sun Sep 23, 07:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones posted five receptions for 96 yards on six targets in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints, but he was held out of the end zone again.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley explodes for three TDs    Sun Sep 23, 07:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley posted seven receptions for 146 yards and three touchdowns in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman saves stat line with TD    Sun Sep 23, 07:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed 15 times for just 33 yards in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints and he registered two catches for 14 yards and a score.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan ties franchise record    Sun Sep 23, 07:26 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 26-of-35 passes for 374 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 3 loss against the New Orleans Saints. The five TDs were a career high and he tied the franchise record set by QB Wade Wilson back in Week 15 of the 1992 season.

Footballguys view: Ryan had a massive game for the second straight week. Calvin Ridley's addition to the offense is going to change their weekly ceiling, with a banged up defense contributing to shootout game scripts. Ryan is a strong QB1 next week against the Bengals.

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  Falcons | Duke Riley in on 12 total stops    Sun Sep 23, 07:25 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Duke Riley posted a game-high of 12 total tackles in the Week 3 overtime loss against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones set for Week 3    Sun Sep 23, 12:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (calf) is active and will play Sunday, Sept. 23, against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Falcons | Week 3 Atlanta Falcons inactives    Sun Sep 23, 11:32 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared DL Derrick Shelby, DE Takkarist McKinley, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, RB Devonta Freeman, OL Matt Gono, C Zac Kerin and CB Keith Tandy inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: The Falcons will be without one of their two top defensive ends with McKinley out. Tevin Coleman gets the start as Devonta Freeman's knee is on the mend.

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Derrick Shelby player page
Blidi Wreh-Wilson player page
Devonta Freeman player page
Takkarist McKinley player page


  Falcons | Corey Nelson released    Sat Sep 22, 12:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Corey Nelson (calf) was released Saturday, Sept. 22, after the two sides reach an injury settlement. The team also signed practice squad LB Richard Jarvis to the 53-man roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley out for Week 3    Sat Sep 22, 09:27 AM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) will not play in Week 3's game against the New Orleans Saints. He had only participated in one practice session during the week on a limited basis.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 3 injury report    Fri Sep 21, 03:39 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee), DE Derrick Shelby (groin) and LB Corey Nelson (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 21, and are listed as questionable for Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) was limited in practice Friday after not participating the previous two days and is also listed as questionable. OG Ben Garland (calf), WR Russell Gage Jr. (knee) and CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle) practiced in full Friday and have been taken off the injury report. WR Julio Jones (calf) was limited in practice Friday but also no longer appears on the injury report.

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Derrick Shelby player page
Devonta Freeman player page
Corey Nelson player page
Takkarist McKinley player page
Isaiah Oliver player page


  Falcons | Julio Jones returns to practice Friday    Fri Sep 21, 12:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (calf) was spotted working out during the open portion of practice Friday, Sept. 21, after sitting out the previous two days of practice.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman misses another practice    Fri Sep 21, 12:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 21.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 20, 05:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), LB Corey Nelson (calf) and DE Derrick Shelby (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 20. WR Russell Gage Jr. (knee) and OG Ben Garland (calf) were limited during practice, while CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Corey Nelson player page
Takkarist McKinley player page
Isaiah Oliver player page


  Falcons | Julio Jones sits again    Thu Sep 20, 05:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

Footballguys view: Jones needs to practice on Friday in order for us to trust him on Sunday. The game against the Saints presents a challenge as CB Marshon Lattimore should cover Jones. That being said, Jones projects as a WR1 anytime he hits the field so start him accordingly.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman does not practice    Thu Sep 20, 05:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

Footballguys view: We're not expecting Freeman this week against the Saints. That makes Tevin Coleman the lead back once again and projecting him as a low-end RB1 in Week 3 is fair.

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  Falcons | Atlanta makes change to practice squad    Wed Sep 19, 08:01 PM

Free-agent DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 19. The team also waived CB Prince Charles Iworah from their practice squad.

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  Falcons | No practice for Julio Jones    Wed Sep 19, 05:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (calf) was unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman rests Wednesday    Wed Sep 19, 05:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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  Falcons | Wednesday's practice report for Atlanta    Wed Sep 19, 05:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), DE Derrick Shelby (groin) and WR Julio Jones (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 19. OG Ben Garland (calf), LB Corey Nelson (calf) and WR Russell Gage Jr. (knee) were listed as limited participants. CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle) was able to practice in full.

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Derrick Shelby player page
Devonta Freeman player page
Corey Nelson player page
Takkarist McKinley player page
Isaiah Oliver player page


  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley iffy for Week 3    Wed Sep 19, 08:57 AM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) is iffy for Week 3 and is considered day to day with a groin injury.

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  Falcons | Andy Levitre done for the year    Tue Sep 18, 04:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG Andy Levitre (triceps) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with an elbow injury Tuesday, Sept. 18. OG Wes Schweitzer will now start at left guard. Free-agent C Zac Kerin (Giants) was signed in a corresponding move.

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  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley injured    Mon Sep 17, 08:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) suffered a groin injury during the Week 2 game.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman day-to-day    Mon Sep 17, 03:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) is considered day-to-day as he recovers from a knee contusion, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: We'll know more about Freeman's status as the week of practice goes on. It was originally reported that Freeman would be sidelined for multiple games. If Freeman misses more time, Tevin Coleman continues as a RB2 option for Fantasy GMs.

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  Falcons | Austin Hooper gets into end zone    Sun Sep 16, 06:07 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper posted five receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown on five targets in the Week 2 win against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Hooper had one of his best games as a pro and he came through on an end zone target. In a bleak landscape at tight end, he's now in the long list of streaming considerations against the Saints next week.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith totals 10 touches in victory    Sun Sep 16, 06:04 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed nine times for 46 yards in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers and he added an eight-yard reception.

Footballguys view: Smith looked good on his touches and would be a hot pickup if Tevin Coleman goes down. Keep him on your waiver wire watch list.

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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu an afterthought in win    Sun Sep 16, 06:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu posted two grabs for just 19 yards on two targets in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers and he ran once for minus-4 yards.

Footballguys view: Sanu is droppable across formats.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones targeted nine times    Sun Sep 16, 05:59 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones posted five receptions for 64 yards and a team-high nine targets in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Jones' scoring took a hit this week because Austin Hooper and Calvin Ridley played well in larger roles. That trend might continue against the Saints next week, especially if Jones sees a lot of Marshon Lattimore.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley snags TD in Week 2 win    Sun Sep 16, 05:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley posted four receptions for a team-best 64 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 win against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Ridley was set to play a larger role this week, and he came through with the touchdown that helped ease the team's heavy weighing red zone issues coming into the game. He's worth a pickup in longer bench leagues and has a good outlook against the Saints next week.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman excels in Week 2 win    Sun Sep 16, 05:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed 16 times for 107 yards in the Week 2 win against the Carolina Panthers while adding four receptions for 18 yards.

Footballguys view: The Falcons do a great job of setting Coleman up for success. He'll get the start against the Saints next week and be worth an RB2 look in all formats.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan totals four touchdowns    Sun Sep 16, 05:49 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 23-of-28 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 win against Carolina Panthers while posting two rushing scores, posting his 100th career NFL win.

Footballguys view: Ryan uncharacteristically scored twice as a runner, taking the job of solving the team's red zone woes into his own hands. He'll be low QB1 against the Saints next week.

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  Falcons | Brian Poole busy in Week 2 win    Sun Sep 16, 05:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Brian Poole had a hand in seven total tackles while recording a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | De'Vondre Campbell records nine stops    Sun Sep 16, 05:47 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB De'Vondre Campbell registered a total of nine tackles in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Derrick Shelby suffers groin injury    Sun Sep 16, 02:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Derrick Shelby (groin) has been designated as questionable to return after suffering a groin injury in the second quarter of the Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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  Falcons | Andy Levitre leaves game    Sun Sep 16, 01:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG Andy Levitre (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in the Week 2 game and is considered questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Week 2 Atlanta Falcons inactives    Sun Sep 16, 11:37 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared LB Steven Means, OG Ben Garland, RB Devonta Freeman, OL Matt Gono, DL Justin Zimmer, CB Isaiah Oliver and WR Russell Gage Jr. inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Tevin Coleman gets the start with Freeman out and he's a solid RB2 play today.

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Devonta Freeman player page
Isaiah Oliver player page


  Falcons | Devonta Freeman will miss multiple games    Sat Sep 15, 07:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) is expected to miss two to three games with a knee contusion, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs need to respond accordingly. With Freeman out, Tevin Coleman takes over as the lead back. Coleman has RB2 value in this role.

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Devonta Freeman player page


  Falcons | Grady Jarrett fined    Sat Sep 15, 09:31 AM

Atlanta Falcons DT Grady Jarrett was fined $20,054 by the National Football League for roughing Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles during Week 1's game.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 2 injury report    Fri Sep 14, 03:57 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (knee) and OG Ben Garland (calf) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers. CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle) was limited in practice for a third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable. WR Marvin Hall (ankle), LS Josh Harris (hip), TE Austin Hooper (knee), OG Andy Levitre (elbow), FB Ricky Ortiz (neck), CB Brian Poole (ankle) and Blidi Wreh-Wilson (shoulder) participated fully in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Austin Hooper player page
Marvin Hall player page
Brian Poole player page
Isaiah Oliver player page


  Falcons | Calvin Ridley to be more involved    Fri Sep 14, 02:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley is expected to be more involved in the game plan moving forward, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Ridley was held without a catch on two targets in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Footballguys view: Ridley is still not worth carrying in redraft leagues, but he could add another dimension to the Falcons offense and help the fantasy stock of Matt Ryan.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman ruled out Week 2    Fri Sep 14, 01:40 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) on Friday, Sept. 14, was ruled out of Sunday's Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Dan Quinn said there is nothing structurally wrong with Freeman's knee and hopes it is not a long-term injury.

Footballguys view: Hope is great, but it's not medically useful. Freeman being out ten days after a game is not a good sign for his comfort level with his knee. He could return next week against the Saints, but this is an issue that has a high chance of resurfacing later this year. Tevin Coleman's value is on the rise.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman likely a no-go in Week 2    Fri Sep 14, 12:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) is not expected to play in Week 2 against Carolina Panthers, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday injury report    Thu Sep 13, 04:59 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage (knee) and OG Ben Garland (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 13. OG Andy Levitre (elbow), C Isaiah Oliver (ankle) and CB Brian Poole (ankle) were limited. WR Marvin hall (ankle), LS Josh X. Harris (hip), FB Ricky Ortiz (neck) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (shoulder) participated fully.

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Marvin Hall player page
Brian Poole player page
Isaiah Oliver player page


  Falcons | Austin Hooper fully practices    Thu Sep 13, 04:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

Footballguys view: Good news for Hooper but we don't see many Fantasy GMs starting him this week against the Panthers. We want to see the Falcons offense not shut down in the red zone before we trust guys in their passing game not named Julio Jones.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman remains out of practice    Thu Sep 13, 12:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) will not practice Thursday, Sept. 13, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: We are cautiously optimistic he plays but right now, we are concerned even if he does he's only going to be partially effective. Add in offensive problems for the Falcons in general, and we don't like him as much more than a flex with upside right now.

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Devonta Freeman player page


  Falcons | ATL adds Prince Charles Iworah to PS    Wed Sep 12, 08:00 PM

Free-agent CB Prince Charles Iworah was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman does not practice    Wed Sep 12, 05:11 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Footballguys view: The Falcons insist that Freeman's knee injury is minor. We'll see if the veteran back can get a full practice in on Friday.

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Devonta Freeman player page


  Falcons | Austin Hooper limited on Wednesday    Wed Sep 12, 05:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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