RB Kenjon Barner - Atlanta Falcons
|5-9, 196||Born: 4-28-1989||College: Oregon||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2013|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Sep 20): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Thu Sep 19): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Sep 18): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 3: at Indianapolis Colts
FBG says: Good matchup. The Falcons ground game continues to be stuck in neutral as they managed only 57 rushing yards in Week 2 against the Eagles. While they have faced stout run defenses in the Vikings and Eagles, this lack of production is certainly a mounting concern. After a 50-50 split of snaps in Week 1, Devonta Freeman saw 62 percent of the snaps last week compared to 38 percent from Ito Smith. However, Freeman only managed 22 yards from his 11 carries compared to Smith looking good with 32 yards from just four attempts. Smith has now out-produced Freemen in both games despite seeing a smaller workload. While the increased snap share and favorable workload look good for Freeman, he will need to improve his play to fend off momentum from Ito Smith to eat into his volume of carries. It did not help that the Falcons lost starting right guard Chris Lindstrom in Week 1, but to further their concerns, right tackle Kaleb McGary was carted off from last week's game with an apparent knee injury. He did return to the game as a spectacular show of toughness, but his health is worth monitoring as the Falcons can't afford to lose another piece of an already shaky offensive line. The Colts defense, overall, looked improved in their Week 2 win over the Titans. The defensive backs chipped in to help limit big plays while linebacker Darius Leonard returned to good form with a bounceback performance from struggling in Week 1. Leonard, however, was placed into the concussion protocol after last week's game and is questionable coming into this week. The absence of Leonard would create a massive disadvantage for the Colts run defense, so definitely keep an eye on his status as he must complete the protocol in order to play on Sunday. This defensive line remains without the services of Jabaal Sheard, who continues to practice on a very limited basis and will remain questionable coming into Week 3. In addition to Sheard, defensive end Kemoko Turay is battling a neck injury that sidelined him in Week 2. While Turay may not be an every-down starter, he looked great before the injury in Week 1. Justin Houston continues to play well, but the interior of this Colts line has still struggled. Derrick Henry started to wear them down last week, particularly on their left side where Sheard would normally line up. The Falcons offensive line should be a relatively even match here, but as long as Leonard is cleared and suits up, the Colts defense should have a slight advantage on the ground.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Kenjon Barner's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Latest NewsFalcons | Kenjon Barner on the field in loss (Sun Sep 22, 05:56 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB/KR Kenjon Barner had one reception for four yards in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts and he posted two kick returns for 45 yards and a punt return for 10 yards. link to story Falcons | Atlanta's Week 3 injury report (Fri Sep 20, 04:43 PM) - Atlanta Falcons P Matt Bosher (groin) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 3 versus the Indianapolis Colts. OT Kaleb McGary (knee) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Sept. 20, but no longer appears on the injury report. S Keanu Neal (groin), OT Matt Gono (back), TE Luke Stocker (foot) and RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report. link to story Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report (Thu Sep 19, 04:38 PM) - Atlanta Falcons P Matt Bosher (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 19. S Keanu Neal (groin), OT Matt Gono (back), RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) and OT Kaleb McGary (knee) were limited during practice. TE Luke Stocker (foot) fully participated in practice. link to story Falcons | Wednesday injuries from ATL (Wed Sep 18, 04:39 PM) - Atlanta Falcons S Keanu Neal (groin), OT Matt Gono (back) and TE Luke Stocker (foot) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18. P Matt Bosher (groin), RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) and T Kaleb McGary (knee) all didn't participate. link to story Falcons | Week 2 injury report for Atlanta (Fri Sep 13, 04:07 PM) - Atlanta Falcons OT Matt Gono (back) was limited in practice all week but has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles. WR Russell Gage Jr.(concussion, hamstring) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Sept. 13, and is listed as questionable. DT Deadrin Senat (back) was not given a practice designation Friday but was removed from the injury report. OG Wes Schweitzer (shoulder) and RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) each logged a full practice Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report. link to story More News
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