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  Bills | Leonard Hankerson released    Mon Aug 15, 07:03 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Leonard Hankerson was released Monday, Aug. 15, according to sources.

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  Bills | Leonard Hankerson struggles    Sun Aug 14, 12:12 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Leonard Hankerson dropped three or four passes during the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 13, and head coach Rex Ryan said the team is expecting more from him.

Footballguys view: Hankerson is a big-bodied WR but he's never been able to consistently produce during his pro career. He's on the roster bubble and has little to no fantasy value even in the deepest dynasty leagues.

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  Bills | Greg Salas may earn No. 3 WR job    Wed Jul 13, 06:16 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Greg Salas is a strong candidate for the No. 3 wide receiver job because of his quickness, route running and hands. WRs Leonard Hankerson and Dezmin Lewis are also expected to compete for job during training camp.

Footballguys view: No matter who wins this job, there's not going to be a lot of fantasy value from the No.3 WR in Buffalo. The Bills are going to run the ball as much as possible, and when they do go through the air it will be WR Sammy Watkins and TE Charles Clay as the primary targets.

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  Bills | Leonard Hankerson shows well in drills    Wed Jun 15, 02:19 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Leonard Hankerson worked with the first-team offense, working with QB Tyrod Taylor Tuesday, June 14. He impressed in drills, and could gain the trust of Taylor going into the summer.

Footballguys view: Hankerson is another receiver who could steal the spotlight from Robert Woods as the No. 2. Unfortunately, Hankerson often shows well in shorts and t-shirts, then falls apart when the game is real. On top of that, this is a run-first offense. Passing will be relatively minimal. So we're not excited by him yet, but if he wins the job and plays well Hankerson could end up as a decent WR4.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor impressed with two WRs    Sat May 21, 11:17 AM

Buffalo Bills WRs Greg Salas and Leonard Hankerson have had strong performances during offseason workouts, according to QB Tyrod Taylor.

Footballguys view: Taylor may be impressed, but we're going to have to wait and see with these veterans. Salas can get open on quick routes, but his hands need to be more consistent. Hankerson is a big-bodied target who could be used more in the red zone. Neither has great fantasy value.

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  Bills | Leonard Hankerson financials    Tue Mar 29, 08:17 PM

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Leonard Hankerson's one-year deal is worth $840,000. It includes a $40,000 workout bonus, a $760,000 salary and a $40,000 53-man roster bonus.

Footballguys view: Hankerson will have a chance to catch on in a wide receiver group that just lost Chris Hogan and might not get Percy Harvin back, so he has a shot to make the team.

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  Bills | Leonard Hankerson in the mix    Sat Mar 26, 08:30 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Leonard Hankerson will be one of several receivers in the mix for the No. 3 receiver spot in 2016, and beat writer Tyler Dunne believes having a full year to learn the offense will help Hankerson.

Footballguys view: Hankerson has flashed a bit during his pro career, but he's not consistent. The Bills want to run the ball more than most teams, so no matter who their WR3 is it's not someone who will be fantasy relevant.

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  Bills | Leonard Hankerson signs will Bills     Thu Mar 24, 07:27 PM

Free-agent WR Leonard Hankerson (Patriots) signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills Thursday, March 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hankerson has disappointed in multiple markets now, so expect more of the same with the Patriots, though it seems as though the Patriots find ways to make heretofore useless players almost valuable. Still, Hankerson is someone we are leery of.

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  Bills | Claim Leonard Hankerson    Mon Dec 28, 05:07 PM

Free-agent WR Leonard Hankerson (Patriots) was claimed by the Buffalo Bills Monday, Dec. 28, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Hankerson has been on three teams this year (Falcons, Patriots, Bills). We're not expecting much from him in Week 17 if he plays.

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  Patriots | Chris Harper promoted    Sat Dec 26, 05:01 PM

New England Patriots WR Chris Harper was promoted to the 53-man roster to replace WR Leonard Hankerson, who was waived Saturday, Dec. 26.

Footballguys view: Harper was undrafted out of Cal earlier this year. He's bounced on and off the team's practice squad this year and has experience in three games so far in 2015.

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  Patriots | Two players claimed    Wed Dec 16, 05:22 PM

Free-agents WRs Leonard Hankerson (Falcons) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (Lions) were claimed by the New England Patriots Wednesday, Dec. 16, according to a source.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson waived from IR    Tue Dec 15, 03:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Footballguys view: Hankerson will now go through the waiver process. If unclaimed, he'll be a free agent who can sign with any team.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson to IR    Fri Dec 4, 02:17 PM

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.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson, Matt Bryant out    Fri Dec 4, 12:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) and PK Matt Bryant (quadriceps) have been ruled out for Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Jacob Tamme and Roddy White will play larger roles in support of Julio Jones in this one.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson not ready    Thu Dec 3, 05:59 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) isn't practicing again Thursday, Dec. 3, and head coach Dan Quinn said Hankerson isn't ready to return yet. Hankerson has 26 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns on the year. 'Until he's ready and he's able to just haul and go, he's still going to be going through part of the process and going through the rehab to get back,' Quinn said.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson, Matt Bryant out    Thu Dec 3, 05:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) and PK Matt Bryant (quadriceps) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 3.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson, Matt Bryant sit    Wed Dec 2, 06:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) and PK Matt Bryant (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.

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  Falcons | Week 12 inactives for Falcons    Sun Nov 29, 11:48 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared OT Bryce Harris, RB Devonta Freeman, C James Stone, WR Leonard Hankerson, DL Malliciah Goodman, PK Matt Bryant, CB Phillip Adams inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Jacob Tamme is the #2 target with Hankerson out, and Tevin Coleman will get the start for Freeman. Note that the Falcons kicker Bryant is also out for this one. Shayne Graham will take his place.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson to miss Week 12    Fri Nov 27, 12:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 12.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson working on the side    Fri Nov 27, 11:59 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) is working off to the side Friday, Nov. 27.

Footballguys view: Sounds like Hankerson is unlikely to go this weekend, which makes Jacob Tamme a great tight end play. When Hankerson has been out, Tamme has averaged 8-82 in two games, with a score in one of those games.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson idle Thursday    Thu Nov 26, 02:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was out of practice Thursday, Nov. 26.

Footballguys view: Hankerson is no more than a WR5 anyway, and shouldn't be in your lineups even as a desperation play, so finding a replacement should be on his owner's agenda anyway.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson not being rushed    Wed Nov 25, 06:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) is still bothered by a hamstring strain, and the Falcons may continue to take their time with his injury.

Footballguys view: They won't rush him along, and fantasy owners need to have other options at the ready. Hankerson previously missed two games because of the injury before returning in Week 11.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson sits    Wed Nov 25, 12:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) won't practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Hankerson needs to practice fully on Friday before we can recommend him for Sunday against the Vikings. If he doesn't play, tight end Jacob Tamme could do more in Week 12.

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  Falcons | Probable status for Hankerson    Fri Nov 20, 02:07 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 20, and is probable for Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson will play    Fri Nov 20, 12:57 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) will play Sunday, Nov. 22, against the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Hankerson might be worth a pickup in deep leagues, and there is a script for a good game for him if Vontae Davis discourages Matt Ryan from targeting Julio Jones primarily.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson limited    Thu Nov 19, 06:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Hankerson wasn't all that reliable healthy and even if he plays we'd avoid him.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson praised by QB    Thu Nov 19, 01:07 AM

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.'

Footballguys view: Hankerson looked good and then fell off the map, though how much his hamstring was a factor compared to the long history of mediocrity we've seen from him before is hard to say. We'd avoid him when he does return until he proves it's a good idea to trust him.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson ready to return?    Wed Nov 18, 06:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring), who has missed the last two games, appears ready to return in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts. He is fourth on the team with 22 catches for 291 yards and two touchdowns but also leads Atlanta with five drops.

Footballguys view: The Falcons have dropped three of their last four games. Outside of Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman, there's not a lot of fantasy relevant assets on the offense (Jacob Tamme once in awhile).

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson limited    Wed Nov 18, 06:34 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson practicing    Mon Nov 16, 11:04 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Nov. 16.

Footballguys view: That's good news for the Falcons and their sputtering offense. The team wants to get back on track after having a bye in Week 10. If Hankerson is back out there, it will help the rest of the passing game. His return could cut into the targets/time for TE Jacob Tamme.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's inactives for Week 9    Sun Nov 8, 02:40 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared CB Robert Alford, LB Justin Durant, DE Malliciah Goodman, WR Leonard Hankerson, LS Josh X. Harris, SS William Moore, C James Stone inactive for Week 9.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson ruled out    Fri Nov 6, 01:45 PM

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.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson not practicing    Thu Nov 5, 05:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 5.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson misses practice    Wed Nov 4, 05:55 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Footballguys view: As we have said before, you can drop Hankerson, who has been a disappointment since some early season success.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 8 inactives    Sun Nov 1, 11:38 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared OT Bryce Harris, FS Dezmen Southward, C Gino Gradkowski, WR Leonard Hankerson, DL Malliciah Goodman, WR Nick Williams, SS William Moore inactive for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Roddy White has his best chance at a good game this year with Hankerson out against a porous Bucs secondary.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson ruled out    Fri Oct 30, 01:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) has officially been ruled out in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: If Roddy White is ever going to be startable this year, this week against the generous Bucs secondary with the #2A wide receiver out is the best bet.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson sits again    Thu Oct 29, 04:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) did not practice for a second consecutive day Thursday, Oct. 29.

Footballguys view: You can keep Hankerson on the bench--you might be able to drop him if there is a more attractive option on the waiver wire since he wasn't playing well since Week 5. He is who we thought he was--very average.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson sits out of practice    Wed Oct 28, 05:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Footballguys view: After a hot start, Hankerson reverted back to what he was in Washington--uninteresting and unstartable. He left last week's game with a hamstring injury that he re-aggravated. It appears as if it still bothers him and considering how shaky he was in Week 6 and 7, we'd avoid him.

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  Falcons | Justin Hardy could make impact    Wed Oct 28, 11:47 AM

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.

Footballguys view: That's not tremendously vague or anything. We see Hardy as a long shot any week, and certainly isn't reliable enough to have on your roster, much less the starting lineup for your team. He's no better than a WR9 right now.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson to miss practice    Mon Oct 26, 05:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Footballguys view: This does not bode well for Hankerson's Week 8 availability. The Falcons are at home to take on the Buccaneers on Sunday.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson out for game    Sun Oct 25, 03:01 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) will not return to Week 7's game against the Tennessee Titans after suffering a hamstring injury.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson out of the game    Sun Oct 25, 01:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the team's Week 7 game and is considered questionable to return.

Footballguys view: Hankerson had a chance to be a solid value as the #2 downfield passing target with Julio Jones drawing coverage. He has been inconsistent and on the injury report too often to fulfill his potential this year.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson expected to play    Fri Oct 23, 03:25 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (ribs, hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is listed as probable for the Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Falcons | Two Atlanta receivers limited    Thu Oct 22, 04:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons WRs Leonard Hankerson (hamstring, ribs) and Roddy White (foot) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 22.

Footballguys view: We'll keep an eye on this. White has been a non-factor and after a hot start, Hankerson has been shaky. Hankerson is no more than a low-end WR4 and White isn't even that.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson limited    Wed Oct 21, 04:34 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring, ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Footballguys view: Hankerson should be able to practice fully by Friday. We like Hankerson as a WR3 this week against the Titans.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson probable Thursday    Wed Oct 14, 11:53 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (ribs) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 14, and is probable for Week 6 Thursday, Oct. 15, against the New Orleans Saints.

Footballguys view: Against a bad Saints defense, we like Hankerson as a WR3/flex play in Week 6. We may see Julio Jones limited on Thursday night, so that means Hankerson could get more looks.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson limited    Tue Oct 13, 05:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (ribs) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Footballguys view: We might see Julio Jones miss the Thursday game against the Saints. It's still up in the air, but if he doesn't play then Hankerson would be asked to play an even larger role.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson listed as limited    Mon Oct 12, 07:46 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (ribs) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 12.

Footballguys view: Hankerson is a little banged up, but he should be good to go for Thursday night's game against the Saints.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson goes to locker room    Sun Oct 11, 01:58 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (rib) went to the locker room after suffering a rib injury during the team's Week 5 game. Hankerson was having problems standing up straight because of the injury.

Footballguys view: Julio Jones is already hobbled, so the Falcons are going to ask a lot more of Roddy White after stories about dissatisfaction with his role and trade rumors this week.

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  Falcons | Leonard Hankerson probable    Fri Oct 9, 05:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and is listed as probable for the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins.

Footballguys view: Roddy White complained about his role on offense earlier this week...including F-bombs! That could lead a narrative that sees White get more targets this week against Washington. If that happens, it could mean fewer passes thrown towards Hankerson. He's an inconsistent fantasy asset, and we like him only as a WR3/flex play in Week 5.

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