• Austin Hooper - TE
    Posted 9/17/17 9:55pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper posted two receptions for seven yards in Week 2 against the Packers on just two targets.

    Huddle Up: Hooper had a huge stat line in the opening game win in Chicago, but we told you to tamp down expectations. His targets remained just about the same, but he had the one big play last week. Until he sees an uptick in targets he should be treated more as a TE2 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 3 in Detroit.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 9/17/17 9:54pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu managed five receptions for 85 yards in Week 2 against the Packers on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Sanu stepped up his game and was a nice secondary target in Matt Ryan's arsenal, which is exactly why he was brought in last season. Still, he is only worth a look as a low-end WR4 or WR5 in PPR fantasy formats heading into Week 3 at Detroit.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 9/17/17 9:54pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones posted five receptions for 108 yards on nine targets in Week 2 against Green Bay.

    Huddle Up: It was a little disappointing for fantasy owners, as Jones had 93 yards at halftime. However, the team built a giant lead early in the third quarter and shifted to a run-heavy offense with very limited pass attempts to keep his second-half numbers down. He'll look to keep up the solid production in Week 3 at Detroit.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB
    Posted 9/17/17 9:53pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed six times for 42 yards in Week 2 against the Packers and he added two receptions for three yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Coleman is a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option in PPR formats, but his fantasy appeal is rather limited as long as Devonta Freeman is healthy and seeing a majority of the backfield touches. The Falcons travel to meet the Lions in Week 3.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 9/17/17 9:53pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman carried 19 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 against Green Bay.

    Huddle Up: Freeman was effective in the red zone early in the game, then the team used the back to hammer on the Packers and chew clock with a big lead. He remains an elite fantasy back heading into Week 3 at Detroit and beyond.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 9/17/17 9:30pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19 of his 28 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 2 against the Packers.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy owners likely were disappointed in Ryan's performance, as he had over 200 yards passing at half. However, with a rather lopsided score in the third quarter, the team shifted to a run-heavy offense with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman stealing the show. Ryan will look for better results in Week 3 in Detroit.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 9/16/17 8:15pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu faces the Green Bay Packers in Week 2, and last year, he recorded a season-high nine catches for a season-high 84 yards and a touchdown against the Packers in the regular season.

    Huddle Up: Sanu also caught a touchdown against the Packers in the postseason. He could be worth a look as a flex play in deeper leagues in Week 2.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 9/13/17 10:05pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has faced the Green Bay Packers six times during the regular season in his career, completing 130-of-195 passes (66.7 percent) for 1,427 yards, while logging 13 touchdowns compared to only five interceptions. Additionally, that has also produced his highest quarterback rating (99.7) against any opponent whom he's faced at least five times in his career.

    Huddle Up: Those outstanding numbers also don't include his memorable performance last year in the NFC Championship Game, when he was 27-of-38 (71.1 percent) for 392 yards against the Pack, with four touchdowns and zero interceptions -- good for a 139.4 QB rating. In other words, Ryan has Green Bay's number, and that prowess of their defense should be on full display once again in another prime time matchup opposite the Packers on Sunday night.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR
    Posted 9/10/17 3:38pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel posted three catches for 36 yards on four targets in Week 1 at Chicago.

    Huddle Up: Gabriel did about what is expected of him from a fantasy perspective as long as Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu are healthy and on the field with him. He is only worth using in the deepest of fantasy leagues at the moment. The Falcons host the Packers in Week 2.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 9/10/17 3:37pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu posted six receptions for 47 yards in Week 1 at Chicago while posting a team-high nine targets.

    Huddle Up: The Bears did a good job of containing Julio Jones, making Matt Ryan look to his secondary and tertiary options in the pass game. Despite the solid performance Sanu remains more of a WR4 or flex play in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. The Falcons host the Packers in Week 2.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 9/10/17 3:37pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones hauled in four receptions for 66 yards on five targets in Week 1 against the Bears.

    Huddle Up: The Chicago secondary did a good job of taking Jones out of the game and forcing Matt Ryan to look more to Mohamed Sanu, Tevin Coleman and Taylor Gabriel. Jones will look for better results in Week 2 on Sunday Night Football against the visiting Packers.

  • Austin Hooper - TE
    Posted 9/10/17 3:36pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper made the most of his two targets in Week 1 at Chicago, posting two receptions for 128 yards and a score.

    Huddle Up: The highlight of the afternoon for the Atlanta offense was a connection between Matt Ryan and Hooper for 88 yards on a busted coverage. While the stat line is sure to jump out, keep in mind he had just the two targets. Temper expectations heading into Week 2 against the Packers.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB
    Posted 9/10/17 3:35pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed eight times for 16 yards in Week 2 against the Bears and he had four grabs for 42 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Coleman had 12 touches to 14 for Devonta Freeman, so it was almost an even split. However, unless Freeman suffers some sort of injury to keep him out, Coleman is mostly a low-end RB2 in PPR formats and an RB3 or flex option in standard leagues. The Falcons host the Packers in Week 2.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 9/10/17 3:33pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 at Chicago and he added two receptions for two yards on his only two targets.

    Huddle Up: Freeman didn't do much for his fantasy owners against a surprisingly stingy Chicago rush defense, but at least he salvaged the stat line with the rushing score. He faces another tough matchup when Green Bay invades Atlanta's new stadium for Sunday Night Football in Week 2.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 9/10/17 3:33pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 21 of his 30 pass attempts for 321 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 1 at Chicago.

    Huddle Up: Matty Ice also rushed three times for 11 yards, but fantasy owners might be a tad disappointed with the lack of passing scores. The league's highest-scoring offense had difficulty against what isn't a terribly impressive Bears defense. He'll look for better results in Week 2 at home on Sunday Night Football against the Packers.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 9/8/17 6:59pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said a 2,000-yard season 'definitely can be done,' but he is going to take whatever the defense gives him.

    Huddle Up: Jones was within striking distance of 2,000 yards in 2015, and he has topped 1,400 yards in each of the last three years. He is a plug-and-play WR1 against any opponent and a top-three fantasy option at his position against the Bears in Week 1.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 8/29/17 10:55am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is no longer in the concussion protocol and has been fully cleared to return to practice.

    Huddle Up: It may have taken longer for him to return that owners would have liked, but the Falcons were always going to be cautious with their new $8 million man at running back. Owners should consider him a high-end RB1 in drafts and a very good play in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 8/28/17 5:01pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for the final preseason game. He was limited to individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is making progress in his rehab and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He will continue to be a focal point in the team's offense this season and should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR
    Posted 8/26/17 12:17pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (leg) will play in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: Gabriel probably will see limited snaps during the game since he has missed some practice time because of the injury. Gabriel He had a big role in the offense in 2016 and finished with 579 yards and six touchdowns. He should be a top-three receiver for Atlanta and could be a No. 4 fantasy receiver.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 8/26/17 6:27pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed four of his 11 passes for 36 yards and an interception against the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: The odds of Ryan repeating his numbers from last year's MVP campaign are slim, but you don't need to panic over this performance. He might not be a top-five fantasy option at his position, but Ryan should still be able to provide QB1 production.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 8/25/17 3:31pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will receive a few snaps in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 26. Jones missed the first two preseason games because he is coming off offseason foot surgery.

    Huddle Up: Jones does not need many reps to get ready for the start of the season, so the team will take things easy with him. Jones should be one of the leading receivers in the NFL this season and will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 8/24/17 11:36pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is unlikely to play during the team's final preseason game on Aug. 31, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Freeman has already been ruled out for the team's game Saturday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: More than a month will have passed between Freeman's injury and kickoff in Week 1, so he should be healthy and ready to go. Don't let the injury dissuade you from selecting him as a No. 1 RB.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 8/23/17 5:12pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is close to returning to practice but will not play in a game until the start of the regular season. He will receive most of the work at running back this season and can be a solid No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 8/22/17 10:51am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is in the final stages of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: There has generally been little concern about Freeman's ability to be ready for the start of the season, and this falls in line with the news that has been coming out of Atlanta. A strong case can be made for Freeman to be the third running back off the board in fantasy drafts as the only player to rush for at least 1,000 yards and score at least 10 touchdowns in each of the last two seasons.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 8/22/17 11:48am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) could see the field against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: If Jones does play, it probably won't be for long. The Falcons don't want to risk aggravating their star wide receiver's foot ailment right before the season starts. As it stands, Jones should be one of the first few receivers selected in fantasy drafts.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB
    Posted 8/22/17 6:21pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman led all qualifying running backs (at least 120 touches) in overall efficiency in 2016. Coleman ranked first of 42 running backs in aggregate ratings for standard fantasy points per game, scoring efficiency per touch, fantasy points per touch, and PPR fantasy points per touch. He finished third in yards per touch and 13th in PPR fantasy points per game. Coleman scored 11 total times on 149 offensive touches.

    Huddle Up: A new offensive coordinator is the only noteworthy change for Coleman entering 2017. The Falcons should be in good shape offensively even after losing playcaller Kyle Shanahan. A drop-off can be expected, but Coleman is still a fine RB3/flex in most setups. He does enough of everything -- and well, at that -- to warrant a midround pick in any scoring system.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 8/20/17 6:33pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan led a touchdown drive in his only series against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Sunday, Aug. 20, completing four of his six passes for 57 yards.

    Huddle Up: Even without Julio Jones or Devonta Freeman playing, Ryan looked sharp. The Falcons should have one of the top offenses in the NFL again this season, and Ryan can be trusted as a QB1.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 8/18/17 12:00pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Aug. 20.

    Huddle Up: It appears Jones is being put in bubble wrap in August for all intents and purposes, but he has been participating in practice on a regular basis and the Falcons have been clear they expect to use him more often in the red zone this season. Jones also has nothing left to prove to the Falcons either, so making sure he is 100 percent for Week 1 is a prudent move. He is well worth a top-five overall pick in fantasy drafts.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 8/18/17 12:12pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Aug. 20. Head coach Dan Quinn said Freeman's condition is not serious.

    Huddle Up: There have been no indications Freeman will much more time. Since Ezekiel Elliott's suspension announcement, there has been some debate as to what running back should be the next one off the board after David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell. Freeman is as good a candidate as any, as he is the only back over the last two seasons to rush for over 1,000 yards and score at least 10 touchdowns both years. The fact he adds 50-plus receptions makes him a rock-solid RB1.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 8/16/17 7:04pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is expected to go through the concussion protocol over the next few days and could return to practice soon, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons should take things slow with Freeman and make sure he is ready for Week 1. Freeman recorded 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and will continue to be a focal point on offense in 2017. He should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

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