• Calvin Ridley - WR
    Posted 10/18/18 2:35pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Ridley's practice participation during the week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 7. He will be a risky fantasy option because the Falcons play on Monday Night Football, so owners may consider other options for their lineups this week.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 10/18/18 2:41pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has played well this season but is a risky option this week because of his uncertain status. Owners will need to have other options available if Sanu is ruled out.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 10/16/18 9:42am ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has completed 18-of-20 red-zone passing attempts since Week 2 which is tops among all 29 quarterbacks with more than 10 red-zone passing attempts.

    Huddle Up: Ryan and the Falcons have certainly responded after their 2017 red-zone struggles carried over into the Week 1 loss in Philly, and partly as a result, Ryan trails only the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes in total QB fantasy points on the season. Now, if only they could find a way to include Julio Jones in the mix ...

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 10/16/18 11:15am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) is undergoing surgery on his injured groin and is being placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 16. He could return later in the year if his recovery goes well.

    Huddle Up: It will be a committee of Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith in Atlanta's backfield for the foreseeable future. Coleman's ceiling is higher and he can be valued as an RB2 going forward, but Smith's role has been steadily increasing. If Smith is available, he's a top waiver-wire selection.

  • Calvin Ridley - WR
    Posted 10/15/18 11:03am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (ankle) is believed to have suffered a bone bruise on his left ankle after an MRI came back 'pretty clean' Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: Despite what appears to be a minor injury and the distinct possibility he could be ready to play in Week 7, there is already speculation the Falcons will sit him and give him the Week 8 bye in order to fully heal. Stay tuned, but Julio Jones would seem to be the most likely to benefit in terms of seeing more targets - especially in the red zone - if the rookie is inactive.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 10/15/18 6:14am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones' 707 receiving yards are the most a player has had in the first six weeks without a touchdown in NFL history, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

    Huddle Up: That zero hurts, but he still picked up at least 24 points in PPR leagues with his 10 grabs for 143 yards this week. He is actually performing better in the other categories because he's healthy. His 44 grabs for 707 yards are about half of what he did in 16 games last season in two fewer games. Keep running him out there as a WR1.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 10/15/18 12:21pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) is not expected to play in Week 7 versus the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons are likely looking ahead to their Week 8 bye to give their top running back some more recovery time, but the fact they're already considering him unlikely for Week 7 isn't the greatest of news. It likely means another heavy dose of Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith, although only Coleman should be trusted as an RB2 in lineups.

  • Calvin Ridley - WR
    Posted 10/15/18 5:07pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (ankle) hopefully will be able to play in the team's Week 7 game, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Ridley's practice participation to see if he has a chance to play in Week 7. He could be a No. 3 receiver in most leagues if he is able to play.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 10/15/18 5:01pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hip) hopefully will be able to play in the team's Week 7 game, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Sanu missed the second half of the Week 6 game because of the injury, so owners will need to keep an eye out for his practice participation. He has been playing well this season and can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver if he plays this week.

  • Calvin Ridley - WR
    Posted 10/14/18 10:39am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 6 game and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye out on the situation to see if Ridley will be able to return to the game. He has played well early in the season but could miss time depending on the severity of the injury.

  • Calvin Ridley - WR
    Posted 10/14/18 11:48am ET

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (ankle) will not return to the Week 6 game because of his ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to look for an update on Ridley after the game or in the next day or two. He has been a solid fantasy option so far this season but could be sidelined because of the injury.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 10/14/18 12:23pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hip) suffered a hip injury during the Week 6 game and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has been playing very well this season, so any missed time would hurt fantasy owners. The Falcons should update his status in the next day or two.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 10/14/18 7:41pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 31 of his 41 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-29 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Ryan continues to look a lot like the player who took home MVP honors in 2016, and he needs to be treated as a QB1 until further notice.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 10/14/18 8:01pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu caught both of his targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in a 34-29 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Sanu isn't consistent enough to be an every-week fantasy starter, but he's a decent flex candidate against friendlier matchups.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB
    Posted 10/14/18 7:57pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed 10 times for 35 yards and caught one pass for six yards in a 34-29 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Coleman hasn't exactly stood out during Devonta Freeman's absence, but until Freeman returns, he will have RB2 potential on volume alone.

  • Julio Jones - WR
    Posted 10/14/18 7:45pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught 10 of his 14 targets for 143 yards in a 34-29 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Jones continues to pile up the yards, but he still hasn't found the end zone this year. He will face the solid secondary of the New York Giants in Week 7, but Jones should still put up strong numbers.

  • Austin Hooper - TE
    Posted 10/14/18 8:06pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught nine of his 10 targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in a 34-29 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: After managing just nine total catches over the first three games, Hooper has posted back-to-back, nine-catch performances. At the very least, he is a solid option to cover bye weeks, but Hooper could be trending to TE1 status if this type of usage continues.

  • Ito Smith - RB
    Posted 10/14/18 10:27pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith carried the ball 11 times for 22 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Oct. 14.

    Huddle Up: With Devonta Freeman out, Smith got 11 carries to Tevin Coleman's 10, averaging just two yards a pop. He caught two passes but managed to lose a yard in the process, giving him 21 total yards for the day. While he salvaged some value with a touchdown, Smith isn't worth using even with Freeman sidelined.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 10/12/18 9:15am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) was not seen on the field during the media-viewing portion of practice Friday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Freeman hasn't practiced all week and is it's looking like he'll miss his fourth game (out of six) Sunday. That elevates Tevin Coleman back into rock-solid RB2 status in what should be a high-scoring matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 10/12/18 10:37am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) on Friday, Oct. 10, was ruled out of the Week 6 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with foot and groin injuries.

    Huddle Up: The bad injury fortune and frustration continues in Atlanta as Freeman will miss the fourth of six games this season, leaving Tevin Coleman as a solid RB2 play and Ito Smith as a fringe flex consideration.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 10/11/18 7:50am ET

    Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) may not be able to play in Week 6, but the team doesn't believe it's a long-term concern like his knee injury was earlier this season.

    Huddle Up: Tevin Coleman has been unspectacular this year, but he'd become a high-end RB2 if Freeman is out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's a good matchup for Coleman, too.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 10/11/18 1:30pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) was held out of practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is looking pretty iffy again this week. If he misses practice tomorrow then a doubtful status is likely, in which case Tevin Coleman would be featured in Atlanta's backfield. If that comes to fruition, Coleman will have low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 appeal.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 10/11/18 1:26pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hip) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Sanu and the Falcons will be part of a high-flying doozy on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sanu is a lower-level option, but starting him as a WR3 or flex is still recommended.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR
    Posted 10/10/18 3:06pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has played well in the last two games with 184 combined yards in those games and has been targeted at least seven times in each of the last three games. He should have a favorable matchup this week and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 10/10/18 3:05pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Freeman will be able to practice later in the week. He can be a No. 2 running back in leagues if he plays despite his disappointing Week 5 performance.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB
    Posted 10/10/18 4:13pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) is dealing with a bone contusion and his status for the team's Week 6 game on Sunday, Oct. 14, is 'clearly in doubt.' He was able to do work on the side, however, during practice on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Huddle Up: Freeman just returned from injury this past weekend, but was disappointing overall in contributing just 41 scoreless total yards at Pittsburgh. Obviously, his owners need to be on top of this situation all week. If he can't play, Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith would handle the backfield duties.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 10/8/18 12:52pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (foot) underwent an X-ray on his foot following Week 5's loss, but head coach Dan Quinn said Ryan will play in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: While he didn't necessarily play poorly, Ryan disappointed in what was supposed to be a shootout with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Look for him to rebound in a big way in a tasty matchup at home versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Matt Ryan - QB
    Posted 10/7/18 1:17pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 26-for-38 for 285 yards and one touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Ryan has thrown for at least 270 yards in each of the last four games and has 10 touchdowns during that span. He will be facing Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week and should be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues.

  • Austin Hooper - TE
    Posted 10/7/18 1:35pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught nine passes for 77 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Hooper was targeted only 15 times in the first four games of the season but received 12 targets against the Steelers. He should continue to be part of the passing game moving forward but may not be a weekly starting option for owners.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB
    Posted 10/7/18 1:26pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 15 yards on seven carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5. He also caught two passes for 15 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Coleman appeared to have a good matchup this week but did not have much success against the Steelers. He should have another good matchup next week and can be a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

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