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  • A.J. Terrell Placed On COVID List

    Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell (illness) was placed on the COVID list on Saturday. The number-16 overall pick from the 2020 draft is the NFL's first positive case of the season, as the results came back from a Friday morning test. As of right now, the Falcons have no other positive tests, though this is obviously something to monitor up until kickoff on Sunday. The rest of the team was tested again Saturday morning and those results will come back Sunday morning. From a football perspective, this hurts an already-struggling Falcons' defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing yards in the NFL heading into Week 3.

    Sep 26 · Source via Falcons A.J. Terrell
  • Julio Jones Could Be Sidelined In Week 3

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) could be trending towards missing the team's game against the Chicago Bears this week. On Friday morning, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Jones's status is "very much up in the air" for Week 3. Jones played with a strained hamstring in Week 2, but the injury unfortunately got worse over the course of the game, which has prevented Jones from practicing this week. If Jones indeed sits in Week 3, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage and Hayden Hurst stand to benefit most, while Matt Ryan's value decreases.

    Sep 25 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Falcons Defense Should Be Avoided

    The Atlanta Falcons Defense should not be started in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. There's good news and bad news for the Falcons defense. The good news is, they've registered four sacks and three fumble recoveries in two games. The bad news is they've allowed the most points-scored and the second-most yards allowed to opposing offenses. That is not a recipe for success when choosing a fantasy defense. Leave Atlanta's defense on the waiver wire.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Atlanta Falcons
  • Younghoe Koo Should Be Started In Week 3

    Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo has started off the season strong. Koo has made all six field-goal attempts and 4 of 5 extra-points, including four kicks from at least 40 yards out. The 26-year-old is currently tied for second in the NFL with 22 points and plays for a high-powered offense that has exceeded 25 points in both contests this season. Chicago may be a more stout defense than Atlanta has faced so far, but they still rank 23th in fantasy points allowed to kickers. Koo has a good chance of finishing as a top-12 option at the kicking position.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Younghoe Koo
  • Hayden Hurst Gets Favorable Matchup

    Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst gets a favorable matchup in Week 3 against the Bears. Though the defense has been good against the pass overall, they have struggled against tight ends so far, ranking 21st in the league in fantasy points allowed to the position. Hurst is coming off his best effort so far, an eight-target game that yielded five catches, 72 yards and a score. The former Raven should continue to improve within the offense with each game and his already-decent chemistry with Matt Ryan is a good sign. Fire up Hurst as a low-end TE1, with upside for more.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Hayden Hurst
  • Russell Gage A Low-End Flex Against Chicago

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage has been a pleasant surprise through two weeks of the 2020 season. Gage has taken the Mohamed Sanu role to new heights, as he ranks in the top-10 so far in targets and receptions. However, Week 3 brings a tougher matchup against the Bears, who have yet to allow 100 yards to any receiver this year. If Julio Jones (hamstring) doesn't play, Gage would see a slight boost in value, though he would also be going up against a more skilled defensive back, potentially lowering his efficiency. He is best looked at as a WR4, who could have the upside to finish as a WR3.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Russell Gage
  • Calvin Ridley Should Be Started With Confidence

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been the No. 1 wideout in fantasy football through two weeks. Ridley is tied for the league lead in receiving yards with 239, ranks sixth with 23 targets and has scored two touchdowns in consecutive games. Week 3 brings a matchup against the Bears, who have yet to allow a 100-yard receiver, though it should be noted they haven't played a passing offense with Atlanta's firepower. Ridley is on fire right now and very well could be the first 100-yard receiver against this unit. If teammate Julio Jones (hamstring) sits out, Ridley would see even more targets in Week 3. Either way, he should be a must-start at this point.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Calvin Ridley
  • Julio Jones Comes With Risk If He Suits Up

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) faces a Bears Defense that has surrendered the seventh-fewest fantasy points to enemy wideouts so far in 2020. After reportedly making his injury worse in Week 2, Jones missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday- needless to say, his Week 3 status is in jeopardy right now. There is some considerable risk if the veteran wideout plays, both of re-injury and Atlanta using him as the dreaded decoy. However, this is still an All-Pro wideout we're talking about, who put up a 9-157-0 line in Week 1 while having the same injury designation he has now. If he's playing, start him as your WR1.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Todd Gurley II A Low-End RB2 In Week 3

    Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II gets a seemingly tough matchup against the Bears. Chicago has allowed the 11th-fewest rushing yards to opposing backs, though they did it against an uninspiring Lions backfield and a Giants offense that lost running backSaquon Barkley (knee) early in the game. Gurley quietly ranks eighth in rushing attempts and should be able to find running room against the Bears. He may not look like the 2018 version of himself, but Gurley can certainly put up RB2 numbers with the kind of volume he's getting. If he gets more involved as a receiver, it will be gravy for his fantasy managers. Plug him into lineups as an RB2/flex for Week 3.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Todd Gurley
  • Matt Ryan A Solid QB1 Against Bears

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will face off with the Chicago Bears in Week 3. Chicago presents a tough matchup, as they've allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks through two weeks and have surrendered the league's lowest passer rating against. However, they've faced Matthew Stafford and Daniel Jones, neither of whom are playing at the level that Ryan is so far. The veteran signal-caller ranks in the top-10 in passing yards, yards per attempt and touchdown passes through two weeks. Ryan has also thrown the second-most passes in the NFL, thanks to a poor Falcons' defense. This is Ryan's toughest matchup yet, but he should throw enough to put up solid QB1 numbers.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Matt Ryan
  • Julio Jones Not On The Field Thursday

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. Jones aggravated his hamstring in the Week 2 loss to the Cowboys, but he's attempting to play through the injury, as he's so often done before while remaining productive for fantasy managers. The All-Pro wideout had just two catches for 24 yards while dealing with his hamstring injury last week, so there's obvious risk with Jones if he's active against a tough Bears Defense this Sunday. But you cannot bench Jones if he's in the starting lineup. Temper your expectations for Jones if he plays this weekend as a WR1. If he's inactive, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage and tight end Hayden Hurst will have higher ceilings.

    Sep 24 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Julio Jones Doesn't Practice Wednesday

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring), who aggravated his injury in the Week 2 loss to the Cowboys, did not practice on Wednesday. While the veteran Jones often misses practice and plays through nagging injuries, this is one to keep a close eye on the rest of the week leading up to Week 3 against the Bears. The All-Pro pass-catcher had just two receptions last week and will be facing a stingy Bears Defense if he plays, and he would likely be at less than 100 percent. Jones is a must-start WR1 each and every week, but he's become riskier. If he is forced to rest, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage would see more targets from quarterback Matt Ryan.

    Sep 23 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Julio Jones (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday

    Sep 23 · FantasyPros Falcons Julio Jones
  • Julio Jones' Hamstring Injury Worsened In Week 2

    Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) further strained his hamstring in Week 2 against the Cowboys, and the team will take his injury "through the week," leading up to the game on Sunday against the Bears. So there's a real chance that the All-Pro receiver won't play this weekend, so you'll need to have a backup plan just in case. Jones had nine catches for 157 yards in the season-opener, but he caught only two passes for 24 yards despite the Falcons putting up 39 points last week. He's a must-start WR1 anytime he's on the field, but things might finally start to catch up with the 31-year-old while he seems to constantly be playing through injuries. If he sits out or is limited at all, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage would benefit from added targets.

    Sep 23 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Kaleb McGary (knee) receives encouraging MRI results

    Sep 21 · FantasyPros Falcons Kaleb McGary
  • Younghoe Koo Hits Four Field Goals In Week 2

    Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo went 4-4 in field-goal attempts and 3-3 in extra-point attempts in the Week 2 loss to Dallas. Koo found himself busy with the high-octane Atlanta offense going up and down the field with ease. He notably connected on two field-goal attempts from over 40 yards. With a role on an explosive offense, Koo should see decent kicking opportunities, which makes him a solid starting kicker for most weeks.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Younghoe Koo
  • Hayden Hurst Gets 72 Yards In Week 2

    Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst played a huge role in Week 2, getting five receptions for 72 yards and a score on eight targets. This was the type of role that was envisioned for Hurst when he was traded to Atlanta this offseason. The tight end played a large role in Week 2 and came second in yards and third in targets overall on this offense. In Week 1, Hurst didn't have all that great of a performance, so it's still worth monitoring his production for the next couple of weeks to make sure he is consistent before deeming him a weekly starter at TE.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Hayden Hurst
  • Calvin Ridley Has Second Consecutive Game With 100 Yards

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley put up another 100-yard performance in the Week 2 loss to Dallas, pacing the team with seven receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns on 10 targets. Ridley has truly emerged as a stellar wideout and has become Matt Ryan's most trusted target alongside Julio Jones. With such a steady and high-volume role on this explosive offense, Ridley could be considered a low-end WR1 most weeks.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Calvin Ridley
  • Julio Jones Quiet In Week 2 Loss

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones didn't see much come his way in the Week 2 loss to the Cowboys. The talented wideout only saw four targets and finished with two targets for 24 yards. After recording over 150 yards last week, Jones fell flat in Week 2 and was quite disappointing. Nevertheless, he is too valuable and explosive for the Falcons and this should hopefully be a fluke performance for Jones. He will look to rebound against a decent Bears secondary next week.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Todd Gurley Finishes With 21 Carries

    Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II finished the Week 2 loss to the Cowboys with 21 rushes for 61 yards. Despite a high-scoring affair, it was the aerial attack of the Falcons that did most of the damage. On the bright side, Gurley has had essentially no competition for his RB1 role on the team, and Ito Smith had the second-most carries with only five. Given Gurley's steady role, he should be an RB2 during most weeks.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Todd Gurley
  • Matt Ryan Tosses Four Touchdowns

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went 24-for-36 with 273 yards and four touchdowns in the 40-39 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2. It was another productive outing for Ryan, and it has become clear that the defense cannot hold up against opponents based on the past two weeks. With more pressure on the offense to win games, Ryan will continue to lead his high-powered unit and should put up decent numbers going forward. He faces the Bears next week and is a good play.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Matt Ryan
  • Qadree Ollison Inactive For Second Consecutive Week

    Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison is inactive for the team's Week 2 meeting with the Dallas Cowboys. At this point, it looks like Ollison's only chance of a bigger role in Atlanta would be if injuries strike the backs ahead of him. Brian Hill and Ito Smith will serve as Todd Gurley's backups again. If you've been rostering Ollison in redraft in hopes he could breakout this season, you can go ahead and move on.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Qadree Ollison
  • Jake Matthews expected to play in Week 2

    Sep 20 · FantasyPros Falcons Jake Matthews
  • Julio Jones Dealing With Hamstring Injury

    Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) has been dealing with a hamstring injury for a couple of weeks, but he added that "my concern level is low" for the injury impacting Jones' play. The 31-year-old veteran All-Pro often deals with nagging injuries but has managed to play through them and remain productive in Atlanta's offense. Jones caught nine of his 12 targets for 157 yards in the Week 1 loss to the Seahawks. He has been limited this week with the hamstring injury, but he should be just fine to suit up this Sunday against Dallas. Jones is an elite WR1 that is a must-start if he's active.

    Sep 18 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Julio Jones (hamstring) limited participant in Thursday's practice

    Sep 17 · FantasyPros Falcons Julio Jones
  • Falcons Sign Laquon Treadwell To Practice Squad

    The Atlanta Falcons signed wide receiver Laquon Treadwell to their practice squad on Wednesday. Treadwell didn't make the club's 53-man roster out of training camp, but he'll remain with the team. A first-round pick by the Vikings in 2016, the Ole Miss product never lived up to the hype as a receiver. He's got good size at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, but he put up just 65 receptions on 107 targets for 701 yards and two touchdowns in his four years with Minnesota in 53 total games. Treadwell could be intriguing if injuries strike the Falcons wideouts and he's brought up to the active roster, but he's well off the fantasy radar for now.

    Sep 16 · Source via Falcons Laquon Treadwell
  • Younghoe Koo A Solid Starting Option In Week 2

    Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo is a solid starting option for Week 2. Koo connected on both of his field-goal attempts in Week 1, and both were notably from beyond 40 yards. Though he did miss an extra point, Koo should see quite a few kicking opportunities because the Falcons' offense is high-powered. This week's tilt against the Cowboys could be high-scoring, which means Koo could see a good amount of action.

    Sep 15 · Source via Falcons Younghoe Koo
  • Falcons Defense Should Remain On The Bench This Week

    The Atlanta Falcons Defense is simply not a viable streaming option for Week 2. After allowing 38 points and letting Russell Wilson "cook" in Week 1, the Falcons are in no position to be a trustworthy defense in Week 2. This is especially considering they face a loaded Dallas Cowboys offense that features talent all around the board such as Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, and CeeDee Lamb. Leave the ATL defense on the bench or waiver wire.

    Sep 15 · Source via Falcons Atlanta Falcons
  • Hayden Hurst A Low-End TE1 For Week 2

    Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst should be considered a low-end TE1 for this week's matchup against the Cowboys. The new Falcon recorded three receptions and 38 yards on five targets in Week 1 against the Seahawks. With the Falcons boasting a pass-happy offense, it was unfortunate that Hurst couldn't get more in on the action, as three receivers had over 100 yards in Week 1. Nevertheless, this week presents another opportunity for him to put up good numbers, as this game could be high-scoring. As a result, Hurst should be considered a low-end TE1, as he remains one of the top-four passing options on this team.

    Sep 15 · Source via Falcons Hayden Hurst
  • Russell Gage A Flex Play In Deep Leagues This Week

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is coming off his best showing in the NFL coming into Week 2. The 2018 pick recorded nine receptions for 114 yards on 12 targets in Week 1, something not many managers could have seen coming. It's worth noting that Gage is the WR3 on this team, so he could see a decent amount of targets, though it's likely he will not have these types of numbers every week. Considering the Falcons and Cowboys both have high-powered offenses when they face off in Week 2, this game could be high-scoring, and Gage could see more targets headed his way. He is a good flex play in deep leagues.

    Sep 15 · Source via Falcons Russell Gage
  • Calvin Ridley A High-End WR2 In Week 2

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is a fine play in Week 2's matchup against the Cowboys. Being the WR2 on the team and commanding a decent target share, the 25-year-old recorded nine receptions for 130 yards and two scores on 12 targets in a terrific Week 1 showing. The youngster has developed quite a rapport with Matt Ryan and is now one of the most important pieces on this offense. He should be considered a high WR2 for this Week 2 tilt.

    Sep 15 · Source via Falcons Calvin Ridley
  • Julio Jones A WR1 For This Week

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is a WR1 for the Week 2 clash against the Cowboys. Last week, the talented wideout racked up nine receptions and 157 yards on 12 targets. With the robust chemistry the receiver has with Matt Ryan, along with his large target share in this offense, Jones should be started in what could be a high-scoring matchup against Dallas.

    Sep 15 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Todd Gurley II An RB2 For Week 2

    Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II is a solid RB2 for the Week 2 matchup against the Cowboys. The 26-year-old took on the workhorse role for the team in Week 1, as expected, and got 56 rushing yards and a score on 14 carries. The second-most carries belonged to Brian Hill, but that was only three. This is good news for the former Ram, as he will be able to take on the bulk of carries for Atlanta each week. Dallas just allowed a decent game to the Rams running backs, fueling Gurley's value for this week.

    Sep 15 · Source via Falcons Todd Gurley
  • Matt Ryan A Low-End QB1 In Week 2

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan should be considered a low-end QB1 in Week 2's bout against the Dallas Cowboys. With the defense reeling in Week 1, Ryan was forced to carry the team and try to keep up, getting 450 pass yards total. With Dallas boasting a high-octane offense, the Falcons may have to put up many points to keep up again. Start Ryan with confidence as he came through last week and many games for this team could likely come down to how many points the offense can put up.

    Sep 15 · Source via Falcons Matt Ryan
  • Laquon Treadwell To Join Falcons' Practice Squad

    Sep 14 · Pro Football Rumors Falcons Laquon Treadwell