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  • Marcus Mariota proving he's Atlanta Falcons' top option at quarterback

    Comfortable with Arthur Smith and the offensive system, Mariota is ready for his second chance as an NFL starter.

    Aug 5 · ESPN Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Bryan Edwards' Injury Isn't Serious

    Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said that the injury that wide receiver Bryan Edwards (shoulder) suffered in Saturday's training camp practice isn't serious. "It's nothing that's considered long term. We'll take it day by day," Smith said. Edwards wasn't seen with the other receivers at the start of practice on Monday and he might miss another couple of days, but he should be just fine for the start of the regular season. After a disappointing 2021 campaign with the Las Vegas Raiders, the 23-year-old has the chance to be Atlanta's No. 2 wideout behind rookie first-rounder Drake London. However, that role isn't likely to be a very fruitful one on a weekly basis in fantasy with quarterback Marcus Mariota throwing him the pigskin.

    Aug 1 · Source via Falcons Bryan Edwards
  • Bryan Edwards Not At Practice Monday

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Bryan Edwards (arm) isn't among the team's receivers early on at practice on Monday after he "fell on his shoulder" during Saturday's training camp practice, according to general manager Terry Fontenot. The Falcons haven't had an update on the seriousness of Edwards' injury, so for now he should be considered day-to-day. In his first year in Atlanta, the 23-year-old is expected to be the team's No. 2 receiver behind first-round rookie Drake London in an offense led by quarterback Marcus Mariota. However, Edwards' chances of seeing significant targets could take a hit early in the season if his arm injury forces him to miss substantial practice time in training camp.

    Aug 1 · Source via Falcons Bryan Edwards
  • Drake London Making Immediate Impact in Camp

    The Atlanta Falcons drafted wide receiver Drake London 8th overall in this year's draft, which was the highest for a receiver since Corey Davis in 2017. London was brought in to become a dominant No. 1 alpha in this offense and is already off to a great start. London utilized his size to overpower his teammate in the end zone for a nice touchdown catch, foreshadowing what the Falcons hope will be a regular occurrence in 2022. Although rookie wide receivers historically have taken time to establish themselves, there's been a recent trend of them bursting onto the seen in year one, which is very possible for London this season, making him an intriguing pick in your fantasy draft.

    Jul 31 · Source via Falcons Drake London
  • Falcons Name Marcus Mariota Starting QB

    This will not qualify as particularly surprising news, but the Falcons have named Marcus Mariota their starting quarterback. On the first day of training camp earlier this week, quarterbacks coach Charles London confirmed that Mariota will serve as Atlanta’s QB1, while third-round rookie Desmond Ridder will begin his pro career as Mariota’s backup. “Obviously, we've […]

    Jul 31 · Pro Football Rumors Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Bryan Edwards Injures Arm Saturday

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Bryan Edwards (arm) suffered an injury during 11-on-11 drills at training camp practice on Saturday and got up holding his right arm before leaving for the locker room to be looked at by doctors. Head coach Arthur Smith said he doesn't think the injury is serious, but the Falcons will know more after they run some tests. For now, we should consider the 23-year-old day-to-day. Edwards has been working with the starters in camp opposite first-round rookie Drake London as the No. 2 wideout for the Falcons. He was a disappointment in his second NFL season with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, catching 34 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games (12 starts). In an offense run by quarterback Marcus Mariota, Edwards won't have a ton of fantasy upside.

    Jul 30 · Source via Falcons Bryan Edwards
  • Marcus Mariota Looking Good In Training Camp

    Although it's early in training camp, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota has looked good. Unofficially, he's completed all 24 passes he's thrown so far, but a lot of them have been short throws and he was bailed out a few times on Thursday on nice plays from his tight ends. Rookie third-rounder Desmond Ridder also looks to be getting a handle on the offense early on, but he also held onto the ball too long on multiple occasions. The Falcons will roll with Mariota to begin the 2022 season, but this could be a competition to watch all season long. If Mariota is injured or struggles, the Falcons may not hesitate to throw Ridder in there. Given Atlanta's lack of high-end offensive weapons, Mariota is a QB to avoid outside of deep superflex leagues.

    Jul 29 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Marcus Mariota Dubbed Starting Quarterback

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota currently owns the starting job, according to assistant coach Charles London. However, London didn't forget to acknowledge rookie signal-caller Desmond Ridder, telling reporters, "Obviously, we've got a plan for each of them." Mariota will be entering his eighth season since being drafted in 2015. Throughout his career, he's compiled 13,437 yards, 77 touchdowns, and 45 interceptions while completing nearly 63% of his throws. Unquestionably, the veteran has had some solid performances over the years. Still, he has also had his fair share of disastrous ones. Mariota probably won't be a consistent fantasy option in 2022-23, but he deserves a spot in most formats, at least as a backup. Yet, if he begins to play poorly at any point during the year, Ridder would likely take his place under center.

    Jul 27 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
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