Falcons Fantasy News

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. Douglas could play a big role on Sunday if Julio Jones is out with his hip injury.

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Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 15. Jones seems pretty iffy for Week 15, though the team hopes he can play against the Steelers. If he can’t go, it would be a big upgrade for Harry Douglas, but Matt Ryan wouldn’t quite as appealing without his top weapon. The Falcons play early on Sunday.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. White should be fine to face the Steelers, but he will be the focus of the defense if Julio Jones can’t play.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. Miller will be fine to face the Falcons.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Douglas could be a Sneaky Start if Julio Jones can’t play.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) missed practice again Thursday. Jones seems pretty iffy for Week 15, though the team hopes he can play against the Steelers. If he can’t go, it would be a big upgrade for Harry Douglas, but Matt Ryan wouldn’t quite as appealing without his top weapon. The Falcons play early on Sunday.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. White should be fine to face the Steelers, but he may be the focus of the defense if Julio Jones can’t play.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Miller should be fine to face the Falcons.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Douglas has been limited for most of the season in early-week practices.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Jones seems iffy for Week 15, though the team hopes he can play against the Steelers. If he can’t go, it would be a big upgrade for Harry Douglas, but Matt Ryan wouldn’t quite as appealing without his top weapon.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. White should be fine to face the Steelers, but he may be the focus of the defense if Julio Jones can’t play.

Eddie Lacy suffered a hip bruise on MNF

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

James Starks did the job at the end, helping the Packers run out the clock, but why wasn't Eddie Lacy in the game?

It turned out Lacy sustained a hip bruise late in the game that prevented him from finishing. Lacy said he thought he would be OK despite the short turnaround to Sunday's game at Buffalo, but he couldn't go at the end against the Falcons.

"I mean I tried, but no," Lacy said.

Lacy and Starks combined for 148 yards rushing (Starks had 10 carries for 75 yards, while Lacy had 13 carries for 73 yards) and each scored a rushing touchdown. Lacy also caught a touchdown pass, but it was Starks who was there at the end.

"He had a great game out there tonight," Lacy said of his backfield mate. "And we have to go out and continue to do this for the rest of the season."

Fantasy Impact:

If you're a Lacy owner and Starks is on your wire, you may want to grab him. There could be some cause for concern that Lacy couldn't make his way back in in a close game, but beat writer Ty Dunne tweeted later on Tuesday that the team doesn't seem overly concerned about the injury. The Packers play at Buffalo in Week 15, and after playing on Monday night it is a short week. We'll continue to monitor him this week.

Julio Jones injured his hip on Monday night

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:53am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Falcons WR Julio Jones finished Monday night's game with 11 catches, 259 yards and a touchdown before leaving with a hip injury late in the fourth quarter.

Jones took an awkward shot on a catch in the red zone and never returned. Jones tried to get the injury loose on the sideline, but the Falcons shut him down for the night even though they were driving for their final touchdown of a 43-37 loss.

Fantasy Impact:

Falcons coach Mike Smith said after the game that the initial diagnosis on Jones' injury was unclear. But he didn't sound too concerned, which is some good news to take from this until we can learn a little more. Jones has been on fire lately so this will be an anxious time for owners heading into the Week 15 playoffs. Jones has a home game vs. Pittsburgh. It's an early afternoon contest so if it comes down to a game-time call there will at least be time for adjustments. Harry Douglas only had two catches on MNF but did have a TD. He would make for a solid handcuff option.

Roddy White ACTIVE for Monday night

Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:20pm

Falcons Inactives
Robert Alford CB
James Anderson LB
Charles Godfrey FS
Stansly Maponga DE
Sean Renfree QB
Jonathan Scott T
Tyler Starr OLB

Fantasy Impact:

Roddy White (ankle) is active. The Falcons will likely fall behind in this one, but the Packers feature a good secondary playing at home, and there is also snow to deal with. Harry Douglas (foot) is also active and could see more time. White certainly comes with some risks, but if you waited on him, start him as somewhat risky WR2 option. Reports indicate he looked pretty good in warmups.

MNF Injury Report Week 14 - Roddy White QUESTIONABLE

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4:12pm

Falcons
OUT
CB Robert Alford (wrist)

QUESTIONABLE
DE Stansly Maponga (elbow), WR Roddy White (ankle)

PROBABLE
G Justin Blalock (back), WR Harry Douglas (foot)

Packers
(Green Bay did not practice on Saturday. The Saturday practice report is an estimation.)

OUT
LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle), DE Luther Robinson (calf)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Sam Shields (concussion)

PROBABLE
DE Josh Boyd (knee), DT Mike Daniels (back), G T.J. Lang (ankle), LB Nick Perry (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (toe), G Lane Taylor (illness)

Fantasy Impact:

We reported earlier Saturday that White said he would play, but the Falcons were also optimistic last week about White and he ended up inactive. Harry Douglas, listed as probable, would be a decent handcuff option for White owners.