Falcons Fantasy News

Falcons to hire Alabama's Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 11:45am

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian is poised to replace Kyle Shanahan as Falcons' new OC, as @Schultz_Report reported.

Fantasy Impact:

Among 128 FBS schools, Alabama was 34th in average yards and 16th in points per game in 2016, though Sarkisian only took over the OC job after Lane Kiffin left in January.

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 4:49pm

Falcons Inactives

Dashon Goldson DB
Josh Keyes LB
Wes Schweitzer OG
D.J. Tialavea TE
Terron Ward RB
Nick Williams WR
Blidi Wreh-Wilson DB

Friday, February 3, 2017, 6:51pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took limited practice reps all week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go.

Friday, February 3, 2017, 6:51pm

Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 21. Mitchell should be fine to face the Falcons.

Falcons WR Julio Jones ACTIVE, as expected

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:40pm

Atlanta Falcons

Nick Williams
Terron Ward
Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Dashon Goldson
Josh Keyes
Wes Schweitzer
DJ Tialavea

Fantasy Impact:

Jones is dealing with a toe injury, so his ability to finish the game is in some doubt. He has a great matchup with a shaky Packers secondary.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Gabriel typically lines up on the right side of the field, which gives him a great matchup with the left side of the Packer secondary.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. HC Dan Quinn said Jones “looked good” on Friday and “won’t have any limitations” on Sunday. His toe injury is a concern, but he has a great matchup against the Packers.

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3:18pm

Atlanta Falcons

WR Nick Williams
RB Terron Ward
S Dashon Goldson
LB Josh Keyes
OG Wes Schweitzer
TE D.J. Tialavea
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. After his performance last week, we’re expecting Rawls to carry the load in a nice matchup against the Falcons.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (knee) took full practice reps all week. Gabriel is good to go. He has scored seven touchdowns in his last eight games.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took full practice reps all week. Jones is good to go for a tough matchup against the Seahawks.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) took full practice reps all week. Hooper is back. He’s a decent low-cost dart throw, though he hasn’t had a good fantasy line since Week 9, when he posted 3-46-1 on six targets. He only saw 10 targets over his next five games before being sidelined.

Report: Saints would be open to trading HC Sean Payton

Monday, January 2, 2017, 10:49am

ESPN - [Full Article]

This time, the possibility of Saints HC Sean Payton leaving seems even more serious, with NOLA.com reporting Sunday night that the Los Angeles Rams are expected to seek permission to speak with Payton and that Saints general manager Mickey Loomis would be open to a trade.

A source told ESPN that Payton and Loomis met on the subject following Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons and will continue meeting into the week. For any deal to be struck, it would have to be considered a win-win-win for the Saints, Rams and Payton, as Loomis and Saints owner Tom Benson really have ultimate control.

Fantasy Impact:

The Saints signed Payton to a five-year contract extension worth more than $9 million per year this past offseason, and multiple sources have told ESPN that they are happy with the direction the team has been headed this year. But, they won't force Payton to stay if he wants to leave.

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 3:20pm

Falcons Inactives
Taylor Gabriel WR
Dashon Goldson DB
Austin Hooper TE
Josh Keyes LB
Wes Schweitzer OG
Terron Ward RB
Blidi Wreh-Wilson DB

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot, out) took limited practice reps again Friday and is out for Week 17. With Gabriel out, Mohamed Sanu should see a few extra targets against the Saints.

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