Falcons Fantasy News

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Devonta Freeman should see a ton of work this week.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Freeman should see a big workload with Tevin Coleman out.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Eric Weems (concussion, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 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 17.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Falcons QB Matt Ryan (hip) practiced fully Wednesday. Ryan should be fine for a fantastic matchup against the Saints.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. This is a new injury for Freeman, but limited reps this early in the week are a good sign for his Week 17 availability.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Matt Ryan (hip) expected to practice Wednesday

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 1:30pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan admitted he took a good shot to his hip in Sunday’s 20-13 upset of the Carolina Panthers, but maintained he’ll be ready for practice Wednesday.

Ryan was hit on his left hip by Panthers safety Kurt Coleman on a third-and-2 scramble from the Carolina 11-yard line late in the first quarter. He picked up seven yards on the play while eluding an attempted tackle from Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis. Ryan didn’t slide and absorbed the hit, which appeared to leave him wincing in pain throughout the game. The play set up a four-yard touchdown run by Devonta Freeman.

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan played the remainder of the game and should be good to go in Week 17 but it may be something you want to keep an eye on.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:46pm

BuffaloBills.com - [Full Article]

The Bills made it official on Monday moving WR Marcus Easley to injured reserve in the wake of his severe knee injury suffered Sunday in the win over Dallas. Claimed off waivers to fill the void left by Easley the Bills were awarded WR Leonard Hankerson.

Hankerson (6-2, 211) was most recently with the New England Patriots, who was claimed off waivers following his release by the Atlanta Falcons. The former third-round pick of the Washington Redskins (2011) was placed on injured reserve by Atlanta in early December with a hamstring injury, but was waived a week later in an injury settlement.

Report: Fozzy Whittaker won't play Week 17

Monday, December 28, 2015, 12:45pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Panthers reserve running back Fozzy Whittaker suffered a “mild high-ankle sprain” yesterday in Atlanta and won’t play in the regular season finale against the Buccaneers.

Whittaker was carted off yesterday, but the Panthers have already secured a bye week, so he’ll have some time to get well.

The Panthers appeared to be hoping to give Stewart the rest of the regular season off to have him 100 percent for the playoffs, after he suffered a foot injury two weeks ago against the Falcons. Coach Ron Rivera said that day he thought Stewart could have returned to the game if they weren’t so far ahead, but now it looks like they want to park him until the divisional round.

Fantasy Impact:

That would leave the Panthers with fifth-round pick Cameron Artis-Payne and undrafted Brandon Wegher behind fullback Mike Tolbert in the backfield for Week 17, the story said. It also added that with those two in the backfield, pass-protection is something to worry about when the main goal is to keep quarterback Cam Newton upright and healthy.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 16. Coleman was concussed after slipping in the shower.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Last week, Cameron Artis-Payne out-touched Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker by a margin of 16-to-9. With Stewart out, we expect Artis-Payne to serve as the lead back in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Panthers WR Ted Ginn (quad, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16. He’s a solid start — as solid as he can be, anyway — against the Falcons after catching two touchdowns in each of the last three games.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16.

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