Falcons Fantasy News

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Coleman was concussed after slipping in the shower. He’s unlikely to play this week.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Stewart has been ruled out. 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.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Panthers WR Ted Ginn (quad) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. It’s a good sign that Ginn was upgraded to a full practice. He’s a solid start against the Falcons after catching two touchdowns in each of the last three games.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Stewart may be able to return this week, though the Panthers #1 priority is to get him healthy for a postseason run. Last week, Cameron Artis-Payne out-touched Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker by a margin of 16-to-9. If Stewart remains out, we expect Artis-Payne to serve as the lead back in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Week 16 game still 'has value' to Panthers

Monday, December 21, 2015, 2:24pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Panthers suffered a few more injury scares during Sunday’s 38-35 win over the Giants, including one involving quarterback Cam Newton, but that isn’t going to cause them to throttle back against the Falcons in Week 16.

During his Monday press conference, coach Ron Rivera said that he’s not going to think about resting any of the team’s healthy starters when there’s value attached to winning a game. The upcoming game against Atlanta has value to the Panthers because they still need to wrap up home field throughout the NFC playoffs, something that pleases Rivera.

“This next game has value. I like the fact that there is value,” Rivera said.

Fantasy Impact:

Should the Panthers lose to the Falcons and the Cardinals beat the Packers, that same value will exist for the regular season finale. Even without the impetus to win this week to put the first seed in their back pocket, this weekend would seem to be a bit early to start taking such heavy precautions against injury when you factor in how much time there will be until Carolina plays their first playoff game, the story said. For now, it looks safe to start any active Panthers in Week 16.

Report: Patriots sign Steven Jackson

Monday, December 21, 2015, 12:40pm

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Help is coming for the Patriots' beleaguered running back corps.

The team is expected to sign veteran free agent Steven Jackson, ESPN and NFL Network reported.

Jackson, 32, is a veteran of nine seasons with the Rams and two with the Falcons. His 11,388 career rushing yards are second among active players and 17th all time.

Jackson worked out for the Patriots last week as they look to make up for the season-ending injuries to Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount.

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson could jump right in and have an impact, but would obviously be a risky fantasy play for Week 16 if this is your finals. Considering newly promoted Joey Iosefa led the Patriots in rushing with 51 yards in Sunday's win, Jackson could do just fine in this offense. Jackson likely will assume the role of Blount, as the inside runner, while James White remains the third down option. The team just doesn't seem to trust Brandon Bolden enough for a bigger role week-to-week.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (knee, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 15. Yeldon has a sprained MCL so he’s all but ruled out this week. If he’s sidelined, Denard Robinson is a Sneaky Start against Atlanta. He turned 15 touches into 87 yards and a touchdown after Yeldon went out last week. He also had a four-game stretch in 2014 where he averaged 19.3 touches for 105 yards and 1.0 TD. The matchup against the Falcons (#29 in RB aFPA) is favorable.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. Tamme had a shoulder injury last week and now his back is sore. We expect him to play in a great matchup against the Jaguars.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Yeldon has a sprained MCL so he’s probably out this week, though the team has yet to officially rule him out. If he’s sidelined, Denard Robinson is a Sneaky Start against Atlanta. He turned 15 touches into 87 yards and a touchdown after Yeldon went out last week. He also had a four-game stretch in 2014 where he averaged 19.3 touches for 105 yards and 1.0 TD. The matchup against the Falcons (#29 in RB aFPA) is favorable.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (back) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Tamme had a shoulder injury last week and now his back is sore. We expect him to play.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Yeldon has a sprained MCL so he’s probably out this week. Denard Robinson is a Sneaky Start against Atlanta. He turned 15 touches into 87 yards and a touchdown after Yeldon went out last week. He also had a four-game stretch in 2014 where he averaged 19.3 touches for 105 yards and 1.0 TD. The matchup against the Falcons (#29 in RB aFPA) is favorable.

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