Falcons Fantasy News

Falcons WR Julio Jones will play Week 15

Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:30pm

Falcons official injury report

The Falcons removed Julio Jones (foot, illness) from their Friday injury report, meaning he is ready to go against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact:

The biggest concern for Julio owners isn't his foot, but rather his matchup against Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals team as a whole. Atlanta likely won't need to throw the ball 40 times to win and if they get out to a big lead, could look to give Jones a bit of a break in the second half in what has been a lost season for the team. Despite those concerns, he is still a locked-in WR1 and could easily make everything we just said look silly as he racks up 200 yards on a dozen grabs.

Falcons TE Austin Hooper will play Sunday

Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:19pm

Falcons official injury report

The Falcons removed Austin Hooper (knee) from the injury report Friday after he got in a limited session.

Fantasy Impact:

Hooper has slowed down considerably in recent weeks and has a tough matchup against our third-ranked defense, according to aFPA, against tight ends. He is best left on your bench if you have another option.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Falcons TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) took limited practice reps all week.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee, ankle) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. Hooper was surprisingly removed from the injury report so he’s expected to play against the Cardinals.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot, calf, illness) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. Jones will play against Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals. It’s not a good matchup, but Julio is producing at a high rate.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Fitzgerald will be fine for a nice matchup against the Falcons.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Falcons RB Ito Smith (back, questionable) took limited practice reps Friday and is questionable for Week 15.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Falcons TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee, ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Consider Hooper very iffy for Week 15.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee, thumb) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Graham did not practice last Wednesday but was out there against the Falcons. The Packers’ playoff hopes are still alive, so we expect he’ll be active against the Bears.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot, calf, illness) missed practice again Thursday. Thursday’s absence was due to illness. He should be fine to face the Falcons, though he’ll have to deal with shadow coverage from Patrick Peterson.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Falcons RB Ito Smith (back) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:48pm

Falcons TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:48pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Hooper iffy for Week 15.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:48pm

Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee, thumb) did not practice Wednesday. Graham did not practice last Wednesday but was out there against the Falcons. The Packers’ playoff hopes are still alive, so we expect he’ll be active against the Bears.