Falcons Fantasy News

49ers sign Tevin Coleman to a two-year deal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:26pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

49ers signing Tevin Coleman to a two-year, $10 million deal, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

This would be a pretty shocking signing if not for the 49ers purported interest in LeVeon Bell earlier this week. Already in good shape at running back with Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida, Kyle Shanahan has added Coleman, whom he coached during his stint in Atlanta. This one has RBBC written all over it.

Falcons hire Dirk Koetter to be OC

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 8:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter to again be their offensive coordinator, the team announced Tuesday.

"We are fired up to have Dirk join our staff as our offensive coordinator," Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. "His experience and familiarity with our division will also pay dividends as we move forward."

Mike Mularkey, who parted ways after going 20-21 in parts of three seasons as head coach of the Tennessee Titans, was named the Falcons' tight ends coach on Tuesday. Mularkey also previously served as offensive coordinator in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact:

Koetter, who turns 60 next month, previously was the Falcons' offensive coordinator from 2012 to 2014. He helped the Falcons to the NFC Championship Game in 2012 as the offense averaged 26.2 points per game and 369.1 yards per game. During his first three-year stint in Atlanta, the Falcons averaged 363.5 yards per game, 277.2 passing yards per game, and 24.0 points per game.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn back to leading the defense

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 9:52am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dan Quinn is leading the defense once again, just for a different NFC team. The Atlanta Falcons' head coach decided after a 7-9 season to reassume duties as the defensive playcaller after firing second-year coordinator Marquand Manuel. Meanwhile, Quinn remains in search of both an offensive coordinator and special-teams coach after letting go Steve Sarkisian and Keith Armstrong, respectively.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, it's the second time that Quinn will take over the playcalling in Atlanta, something he did in Week 13 of the 2016 season, when he relieved then-defensive coordinator Richard Smith of those responsibilities. Of course, the Falcons went on to play in the Super Bowl that season, mainly because of the league's highest-scoring offense. But a renewed sense of defensive energy was felt under Quinn during that eight-game stretch in '16. The Falcons improved in scoring defense, red zone defense, sacks per pass attempt and interceptions per pass attempt.

Falcons overhaul coaching staff

Monday, December 31, 2018, 1:18pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Atlanta is overhauling its coaching staff, letting go of offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coach Keith Armstrong, per sources. Major changes for the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact:

Head coach Dan Quinn will serve as defensive coordinator moving forward, the team announced Monday. Sarkisian took over the offense from Kyle Shanahan, who is now coaching in San Francisco, but never lived up to expectations.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman will play Week 17

Friday, December 28, 2018, 8:30pm

Falcons official injury report

Tevin Coleman (groin) is all set to play Week 17.

Fantasy Impact:

Coleman has a cherry matchup against the Buccaneers but may have a Brian Hill problem if Atlanta decides to give the youngster an extended look. Consider Coleman a RB3 with both a low floor and a high ceiling.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Falcons TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. Jones is vying for the receiving title so he will likely play through his injuries.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. It looks like he will play in Week 17 after looking iffy for most of the week. This throws cold water on Brian Hill’s Sneaky Start status.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman does not practice Thursday

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 8:20pm

Falcons official injury report

Despite head coach Dan Quinn saying Tevin Coleman (groin) would practice today, the running back did not participate.

Fantasy Impact:

The Falcons have nothing to play for and Coleman is likely a goner in free agency, so it is conceivable they just roll with Brian Hill to see if his eight carry, 115-yard outburst last week was a fluke. If he gets the nod, Hill would be a volume-based RB2.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) has good chance to play Week 17

Monday, December 24, 2018, 10:04pm

Vaughn McClure on Twitter - [Full Article]

Dan Quinn said Tevin Coleman strained his groin.

Fantasy Impact:

McClure went on to say Coleman will participate in the walkthrough this week and he's getting treatment. The team is not ruling him out for season finale and he has a good chance to play, Quinn said.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman has groin in jury

Sunday, December 23, 2018, 4:47pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Tevin Coleman suffered a groin injury during Sunday's game at Carolina, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Related players: Brian Hill

Fantasy Impact:

Prior to leaving the contest, Coleman compiled 51 yards on 10 carries and didn't reel in his sole target. With Devonta Freeman (groin) and Ito Smith (knee) on injured reserve and Jeremy Langford a healthy scratch, Brian Hill was the last man standing in the Falcons backfield and finished with 115 yards. He could be in line to play next week if Coleman can't go.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (ankle, knee) took limited practice reps all week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 16. He’s considered a game-time decision, though we expect him to play. The Falcons play early on Sunday.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. The Panthers have decided to shut Newton down for the season. Taylor Heinicke will draw the start, but the Old Dominion product is largely an unknown from an NFL standpoint. In the preseason, he completed 24 of 36 passes for 323 yards (9.0 YPA) and two touchdowns against one interception. He also rushed five times for 23 yards and a score. That 7.2 pass-to-rush ratio would fall between Jameis Winston (6.9) and Blake Bortles (7.4) this year, so Heinicke can add points with his legs. He’s obviously a risky start, but there’s some upside here due to the competence he showed in the preseason and his home matchup against the Falcons, who are No. 30 in QB aFPA. Consider this news a slight downgrade for the entire offense, though we weren’t expecting Newton to tear it up this week given his shoulder. John Paulsen watched Heinicke’s preseason throws and runs and came away fairly impressed. He showed some fast feet, threw a couple of darts downfield and his sole interception was not his fault.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) took full practice reps all week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go. The just-officially-eliminated Packers have given up passing yards to the three competent quarterbacks they’ve faced in the last four weeks. Mitch Trubisky (235/2), Matt Ryan (262/2) and Kirk Cousins (342/3) all went over the 19.0-mark in fantasy points. Meanwhile, Darnold is coming off of 253/2 against the Texans, and he has at least 18.0 fantasy points in three of his last four home games. Throw in a budding rapport with Robby Anderson, and we have the makings of a solid fantasy outing.