Falcons Fantasy News

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) missed practice again Thursday. Jones has turf toe, which is a tough injury for a receiver to play through. He was working along the sideline at Thursday’s practice, which is a good sign. Adam Schefter reports that the team is “optimistic” that he’ll be able to play. If he can’t, the Falcons might be down to Taylor Gabriel and Justin Hardy at receiver since Mohamed Sanu is looking doubtful. The Falcons play late on Sunday.

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) missed practice again Thursday. Sanu is looking doubtful for Week 14. Taylor Gabriel and Justin Hardy should pick up the slack.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:58pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Jones has turf toe, which is a tough injury for a receiver to play through. He’s expected to play, though he’ll be at less than 100 percent.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:58pm

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) did not practice Wednesday. Sanu’s health will be key if Julio Jones is unable to play or is at less than 100 percent.

Falcons Beat: Team should consider sitting WR Julio Jones (turf toe)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 8:40am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn has stated all season how star receiver Julio Jones is a warrior through injuries, but Quinn might want to intervene to make sure his warrior is ready for the stretch run.

Quinn revealed Monday how Jones is dealing with turf toe, which is a sprain of the ligaments surrounding the big toe. It affects the ability to plant and cut, which is a big part of Jones' explosive game.

It can be a serious issue if not treated with extreme caution, meaning the Falcons might want to consider at least sitting Jones this Sunday against the Rams, if not longer. Quinn said he's not worried about this being a serious case of turf toe for Jones, but the big picture of having Jones at his best for a playoff run has to be at the forefront of the Falcons' thoughts.

Fantasy Impact:

This certainly isn't what Jones' fantasy owners want to hear during playoff time. The story went on to say medical experts will tell you the mildest case of turf toe involves one to four weeks of recovery. A moderate case can be two to six weeks of recovery. And a severe case can be four weeks to an indefinite period. The last time Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan missed a game was in 2009 as a result of turf toe. In fact, Ryan missed two contests and three-plus quarters of another game as a result of the injury, the story said. This is worth monitoring as we get closer to Week 14.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has groin strain

Monday, December 5, 2016, 4:30pm

AtlantaFalcons.com - [Full Article]

Falcons HC Dan Quinn updated WR Mohamed Sanu's injury from Sunday, "For Sanu, it was a groin strain."

Fantasy Impact:

No other information was given in the article so owners will likely have to wait it out until Wednesday to have a better idea of Sanu's Week 14 status.

Falcons WR Julio Jones has turf toe injury

Monday, December 5, 2016, 4:28pm

AtlantaFalcons.com - [Full Article]

Following Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, head coach Dan Quinn provided an injury update on Julio Jones.

Jones suffered a turf toe injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Falcons HC Dan Quinn is optimistic that it’s not a long-term injury, but said the team will know more on Wednesday. Turf toe injuries can linger so this is something to keep an eye on.

Reid: Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin 'making improvement'

Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:44pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs are in the thick of the AFC West race coming off a big road win over the Atlanta Falcons. They could be getting reinforcements offensively.

No. 1 receiver Jeremy Maclin is progressing towards a return. Coach Andy Reid said Maclin is "making improvement" but doesn't yet know his receiver's status for Thursday Night Football.

Related players: Tyreek Hill, Albert Wilson

Fantasy Impact:

Maclin has missed the last four games due to a groin injury. In his absence, the Chiefs are 3-1. Tight end Travis Kelce has three consecutive 100-yard games and the Chiefs have gotten production from Tyreek Hill and Albert Wilson at the wide receiver position while Maclin mends.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu suffers groin injury

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:21pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu left the field late in the game with a groin injury.

Related players: Julio Jones, Matt Ryan

Fantasy Impact:

He was listed as questionable, but did not return to the game. We have another news story saying Julio Jones was battling a 'lower body injury' this week so this is something to monitor as we enter the fantasy playoffs.

Falcons WR Julio Jones battles 'lower-body injury' in Week 13

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:14pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Falcons WR Julio Jones was in and out of the lineup late in the game with what coach Dan Quinn called "a lower-body injury."

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was noticeably hobbled on the sideline. After the game he said, "I'm OK. I'm good to go." Jones has played through a multitude of injuries this season, including a shoulder last week, but he has yet to miss a start, the story pointed out. Obviously this is worth monitoring this week leading up to what is likely fantasy playoff time.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin to miss Week 13

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2:54pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will miss his fourth straight game on Sunday because of a groin injury.

Maclin had been listed as questionable against the Falcons on Friday's injury report, but the Chiefs downgraded him to out.

Maclin hasn't played since a Nov. 6 game against the Jaguars, and even then he was in for only a couple of snaps.

Related players: Tyreek Hill

Fantasy Impact:

Even if Maclin played, Tyreek Hill was our preferred play so Hill remains a nice option for lineups.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. As uninspiring as Siemian's play was at times, he has a solid 7.4 YPA and has thrown 1.5 TD per game. Paxton Lynch is a downgrade for both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, though both receivers had solid outings -- 5-49-1 and 7-80, respectively -- when Lynch started against the Falcons.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (chest) was removed from the injury report Friday. Smith is a Sneaky Start against the Falcons.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday. Kelce will be fine for a tasty matchup against the Falcons.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (chest) was removed from the injury report Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday. Smith is a Sneaky Start in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

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