Hankerson is vying for the Falcons third WR spot on the depth chart with rookie Justin Hardy and veteran Devin Hester.
Fantasy Impact: Hankerson, who was previously with the Washington Redskins, is already familiar with what new OC Kyle Shanahan is trying to accomplish offensively. Both were part of the Redskins organization from when Kyle’s father Mike coached. Keep an eye closely as the winner of this battle will have some deeper league relevance and a bigger share of the pie if Roddy White or Julio Jones every go down.
Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson, still recovering from knee surgery, was placed on the reserve/PUP list on Saturday as the team trimmed the roster to the 53-man limit. Hankerson is eligible to be activated after Week 6, but unless a roster spot opens it is also possible that he will ultimately be placed on injured reserve and miss the entire season. (Source: CSN Washington)
Fantasy Impact: Hankerson is still looking for a breakout campaign and his 2014 season is not off to a good start thanks to his recovery. Even if Hankerson joins the active roster in midseason, he will not play a feature role. Hankerson should only be considered in the deepest of dynasty leagues.
Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson continues to make progress in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in 2013. After Friday's practice, Hankerson caught balls from Kirk Cousins and looked nearly full speed, according to the Post's Mike Jones. (Source: Washington Post)
Fantasy Impact: Hankerson is likely fighting for more than a roster spot. Entering a contract season, he must not only get healthy but show he belongs among a talented Redskins WR corps. He may begin the season on PUP and is only worth stashing in the deepest of leagues.
Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson was left off of the first official depth chart released by the team on Monday, since he's still on the physically-unable-to-perform list. (Source: Washington Post)
Fantasy Impact: Hankerson's knee surgery recovery has really hurt his chances to solidify a spot on the roster. With Ryan Grant's brilliant performance all throughout camp, Hankerson will likely find himself competing against Aldrick Robinson and Cody Hoffman, among others, for a roster spot. With Robinson's performance today at camp, Hankerson's chances of being kept around for September are on the slimmer side. Obviously, he has no value in any redraft leagues.
Leonard Hankerson (PUP/knee) practiced sprints with a resistance band today in camp. (Source: Washington Post)
Fantasy Impact: Even when fully healthy, Hankerson would be on the roster bubble, so his knee injury certainly hasn't done him any favors. Providing that he makes the cut, his only shot at having true fantasy value is in the form of injuries to DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. Both are projected to be ahead of him on the Z-receiver pecking order.