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Atlanta Falcons

NFC South


The market has Damien Williams correctly valued at an ADP of 270, compared to an overall ECR of 241. Projected to touch the ball 6.8 times per game (5.3 rushes and 1.4 receptions), Williams won't be a reliable source of fantasy points. He's behind both Cordarrelle Patterson and Tyler Allgeier on the running back chart for the Falcons. The Falcons have the 3rd-worst running back schedule.

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As our consensus #29 QB, Marcus Mariota isn't really relevant in 1QB leagues. Dispite his low rank, his role as the starting QB for the Falcons means he should be owned in 2QB leagues.Mariota is expected to earn 20% of his projected 208 fantasy points by rushing. That's a substantial portion of his fantasy value, and could give him a more stable floor than similarly-ranked QBs. With a projection of 12.9 interceptions compared to 15.6 passing touchdowns, he carries more interception risk than is comfortable.

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Desmond Ridder won't begin the season as the Falcons' starting QB - that honor belongs to Marcus Mariota. You can safely leave him on the waiver wire. Ridder is projected to earn 14.8 of his 82 fantasy points by rushing. While rushing is in his toolbox, it's not a huge part of his gameplan. Projected for 4.7 interceptions compared to 6.5 passing TDs, he carries more interception risk than is comfortable.

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The market has Tyler Allgeier correctly valued at an ADP of 162, compared to an overall ECR of 174. At a projected workload of 7.6 touches per game (6.3 carries and 1.2 receptions), Allgeier won't be reliable in fantasy. He's trailing Cordarrelle Patterson on the running back chart for Atlanta. Atlanta has the 3rd-worst running back schedule.

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With a projection of 1.2 touches per game (0.9 carries and 0.2 receptions), Jeremy McNichols isn't someone you need to draft. He has some competition on the Falcons' depth chart, where he trails both Cordarrelle Patterson and Tyler Allgeier.

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Tate is the WR4 on the Falcons. At #147 in our WR rankings, he's only relevant in deep leagues. He's projected for 35 yards and 0.2 TDs on 2.9 receptions, for 1.7% of the total for Falcons WRs. Atlanta has the 16th-best wide receiver schedule.

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Drake London is the WR1 on the Falcons, with Bryan Edwards and Olamide Zaccheaus behind him. At #41 in our WR rankings, he will be serviceable most weeks. He is projected to catch 65.2 receptions for 885 yards and 4.6 TDs, which is 38.9% of the total for WRs on the Falcons. Atlanta has the 16th-best wide receiver schedule. London is worth drafting at his ADP of 94 as the consensus #97 overall player.

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Bryan Edwards is correctly valued at his ADP of 285 as the consensus #251 overall player. Edwards is the #2 wide receiver on the Falcons, behind Drake London. At #89 in our WR rankings, he's only relevant in deep leagues. Edwards is projected to catch 31.8 receptions for 454 yards and 2.5 TDs, which is 19.0% of the workload for Falcons WRs. The Falcons have the 16th-best schedule for WRs.

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Olamide Zaccheaus is the #3 wide receiver on the Falcons, behind Drake London and Bryan Edwards. At #132 in our WR rankings, he's probably best left for the waiver wire. He's projected to catch 28.9 receptions for 370 yards and 2.0 TDs, which is 17.3% of the total for Falcons WRs. The Falcons have the 16th-best schedule for wide receivers.

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Cordarrelle Patterson is a fair value at his ADP of 86 as the consensus #94 overall player. With a projection of 11.6 touches per game (8.8 carries and 2.8 receptions), Patterson will see the ball enough to be relevant in most leagues. He leads Tyler Allgeier and Damien Williams on Atlanta's depth chart. The Falcons have the 3rd-worst schedule for RBs.

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As the consensus #3 TE, Kyle Pitts is tier 1. With a projection of 71.9 receptions for 970 yards and 4.5 touchdowns, Pitts is one of only 5 TEs expected to record 800 yards. Kyle Pitts is worth drafting at his ADP of 31 as the consensus #29 overall player. The Falcons have the 19th-best tight end schedule.

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Anthony Firkser is projected to catch 26.1 receptions for 247 yards and 1.4 touchdowns. As our #36 TE, Firkser is not worth drafting. Firkser is not Atlanta's top tight end with Kyle Pitts around.

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Qadree Ollison is a fair value at his ADP of 291 as the consensus #351 overall player. At a projected workload of 6.9 touches per game (6.2 carries and 0.8 receptions), Ollison is a player you won't want to start if you can avoid it. He trails both Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman Jr. on the depth chart in Atlanta. The Falcons have the 11th-worst running back schedule.

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Wayne Gallman Jr. is correctly valued at his ADP of 220 as the consensus #250 overall player. With a projection of 6.2 touches per game (5.5 carries and 0.8 receptions), Gallman is a player you won't want to start if you can avoid it. He's second among Falcons running backs, behind Mike Davis. The Falcons have the 11th-worst schedule for RBs.

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At rank 27 among tight ends, Hayden Hurst is not someone you want to start in fantasy. Hurst is projected for just 452 yards and 3.2 TDs on 43.7 receptions. Hurst will be playing behind Kyle Pitts at TE in Atlanta.

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At rank 107 among tight ends, Jaeden Graham is not someone you want to start in fantasy. Graham is projected for only 0 yards and 0 TDs on 0 receptions. Graham will struggle for touches with Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst ahead of him.

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Projected to touch the ball 0.0 times per game (0.0 rushes and 0.0 receptions), Caleb Huntley is not fantasy-relevant. He trails both Mike Davis and Qadree Ollison on the depth chart in Atlanta.

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Rowland is not a focus of the the Falcons' offense as their WR8. Ranked #192 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, he's not really fantasy-relevant. He's projected to catch 0.8 receptions for 9 yards and 0.0 TDs, which is 0.4% of the total for WRs on the Falcons. Atlanta has the 12th-best wide receiver schedule.

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Lee Smith is projected for just 25 yards and 0.2 TDs on 2.5 receptions. As the consensus #94, you can do better than drafting Smith. Smith is not Matt Ryan's first or even second choice at tight end, with Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst on the roster.

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With 0.6 projected touches per game (0.6 rushes and 0.1 catches), D'Onta Foreman is not fantasy-relevant. He has some competition on Atlanta's depth chart in Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman Jr.

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