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Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons

DST - Atlanta Falcons

2024 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #302
Best / Worst #248 / #354

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Atlanta Falcons hiring Raheem Morris as head coach

The Atlanta Falcons are hiring Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their next head coach.

Fantasy Impact

The Falcons moved on from Arthur Smith and are now bringing in a defensive coach in Morris. The 47-year-old coach has a history with Atlanta, having served as an assistant and an interim coach with the Falcons in the past. It seemed as though Bill Belichick had the lead on the job until some reports came out recently indicating otherwise, and the Falcons ultimately decided to roll with Morris.

Atlanta Falcons fire HC Arthur Smith

The Atlanta Falcons have officially fired Head Coach Arthur Smith, according to multiple reports.

Fantasy Impact

There has been a lot of recent speculations that the Falcons will fire Smith, and less than a day after their 48-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta has officially made the decision to move on from him. He had a 21-30 record over the course of his three seasons with the team, and he was widely criticized for how he chose to utilize players like Kyle Pitts, Drake London, and Bijan Robinson in that time, both in the fantasy community and in real life. The Falcons are now one four teams who are currently in the hunt for a new head coach, and they'll likely conduct interviews and narrow down prospects in the coming weeks. Barring any unforeseen candidates getting the job, this projects to be good news for Atlanta's skill position players, and they could have a major fantasy resurgence in the 2024 season under a new scheme if the team can find some competent QB play in free agency or the draft.

Leo Sells6 weeks ago
Atlanta Falcons D/ST torched in Week 18

The Atlanta Falcons D/ST allowed 48 points, while collecting three sacks in a 48-17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact

The Falcons’ defense allowed 264 passing yards and 154 rushing yards in the loss. The defense struggled to contain the Saints’ offense, even with the Saints missing Alvin Kamara. The Falcons could have a new coaching staff in 2024, which would result in changes to the defense.

Jesse Garcia6 weeks ago
Atlanta Falcons D/ST obliterated in Week 17 loss

The Falcons' defense allowed 37 points, forced zero turnovers, and registered three sacks during their 37-17 loss to the Bears in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact

Kaden Elliss led the way with one sack and one tackle for loss. Meanwhile, Jessie Bates III added a team-leading 11 tackles. This unit should be avoided in most fantasy leagues ahead of next week's clash with New Orleans.

Andersen Pickard7 weeks ago
Falcons D/ST has strong showing in Week 16

The Falcons D/ST allowed 10 points on 262 total yards with six sacks and one interception on Sunday against the Colts.

Fantasy Impact

The Colts scored a touchdown on the opening drive of the game, but Atlanta shut them down the rest of the afternoon including six sacks and an interception. They could be a decent streaming play next week against the Bears.

Ari Koslow8 weeks ago