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This Week Outlook
Bryan Edwards is officially inactive for Atlanta's game against Los Angeles in Week 9.
Edwards caught one pass last week, and it was a coach's decision to make him inactive. Drake London, Olamide Zaccheaus, and Damiere Byrd will hold down WR duties for Marcus Mariota and the Falcons.
Bryan Edwards is inactive for Atlanta's Week 3 game against Seattle.
In the first two weeks of the season, Edwards has been targeted only three times, hauling in one catch for two yards. KhaDarel Hodge could be in line for a couple of targets in his absence.
Bryan Edwards caught his lone target for 12 yards in Atlanta's preseason loss to the New York Jets.
Edwards made his first preseason appearance for the Falcons, going for a 12-yard grab on the opening possession. He had dealt with a shoulder injury in late July and early August, but appears to be healthy and ready to go for Week 1. Edwards is slated to serve as the WR2 for Atlanta this season, but is more of a speculative pick in fantasy drafts.
According to Michael Rothstein of ESPN, Atlanta Falcons WR Bryan Edwards went down with an arm injury during 11-on-11 drills in practice on Saturday. Head coach Arthur Smith doesn't believe it's "that bad," but Edwards will receive an MRI just in case.
Edwards was traded from the Las Vegas Raiders to the Falcons for a 2023 fifth-round pick during the 2022 offseason. Although Edwards has not been a strong fantasy option yet in his first two seasons, finishing as WR129 and WR62, he has a new start in Atlanta where he adds to their theme of length at receiver — WR Drake London and TE Kyle Pitts included. The hope is that Smith is right and Edwards won't have to miss much time so he can continue to build chemistry with the team's new starting QB Marcus Mariota.
The Las Vegas Raiders traded wide receiver Bryan Edwards to the Atlanta Falcons on Friday.
Edwards and a 2023 seventh-round pick were sent to Atlanta with a 2023 fifth-rounder heading back to Las Vegas in exchange. Edwards was a popular wide receiver prospect coming out of South Carolina in 2020 but he never broke out with the Raiders, catching just 45 balls for 764 yards and four touchdowns over his two NFL seasons. His outlook in Atlanta doesn't improve much after the Falcons used the 2022 No. 8 overall pick to pair Drake London with future star tight end Kyle Pitts. That leaves Edwards as the No. 3 option in the Atlanta passing game at best. He is worth holding onto only in deeper dynasty formats going forward but isn't worth a spot in redraft leagues.