LB - MIA
Week 2 Outlook
Atlanta linebacker Duke Riley has now been third in snap counts among the main three for five straight games. In this contest, he did manage to record six combined tackle, he still did not top 40% of the snaps allowed on defense.
Dynasty wise IDP owners have had to move on by now. But the IDP production can be deceiving, he is a high-risk option for the rest of the season. The lack of time on the field will eventually catch up to his production in IDP.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Duke Riley recorded four combined tackles in the win over Tampa Bay Week Six, but he did it with approximately half the amount of time with the starting unit in this contest.
The significant drop in time on the field this contest should be concerning for his IDP owners. The apparent benefactor of this drop of playing time for Riley was rookie linebacker Foyesade Oluokun. With Riley recently being stripped of the on the field play calling and now this drop from an 80% average to 43% in Week Six could mean he is no longer going to be counted as a centerpiece of the defense going forward.
Playing at home, Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Duke Riley recorded eight solo and four assisted tackles in the loss to New Orleans Sunday.
As long as the Falcons insert Riley as the replacement for Deion Jones on a weekly basis IDP owners should consider him an option.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Duke Riley helped the team with seven solo tackles and two assisted in Week Two as they held on to secure the win over the Carolina Panthers Sunday.
IDP owners likely will see this type of production from Riley until Deion Jones (foot) returns around Week Ten.
With Deion Jones (mild strain) out for the second preseason contest versus Kansas City, Riley wore the green dot and started the contest as the middle linebacker.
With in-game reports, the solid tag on his overall play could be seen as sub-par. There was a mixture of mental mistakes still reported as well some praise for good plays. His IDP owners will want to keep monitoring his situation heading into the third preseason contest to see if indeed he is taking strides to secure his projected starting role at the weakside linebacker.