WR - FA
Week 6 Outlook
Leonard Hankerson has been impressive with his new team, according to Bills QB Tyrod Taylor. Hankerson is seeing more reps with the regulars with the injury to fellow WR Sammy Watkins.
Hankerson proved productive with the Falcons prior to his release last season, but he'll need to continue to prove his worth on his new team. He'll be competing with several other players, including Watkins when he's healthy enough to return, for reps.
The Buffalo Bills and WR Leonard Hankerson agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Thursday.
The Buffalo Bills recently lost WR Chris Hogan in free agency, and on Thursday replaced him with veteran Leonard Hankerson. Hankerson will likely have to compete for a roster spot in Buffalo, but has a slight edge over his competitors due to a proven track record if healthy. Hankerson was hampered by a hamstring injury in 2015 but played eight games with the Falcons and finished the year with 26 receptions for 327 yards and three touchdowns.
The Falcons have announced that Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) has been placed on IR and Devin Hester has been moved to the active roster.
Hankerson started the season replacing Roddy White as the secondary receiver for Matt Ryan. After producing a couple of decent outings, Hankerson never made much more of an impact. He finishes the season with 327 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Bothered by a balky hamstring, Hankerson didn't take reps during the Falcons' Thursday practice.
Things aren't looking good for Leonard Hankerson's participation in Sunday's game. Fantasy owners relying on the fifth-year wideout may want to look elsewhere as the weekend approaches; TE Jacob Tamme and WR Roddy White figure to see increased targets if Hankerson can't make an appearance on Sunday.
Hankerson (hamstring) did not practice with the Falcons on Wednesday.
It's been an up-and-down season for Leonard Hankerson, who has complemented productive performances with injury trouble and below average fantasy games all year. We won't assume anything about Hankerson's availability for Sunday quite yet, but owners who might need to rely on a secondary Falcons receiver could look to TE Jacob Tamme or fellow WR Roddy White as insurance policies.