Atlanta Falcons

NFC South

Desmond Trufant (toe) will be inactive Sunday in Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Trufant has been a rare bright spot for an otherwise struggling Falcons defense, already recording a pair of interceptions. His absence makes this an even more enticing matchup for the Cardinals' passing game.

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Julio Jones (hip) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Arizona. (Source: Vaughn McClure on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones' limited participation in practice won't impact his game day availability. He has a great matchup and is a WR1 against a weak Cardinals secondary.

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The Atlanta Falcons D/ST surrendered 592 yards and 53 points in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: As per usual, the Falcons defense was hideous, allowing Deshaun Watson and Will Fuller to do whatever they wanted to do on Sunday. To make matters worse, they failed to record a sack or a turnover. The Falcons will get the Cardinals in Week 6.

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Deion Jones finished Sunday’s 53-32 loss to the Texans with 11 total tackles (six solo).

Fantasy Impact: Jones is currently second on the team in total tackles with 39 through Week 5. He is a safe bet to get close to or exceed double-digit tackles in every game. Start him in every format on a weekly basis.

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De’Vondre Campbell racked up 10 total tackles (eight solo) during Sunday’s loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Campbell continues to lead all Falcons in total tackles (48) through the first five weeks of the season. Start him weekly or pick him up now if he is still available.

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Grady Jarrett walked away with seven total tackles and a forced fumble during Sunday’s 53-32 loss to the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Jarrett is currently fourth on the team in total tackles (26) and first in sacks with two through Week 5. He is worth rostering and starting every week especially if a DL spot is required.

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Falcons WR Justin Hardy caught his lone target for a five-yard gain in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: While he drew five targets in Week 1, Hardy has had one or zero targets in each of the four games since. He is not on the fantasy radar while Mohamed Sanu, Julio Jones, and Calvin Ridley are healthy.

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Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught 6-of-9 targets for 56 yards in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: While Hooper has not scored in two games, he is still racking up yards and receptions. In fact, Hooper has had at least six receptions, 56 yards, and seven targets in 4-of-5 games played in 2019. Hooper will get the Cardinals in Week 6, who are the worst team at defending the tight end in the NFL.

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Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu caught 5-of-5 targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Sanu found the end zone for the first time in 2019 in Sunday's loss on a season-low five targets. However, since the Falcons are playing from behind more times than not this season, Sanu should remain heavily involved in the offense despite a plethora of upside weapons around him. Sanu gets the lowly Cardinals in Week 6.

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Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught 5-of-9 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Ridley ended his two-game scoring drought on Sunday, finding the end zone for the first time since Week 2. His five receptions for 88 yards on nine targets were all also his most since Week 2 in those categories. Ridley will look to keep it going in next week's road matchup at Arizona.

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Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed five times for 19 yards and caught all six of his targets for 45 yards in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Smith handled a season-high 11 touches on Sunday and could begin to eat into Devonta Freeman's workload as the starter has been fairly inefficient with his opportunities this season. Smith will look to remain involved in next week's matchup with the Cardinals, but will not be on the fantasy radar in most shallow formats.

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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for 30 yards and caught all five of his targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: While Freeman only totaled 70 yards, he finally ended his four-game scoring drought. He's also caught at least five passes in consecutive games, raising his fantasy floor. Freeman will look to find the end zone again next week against the Cardinals.

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Falcons K Matt Bryant was successful on his lone field goal attempt and on all three of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: While Bryant only totaled six points on the day, he will remain an upside fantasy kicker due to Atlanta's high-octane offense. Bryant will get the Cardinals in Week 6.

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Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 32-of-46 passes for 330 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Ryan once again had a big fantasy day, but it was in a losing effort. With the Falcons' defense struggling as it did last year, Ryan will be playing catch-up, which pads his stats and overall fantasy output. Ryan will get the Cardinals in Week 6 in a potential shootout.

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Keanu Neal will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn Achilles in Sunday’s loss to the Colts, Vaughn McClure reports. (Source: Vaughn McClure on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Neal left the game early with a suspected tear, and tests on Monday confirmed the worst. He’ll have surgery this week and should be ready to go for the 2020 season. It’s a big blow for the Falcons who lost Neal for 15 games last season when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons TE Luke Stocker caught 3-of-4 targets for 12 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: While Stocker drew four targets, he is snug behind Auston Hooper as the TE2 and the primary blocking tight end.

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Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill is inactive for Week 3. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Both Hill and rookie runner Qadree Ollison are inactive once again for Week 3. Hill and Ollison would muddy the backfield picture for fantasy purposes, but may inject some much needed life into the Falcons anemic rushing attack. Devonta Freeman will get another opportunity to see double digit carries.


Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison is inactive for the third consecutive week. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: There was some hope Ollison would be active for Week 3 due to the Falcons struggling in the run game. Ollison should be viewed as nothing more than a deep league dynasty stash.


Vic Beasley racked up one tackle and one sack during Sunday’s 24-20 win over the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Beasley is off to a slow start this season. He finished the 2018 season with 20 total tackles and five sacks. Beasley can be left on waivers in most IDP leagues.

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Chris Lindstrom sustained a foot injury in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, and the fear is it is broken. (Source: Kevin Patra, NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Lindstrom exited the game in the third quarter with a foot injury that was initially ruled a fracture. The Falcons now fear it is broken. The No. 14 pick in this year’s draft, Lindstrom’s season is in jeopardy pending further tests Monday.

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