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Falcons K Younghoe Koo made all three extra-point attempts in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Koo did not attempt a field goal. While Koo was terrific last season, he has not shown up in 2021. It is more about the Falcons' offense than Koo.

Category: Game Recaps


The Atlanta Falcons D/ST surrendered 357 yards and 14 points in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: The Falcons employ one of the worst defensive units in the NFL. Even against the Jaguars, they can not be trusted. They will be gashed by the Bucs in Week 13.

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Falcons WR Olamide Zaccheaus caught 1-of-2 targets for a five-yard gain in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Zaccheaus will have his games, but projecting them will be difficult. Cordarrelle Patterson is the focal point of the offense along with Russell Gage and Kyle Pitts. The leftovers go to the rest.

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Falcons WR Tajae Sharpe caught 2-of-3 targets for 22 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Outside of Kyle Pitts, Russel Gage, and Cordarrelle Patterson, there is not much fantasy value on the Falcons. Sharpe included.

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Falcons RB Wayne Gallman rushed four times for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Gallman was not targeted as a receiver. While he is cutting into Mike Davis' workload as a rusher, there are not enough touches to go around. Gallman should remain on waivers unless the Falcons commit to him.

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Falcons TE Kyle Pitts caught 2-of-6 targets for 26 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: While Pitts had his moments this season, enemy defenses are begging to game plan to shut him down. He's now gone for fewer than three receptions and 29 yards in back-to-back games. He has a solid shot to bounce back against the Bucs in Week 13.

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Falcons WR Russell Gage caught 6-of-7 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Gage had a solid outing. He's now drawn 7+ targets in three of his past four games, making him a quality low-end Flex option in PPR. Gage gets the Bucs in Week 13.

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Falcons RB Mike Davis rushed five times for 16 yards while hauling in 3-of-5 targets for 25 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: It was another underwhelming outing for Davis, who logged eight touches for 41 total yards. He is losing his rushing role to Wayne Gallman, who drew four carries. Davis is a non-factor in fantasy outside of the deepest of leagues.

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Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19-of-29 passes for 190 yards with a touchdown, and an interception in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Ryan had a quiet game in Sunday's win. He had an average outing in fantasy but played well enough for the Falcons to win. There will be games where Ryan pops, but predicting them is difficult. Ryan is a low-end fantasy option in Week 13 against Tampa.

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Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson rushed 16 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns and caught 2-of-3 targets for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson returned from his ankle injury in form, totaling 130+ yards and two scores. He remains the No. 1 option on the Falcons' offense. Patterson should be in all lineups for the duration. He gets the Bucs in Week 13.

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Falcons third-string RB Qadree Ollison misses multiple practices in Week 12 due to a non-COVID-19 related illness. (Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ollison was designated back to the practice squad after seeing minimal action in Week 11 but hasn't practiced all week. His status is up in the air for Week 12, even if the Falcons were to promote him back to the active roster.


Falcons coach Arthur Smith says he doesn't have an update on Calvin Ridley, who is now eligible to return from the reserve/NFI list. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ridley was placed on the list three weeks ago when he stepped away to focus on his mental health. He can now be activated anytime, but it's unclear when or if that will happen.


The Falcons placed TE Hayden Hurst (ankle) on IR. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hurst wasn't much of a fantasy factor before going down, but this likely hurts Atlanta's run game to an extent. He can be dropped in any redraft leagues in which he was rostered.

Category: Injury Updates


The Atlanta Falcons D/ST surrendered 431 total yards and 43 points in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: The Falcons would have given up a lot more if the Cowboys didn't take their foot off the gas poedal. It was an all-around atrocious showing from the Falcons in all phases.

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Falcons QB Josh Rosen completed 1-of-6 passes for 14 yards and an interception in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Rosen was just as bad as Matt Ryan on fewer attamepots. He completed the same amount of passes to the Cowboys as he did to his own teammates.

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Falcons WR Christian Blake caught 2-of-4 targets for 12 yards in Sunday's Week 5 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Even with the Falcons hurting at wide receiver, Blake was a non-factor. This will continue for the duration of 2021 barring a slew of injuries.

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Lee Smith scores in Week 3

Mon, Sep 27th 6:30am EDT
By Anthony Cervino

Falcons TE Lee Smith caught 3-of-3 targets for seven yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is known for his blocking skillset more than anything else. However, he cultured a score from Kyle Pitts, if vulturing scores is even a thing outside of the running back position.

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The Falcons released RB Javian Hawkins. (Source: Atlanta Falcons on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This means Qadree Ollison will be the primary backup to Mike Davis in Atlanta.

Category: Transactions


Atlanta Falcons QB AJ McCarron (knee) suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during a 37-17 preseason Week 2 loss against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. (Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCarron suffered the torn ACL after being tackled on a seven-yard scramble. The Falcons are left with a shallow depth chart behind aging veteran Matt Ryan, as rookie Feleipe Franks is athletic and mobile but has not shown strong competency with his passing ability during the preseason. However, the roster has supreme talent at the wide receiver and tight end positions, which means passing will likely be the offensive identity. New head coach Arthur Smith's history of a run-centric offense with the Tennessee Titans should be ignored, as the personnel in Atlanta is much different. Ryan led the league in pass attempts in 2020, so expect a similar offensive scheme in 2021.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons RB Caleb Huntley had six carries for 57 yards and scored one touchdown in the Falcons Week 2 loss against the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: Huntley led the Falcons in carries, yards, and tied for the longest run of the day. The Falcons spread let multiple running backs touch the ball, but Huntley produced the most. He's likely to have little fantasy value this season, though.

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