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Atlanta Falcons

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Ray-Ray McCloud III reportedly saw first-team reps in Falcons minicamp. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: McCloud was expected to primarily hold a role in special teams, but he also saw first-team reps in camp. He is unlikely to hold much fantasy value unless Drake London or Darnell Mooney miss time, but could be a player to monitor on waivers throughout the season.


The Falcons and Michael Penix Jr. have agreed to terms on his rookie contract. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Penix gets a four-year deal worth $22.88M. His signing bonus is $13.46M. He'll open the season backing up Kirk Cousins, assuming the veteran is healthy as he comes off a torn Achilles.

Category: Transactions


Andre Smith Jr. agreed to a deal with the Denver Broncos. (Source: Parker Gabriel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith worked out for Denver earlier this week. The veteran has played in 62 NFL games, including 11 last year for Atlanta.

Category: Transactions


Former Florida QB Feleipe Franks worked out as a tight end for the Broncos. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Franks last played for the Falcons in 2022. He played quarterback in college from 2017-20 for Florida State and Arkansas.


The Falcons signed S Harrison Hand. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hand lands a spot in minicamp with Atlanta. He'll compete for a roster spot in the defensive backfield with the Falcons.

Category: Transactions


Bijan Robinson is back at OTAs after missing time with ankle sprain. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson missed some time at practice early in OTAs, but it was never considered to be serious. He said that he feels great now and is getting his conditioning back.

Category: Injury Updates


A.J. Terrell did not practice at Falcons OTAs on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury. (Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is never ideal to be dealing with a hamstring injury this early. Atlanta will likely continue to play it safe with Terrell during OTAs.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons coach Raheem Morris says he's starting to see more of an "edge" with Kyle Pitts in Falcons camp. (Source: Marc Raimondi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morris added that Pitts has a "personal vendetta" to get back to where he was as a rookie. After recording 1,026 yards receiving as a rookie, Pitts has combined for just 1,023 yards over 27 games in the past two seasons.


Grady Jarrett is not practicing at OTAs on Tuesday with the Falcons. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jarrett is continuing to work his way back from a torn ACL in Week 8 last season. Bijan Robinson was also absent from OTAs on Tuesday.

Category: Injury Updates


Ross Dwelley signs with Falcons

Tue, May 14th 9:42am EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Atlanta Falcons signed TE Ross Dwelley. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dwelley started 17 games during his six seasons in San Francisco. He'll add depth to the tight end room for the Falcons.

Category: Transactions


The Atlanta Falcons signed S Dane Cruikshank. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cruikshank had a tryout last Friday with Atlanta. He will attempt to earn a spot on the 53-man roster out of camp.

Category: Transactions


Scotty Miller has signed a one-year deal with the Steelers after spending last season with the Falcons. (Source: Adam Schefter on X)

Fantasy Impact: Miller's signing reunites him with Arthur Smith, former Falcons head coach and current offensive coordinator for the Steelers. Miller will look to compete for a roster spot as the summer progresses. Still, the Steelers will likely seek out a bigger name to help stabilize the wide receiver position after trading away Diontae Johnson.

Category: Transactions


The Bengals signed free agent QB Logan Woodside to a one-year contract, per Adam Schefter (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: Woodside makes his return to the team that drafted him in 2018, and will serve as the QB3 for the Bengals this year.

Category: Transactions


The Atlanta Falcons are trading QB Desmond Ridder to the Arizona Cardinals as a part of a player-for-player swap. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ridder went 6-7 as the Falcons' starter in 2023, but Atlanta brought in Kirk Cousins to take over. Heading into his third season, the former Cincinnati product will get a change of scenery, backing up QB Kyler Murray. He will likely compete for the QB2 gig with Clayton Tune. Ridder threw for 2,836 yards with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season.

Category: Transactions


The Bills have agreed to terms with WR Mack Hollins. (Source: Jermey Fowler on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hollins will provide depth in the Bills’ wide receiver room. The 30-year-old veteran tallied 251 receiving yards on 18 receptions in 13 games with the Falcons last season.

Category: Transactions


Matt Hennessy signs with Eagles

Tue, Mar 12th 10:51am EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Eagles signed Matt Hennessy to a one-year deal. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hennessy previously started 22 games for the Falcons. He missed all of last season due to a knee injury. He'll add depth to the interior of the Eagles offensive line.

Category: Transactions


The Texans are expected to sign CB Jeff Okudah to a one-year deal. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Okudah played relatively well in his limited role with the Falcons last season. In 14 games, the 25-year-old tallied 44 total tackles and three passes defensed.

Category: Transactions


The Falcons have released Jonnu Smith. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith caught 50 passes for 532 yards and three touchdowns last season. He will look to land as a depth tight end with a new team in free agency.

Category: Transactions


The Atlanta Falcons are hiring Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their next head coach. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Falcons moved on from Arthur Smith and are now bringing in a defensive coach in Morris. The 47-year-old coach has a history with Atlanta, having served as an assistant and an interim coach with the Falcons in the past. It seemed as though Bill Belichick had the lead on the job until some reports came out recently indicating otherwise, and the Falcons ultimately decided to roll with Morris.

Category: Transactions


Younghoe Koo converted on his lone field goal attempt (30) and 2-of-2 extra points in the Falcons’ 48-17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Koo finishes the season 32-of-37 on field goal attempts and 27-of-28 on extra point attempts. Three of his five misses were on attempts of 50+ yards. Fantasy managers should expect Koo to remain a solid option in 2024.

Category: Game Recaps