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Julio Jones is not expected to play against the Raiders in Week 12 while dealing with a hamstring injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Previously projected to be a game-time decision, it looks like the Falcons will be without their star wideout Sunday against Las Vegas. Without Jones in the fold, Calvin Ridley should see all the targets he can handle, while Hayden Hurst and Russell Gage also figure to see an uptick in targets. Olamide Zaccheaus should factor into the mix as well.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an ankle injury, is expected to play vs. the Raiders, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Through 10 games this season, Hurst has 37 receptions for 411 yards and three touchdowns. He didn't catch either of his two targets against the Saints in Week 11 but caught seven of his eight targets for 62 yards in Week 9 against the Broncos.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons' RB Todd Gurley has been officially ruled out for Week 12 with a knee injury. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's now official that Gurley will miss Sunday's matchup vs. the Raiders. Gurley hasn't practiced all week and Brian Hill immediately slots in as an RB2 with upside in a favorable matchup against Las Vegas. With Gurley's injury history, this situation was always a possibility and fantasy managers should have planned accordingly.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons WR Olamide Zaccheaus caught his lone target for a 10-yard gain in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Zaccheaus was a non-factor. However, he will reappear into fantasy relevancy if Julio Jones misses time with his latest hamstring.

Category: Game Recaps


falcons WR Christian Blake caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Blake saw four targets, the third most on the team. However, he did minimal with his few opportunities. Blake is off the radar in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed for a five-yard gain on his lone carry in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Smith only had one touch. He did minimal with it. He's just a guy amidst a very ineffective Falcons' backfield.

Category: Game Recaps


Falcons WR Russell Gage caught 7-of-12 targets for 58 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Gage has been quiet since Week 2 but had his best game in PPR scoring formats since that date thanks to his seven receptions. However, he only went for 58 yards and did not score, which hindered his ceiling. Gage will be difficult to trust in Week 12 versus Las Vegas.

Category: Game Recaps


Falcons RB Brian Hill rushed four times for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Hill did not receive a target in the loss. He was also not involved enough in the game to make an impact, his usual narrative. Hill gets the Raiders in Week 12 but is off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught 5-of-9 targets for 90 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Ridley has now gone back-to-back games without logging 100 receiving yards or a touchdown. However, his 90-yards led the team on Sunday. Ridley gets a terrific matchup with the Raiders in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19-of-37 passes for 232 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: It was a game to forget for Ryan, who threw a pair of picks on a zero touchdown afternoon. The Falcons' offense ran into a Saints buzzsaw, which is no surprise. Atlanta can't run the football and even with their slew of pass-catching weapons, a one-dimensional team is easy to shut down if the defense is competent. Ryan gets the Raiders in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


The Atlanta Falcons D/ST surrendered 378 total yards and 24 points in Sunday's Week 11 loss to New Orleans.

Fantasy Impact: While the Falcons defense was playing better under Raheem Morris of late, they laid an egg in a terrific spot on Sunday. Taysom Hill had his way with them in his first NFL start. Atlanta forced a turnover and three Hill sacks in the losing effort. They will look to bounce back in a tough Week 12 spot against the Raiders.

Category: Game Recaps


Falcons K Younghoe Koo was successful on all of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Koo did not attempt an extra point. However, it was another fantasy-friendly outing for Koo, who is one of, if not the best fantasy kicker in 2020. Koo is a must-start in Week 12 against Las Vegas.

Category: Game Recaps


The Bengals claimed DL Takk McKinley off waivers. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McKinley will help bolster Cincinnati's defensive front. He was recently waived by the Falcons, who couldn't find a trading partner prior to the November 3rd deadline. It's worth noting that McKinley was claimed by multiple teams.

Category: Transactions


Falcons WR Brandon Powell caught his lone target for a one-yard gain and ran the ball one time for four yards in Sunday's Week 9 win over Denver.

Fantasy Impact: Powell logged 13 total yards on two tocheses. He is not on the fantasy radar and won't be anytime soon.

Category: Game Recaps


Falcons TE Luke Stocker caught his lone target for a 12 yard gain in Sunday's Week 9 win over Denver.

Fantasy Impact: Stocker is the blocking tight end in Atalanta has no fantasy value in most scenarios. It would take injuries to Hayden Hurst and Jaeden Graham to make Stocker relevant.

Category: Game Recaps


Falcons DE John Cominsky tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Fantasy Impact: Cominsky's diagnosis will not impact the Falcons and Vikings game on Sunday. The game is still scheduled to take place. Cominsky's absence shouldn't affect the Falcons D/ST too much as he's registered 20 total tackles in five games so far this season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors


Falcons TE Jaeden Graham caught his lone target for a seven-yard gain in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Graham is snug behind Hayden Hurst in the tight end rotation which is unlikely to change. He is off the fantasy radar while Hurst is healthy.

Category: Game Recaps


Atlanta Falcons rookie CB A.J. Terrell was removed from the league's reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. (Source: Atlanta Falcons on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Terrell was the Falcon's first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he was also the first player to test positive for COVID-19 in season. His return is much needed for a Falcons D/ST that hasn't been able to stop anyone so far this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Atlanta Falcons S Damontae Kazee will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn Achilles Monday night vs. the Packers. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kazee was drafted by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft and has 10 interceptions over his last two seasons. This is a big loss for a Falcons defense that has looked mediocre at best so far this season. The Falcons D/ST is among the worst in the league and should not be on any fantasy rosters at this time.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons K Elliott Fry was successful on his lone field goal attempt and on 1-of-2 extra-point attempts in Monday night's Week 4 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: With Younghoo Koo sidelined, Fry stepped in with an underwhelming performance. He finished with four points. He will get the Panthers in Week 5.

Category: Game Recaps