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Harry Douglas caught 2-of-4 targets for 14 yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Browns.

Battling through injuries for a struggling offense, Douglas hasn't been a WR4 factor this season, let alone a WR3. He'll remain off the map for Week 12 against the Cardinals.
Nov 23 - 5:29 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed three times for 16 yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Browns, adding three catches for 11 yards and a touchdown.

The six touches were Rodgers' most since Week 3. Rodgers' workload should see a tiny bump in the absence of Antone Smith (leg, injured reserve), but he remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Nov 23 - 5:27 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed five times for seven yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Browns.

He was held without a catch in the passing game. Freeman has exceeded 10 touches one time all season. Even with Antone Smith (leg) lost for the year, Freeman is not on the re-draft radar.
Nov 23 - 5:25 PM

Steven Jackson rushed 13 times for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 12 loss to the Browns, adding two catches for 17 yards.

A standard week at the office for S-Jax, who is now averaging 3.55 yards per carry. He has scored in 3-of-4 games, however, establishing an acceptable RB3 floor. That being said, he'll barely be a top-36 option against the Cardinals' elite run defense in Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:22 PM

Roddy White caught 9-of-10 targets for 96 yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Browns.

White did yeoman's work on short routes and over the middle, keeping the chains moving in a game where the Falcons' offense was often discombobulated. He's now drawn at least 10 targets in three of the Falcons' past five games, and is averaging 9.8 in the process. Finally healthy, White is again an every-week WR2 with WR1 upside.
Nov 23 - 5:08 PM

Julio Jones caught 5-of-13 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Browns.

Amazingly, the score was Jones' first since he notched two in Week 3 against the Bucs. Jones drew shadow coverage from Joe Haden, with the duo battling to a draw. Jones' 24-yard score came on a crossing route where Haden made the wrong decision, but Haden later easily picked Matt Ryan on a ball he forced to his No. 1 receiver. At one point, Jones tweaked his hamstring, but missed little, if any, time. Jones will be a low-end WR1 for next week's battle with the Cardinals' stout secondary.
Nov 23 - 4:58 PM

Matt Ryan completed 27-of-43 passes for 273 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Atlanta's 26-24, Week 12 loss to the Browns.

Ryan also lost a fumble. It was a highly uneven performance, but one that had the Falcons in line for a victory until coach Mike Smith once again forgot how to manage the clock. As usual, Ryan took a beating behind the Falcons' patchwork offensive line. His pick was a ball he force fed to Julio Jones that was easily nabbed by Browns CB Joe Haden. It was not an electrifying day, but one that's mostly been Ryan's ceiling this season. He'll be a low-end QB1 when the Falcons host the Cardinals in Week 13.
Nov 23 - 4:42 PM

Julio Jones (illness) is active for Week 12 against the Browns.

As is Harry Douglas (foot). Jones' status was never in doubt even though he missed two practices. He'll be a low-end WR1 against Joe Haden and the Browns. Inactive for the Falcons are QB Sean Renfree, CB Robert Alford, LB Tyler Starr, OT Jonathan Scott, OT Cameron Bradfield, LB James Anderson and DT Cliff Matthews.
Nov 23 - 11:31 AM

Harry Douglas (foot) is listed as probable for Week 12.

Douglas was upgraded to full on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. He'll be good to go as the No. 3 option behind Julio Jones and Roddy White.
Nov 21 - 6:15 PM

Devin Hester (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 12.

He'll be good to go as Atlanta's No. 4 receiver versus Cleveland.
Nov 21 - 2:54 PM

Julio Jones (illness) is probable for Week 12.

He'll be a low-end WR1 play against Joe Haden's Browns.
Nov 21 - 2:53 PM

Julio Jones (illness) returned to practice Friday.

As expected. There's a bug going around the Falcons' locker room, but Julio is fine for his date with Joe Haden on Sunday. He's our No. 11 receiver for Week 12.
Nov 21 - 11:15 AM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure expects Devonta Freeman to see more touches in the wake of Antone Smith's season-ending broken leg.

Smith broke his leg last week. Freeman saw six carries -- his second-highest total of the season -- against the Panthers. He's the clear No. 2 to Steven Jackson, but Jackson has pulled ahead as the top dog in Atlanta's backfield. Smith wasn't getting more than 2-4 touches per game before his injury anyway. Don't expect a drastic uptick in Freeman's workload. There's no standalone appeal.
Nov 21 - 9:16 AM

Julio Jones (illness) will return to practice on Friday, and is fully expected to play in Sunday's game against the Browns.

Jones' health is not a concern for Sunday's showdown with Joe Haden. Jones' matchup makes him a lower-end WR1 for Week 12, but Jones is a WR1 any time he takes the field.
Nov 20 - 2:18 PM

Harry Douglas (foot) returned to practice Thursday.

He was officially limited. Douglas has been sitting out Wednesdays for a while now. He'll be far off the fantasy radar unless Julio Jones' illness proves more serious than expected.
Nov 20 - 12:15 PM

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