Player News - Falcons

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Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 11 against Seattle.

This was expected after Freeman missed practice all week. Tevin Coleman will start and is in line for a heavy workload. Freeman should have a good chance to return in Week 12.
Nov 18 - 3:56 PM

Devonta Freeman (concussion) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

He's still in the protocol. It'll be Tevin Coleman as the Falcons' lead back Monday night in Seattle, but it's a really tough draw for him, making Coleman a mid-range RB2. Terron Ward will be Coleman's change of pace.
Nov 17 - 12:07 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the offense "will lean on" Tevin Coleman if Devonta Freeman (concussion) does not play.

This is not a surprise considering Coleman had 20 carries after Freeman left early against the Cowboys. With Freeman sitting out the first practice this week, it is likely Coleman will have the lead job to himself against the Seahawks on Monday night. Even in a tough matchup, that will make him a borderline RB1.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Coleman has been explosive with his limited touches this season. His 11.9 yards/rec is 2nd among RBs while his 4.8 ypc is 6th, he's turned 24% of his catches into 20+ yard plays, and he has the 3rd-most 20+ yard runs (5) despite picking up the 31st-most carries (83). The Seahawks defense is currently limiting RBs to the 4th-fewest PPR points but they aren't infallible; they've allowed RBs to score 5 TDs over the past three games. With Seattle’s defense likely suppressing Coleman ownership a bit, he appears to be a strong GPP play.
Nov 16 - 12:33 PM

Devonta Freeman (concussion) will not practice Thursday.

It is not a good start for a player who is reportedly expected to sit out at least this week. With Freeman likely to be sidelined, Tevin Coleman is on the RB1 map.
Nov 16 - 12:29 PM

Julio Jones (ankle) will be limited on Thursday.

Despite the limited tag, there does not seem to be any concern about Jones suiting up on Monday night. With Richard Sherman out for the season, Jones is a top-five option this week.
Nov 16 - 12:28 PM

Falcons signed RB Terrence Magee off the Browns' practice squad.

Magee gives the Falcons some needed depth behind Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward for however long Devonta Freeman (concussion) is out.
Nov 15 - 3:23 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Devonta Freeman (concussion) is unlikely to play Week 11 against the Seahawks.

Freeman suffered his second concussion of the season on Sunday, so the Falcons are going to take it slow with their star running back. Even so, Schefter does not expect Freeman to miss multiple games. Tevin Coleman ran for 83 yards and a score with Freeman sidelined against the Cowboys. Even in a tough matchup in Seattle, Coleman will be a borderline RB1 if Freeman sits.
Nov 13 - 11:18 AM

Austin Hooper caught six passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 10 win over Dallas.

Hooper was involved early, with three catches for 26 yards at half. He scored a goal-line touchdown in the fourth quarter after being tackled at the one-yard line on the previous play. Hooper still hasn't gone over 50 yards since his breakout in the season opener, but is trending up going into Week 11.
Nov 12 - 8:09 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught three passes for 58 yards in Week 10 against Dallas.

Gabriel has played two of his best games in consecutive weeks. He's still has a low-volume in Steve Sarkisian’s offense. Gabriel hasn’t had more than four catches since Week 3.
Nov 12 - 8:02 PM

Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn recorded six sacks in the Week 10 win over the Cowboys.

The Cowboys were missing All-Pro LT Tyron Smith and RB Ezekiel Elliott in pass protection, and it showed big time. Dak Prescott was sacked eight times, and the Falcons were teeing off on the sophomore quarterback with Dallas throwing the ball and playing from behind all day. 29-year-old Clayborn, a former first-rounder, had only topped six sacks IN A SEASON one time his first six years in the league. In addition to the six takedowns on Sunday, Clayborn also had three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. He'll be the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Nov 12 - 8:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 3-of-5 passes for 29 yards in Week 10 against Dallas.

Sanu took a backseat to Taylor Gabriel and Austin Hooper this week. He had 60-plus yards or a touchdown in three straight weeks since returning from injury. Sanu should resurface as the No. 2 option in Week 11.
Nov 12 - 7:54 PM

Julio Jones caught 6-of-8 passes for 57 yards in Week 10 against Dallas.

Jones led the Falcons in targets, but couldn't get anything downfield with Matt Ryan. He was held out of the end-zone for the third straight week. It's a disappointing game with Ryan throwing two red-zone touchdowns. With Richard Sherman sidelined, Jones should rebound in Week 11 at Seattle.
Nov 12 - 7:45 PM

Tevin Coleman rushed 20 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against Dallas.

Coleman took over as the lead runner after Devonta Freeman (concussion) went down in the first half. He didn’t have any splash plays, but ran hard all game, converting a one-yard goal-line carry for his touchdown. Coleman now has double-digit touches in three of the last five games. He could have a workhorse role in Week 11 if Freeman can’t get cleared.
Nov 12 - 7:30 PM

Matt Ryan completed 22-of-29 passes for 215 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Atlanta's Week 10 win over Dallas.

Ryan had just 94 yards and an interception at halftime. He opened the third quarter with a touchdown to Justin Hardy, and later hit Austin Hooper on a goal-line play action. Ryan had 11 straight completions in the second half as the Falcons blew out the Cowboys. He's heating up after a slow start, with at least two touchdowns over the last three weeks. Ryan gets a matchup with Seattle in Week 11.
Nov 12 - 7:21 PM

Devonta Freeman left Sunday's Week 10 game against the Cowboys with a concussion.

He took a big hit from Anthony Hitchens in the first quarter and was ruled out after being evaluated for a concussion. Freeman totaled three yards on two carries before exiting. Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward will handle the backfield work in his absence.
Nov 12 - 5:07 PM


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