2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Atlanta Falcons
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Falcons are a tough team to gauge. The offense is top notch but the defense still has some holes. If the defense can make some improvements, Atlanta can challenge for the division title and make the playoffs. But the holes defensively probably prevent this team from making a long run into the playoffs. Either way, Atlanta will be a tough weekly opponent because of the explosive offense.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
He is a rookie but things sure look good for running back Tevin Coleman this season. He seems a great fit for the Falcons new offense and has a good chance to take over the starting job sooner than later. Devonta Freeman has shown flashes of good things but Coleman has a better overall skillset for the Falcons. Coleman is an explosive player with big-play ability. He can top more than 1,000 total yards as a rookie and could be a star in a few more seasons.
FANTASY DUD
As mentioned, Devonta Freeman has done some good things with past chances, but the rookie back might be the better overall fit for the offense. It wouldn‚??t surprise to see Freeman open the season as the starter for the Falcons, but Coleman should take over the starting job before long. Freeman is worth a draft pick but don‚??t overvalue him come draft day. He should get fewer touches as the season progresses and Coleman starts to shine.

Team Notes

Feb 08, 03:13 PM Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore and LB Justin Durant were released Monday, Feb. 8.
Feb 08, 03:13 PM Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore and LB Justin Durant were released Monday, Feb. 8.
Feb 07, 09:53 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White would finish his career with the team if owner Arthur Blank had his way, but Blank said the final decision on White's future will be made by head coach Dan Quinn.
Feb 05, 09:13 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was praised by head coach Dan Quinn, and the team is leaning toward keeping White on the team in 2016. 'We are still going through it,' Quinn said Thursday, Feb. 4. 'We're getting there. We are not there yet, but we're getting close.'
Jan 29, 09:53 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White's future with the team has not yet been decided, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Fantasy Impact: The Falcons are likely to part ways with White, who fell down the depth chart last season.
Jan 25, 06:03 PM Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley (shoulder) will not have surgery on his torn labrum, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Jan 20, 01:03 PM Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins caught passes on 17.3% of the routes that he ran this season, which was the highest reception-to-routes-run rate for a Bills receiver since ESPN started tracking the statistic in 2007. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (22.6%) led receivers this season in the category. Watkins ranked 13th among qualifying receivers.
Jan 19, 02:43 AM Atlanta Falcons WR/KR Devin Hester (toe) had surgery on his right big toe Friday, Jan. 15, and he will need three to six months of recovery. He will wear a cast for three months before shedding it in favor of a walking boot. After a month in the boot, he'll begin actual rehab.
Jan 05, 06:43 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones led the NFL with 203 targets this season. It was the most targets for a wide receiver in one season since Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson saw 204 targets in 2012.
Jan 05, 12:53 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said he wasn't interested in a pay cut to remain with the Falcons. He's due $4.25 million in 2016 and will count $6,043,750 against the salary cap.
Jan 03, 07:03 PM Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was 24 of 36 for 334 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 20-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 3.
Jan 03, 06:43 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught nine passes for 149 yards Sunday, Jan. 3, in a 20-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Jones moved to second place in the NFL single-season records for receiving yards and catches with 136 for 1,871 yards.
Jan 03, 02:53 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 17 game and is considered questionable to return.
Jan 03, 01:53 PM Atlanta Falcons CB Ricardo Allen (head) left the team's Week 17 game early and is being evaluated for a head injury.
Jan 03, 11:53 AM The Atlanta Falcons have declared OG Ben Garland, OT Bryce Harris, TE D.J. Tialavea, DL Malliciah Goodman, S Robenson Therezie, RB Tevin Coleman, LB Tyler Starr inactive for Week 17.
Jan 03, 11:53 AM The Atlanta Falcons have declared OG Ben Garland, OT Bryce Harris, TE D.J. Tialavea, DL Malliciah Goodman, S Robenson Therezie, RB Tevin Coleman, LB Tyler Starr inactive for Week 17.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Phillip Adams, CB; Adrian Clayborn, DE; Justin Durant, LB; Leonard Hankerson, WR; Brooks Reed, LB; O‚??Brien Schofield, DE; Jacob Tamme, TE. 

Losses:
Harry Douglas, WR; Dwight Lowery, FS; Robert McClain, CB; Corey Peters, DT; Jacquizz Rodgers, RB; Sean Weatherspoon, LB; Josh Wilson, CB. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  8 Vic BeasleyLB
 # 2  10 Jalen CollinsDB
 # 3  9 Tevin ColemanRB
 # 4  8 Justin HardyWR
 # 5  1 Grady JarrettDL
 # 7  32 Akeem KingDB
 Undrafted Terron WardRB
 Undrafted Gus JohnsonRB

2015 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 14 7:10PM     Philadelphia
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     at New York Giants
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     at Dallas
4     Oct 4 1:00PM     Houston
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     Washington
6     Oct 15 8:25PM     at New Orleans
7     Oct 25 1:00PM     at Tennessee
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
9     Nov 8 4:05PM     at San Francisco
-- Week 10 Bye --
11     Nov 22 1:00PM     Indianapolis
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     Minnesota
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     at Tampa Bay
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     at Carolina
15     Dec 20 1:00PM     at Jacksonville
16     Dec 27 1:00PM     Carolina
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     New Orleans
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