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

Jun 23, 10:22 AM Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman enters training camp ahead of RB Tevin Coleman on the depth chart.

Fantasy Impact: We think Coleman will overtake Freeman at some point. He is the more talented back of the two.
Jun 19, 03:52 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (leg) will not be granted days off once training camp begins, despite his veteran status and recent leg and ankle issues, according to head coach Dan Quinn. White did miss two days of minicamp.
Jun 19, 03:32 PM Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) has a mild groin strain that kept him off the field for the final day of minicamp.
Jun 19, 01:12 PM Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be used in a lot of different ways, including as a receiver, according to head coach Dan Quinn. 'I knew Devonta had terrific hands, but I probably didn't appreciate the good route-running ability coming out of Florida State and the development he made with (former running backs coach) Gerald (Brown) and the guys here last year. He can really run routes.'

Fantasy Impact: Freeman looks like he is going to be heavily involved in the offense at this point, but things can change. Nothing is certain with his role right now.
Jun 18, 04:22 PM Free-agent WR Carlton Mitchell (Buccaneers) signed an undisclosed contract with the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, June 18. WR Shane Wynn was waived.
Jun 18, 11:22 AM Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (undisclosed) is taking part in the walkthrough Thursday, June 18.
Jun 17, 04:33 PM Atlanta Falcons OT Lamar Holmes (foot) suffered a broken foot Wednesday, June 17, and will be out indefinitely, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Jun 17, 03:33 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said Wednesday, June 17, that he is not going to hold out for a new contract this offseason.
Jun 17, 02:23 PM Free-agent WR Carlton Mitchell (Buccaneers) has been participating in the Atlanta Falcons' minicamp on a tryout basis.
Jun 17, 01:53 PM Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (undisclosed) is out for the second straight day Wednesday, June 17.
Jun 17, 12:53 PM Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he likes the offense that offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has brought to the team because it is a balanced offense. 'Balance on offense is huge,' Ryan said. 'I think with the run scheme that Kyle brings in, that's going to help us improve in the run game. Certainly, when you get the running game going, that helps the quarterback and that helps the passing game. I'm all for it.'
Jun 17, 12:43 PM Atlanta Falcons TE Jacob Tamme appears to be the leading candidate for the starting tight end job but is being pushed by TEs Tony Moeaki and Levine Toilolo. Head coach Dan Quinn indicated Toilolo could be used more as a blocker this season.
Jun 17, 12:43 PM Atlanta Falcons TE Jacob Tamme appears to be the leading candidate for the starting tight end job but is being pushed by TEs Tony Moeaki and Levine Toilolo. Head coach Dan Quinn indicated Toilolo could be used more as a blocker this season.
Jun 17, 12:43 PM Atlanta Falcons TE Jacob Tamme appears to be the leading candidate for the starting tight end job but is being pushed by TEs Tony Moeaki and Levine Toilolo. Head coach Dan Quinn indicated Toilolo could be used more as a blocker this season.

Fantasy Impact: Tamme seems the best bet to start for the Falcons but nothing is certain right now.
Jun 16, 07:43 PM Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman began minicamp as the starting running back.

Fantasy Impact: This isn't set by any means. Freeman will have to perform at a high level to hold off rookie Tevin Coleman.
Jun 15, 02:02 PM Free-agent OT Justin Blalock (Falcons) has decided to retire Monday, June 15.

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  8 Jake RodgersOL
 # 7  32 Akeem KingDB

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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