College: Pittsburgh | Rookie
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 232 lbs
Birth Date: 9/8/1996
Depth Chart: RB1.4
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison had scored touchdowns in two straight weeks going into the team's Thanksgiving game against the Saints. However, the return of Devonta Freeman unfortunately moved Ollison out of the picture for now. Freeman earned 17 carries in the game and Brian Hill had four carries. It's disappointing to see for Ollison as he's clearly shown some promising potential as a goal-line back. The Falcons' season is in the gutter and they'd be wise to give Ollison some more opportunities before the end of the year, so it's reasonable to hold onto him in the deepest leagues.
Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison has scored touchdowns each of the past two weeks, but has averaged just 2.6 yards per carry in the process. Meanwhile, instead of backing up Brian Hill this week, he's likely backing up Devonta Freeman (foot), who appears to be slated to make his return. Ollison may have earned himself more touches than Hill going forward as Hill has struggled mightily the past two weeks, but regardless, Freeman will get the lion's share of the carries, making Ollison a touchdown-or-bust start. Ollison is worthy of a speculative add in deep leagues if you need a running back flyer, but he's not a worthy starting option this week.
Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison found his way into the end zone for the second straight game in Week 12. Ollison carried the ball eight times for 20 yards and a score while adding a seven-yard reception. It was a heavier workload for him this week after he saw just four carries and failed to catch a pass in Week 11. Brian Hill still out-touched him with nine carries and three receptions, but the gap was significantly smaller this week compared with last week. Plus, Hill averaged an atrocious 1.6 yards per carry in the game. Ollison is someone worth watching down the stretch, though of course fantasy owners should also be wary of Devonta Freeman (foot), who could be back next week.
Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison scored his first career touchdown in Week 11, a game where he also saw his first NFL action. Ollison had four carries for 11 yards in Week 11. Brian Hill is the team's No. 1 running back for as long as Devonta Freeman (foot) is out. Freeman is currently questionable for Week 12, though he appears more likely to sit for the second-straight game. Ollison is certainly worth keeping an eye on and he's even worth rostering in the deepest of leagues due to the Falcons' many injuries in their backfield. However, don't consider him as a start option this week as you'd just be hoping for another touchdown. The workload likely won't be there for Ollison to produce sturdy yardage in the game.
Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison saw his first NFL action in Week 11 against the Panthers. He carried the ball four times for 11 yards and a touchdown. Brian Hill was the Falcons' lead rusher in the game, but Hill struggled mightily to get anything going, gaining just 30 yards on 15 carries. Kenjon Barner also saw two carries and gained 15 yards. Ollison is worthy of a speculative add in deep leagues for anyone who needs running back help, but Hill still appears to be the clear No. 1 back on the team for as long as Devonta Freeman (foot) remains out, and that might just be one more week.
Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison should have an opportunity to receive his first NFL carry this week. The team will likely be without No. 1 running back Devonta Freeman (foot) for the game, making Brian Hill the next-man-up and Ollison his potential No. 2. Ollison is the biggest back amongst the Falcons' core rushers, standing 6'1" and weighing around 230 pounds. He could carve out a role as the team's short-yardage back. He should be on radars in all formats and is worthy of an add in leagues of 14 or more teams if you're thin at running back. He's too risky to consider starting this week as his workload is unknown and Hill is likely to shoulder a heavy load.
Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison saw double-digit carries for the second game in a row Thursday night. He rushed 14 times for 51 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown run. He had 12 carries for 42 yards in the team's previous game. His yards-per-carry have been just about even the past two games as he averaged 3.6 yards-per-carry this week, compared to 3.5 yards-per carry the previous week. The Falcons have clearly made it a priority to get their 6th round pick a heavy amount of reps before the season and Ollison has performed adequately. He figures to be third or fourth in line for touches out of the backfield for the Falcons to open the year, competing with Brian Hill for that third spot behind Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith.
Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison was extremely active in Thursday's preseason game against the Redskins, carrying the ball 12 times for 42 yards, good for 3.5 yards per carry. Ollison has gotten a lot of run this preseason. He led the team in both carries and rushing yards in the Falcons' previous outing against the Jets with nine rushes for 44 yards. The rookie fifth round pick will likely be third on the team's depth chart at running back to start the season behind Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith. He isn't worth drafting in standard leagues but in deep dynasty formats, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison has had a solid preseason so far and led the team in both carries and rushing yards in preseason week two. Ollison rushed nine times for 44 yards against the Jets this past week, good for a stellar 4.9 yards per carry. Ollison will be battling Ito Smith and Brian Hill for the backup running back role behind Devonta Freeman. Smith is likely the favorite for now, but Ollison, at about 6'1" and 230 pounds, offers a much different skill set than the 5'9" Smith. Keep an eye on Ollison as a potential deep sleeper this season.
Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison had a solid night on Thursday, finishing things up against the Los Angeles Chargers with 41 yards and a touchdown off of eight rushing attempts. After an unimpressive outing against the Denver Broncos during the annual Hall of Fame Game that saw the rookie rush for two yards (six attempts), this was a positive sign that he may have a job this season. He still has a long way to go, however, before he is a serious contender to back up Devonta Freeman in 2019 as Ito Smith and Brian Hill have outplayed him up to this point.