Who is the top fantasy football sleeper for the Atlanta Falcons?

The Atlanta Falcons training camp kicked off this week, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football. I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Atlanta Falcons to Avoid

Jacquizz Rodgers (24 years old, 4th season in the NFL, contract expires end of 2014)Jacquizz Rodgers has been the bane of my FF-existence for a couple of years now. I don't know how in the world he got to be a 'hopeful' for the Falcons, or for Fantasy Football GMs, from day-one. No matter how poorly Jacquizz plays...the Falcons stick right with him, wasting opportunities...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Falcons get back to their 2012 form?

All of us would like the Falcon’s to repeat the success they had in 2012, and bounce back from last season’s car-wreck. Missing the Superbowl by less than 5 yards is one of the most disappointing instances in recent Falcons’ history, if not of all time. If this year’s team expects to achieve relative success in comparison to the Falcons’ team that should have made the Superbowl...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Football Outlook

Matt Ryan may have lost Tony Gonzalez to retirement, but he will get a healthy Steven Jackson, Julio Jones and Roddy White back!  Sure the Atlanta Falcons face some stiff competition in the NFC South with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers (sorry Buccaneers fans), but when this offense is healthy, there is no stopping them!Be sure to read our Julio Jones Effect on...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Previews: Running Backs look to improve 2014 output

The Atlanta Falcons’ running back corps is coming off of a dismal 2013 — one in which the team finished dead last in the NFL with a paltry 77 rushing yards per game. A lot of blame could be thrown at the offensive line, and rightfully so, but the running backs weren’t particularly impressive in their own right. The Falcons invested heavily in the offensive line this offseason...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints have the edge over the Atlanta Falcons

The first of my in-depth looks at the regular season opponents of the Saints focuses on the hated arch-rivals – the Atlanta Falcons. In this piece, I intend to grade (out of 5) the positional units of the Falcons to give you a better idea of the opponent. It’s important to note that this isn’t a preview, as many things can change between now and the games against the Falcons...
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18 days ago  |  1 Comment

Option to use Hester at WR position? Grade “C”

The return game for the Falcons has looked like a revolving door for 2013. Jacquizz Rodgers took on the role of kickoff returner for the most part of last year, and after a concussion knocked him out of the game for the rest of the season, Jason Snelling stepped in. Harry Douglas and Robert McClain took turns at punt returning but didn’t leave too much of an impression. It was...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

What should the Atlanta Falcons expect from their runningbacks in 2014?

  Despite two seasons of a running attack that averaged only 77.9 yards per game and finished dead last in the NFL. This, however, does not deter Steven Jackson’s desire for the Falcons to rank within the top 10 this season. The next step of course, is whether the Falcons can achieve this goal, and what can we expect in general from the running attack this season.  I don’t...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Agree to Terms with Devonta Freeman

Devonta Freeman has a chance to steal carries from Jacquizz Rodgers. (Phil Sears) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with running back Devonta Freeman. Falcons announce they’ve agreed to terms with fourth-round pick Devonta Freeman.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 22, 2014 The Falcons selected Freeman in the fourth round (103rd overall) out of Florida State. Atlanta...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: Atlanta Falcons take Jake Matthews

The Atlanta Falcons went into the NFL Draft hoping to find a way to acquire the first overall pick from the Texans to select Jadeveon Clowney. That didn’t happen, but the Falcons were more than happy to take offensive tackle Jake Matthews from Texas A&M off the board. Matt Ryan needed more protection last season in a big way, and Matthews will be able to step in immediately...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Host RBs Jeremy Hill, Carlos Hyde and Terrance West

  Vaughn McClure of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Falcons brought in a trio of running backs today for a visit: Carlos Hyde of OSU, Jeremy Hill of LSU and Terrance West of Towson. Atlanta appears to be looking to fortify their backfield, despite the fact that they threw the ball under OC Dirk Koetter more often than any team in the NFL. Steven Jackson and Jacquizz...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, Atlanta Falcons mock draft pick, more

While the NBA and NHL playoffs are now in full swing, the NFL never rests. Here are the best national columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 cornerbacks in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading each teams offseason performance so far. (READ) - NFL Mock Draft Round 1 version 1.0 (READ) - The 10 best games on the 2014 NFL schedule ...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Falcons Draft Scenario I; Proposed new uniforms for the Facons?; and some hidden gems at running back

Another week has come and gone Falcon fans. This week was highlighted by the first installment of Mike Byers’ Draft Scenarios, a column highlighting the controversial new proposed uniforms, and Shauyan Saki’s take on some under the radar running backs. Here are a few of the columns you might have missed! Mock Draft Scenario I : Click Here for Link The new proposed Atlanta Falcons...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A case for making Jacquizz Rodgers a feature back

I want to lay out my case for Jacquizz Rogers as the Falcons feature back in 2014. But it would be best to define some terms before we get into that. I feel like we get phrases such as “feature back”, “power back”, “change of pace guy”, and “homerun threat” muddled together far too often. We hear these terms thrown around on the networks, sports radio, and message...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Under the radar prospects: Running Back

The running back position has been devalued in the draft process. In 2013, for the first time in decades a running back was not taken in the first round. However, the Falcons need a consistent running back in 2014. They cannot allow for the broken shell of Steven Jackson and the inconsistent JacQuizz Rodgers to carry the load. Last season, the ball club finished dead last in the...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing Day Countdown: Oregon State commit Dwayne Williams

This is the sixth in a series of mini-profiles The Oregonian is publishing on high school football players expected to sign with Oregon State. National signing day is Feb. 5. Name: Dwayne Williams Hometown: Killeen, Texas Position: Cornerback Height: 5-foot-9 Weight: 158 High school: Shoemaker Beavers fans should be excited because: Dwayne Williams has done his research. ...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodgers' cap number grows with pay bump

Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers was supposed to count $692,750 against the 2014 salary cap. Now, his cap number has grown to $1,436,750. Rodgers Rodgers was one of a handful of players from the 2011 draft class who were awarded with the Proven Performance Escalator, according to the NFLPA records. Players qualify for this increase in Year 4 of their contracts if they...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers report card: Everything just good enough to get by Falcons

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Handing out grades following the GreenBay Packers' 22-21 home win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14:Passing Offense: BMatt Flynn was far from perfect, but he did enough thingswell that the Packers were able to score 22 points and get the win. Also, noone would ever confuse Flynn with Aaron Rodgers, but for a quarterback who'sbeen released twice this season...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers report card: Everything just good enough to get by Falcons

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Handing out grades following the GreenBay Packers' 22-21 home win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14:Passing Offense: BMatt Flynn was far from perfect, but he did enough thingswell that the Packers were able to score 22 points and get the win. Also, noone would ever confuse Flynn with Aaron Rodgers, but for a quarterback who'sbeen released twice this season...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals Preview

Jacquizz Rodgers caught two touchdown passes last week. (Daniel Shirey) The Atlanta Falcons look to notch their first road win as they head out west to face the Arizona Cardinals. The Falcons (2-4)  rode Harry Douglas, who had to step into the role as the top target with Julio Jones being out for the season and Roddy White nursing ankle and hamstring injuries, and Matt Ryan to...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: 20 fun facts to ponder for Week 8

Here are 20 whimsical factoids some positive, some negative to digest before the SundayMonday slate of Week 8 games: 1-10 1. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers boasts absurd averages of 346 yards passing and 3.3 touchdowns in his last four games at the Metrodome. 2. Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson (612 total yards, six TDs) has dominated every NFC North foe through the years...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacquizz Rodgers Collects 2 TDs vs. Tampa Bay

Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers had his second straight two-TD game Sunday against Tampa Bay.Fantasy Spin:Rodgers only had eight carries for 16 yards on the ground but he caught eight passes for 46 yards and two scores. Meanwhile, Jason Snelling had seven carries and zero targets. Rodgers should be started as a RB2 until Steven Jackson, who is out indefinitely after suffering...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons 31, Buccaneers 23: Postgame takeaways & observations

Two teams met Sunday at the Georgia Dome, each desperately needing a victory. When it was over, the Atlanta Falcons received a breather from their swoon. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers keep gasping for air. With the 31-23 defeat, the Bucs dropped to 0-6 and lost their 11th game in their past 12 tries under coach Greg Schiano. Playing without two of his top targets, Matt Ryan...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson Ruled Out For Week 7

Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 7.Fantasy Spin:With Jackson still sidelined for Week 7, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split the workload, with Rodgers making for the better fantasy play.
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-Ups – Week 7

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-Ups – Week 7: Jacquizz Rodgers – 47% Yahoo! owned – It has been reported that Steven Jackson is uncertain to practice or play this week following their Week 6 bye. That translates to a bump to Jacquizz Rodgers’ value going forward. It will obviously be a split in Atlanta [...]
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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