Atlanta Falcons

Season W/L ATS O/U Pass Yds Rush Yds Pass% Run% 3rd D
2016-17 11-5 10-6 13-2-1 4,267 1,672 57.69% 42.31% 42%
2015-16 8-8 6-10 2-13-1 4,379 1,611 60.86% 39.14% 47%
2014-15 6-10 7-9 6-10 4,553 1,498 64.06% 35.94% 44%
2013-14 4-12 7-9 9-7 4,243 1,247 68.65% 31.35% 42%
2012-13 13-3 9-7 5-11 4,509 1,397 62.80% 37.20% 44%

Season Outlook

The Falcons rode their offensive powerhouse all the way to the Super Bowl last season and there isn't any reason to believe the team's offense will decline entering the 2017 season. If defenses attempt to shut down QB Matt Ryan and superstar WR Julio Jones, then opposing defenses will try to contain the elusive Devonta Freeman. It's nearly impossible to shutdown all three, which makes the Falcons one of the most potent offenses in the game. Atlanta ranked second in total yards a season ago, trailing just their division rivals the New Orleans Saints. There hasn't been any notable roster moves on the offensive side of the ball except the departure of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the San Francisco 49ers. The team promoted Raheem Morris to passing game coordinator and hired Steve Sarkisian, the Alabama Crimson Tide's former offensive coordinator, as Shanahan's replacement. He inherits the Falcons star studded offense and the playbook isn't expected to change drastically, as head coach Dan Quinn wants the Falcons to continue their spread-friendly scheme. The teams fantasy outlook is definitely promising with the aforementioned Ryan, Jones and Freeman the impact fantasy players. Change-of-pace RB Tevin Coleman is an intriguing RB2 option with RB1 upside should Freeman get injured, but the real value is in the receiving corps, as Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel stretch the field for Ryan, combining for 1,232 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016 and could improve on their individual stats heading into the 2017 season.

Player Outlooks & Draft Analysis

Quarterbacks

Matt Ryan

Ryan should improve in his second season with Steve Sarkisian as the offensive coordinator, and a bounce back in the touchdown and yardage department seems inevitable. Last season saw him post his lowest yardage total since 2010, and the 20 touchdowns were his lowest mark since his rookie season in 2008. The addition of Ridley should be boost, and the fact that Julio Jones contract situation has been satisfied to the point where he's no longer a holdout threat, gives Ryan a measure of safety as well.

Player Updates

Injury Update Calvin Ridley, WR - Falcons 'hopeful' on Sanu, Calvin Ridley
15 Oct 2018 - 4:43pm

Falcons coach Dan Quinn is "hopeful" Mohamed Sanu (hip) and Calvin Ridley (ankle) will be ready for Week 7. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Devonta Freeman, RB - Devonta Freeman expected to miss Week 7
15 Oct 2018 - 4:43pm

The Falcons expect Devonta Freeman (foot) to remain sidelined for Week 7. - From Rotoworld.

Player Update Devonta Freeman, RB - Quinn expects Freeman (knee) to play Week 5
3 Oct 2018 - 11:47am

Coach Dan Quinn said he expects Devonta Freeman (knee) to return Week 5 against the Steelers. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Devonta Freeman, RB - Devonta Freeman (knee) to miss Week 4
28 Sep 2018 - 2:57pm

Devonta Freeman (knee) is out for Week 4 against the Bengals. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Devonta Freeman, RB - Devonta Freeman expected to miss 2-3 weeks
15 Sep 2018 - 9:24pm

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Devonta Freeman (knee) is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. - From Rotoworld.

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