Until Qadree Ollison finds meaningful playing time, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
The Falcons' coaches have "been pleased with what they've seen" from Ollison this offseason, according to Tori McElhaney of The Athletic. With Atlanta's top three rushers from 2020 (Todd Gurley, Brian Hill and Ito Smith) no longer on the roster, there's an opportunity for Ollison to carve out a role in the team's offense behind presumed starter Mike Davis. It's possible that the Falcons may add further backfield depth, but for now Ollison will battle for backup slotting with Cordarrelle Patterson, Javian Hawkins, Tony Brooks-James and Caleb Huntley. Since being taken in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Ollison has logged 23 carries for 53 yards and four TDs in 11 games, but given the team's current running back personnel, the 6-foot-1, 232-pounder has a chance to see an expanded role in his third season as a pro.
Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Ollison cashed in with four rushing touchdowns during his 2019 rookie season despite receiving a total of just 22 carries. His offensive role this season was almost nonexistent, as the 24-year-old ends his sophomore campaign with one rush for three yards (and zero TDs) over three game appearances.
Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers. Atlanta rolls into Week 15 deploying a trio of active backs with Todd Gurley, Brian Hill and Ito Smith each dressing for the NFC South showdown. Ollison has been sparsely involved this season for the Falcons' 25th-ranked rushing attack, fielding just one carry over 13 combined offensive snaps in his three game appearances.
Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Ollison was scratched even when Todd Gurley (knee) was out. With Gurley returning to action Sunday, Ollison will watch from the sidelines once again, as Brian Hill and Ito Smith will serve as backfield depth. Ollison's next chance to play is in Week 14 against the Chargers.
Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Todd Gurley (knee) is inactive, and instead of responding with an increased role for Ollison, the Falcons made him a healthy scratch. Tony Brooks-James was elevated from the practice squad to add depth behind Brian Hill and Ito Smith.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||12.30|
|3||09/26||@New York Giants||17||17.50|
|4||10/03||Washington Football Team||3||14.24|
|5||10/10||New York Jets||20||18.00|
|9||11/07||@New Orleans Saints||2||13.00|
|11||11/18||New England Patriots||21||18.88|
|13||12/05||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||12.30|
|15||12/19||@San Francisco 49ers||7||14.75|
|18||01/09||New Orleans Saints||2||13.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||12||26||2||0||4||0||14|