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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 25 230 9.2 0 17

Top Tajae Sharpe News

  • Bears' Tajae Sharpe: Heading to Chicago

    Sharpe agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Sharpe appeared in 15 games for Atlanta during the 2021 campaign and caught 25 of 37 targets for 230 yards and zero touchdowns. The 27-year-old is expected to compete for a depth role at receiver with Chicago in training camp.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Two targets, zero catches

    Sharpe drew two targets but failed to record a reception during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.

    Sharpe returned from a two-game absence but remained relatively uninvolved in Atlanta's offense. In his first season with the Falcons, the fifth-year wideout hauled in 25 catches for 230 yards but didn't record a touchdown across 15 appearances. He's set to become a free agent this offseason, but it's unclear what type of market he will draw or if Atlanta will be interested in a reunion. Barring Calvin Ridley (personal) returning to the team in 2022, Atlanta likely will be in search of weapons to pair with 2021 first-round pick Kyle Pitts, so a potential return to the Falcons isn't out of the question for Sharpe.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Comes off COVID-19 list

    Sharpe (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    The Falcons will get two of their key pass catchers back in Sharpe and tight end Hayden Hurst ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Saints, after both sat out a Week 17 loss to the Bills upon testing positive for the virus. Before landing on the list, Sharpe had helped fill the hole in the lineup left by Calvin Ridley (personal), who left the team after Week 7 to focus on his mental well-being. In his eight appearances with Ridley out of the lineup, Sharpe cobbled together a 15-130-0 receiving line on 23 targets, production that has largely kept him off the fantasy radar despite playing significant snaps in all of those games.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Won't suit up Week 17

    Sharpe (illness) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Bills after the Falcons didn't activate him from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Saturday's deadline for Week 17 roster moves, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    He's one of two key Atlanta pass catchers that will remain on the list for the Week 17 contest, joining tight end Hayden Hurst (illness). Sharpe's absence will likely allow Olamide Zaccheaus and Christian Blake to join Russell Gage in three-receiver sets, while the blocking-oriented Lee Smith will serve as the top backup to starting tight end Kyle Pitts.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Added to COVID list

    Atlanta placed Sharpe (foot) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Sharpe, who was inactive for Sunday's win over the Lions due to a foot injury, now has to get past both that issue in addition to COVID-19 protocols before he can return to action. Olamide Zaccheaus started opposite Russell Gage in Sharpe's stead in Week 16, finishing with two receptions for 32 yards on four targets.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Officially out Sunday

    Sharpe (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    It's hardly a surprise Sharpe isn't suiting up after sitting out practice this week and being labeled doubtful. Olamide Zaccheaus should be more involved in Atlanta's passing game versus Detroit in his absence.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Appears unlikely to play

    Sharpe (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    Sharpe wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week while nursing the foot injury, but the Falcons haven't completely closed the door on him playing Sunday. That said, unless he shows more improvement than expected when he's evaluated early Sunday, he likely will wind up on the inactive list for the first time all season. Sharpe has taken on an increased role on offense since Calvin Ridley went on personal leave Week 7, but the expected absences of both players this week should clear the way for Olamide Zaccheaus to serve as quarterback Matt Ryan's top option at outside receiver, while Russell Gage works out of the slot. Kyle Pitts also could pick up more snaps while lining up out wide, which would allow him and fellow tight end Hayden Hurst to share the field more often.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Doesn't practice again

    Sharpe (foot) didn't participate in Thursday's practice session.

    Sharpe sustained a foot injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers and was considered day-to-day to begin the week. He'll presumably need to practice in some capacity Friday if he hopes to play Sunday against Detroit.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Considered day-to-day

    Sharpe (foot) is considered day-to-day and won't practice Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Sharpe suffered the foot injury during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, exiting early before he caught a pass. He's been working as the No. 2 receiver in recent weeks, but the role hasn't translated to many targets. An absence in the Falcons' Week 16 game against the Lions could open up more work for Olamide Zaccheaus and Christian Blake.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Won't return Sunday

    Sharpe (foot) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the 49ers, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Sharpe will be unavailable late in Sunday's matchup after he sustained a foot injury in the third quarter. He failed to haul in his lone target prior to his departure. The severity of Sharpe's injury isn't yet clear, but his next chance to return will be Dec. 26 against Detroit.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Questionable to return

    Sharpe is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a foot injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Sharpe sustained his foot injury late in the third quarter Sunday, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to return to the contest. If he remains out, Olamide Zaccheaus and Christian Blake could see increased looks late in the game.

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  • Falcons' Tajae Sharpe: Catches one pass Sunday

    Sharpe caught one of his two targets for seven yards during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Panthers.

    Sharpe once again took a backseat to slot man Russell Gage (four catches for 64 yards) and tight end Kyle Pitts (five catches for 61 yards). Matt Ryan also continues to rely heavily on his running backs in the passing game, as Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson combined for 11 targets, seven catches and 43 yards. As long as Calvin Ridley (personal) remains away from the team, Sharpe is expected to garner plenty of snaps, but his meager production makes it difficult for fantasy managers to trust him on a weekly basis.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 194 lbs
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Age: 27
School: Massachusetts
Experience: 7