Barner caught both of his targets for six receiving yards and registered a 47-yard kick return during Thursday's 26-18 loss to the Saints.
The 29-year-old special teams dynamo has seen an uptick in offensive involvement over the past three weeks, but the volume still has been nowhere near a level that would merit considering him as a weekly starter in fantasy lineups. He's garnered two offensive touches in each of Atlanta's past three games after commanding three total touches between Weeks 1 and 10, but Barner's consistent special teams role, as well as the presence of other serviceable running backs on the roster, will continue to limit his workload moving forward. Barner will continue to serve as a change-of-pace option to Devonta Freeman and Brian Hill in Week 14 when the Falcons take on the Panthers' bottom-six rush defense.
Barner caught both his targets for eight yards during Sunday's 35-22 loss to Tampa Bay. He added eight yards on a punt return.
Sunday's receptions were Barner's first since Week 4 and he's now earned multiple touches in back-to-back games. Far more of a returner than an offensive weapon, he had only two touches through the first six games but has recorded double-digit offensive snaps in each of the past three weeks. The arrow is definitely pointing up, but in most fantasy formats there's still little reason to pay Barner too much mind. Next up is a Thanksgiving matchup with a New Orleans defense against whom he notched a 12-yard run in Week 10.
Barner ran for 15 yards on two carries and recorded a 78-yard punt return touchdown during Sunday's 29-3 win against Carolina.
On the same field in which he was decked by punter Matt Bosher (groin) late last season while a member of the Panthers, Barner ripped off a game-breaking punt return TD that helped Atlanta establish a 10-point lead on his former team of two years. Barner provided a substantial boost to an already stellar day for the Falcons' D/ST, with Atlanta's defense generating four interceptions and five sacks. Should Devonta Freeman (foot) be forced to miss his second consecutive tilt next week against the Buccaneers' top-ranked rush defense, Barner will continue to split running back duties with Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison in addition to his special teams role.
Barner gained 12 yards on his only carry during Sunday's 26-9 win over the Saints. He added 33 yards on a pair of punt returns.
Barner now has a carry in back-to-back games after just one touch, a four-yard catch in Week 3, prior to that this season. The former Oregon Duck has been a solid returner for a disappointing Falcons squad, ranking sixth in the league by averaging 25.0 yards per kickoff and 13th in the league with 7.9 yards per punt return, but he hasn't done much outside of special teams. Sunday brings a matchup against a struggling Carolina run defense surrendering 5.2 yards per carry -- 31st in the league -- and with Devonta Freeman (foot) likely to be sidelined, Barner could be headed for his largest offensive workload of the year.
Barner was unable to reel in his only target during Sunday's 37-10 loss to the Rams.
Barner logged a season-high four offensive snaps Sunday and was targeted for the second time this season, but remains without a touch in 2019. Though Seattle's defense has statistically been so-so this season, it'd be hard to imagine Barner earning many meaningful opportunities, especially if Matt Ryan (ankle) is unable to play.
Barner (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Barner has been dealing with a concussion and a knee injury, but looks as though he will suit up Sunday, barring a setback. His main impact will come on special teams, where he should fill in as the Falcons' primary return man.
Barner (knee) was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Barner has been unable to practice the past two weeks while dealing with a concussion and the knee injury, but, as evidenced by this news, he is progressing from the latter. It will be important to track his practice status as the week goes on, but if he can't go for Week 6, expect Kendall Sheffield to continue to be the team's top kick returner with Mohamed Sanu filling in on punt returns.
Barner (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Houston, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Barner missed last week's game due to a concussion and the knee injury, and though he's now clear of the former, the latter issue will keep him sidelined for at least one more game. Kendall Sheffield is expected to work as Atlanta's top kick returner while Mohamed Sanu fills in on punt returns.
Barner (knee) is not practicing Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Barner has fully cleared the league's concussion protocol, but it appears as though his knee injury could still sideline him during Sunday's tilt against the Texans. He'll have one more chance to resume practicing. If Barner is forced to miss any more time, Kendall Sheffield will step up as Atlanta's top kicker returner while Mohamed Sanu will serve as the team's No. 1 punt returner.
Barner (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
While Barner's knee injury kept him from practicing Wednesday, it's nonetheless a step in the right direction that he appears to have cleared the concussion protocol. If he's able to get healthy in time for Sunday's game against Texans, Barner will retake his usual role as Atlanta's top kick and punt returner.
Barner (concussion/knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
Barner was a non-participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday, so it's not a major surprise to see him ruled out after suffering the concussion Sunday versus the Colts. Fellow RB Ito Smith (concussion) has been cleared to play and should take up his usual role in the backfield working behind Devonta Freeman.
Barner (concussion/knee) was held out of practice Thursday.
Unlike fellow running back Ito Smith, who also is in the concussion protocol, Barner didn't work with the special teams group during the portion of practice open to the media, according to Jason Butt of The Athletic. With no apparent progress made through his head injury to date, Barner is trending in the wrong direction for an appearance Sunday versus the Titans. Friday's injury report could provide a glimpse into that eventuality.
Barner (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Barner appears to be progressing well in his recovery from a head injury sustained Week 3. He'll need to fully clear the league's concussion protocol before retaking the field, including being medically cleared by an independent neurologist, so it remains to be seen whether Barner will manage to get healthy in time for Sunday's tilt against the Titans.
Barner (concussion/knee) did not practice Wednesday.
Barner exited Sunday's loss to the Colts due to a head injury and isn't yet healthy enough to practice. With Ito Smith (concussion) also sidelined Wednesday, the Falcons could be forced to rely on Qadree Ollison and Brian Hill in Week 4 as reserve running back options behind Devonta Freeman. Additionally, if Barner misses any time, Atlanta will roll with Justin Hardy and Kendall Sheffield as starting kick and punt returners, respectively.
Barner is in the concussion protocol Monday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
Barner exited Sunday's loss to the Colts due to a concussion. He'll need to fully clear the league's protocol for head injuries before retaking the field. If Barner were to miss any time, Justin Hardy and Kendall Sheffield would serve as the Falcons' top kick and punt returners, respectively.
Barner left Sunday's game against Indianapolis, and is being evaluated for a possible concussion, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
Barner is the second Atlanta running back to suffer a head injury Sunday, with Ito Smith diagnosed with a concussion already. Expect the team to comment on Barner's status following the game or in the coming days, but Devonta Freeman is the only healthy running back left on the roster for the remainder of the game.
Barner (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Barner appears to have fully recovered from his ankle injury. He'll work to make an impact in the return game Sunday versus Indianapolis.
Barner (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Barner played through his ankle injury Week 2 versus Philadelphia, and he could do the same Week 3 if he's limited again Friday. If Barner is able to go, he'll slide into his usual role as Atlanta's top return man versus the Colts on Sunday.
Barner (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Barner was a late addition to last week's injury report with an ankle injury, but he still ended up being active for Sunday night's contest against the Eagles. It's unclear at this time if Barner suffered a setback or if the Falcons are just being cautious with the running back.
Barner (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's prime-time matchup with Philadelphia.
Barner popped up on the injury report Thursday after being limited by an ankle injury. The 30-year-old was then listed as a full participant in Friday's practice. Barner seems poised to continue his role as the team's top kick/punt returner.
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