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38 Kenjon Barner RB

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
114287.002

Player Updates

November 30, 2019 12:16 AM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Adds two more catches in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 27, 2019 10:56 AM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Snags two passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 17, 2019 11:36 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Punt return TD against former team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 13, 2019 12:08 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Gains 12 rushing yards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 22, 2019 09:12 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Targeted in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 10, 2019 08:16 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Full go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 10, 2019 05:04 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Upgraded for Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 4, 2019 08:00 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Remains out Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 3, 2019 04:28 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 2, 2019 05:40 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Clear of concussion, not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2019 06:36 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 26, 2019 04:44 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: No practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 26, 2019 04:28 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Upgrades to limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 26, 2019 08:48 AM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 24, 2019 10:28 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Managing concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 22, 2019 04:12 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Evaluated for head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 20, 2019 03:04 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 19, 2019 08:48 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 18, 2019 06:08 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Held out of Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 13, 2019 04:40 PM
Falcons' Kenjon Barner: Good to go against Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/19MIN0000
29/15/19PHI0000
39/22/19IND0000
49/29/19TEN0000
510/6/19HOU0000
610/13/19ARI0000
710/20/19LAR0000
810/27/19SEA1110
1011/10/19NO112120
1111/17/19CAR21590
1211/24/19TB0000
1311/28/19NO0000
1412/8/19CAR0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/15/19@ SF4:25 pm
1612/22/19JAC1:00 pm
1712/29/19@ TB1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Carolina Panthers80671.22000
2014Philadelphia Eagles0000---0000
2015Philadelphia Eagles100281244.419006
2016Philadelphia Eagles130271294.819209
2017Philadelphia Eagles13116573.618103
2018Carolina Panthers4000---0000
2018New England Patriots5019713.711003
2019Atlanta Falcons1104287.012001
TOTAL6411004164.2193022
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Carolina Panthers80273.550000
2014Philadelphia Eagles0000---00000
2015Philadelphia Eagles1009222.4120001
2016Philadelphia Eagles1305428.4150003
2017Philadelphia Eagles13155611.2220101
2018Carolina Panthers40133.030000
2018New England Patriots5000---00000
2019Atlanta Falcons1105183.6130001
TOTAL641271485.5220106
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2013Carolina Panthers8000---0---0000/000---
2014Philadelphia Eagles0000---0---0000/000---
2015Philadelphia Eagles10000---0---0000/000---
2016Philadelphia Eagles13000---0---0000/000---
2017Philadelphia Eagles13100---0---0000/000---
2018Carolina Panthers4000---0---0000/000---
2018New England Patriots5000---0---0000/000---
2019Atlanta Falcons11011100.033.003000/00079.2
TOTAL64111100.033.003000/00079.2
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013Carolina Panthers82178.51700
2014Philadelphia Eagles000---000
2015Philadelphia Eagles1011010.01000
2016Philadelphia Eagles13927730.86102
2017Philadelphia Eagles131019419.42700
2018Carolina Panthers4922024.43700
2018New England Patriots500---000
2019Atlanta Falcons111027627.64701
TOTAL644199424.26103
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2013Carolina Panthers8000---000
2014Philadelphia Eagles0000---000
2015Philadelphia Eagles1010-3-3.0-300
2016Philadelphia Eagles13202211.02201
2017Philadelphia Eagles1327152408.97602
2018Carolina Panthers476294.11300
2018New England Patriots5000---000
2019Atlanta Falcons112612258.77812
TOTAL6463225138.17815
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Carolina Panthers800.000000.0000
2014Philadelphia Eagles000.000000.0000
2015Philadelphia Eagles1000.000000.0000
2016Philadelphia Eagles1300.000000.0000
2017Philadelphia Eagles1300.000000.0000
2018Carolina Panthers411.000000.0000
2018New England Patriots500.000000.0000
2019Atlanta Falcons1111.000000.0000
TOTAL6422.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Carolina Panthers810000000
2014Philadelphia Eagles000000000
2015Philadelphia Eagles1011000000
2016Philadelphia Eagles1300000000
2017Philadelphia Eagles1330030030
2018Carolina Panthers410000000
2018New England Patriots500000000
2019Atlanta Falcons1120020020
TOTAL6481050050
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/195
Birthdate:
4/28/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Lynwood, CA, USA
School:
Oregon
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: