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34 Brian Poole CB

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%4%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16743.0300

Player Updates

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Falcons' Brian Poole: Gets chance to hit open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poole doesn't expect to be tendered as a restricted free agent, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

It seems the Falcons have already notified the 26-year-old cornerback of their intention to let him test the open market. Poole is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he piled up 74 tackles (53 solo), three interceptions and three sacks from the nickelback spot, but his work in coverage apparently didn't impress the Atlanta front office. He may have to settle for a No. 4/5 cornerback job if other teams have a similar assessment.

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Falcons' Brian Poole: Three interceptions in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poole tallied 74 tackles (53 solo), including three sacks, and six passes defensed, including three interceptions, across 16 games in 2018.

Poole had his best season as a pro in 2018, setting career marks in every category except passes defensed. He's operated as the team's nickel cornerback behind starters Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant. Barring a roster shift at the position, Poole will figure to play a similar role for the team in 2019.

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Falcons' Brian Poole: Grabs pick in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poole had seven tackles (three solo), an interception and a fumble recovery in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Poole has been heavily active over the last three games with 19 tackles (12 solo), two interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery. The 26-year-old played 77 of 91 defensive snaps Sunday, second only to Desmond Trufant among Atlanta cornerbacks.

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Falcons' Brian Poole: Registers sack, fumble recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poole collected six combined tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 40-14 win against the Cardinals.

The veteran nickelback has demonstrated a keen nose for the football over the past two weeks, finishing first or second on the team in tackles against Green Bay and Arizona. Poole and the Falcons secondary have been more sturdy against the pass of late, holding its past three opponents to an anemic 153 yards per game through the air (278 passing YPG against prior). In Week 16, he'll be responsible for trying to hold down an ice cold Cam Newton, who has gone consecutive games without throwing a touchdown pass for the first time since Week 2 and 3 of the 2017 season (multiple passing TDs in 11 straight contests prior to recent two-game slide).

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Falcons' Brian Poole: Picks up first interception of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poole collected six combined tackles, two pass deflections and an interception during Sunday's 34-29 win against Tampa Bay.

Poole has taken advantage of ample playing time this season with defensive backs Keanu Neal (knee) and Ricardo Neal (Achilles) both on injured reserve. The 25-year-old has fielded 81 percent of the defensive snaps this year, following a more modest 60.1-percent timeshare in 2017. During a crucial Week 6 victory over Tampa Bay, Poole came up big once again by intercepting a deflected pass in the end zone to keep the Bucs at a two-possession deficit early in the second half. Next comes a Monday night showdown against the Giants, and a passing offense that ranks in the bottom half of the league with 260.8 yards per game.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/6/18PHI01.000
29/16/18CAR01.000
39/23/18NO0000
49/30/18CIN0000
510/7/18PIT0000
610/14/18TB0010
710/22/18NYG0000
911/4/18WAS0000
1011/11/18CLE0000
1111/18/18DAL0000
1211/22/18NO0000
1312/2/18BAL0000
1412/9/18GB0000
1512/16/18ARI01.010
1612/23/18CAR0010
1712/30/18TB0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Atlanta Falcons165943.016112424.024010
2017Atlanta Falcons156349.0141000.0004
2018Atlanta Falcons167453.0213320.7206
TOTAL47196145.05154266.524020
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016Atlanta Falcons16000021020
2017Atlanta Falcons1500000000
2018Atlanta Falcons1600002020
TOTAL47000041040
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/213
Birthdate:
10/20/1992
Age:
26
Hometown:
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
School:
Florida
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: