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30 Qadree Ollison RB

Atlanta Falcons

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October 13, 2020 08:56 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Only one appearance on season
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Ollison (coach's decision) did not dress with the team during Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Panthers.

Ollison totaled four rushing TDs in his rookie campaign out of Pittsburgh last year, but he has yet to see his first offense touch of 2020. The 24-year-old garnered 22 carries over eight appearances as a rookie, but it's been Brian Hill (25 rush attempts) and Ito Smith (11) who have so far benefited from the backup RB workload behind Todd Gurley. Ollison's only appearance of the season came Week 3 against the Bears, but he's otherwise been a healthy scratch in every game.

October 6, 2020 08:24 AM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Inactive against Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for the Falcons' Week 4 matchup against the Packers.

Ollison was active for the team's Week 3 contest against the Bears, appearing only on special teams. However, he's again the odd man out in the Falcons' backfield. Active in his place will be Todd Gurley, Brian Hill and Ito Smith.

September 13, 2020 11:44 AM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Healthy scratch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks.

Ollison is the odd man out in the Falcons' backfield, as Brian Hill and Ito Smith will back up Todd Gurley in the season opener. He'll hope to get in the lineup Week 2, but if Gurley, Hill and Smith stay healthy, Ollison could remain a healthy scratch.

August 31, 2020 11:04 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison was back at practice Monday after missing multiple sessions last week with an undisclosed injury, Vaughn McClure of reports.

The second-year back finds himself with some work to do in the backup running back competition, as Brian Hill continues to prove himself as a star of training camp. Ollison certainly had some noteworthy practice performances of his own prior to the injury, but his niche role within the Falcons' rushing attack becomes somewhat repetitive if Todd Gurley is able to consistently handle carries near the goal line.

August 24, 2020 07:28 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Sits out Monday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison (undisclosed) has missed back-to-back practices, Vaughn McClure of reports.

A specific reason for Ollison's absence has yet to be identified, but the second-year back's status is one to keep an eye on as training camp progresses. The 23-year-old enjoyed a streak of productive practices last week, but his bid to secure a backup role at running back has been sidelined for the time being.

August 19, 2020 09:32 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Stands out during practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison was "the most impressive (Falcons) running back" during Wednesday's practice session, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

The second-year back not only had a presence in the ground game, but he also made multiple noteworthy plays as a pass catcher. Ollison was virtually obsolete in the passing game with just one catch in eight appearances last year, but he did serve as the team's primary goal-line rusher. His five goal-line carries outpaced Ito Smith by two for the team lead, however, Todd Gurley surely figures to step into a prime red-zone role himself in 2020, as his 12 carries inside the five-yard-line tied Ezekiel Elliott and Sony Michel for ninth most in the NFL last year.

January 2, 2020 10:16 AM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Team-high four rush TDs in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison ran four times for nine yards across 10 offensive snaps in the Falcons' Week 17 win over the Buccaneers.

The 2019 fifth-round draft pick played more than 20 percent of Atlanta's offensive snaps in one game all season, while collecting just 22 carries across eight appearances. Ollison's 2.3 yards-per-carry average wasn't encouraging, but he was able to come through with four goal-line touchdown runs to lead the Atlanta backfield. Looking ahead to 2020, Ollison is expected to remain a low-usage backup option behind Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith (concussion).

December 23, 2019 07:20 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Yet another rushing TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison registered a three-yard rushing touchdown on his lone carry during Sunday's 24-12 win against the Jaguars.

The rookie Ollison continues to be a goal-line vulture, now having accumulated four rushing TDs on just 18 career carries. His 2.3 yards-per-carry clip has been less than optimal, but that low average is largely attributable to Ollison being deployed against stacked boxes as a primary short-yardage option for Atlanta. Ollison may find difficulty breaking into the end zone again in the season finale, with Atlanta taking on a Buccaneers defense that has allowed just eight rushing scores all year to opposing RBs.

December 17, 2019 02:04 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Notches third career TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison tallied a one-yard touchdown run on his only carry during Sunday's 29-22 win over San Francisco.

The rookie out of Pittsburgh capitalized on his lone offensive touch Week 15, plunging across the goal line to cut the 49ers' lead to 19-17 with 5:15 to go in the fourth quarter. Ollison now has three touchdowns since garnering his first NFL carry in Week 11 against Carolina, though his 2.2 yards per carry average has been underwhelming and can't be entirely dismissed as a product of his short-yardage work. Even taking into account his limited offensive workload, Ollison has a reasonable chance of cracking the end zone again in Week 16, taking on a Jaguars defense that's tied for 22nd in red-zone scoring attempts allowed per game (3.4) and 31st in rushing TDs allowed per game (1.4).

December 11, 2019 12:56 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Carries four times in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison ran four times for six yards during Sunday's 40-20 win over the Panthers.

Ollison returned to offensive action Sunday after being relegated to special-teams duty in Week 13. The rookie has recorded carries in three of his last four games and scored in the first two, and he holds some value as a touchdown vulture. In most fantasy formats the downside is not worth the potential reward though, even Sunday against a 49ers defense that, while tops in the league against the pass, surrenders 4.6 yards per opponent carry -- 24th in the league.

November 24, 2019 09:28 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Scores for second straight week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison registered 20 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, and hauled in his only target for seven yards during Sunday's 35-22 loss to the Buccaneers.

The rookie back out of Pittsburgh has demonstrated a nose for the end zone through the early portion of his professional career, scoring on his very first NFL carry last week against Carolina, and punching in another from a yard out Sunday against Tampa Bay to provide him with two TDs on 12 total rush attempts. With Brian Hill managing only 1.8 yards per carry in his two-game audition as the starter and Devonta Freeman (foot) potentially facing his third straight absence, Ollison could transition into a more prominent role Thanksgiving night when the Falcons take on a Saints defense that contained Christian McCaffrey to fewer than 3.0 YPC in Week 12.

November 18, 2019 10:56 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Tallies first career TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison ran for 11 yards and a touchdown on four carries during Sunday's 29-3 win against the Panthers.

The rookie back dressed for the first time last week during Atlanta's upset of New Orleans, but he did not receive an offensive snap until the Falcons' road trip to Charlotte. Ollison toted just under 20 percent of the team's running back carries, and, most notably, he tallied his first career touchdown in a regular-season game. If Devonta Freeman (foot) is forced to sit out again in Week 12, Ollison will continue to serve as a complementary option to Brian Hill in a matchup against a Buccaneers defense that has contained opponents to a meager 3.5 yards per carry this season.

November 15, 2019 12:56 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Slated to have role in game plan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn said that Ollison "will definitely take on more of a role" in Sunday's game against the Panthers with top running back Devonta Freeman (knee) ruled out for the contest, Vaughn McClure of reports.

The fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh has been on the Atlanta roster all season, but he was a healthy inactive through the first eight games before filling purely a special-teams role in his NFL debut in last weekend's upset win in New Orleans. With Freeman sidelined for at least one game, however, Ollison should get his first snaps on offense, though both the rookie and veteran Kenjon Barner will rank as clear depth options behind Brian Hill. Thanks in part to Freeman's early exit versus the Saints, Hill picked up a season-high 40 offensive snaps, while Barner played 11.

October 6, 2019 12:16 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Remains healthy scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Texans.

The rookie will continue to wait on his NFL debut despite the fact fellow running back Kenjon Barner (concussion) is out for a second consecutive week. Brian Hill will continue backing up the top backfield duo of Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith.

September 29, 2019 11:52 AM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Healthy scratch again
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Ollison (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Titans.

With Kenjon Barner out due to a concussion, a spot was open on the Falcons' game-day roster, but Brian Hill and not Ollison will serve as the third available running back behind Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith. Ollison thus will have to wait another week for his potential NFL debut.

September 27, 2019 01:12 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Could be active Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn said Friday that one of Ollison or Brian Hill will be active versus the Titans on Sunday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Ollison didn't receive as many practice reps as Hill this week, but the rookie fifth-round pick appears to have a chance of making his NFL debut Sunday. His opportunity comes with Kenjon Barner (concussion) ruled out. Of course, whichever of Ollison or Hill does suit up Sunday will likely be limited to a depth role behind Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith.

September 25, 2019 05:32 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Receives key practice reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison worked in the running back rotation during Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Ollison has been inactive for each of Atlanta's games this season, but he's now facing opportunity with Ito Smith (concussion) and Kenjon Barner (concussion/knee) both managing injuries. Depending on the health of the Falcons' running back group Week 4, Ollison and Brian Hill could be active and serve as the top backups to Devonta Freeman.

September 22, 2019 04:28 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Inactive Week 3
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Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt against the Colts.

The reserve running back will take a seat for the third time in as many games to open the season. Devonta Freeman has generated career-low efficiency over the first two games of 2019 while averaging 2.2 yards per carry, but coach Dan Quinn apparently is content with Freeman, Ito Smith and return specialist Kenjon Barner constituting his backfield for at least another week.

September 15, 2019 07:00 PM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Sitting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

For the second week in a row, Ollison and Brian Hill will be healthy scratches. The Falcons' backfield remains the domain of Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith, while Kenjon Barner takes on a special teams role.

September 8, 2019 11:44 AM
Falcons' Qadree Ollison: Held out Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ollison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game in Minnesota.

A 2019 fifth-round pick, Ollison got a lot of run during the preseason and made the 53-man roster on cut-down day. That said, he'll be part of the squeeze to get to 46 players for Week 1. With Ollison and Brian Hill on the inactive list, the Falcons backfield will be handled by Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith while Kenjon Barner pitches in on special teams.

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