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January 9, 2021 04:52 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Ends 2020 campaign with 70 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver collected two tackles (including one for loss) during last Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers, and he wrapped up the 2020 campaign with 70 tackles, six pass deflections, a forced fumble and one sack.

Oliver has been unable to collect an interception over 188 coverage targets the past two seasons, surrendering 12 passing touchdowns and 8.8 yards per target during that span. The Colorado standout went without a game absence between 2019 and 2020, but he also conceded a passer rating of 113 or higher in each season. That's after Oliver held opponents to an 89.1 passer rating and two TDs (over 27 targets) his rookie year. The 2018 second-round draft choice is under contract with Atlanta for one more season before potentially becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2022.

December 23, 2020 05:40 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (cramps) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Oliver left last weekend's loss to the Buccaneers in the second half due to cramps, but it appears that the issue hasn't carried over to practice. He's set to suit up against the Chiefs on Sunday, and if Darqueze Dennard (quadriceps) misses another contest, Oliver could benefit from increased snaps.

December 20, 2020 04:20 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Second-half cramping issue arises
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (cramps) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The Colorado product has avoided a game absence all season, and he's only missed two total contests since entering the league in 2018. Oliver had made his presence felt by racking up six tackles prior to his second-half exit.

October 31, 2020 11:36 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Notches first career sack on TNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver collected three total tackles and one sack during Thursday's 25-17 win against the Panthers.

Oliver came firing off the edge on a third-down play in the final minute of the first quarter, sacking Teddy Bridgewater for a 12-yard loss to force a Carolina punt. Though the third-year cornerback was able to come away with his first career sack Thursday night, and an important one at that, he has continued to struggle as a cover man. So far in 2020, Oliver is surrendering a career-worst 71.4 percent completion rate while allowing four TDs on 49 targets.

January 4, 2020 02:20 AM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Starts all 16 games for Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver compiled 61 total tackles, 11 pass deflections and one forced fumble across 16 starts for Atlanta in 2019.

The sophomore cornerback performed competently during his first full season as a starter, playing 80-plus percent of his team's defensive snaps in 13 of 16 games and leading the Falcons in passes defensed. Oliver proved to be durable in joining Ricardo Allen as the only Falcons defensive backs to start all 16 contests in 2019, but his ability to produce takeaways has been lacking through the first two years of his NFL career. The 23-year-old has just one interception in 30 contests since being drafted No. 58 overall in 2018.

December 15, 2019 03:16 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Ready to face 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

To the relief of the Falcons' secondary, Oliver is good to go. Desmond Trufant (forearm) is already done for the year, so the team could ill afford to lose another starting cornerback against the 49ers' top-tier passing game. Oliver will likely face a heavy dose of Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel.

December 13, 2019 06:00 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Listed as questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Oliver was able to practice Thursday after sitting out the day prior, and he still has a shot to play Sunday. If the 23-year-old is unable to go, it would mark his first game missed this season.

December 12, 2019 06:48 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Wearing non-contact jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Oliver was limited to non-contact drills in Thursday's practice, but he's nonetheless taken a positive step forward after being held out of Wednesday's session entirely. The starting cornerback may need to resume participating in full-contact activities Friday for any chance of facing the 49ers on Sunday. In the event that Oliver were forced to miss any time, Jordan Miller and Blidi Wreh-Wilson would be candidates to play expanded roles in Atlanta's secondary.

December 11, 2019 07:52 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Nursing shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury.

Oliver's shoulder issue is a bit of a mystery after the starting cornerback played 80 percent of the Falcons' defensive snaps Sunday, but his status for Week 15 is now in question. If the shoulder remains bothersome for Oliver, Jordan Miller and Blidi Wreh-Wilson could see additional reps opposite Kendall Sheffield.

October 25, 2019 07:08 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Defensive role fading
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver's decreased snap count in Week 7 was a personnel decision made by the Falcons' coaching staff, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.

In a year that began with optimism for the second-year cornerback out of Colorado, Oliver has struggled in coverage and has resultantly seen his role in Atlanta's defensive rotation decrease. He played on at least 93 percent of the Falcons' defensive snaps between Weeks 2 and 6, but last Sunday against the Rams only fielded 59 percent of the snaps despite Desmond Trufant (toe) being inactive for the game. Oliver has zero forced turnovers and has gone four straight games without a pass deflection as Atlanta prepares to take on Seattle's Russell Wilson in Week 8, who has averaged better than 275 passing yards per game with an overall 15:1 TD:INT ratio this season.

September 16, 2019 03:36 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Makes enormous fourth-down tackle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver collected four solo tackles and two assists during Sunday's 24-20 win against Philadelphia.

The Falcons defense showed up in Week 2 by holding Philadelphia's ground attack to 2.3 yards per carry, forcing three turnovers and conceding a QBR of just 45.1 to 2017 MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Oliver may have provided the most decisive play of the night, wrapping up Zach Ertz short of the sticks on the Eagles' last gasp drive to force a turnover on downs and secure the win for the Falcons. The upcoming Week 3 matchup for Atlanta's secondary is no walk in the park; they face Jacoby Brissett and his impressive 18:8 career TD:INT ratio.

June 7, 2019 06:20 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Ready to take on starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver said after Thursday's OTA workout that he's feeling more confidence this year than he did heading into his rookie campaign, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "It's probably going to be like that throughout my career from year to year," Oliver admitted. "But yeah, that's the biggest jump that I made. Becoming more confident in the scheme of things."

Atlanta's patience with Oliver was rewarded in 2018, as the second-round draft choice grew into a reliable component of the secondary after a shaky start to the year. Oliver's development was a key reason for Atlanta's improvement from 304.3 passing yards allowed per game over its first eight outings, to 214.9 passing yards allowed per game over the final eight. Both his on-field audition as well as his football IQ factored into the decision, but Atlanta's front office saw enough in Oliver to bestow upon him the No. 2 cornerback role. Expect Oliver to field around 80-to-85 percent of the team's defensive snaps in 2019 after handling 21.9 percent of the snaps as a rookie.

March 26, 2019 04:48 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Slated for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver is expected to start at cornerback opposite Desmond Trufant in 2019, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Oliver played only 24.6 percent of defensive snaps across 14 games in his rookie season, during which he notched 23 tackles, seven pass deflections and one interception. The No. 58 overall selection of the 2018 NFL Draft, Oliver flashed enough in a limited role in 2018 to inspire confidence in the Falcons' coaching staff that he'll thrive as a weekly starter. Oliver projects to receive every opportunity to improve Atlanta's secondary, which ranked sixth-worst against the pass last season.

January 29, 2019 10:12 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Flashes during rookie campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver concluded the 2018 season with 23 tackles, seven pass deflections and one interception after the Falcons selected him with the No. 58 overall selection in last April's draft.

The former Colorado Buffalo was less of a factor than many anticipated when Atlanta invested a second-round selection in him, fielding 43.8 percent of the special teams snaps and just 24.6 percent of the defensive snaps for a unit that ranked sixth-worst against the pass. Perhaps his most memorable moment came in Week 4 when Bengals receiver A.J. Green slipped behind him for a 13-yard touchdown reception within the final 10 seconds of regulation. Other than that, Oliver showed considerable promise in limited duty, recording a game-clinching interception of Panthers backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke in Week 16 and earning an overall performance grade of 70.0, according to Pro Football Focus. If Atlanta elects to let Brian Poole walk when his contract expires this offseason, Oliver will inherit a more integral role for the Falcons secondary in 2019.

November 5, 2018 10:12 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Beat by Josh Doctson for touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver racked up four combined tackles during Sunday's 38-14 win against the Redskins.

Oliver was exposed in the red zone by veteran quarterback Alex Smith, who completed a fade in the front left corner of the end zone to Josh Doctson shortly before the halftime whistle, providing Washington with its initial points of the afternoon. The rookie cornerback surrendered another long completion to Doctson in the third quarter (24-yard pass), but the play was walked back 15 yards following a taunting penalty. If Robert Alford (ankle) is once again unable to suit up in Week 10, Oliver will log his third career start against Cleveland's No. 23 passing attack (222.9 yards per game).

November 2, 2018 01:56 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Will start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver will start in place of Robert Alford (ankle) in Sunday's game at Washington, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Alford was ruled out for Sunday -- breaking a string of 46 straight starts -- providing Oliver the opportunity for the second start of his career. The Redskins will be without running back Chris Thompson (ribs) and wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle), which could create an increased reliance for Adrian Peterson and the run game.

November 2, 2018 11:36 AM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: May register second career start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver is in line to start Sunday against the Redskins if Robert Alford (ankle) is ruled out, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Oliver will make his first start since Week 4 if Alford is unable to suit up Sunday, although it's worth noting head coach Dan Quinn was unwilling to rule Alford out following Thursday's practice. In that Week 4 shootout against Cincinnati, Oliver let A.J. Green slip past him for a last-second touchdown reception as the Bengals pulled out a 37-36 victory. The Redskins aren't the most pass-heavy bunch (22nd in pass attempts with 32.6 per game), but veteran signal caller Alex Smith may put the ball up a bit more than usual to try and expose the inexperienced defensive back in coverage.

September 20, 2018 05:24 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Healthy for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Olived has logged two full practices this week after being sidelined for the first two games of the regular season due to an ankle injury. The rookie second-rounder is trending in the right direction to make his NFL debut against the Saints on Sunday.

September 17, 2018 09:04 PM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Sidelined Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (ankle) was inactive for Sunday's win over the Panthers, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Oliver had been questionable in the lead-up to Sunday's divisional game after sitting out Week 1 with the same injury. For the time being, he should be considered questionable for the team's Week 3 tilt against the Saints. Oliver was limited at practice late last week, indicating that he's progressing through his recovery and could return any day now.

September 15, 2018 10:40 AM
Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Questionable for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (ankle) is questionable against the Panthers on Sunday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Oliver was a limited participant in practice throughout the week, so his questionable status is no surprise. With Keanu Neal (knee) already down for the season, Atlanta could elect to take a cautious approach with their rookie second-rounder's availability.

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Sun 09/13vs SEAL 25-3825700000
Sun 09/20@ DALL 39-4041500200
Sun 09/27vs CHIL 26-3061700200
Mon 10/05@ GBL 16-3031400000
Sun 10/11vs CARL 16-2361700000
Sun 10/18@ MINW 40-2322400100
Sun 10/25vs DETL 22-2322400000
Thu 10/29@ CARW 25-1730310000
Sun 11/08vs DENW 34-2740400000
Sun 11/22@ NOL 9-2401100000
Sun 11/29vs LVW 43-612300000
Sun 12/06vs NOL 16-2132500100
Sun 12/13@ LACL 17-2041500000
Sun 12/20vs TBL 27-3160600010
Sun 12/27@ KCL 14-1730300000
Sun 01/03@ TBL 27-4420200000
Career Defensive Stats
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