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20 Isaiah Oliver FS

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

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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.

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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 Buff 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.

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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).

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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 ESPN.com 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 on Adrian Peterson and the run game.

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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 (though head coach Dan Quinn was unwilling to rule him following Thursday's practice). In that Week 4 shootout against Cincinnati, Oliver let his man A.J. Green slip past him for a last-second touchdown reception as the Bengals pulled out a 37-36 victory. Sunday's opponent, Washington isn'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 couple more times to try and expose the inexperienced defensive back in coverage.

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Schedule
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29/16/18CAR0000
39/23/18NO0000
49/30/18CIN0000
510/7/18PIT0000
610/14/18TB0000
710/22/18NYG0000
911/4/18WAS0000
1011/11/18CLE0000
1111/18/18DAL0000
1211/22/18NO0000
1312/2/18BAL0000
1412/9/18GB0000
1512/16/18ARI0000
1612/23/18CAR0010
1712/30/18TB0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2018Atlanta Falcons142320.030100.0007
TOTAL142320.030100.0007
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/210
Birthdate:
9/30/1996
Age:
22
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ, USA
School:
Colorado
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: