Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense20th124.0 (8th)198.0 (23rd)
Defense27th115.0 (20th)246.0 (27th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
05/03/18DBIsaiah OliverFingerQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
04/17/18WRMohamed SanuUndisclosedQUESTIONABLESanu is a candidate to receive reduced targets in 2018 following the Falcons' selection of Calvin Ridley at 26th overall in last week's NFL Draft.

Sanu established career highs in receptions during each of the past two seasons (59 catches in 2016 and 67 in 2017), but the Falcons have not acquired a wide receiver of Calvin Ridley's caliber since trading up 21 spots to select Julio Jones in the 2011 draft. In fact, Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that general manager Thomas Dimitroff called Ridley's agent on Thursday afternoon to inform him that the Falcons were considering moving up ahead of receiver-deprived teams like Baltimore, Dallas and Carolina to ensure that they got their guy. Sanu didn't do himself any favors last season by finishing top five in the NFL in drops with six, and he will turn 29 before the Falcons travel to Philadelphia to take on the defending champions Week 1. As a quality blocker, exceptional route runner and electrifying playmaker, Ridley may have what it takes to capture Atlanta's No. 2 receiver job by the end of the summer, diminishing Sanu's relevance in the process.

(Updated 04/30/2018)
02/05/18DLJack CrawfordBicepsQUESTIONABLECrawford (biceps) is expected back by training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Crawford tore his biceps and is hopeful to return for Offseason Team Activities. However, even if his recovery takes longer than anticipated, he'll be back to full participation in time for training camp.

(Updated 03/01/2018)
02/05/18WRDevin FullerKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLEFuller (knee) reverted to injured reserve Saturday.

Fuller, who tore his ACL last week, cleared waivers and will now spend a second consecutive year on the Falcons' IR.

(Updated 08/05/2017)
02/05/18DBQuincy MaugerUndisclosedQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
02/05/18LBJordan TrippConcussionQUESTIONABLETripp (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Tripp has missed the last two games of the season due to the concussion and will now likely be out for the rest of the season. Tripp served as a depth option on the defensive front for the Falcons.

(Updated 10/31/2017)
02/01/18DLTakkarist McKinleyShoulderQUESTIONABLEAccording to his personal Twitter account, McKinley (shoulder) underwent successful shoulder surgery Thursday.

It's the second year in a row McKinley has undergone shoulder surgery, as he will now focus on returning to full strength in time for the offseason program. McKinley played 401 defensive snaps across 16 regular season games in 2017.

(Updated 02/01/2018)
01/24/18WRJustin HardyShoulderQUESTIONABLEHardy (shoulder) appeared to be doing rehab work on a side field Tuesday,'s Vaughn McClure reports.

Hardy had a minor procedure on his right shoulder in late January after the Falcons were eliminated from the playoffs. He caught either 20 or 21 passes in each of his three professional seasons, but there is an opportunity for a larger role in 2018 after Taylor Gabriel signed with the Bears in March. Hardy figures to compete for the No. 3 receiver job, squaring off against Marvin Hall, Reggie Davis and, potentially, a rookie draft pick. Hardy may be limited at the offseason program but should be back to full strength long before training camp. A 2015 fourth-round pick, he's entering the final season of his rookie contract.

(Updated 04/17/2018)
01/14/18RBDevonta FreemanKnee - MCLQUESTIONABLEFreeman (knee) said Wednesday that he has made significant progress in his recovery from a sprained MCL and PCL, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I'm able to do a lot of things that I couldn't do back in January and February," Freeman said. "Running, cutting, sprinting and getting little stronger."

Freeman played through the injury in two playoff games, compiling 28 carries for 73 yards and six receptions for 29 yards while scoring twice. He may not be 100 percent for the start of Organized Team Activities on May 21, but the progress Freeman has made to date suggests he'll be a full participant for the start of training camp. Freeman, who is entering the first year of the five-year, $41.25 million contract extension he inked with the Falcons last August, will presumably occupy his usual role as the lead option in the backfield timeshare with Tevin Coleman in 2018. While Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he's open to keeping both backs long term, it's nonetheless possible that Coleman -- entering the final year of his rookie contract -- will move on after this season. On top of the recent knee injury, Freeman's concussion history -- he suffered two last season -- could impact the Falcons' long-term valuation of Coleman.

(Updated 05/02/2018)
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