Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th122.0 (8th)248.5 (16th)
Defense11th117.0 (24th)218.5 (10th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
09/17/18RBDevonta FreemanKneeQUESTIONABLECoach Dan Quinn refuted Monday that Freeman (knee) will miss multiple games due to a right knee bruise, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Instead, Quinn called Freeman "day-to-day."

Freeman emerged from a season-opening loss in Philadelphia with a right knee injury, which Quinn eventually termed as soreness in the middle of last week. The running back proceeded to miss every practice and be ruled out for Week 2, at which point Adam Schefter of ESPN threw out the potential for a 2-3 week absence. However, Quinn said Monday that statement "certainly didn't come from us." It's unclear if Freeman actually has a chance to suit up Sunday against the Saints, but Wednesday's practice report will give the first indication of his odds to do so. Until Freeman is cleared for game action, Tevin Coleman will be the lead back in Atlanta.

(Updated 09/17/2018)
09/17/18WRRussell GageKneeQUESTIONABLEGage (knee) has been ruled out against the Panthers on Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Gage's absence in Week 2 comes as no surprise, given that the rookie sixth-round pick has not yet participated in practice this week. The deepest receiver on Atlanta's depth chart, Gage was a long shot to take offensive snaps even if healthy. When in uniform, Gage should primarily play on special teams.

(Updated 09/14/2018)
09/17/18DLTakkarist McKinleyGroinQUESTIONABLEMcKinley is nursing a groin injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McKinley has been no stranger to nagging injuries over the early portion of his career, having dealt with shoulder and arm issues already this year. The 2017 first-round pick has demonstrated a sense of toughness with his ability to play through lingering ailments, but it's too early to tell whether this issue will keep him out of Week 3 action. Groin injuries can be tricky by nature, but McKinley's practice report this week should provide a clear idea on where he stands.

(Updated 09/17/2018)
09/17/18DBIsaiah OliverAnkleQUESTIONABLEOliver (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.

(Updated 09/17/2018)
09/16/18DLDerrick ShelbyGroinQUESTIONABLEShelby is ruled out with a groin injury and will not return against the Panthers on Sunday, Wendy Adams of the Falcons Radio Network reports.

Shelby will remain sidelined for the duration of Sunday's contest, so Vic Beasley will take snaps without the presence his primary rotational backup. The severity of Shelby's injury remains undisclosed, so expect an update after the game.

(Updated 09/16/2018)