|Offense||9th||116.8 (11th)||246.6 (12th)|
|Defense||7th||108.3 (12th)||211.5 (6th)|
|23||Alford, Robert||CB||5-10||186||11/1/1988||5||Southeastern Louisiana|
|5||Bosher, Matt||P||6-0||208||10/18/1987||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|24||Freeman, Devonta||RB||5-8||206||3/15/1992||4||Florida State|
|18||Gabriel, Taylor||WR||5-8||165||2/17/1991||4||Abilene Christian|
|63||Garland, Ben||G||6-5||308||4/6/1988||4||Air Force|
|29||Goodwin, C.J.||CB||6-4||220||2/4/1990||2||California (PA)|
|14||Hardy, Justin||WR||5-10||192||12/18/1991||3||East Carolina|
|64||Harlow, Sean||G||6-4||284||3/28/1995||R||Oregon State|
|27||Kazee, Damontae||FS||5-10||174||6/5/1993||R||San Diego State|
|67||Levitre, Andy||G||6-2||303||5/15/1986||9||Oregon State|
|70||Matthews, Jake||T||6-5||309||2/11/1992||4||Texas A&M|
|35||McFadden, Leon||DB||5-10||195||10/26/1990||4||San Diego State|
|20||Neasman, Sharrod||DB||5-11||213||10/14/1991||2||Florida Atlantic|
|19||Roberts, Andre||WR||5-11||195||1/9/1988||8||The Citadel|
|79||Rubin, Ahtyba||DT||6-2||310||7/25/1986||10||Iowa State|
|2||Ryan, Matt||QB||6-4||217||5/17/1985||10||Boston College|
|74||Sambrailo, Ty||T||6-5||311||3/10/1992||3||Colorado State|
|73||Schraeder, Ryan||T||6-7||300||5/4/1988||5||Valdosta State|
|71||Schweitzer, Wes||G||6-4||300||9/11/1993||2||San Jose State|
|28||Ward, Terron||RB||5-7||201||2/15/1992||3||Oregon State|
|95||Crawford, Jack (IR)||DE||6-5||274||9/7/1988||6||Penn State|
|13||Fuller, Devin (IR)||WR||6-0||194||1/29/1994||2||UCLA|
|96||Ifedi, Martin (IR)||DE||6-3||275||9/4/1991||1||Memphis|
|41||Mauger, Quincy (IR)||DB||6-0||206||3/4/1995||R||Georgia|
|52||Tripp, Jordan (IR)||LB||6-3||234||4/3/1991||4||Montana|
|43||Van Dyke, DeMarcus (IR)||DB||6-1||185||1/17/1989||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|35||Branch, Marcelis||DB||5-11||180||1/19/1994||R||Robert Morris|
|76||Brunskill, Daniel||T||6-5||260||1/27/1994||R||San Diego State|
|87||Burton, Deante||WR||6-2||205||7/12/1994||R||Kansas State|
|Douglas, Jamil||G||6-4||308||2/28/1992||2||Arizona State|
|89||Gray, Alex||TE||6-4||231||5/1/1991||R||No College|
|Grayson, Garrett||QB||6-2||220||5/29/1991||2||Colorado State|
|55||Jones, JT||DE||6-3||245||11/12/1993||R||Miami (Ohio)|
The defensive players gone from the roster are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Malcolm Bronson, linemen Dominique Hamilton, Kyle Love and Kona Schwenke, linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson and cornerbacks Justin Rogers and DeMarcus Van Dyke .
Shraeder has been in concussion protocol since suffering a head injury Week 2 against the Packers. It appears the 29-year-old made enough progress with his recovery during the team's bye week, and he's seemingly on track to start at right tackle Sunday against the Dolphins barring any setbacks.
The back issue prevented Saubert from practicing at any point this week and will force his first absence of the 2017 campaign. Exclusively a blocking tight end and special-teams contributor, Saubert doesn't offer any appeal in the fantasy realm.
Tupou will assume the roster spot of defensive end Jack Crawford (biceps), who was placed on injured reserve last week. The 24-year-old defensive tackle, who previously attended training camp with the Falcons before being cut in September, is expected to serve as the primary backup to Dontari Poe.
The knee issue doesn't look to be a major concern for the Falcons' leading touchdown scorer, as it didn't prevent Sanu from departing early in the team's last game Dec. 7 against the Saints. With added time to recover in advance of the Falcons' Monday night matchup with the Buccaneers, Sanu should see a full load of snaps and could be an enticing fantasy play against a weak Tampa Bay pass defense.
Crawford recorded two tackles (both solo) prior to leaving with the injury. There's no word on the severity of the injury at this point, but he was ruled out fairly soon after exiting.
The Falcons brought Magee in to add running back depth while Devonta Freeman worked his way back from a concussion. Now that Freeman is healthy, Magee's services are no longer required. The Falcons signed defensive back Leon McFadden in a corresponding move.
McFadden was competing for a depth role with the Cowboys, but he missed a lot of training camp with this injury. If he gets healthy at some point this season, he's unlikely to be one of the two players Dallas can activate from IR due to his journeyman status.
Coleman last played for the Seahawks in 2015. Legal troubles prevented him from taking the field last season. He joins the Falcons alongside fullback Soma Vainuku, as the two will compete for a starting gig with the reigning NFC champions. In 31 games (seven starts) over three seasons with the Seahawks, Coleman recorded 11 receptions for 91 yards with two receiving touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 10 times for 35 yards.
Neal has been a reliable tackle option of late, racking up at least seven total tackles in each of his last five games. He made it a point to go for the ball on two Jonathan Stewart carries, which only adds to his IDP value. He faces off against Dallas in Week 10.
Hooper was once again strictly a complementary figure in the passing attack behind wideouts Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. The second-year tight end has been quiet over the last four games, notching 10 catches for 81 yards during that stretch. That follows a three-game span in Weeks 8-10 during which Hooper had compiled 13 catches and had seen six targets apiece in each contest. He remains a hit-or-miss option week-to-week and will look to up his production against the Buccaneers in a Week 15 road tilt on Monday Night Football.
Kazee has been slowed down by an ankle injury since mid-August, but is seemingly on track to play in the Falcons' opener against the Bears on Sunday. The 2017 fifth-round pick projects to provide depth in the secondary.
The Falcons once looked like they could be low on cornerback depth for the short week, but with Desmond Trufant clearing the NFL's concussion protocol and Poole showing improved health, the team will have all of its key secondary contributors in the fold. Look for Poole, who has collected 48 tackles and has broken up four passes in 11 games this season, to step back in as the Falcons' nickel cornerback following a one-game absence.
Allen has now posted 16 total tackles over the last two weeks, as he looks to be returning to form after struggling production-wise for several weeks in November.
Clayborn presumably suffered the injury in last week's victory over the Saints. He recorded his team-high ninth sack in the contest. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, as the team could have just been opting to exercise caution by keeping him sidelined Thursday. Thus, his status should continue to be monitored throughout the week.
Riley is looking to make his return from knee surgery he underwent following a Week 7 injury. However, the team will play it safe with the rookie and hold him out another week.
Alford has been a constant in the Atlanta secondary for the past four seasons, collecting two or more interceptions in each year with the team. Through 12 games in 2016, the 28-year-old has also racked up 47 combined tackles, putting him well on pace to surpass his career high. The Southeastern Louisiana product was handsomely rewarded for those efforts Thursday.
Grayson was recently cut from the team's practice squad in order to make room for kicker Mike Meyer, who was brought in last week while Matt Bryant (calf) dealt with an injury. Bryant was ultimately able to play in the Falcons' Week 10 win over the Cowboys, so the team elected to dump Meyer from the practice squad to bring Grayson back into the fold.
The Falcons only managed 173 yards through the air, but Toilolo has rarely contributed as a pass catcher this season, accruing 13 targets in 12 games to date. Week 14 won't be any easier against a Saints defense that has conceded 3.3 catches per game to tight ends this season.
Shelby returns from Achilles surgery after ending his 2016 campaign on injured reserve. In six games last season, he recorded eight tackles and one pass defensed, but he could see a decline in reps this season after the Falcons acquired veteran Dontari Poe.
Reynolds landed on injured reserve to start the season and recently returned to practice in preparation for Week 7. He could return to action for Sunday's game against Carolina, where he will once again primarily serve a special teams role.
Coleman's failure to practice indicates that he hasn't reached the latter stages of the protocol, a somewhat troubling development given that he suffered the injury in the Falcons' Dec. 7 win over the Saints and has yet to make much notable progress. The Falcons will see if Coleman's symptoms subside enough for him to take part in practices Friday or Saturday, but his chances of suiting up Monday against the Buccaneers are looking dicey at the moment. If Coleman misses another contest, lead back Devonta Freeman would be in line for another enhanced workload.
The playmaker has had a weak encore campaign in Atlanta's offense. Gabriel looked to be righting the ship during Weeks 9 and 10 with 132 total yards, but he has just nine touches and 53 total yards in the four weeks since. He saw a solid 31 offensive snaps on Thursday, but Atlanta offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian hasn't utilized him as often or in the same way Kyle Shanahan did in 2016.
Wreh-Wilson joined the Falcons in late November but only managed to take the field once last season. He'll head into the offseason vying for a spot on the 53-man roster as a depth cornerback and special teamer.
The five tackles equal Poe's season high, and the sack brings his season total to 2.5. The 27-year-old continues to be a reliable anchor in the middle of the Falcons' defense, but he has limited IDP value as he is consistently tasked with eating up double teams.
Jones' interception came in the end zone and ended the Saints' chances to either tie the game or take the lead. The 23-year-old led the Falcons with 13 tackles (seven solo), which his is highest tackle output of the season and marks the fifth time he's tallied double-digit stops.
Trufant isn't expected to practice Wednesday and appears in serious jeopardy of missing Sunday's game against the Vikings. With another key cornerback in Brian Poole (back) limited in the team's first practice of the week, the Falcons could be shorthanded in the secondary for the Week 13 matchup.
With a full return to practice Thursday, Mack should also be a full go for Sunday night's game against the Packers.
Fuller, who tore his ACL last week, cleared waivers and will now spend a second consecutive year on the Falcons' IR.
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.
Ward saw 20 offensive snaps on Sunday with Devonta Freeman (concussion) out of the lineup. It was also the third straight game of at least seven touches after no touches for the first six games of the year. The way Ward's season began is worth keeping note of, along with Freeman's health. An Atlanta backfield with a healthy Freeman and Tevin Coleman has little room for Ward.
Davis was claimed by the Browns in early September after spending the preseason with the Falcons. The 24-year-old is a likely candidate to end up on a practice squad if he clears waivers.
The injury kept Levitre sidelined for the Week 14 win over the Saints and prevented him from practicing Thursday. At this point, it's looking likely that Levitre will miss Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, which would open up another start at left guard for Ben Garland.
Upshaw will make his first appearance since leaving after the first snap in Week 2 against the Packers. He'll immediately return to his starting role, and it'll be interesting to see how he reacts to a full workload. Upshaw should be considered a wait-and-see IDP option for the time being.
The Falcons waived Taniela Tupou from the 53-man roster to make room for Rubin, who will presumably take over Tupou's role as the top backup to defensive tackle Dontari Poe. The 31-year-old Rubin was once a high-end IDP asset along the defensive line with a pair of 80-tackle campaigns on his resume, but he's seen his effectiveness wane in recent years. Rubin's decline has resulted in him bouncing around the league a bit, as the Falcons are the third team he'll suit up for since 2016.
It was reported earlier in the offseason that Ishmael would be working with the linebackers when he recovered from shoulder surgery. Formerly a free safety, Ishmael played in just 27.9 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps in 2016, but he managed to record 52 tackles. The position change will allow him to better utilize his skills as a tackler and could result in an increase in snaps for the 26-year-old defender.
Douglas is competing with Dallas Thomas for the starting job. Over the last few weeks, he's gone from occasional snaps to a 50/50 split of starting snaps.
"I like the fact that when he’s been in there he doesn’t make a lot of mental mistakes,” coach Joe Philbin said, per the Palm Beach Post. “I think he’s grasped the system relatively well. I think his play speed’s been pretty good. He doesn’t seem to hesitate a lot and that’s a good sign for a young guy. ... I really like what I see."
Jarrett was limited in practice Wednesday, so his full participation Thursday is a step in the right direction. Barring a major setback, the defensive tackle seems likely to play against the Panthers this week. Jarrett is coming off a seven-tackle, one-sack performance against the Jets in Week 8.
Campbell also added a season high eight tackles (seven solo) in the contest. The 23-year-old logged 73 defensive snaps (97.0 percent) and should continue seeing a heavy workload.
Sambrailo is expected to be replaced by Austin Pasztor during Sunday's game.
Freeman looked sharp while averaging 6.2 yards per carry on 12 totes against the Vikings last Sunday in his return from what amounted to nearly a three-game absence due to a concussion. He followed up that effort with a season high in carries Thursday, leading to his second-best rushing total of the season. Freeman was shut out of the air attack altogether, something that had yet to transpire this season outside of the Week 10 contest versus the Cowboys that Freeman had exited early due to his head injury. He'll look to build on the strong effort and achieve his second 100-yard game of the season when the Falcons take on the Buccaneers in Week 15.
The Falcons are welcoming back Mohamed Sanu following a one-game absence due to a hamstring injury, so the receiving corps is again intact. Hall will thus have to await another opportunity to record his second career catch.
Prior to the report, Weatherspoon had been dealing with an illness of sorts. With his name clear from the dreaded weekly report, the expectation is that Weatherspoon will be ready for the team's game against the Saints on Thursday.
Hardy has struggled to get targets in Atlanta's offense, as he's only seen more than three targets in a game once this season, but he was able to find the end zone in this one. He's an injury away from a much bigger role in the passing game, but for now he can expect about two targets a game, which severely limits his ceiling.
Williams is buried on the Falcons' depth chart at wide receiver, while Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel figure to maintain their positioning at the top of the group. Williams appeared in just two games for Atlanta throughout the 2016 season, hauling in five passes for 59 yards on seven targets.
McKinley has slowly increased his practice reps and is apparently ready to go for the Falcons' second preseason game Sunday. The Falcons' 2017 first-round pick is expected to shore up their defensive front, and could possibly push for a starting role.
Goodwin tumbled down the depth chart after he was exposed in coverage while substituting in for an injured Desmond Trufant in a Nov. 26 win over the Buccaneers, with Blidi Wreh-Wilson entering the lineup in Goodwin's stead the following week. With the Falcons unwilling to bring Goodwin back into the cornerback rotation, the team signed Deja Olatoye in a corresponding move to restore depth in the secondary.
The Falcons ultimately walked away winners with the help of some timely defense, but Ryan's night was mostly forgettable from an individual standpoint. The Boston College product threw all three of interceptions within a nine-play stretch between the end of the first half and beginning of the second, but he bounced back to fire a game-tying touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu with 9:55 remaining. Ryan also led an eight-play, 38-yard drive later in the period that culminated in Matt Bryant's go-ahead 52-yard field goal, a kick that would prove to be the difference in the game. It was Ryan's first multi-interception tally since Week 4, but he's now thrown just Thursday's one touchdown over the last two contests. He'll look to take advantage of a Buccaneers defense he already compiled 317 yards against back in Week 12 when he encounters them again in a Week 15 road tilt.
Jones was just shy of his fourth 100-yard effort of the campaign, but his performance was nevertheless a nice bounce-back after a 24-yard tally in Week 13 against the Vikings. The 28-year-old wideout is unlikely to come close to replicate his 253-yard outburst in Week 12 versus the Buccaneers, but he naturally remains a highly valued asset in all formats during fantasy playoff season and has now seen double-digit targets in three of his past four contests. He'll look to do damage to the Tampa secondary again when the Falcons tangle with the Buccaneers in Week 15.
Bosher, who is nursing an ankle injury, was considered a game-time decision heading into the evening. The Falcons do not have another punter on their roster, so it is possible Bosher could still be playing through some pain. However, he will likely take on his usual responsibilities barring any setbacks.
This is a great sign for Beasley, who hasn't played since Week 2 against the Packers. He played limited snaps in each of his first two games but he was still able to record two total sacks. The Falcons only have 12 sacks through four games, so there will be plenty of pass-rush opportunities once Beasley is able to return.
With Pasztor back at practice, expect the 25-year-old to settle back in as Ryan Schraeder's backup at right tackle.
Roberts has dealt with a couple minor injuries but hasn't been in danger of missing significant time. He'll continue to function as the primary returner on kicks and punts as well as a depth receiver.
Bryant's 50-yarder proved to be the game-winning kick, as it put Atlanta ahead with just under four minutes remaining. The 42-year-old has registered at least eight points in five straight games heading into Monday night's trip to Tampa Bay.