John Abraham UNS -DLstays in Atlanta
DE John Abraham didn't stay on the market long before signing a new 3-year deal with the Falcons Friday. The veteran reportedly got looks from the Titans and Broncos but will remain in his home for the past 6 years. Abraham plays limited snaps at this stage, compared with other top DEs, but he's still highly productive as a pass rusher. Pro Football Focus rated him 3rd overall among 4-3 DEs last season. He tied for 8th at the position with 37 QB pressures, on top of 10 sacks and 8 hits. Abraham will continue to share time with Kroy Biermann and Ray Edwards. That might limit his tackle numbers, but it ultimately increases his effectiveness and durability.
John Abraham UNS -DLactive
Falcons DE John Abraham is active for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers. He's OK to use in fantasy but doesn't have a good matchup. Carolina carries the 9th-best sack rate in the league, with Cam Newton going down just 9 times through 5 games.
John Abraham UNS -DLstill sitting
Falcons DE John Abraham has missed the 1st 2 days of practice this week with a groin injury. He was inactive for the Week 5 loss to Green Bay and looks pretty iffy this time around. The matchup with Carolina, which has allowed just 2 DL sacks this season, makes it easy for IDP owners to go in another direction.
John Abraham UNS -DLINACTIVE
Falcons DE John Abraham is inactive for the Sunday night game because of a hip injury. Anyone caught without him should start Kroy Biermann in his place or look to the Monday night game. Lions DE Cliff Avril and Bears DE Israel Idonije look like the top candidates there.
John Abraham UNS -DLquestionable
Falcons DE John Abraham is officially questionable for Sunday night's game with a hip injury. The Sunday night start makes it tough for IDP owners to wait on Abraham. His matchup with LT Chad Clifton is positive, though. If you plan to take the chance, insure him with teammate Kroy Biermann or someone from the Monday night game. Candidates there include Chicago's Israel Idonije and Henry Melton and Detroit's Cliff Avril. We'll update Abraham's status when the Sunday night inactives get released.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons All-Pro DE leads NFL
Falcons DE John Abraham leads the NFL with 4 sacks -- and actually has 7 in his last 5 games going back to 2007. This week he faces Chiefs rookie LT Branden Albert and QB Tyler Thigpen. Oof. For more info on other stud IDPs click on the Week 3 IDP Rankings under Articles/Features.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons get John Abraham back?
Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) practiced Wednesday. We also heard he was seen playfully running around the hallways at Flowery Branch team headquarters on Tuesday. If Abraham is ready to return it would lift the Falcons defense to new heights. They've slipped to 18th in the league allowing offenses an average of 5.3 yards per play. With a healthy Abraham in week 1 they stuffed Carolina (on the road) for 3.6 yards per play. He had 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 tipped pass in that game. Abraham's that good.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons get two defensive studs back
DE John Abraham and LB Ed Hartwell are both going to start vs. the New Orleans Saints. Good timing for an Atlanta team going into their biggest game of the year.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons defense take hit
Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) is inactive, as is DT Rod Coleman (toe). We thought Abraham might be okay this week. Let's yank the Falcons defense off the Updated Weekly List and insert the Miami Dolphins at home vs. Green Bay.
John Abraham UNS -DLJohn Abraham will have surgery
Falcons DE John Abraham will undergo surgery to repair his abdomen/groin and will miss at least 4 games. He never got right after the injury in the opener at Carolina. His absence makes the Falcons a little thin up front but they still have good fantasy value with Cincinnati, Detroit, and Cleveland coming up.
John Abraham UNS -DLJohn Abraham could return
Falcons DE John Abraham on his groin: "It's 80 to 90 percent so I'll probably play because I feel like I can contribute to my team. If I can't contribute, I'm not going to play, but right now I'm feeling positive about the situation." We hear this every week but after a full 30 days of rest it stands to reason that Abraham is gonna go. Bad news for the Giants' offensive line.
John Abraham UNS -DLJohn Abraham leaves early
Falcons DE John Abraham left the Giants game in the 3rd quarter when his groin tightened up. He finished with 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble. Abraham was looking pretty explosive so hopefully he didn't aggravate the groin too much.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons DE Abraham out
Falcons LB Ed Hartwell (knee) & DE John Abraham (groin) are inactive today. Jim Mora must have decided he doesn't need them vs. Arizona. And he doesn't.
John Abraham UNS -DLJohn Abraham should return
Steve Wyche of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) "looks good to start" against the Giants coming off their Week 5 bye.
John Abraham UNS -DLAbraham GTD tonight
Updating yesterday's Shark Bite, Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) is a game-time decision tonight.
John Abraham UNS -DLAbraham's groin healing
Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) might suit up this Sunday for the first time since the opener at Carolina. HC Jim Mora said Abraham's been running this week and is "certainly closer" to playing.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons DE Abraham GTD
Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) is a game-time decision Monday night. We've seen these gimpy Monday-nighters suddenly get healthier when those lights go on, but unfortunately IDP'ers can't wait to make a decision. Our advice is to bench Abraham in IDP leagues -- but leave the Falcons team defense in against the Saints.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons DE Abraham update
Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) did not practice all week and is very questionable. He will be missed vs. Tampa Bay but we wouldn't be deterred from starting Atlanta's defense in the dome: Bucs LG Dan Buenning (ankle) is a GTD and RG Davin Joseph (knee) is out.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons DE Abraham out
Falcons DE John Abraham is out today.
John Abraham UNS -DLFalcons DE Abraham injured
Falcons DE John Abraham, who was the most impressive NFL pass-rusher we saw on Sunday (5 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 tipped pass) suffered a groin injury late vs. Carolina. He laid on the ground for several minutes. Abraham will have an MRI today and the Falcons are concerned because he sat out most of 2003 (w/ NYJ) with the same injury.
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