Shark Bites

3 months ago

Cardinals OLB John Abraham (groin) is active for today's clash with the Niners.  He has been dynamite for anyone in a big-play heavy IDP league, so you should probably go ahead and start him if you play in such a format.  Abraham's presence certainly helps the fantasy outlook for the Cardinals team D as well.

The team website reports that Cardinals OLB John Abraham (groin) will be a game-time decision for Sunday afternoon's finale against the Niners.  Unfortunately for IDP owners, the 4:25 kickoff means you probably can't afford to wait.  Unless you have someone else in the late games as your insurance policy, go ahead and start another defender in Abraham's place.  His absence would lower the fantasy-point ceiling for the Cards defense on whole.

5 months ago

Cardinals LB John Abraham is active today, as expected.  He turned up questionable on the final injury report but never seemed in danger of sitting out.  He's a nice IDP play in leagues that favor sacks in the scoring format.  The Arizona D's a good play against the Jaguars as well.

Cardinals LB John Abraham is questionable for Sunday's trip to Jacksonville after being limited this week by a hamstring injury.  We've yet to see any concern from beat writers over him potentially missing the game, though.  We'll watch the Sunday morning inactives, but you should be able to use Abraham in your IDP lineup.

9 months ago

Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals have signed DE John Abraham, whom Atlanta released in March.  Abraham makes plenty of sense in what should be a hybrid Arizona front.  He entered the league as primarily a 3-4 OLB with the Jets before playing strictly 4-3 DE with the Falcons.  Abraham will fill a situational pass-rushing role on his new team, which will make IDP value tough to deliver with any consistency.  His arrival does bolster a Cardinals defense that must go 4 games without LB Daryl Washington.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4 years ago

Updating yesterday's Shark Bite, Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) is a game-time decision tonight.

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