Shark Bites

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 15 injury report. He practiced on Thursday and Friday after sitting out on Wednesday, which looks like was just a rest day. Freeman has racked up 42 touches in 2 games since returning from his foot injury but has a brutal matchup on Sunday vs. San Francisco’s 2nd-ranked RB defense.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We'll see what he does on Friday and then how Atlanta lists him on the final injury report. Hopefully you can avoid Freeman in this weekend's brutal matchup against the 49ers.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman missed Wednesday's practice with a knee issue. This could just be a veteran's day off early in the week, but Freeman's status will be worth checking on again tomorrow. Of course, he's a shaky fantasy play against the 49ers this week anyways.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Falcons WR Calvin Ridley will miss the rest of the season with the abdominal injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Panthers. That leaves playing time and targets available for WRs Russell Gage and Christian Blake, though a Week 15 trip to San Francisco leaves us unexcited. A home date with Jacksonville in Week 16 looks more attractive, as does a Week 17 trip to Tampa Bay if your league plays that long.

Falcons WR Calvin Ridley was knocked out in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Panthers with an abdominal injury. We'll look for more information on his status.

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) practiced all week and will return for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Hooper was leading his position in PPR and non-PPR points through 10 healthy weeks. He’s right back to high-end TE1 status.

Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) practiced all week and will return for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. He posted a 6-91 line on 8 targets vs. the division rival back in Week 11.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Wednesday morning that WR Julio Jones (shoulder) is "planning" on returning for this weekend's game against the Panthers. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation over the next few days, but Jones can be penciled into Week 14 fantasy lineups for now.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn hinted in a Wednesday radio appearance that TE Austin Hooper (knee) is set to return for this weekend's game against the Panthers. He's been out since Week 10 but was leading all TEs in PPR and non-PPR points up until that point. We'll track Hooper's practice participation over the next few days, but he'll be back to high-end TE1 status unless we hear that he'll be limited vs. Carolina.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that WR Julio Jones (shoulder) is "trending upward" for this weekend's game against the Panthers. Jones seemed reasonably close to playing on Thanksgiving night and will have had another 10 days to heal up for Carolina. We'll keep a close eye on him this week.

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Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) is inactive for tonight's game against the Saints. That leaves Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, Christian Blake and Justin Hardy as Atlanta's top 4 WRs. Ridley is a WR2 with upside; Gage a volume-based WR3. Downgrade QB Matt Ryan.

FOX's Jay Glazer reports that Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) remains a true game-time decision for tonight's clash with the Saints. He'll test it out in warm-ups, and we'll update Jones' status when inactives come out tonight.

Falcons WR Julio Jones (shoulder) is "optimistic" that he'll be able to play against the Saints on Thursday night, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That makes sense after Jones returned from the injury last week. We'll get his official status around 7 pm ET tomorrow.

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) is out for Thursday night's game against the Saints. Jaeden Graham has served as Atlanta's lead pass-catching TE over the past 2 weeks but has totaled just 4 targets.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) will play against the Saints on Thursday night. RB Brian Hill was horrible as the lead back over the past 2 weeks, so Freeman should step right back into a big role. He averaged 12.1 carries and 5 targets per game over the first 8 weeks of the season. Don't expect great efficiency vs. New Orleans, but volume has Freeman back in the RB2 mix.

Falcons HC Dirk Koetter labeled WR Julio Jones (shoulder) a game-time decision for Thursday night's meeting with the Falcons. Jones participated in Wednesday's walkthrough after playing through this injury last week. His availability vs. Atlanta will hinge on the strength of that shoulder, per Koetter. We'll get his official status around 7 pm ET tomorrow.

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) remained sidelined for Tuesday's practice. He's not going to play against the Saints on Thursday night. TE Jaeden Graham has been operating as Atlanta's lead pass-catching TE in Hooper's place but has totaled just 4 targets over the past 2 weeks.

Falcons WR Julio Jones was sidelined for Tuesday's practice with the shoulder injury that he suffered in last week's loss to the Bucs. Jones played through the issue in that one but clearly wasn't comfortable. We'll see if he practices tomorrow and then how Atlanta lists him on the final injury report ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Saints.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice. That seemingly gives him a shot to return for Thursday night's game against the Saints. Check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn expects RB Devonta Freeman (foot) to resume practicing this week. He still seems unlikely to play against the Saints on Thanksgiving, but this sets him up for a Week 14 return. RB Brian Hill has been awful as Atlanta's lead back the past 2 weeks.

 
 
 

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