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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is out for this weekend’s game against the Bucs. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, seemingly putting him on track to be cleared for Week 13. Tevin Coleman gets another game as Atlanta’s feature back this weekend, making him an RB1 in fantasy lineups.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He's made some progress through the protocol but still has at least a couple more stages to pass through. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman remains in the concussion protocol as of Wednesday morning, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure. It's unclear how much progress Freeman has made since suffering his 2nd concussion in 3 months 10 days ago. We'll continue to keep an eye on his status ahead of this weekend's game vs. the Bucs.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Seahawks. He didn't practice all week and is no lock to return for Week 12. Tevin Coleman will play a feature-back role on Monday.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) did not practice on Thursday. Dealing with his 2nd concussion in 3 months, Freeman is highly unlikely to play against the Seahawks on Monday night. That'll leave the talented Tevin Coleman in a feature role.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is "unlikely" to play against the Seahawks this weekend. "It also would not be surprising to see it turn into a multi-game absence," Schefter adds. None of this is surprising considering Freeman has now suffered 2 concussions in the past 3 months. Tevin Coleman will operate as something close to an every-down back for however long Freeman is out. Atlanta's next 3 opponents rank 6th, 26th and 3rd in Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed to RBs.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman left in the 1st quarter against the Cowboys after taking a helmet shot directly to the head. Cameras showed him walking off to the locker room. Frankly, we'll be surprised if he returns to the game.

Update: Freeman has been diagnosed with a concussion and is done for the day.

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Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so there’s some added risk here. But Jones remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) isn't listed on the final Week 10 injury report. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so that knee shouldn't be an issue. Freeman is in a prime bounce-back spot at home vs. a Dallas defense allowing 4.3 yards per carry to opposing RBs.

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) will play against the Cowboys on Sunday, according to the team’s official website. That’s no surprise after Jones played through the injury last week. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the first 2 days. There’s increased risk here, but Jones remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. HC Dan Quinn said this morning that he thought Jones might be able to get in a limited workout, so it at least sounds like he was close. We'll see if he's able to get back on the field tomorrow.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) will be a full-go in Thursday's practice, HC Dan Quinn said. So that knee shouldn't be an issue this weekend. Freeman has disappointed lately but is in a prime bounce-back spot at home against a Dallas defense allowing 4.3 yards per carry to RBs.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee issue. It's a new injury, but the fact that he was on the field on Wednesday puts him on track to play against the Cowboys this weekend. We'll keep an eye on Freeman over the next few days.

Falcons WR Julio Jones (lower leg) did not practice on Wednesday. He did participate in the walkthrough, though, HC Dan Quinn said. Jones played through the injury last week and should tentatively be expected to play against the Cowboys this Sunday. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that RB Devonta Freeman came away from Sunday's loss to the Panthers with another injury, besides the shoulder issue that arose in the win over the Jets, according to Kelsey Conway of the team website. Quinn apparently gave no further specifics on Freeman's new malady. So we'll see Wednesday what's up and how/whether it might affect his Week 10 outlook.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that WR Julio Jones played through a lower-leg injury yesterday. We saw him looking a bit hobbled on a few occasions, and Jones' snap rate was down a bit to 71.7%. But he caught 6 of 12 targets for a season-high 118 yards. We'll keep an eye on him this week, but he should be fine for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (shoulder) was limited in practice all week but isn't listed on the final Week 9 injury report. He'll play against the Panthers on Sunday. The shoulder issue adds some risk, but Freeman remains a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn confirmed on Monday that RB Devonta Freeman hurt his shoulder in yesterday's game against the Jets. He called it a "minor" injury and said that Freeman will be limited in practice on Wednesday. That suggests that he'll be available for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers, but we'll keep an eye on his status.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman was on the sidelines late in Sunday's win over the Jets. The team never announced an injury, but ESPN's Vaughn McClure believes Freeman might have injured his shoulder. We should get an update tomorrow. RB Tevin Coleman would become a strong fantasy play if Freeman misses time.

The forecast for today's Falcons-Jets game calls for a 100% chance of rain with 17-20 mph winds. The weather will definitely impact this game -- and probably more so for a dome team in Atlanta. We've moved passing-game guys and kickers in this game down the Week 8 Rankings.

 
 
 

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