The Atlanta Falcons come into the 2015 season with new head coach Dan Quinn, who was in charge of the Seattle Seahawks defense for both of their last two Super Bowl appearances. Defense is what Atlanta owner Arthur Blank hopes Quinn brings to the team. They have some weapons on offense, but their defense lacks a playmaker in the middle.
Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White can’t do it all for Atlanta. They learned that lesson the last two seasons. They lacked an efficient running back. Their porous offensive line didn’t help either. Atlanta drafted Indiana running back Tevin Coleman and hope he and Devonta Freeman can help keep the safeties in.
The Carolina Panters won the NFC South last year with a losing record. Can Atlanta bounce back and make the division respectable again?
Here is the 2015 NFL team preview for the Atlanta Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons were dealt a huge blow this week. Star receiver Julio Jones was officially ruled out for the rest of the season.
The injury bug has not only bitten the Falcons, but it has nearly devoured their chance to make the playoffs this season. Roddy White and Steven Jackson have both been dealing with their own injuries. It leaves the 100-year old Tony Gonzalez to carry this team offensively.
Matt Ryan has been fortunate to have a consistent running attack with Michael Turner, but he’s no longer on the team. Can he be effective without help in the backfield?
Week 2 was a bounce back week for many stars who disappointed in the first week of the season. You had players like James Jones, Pierre Garcon and Calvin Johnson all had big fantasy weeks after having a subpar Week 1.
I hope I helped out fantasy owners last week. I had some good calls, but missed on Garcon and Lacy (due to injury). I feel confident that this week’s edition of Fantasy Football Start/Sit will help fantasy owners win in Week 3.
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Stars shined in Week 1 of the fantasy football season, but not every star helped your fantasy team (I’m pointing at you, Roddy White). A few fantasy sleepers also put up good numbers and helped many teams in Week 1. Julius Thomas and Harry Douglas definitely helped their teams.
I want to explain what I mean by “sit” and “start.” Of course you are going to start some of the guys i say to bench this week, because you probably used high draft picks or a lot of money in an auction for them. I am just not completely sold that they will have good weeks. If you have a guy that you are on the fence about, maybe this will help you pick between the players.