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Falcons Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the Atlanta Falcons as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of May 7, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Calvin Ridley WR ATL 2.08 10
2 Julio Jones WR ATL 4.01 10
3 Todd Gurley RB ATL 7.11 10
4 Mike Davis RB ATL 8.02 10
5 Hayden Hurst TE ATL 9.01 10
6 Matt Ryan QB ATL 9.12 10
7 Younghoe Koo PK ATL 12.12 10
8 Russell Gage WR ATL 14.06 10
9 Ito Smith RB ATL 14.12 10

Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley's current ADP is 2.08, which is the 8th pick of the 2nd round, and 20th selection overall.

Calvin Ridley Average Draft Position PPR

Julio Jones

Julio Jones's current ADP is 4.01, which is the 1st pick of the 4th round, and 37th selection overall.

Julio Jones Average Draft Position PPR

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley's current ADP is 7.11, which is the 11th pick of the 7th round, and 83rd selection overall.

Todd Gurley Average Draft Position PPR

Mike Davis

Mike Davis's current ADP is 8.02, which is the 2nd pick of the 8th round, and 85th selection overall.

Mike Davis Average Draft Position PPR

Hayden Hurst

Hayden Hurst's current ADP is 9.01, which is the 1st pick of the 9th round, and 96th selection overall.

Hayden Hurst Average Draft Position PPR

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan's current ADP is 9.12, which is the 12th pick of the 9th round, and 108th selection overall.

Matt Ryan Average Draft Position PPR

Younghoe Koo

Younghoe Koo's current ADP is 12.12, which is the 12th pick of the 12th round, and 143rd selection overall.

Younghoe Koo Average Draft Position PPR

Russell Gage

Russell Gage's current ADP is 14.06, which is the 6th pick of the 14th round, and 162nd selection overall.

Russell Gage Average Draft Position PPR

Ito Smith

Ito Smith's current ADP is 14.12, which is the 12th pick of the 14th round, and 167th selection overall.

Ito Smith Average Draft Position PPR

Atlanta Falcons 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Seattle Seahawks
2 Away Dallas Cowboys
3 Home Chicago Bears
4 Away Green Bay Packers
5 Home Carolina Panthers
6 Away Minnesota Vikings
7 Home Detroit Lions
8 Away Carolina Panthers
9 Home Denver Broncos
11 Away New Orleans Saints
12 Home Las Vegas Raiders
13 Home New Orleans Saints
14 Away Los Angeles Chargers
15 Home Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16 Away Kansas City Chiefs
17 Away Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons News

Juwan Green, Back with Flacons

The Falcons and Green agreed to terms on a contract Thursday, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Green spent time on Atlanta's practice squad as a rookie last season, but he never managed to earn a call to the active roster. He'll now get the chance to spend another offseason developing with the team.

Juwan Green player page.

May 6, 2021 1:15 PM EST


Brian Hill, Gets deal with Titans

Hill's representatives announced Wednesday that he has signed a contract with the Titans.

Analysis: Hill managed a respectable 4.7 yards per carry on 100 attempts behind a miserable Atlanta O-line last season, but there's no chance that he'll handle more than a reserve role behind Derrick Henry in Tennessee. He could provide competition against 2020 third-round pick Darrynton Evans for the No. 2 gig, but that job won't guarantee a consistent workload as long as Henry is on the field.

Brian Hill player page.

May 5, 2021 3:00 PM EST


Eric Saubert, Latches on in Denver

The Broncos signed Saubert to a contract Monday, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Saubert appeared in eight games with the Jaguars last season, securing three of four targets for 16 yards. He'll now compete to earn a similar depth role for Denver.

Eric Saubert player page.

May 3, 2021 3:01 PM EST


Calvin Ridley, Gets fifth year in Atlanta

The Falcons exercised Ridley's $11.12 million team option for 2022 on Monday, Gaby Moran of Atlanta's official site reports.

Analysis: Atlanta likely didn't have to think too hard about whether to extend Ridley's rookie contract to a fifth year after he emerged as one of the NFL's top wideouts in 2020. Following a pair of promising campaign to begin his career, Ridley earned second-team All-Pro honors last season after amassing 90 receptions for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns. Ridley and Julio Jones will remain locked in as the Nos. 1 and 2 options in some order in a prolific Atlanta passing game that was only bolstered this offseason with the addition of No. 4 overall pick Kyle Pitts, widely viewed as one of the top pass-catching tight end draft prospects in recent memory.

Calvin Ridley player page.

May 3, 2021 7:59 AM EST


Hayden Hurst, No fifth-year option

The Falcons aren't exercising the fifth-year option on Hurst's rookie contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 2018 first-round pick got his big shot after a trade from Baltimore to Atlanta, but Hurst was underwhelming in his first season with the Falcons, putting up a modest 56/571/6 receiving line despite playing 70 percent of the snaps in a pass-happy Atlanta offense. He'll be working with a new coaching staff led by Arthur Smith in 2021, but the more important development for fantasy purposes is the Falcons' recent addition of No. 4 overall pick Kyle Pitts, the only FBS tight end to reach 700 receiving yards last season. Even if Hurst remains the nominal starter, he'll likely be replaced by Pitts in a lot of passing situations.

Hayden Hurst player page.

May 3, 2021 6:37 AM EST