Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Football Outlook for Week 3


Julio Jones and Roddy White are great fantasy football players. Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Like so many people in the world today, I play fantasy football. It was, at one point, a hobby, but it is now an obsession. Playing in six leagues is clockwork for me. The Falcons have some of the best fantasy football players on the planet, and nearly all of the big-name offensive players were top round picks. If your fantasy football matchup this week relies heavily on the Falcons, you have come to the right place.

The Falcons are riddled with injuries. This is a plus and a minus for fantasy football owners, because it creates waiver wire gold, but it also restricts your lineup. Let’s go through the Falcon’s roster to see who you should sit, who you should start, and who you should add to your squad.

Roddy White- Sit: Roddy White is a sit this week. He is obviously not healthy, and he is slowly recovering from a fantasy player’s nightmare: the high ankle sprain. He only played a little over half of the game last week, and that number could grow to be a little over 60 percent this week. It is hard to imagine a situation where he catches more than five passes for a total of fifty yards. He won’t be a redzone target. If anything, he is a weak flex option for week three.

Tony Gonzalez- Start: Tony has been off to a slow start this season, only managing seven receptions and 69 yards, but he has scored a touchdown. This is the week Tony Gonzalez gets back on track. My prediction is a 90 yard, one touchdown performance from the greatest tight end of all time. He is a must start this week.

Jason Snelling- Add and Start- Snelling is a great addition for an easy flex addition. He is only owned in 12.2% of ESPN Leagues, and I would assume it is around that figure for all of the major fantasy football websites. Snelling is going to be the goalline back, as well as get about half of the snaps. The Falcons typically have atleast one running touchdown a game, which was the only reason Michael Turner was owned in fantasy football leagues for the last two years. Snelling will fall into the endzone this week for an easy six points.

Julio Jones and Matt Ryan- Obvious Starts There isn’t a lot to say about these two players. When they play, they are must starts. Julio had an incredible game last week, and expecting another huge performance is a bad idea.

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