Atlanta Falcons: Five players to watch vs Colts

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3) Leonard Hankerson

Oct 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (85) runs past Houston Texans defensive back Rahim Moore (26) for a long catch and run in the third quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Hankerson is a name we have not heard a whole of in the past month.  Hankerson has battled through multiple injuries and hasn’t seen playing time in quite some time. Without Hankerson, Matt Ryan hasn’t targeted a wide receiver hardly at all.

Hankerson is the Falcons’ true No. 2 wide receiver and has put the Falcons’ offense in a lot of difficult positions with him not playing. Having Hankerson back should help open up the passing game and take some pressure of Julio Jones. If the Falcons can spread the ball around, they will have no problem moving the ball up and down the field with ease.