Fantasy football season is in full swing so here are five Atlanta Falcons players you should acquire.
With Week 2 on the horizon for the NFL, fans are kicking into full gear in their fantasy football leagues. Here are five Falcons players that could be useful to your fantasy team when they compete in next week’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Fantasy football players around the country can benefit from picking these players up in Week 2.
5. RB Tevin Coleman
Coleman started the year as the backup to Devonta Freeman, but now, with Freeman limited with a quad injury, he may have to step up against the Raiders. He had an impressive game as a receiver in Week 1, collecting 95 yards on 5 catches. Subsequently, he was poor in the run game, only tallying 22 yards on 8 attempts. If he is given a feature role in the offense like the one he had at the beginning of the 2015 season, he may shine against a Raiders defense that still has a couple questions on the defensive interior.
4. K Matt Bryant
#KickersArePeopleToo. Bryant suffered an injury last year, and he is also 41 year years old this season. Currently, he is owned in less than 20% of fantasy leagues and is likely available for your team. The Falcons are playing against a strong defense, and they may have to give up some touchdowns and settle for field goals (we know Dan Quinn loves settling for field goals). Bryant was 3 for 3 in Week 1, having no issue hitting from various positions. Leave it to Bryant to score you some necessary points and be the difference maker for your team when the matchup is close.
3. WR Justin Hardy
Hardy seems to have secured himself the no. 3 receiver spot on the depth chart, which will come in handy against a strong Raiders secondary that features two skilled cover corners. With Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu likely being in tight coverage for 60 minutes, Hardy has the opportunity to capitalize on his position after hauling in just one pass for 0 yards last week.
2. TE Jacob Tamme
Tamme recorded a strong performance last week, collecting 6 catches for 51 yards. The tight end should be a focal point of the offense for the same reason mentioned above. He is not owned in many leagues but is a viable option at the tight end spot. Tamme could be possibly be scooped up on the waiver wire or by trade for another average player.
1. QB Matt Ryan
RG3 believers, meet your new starting quarterback. Ryan is owned in only 46% of fantasy leagues, which is noteworthy. He has the opportunity to be a strong start in Week 2. He rewarded his owners last week with a strong game, adding 24 points to the fantasy scoreboard. Ryan is always a viable option for a quarterback, and he can provide for your team if you are in need of one after just one week.
You can see all the projections in Week 2 for your Falcons here.