Falcons vs. Redskins: Fantasy Football Outlook

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With Fantasy football wrapping up, we have some of the hottest takes to help you clinch a playoff spot.

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off their bye week this last Sunday.  This week they look to continue improving and working to turn their season around against the NFC East Division leader Washington Redksins.

The Falcons will look to this week against the Redskins who are 5-2 and leading the NFC East Division.  Falcons will be coming off their week seven bye week, coming in with a 3-4 record, tied for third in the NFC South.

Continuing to win is key to get back into this season with a chance at the postseason.

This week, we take a look at a few players on both sides that will have the biggest impact on this weeks matchup.  First of all Matt Ryan may be just having one of the best seasons of his career so far, with a TD/INT ratio of 15 TD passes, and only two interceptions.  Coming off the bye week, Matt Ryan is projected 18.3 points.

Meanwhile running back Tevin Coleman is projected 9.9 points as the starter while Devonte Freeman remains of the IR.  Julio Jones is projected 12.9 this week, Calvin Ridley and Mohammad Sanu are projected at 6.6 and 6.4.  Falcons defense has been struggling so far this season, their only looking at 3.3 points on Sunday.

Last week the Redskins came away with a convincing win over the struggling New York Giants, 20-13,  this week they look to face the up and coming Falcons at home.

Alex Smith finished last week with 12.4 points, this week he is projected 17.2 against a banged up Falcons D.  Adrian Peterson is coming off an impressive performance last week with 26 carries for 149 yards and a TD, finishing with 25.6 points as well.  This week he’s projected 13.3.

Jordan Reed the Redskins leading receiver only came away with 3.8 points, but looking to rebound this week against the Falcons projecting at 5.5 points. Washington’s defense played a stout game last week coming away with 14 points, only allowing 13 points in the game and grabbing two interceptions as well.

This week we will watch as the Falcons continue working on improving and the Redskins will focus on winning and continuing their success.