Atlanta
Falcons
Stadium Mercedes-Benz Stadium
7-9-0 Overall | 4-2 NFC SOUTH 2nd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense85.1315.623.8
Defense110.9258.624.9
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Fri  8/14
vs
Dolphins
7:00pm
Week 3Fri  8/21
@
Bills
7:00pm
Week 4Fri  8/28
vs
Bengals
CBS8:00pm
Week 5Thu  9/3
@
Jaguars
7:00pm
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/13
vs
Seahawks
FOX1:00pm
Week 2Sun  9/20
@
Cowboys
FOX1:00pm
Week 3Sun  9/27
vs
Bears
FOX1:00pm
Week 4Mon  10/5
@
Packers
ESPN8:15pm
Week 5Sun  10/11
vs
Panthers
FOX1:00pm
Week 6Sun  10/18
@
Vikings
FOX1:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 5 teams with 60/1, 1.6% odds to win the Super Bowl. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 0.2% chance is #23 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 0.7% of the time and are not a good value at 30/1, 3.2%. The Falcons are averaging 6.9 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 7.5 wins. At +160 the Falcons are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 17.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 1/0, 0%. They win the division in 3.2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 43% of their games last season so their 7-9 met expectations. They went 8-8 against the spread (-80 loss). More of their games came in under (9) than went over (7). The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an above average scoring team based on points per game, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game. They are the #17 ranked team based on yards per play allowed and the #21 ranked team based on TD per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team this season led by Julio Jones who was the #5 Wide Receiver. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the position rankings. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
--- Abrams, Delrick DB6-318004/04/19970Colorado
37 Allen, Ricardo FS5-918612/18/19916Purdue
9 Allen, Ryan P6-222002/28/19908Louisiana Tech
--- Allieu, Hinwa DT6-52900Nebraska-Kearney
--- Atkinson, Hunter T6-529509/09/19950Georgia State
93 Bailey, Allen DE6-328803/25/198910Miami (FL)
6 Benkert, Kurt QB6-421507/17/19952Virginia
13 Blake, Christian WR6-11820Northern Illinois
68 Brown, Jamon G6-434003/15/19936Louisville
36 Bucannon, Deone OLB6-121108/30/19927Washington State
--- Capps, Austin C6-430408/21/19970Arkansas
77 Carpenter, James G6-532103/22/198910Alabama
35 Carter, Jamal DB6-121504/12/19944Miami (FL)
50 Cominsky, John DE6-528511/22/19952Charleston (WV)
34 Cooper, Chris DB5-1020203/17/19941Stony Brook
--- Daniel, Mikey RB6-22350South Dakota State
96 Davison, Tyeler DT6-230909/03/19926Fresno State
69 Dill, Scottie T6-72950Memphis
--- Edwards, Austin DE6-528008/27/19970Ferris State
16 Etling, Danny QB6-322007/22/19941LSU
--- Farris, Rojesterman DB6-11800Hawaii
56 Fowler, Dante DE6-325508/03/19946Florida
83 Gage, Russell WR6-018401/22/19963LSU
73 Gono, Matt T6-430505/10/19963Wesley College
--- Gooseberry, Justin G6-42900Rice
87 Graham, Jaeden TE6-425010/10/19952Yale
19 Gray, Devin WR6-019206/15/19951Cincinnati
21 Gurley, Todd RB6-122408/03/19946Georgia
44 Hall, Tyler CB5-101900Wyoming
64 Harlow, Sean G6-428403/28/19952Oregon State
92 Harris, Charles DE6-325203/06/19954Missouri
47 Harris, Josh LS6-122404/27/19899Auburn
29 Hawkins, Josh CB5-1019001/23/19934East Carolina
23 Hill, Brian RB6-121911/09/19954Wyoming
81 Hurst, Hayden TE6-426008/24/19933South Carolina
97 Jarrett, Grady DT6-030504/28/19936Clemson
45 Jones, Deion LB6-122711/04/19945LSU
11 Jones, Julio WR6-322002/08/198910Alabama
27 Kazee, Damontae SS5-1119006/05/19934San Diego State
7 Koo, Younghoe K5-918508/03/19942Georgia Southern
--- Ksiezarczyk, Evin T6-63100Buffalo
53 Larkin, Austin DE6-326504/06/19951Purdue
--- Latu, Sailosi DT6-33340San Jose State
86 Lee, Khari TE6-425301/16/19924Bowie State
63 Lindstrom, Chris G6-330702/08/19972Boston College
51 Mack, Alex C6-431111/19/198512California
70 Matthews, Jake T6-530902/11/19927Texas A&M
--- McCleskey, Jalen WR5-1116508/06/19970Tulane
65 McCray, Justin G6-331505/31/19924UCF
76 McGary, Kaleb T6-630602/22/19952Washington
98 McKinley, Takkarist DE6-226511/02/19954UCLA
55 Means, Steven DE6-326309/16/19906Buffalo
85 Meier, Carson TE6-525406/29/19951Oklahoma
28 Miller, Jordan DB6-219002/08/19972Washington
22 Neal, Keanu SS6-121607/26/19955Florida
41 Neasman, Sharrod SAF6-019810/14/19915Florida Atlantic
26 Oliver, Isaiah FS6-021009/30/19963Colorado
30 Ollison, Qadree RB6-123209/08/19962Pittsburgh
54 Oluokun, Foye LB6-221508/02/19953Yale
--- Pinkney, Jared TE6-425708/21/19970Vanderbilt
15 Powell, Brandon WR5-818109/12/19953Florida
39 Reavis, C.J. DB6-019811/27/19951Marshall
--- Repp, Caleb TE6-52250Utah State
42 Reynolds, Craig RB5-1122506/15/19961Kutztown
59 Reynolds, LaRoy LB6-122811/03/19908Virginia
18 Ridley, Calvin WR6-119012/20/19943Alabama
46 Robinson, Edmond LB6-324502/23/19924Newberry
--- Rowland, Chris WR5-81700Tennessee State
2 Ryan, Matt QB6-421705/17/198513Boston College
8 Schaub, Matt QB6-624506/25/198117Virginia
94 Senat, Deadrin DT6-130507/22/19943South Florida
20 Sheffield, Kendall DB5-1021205/30/19962Ohio State
25 Smith, Ito RB5-919509/11/19953Southern Miss
40 Smith, Keith FB6-024004/08/19927San Jose State
52 Thomas, Ahmad LB6-022712/15/19941Oklahoma
80 Treadwell, Laquon WR6-221506/14/19955Ole Miss
91 Tuioti-Mariner, Jacob DT6-228507/25/19962UCLA
75 Wetzel, John G6-732807/18/19915Boston College
--- Wilborn, Ray SAF6-422404/01/19970Ball State
--- Williams, Jordan LB6-022305/26/19970Baylor
33 Wreh-Wilson, Blidi CB6-119012/05/19898Connecticut
71 Young, Bryson DE6-52480Oregon
17 Zaccheaus, Olamide WR5-819307/23/19972Virginia