Atlanta
Falcons
Stadium Mercedes-Benz Stadium
1-1-0 Overall | 0-0 NFC SOUTH 2nd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense6531218
Defense110.5176.524
Schedule
Preseason
Week 1Thu  8/1
vs
Broncos
L10-14
Week 2Thu  8/8
@
Dolphins
L27-34
Week 3Thu  8/15
vs
Jets
L10-22
Week 4Thu  8/22
vs
Redskins
L7-19
Week 5Thu  8/29
@
Jaguars
W31-12
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
@
Vikings
L12-28
Week 2Sun  9/15
vs
Eagles
W24-20
Week 3Sun  9/22
@
Colts
CBS1:00pm
Week 4Sun  9/29
vs
Titans
CBS1:00pm
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Texans
FOX1:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

There are 3 teams who have 30/1, 3.2% odds to win the Super Bowl. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 0.2% chance is #19 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 0.6% of the time and are not a good value at 15/1, 6.2%. They are projected to win 7 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 8.5. Their playoff chances stand at 14% (9.5% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #11 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on the money lines, the Falcons had an expected win percentage of 43% after 2 games. At 1-1, they are beating expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down 1 units. They are 1-1 against the spread for a -10 loss. Their under-over record is 2-0. Their 7-9 record last season was very disappointing. Their expected win percentage was 55%. They were not good against the spread going 5-11 (-710 loss). They went over 9 times and came in under 7 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 41% chance to beat the Colts in their next game. 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 and a below average defensive TD rate.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Julio Jones who is projected to be the #3 WR the rest of the season. 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.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
37 Allen, Ricardo FS5-918612/18/19915Purdue
93 Bailey, Allen DE6-328803/25/19899Miami (FL)
38 Barner, Kenjon RB5-919504/28/19896Oregon
44 Beasley, Vic LB6-324607/08/19925Clemson
5 Bosher, Matt P6-020810/18/19879Miami (FL)
68 Brown, Jamon G6-434003/15/19935Louisville
3 Bryant, Matt K5-920305/29/197518Baylor
59 Campbell, De'Vondre OLB6-323207/01/19934Minnesota
77 Carpenter, James G6-532103/22/19899Alabama
99 Clayborn, Adrian DE6-328007/06/19889Iowa
50 Cominsky, John DE6-528511/22/19950Charleston (WV)
95 Crawford, Jack DT6-527409/07/19888Penn State
96 Davison, Tyeler DT6-230909/03/19925Fresno State
24 Freeman, Devonta RB5-820603/15/19926Florida State
83 Gage, Russell WR6-018401/22/19962LSU
73 Gono, Matt T6-430505/10/19962Wesley College
53 Grace, Jermaine LB6-122311/08/19933Miami (FL)
87 Graham, Jaeden TE6-425010/10/19951Yale
14 Hardy, Justin WR5-1019212/18/19915East Carolina
47 Harris, Josh LS6-124004/27/19898Auburn
23 Hill, Brian RB6-121911/09/19953Wyoming
81 Hooper, Austin TE6-425410/29/19944Stanford
36 Ishmael, Kemal DB6-020605/06/19917UCF
97 Jarrett, Grady DT6-030504/28/19935Clemson
45 Jones, Deion LB6-122211/04/19944LSU
11 Jones, Julio WR6-322002/08/19899Alabama
27 Kazee, Damontae SS5-1117406/05/19933San Diego State
51 Mack, Alex C6-431111/19/198511California
70 Matthews, Jake T6-530902/11/19926Texas A&M
76 McGary, Kaleb T6-630602/22/19950Washington
98 McKinley, Takkarist DE6-225011/02/19953UCLA
28 Miller, Jordan DB6-219002/08/19970Washington
22 Neal, Keanu SS6-021107/26/19954Florida
41 Neasman, Sharrod DB6-019810/14/19914Florida Atlantic
26 Oliver, Isaiah CB6-021009/30/19962Colorado
32 Ollison, Qadree RB6-123209/08/19960Pittsburgh
54 Oluokun, Foye LB6-221508/02/19952Yale
18 Ridley, Calvin WR6-119012/20/19942Alabama
42 Riley, Duke MLB6-121808/09/19943LSU
2 Ryan, Matt QB6-421705/17/198512Boston College
74 Sambrailo, Ty T6-531103/10/19925Colorado State
12 Sanu, Mohamed WR6-221008/22/19898Rutgers
8 Schaub, Matt QB6-624506/25/198116Virginia
71 Schweitzer, Wes G6-430009/11/19934San Jose State
94 Senat, Deadrin DT6-130507/22/19942South Florida
20 Sheffield, Kendall DB5-1021205/30/19960Ohio State
25 Smith, Ito RB5-919509/11/19952Southern Miss
40 Smith, Keith RB6-024004/08/19926San Jose State
80 Stocker, Luke TE6-525307/17/19889Tennessee
21 Trufant, Desmond CB6-019009/10/19907Washington
75 Wetzel, John G6-732807/18/19914Boston College
33 Wreh-Wilson, Blidi DB6-119012/05/19897Connecticut
17 Zaccheaus, Olamide WR5-819307/23/19970Virginia