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 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
L24-27
Week 4Sun  9/29
vs
Titans
L10-24
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Texans
L32-53
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 3 teams with 30/1, 3.2% odds to win the Super Bowl. Their 1.6% chance is #15 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the NFC 4.2% of the time and are not a good value at 15/1, 6.2%. Both the simulations and oddsmakers have them at 8.5 wins. At +160 the Falcons are a good value to make the playoffs with a 38.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 3/1, 25%. They win the division in 16% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

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 45% chance to beat the Vikings 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 below average in yards per play allowed.

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 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
37 Allen, Ricardo FS5-918612/18/19916Purdue
--- Allen, Ryan 6-222002/28/19908Louisiana Tech
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
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
96 Davison, Tyeler DT6-230909/03/19926Fresno State
--- Etling, Danny QB6-322007/22/19941LSU
--- Fowler, Dante DE6-325508/03/19946Florida
83 Gage, Russell WR6-018401/22/19963LSU
73 Gono, Matt T6-430505/10/19963Wesley College
87 Graham, Jaeden TE6-425010/10/19952Yale
--- Gray, Devin WR6-019206/15/19951Cincinnati
47 Harris, Josh LS6-124004/27/19899Auburn
--- Hurst, Hayden TE6-426008/24/19933South Carolina
--- Irwin-Hill, Sam P6-22030Arkansas
97 Jarrett, Grady DT6-030504/28/19936Clemson
45 Jones, Deion LB6-122211/04/19945LSU
11 Jones, Julio WR6-322002/08/198910Alabama
27 Kazee, Damontae SS5-1117406/05/19934San Diego State
7 Koo, Younghoe K5-918508/03/19942Georgia Southern
55 Larkin, Austin DE6-326504/06/19951Purdue
--- Lee, Khari TE6-425301/16/19924Bowie State
63 Lindstrom, Chris OL6-430702/08/19972Boston College
51 Mack, Alex C6-431111/19/198512California
70 Matthews, Jake T6-530902/11/19927Texas A&M
--- McCray, Justin G6-331505/31/19924UCF
76 McGary, Kaleb OL6-630602/22/19952Washington
98 McKinley, Takkarist DE6-225011/02/19954UCLA
56 Means, Steven DE6-326309/16/19906Buffalo
--- Meier, Carson TE6-525406/29/19951Oklahoma
28 Miller, Jordan DB6-219002/08/19972Washington
22 Neal, Keanu SS6-021107/26/19955Florida
26 Oliver, Isaiah FS6-021009/30/19963Colorado
30 Ollison, Qadree RB6-123209/08/19962Pittsburgh
54 Oluokun, Foye LB6-221508/02/19953Yale
15 Powell, Brandon WR5-818109/12/19953Florida
--- Reavis, C.J. DB6-019811/27/19951Marshall
--- Reynolds, Craig RB5-1122506/15/19961Kutztown
--- Reynolds, LaRoy LB6-122811/03/19908Virginia
18 Ridley, Calvin WR6-119012/20/19943Alabama
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
--- Treadwell, Laquon WR6-221506/14/19955Ole Miss
91 Tuioti-Mariner, Jacob DT6-228507/25/19962UCLA
75 Wetzel, John G6-732807/18/19915Boston College
17 Zaccheaus, Olamide WR5-819307/23/19972Virginia