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Atlanta Falcons Team Report
Our Footballguys Team Reports are our Deep Dive into how we see each team this year. For this one, we dig into the Falcons.
Offense - Mark Wimer, IDP - Dave Larkin
PK and Team Defense - Sigmund Bloom
OL - Matt Bitonti, Returners - Adam Harstad
Gordon applied for reinstatement in March, but the league is not going to let him in just yet if at all. He needs to show that he's serious about getting back to the field if he wants to play in the NFL again. Gordon hasn't been a fantasy factor since 2013...and he's unlikely to ever get back to that level even if he's reinstated at some point.
There's not much else behind him to challenge Ajayi, which is good for Fantasy GMs who have him, but last season kicked things off with minimal impact from the former Boise State runner as he was on the bench and playing behind Arian Foster. We'll see how he responds this year knowing that he's 'the man' from day one. Further, for all the 200 yard games he had, Ajayi had a few average games as well. Consistency is something we need to see from him this year.
New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa believes he's going to have 'an opportunity to do a lot more than he was able to do last year', and SNY's Ralph Vacchiano suggests the 24-year-old may be the team's top receiving option if WR Eric Decker can't make it all the way back from hip and shoulder surgery.
Enunwa is the Jets top option in the passing game...not named Eric Decker. If Decker is limited by injury, then we could see more from Enunwa than expected. He presents a value play as a late-round pick in your fantasy drafts. Enunwa has a current ADP of WR72 (14.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.
Minnesota Vikings RBs Latavius Murray and Dalvin Cook are expected to engage in a 'heated competition' and, eventually, forge an established committee to replace Adrian Peterson, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Andrew Krammer.
Cook is the more naturally talented runner and receiver out of the backfield, but the Vikings made an investment in Murray in free agency. They paid him a three-year, $15 million contract earlier this year then went out and moved up to select Cook in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft. Murray is likely to be second fiddle in this RBBC, and it doesn't help he is missing most of the offseason due to ankle surgery.
We are pretty sure Kaepernick will get a job somewhere, and while his kneeling may have turned off some teams, the fact that Jay Cutler couldn't find a job either might lessen some of the drama about Kaepernick's unemployment. Other issues are his shaky tendencies on the football field, and the very specific set of skills and fit in scheme.
Ridley has limited upside at this point, and has barely seen any action since he was in New England back in 2014. This would be his second tour with the Jets (he was with the Jets for a bit in 2015) but we're not interested if he joins that backfield with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell.
That's the rub, and it's also clear the Patriots aren't all that hot to bring him back to the fold since they've signed or visited every running back in the league not named Blount. Maybe Blount could get a job with them if he put on a mustache, fake nose and glasses while telling them his name is MeLarrette Lount. The May 9th tender the team put on Blount complicates things for anybody interested in signing him. Blount can negotiate with other teams up to the start of training camp.
Undrafted free-agents RB Corey Clement (Wisconsin), DT Winston Craig (Richmond), QB Jerod Evans (Virginia Tech), CB Randall Goforth (UCLA), P Cameron Johnston (Ohio State), C Tyler Orlosky (West Virginia), S Tre Sullivan (Shepherd), DT Charles Walker (Oklahoma), WR Greg Ward (Houston) and CB Jomal Wiltz (Iowa State) signed with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, May 11.
Clement is the interesting player here. The Wisconsin running back is big (220 pounds), athletic and capable of thriving in a one-cut offense. Questions about his ability to stay healthy and character concerns caused him to fall undrafted in 2017.
Conner is a player we all can root for. He beat cancer to return to the field in 2016 for the PITT Panthers where he ran for over 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns. Conner is a powerful runner who creates his own space with a powerful lower body that helps him run through contact consistently. He'll compete as a backup behind superstar Le'Veon Bell.
King is a big (6'3" 200 pounds) and physical player who reminds scouts of another Washington "Casino Cornerback" in Marcus Peters (Chiefs). He showed great versatility in college, lining up at all four spots in the defensive secondary and at slot corner. Don't be surprised if he wins a starting job as a rookie.
Langley is a raw player, having only played cornerback for a few years. He was a wide receiver at Georgia, but then transferred to Lamar for a chance at more playing time. Langley is physical and athletic at the position, but he's joining one of the most jam packed secondaries in the league. He'll compete for the fourth corner spot behind Chris Harris, Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby.
Philadelphia Eagles rookies CB Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas, Mack Hollins, RB Donnel Pumphrey, Shelton Gibson, Nathan Gerry and Elijah Qualls signed their four-year rookie deals Thursday, May 11. Financial details were not disclosed.
Pumphrey finished his college career at San Diego State as the all-time leading rusher in FBS history. He's small (measured in at 169 pounds at the Senior Bowl) and will have to be used as a change-of-pace back with the Eagles. Expect Pumphrey to get some looks as a returner as well. Mostly, he'll learn behind Darren Sproles in 2017 with an idea that he could potentially do more in 2018.
At 6'4" 218 pounds, Williams has the prototypical size that scouts look for. He's not an explosive or quick-twitch player, but his size, wingspan and leaping ability make him tough to cover. Williams can make difficult catches seem routine, and he should at least be a good red zone target as a rookie.
Noil is an interesting player to watch out for...if he latches on somewhere. He's fast and can track passes, but durability and off-field problems caused his draft stock to fall. If healthy and focused, Noil could work as a reserve receiver and special teams player.
The Broncos needed to amp up their offensive line, and Bolles has the potential to be a big help at left tackle. Bolles is athletic and can handle outside rushers. He needs to work on his inside post leg and holding up on power moves to his right. Now the Broncos just need to settle on a quarterback.
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (Achilles') is not on the trading block, contrary to reports. General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan released a joint statement Thursday, May 11, that made it clear Bowman has been a 'consummate professional' and they are excited for him to return to the field this year.
Contradicting some earlier reports, it seems like Bowman will remain a Niner. Of course, the team could just be covering it's collective rear end because they couldn't get interest and now need him happy as he's stuck there.