Greetings Rise Up Readers, I am back with my second Fantasy Football article of the 2018-2019 NFL season. With this article, I will be highlighting one player per NFL team, who I think will likely fly under the radar, or be drafted later than he should in Fantasy Football League Drafts. I will be basing the sleepers on PPR scoring, so please take that into consideration. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
From the onset of Dan Quinn’s tenure in the good ol’ ATL, a program was implemented. A program that would take young, raw, athletic talents and develop them into serviceable, if not starting-caliber players. Dan Quinn believed that these kinds of players were a critical part of team building. Continue reading →
Thomas Dimitroff sits patiently in the conference room awaiting Dan Quinn’s return. The burnt smell of O-Zone emanates from the projector above him. He sips his kombucha tea and stretches his legs. He had just seen the film himself. The X-Ray of the 2017 performance. He had his ideas of what the diagnosis would be, but would Dr. Quinn feel the same way? “The man is gifted,” he thought to himself, “That’s why I came to him in the first place. Trust.” He said with a sigh, “I have to trust the process.” Continue reading →
We recently got to a look at the Tennessee Titans’ and Jacksonville Jaguars’ new uniforms as they changed out their game day wear. As someone who has long-wished for the Falcons to make a change, the move inspired me to give a brief history of the Falcons past uniforms. It’s unclear if the Falcons will make a change anytime soon, and considering what Nike has done for most teams, it may be for the better that we don’t change up our look. Continue reading →
To quote Judge Smails in Caddy Shack, “Weeeell, we’re waiting”. To say the offseason has its lulls is an understatement. Long days which only get interesting when there is some free agency chatter linked to Falcons, or a potential prospect visit. Continue reading →
Mike and Cory are back in action for their first podcast of the 2018 offseason — we’ve missed you! We’ve grown long beards and have learned to live off the land.
But, the woods can wait…we’ve got mock drafts to do! Our own Matt Karoly joins the show to help us break down our various mock drafts for Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s big decisions. Continue reading →
Last month, RUR’s very own Evan Birchfieldtweeted out a couple pictures detailing how successful Atlanta’s recent draft classes have been compared to most of Mike Smith draft classes. Continue reading →
Previously in our series of roster reviews, I looked at the current status of the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver corps. Today, I’ll be analyzing the team’s running back group, including fullback Derrick Coleman. Continue reading →
The offseason is in full swing, with trades (the Chiefs got absolutely fleeced), mock drafts, and your favorite draft “expert” giving Lamar Jackson a second-round grade. The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an above average 10-6 redemption season that fell flat on its back on the two-yard line in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. This Super Bowl-depraved team is starving for a ring, and so is the rest of the fan base. Maybe 2018 will be the year?
Let’s take a step back and have an honest review of each of the positional groups for Atlanta. First off, the receivers. Continue reading →
Welp, that’s all she wrote. With the Falcons’ season ending at the two-yard line, it’s time to put the 2017 season into perspective and ponder what lies ahead for this team.
Mike and Cory are back for the final edition of this year’s Rise Up Reader podcast, joined by RUR contributor and fantasy guru Evan Birchfield to talk about what happened in Philly and how the Falcons can get back on track next year. Continue reading →