Aug 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) attempts a pass in the first quarter of their game against the Tennessee Titans at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: Tennessee Titans vs Atlanta Falcons

We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   This series has to do with fantasy trends from this weeks bevy of preseason games.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my rundowns of the preseason games!  Stayed tuned for breakdowns of every preseason game here.

 

Aug 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) shown on the sideline against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Titans defeated the Falcons 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans vs Atlanta Falcons

  1. Julio Jones is back. He only caught two of his five targets, but finished with 63 yards and a touchdown.  Jones would have had a better line had Matt Ryan not overthrown him on a deep bomb that would have been good for another touchdown.  Don’t hesitate to draft Jones.  There doesn’t seem to be any after effects of his surgery.
  2. Matt Ryan ended his night going 18 of 23 for 234 yards and two touchdowns.  A bounce back year for Ryan is on the way as long as his receivers stay healthy.  I think he is still being undervalued.  I have a feeling he will put up great numbers this season.
  3. Devonta Freeman was number three on the depth chart, and could be an afterthought this season.  As great as he has been these past few weeks, he still fails at pass protection and will not see much playing time, even if Steven Jackson were to get hurt.
  4. Bishop Sankey saw no first half action, but was the better runner last night.  He ended his night with 44 yards on 16 carries and one touchdown.  He was much better than Shonn Greene,and should see his reps increase. Even still, he is nothing more than a flex play at this point.

 

Tags: Atlanta Falcons Bishop Sankey Devonta Freeman Julio Jones Matt Ryan Tennessee Titans

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