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Fantasy Football Outlook: Falcons TE Kyle Pitts

Prior to the Julio Jones trade, Kyle Pitts’ fantasy value was limited due to the majority of targets going to Jones and Calvin Ridley. Now that Jones is in Tennessee, his targets will have to go somewhere, which is why Pitts could be in for a big year. Typically, rookie tight ends aren’t great fantasy

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Falcons: Kyle Pitts ranks first among 2021 rookies in contested catches

Not that anyone needed confirmation that Kyle Pitts is a one-of-a-kind receiving threat, but PFF brought up another statistic showing off his incredible ability. Among 2021 rookies, Pitts ranks first in contested catches over the last two seasons and three ahead of the second place pass-catcher — Ravens’ rookie Tylan Wallace. Most contested catches over

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Hawks to wear MLK jerseys in Atlanta for Game 6

With a chance to close the series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Hawks will wear their MLK jerseys for Game 6 Friday evening in Atlanta at State Farm Arena. The Hawks will wear their MLK jerseys for Game 6 tomorrow night at State Farm Arena, I'm told. They've got the chance to

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Falcons: PFF analytics say Chris Lindstrom will reach full potential in 2021

Chris Lindstrom is the future of Atlanta’s offensive line. After a slightly better-than-average rookie year riddled with injuries, the former first-round pick made quite the impression in his second season. Arthur Smith has already mentioned Lindstrom as one of the few players that initially stood out during his thorough film review. Smith also spoke in

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Braves: Kyle Muller expected to be back for start against Mets

Though it hasn’t been confirmed, Kyle Muller is expected to return to start one of Monday’s games against the Mets. Nothing official, but expect Muller to come back as the 27th man to start one of Monday's games against the Mets — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 17, 2021 Muller was just optioned to Gwinnett earlier

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Hawks favored in series versus 76ers for first time

By now, the world is aware the 76ers were up by 26 points on the Hawks last night. I feel confident that most people felt it wasn’t a hollow 20-point lead; it felt like a total beatdown, essentially a done deal. Atlanta was six-point underdogs in Game 5 and pulled off a miraculous comeback, finishing

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Falcons: Matt Gono may potentially miss entire 2021 season

Long-time Falcons analyst and host of SportsTalkATL’s podcast Talkin’ Birdy, Matt Karoly, reported Wednesday morning that he’s being told that Matt Gono will miss the 2021 season with an undisclosed injury. I’m being told Matt Gono will miss the 2021 season with an undisclosed injury. Brutal loss to the #Falcons already thin depth at OL. —

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Falcons Roster Battle: Defensive Line

There are two positions along the defensive front that have solidified starters, Grady Jarrett and Dante Fowler, which leaves several starting and important rotation spots up for grabs in what could be considered a competitive group. Jarrett is a top-tier interior defender and will thrive in any system. Fowler is coming off his worst season,

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Recapping Falcons Minicamp and early impressions of Arthur Smith

Episode 8 of Talkin’ Birdy — our Falcons podcast here at SportsTalkATL — is here. Matt Karoly, Alex Lord, and Jake Gordon discuss some important information regarding Calvin Ridley’s surgery, Kaleb McGary’s absence, and more minicamp notes. The trio also explored the possibility of a Julio Jones return to Atlanta as the Falcons face the

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