Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart 2020 Falcons Depth Chart

7-9, 2nd NFC South

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6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

Ever since their infamous run to the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons just haven’t looked right. They were 10-6 in 2017 before falling to 7-9 last year which included a 5 game losing streak that led them from 4-4 to out of the playoffs at 4-9. This offseason, the Falcons needed to invest heavily in both their front lines. Instead, they signed a trio of veterans and used their first two picks to acquire what will be a totally new offensive line. However, the defensive line went without any major overhaul.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
90
#5 QB
Matt Simms M. Simms (3)
54
#99 QB
Danny Etling D. Etling (4)
66
#97 QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
73
#154 WR
Detrich Clark D. Clark (14)
69
#210 WR
Tight End TE
Jake Roh J. Roh (8)
67
#118 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Jake Roh J. Roh (8)
67
#118 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
73
#154 WR
Detrich Clark D. Clark (14)
69
#210 WR
Quarterback QB
90
#5 QB
Matt Simms M. Simms (3)
54
#99 QB
Danny Etling D. Etling (4)
66
#97 QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Defensive End DE
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner J. Tuioti-Mariner (2)
69
#105 DE
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Austin Larkin A. Larkin (2)
77
#65 DE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Ahmad Thomas A. Thomas (2)
69
#60 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Foyesade Oluokun F. Oluokun (2)
69
#110 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Defensive End DE
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner J. Tuioti-Mariner (2)
69
#105 DE
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Austin Larkin A. Larkin (2)
77
#65 DE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Ahmad Thomas A. Thomas (2)
69
#60 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Foyesade Oluokun F. Oluokun (2)
69
#110 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Defensive End DE
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

QBs
Player Rating
Matt Ryan M. Ryan
90
Matt Schaub M. Schaub
70
Matt Simms M. Simms
54
Danny Etling D. Etling
66
Kurt Benkert K. Benkert
65
Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs Attempts Yards YPG TD
Matt Ryan M. Ryan
90
QB 1 15 48 616 408 66.2 4466 7.2 14 34 147 9.8 1
Matt Schaub M. Schaub
70
QB 2 6 2 67 50 74.6 580 8.7 1 3 -3 -0.5 0
Matt Simms M. Simms
54
QB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Etling D. Etling
66
QB 4
Kurt Benkert K. Benkert
65
QB 5
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Devonta Freeman D. Freeman
88
RB 1 48.2 2 RB 1 48.2 2 70 59 410 6.9 28 4 184 656 28 2 3.6 46.9
Ito Smith I. Smith
76
RB 2 21.9 0 RB 2 21.9 0 14 11 87 7.9 10 0 22 106 28 1 4.8 15.1
Brian Hill B. Hill
73
RB 3 19.8 0 RB 3 19.8 0 14 10 69 6.9 12 1 78 323 27 2 4.1 26.9
Qadree Ollison Q. Ollison
75
RB 4 7.1 0 RB 4 7.1 0 2 1 7 7 7 0 22 50 6 4 2.3 6.2
Kenjon Barner K. Barner
72
RB 5 5.4 1 RB 5 5.4 1 8 6 22 3.7 13 0 4 28 12 0 7 2
Devon Johnson D. Johnson
71
RB 5 RB 5
Keith Smith K. Smith
76
RB 6 12.3 0 RB 6 12.3 0 4 1 13 13 13 0 5 8 3 0 1.6 0.5
Demario Richard D. Richard
67
RB 9 RB 9
Craig Reynolds C. Reynolds
77
RB 9 0 0 RB 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Julio Jones J. Jones
97
LWR 1 55.6 157 99 1394 60 14.1 54 6 2 -3 0 -1.5 -0.2
Calvin Ridley C. Ridley
77
RWR 2 56.3 93 63 866 70 13.7 36 7 2 34 0 17 2.6
Justin Hardy J. Hardy
71
SWR 3 12.4 26 19 195 70 10.3 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russell Gage R. Gage
68
LWR 4 32.9 74 49 446 70 9.1 19 1 4 12 0 3 0.8
Brandon Powell B. Powell
68
RWR 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Olamide Zaccheaus O. Zaccheaus
72
WR 8 8.8 5 3 115 60 38.3 93 1 0 0 0 0 0
Devin Gray D. Gray
65
WR 9
Christian Blake C. Blake
67
WR 10 37.7 24 11 91 50 8.3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
CJ Worton C. Worton
73
RWR 11
Garrett Scantling G. Scantling
65
WR 11
Tavonn Salter T. Salter
WR 12
Shawn Bane S. Bane
70
WR 13
Detrich Clark D. Clark
69
RWR 14

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Atlanta Falcons Falcons
84
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Atlanta Falcons
84
24.9 355.8 244.9 110.9 28 8 12
Special Teams Rating
Atlanta Falcons Falcons
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Atlanta Falcons
0
0 1 0 0 1 1
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Blidi Wreh-Wilson B. Wreh-Wilson
70
LCB 1 24.2 25 0 0 0 0
Ricardo Allen R. Allen
79
FS 1 60.6 85 5 0 2 0
Damontae Kazee D. Kazee
77
SS 1 51.1 74 2 1 3 0
Isaiah Oliver I. Oliver
72
RCB 1 59 62 0 1 0 0
Kemal Ishmael K. Ishmael
73
SS 2 20.6 43 3.5 1 0 0
Sharrod Neasman-Glover S. Neasman-Glover
61
FS 2 0.6 4 0 0 0 0
Jamar Taylor J. Taylor
83
LCB 2 18.7 23 0 0 0 0
Kendall Sheffield K. Sheffield
72
RCB 2 44.2 46 0 1 0 0
Jamal Carter J. Carter
61
SS 3 9.5 10 0 0 0 0
Jordan Miller J. Miller
77
LCB 3 2.5 4 0 0 0 0
C.J. Reavis C. Reavis
65
DB 11
Desmond Trufant D. Trufant
87
DB 12 59.4 18 2 0 4 0
Terrance Parks T. Parks
66
DB 13
Keanu Neal K. Neal
90
DB 14 56.3 14 0 0 0 0
Parker Baldwin P. Baldwin
DB 15
Chris Cooper C. Cooper
65
DB 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heath Harding H. Harding
66
DB 17
Jonathan Cyprien J. Cyprien
75
DB 18 7.8 4 0 0 0 0
Joseph Putu J. Putu
70
DB 19
Kickers Rating
Younghoe Koo Y. Koo
67
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Younghoe Koo Y. Koo
67
PK 1 84 23 88.5 50 15 0 6 9 7 1
Punters Rating
Sam Irwin-Hill S. Irwin-Hill
69
Ryan Allen R. Allen
74
Matt Bosher M. Bosher
79
Punters Rating Depth Position
Sam Irwin-Hill S. Irwin-Hill
69
P 1
Ryan Allen R. Allen
74
P 2
Matt Bosher M. Bosher
79
P 3

Last Week's Falcons Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Julio Jones J. Jones
97
WR 1 73 13 7 78 50 11.1 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Blake C. Blake
67
WR 2 67 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russell Gage R. Gage
68
WR 3 62 13 7 68 50 9.7 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Olamide Zaccheaus O. Zaccheaus
72
WR 4 14 2 2 22 100 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Hardy J. Hardy
71
WR 5 12 3 3 40 100 13.3 21 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Falcons Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/29/19 at TB 28-22 W Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Julio Jones (WR1), Christian Blake (WR2), Russell Gage (WR3), Austin Hooper (TE), Jake Matthews (OT), Kaleb McGary (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C), Alex Mack (C), Chris Lindstrom (G)
Week 16: 12/22/19 vs JAX 24-12 W Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Russell Gage (WR1), Julio Jones (WR2), Luke Stocker (TE), Jake Matthews (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C), Chris Lindstrom (G), Kaleb McGary (OT), Alex Mack (C)
Week 15: 12/15/19 at SF 29-22 W Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Christian Blake (WR1), Julio Jones (WR2), Luke Stocker (TE), Chris Lindstrom (G), Kaleb McGary (OT), Alex Mack (C), Jake Matthews (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C)
Week 14: 12/8/19 vs CAR 40-20 W Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Calvin Ridley (WR1), Julio Jones (WR2), Russell Gage (WR3), Luke Stocker (TE), Alex Mack (C), Jake Matthews (OT), Kaleb McGary (OT), Chris Lindstrom (G), Wes Schweitzer (C)
Week 13: 11/29/19 vs NO 18-26 L Matt Ryan (QB), Devonta Freeman (RB), Christian Blake (WR1), Calvin Ridley (WR2), Carson Meier (TE), Alex Mack (C), Jake Matthews (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C), Kaleb McGary (OT), James Carpenter (G)

Is Devonta Freeman back from injury?

While the talk is all about Atlanta’s new offensive line, it’s also important to turn our attention to the running back who’s likely going to benefit from those improvements. After only appearing in 2 games last year, Freeman will undoubtedly be excited to be back on the field and resume his great skills from 2015-2017. When fully healthy, he’s one of the best backs in the league and so fun to watch. Within his second to fourth years in the league that saw him as a starter, Freeman scored 29 times through the ground and another 6 times through the air.

He’s a force in the running game and has the ability to be one of the most dominant backs in the league. However, coming off an injury, it’s not unreasonable to think he might not be the same player after the injury. He likely won’t see too much action in preseason which should help keep him fresh for the regular season. The good news for Freeman is his great history as a lethal back and there’s no question that he’ll be the first option in the Falcons’ backfield. 

RB depth behind Freeman

Behind Freeman will be a few good but not great options. Perhaps the weakest skill group on the offense, the running back spot is heavily front loaded on Freeman who figures to get a majority of touches. However, do expect Ito Smith, Brian Hill, and Kenjon Barner to receive some opportunities. If none of those names sound familiar, no worries. Smith is entering his second year in the league and rushed for 315 yards in year 1. He’s a decent option as the #2 back but doesn’t present anything too exciting.

Hill only has 31 carries to his name and has been a journeyman thus far into his career. Originally drafted by the Falcons back in 2017, this will be his second stint with the team after he carried for 157 yards last season. Barner has been around the league the longest but has yet to make much of a major impact. Barner has the most experience out of the trio and is likely to be both a rushing and receiving back for Atlanta. However, with Freeman slated to get the majority of looks, don’t expect Barner to get more than a few touches per game. 

Is Matt Ryan elite?

After his MVP season in 2016, Ryan took a major step back in 2017. However, his stats last year were reminiscent of 2016 and might even persuade fans that the real Ryan is back. He passed for 4,924 yards and 35 TDs last season and threw for a career low 1.2% interception rate. If this is truly the real Ryan, the Falcons might have a legitimate shot at the playoffs once again.

Compared to other quarterbacks, Ryan has never been the greatest passer or regarded as an elite QB. However, if he keeps this level of production up and proves to people that 2016 wasn’t a fluke, we could be witnessing a veteran quarterback entering the prime of his career. With Freeman back at the running back spot, teams will likely spread out their defense a bit more and allow Ryan to be even more precise with his passes.