Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart 2018 Falcons Depth Chart

2-4, 4th NFC South

vs NYG

12:15 am UTC, 10/23

It has been a bland offseason for Atlanta, with the only major move coming in the draft. The Falcons have a nag for Atlanta wideouts it seems, drafting Calvin Ridley in the first round. Ridley was a highly touted receiver coming out of the draft, and should make an impact this season. Mohamed Sanu still holds rank on him, but that should change at some point during the year. Outside of that, this offense remains the same as the draft focused on defense this year. The duo of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman still remains one of the better ones in football, and both remain fantasy relevant moving forward. Coleman is on the final year of his contract, and it could end up moving to another team for a starting role. Atlanta drafted Ito Smith to potentially be a guy that becomes Coleman, but that will not be the case this year. Austin Hooper has been in the waiting for some time, yet has not cracked his way up the Falcons totem pole for relevance. Matt Ryan has the weapons to rebound this year, especially if Ridley steps up into the player a lot of people believe he can be, there is huge potential.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback 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
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
71
#74 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
71
#74 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Free Safety FS
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
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
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 6 17 224 156 69.6 1956 8.7 2 14 66 11 2
Matt Schaub M. Schaub
70
QB 2 2 0 7 5 71.4 20 2.9 0 1 0 0 0
RBs
Player Rating
Tevin Coleman T. Coleman
87
Ito Smith I. Smith
65
Ricky Ortiz R. Ortiz
68
Demario Richard D. Richard
67
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Tevin Coleman T. Coleman
87
RB 1 39.2 0 RB 1 39.2 0 16 13 105 8.1 26 2 71 260 36 1 3.7 43.3
Ito Smith I. Smith
65
RB 2 16.8 0 RB 2 16.8 0 11 10 66 6.6 18 0 32 102 18 3 3.2 17
Ricky Ortiz R. Ortiz
68
RB 4 11.5 0 RB 4 11.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Demario Richard D. Richard
67
RB 5 RB 5
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
99
LWR 1 52.8 69 44 708 60 16.1 58 0 1 11 0 11 1.8
Calvin Ridley C. Ridley
79
RWR 2 35.8 29 22 349 80 15.9 75 6 3 13 0 4.3 2.2
Mohamed Sanu M. Sanu
84
SWR 3 51.7 33 22 303 70 13.8 43 3 1 -4 0 -4 -0.7
Justin Hardy J. Hardy
76
LWR 4 17 8 4 37 50 9.2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marvin Hall M. Hall
65
RWR 5 13.2 6 5 64 80 12.8 30 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russell Gage R. Gage
68
SWR 6 2.4 1 1 9 100 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Garrett Scantling G. Scantling
65
WR 7

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Atlanta Falcons Falcons
77
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Atlanta Falcons
77
12 156.4 110.9 45.5 10 1 6
Special Teams Rating
Atlanta Falcons Falcons
80
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Atlanta Falcons
80
0 0 0 0 0 0
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
Giorgio Tavecchio G. Tavecchio
78
K 1
Punters Rating
Matt Bosher M. Bosher
83
Punters Rating Depth Position
Matt Bosher M. Bosher
83
P 1

Last Week's Falcons Starting Lineup

RB
Player Rating
Tevin Coleman T. Coleman
87
Ito Smith I. Smith
65
Ricky Ortiz R. Ortiz
68
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Tevin Coleman T. Coleman
87
RB 1 38 0 2 6 6 1 6 6 10 1 35 3.5 15 0
Ito Smith I. Smith
65
RB 2 31 0 2 -1 4 0 -0.5 -1 11 2 22 2 14 1
Ricky Ortiz R. Ortiz
68
RB 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
99
WR 1 51 14 10 144 70 14.4 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Hardy J. Hardy
76
WR 2 36 7 3 33 40 11 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohamed Sanu M. Sanu
84
WR 3 33 2 2 46 100 23 35 1 0 0 0 0 0
Marvin Hall M. Hall
65
WR 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Calvin Ridley C. Ridley
79
WR 5 7 3 3 47 100 15.7 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russell Gage R. Gage
68
WR 6 6 1 1 9 100 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Falcons Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 6: 10/14/18 vs TB 34-29 W Matt Ryan (QB), Ricky Ortiz (RB), Julio Jones (WR1), Mohamed Sanu (WR2), Logan Paulsen (TE), Brandon Fusco (G), Ryan Schraeder (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C), Alex Mack (C), Jake Matthews (OT)
Week 5: 10/7/18 at PIT 17-41 L Matt Ryan (QB), Ricky Ortiz (RB), Mohamed Sanu (WR1), Julio Jones (WR2), Austin Hooper (TE), Alex Mack (C), Ryan Schraeder (OT), Brandon Fusco (G), Jake Matthews (OT), Wes Schweitzer (C)
Week 4: 9/30/18 vs CIN 36-37 L Matt Ryan (QB), Ricky Ortiz (RB), Mohamed Sanu (WR1), Julio Jones (WR2), Logan Paulsen (TE), Jake Matthews (OT), Brandon Fusco (G), Ryan Schraeder (OT), Alex Mack (C), Wes Schweitzer (G)
Week 3: 9/23/18 vs NO 37-43 L Matt Ryan (QB), Ricky Ortiz (RB), Julio Jones (WR1), Mohamed Sanu (WR2), Logan Paulsen (TE), Wes Schweitzer (G), Alex Mack (C), Ryan Schraeder (OT), Jake Matthews (OT), Brandon Fusco (G)

An Imposing Offense with a Smothering Defense – The New Look Atlanta Falcons in 2018

A High-Powered Offensive Philosophy

The Atlanta Falcons are but two years removed from a devastating second half meltdown against the New England Patriots. Many of the same players who steamrolled their way through 2016 NFC playoffs are still on the roster. They lost again in 2017 to the eventual Super Bowl Champion, so Atlanta has a roster full of hungry players who come so close to a coveted ring. Atlanta built a winning reputation on the philosophy that it doesn't matter how many points we surrender, as long as we score more. An all-out aerial attack, blended with just enough rushing. The theory worked well. Offensively talented starting lineups managed to propel them into four consecutive NFC playoffs. However, back-to-back losing seasons saw the exit of head coach Mike Smith and the start of a more defensive-minded strategy. Current head coach Dan Quinn, still armed with prolific pass catcher Julio Jones and perennial Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan, will have an offense that can move the football with consistency.

However, it's the improvements on defense that have experts talking. Heading into 2018, Atlanta will score points with the same basic cast that finished 8th overall in total offense this past season. On defense, they have retooled some of the weaker positions to load up on the 3rd best defense in the 2017 playoffs. The Falcons will still score points in 2018, but now they can also shut down their opposition. During the regular seasons last month stretch for the 2017 playoffs, Atlanta faced five high-powered offenses, twice against NFC South rival New Orleans. The most points they surrendered was 23 in a tough loss at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to the Saints.

An Ever-Improving Defense

While the offense seemed to level out, the defense consistently improved in 2017. Free agency saw the departure of defensive tackle Dontari Poe to rival Carolina, but 3rd round draft pick, 314 pound Deadrin Senat out of South Florida, is already turning heads. Atlanta also feels they will get a boost from the signing of former Tennessee Titan cover-corner Blidi Wreh-Wilson. As the Falcons steadily improved on defense down the homestretch, the offense did lose some of its famed luster. Jones was banged up, down the stretch, and Ryan couldn't seem to find a consistent connection with other wide receivers. Enter Atlanta's first round selection in last April's draft.

Fresh off a BCS college championship, Calvin Ridley is going to draw a huge amount of focus away from Jones and the other Atlanta pass catchers. Devonta Freeman will look to spend more time healthy and combine with the Falcon's two-headed rushing attack that features Tevin Coleman on most passing downs. Keep an eye as well, on Atlanta's explosive 4th round pick, Ito Smith out of Southern Mississippi. Smith has good hands and superb speed, something the fast-paced Atlanta offense loves to utilize. However, driven by a tough division schedule in the NFC South, the Falcon's new philosophy is geared more towards a balance between a good offense and a smothering defense. Heading into 2018, they still loaded with high impact superstars in Atlanta, now on both sides of the ball. With some of their veterans slowly aging, the window of opportunity can slam shut in an instant, and that instant is creeping closer for the Falcons. Look for Atlanta to be a tough match up every Sunday, with maybe fewer points on the scoreboard, but a chance at double-digit wins again.