Fantasy Player Projections

 
Atlanta Falcons
Superdome | Sunday, September 26 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Saints 24, Falcons 17
New Orleans Saints
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Ryan
240 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Ryan struggled in his lone game against the Saints last season, but he is coming off a big performance in Week 2. Expect Ryan's production to be somehwere in the middle this week.
RBMichael Turner
3 rec, 25 rec yards, 80 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Turner's injury does not appear serious, so expect him to suit up for this crucial matchup.
RBJason Snelling
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 45 rush yards
Snelling filled in exceptionally well for Michael Turner last week, but his value for Week 3 will depend on Turner's availability.
WRRoddy White
7 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
White reached double-digit fantasy points in each of the first two weeks and is a good bet to reach double figures again in Week 3.
WRMichael Jenkins
3 rec, 50 yards
Jenkins has not played in either of the Falcons' first two games, so don't expect much from him even if he does suit up in Week 3.
TETony Gonzalez
5 rec, 60 yards
Gonzalez has caught just one touchdown pass in his past eight games dating back to last season, so he is only an average fantasy option at this point.
KMatt Bryant
2 PATs, 1 FG
Bryant has averaged 10 points in each of the Falcons' two games this season, so he could be an option in deeper leagues.
Defense
1 sack, 1 INT
Atlanta's defense has played well early on, but they are not a strong option against the high-powered Saints offense.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBDrew Brees
305 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
Brees threw five touchdown passes in two games against the Falcons last season. He should have a big performance in Week 3.
RBPierre Thomas
5 rec, 50 rec yards, 70 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Thomas should see increased playing time in the wake of Reggie Bush's injury, so bump his fantasy value up a few notches this week.
WRMarques Colston
7 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Colston remains the most-consistent Saints receiver and is averaging 77 yards per game against the Falcons in his career. Expect his yardage to be in that range again this week.
WRDevery Henderson
2 rec, 50 yards
Henderson has not gotten off to a fast start this season, but he remains a viable option as a starting receiver in the Saints' high-powered attack.
WRRobert Meachem
4 rec, 55 yards
Meachem has only caught three passes this season, but it usually only takes him one reception or two to put up healthy fantasy numbers.
TEJeremy Shockey
5 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Shockey caught nine passes and racked up 118 yards in two games against Atlanta last season, so he should provide more this week than he has in the first two weeks.
KGarrett Hartley
3 PATs, 1 FG
Hartley is capable of putting up double digits in any game and is a weekly option in most formats.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT, 2 Fumbles
The Falcons could pose some issues for the Saints defense, but they should be able to generate a few turnovers like they do in most weeks.
 
 
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