Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Julio Jones Moving Up Draft Boards

The fantasy prospects of several Atlanta Falcons should be improved this season with the addition of Dirk Koetter.

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Fantasy Football 2012: Matt Ryan A Good Option

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is starting in a new offensive system under Dirk Koetter at offensive coordinator. The Falcons are expected to go to the air more this season, trying to improve upon the 7.4 yards per attempt from last season.

Ryan is coming off a season where he threw for career highs in touchdowns (29) and yards per game (261.1). Ryan has a No. 1 target in wide receiver Julio Jones who got over 100 receiving yards five times, despite missing three games.

Kenneth Arthur says that while there could be a possibility for more interceptions under this new system, it should help open up Ryan for even more career highs.

You'd like to see better efficiency for that many pass attempts. I believe that the team is committed to doing that this year and even if he throws a few more picks in a new system, he'll have another season of career-highs and be one of the better starting options in the game.

Ryan also has tight end Tony Gonzales to throw to, so that gives Ryan another reliable option to throw to.

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Fantasy Football 2012: Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers A Strong RB2 Candidate

Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers is looking like a good RB2 candidate for fantasy football owners after drawing praise from coaches, according to a report from SB Nation's fantasy football hub. The 5-foot-6 tailback out of Oregon State will be playing behind Michael Turner, but he will see some action in order to lighten the demands on the starter. From the Falcons' coaches:

"Jacquizz is a player that we've got to get him some touches," [head coach Mike] Smith said. "We found out very early once we got him here that he is not a change-of-pace back. He's a guy who can do all the things that you ask a running back to do. You go out and perform and when he's had his opportunities, he's done a nice job."

Check out the full report from SB Nation Fantasy for analysis of how Rodgers might fit on your team as an RB2.

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Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Don't Forget Falcons Kicker Matt Bryant

Fantasy owners looking for potential additions from the Falcons are likely to be fixated on Julio Jones and Matt Ryan, but the Falcons' official site writes that kicker Matt Bryant shouldn't be ignored:

Even if the Falcons aren’t scoring touchdowns on every drive, the offense looks capable of moving the ball down the field, resulting in field goal opportunities for Bryant. Last season he connected on 27 of his 29 field goal attempts, including 14 straight. His 93.1 percentage on field goals was the best in the NFL in 2011

Bryant's fairly far of the radar, even for a kicker - he's 13th on NFL.com, which means he'll likely go undrafted in a lot of leagues. However, consider that the Falcons are expected to have one of the strongest offenses in the league this season and keep in mind that field goal or PAT, Bryant will be out there in some capacity.

Read more on the Falcons at The Falcoholic and SB Nation Atlanta. Head over to our fantasy hub page for additional news and notes on that end.

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Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Tony Gonzalez Ranks No. 11 Among Tight Ends

Tony Gonzalez is ranked No. 11 in the SB Nation Fantasy Football Tight Ends Rankings. See who is No. 1, and who is a sleeper pick.

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Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Falcons' Michael Turner 16th-Best RB, According To ESPN

Fantasy football experts don't expect Atlanta's Michael Turner to be an elite running back in 2012.

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Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Roddy White, Julio Jones Both WR1

Roddy White and Julio Jones both project to upper echelon wide receivers in fantasy football.

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Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Matt Ryan Among Top Ten Quarterback Options

The shift to a more wide open offense has Matt Ryan moving up preseason Fantasy Football rankings.

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