Fantasy Power Rankings No. 8 — Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons lost Tony Gonzalez, but the team still offers fantasy owners plenty, checking in at No. 8 on Tyler Loechner's 2014 fantasy power rankings.

| 2 years ago
Julio Jones

Fantasy Power Rankings No. 8 — Atlanta


NFL: AUG 16 Pre-Season Colts v FalconsThe Atlanta Falcons limped through the regular season last year, and lost one of their best playmakers in tight end Tony Gonzalez to retirement, but the team still has plenty to offer fantasy owners. The Falcons check in at No. 8 on the 2014 fantasy power rankings.

Atlanta offers fantasy owners 18.3 percent more value compared to the average NFL team and 67 percent of the value compared to the NFL’s best team.

Quarterback Matt Ryan was a tail-end QB1 in fantasy leagues last season despite losing his best weapons — wideout Julio Jones — in Week 5. Ryan still managed to throw for over 4,500 yards on the season but had a poor TD-INT ratio of 26-17. With Jones in the lineup from Weeks 1-5, however, Ryan was a top six fantasy quarterback, throwing for 1,649 yards, 10 touchdowns, and three interceptions. In other words, Ryan was on pace for 5,277 yards, 32 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. You can draft Ryan with confidence this season.

To read the entire article, please login or sign up for a PFF Fantasy Subscription

Not a PFF fantasy subscriber? Compare all of our packages and features here.

2014 Fantasy Power Rankings
32 – Oakland 31 – NY Jets 30 – Carolina 29 – St. Louis
28 – Jacksonville 27 – Tampa Bay 26 – Cleveland 25 – Seattle
24 – NY Giants 23 – Indianapolis 22 – Houston 21 – Buffalo
20 – Miami 19 – San Francisco 18 – Kansas City 17 – Arizona
16 – Baltimore 15 – Tennessee 14 – San Diego 13 – Pittsburgh
12 – Cincinnati 11 – Minnesota 10 – Philadelphia 9 – Washington
8 – Atlanta 7 – Green Bay 6 – Detroit 5 – New England
4 – New Orleans 3 – Dallas 2 – Chicago 1 – Denver

 



Tyler Loechner is a lead writer at PFF Fantasy. He has played fantasy football since 1999 and has been a part of the PFF Fantasy staff since 2010. Tyler was also previously a fantasy football featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

  • Henry Primack

    Biggest Surprise To me is Dallas @3