Falcons Week 5 Fantasy Stallions and Underdogs vs. Texans


That’s exactly what the doctor ordered for the Falcons this week to get their season back on track after a tough two games on the road. The home game against the Texans brought the team’s atmosphere back to good shape again and brought the Birds’ point differential back above .500.

After scoring a combined 13 points over the past two games, the Falcons offense rejuvenated with a more reasonable 21-point performance, which could and should have been more if not for some untimely turnovers from multiple players. offense.

With the offense back on track, you might feel better about the prospects of some Atlanta fantasy-relevant players on your roster. They’re playing much better than we’ve seen recently and will hopefully help lead your team to victory.

The Fanol has a lot of great content, and I encourage you to check it out if you want some in-depth analysis.This article will look at things strictly from one perspective fantasy football perspective (which means looking at nothing but pure statistics). It was a fantasy stud and a fantasy upset in Atlanta’s Week 5 win over the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Stud/Duds 2023 History:

Past stars: Bijan Robinson (2), Tyler Allgeier (1), Kyle Pitts (1)

Past losers: Drake London (2), Kyle Pitts (2)

Fantasy Stallion – Desmond Reed

Stats: 28/37, 329 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 0 interceptions, 4 rushes, 10 yards rushing, 1 rushing TD: 26.16 Standard/PPR points

Desmond Reed had the best game of his career so far, but it wasn’t even close, breaking his previous career high in passing yards, two touchdowns, and Played error-free football.

Reed looked unusually calm and confident all afternoon as the Texans tried to force Atlanta’s young quarterback to beat their strategy by shutting down the running game — a strategy the Lions and Jaguars had successfully exploited in the previous two weeks. ——It completely backfired. The former Cincinnati Bearcat deserves all the praise this week.

As of Sunday’s game, Ridder has become Week 5’s QB6 overall player, marking his second QB1 performance of the season (defined as one of the 12 highest-rated players at the position). This game will boost the confidence of the coaching staff and Reid hopes to build on it.

I wouldn’t recommend drafting Ridder in single QB leagues, but he absolutely needs to be rostered in all 2QB and Superflex leagues. His next game will be against a Commander’s defense that was absolutely gutted by the Bears on Thursday Night Football.


Tyler Allgaier: 17 carries, 40 yards rushing: 4.0 NFL points; 4.0 PPR points

Despite how highly touted Bijan Robinson was when he entered the league and how much the Falcons spent on the draft to secure his services, Tyler Allgaier still got his chance because of Atlanta’s offense-heavy offense. Nature, especially in neutral game scripts.

The problem is that he was incredibly ineffective both this weekend and throughout the season. Allgaier actually touched Robinson on this play (17-16), but he lumbered to just 40 yards while still playing an inconsequential role in the receiving game. He also began handing off goal-line duties to rookies.

Overall, Allgaier is averaging just 3.1 yards per carry this season and has just six catches. He’s one of the most valuable additions in the league, and his size makes him a nice flex playmaker if you’re in a pinch, but Allgaier is best left on your bench for the time being.

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