2013 Team Outlook: Atlanta Falcons
WR Harry Douglas, ATL - Deep-league Only
UPDATE (10/21): With so many injuries up ahead of him on the depth chart, Douglas had an excellent game last week. He hauled in seven passes for 149 yards and a TD. Since Julio Jones is out for the season, Douglas is probably worth a roster spot in deeper formats. If White is also out in any given week, Douglas can be a legit WR2 for your fantasy squad.
Every offseason, a wide receiver receives an inordinate amount of attention as a potential breakout star despite having accomplished little to nothing to merit such praise. That has been Harry Douglas for multiple years. Julio Jones makes Douglas' ascension into fantasy relevance very unlikely. He has never caught more than 40 passes or gained more than 500 receiving yards. He's a good, young player, but there just isn't enough offense to go around for him with Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez hogging all the points.
WR Drew Davis, ATL - Dynasty Only
If Drew Davis can push Harry Douglas for that No. 3 receiver spot on the depth chart, he becomes very relevant in dynasty leagues. This offseason will be key for this second-year receiver from the University of Oregon. If he does remain at WR4, he has no immediate fantasy value.
WR Julio Jones, ATL - Stud (low risk)
UPDATE (10/21): Jones is now on injured reserve, ending his 2013 season. He underwent successful foot surgery. The former Bama star remains an excellent keeper and dynasty choice.
Back when Alabama first recruited Julio Jones, everyone knew he would be special. He put up big numbers then and he will continue to do so for his entire career. Speed, power, hands, leaping ability and strength; Jones is the total package. The 24-year-old could put up Calvin Johnson numbers if not for the presence of Roddy White. Jones does have some small flaws (like lapses in his focus) which lead to the occasional drop. His big play ability and tendency to score points in bunches should be too much to pass up. Jones will be locked in as your WR1, so draft him if you can.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
TE Tony Gonzalez, ATL - Stud (low risk)
How about one for the road? Tony Gonzalez is back again and really, he played too well to retire in 2012. The Falcons were very close to reaching the Super Bowl and expectations are championship-caliber once again. Gonzalez may not be much of an after-the-catch threat with the ball in his hands, but he certainly sees plenty of targets and receptions. Gonzo is a sure thing at a position that is lacking in that department. There will be high upside options available later in the draft and a bevy of sleepers; however this future Hall of Famer is a lock to be your starter all year long.
TE Levine Toilolo, ATL - Dynasty Only
The Falcons were wise to plan ahead for Tony Gonzalez's retirement, even if he decides to come back again next year. Levine Toilolo is a massive prospect standing 6'8" and weighing 265 pounds. The guy could become a red zone matchup nightmare for opposing offenses if he is able to improve his route running and properly utilize his crazy frame. This Stanford alum is a stash-and-grab dynasty pick.
TE Chase Coffman, ATL - Not Draft Worthy
Chase Coffman was never really brought on to be the eventual successor to Tony Gonzalez. He's a solid blocker with a big frame and so-so athleticism. He's an in-line blocker and not much else. New rookie Levine Toilolo could be the future.