QMohamed Sanu WR ATL (11) 4 hours ago
Sanu (shoulder) was unable to return to Monday's game against the Saints after exiting in the second quarter, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.
Sanu left for the locker room late in the second quarter, finishing with three catches for 31 yards on four targets in what eventually turned into an easy Atlanta victory. He wanted to re-enter the game later on, but his shoulder injury ultimately proved to be too serious. If he misses time beyond Monday, the Falcons will turn to some combination of Justin Hardy, Aldrick Robinson and Taylor Gabriel to handle expanded roles behind Julio Jones.
Tevin Coleman RB ATL (11) 4 hours ago
Coleman rushed 12 times for 42 yards and three touchdowns, while catching three passes (on three targets) for 47 yards as well Monday night against the Saints.
Coleman's average of 3.5 yards per rush paled in comparison to that from teammate Devonta Freeman's 14 rushes for 152 yards, but the ascending second-year pro took advantage of his red zone touches by scoring a trio of times Monday. The former Indiana standout found pay dirt from two, two and six yards on his respective end zone trips, which could earn him more goal-line work going forward. At 6'1", 210 pounds, Coleman is a bigger, more explosive athlete than Freeman, but as the Falcons' first three games have shown, there are ample touches to go around Atlanta's backfield, and both players feasted from their Week 3 servings.
Devonta Freeman RB ATL (11) 4 hours ago
Freeman finished with 152 rushing yards on 14 carries and caught five passes (on five targets) for 55 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's win over the Saints.
Freeman enjoyed himself against a very suspect Saints defense, ripping off a career-long rush of 48 yards during the fourth quarter to cap a big Monday night performance. In compiling 207 all-purpose yards, Freeman led the Falcons in both rushing and receiving, and scored his first touchdown of the season with a 13-yard catch to start the second quarter. While it's worth noting that teammate Tevin Coleman found pay dirt three times Monday, Freeman's fantasy owners should surely still be satisfied with his wildly productive, well-rounded Week 3 showing.
Matt Ryan QB ATL (11) 4 hours ago
Ryan completed 20 of 30 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's win over the Saints.
Ryan also rushed five times for 23 yards. The Falcons' signal-caller had no trouble dissecting the Saints' defense Monday night, which marked his 42nd straight game with at least 200 passing yards. Ryan completed throws to eight different receivers and produced two red-zone touchdown passes during the second quarter. The 31-year-old has appeared more comfortable to start his second season in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme, as his totals of 970 yards, seven touchdowns and just one interception might suggest.
Brandon Myers TE TB (6) 4 hours ago
Myers secured one of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams.
The veteran got the start in place of Luke Stocker (ankle), who typically plays the role of blocker. Accordingly, Myers saw the majority of tight end targets (10) go to Cameron Brate, while he remained a virtual non-factor despite Jameis Winston putting up a career-high 58 attempts. Myers would presumably see another start in Week 4 versus the Broncos if Stocker is unable to return to action for that contest.
Jacquizz Rodgers RB TB (6) 4 hours ago
Rodgers gained 15 yards on five carries and secured his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams.
The veteran back was modestly involved, occasionally spelling Charles Sims but still trailing the third-year back in touches, 19-6. Rodgers could see a slight uptick in opportunity in the remaining games before Doug Martin (hamstring) returns, but Sims figures to still see the lion's share of the carries, particularly considering he acquitted himself well with extended opportunity Sunday.
Karlos Dansby LB CIN (9) 5 hours ago
After recording double-digit tackles the first two games of the season, Dansby had just one tackle in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
Dansby's only silver lining was a fumble recovery, but for those that picked him up after his first two weeks came up short, and now Vontaze Burfict is returning from his suspension.
Tyler Kroft TE CIN (9) 5 hours ago
Though Kroft started ahead of C.J. Uzomah on Sunday, he didn't receive any targets in the loss to the Broncos, and he was on the field for only four more snaps than Uzomah.
Meanwhile, Tyler Eifert continues to make good progress in his recovery, so any chance Kroft might have had will be gone soon.
C.J. Uzomah TE CIN (9) 5 hours ago
Uzomah had two catches for 31 yards on four targets in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.
Even though Uzomah was the reserve behind Tyler Kroft for this game, he saw just four fewer snaps and had four targets to zero for Kroft. This might all be moot, however, as Tyler Eifert is due back soon.
QMohamed Sanu WR ATL (11) 5 hours ago
Sanu was removed from Monday's game against New Orleans in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Sanu, the Falcons' No. 2 wide receiver, caught three passes for 31 yards on four targets prior to his early exit. His return is questionable, but he didn't appear to be back in the game on Atlanta's first drive of the second half. If Sanu doesn't return, the Falcons will look to Justin Hardy, Aldrick Robinson and Taylor Gabriel to handle expanded roles.