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Jordy Nelson, Wes Welker, Michael Turner: Injury Updates Week 11

Who's healthy enough to start for your fantasy football team?
<p> Injury Updates Week 11 for Jordy Nelson, Wes Welker, Michael Turner</p>

This is the last of the bye weeks. It’s all up to health and strategy from here on out to get you to a fantasy football championship. Here are some updates on injured players, their status for the Week 11 games or the outlook for their replacements.

Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Atlanta Falcons

<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Atlanta Falcons</p>

What can the Atlanta Falcons do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

Inside the Locker Room
with Knox Bardeen, CBSSports.com

Mike Smith Made Right Call On Fourth Down

Falcons coach Mike Smith went for it rather than punt in overtime against the Saints.
<p> Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith went for it on 4th-and-Inches rather than punt from his own 29-yard-line in overtime against the New Orleans Saints.</p>

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith went for it rather than punt on 4th-and-Inches from his own 29-yard-line with 10:52 remaining in overtime against the NFC South division rival New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Football Running Backs: Workload Watch

Which backs have collected the most touches the last few seasons?

Athlon Sports takes a look at which running backs have touched the ball the most per game over the last three years and over the last two years. This gives you an idea of both which backs have been given the most opportunities, while at the same time lets you know which backs might be wearing down.

It's interesting to note that Arian Foster, having played just one full season, already ranks eighth in touches per game in both charts.

Touches Per Game, Three-Year vs. Two-Year

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Fantasy Football: Players To Avoid

A look at players you might want to start phasing out in keeper/dynasty leagues

If you are in a keeper or dynasty league, we believe the following players will begin their descent down the rankings after this season.

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<p> If you are in a keeper or dynasty league, we believe the following players will begin their descent down the rankings after this season.</p>

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Atlanta Falcons 2011 NFL Team Preview

We take a look at the Falcons chances at making a Super Bowl run this year.
<p> We take a look at the Falcons chances at making a Super Bowl run this year.</p>

The Saints and Packers rode the explosive offense and opportunistic defense formula to the past two Super Bowl titles. The Falcons appear to be following a similar plan.

Few teams can match the Falcons’ firepower on offense. Their weaponry at the skill positions equals any team in the league. Yet instead of fortifying the defense, the Falcons used two of their first three draft picks on wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Jacquizz Rodgers, bolstering an already loaded offense.