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Hamstrung by Julio Jones this week? Let Falcon fly in Week 10.

Fantasy owners are wondering what to do with the Atlanta rookie. Is he a reliable start?
<p> Fantasy owners are wondering what to do with the Atlanta rookie. Is he a reliable start?&nbsp;</p>

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones jumped back on the fantasy radar after his two-touchdown, 131-yard performance in a quarter and change against Indianapolis last week.

However, he did not come out unscathed from the Colts game. He has again battled the hamstring injury this week, being limited in practice on both Thursday and Friday. He is probable for Sunday’s game against AFC South rival New Orleans.

It leaves fantasy owners wondering what to do with the rookie. Is he a reliable start?

Fantasy Football Week 5 Start & Sit: Quarterbacks

The Jets' Mark Sanchez is a solid start this week against the Patriots.
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Vick Goes Down, The Lions Go Up: Our NFL Week 2 Recap

It was a wild, injury-filled second week of the NFL season
<p> It was a wild, injury-filled second week of the NFL season</p>

Michael Vick returned to the city where he first electrified NFL audiences before his stunning fall from grace and equally stunning climb back to glory. Would he complete his return from scandal and ignominy by leading his team to a dramatic victory over the franchise that discarded him?

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 2

A glance at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 2, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors.
<p> A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 2, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors.</p>

A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 2, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Michael Vick: Atlanta's Favorite Quarterback

Like it or not, Michael Vick still owns “Matt Ryan’s House” at the Georgia Dome.
<p> Like it or not, Michael Vick still owns “Matt Ryan’s House” at the Georgia Dome, and that will be proven when the Philadelphia Eagles play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night.</p>

By Nathan Rush

Like it or not, Michael Vick still owns “Matt Ryan’s House” at the Georgia Dome. Vick is more popular than Ryan in Atlanta and always will be.

In fairness, Ryan would be the most exciting, charismatic CEO of Home Depot that Arthur Blank could ever dream of.

The NFC South Leads the Way in QB Play

With Cam Newton's big splash, the NFC South is stacked with top quarterbacks
<p> With Cam Newton's big splash, the NFC South is stacked with top quarterbacks</p>

By Josh Kipnis

This past weekend, we all witnessed history as Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers broke the record for most passing yards in a quarterback’s NFL debut. Even with his astonishing 110.4 passer rating, 2 TD, 422-yard performance, Newton still has a long way to go before he can claim kingship over the division. With Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Josh Freeman leading the other three teams in the NFC South, 2011 should be a very promising year for this division.

Fantasy Football Sleepers & Busts: Quarterbacks

Get good value for some and beware of others

Athlon Sports looks at the sleepers and busts at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end positions this week. These are the players we think you can wait on and still get solid production from and the players we think have an average draft position (ADP) that is too high for what you will get in return.

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<p> Athlon Sports looks at the sleepers and busts at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end positions this week. These are the players we think you can wait on and still get solid production from and the players we think have an average draft position (ADP) that is too high for what you will get in return.</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.

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