Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart

  • HC: Arthur Smith
  • OC: Dave Ragone
  • DC: Dean Pees
  • ST: Marquice Williams
Updated: 09/26/2022 5:57PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
LWR5London, Drake 22/189Edwards, Bryan T/LV
RWR12Hodge, KhaDarel U/Det83Bernhardt, Jared CF22
SWR17Zaccheaus, Olamide CF1914Byrd, Damiere U/Chi
LT70MATTHEWS, JAKE 14/171Edoga, Chuma W/NYJ
LG68Wilkinson, Elijah U/Chi66Gossett, Colby W/Cle
C67Dalman, Drew 21/461Hennessy, Matt 20/3
RG63Lindstrom, Chris 19/1
RT76McGary, Kaleb 19/174Ifedi, Germain U/Chi
TE8Pitts, Kyle 21/146Hesse, Parker SF2186Firkser, Anthony U/Ten15Franks, Feleipe CF21
QB1Mariota, Marcus U/LV4Ridder, Desmond 22/3
RB84PATTERSON, CORDARRELLE U/Chi25Allgeier, Tyler 22/535Williams, Avery 21/5
DE95Graham, Ta'Quon 21/591Dickerson, Matt W/KC
NT94Rush, Anthony SF2193Horne, Timmy CF22
DT97Jarrett, Grady 15/598Anderson, Abdullah SF22
JACK92Ogundeji, Adetokunbo 21/547Ebiketie, Arnold 22/256Bell, Quinton SF21
WLB3Walker, Mykal 20/444Andersen, Troy 22/2
MLB54Evans, Rashaan U/Ten55Landman, Nate CF2253Kwiatkoski, Nick CC/LV
SLB9Carter, Lorenzo U/NYG51Malone, DeAngelo 22/3
LCB24Terrell, A.J. 20/134Hall, Darren 21/4
SS27Grant, Richie 21/223HARRIS, ERIK U/LV
FS32Hawkins, Jaylinn 20/421MARLOWE, DEAN U/Det
NB28Ford, Mike U/Den37Alford, Dee SF22
Special Teams
PT13Pinion, Bradley SF22
PK7Koo, Younghoe SF19
LS48McCullough, Liam SF22
H13Pinion, Bradley SF22
KO13Pinion, Bradley SF22
PR35Williams, Avery 21/5
KR35Williams, Avery 21/5
Practice Squad
PS85PRUITT, MYCOLE TE39Mabin, Dylan CB16Batson, Cameron WR36Baylor, B.J. RB80Ali, Josh WR
PS49Brailford, Jordan OLB00Moffatt, Jovante S30Hankins, Matt CB75Shaffer, Justin OG64Neuzil, Ryan OC
PS43Fisk, Tucker TE99Tangelo, Derrick DT79Tonga, Khyiris NT33Hollman, Ka'dar CB42Huntley, Caleb RB
PS88Darby, Frank WR
RES18Ridley, Calvin SUS44BRINKLEY, BEAU IR96Taylor, Vincent IR90Davidson, Marlon IR77Mayfield, Jalen IR
RES45Jones, Deion IR6WILLIAMS, DAMIEN IR87FitzPatrick, John IR73Vrabel, Tyler PS/INJ26Oliver, Isaiah IR

Depth Chart Fantasy Impact

From 2008 through 2021, QB Matt Ryan started all but 3 of Atlanta’s 225 regular-season games. An offseason trade to Indianapolis has ended that, though. Instead, veteran Marcus Mariota and 3rd-round rookie Desmond Ridder will compete for the starting job.

Mariota signed a 2-year, $18.75 million deal in free agency, but that includes just $6.75 million in guarantees. The contract suggests Atlanta views Mariota more as insurance over the next 2 years than the clear answer even for 2022.

Ridder spent 4 years starting at Cincinnati, finishing his run with career highs in passing yards, yards per attempt, TD throws and passer rating. The Bearcats also made the FBS playoffs in Ridder’s senior year. He has already been lauded for his football IQ in Falcons workouts.

The backfield returns Cordarrelle Patterson as likely leader, though coach Arthur Smith has indicated that he wants to move Patterson around the formation more after the team re-signed him. Atlanta dumped RB Mike Davis, adding 5th-round RB Tyler Allgeier and veteran journeyman Damien Williams in his place. Allgeier spent the past 2 seasons leading BYU’s backfield after arriving as a walk-on. Williams – who turned 30 in April – compiled 40 carries and 23 targets in 1 season with the Bears after sitting out 2020 over COVID concerns.

The WR corps lost Calvin Ridley to suspension and Russell Gage to free agency, leaving immediate opportunity for 8th overall pick Drake London. The former USC Trojan was averaging a whopping 11 receptions and 135.5 yards per game as a 2021 junior before fracturing his right ankle.

Though technically a TE, Kyle Pitts operates more like a wideout and looks like the best bet to lead Atlanta in targets this season. The Falcons shed #2 TE Hayden Hurst from last year, replacing him with former Titans TE Anthony Firkser. The team also traded for WR Bryan Edwards and added WRs Auden Tate, KhaDarel Hodge and Damiere Byrd.

The Falcons return all 5 offensive-line starters from a unit that fared well in run-blocking last season but graded 2nd-worst at stopping pass rushers, according to Pro Football Focus.

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