The Atlanta Falcons host the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving night, and that means we get a Monday practice participation report. Teams do not run a normal practice on Monday when they have a short week, so we get an estimated practice report. It provides an estimation of each player’s status had the team actually practiced.
The Falcons report listed wide receiver Julio Jones and tight end Austin Hooper as DNPs and running back Devonta Freeman as limited. Hooper is not expected to play as he continues recovering from an MCL sprain, while Freeman is working his way back from a foot sprain. Jones injured his shoulder in Week 12 and briefly missed the game at the start of the third quarter. He returned, but is banged up.
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Jones seems a good bet to play, so fantasy football players should not fret for now. It will be worth tracking his status this week, but it would be an upset if he was inactive.
Hooper seems a good bet to sit. Recovery from an MCL sprain depends on the nature of the injury, but early reports had Hooper likely to miss a month.
Freeman seems unlikely to play on a short week as he continues rehabbing his foot, but he’ll likely be listed as questionable on the final injury report. If he sits, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison would split the workload.