Eagles' Nick Sirianni makes wise decision; NFL's top five route runners
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks identifies one of the keys to Nick Sirianni's impressive debut as Eagles head coach. Plus, a look at the game's top route runners, the NFL's version of an NBA super team and a new contender for the title of RB1.
2021 NFL season: Michael F. Florio's Week 2 fantasy football matchups
Michael F. Florio breaks down the best and worst fantasy matchups for Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season.
2021 NFL season, Week 1: Trend to monitor, impact of Ravens' injuries and favorite projections
Analytics guru Cynthia Frelund reveals two of her favorite projections for Week 1. Plus, she delves into a league-wide trend and the impact of the Ravens' injuries on projected win totals.
2021 NFC win-total projections: 49ers, Rams, Cards make playoffs; Seahawks odd team out in West
Analytics guru Cynthia Frelund reveals her projected win total for each NFC team, forecasting the West to produce three playoff participants. So, who's the odd team out?
Calvin Ridley working on 'art' of route running entering first season without Julio Jones
Falcons wideout Calvin Ridley has gotten a taste of what it's like to be his team's best receiver on an NFL field. Now, it's his reality.
Top 100 Players of 2021, Nos. 70-61: Chase Young debuts after standout rookie campaign
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season.
NFL's top nine offenses in 2021: Chiefs, Bills, Packers predictably top list, but don't sleep on Falcons
This is a golden era for NFL offenses. Which teams will field the most prolific attacks in 2021? Adam Schein projects his top nine, with some notable units missing the cut.
Time for Jon Gruden to step it up; Hall of Fame candidates under 30
What's been dogging the Raiders since Jon Gruden's return? Is Lamar Jackson on a Hall of Fame track? Bucky Brooks explores those topics and more in this edition of the Scout's Notebook.
Calvin Ridley 'ready for that role' as Falcons No. 1 receiver
With the departure of Julio Jones to the Titans, Calvin Ridley is the No. 1 receiver in Atlanta and the go-to guy. It's a development the Alabama product is ready for.
Russell Gage: Even without Julio Jones, Falcons 'have a lot of depth at the wide receiver position'
The Falcons' trade of Julio Jones to Tennessee bumped the rest of the Atlanta receiver corps up the rankings. Calvin Ridley is now a true No. 1 target in Atlanta, and Russell Gage goes from third fiddle to the second chair.
NFC South training camp preview: Saints' QB battle looms; will Kyle Pitts boost Falcons' attack?
Will Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill take over for Drew Brees in New Orleans? How excited is Matt Ryan to throw to Kyle Pitts in Atlanta? Jelani Scott provides a training camp preview for the NFC South, with position battles and key players to watch across all four rosters.
2021 NFL season: One potential first-time Pro Bowler from each NFC team
Is Jalen Hurts set to break through in Year 2? Could David Montgomery soar to new heights in Chicago? Marc Sessler has identified one prime candidate from each NFC team to earn a first Pro Bowl nod in 2021.
2021 NFL season: Predicting each NFC team's MVP
Will CeeDee Lamb take a massive leap in his second season? Is Tom Brady set to defy Father Time yet again? Can George Kittle bounce back from injury in a big way? Dan Hanzus predicts each NFC team's MVP for the 2021 season.
Which franchise could win first Super Bowl in 2021 NFL season? Bills, Browns Titans top list
The NBA's conference finals are chock-full of new blood. This got Adam Schein thinking about the 12 NFL teams that have never won a Super Bowl. Who has the best chance to hoist that first Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2021 season? Check out the rankings.
2021 NFL season: 12 players on rookie deals whose teams should never let them go
Will Josh Allen be a Bill for life? Is Nick Chubb going to stick with the Browns? How much does Lamar Jackson mean to the Ravens? Gil Brandt lists 12 young players whose teams should never let them go.
Calvin Ridley aiming to 'keep the standard high' for Falcons following Julio Jones trade
With Julio Jones gone, it's now Calvin Ridley's WR room to lead. He feels he's learned enough from his time spent with Jones to take the reins, because there's a high bar to reach now that the Falcons great is gone.
Falcons WR Calvin Ridley to miss minicamp after undergoing foot surgery
More eyes than ever will be on Calvin Ridley. Just not this week. The Falcons' promising WR recently underwent minor foot surgery from Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Ian Rapoport reports. The procedure was characterized as "a little cleanup" that will keep Ridley out of minicamp but not training camp.
Ranking the NFL's worst-to-first candidates in 2021: 49ers, Falcons, Broncos ready to rise?
Since divisional realignment back in 2002, we've only experienced two NFL seasons in which at least one team didn't go from worst to first. Who could accomplish the feat in 2021? Adam Schein ranks the eight candidates.
State of the 2021 Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones' future weighs heavy as Falcons usher in new era
Can the Falcons rebound under new head coach Arthur Smith? What's ahead for Julio Jones? Adam Rank examines the current state of the franchise, highlighting VIPs, important games, key questions and much more.
Bold predictions for 2021 NFL season: Aaron Rodgers lifts Broncos, Julio Jones fuels Titans
Fulfilling an annual offseason duty, Adam Schein makes bold predictions for the coming NFL campaign -- and this time around, he's feeling EXTRA frisky. Ready for Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones to sport new uniforms? How about Myles Garrett making history?
Projecting the NFL's top 10 offenses in 2021: Buccaneers or Chiefs at No. 1?
The bulk of NFL roster reconstruction is behind us. The schedule is out. It's high time for 2021 season forecasting! With that in mind, Cynthia Frelund counts down her top 10 offenses, based on updated win-share projections.
NFC South projected starters: Falcons' offense loaded; Panthers any better at QB?
The Falcons look unstoppable -- provided they keep Julio Jones. Can Sam Darnold elevate the Panthers' offense? Gregg Rosenthal projects the starters for every team in the NFC South.
All-Paid Team of Tomorrow: Projecting next big NFL contracts
Will Davante Adams get a major raise? Is T.J. Watt about to make bank? Anthony Holzman-Escareno projects the All-Paid Team of Tomorrow.
2021 NFC win total projections: Can Washington repeat in NFC East?
Will Chase Young and Washington hold off Dak Prescott and the Cowboys to repeat as NFC East champs? Cynthia Frelund projects 2021 win totals for every NFC team.
Matt Ryan pinpoints Calvin Ridley in stride for 19 yards
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan pinpoints wide receiver Calvin Ridley in stride for 19 yards.
Fantasy Showdown vs. Joel McHale | 'NFL Slimetime'
The "NFL Slimetime" crew gets their fantasy showdown for Week 3 set vs. Joel McHale.
Falcons vs. Buccaneers highlights | Week 2
Watch all of the highlights from the NFC South showdown between the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL regular season.
Calvin Ridley gets open underneath for diving fourth-and-goal TD grab
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley gets open underneath for a diving fourth-and-goal touchdown grab.
Matt Ryan's first pass of 2021 pinpoints Ridley for 16 yards
Atlanta Falcon's quarterback Matt Ryan's first pass of 2021 pinpoints wide receiver Calvin Ridley for 16 yards.
Completion probability explained | Next Gen Stats
Next Gen Stats and AWS are going beyond the traditional box score when it comes to evaluating the passing game. Completion Probability leverages player-tracking data and machine-learning to answer the question: what are the chances a pass will be completed based on the many unique factors of the play?
Predicting Week 1's top scorers | 'NFL Fantasy Live'
NFL Network's Patrick Claybon, Cynthia Frelund, Adam Rank and Michael F. Florio predict the top-scoring players in fantasy football for Week 1.
Frelund's key stat projections for Prescott, Hurts, Harris, Taylor, Ridley | Game Theory
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund shares key stat projections for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris, Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley.
Adam Rank on Calvin Ridley: Make him your No. 1 WR in '21
NFL Network's Adam Rank makes the case for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley being the WR1 in fantasy football in 2021.
Eight sleeper WRs for 2021 | 'NFL Fantasy Live'
The "NFL Fantasy Live" crew shares eight sleeper fantasy WRs for 2021.
Marcas Grant's Top 5 fantasy WRs entering '21
NFL Network's Marcas Grant shares his top five fantasy wide receivers entering the 2021 NFL season.
Kay Adams' Top 12 fantasy WR rankings for '21
NFL Network's Kay Adams breaks down her list of Top 12 fantasy wide receiver rankings for 2021.
'Top 100 Players of 2021': Calvin Ridley | No. 65
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been voted as the No. 65 player in the NFL on the "Top 100 Players of 2021" rankings.
Calvin Ridley: What Kyle Pitts brings to Falcons is 'something special'
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley explains what rookie tight end Kyle Pitts brings to Falcons is something special.
2021 Top 10 fantasy wide receivers
Marcas Grant counts down his top 10 wide receivers for this upcoming fantasy football season. Find out which players he projects are ready to breakout in 2021, who's sliding down the charts, and which pass-catcher claims the top spot.
Hanzus: Why Calvin Ridley is my Falcons' MVP pick for second-straight season
NFL Network's Dan Hanzus shares why Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is his Falcons' MVP pick for second-straight season.
Kay Adams' Top 5 'way-too-early' fantasy WRs for 2021
NFL Network's Kay Adams breaks down her top five way-too-early fantasy WRs for 2021.
Rapoport: Calvin Ridley expected to be ready for training camp after minor foot surgery
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shares that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is expected to be ready for training camp after having minor foot surgery.
James Jones' Top 5 WRs entering 2021 season
NFL Network's James Jones shares his top five NFL wide receivers entering the 2021 season.
Which players will be asked to step up for Falcons without Julio Jones? | 'NFL Total Access'
'NFL Total Access' crew discusses which players will be asked to step up for the Atlanta Falcons without wide receiver Julio Jones.
Top 5 fantasy WRs that could finish as WR1 in 2021
Marcas Grant counts down his top 5 wide receivers that could claim the top spot in 2021 fantasy.
Harris Jr., D-Hall spotlight top receiver-DB matchups on '21 schedule
NFL Network's DeAngelo Hall and Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. spotlight receiver-defensive back matchups that they're looking forward to seeing in 2021.
Kimmi Chex: Players helped, hurt in fantasy by 2021 schedule
NFL Network's Kimmi Chex shares the players most helped and hurt by the 2021 Schedule Release.
Rapoport: Falcons picking up Ridley's fifth-year option, declining Hurst's
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Atlanta Falcons are picking up WR Calvin Ridley's fifth-year option and declining TE Hayden Hurst's.