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Up & Adams: Friday, February 9th, 2024
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Up & Adams: Friday, February 9th, 2024

Up & Adams: Friday, February 9th, 2024
NFL Week 18 Expert Betting Picks and Predictions
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NFL Week 18 Expert Betting Picks and Predictions

NFL Week 18 Expert Betting Picks and Predictions
Super Bowl Odds Update: 49ers Hold as Favorite Heading Into the Final Week
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Super Bowl Odds Update: 49ers Hold as Favorite Heading Into the Final Week

Super Bowl Odds Update: 49ers Hold as Favorite Heading Into the Final Week
Up & Adams: Friday, December 29th, 2023
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Up & Adams: Friday, December 29th, 2023

Up & Adams: Friday, December 29th, 2023
3 NFL Player Prop Bets for Week 17
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3 NFL Player Prop Bets for Week 17

3 NFL Player Prop Bets for Week 17
10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 17
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10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 17

10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 17
Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 17
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Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 17

Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 17
The Late-Round Fantasy Football Podcast, Mailbag 12/22/23
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The Late-Round Fantasy Football Podcast, Mailbag 12/22/23

The Late-Round Fantasy Football Podcast, Mailbag 12/22/23
Daily Fantasy Football Picks and Helper: Week 16
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Daily Fantasy Football Picks and Helper: Week 16

Daily Fantasy Football Picks and Helper: Week 16
3 NFL Player Prop Bets for Week 16
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3 NFL Player Prop Bets for Week 16

3 NFL Player Prop Bets for Week 16
NFL Week 16 Betting Picks
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NFL Week 16 Betting Picks

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4 FanDuel NFL Values to Target in Week 16
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4 FanDuel NFL Values to Target in Week 16

4 FanDuel NFL Values to Target in Week 16
Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 16
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Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 16

Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 16
Super Bowl Odds Update: The Steelers' Plummet Continues
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Super Bowl Odds Update: The Steelers' Plummet Continues

Super Bowl Odds Update: The Steelers' Plummet Continues
10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 16
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10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 16

10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 16

Atlanta Falcons Player Updates

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Taylor Heinicke

Taylor Heinicke

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Taylor Heinicke (ankle) ruled out for Falcons in Week 18; Desmond Ridder to start

What it means:

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke will not play Sunday in the team's Week 18 game against the New Orleans Saints. Heinicke entered the weekend with a questionable tag due to his ankle injury. Now, he has officially been ruled out of action with the playoffs on the line. That means it'll be Desmond Ridder under center for the Falcons, and Logan Woodside will serve as QB2. In 14 games (12 starts) this season, Ridder is 227-of-358 passing for 2,545 yards with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also has 51 carries for 193 yards and 5 scores.
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Taylor Heinicke

Taylor Heinicke

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Falcons' Taylor Heinicke (ankle) to test out ankle ahead of Week 18 game

What it means:

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly "hopeful" that quarterback Taylor Heinicke (ankle) will be able to play in their Week 18 game against the New Orleans Saints. Heinicke was able to practice all week leading up to this afternoon's game, but the team will still test out his ankle during their pregame warmups before making an official decision about his availability. If he is not able to go, expect Desmond Ridder to make the start. If he is able to suit up, our models project Heinicke for 14.3 fantasy points against the Saints, with 202 passing yards, 1.1 touchdowns, and 0.7 interceptions. He has a $6,900 salary on FanDuel.
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Taylor Heinicke

Taylor Heinicke

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Atlanta's Taylor Heinicke (ankle) questionable in Week 18

What it means:

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke (ankle) is questionable for Week 18's contest versus the New Orleans Saints. Heinicke's availability will likely be decided on Sunday after he was able to participate in limited practices with his ankle injury. Expect Desmond Ridder to start against a New Orleans' team allowing 14.5 FanDuel points per game to quarterback if Heinicke is ruled out. Heinicke's current projection includes 17.5 completions for 1.1 touchdowns and 202.6 yards and 4.1 rushing attempts for 18.7 yards.
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Taylor Heinicke

Taylor Heinicke

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Taylor Heinicke (ankle) limited Thursday again for Falcons

What it means:

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke (ankle) was limited at practice again on Thursday for Week 18 versus the New Orleans Saints. Heinicke is dealing with an ankle injury ahead of the last game of the regular season, but he's on track to play in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. Desmond Ridder will draw the start if Heinicke is unavailable. Heinicke completed 10 of 29 pass attempts for 163 yards, 1 touchdown, and 3 interceptions in last week's loss to the Chicago Bears. He also rushed 4 times for 46 yards and a touchdown. numberFire's models project Heinicke for 14.4 FanDuel points and he's the QB18 in our Week 18 rankings. The Saints are allowing the ninth-fewest FanDuel points per game to quarterbacks this season and their pass defense is eighth-best in the league, according to our opponent-adjusted efficiency rankings.
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Taylor Heinicke

Taylor Heinicke

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Taylor Heinicke (ankle) limited Wednesday for Falcons

What it means:

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke (ankle) will be limited at practice on Wednesday for Week 18 versus the New Orleans Saints. Heinicke is dealing with an ankle injury ahead of the last game of the regular season, but he's on track to play in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. Desmond Ridder will draw the start if Heinicke is unavailable. Heinicke completed 10 of 29 pass attempts for 163 yards, 1 touchdown, and 3 interceptions in last week's loss to the Chicago Bears. He also rushed 4 times for 46 yards and a touchdown. numberFire's models project Heinicke for 14.4 FanDuel points and he's the QB17 in our Week 18 rankings. The Saints are allowing the ninth-fewest FanDuel points per game to quarterbacks this season and their pass defense is eighth-best in the league, according to our opponent-adjusted efficiency rankings.
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Desmond Ridder

Desmond Ridder

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Falcons benching Desmond Ridder for second time this season

What it means:

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder will be replaced by Taylor Heinicke as the starter in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple reports. The Falcons are benching Ridder and starting Taylor Heinicke for the second time this season after their 9-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 15. Ridder completed 12 of 20 pass attempts for 157 yards with 1 touchdown, but he also threw an interception that set up the Panthers for the win and essentially eliminated the Falcons from the playoffs. Among the 30 quarterbacks with at least 200 dropbacks this season, Ridder ranks 23rd and averages negative-0.01 Passing Net Expected Points per attempt. Heinicke is averaging 0.01 Passing NEP on 79 dropbacks.