ATLANTA - AUGUST 19: Punt returner Dominique Franks #24 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by cornerback Terrence Wheatley #22 of the New England Patriots during the preseason game at the Georgia Dome on August 19 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. The Patriots beat the Falcons 28-10. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
The Atlanta Falcons have cut DB Dominique Franks. We break down the fantasy implications.
The Atlanta Falcons have cut defensive back Dominique Franks, Ian Rapoport of NFL. com reports. Franks was expected to be a major contributor for the Falcons on special teams as a punt returner.
Analysis: This is an interesting move because the Franks had been solid for Atlanta as a return man. From a fantasy perspective, however, this does little to impact the value of the Falcons as a D/ST unit. Atlanta has a new defensive coordinator but the team will have to be better against the pass than it was last season. Overall, the Falcons will be a decent start in most weeks but beware of using them against teams that really like to throw the ball. They have plenty to prove on that front.
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