News: Falcons defensive lineman Kroy Biermann totaled one sack Week 15 vs. N.Y. Giants. It was his second sack in four games and fourth on the season.
Analysis: Biermann needs just two more tackles to set a new career-high and reach 50 tackles in a season for the first time in his career. He also needs two more sacks to set a new career-high. While Biermann is having a good season, he just doesn't have the stats to compete with the elite Fantasy IDP options. He is more of a low-end Fantasy start.
News: Though he's not normally a starter for the Falcons, defensive lineman Kroy Biermann is beginning to make an impact in the pass rush, recording his second sack in three games Week 8 at Philadelphia. He also had seven tackles, including five solo, on the day.
Analysis: Biermann also recently had a six-tackle game, so he has been surprisingly productive in that category. Still, his time on the field is too sporadic for you to invest much in him in Fantasy IDP leagues. He remains a low-end option for now.
News: Falcons defensive lineman Kroy Biermann picked up his first sack of the season Week 5 at Washington. He also had six tackles, including three solo. It was the most tackles he's had in game since 2009.
Analysis: Biermann has some pass-rushing skills, but because he doesn't start for the Falcons, his statistical contributions are few and far between. You can leave him on waivers in Fantasy.
News: Defensive end Kroy Biermann re-signed with Atlanta on Wednesday. Biermann had 2.5 sacks last year playing in a three-man rotation at defensive end. His snaps could increase in 2012 if John Abraham doesn't re-sign. Financial terms weren't available on Biermann's new contract, but the length is three years.
Analysis: Biermann might have a shot to pick up some decent stats if Abraham doesn't stay in Atlanta and if the Falcons don't add another pass rusher. For now, figure Biermann as a candidate to claim off waivers during the season.
News: Citing a person close to the negotiations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that DE Kroy Biermann could re-sign with the Falcons. The deal is expected to be in the $10-$12 million range while the two sides are still at odds over contract length.
Analysis: Biermann simply doesn't produce enough stats to be a player in IDP formats. Leave him off rosters for now.
News: Atlanta DL Kroy Biermann registered his second sack of the season in Week 15 against Jacksonville. It was his only tackle of the game.
Analysis: Biermann has 28 tackles in 14 games. A two tackle per game average doesn't give him much Fantasy value, which is why he can be ignored in IDP formats moving forward.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann got the start in Week 5 against the Packers with John Abraham (hip) inactive. He recorded three tackles in the 25-14 loss.
Analysis: Since recording a sack and returning an interception for a touchdown in Week 1, Biermann has been very disappointing for Fantasy owners. Until he picks up the pace, continue to leave him for deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: In the Falcons Week 1 game at Chicago, DE Kroy Biermann intercepted Jay Cutler and ran it back 50 yards for a touchdown. He also had a sack and two total tackles.
Analysis: This is as good as it gets for Biermann, who simply doesn't produce enough stats to be a player in IDP formats. Grab him if you're hoping for him to keep it up, but don't count on him on a weekly basis.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann (calf) is listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Panthers. He was limited in practice all week.
Analysis: Biermann has 35 tackles and three sacks in 15 games and has really been a disappointing player in 2010 after it appeared he would be a breakout player following a strong preseason. Biermann is merely a low-end Fantasy DL when healthy.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann, who hadn't recorded a sack since Week 1, recorded two at Carolina in Week 14. He finished with three tackles, all solo.
Analysis: Like most defensive linemen, Biermann isn't a great source of tackles or interceptions, so one two-sack game isn't enough to salvage his Fantasy appeal. If he has more sacks in the week ahead, he might be worth looking into, but for now, he should remain on waivers in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann was active for Atlanta's Week 13 showdown with Tampa Bay. He's been dealing with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Biermann hasn't turned into the pass-rushing machine the Falcons were hoping. That means Fantasy owners should not have him on their radar as his value is extremely low. Consider him a low-end option in the deepest of IDP leagues.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann finished with one tackle in Week 10 against the Ravens and extended his streak of games without a sack to eight. Biermann's only sack this season came in Week 1 against the Steelers.
Analysis: All the talk of Falcons camp this preseason was the emergence of DL Kroy Biermann, who was supposed to be a pass-rushing presence opposite John Abraham. It looked as though he was going to be a breakout Fantasy star in 2010. Unfortunately, he has been more of a bust. Biermann has low-end Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann recorded his first career interception and turned it into a touchdown Week 5 at Cleveland. With the Browns looking to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, Biermann leaped to tip a Jake Delhomme pass, caught the deflection with a headfirst dive, rolled on the ground, alertly jumped to his feet and outran a few Cleveland players 41 yards for the score. The play was rough, rugged and rowdy -- like Biermann. "Kroy is from Montana," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "He has probably rode a few wild broncos and bulls and been thrown off and landed on his feet. It was just a super athletic play." Biermann also had three tackles, including one solo.
Analysis: Biermann recorded a sack in the season opener but hadn't done much since then. He clearly has some talent, but he doesn't contribute enough statistically to make much of an impact in Fantasy. He remains a low-end DL in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann had one tackle in Sunday's game at New Orleans in Week 3. He did not record a sack or turnover.
Analysis: Biermann gets the chance to play opposite John Abraham, which helps his production, but he's not someone to start in the majority of IDP leagues. Don't plan on using Biermann in most weeks, and he should not be active in Week 4 against San Francisco.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann opened the 2010 season with a sack in Week 1 against the Steelers. Biermann brought down QB Dennis Dixon late in the fourth quarter for his eighth career sack. He finished the game with two tackles.
Analysis: Biermann won the starting left defensive end job with a strong preseason, which included three sacks in preseason games. The Falcons believe he will be able to take the pressure off right end John Abraham and the duo will provide a formidable pass rush, something Atlanta lacked last season. Both players had sacks Week 1, so Atlanta might be onto something. Biermann is being pegged as a breakout star in 2010, so grab him in Fantasy IDP leagues before it is too late.
News: The Falcons listed DE Kroy Biermann a starter for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh on its unofficial depth chart released Tuesday. Biermann was listed third on the depth chart through the preseason, but outperformed all DEs in camp except for John Abraham.
Analysis: Biermann missed the last preseason game due to an undisclosed injury, but he seems to be fine heading into Week 1. He had six tackles and three sacks in the preseason and could finally be the rush end opposite Abraham the Falcons have been looking for. Consider Biermann a sleeper Fantasy option in IDP leagues to begin the season.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann (undisclosed) was held out of Thursday's preseason finale against the Jaguars. He has totaled six tackles and three sacks in the preseason.
Analysis: Biermann has been the standout in the preseason for Atlanta and could be the player the Falcons have been looking at to start opposite John Abraham. He has been a popular late-round Fantasy sleeper in IDP formats. This injury is not considered serious, so no need to worry.
News: After Falcons DE Kroy Biermann's three tackle, one sack and one forced fumble performance against Tom Brady and the Patriots in preseason action, head coach Mike Smith admitted that it will be hard to keep Biermann off the field. "No doubt about it. Kroy is making a statement with his play in these two (preseason) games," Smith said.
Analysis: It's going to be tough to keep Biermann off the field in Atlanta, and that means he'll have plenty of chances to be a contributor. That's what we're looking for in Fantasy. Think of Biermann as a No. 3 Fantasy DL worth a middle- to late-round pick.
News: Falcons DE Kroy Biermann, a third-year player who was a surprise with five sacks last season, is in position for a more prominent role in 2010 with Jamaal Anderson working at defensive tackle and end in minicamp. He could effectively start opposite veteran John Abraham as the Falcons' primary pass rushers. Biermann may be on the verge of winning a starting job, but he said he's working like a rookie in minicamp. "I still look at it the same," Biermann said. "I got the opportunity when I first came here to make the team and that's still what I'm trying to do."
Analysis: Biermann might have saved some Fantasy owners last season as he came out of nowhere to post pretty good stats for a defensive lineman. Expect more of the same -- think of him as a low-end No. 3 DL heading into the season.
News: Falcons LB Mike Peterson (13 tackles), DB Erik Coleman (nine tackles), LB Curtis Lofton (eight tackles), DL Kroy Biermann (seven tackles), DB Chris Owens (seven tackles), DL Thomas Johnson (two tackles, sack) and DL John Abraham (sack) all chipped in with nice performances in a Week 15 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Lofton is a stud LB in all IDP Fantasy formats, while Peterson, Abraham and Coleman are worth using in deeper leagues. Biermann has some minimal value, while Johnson and Owens can continue to be ignored in all formats heading into Week 16 vs. Buffalo.
News: The Falcons had several defenders play well Sunday against the Eagles. LB Curtis Lofton had six tackles. LB Mike Peterson had four tackles. DL Kroy Biermann had three tackles and a sack. DB Erik Coleman had two tackles.
Analysis: The Falcons have several players who continue to play well in IDP leagues. Plan on using your regular options in Week 14 against the Saints.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann recovered a fumble in the first quarter Week 8 at New Orleans and took it 4 yards for a touchdown. He also had two tackles, including one solo.
Analysis: Biermann gets more sacks than most defensive tackles, but he still doesn't get enough to compete with the top defensive ends in the league. He's just a low-end option in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann recorded his third sack in four games Week 5 at San Francisco, finishing with two tackles, including one solo. He also recovered a fumble.
Analysis: Biermann is beginning to make an impact for the Falcons, but he's still too inconsistent to trust in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Falcons DL Kroy Biermann made two sacks in a Week 1 win over Miami. He also forced a fumble.
Analysis: Biermann is usually a backup DL for the Falcons, but made the most of some extra work on Sunday. Still, he remains a non-factor in Fantasy play heading into Week 2 vs. Carolina.
News: Falcons CB Chris Houston (hamstring), DE Kroy Biermann (foot) and Lions LB Cody Spencer (knee) were injured during Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.
Analysis: None of these players are relevant enough to be worth owning in Fantasy in any format.
News: Falcons rookie DL Kroy Biermann recorded the first sack of his career Week 13 at San Diego. He finished with three solo tackles.
Analysis: Biermann obviously doesn't make much of a statistical contribution on a week-to-week basis. Leave him on waivers in Fantasy IDP leagues.