Jason Snelling: Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Update

Posted: 22nd October 2009 by kevin roberts in NFL
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Look out Jerious Norwood, but you might have just lost your job. For a few weeks, at least. Norwood, the Falcons' regular third down back, will miss this week's contest for sure, and possibly be out longer with a hip injury. Don't believe it? Ask Norwood yourself . Norwood's exit, for however long it may be, instantly gives Jason Snelling some decent fantasy value, as he takes over as Michael Turner's main backup, and will assume third down duties. Snelling only has 12 carries for 54 yards and 10 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, but his solid yards per touch (6.5) leaves room for plenty of optimism if he gets even close to the amount of touches Norwood is accustomed to. Plain and simple: Norwood was averaging roughly seven touches per game in the four games he's played in this season. ...

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