The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 12 matchup between the Falcons and Saints.

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New OrleansRank@AtlantaRank
-1.0 Spread1.0
21.75 Implied Total20.75
21.418Points/Gm18.924
19.88Points All./Gm21.718
68.32Plays/Gm66.36
61.98Opp. Plays/Gm62.09
4.922Off. Yards/Play5.120
5.111Def. Yards/Play5.08
40.56%23Rush%46.91%6
59.44%10Pass%53.09%27
42.65%17Opp. Rush %44.52%21
57.35%16Opp. Pass %55.48%12

  • Atlanta is 2-8 against the point spread this season, tied with New England for the worst mark in the league.
  • New Orleans is 2-7-1 against the points spread this season, tied for 29th in the league.
  • The Saints have had 18 drives start on the opponent’s side of the field, tied for the most in the league.
  • New Orleans is averaging 2.56 points per drive on those possessions.
  • The Saints are averaging 1.54 points per drive on possessions that start on their side of the field, 24th in the league.
  • 45.4% of the drives against New Orleans have gone three and out, the second-highest rate in the league.
  • The Saints have one run of 20 or more yards on the season, tied with Tampa Bay for the fewest in the league.

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Quarterback

Desmond Ridder: The Falcons are going back to Ridder as their starter out of the bye.

Over his first eight starts this season, Ridder posted three QB1 scoring weeks, two of which came attached to a rushing touchdown.

As a passer, Ridder is 27th in passing points per attempt (0.332).

New Orleans will be without Marshon Lattimore this week to keep the door open for more output, but Ridder is stuck as a QB2 against a New Orleans defense allowing 11.6 passing points per game (eighth).

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