The Falcons have lost the most games since they signed Smiths to an extension in 2016.
They’re still one of the best teams in football and they have a lot of young players to develop.
They’ll also be without their best defensive player, but they’ve got some talent up front as well.
Let’s take a look at the Falcons’ roster.
Michael Floyd, WR, Falcons (2) The Falcons had their biggest win of the season in Sunday’s win over the Colts.
They got the ball to Floyd for the first time since Week 1.
The Falcons also signed WR Michael Floyd to an 11-year, $175 million extension.
Floyd has a nice touchdown-to-interception ratio, which helps keep defenses honest.
He was on the field for a touchdown and interception in the Falcons game against the Steelers, and he caught six passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.
He will be an important part of the Falcons offense in the future.
Justin Hardy, WR/KR, Falcons ($4.75 million cap hit) Hardy has started every game this season, but he was injured on the opening day.
The two-time Pro Bowler has played in 10 games this season and he’s had a great year for the Falcons.
He leads the team with six touchdowns and has been a key part of Atlanta’s defense.
Hardy has a knack for finding the end zone on third downs, and the Falcons are currently ranked 11th in the NFL in third-down conversions.
Jake Matthews, WR and WR2, Falcons(2) Matthews will miss this season because of a concussion, but this will be the first full season in which he’s not active.
Matthews is one of Atlanta and the NFL’s best receivers.
He’s had four career 100-yard receiving games and has eight receiving touchdowns.
Josh Doctson, WR3, Falcons($1.8 million cap charge) Doctson had his best game of the year against the Bills, catching seven passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns.
He had five catches for 73 yards against the Colts in Week 1 and he had another touchdown catch against the Chiefs in Week 2.
Doctson is a matchup nightmare in the red zone.
He caught seven passes on the season for 97 yards and another score.
Austin Hooper, TE1, Falcons and TE2, Colts ($2.25 million cap figure) Hooper is on a one-year deal, but his performance against the Bengals in Week 9 was impressive.
He played in all 16 games for the Colts and was a key contributor on special teams.
He totaled two tackles for loss and a sack and he also had three tackles for a loss.
Hooper has a chance to be a star on special team.
Jacob Tamme, TE3, Colts and TE4, Falcons-$1.25 mil cap figure The Falcons will likely be without a starting tight end in 2017.
Tamme has been on the team for the last two years, but the Falcons have been without him this season.
Tamms’ season has been limited to four games due to a knee injury, but it will be interesting to see how he responds to a full season.
Austin Pasztor, TE4 and TE5, Falcons.$1.75 mil cap charge Pasztors production was limited to one game, but you can see why the Falcons love him.
He has caught 22 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns this season with one touchdown on the ground.
Paszter had an impressive game against Jacksonville in Week 11.
He gained four yards on the first play and he was a crucial part of a successful game plan that allowed Atlanta to win that game.
Alex Mack, RB1, Raiders ($3.75 per carry) Mack has started all but one game this year.
The Raiders have been one of many teams that have used Mack as a runner, and it was the case in Sunday night’s win against the Falcons when he carried 13 times for 106 yards and the game-winning score.
Mack has been productive all year, but that production could be short-lived if the Raiders move him into the backfield.
Michael Turner, TE2 and TE3 and TE6, Falcons$3.5 million cap number Turner has been the most consistent tight end this year, catching 14 passes for 182 yards and four touchdowns.
Turner has struggled in the past two years due to injuries and a knee issue, but Turner should get a big boost this season when he enters the season as the starting tight End.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, WR1, Buccaneers and WR3 and WR4, Bucs-$3.25 per carry This is a big one for Seferians.
He missed two games due a concussion.
Seferias most productive games have come when he’s in the lineup.
He led the Bucs in targets in both of his starts