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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 6-6-0
2-1-0 5-7-0
1-2-0 5-7-0
0-3-0 1-11-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 92 5 1 3 0.0

Top Jessie Bates III News

  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Another interception

    Bates recorded seven tackles (five solo) and one interception during Sunday's 13-8 win over the Jets.

    Bates has recorded interceptions in back-to-back games, but unlike last week, he didn't return this one for a touchdown. However, he did tie Bud Dupree with a team-high seven tackles, giving him a strong fantasy floor. Bates was Atlanta's top free-agent signing this offseason, and he's been as advertised, notching four double-digit tackle outings and five interceptions through his first 12 appearances.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Snatches pick-six in win

    Bates recorded 12 tackles (seven solo), a pass deflection, a forced fumble and a pick-six during Atlanta's 24-15 win over the Saints on Sunday.

    Bates intercepted Derek Carr in the first quarter and ran it back 92 yards for his first touchdown since his rookie season. The 2018 second-round pick also led the team in tackles once again and has now compiled 85 stops (55 solo) to go along with four interceptions in 11 games this season.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Season-high 13 stops in loss

    Bates recorded 13 tackles (11 solo) during Sunday's 25-23 loss to Arizona.

    Bates' production quieted down after a hot start this year, but he submitted a season-high performance Sunday and is on pace for a career year during his first season in Atlanta. Through 10 games, he's recorded 73 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles while playing nearly every single defensive snap.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Forces fumble in loss

    Bates recorded eight tackles (five solo) and one forced fumble during Sunday's 23-7 loss to Jacksonville.

    The 2018 second-round pick has been outstanding through his first four games with the Falcons, totaling 32 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. Bates' production dipped during his final two campaigns in Cincinnati, but he's quickly reasserted himself as one of the top IDP options in 2023.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Picks off another pass

    Bates recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and an interception during Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Lions.

    Bates finished with a team-high 11 stops, marking his second double-digit tackle effort of the season. He also picked off an overthrown pass by Jared Goff at the end of the third quarter, giving him three interceptions through his first three games in Atlanta. Bates hasn't wasted any time asserting himself as an alpha with the Falcons, and he figures to be a top-tier IDP option moving forward.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Forces three turnovers in opener

    Bates recorded 10 tackles (five solo), two interceptions, two pass defenses and one forced fumble during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.

    After being a key cog of Cincinnati's defense the last five years, Bates opted for a payday this offseason and signed a four-deal with the Falcons, bolstering what was a bad secondary in 2022. The 2018 second-round pick wasted no time introducing himself to fans, forcing three turnovers while tying Troy Andersen with a team-high 10 tackles during an elite Week 1 performance. Bates' first interception led to the first touchdown of the game, his second led to a game-tying field goal in the third quarter and his forced fumble led to a go-ahead score in the fourth. Bates certainly won't provide production like this on a weekly basis, but he's still one of the top IDP options moving forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
Age: 26
School: Wake Forest
Experience: 6