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Frank Darby

#5 WR,

Free Agent

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RANK: 212





25 yrs


6'1'' / 200 lbs


Arizona State

3yr Ave102251th4114014.00

Back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-13

Darby reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Monday.

Darby was added to the active roster ahead of Sunday's 25-23 loss to the Cardinals, failing to record a stat while playing 12 snaps on special teams. With Mack Hollins (ankle) uncertain heading into the team's bye week, it's possible Darby could be appear another game in Week 12.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
3 @SEA Outdoor 72° 0.0 116th
11 CHI Dome 41° 0.0 99th 0.00-2.549.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%
16 @BAL Outdoor 17° 0.0 111th 0.006.535.500000.0000%0000%20%0%80%
17 ARZ Dome 66° 0.0 107th 0.00-6.540.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%
18 TB Dome 57° 2.5 90th 2.50-6.040.51115015.01410%1004%7%0%93%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 1 00.00.00252th0.
Home Retractable Dome 6 00.12.5065th0.
Away Outdoor 6 00.00.00294th0.
Away Dome 1 00.00.00194th0.
Away Retractable Dome 1 02.40.80102nd3.01.0140.

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2021 24 ATL 10 0 2 214th4114014.031150%1001%10%0%90%
2022 25 ATL 5 0 3 212th1115015.01410%1000%7%0%87%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Elevated from practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-11

Darby was lifted from the practice squad to the active roster by the Falcons on Saturday, Scott Bair of the team's official site reports.

The depth wide receiver seems to be replacing Mack Hollins, who is out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals with an ankle injury, per Bair. The 2021 sixth-round pick has yet to appear in a game this season. Darby recorded two catches for 29 yards and no touchdowns over his first two NFL seasons.

Joins Falcons' practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-03

Atlanta signed Darby to its practice squad Tuesday, Terrin Waack of the Falcons' official site reports.

The Falcons parted ways with Darby prior to Week 1, but he's been reunited with the team ahead of Week 5. Atlanta is paper-thin at wide receiver behind Drake London, so it wouldn't be a big surprise to see Darby elevated some time soon.

Reaches injury settlement

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-21

Darby (undisclosed) has been waived by the Falcons with an injury settlment, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Darby's injury settlement could be a sign that he is near recovered from a soft-tissue injury sustained in Atlanta's preseason opener. Now instead of being sidelined for the entire season, he will be free to look for a new opportunity.

Shifts to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-15

Darby (undisclosed) has reverted to the Falcons' injured reserve, per the NFL's transaction log.

Via Terrin Waack of the team's official website, Darby was only expected to be sidelined for a week or so after suffering a soft-tissue injury in Friday's 19-3 preseason opening win over the Dolphins. Thus, it would likely be advantageous for both he and the Falcons to reach an injury settlement once his health returns to par. If that does not occur, the pass catcher will be forced to miss the entire 2023 campaign.

Waived/injured by Falcons

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-14

Darby (undisclosed) has been waived/injured by Atlanta, Michael Rothstein of reports.

If Darby ultimately goes unclaimed off waivers he will then revert to the Falcons' injured reserve. According to Terrin Waack of the Falcons' official website, he is only expected to be sidelined for about a week due to a soft-tissue injury. So, once his health is back up to par, he could still potentially play this season if both he and the team can come to terms on an injury settlement.

Dealing with soft-tissue injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-14

Coach Arthur Smith said Monday that Darby (undisclosed) will be out "maybe a week or so" due to a soft-tissue injury, Terrin Waack of the Falcons' official site reports.

Darby appears to have picked up the injury during last week's 19-3 preseason win over the Dolphins, which was Atlanta's first taste of live hits. It doesn't appear that the depth wideout's undisclosed issue is anything too serious, though it could impact his availability for Friday's preseason contest against the Bengals. Darby suited up for just five games last season.

Limited to five games in Year 2

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

Darby caught his lone target for 15 yards across five appearances during the 2022 campaign.

Darby, a 2021 sixth-round pick, joined the Falcons' practice squad after failing to make the initial 53-man roster, but he earned a spot on the active roster by the end of November. He appeared in four of the team's final seven games -- drawing DNP-CDs three times -- and secured his lone catch of the campaign in Week 18 when he played a season-high 27 offensive snaps against Tampa Bay. Darby will be a free agent this offseason, and given the drop in playing time from his rookie campaign, it seems unlikely that either party has any interest in a reunion.

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