NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 132 6 1 3 0.0

Top Jessie Bates III News

  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Stars in first season with Atlanta

    Bates finished 2023 with 132 tackles (89 solo), 11 pass defenses, six interceptions, three forced fumbles and one defensive touchdown in 17 appearances.

    Bates joined the Falcons on a four-year deal last offseason after five campaigns in Cincinnati and immediately provided a spark to Atlanta's defense. He set career highs in tackles, interceptions and forced fumbles while notching his first defensive touchdown since his rookie campaign. Bates is a bonafide star in reality and fantasy, and should be utilized as a defensive playmaker again in 2024, regardless of who's hired as the new head coach.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Leading tackler in loss

    Bates finished Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Bears with 11 tackles (nine solo).

    Bates reached double-digit tackles for the sixth time this season and has played 100 percent of the defensive snaps in 15 of his 17 games this season. He has a career-high 128 tackles this season -- second most among safeties -- and his six interceptions are third in the NFL behind DaRon Bland and Geno Stone.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Snags sixth pick

    Bates registered six tackles (four solo), two pass deflections and an interception during the Falcons' 29-10 victory versus the Colts on Sunday.

    Bates was dominant once again while recording his sixth interception of the season. The 2018 second-round pick is having a career year, already setting new personal bests in both tackles and sacks across 15 games.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Records 10 tackles in loss

    Bates recorded 10 tackles (six solo). in Sunday's 9-7 loss to the Panthers.

    Bates was once again a very busy man in Week 15, reaching double-digit takedowns for the fifth time this season. The safety has now compiled 111 tackles (tied for career high) while intercepting five passes, deflecting nine others and forcing three fumbles over 14 contests so far in his first season with Atlanta.

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  • Falcons' Jessie Bates: Productive in loss

    Bates registered nine tackles (seven solo) and a pass deflection during Atlanta's 29-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

    Bates was productive once again for Atlanta, logging the second-most tackles on the team. Through 13 games this season, the 2018 second-round pick has compiled 101 tackles (67 solo) and a career-high five interceptions.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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