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Leonard Hankerson injury: Receiver, three other Falcons still limited in practice Thursday

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Hank Time still seems like he's on track to play, but we won't know for certain until Friday at the earliest. The Falcoholic's official guess is that he plays.

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The Falcons should be healthier coming out of their bye week, and they have a long list of players working their way back from injuries. The headliner for a lot of reasons is Leonard Hankerson, who exited the Titans game and hasn't been in a game since.

My guess is that Hankerson is going to play, because Matt Ryan and Kyle Shanahan value him and he's had several weeks to come back. He just may not be at 100%, so if you're reading this because you want to start him in fantasy, tread lightly.

Justin Durant has been banged up throughout the year, and if there's any question of his status, my guess is that the Falcons will hold him out and Philip Wheeler will wind up getting the start. Ditto with William Moore, who should be on track to return but will cede to Kemal Ishmael if he's not 100%.

Finally, we have Robert Alford. The team could sorely use its second-best cornerback this week against a loaded Colts receiving corps, and so we'll be watching his status eagerly.

The only one who seems like a lock not to play is backup safety Robenson Therezie, who was with the trainers today. Charles Godfrey, a steady enough veteran and human transaction wire yo-yo, will be behind Moore and Ricardo Allen in Therezie's absence.