WR Harry Douglas - Atlanta Falcons
|5-11, 176||Born: 9-16-1985||College: Louisville||Drafted: Round 3|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Even if Julio Jones is back for the Week 16 tilt at New Orleans, Douglas is earning a ton of trust and production with his play. He's at least on the WR3/Flex radar because of the matchup, and WR2 status is his if Jones is out again.
General News (Fri Dec 19): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 17): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 16: at New Orleans Saints
Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Matt Ryan tossed 31/43 for 448 yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions thrown (one sack taken for -8 yards) the last time he saw New Orleans way back in Week 1. Julio Jones was his main target (nine targets for 7/116/0 receiving), while Roddy White (six for 5/72/1), Antone Smith (one for 1/54/1) and Levine Toilolo (six for 3/19/1) handled the TDs for Ryan that game. Since then, the Falcons and Saints have raced each other for the NFC South title - last week, Ryan was forced to do without Jones (posting 26/37 for 310 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions, with zero sacks) during a narrow 20-27 loss to Pittsburgh. Harry Douglas (14 targets for 10/131/0 receiving) and Roddy White (10 for 7/58/1) were the most-targeted receivers on the squad in Jones' absence, while Devin Hester (six for 5/85/1) also made his presence felt as a receiver while Jones stood on the sidelines. As of Monday, head coach Mike Smith was optimistic that Jones will play in this divisional showdown, but it remains to be seen how much Jones will practice - fantasy owners should stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News for the latest on how involved Jones is in practices this week. The Saints' pass D is now tied for 26th in the NFL averaging 257.1 net passing yards allowed per game, with 24 pass scores given out vs. 11 interceptions (tied for 19th in the NFL) and 31 sacks generated to date (tied-22nd). Jay Cutler and company limped to 17/31 for 153 net yards, two TDs and three interceptions thrown (with seven sacks taken for -41 yards) on Monday Night Football against New Orleans, while Cam Newton wasn't sacked once two weeks ago (with 21/33 for 226 net yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions thrown). This pass D is usually very giving, as you can see. This looks like it will be a high-scoring shootout - advantage, Atlanta, even if Jones is sidelined again.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 13 vs ARI (12 / 9 / 116 / 0 rec)
With Roddy White missing the week with an ankle injury, Douglas earned enough targets on crossing routes and passes to the flat off play action to produce a 100-yard effort. Atlanta did a good job of clogging the middle with multiple crossing routes at a variety of levels to put the defense in a bind and Matt Ryan found the receiver who had the best chance to run free, which was often Douglas. At the same time, Douglas also had a 19-yard gain on a deep dig route during the second half to get Atlanta into scoring position. It was a workmanlike performance for Douglas, a polished receiver who lacks consistent big-play ability, but offers reliable hands and the quickness to get early separation to generate yards.
2014 Week 14 vs GB (3 / 2 / 11 / 1 rec)
Atlanta did a good job avoiding its occasional over-use of the wide receiver screen. The only call of its kind came in the third quarter to Douglas for a gain of 10 yards, and the veteran was on the receiving end of a facemask that tacked 15 more yards to the play. Douglas caught a two-yard score with 2:11 left to cut the lead to six on a corner route against Casey Hayward. Both were impact plays, but they were also on the only targets he earned as a cameo to the Julio Jones show. f
2014 Week 15 vs PIT (14 / 10 / 131 / 0 rec)
Douglas earned nine yards on a first down crossing route after converting a third down to begin the game. William Gay picked off Ryan on the first play of the second quarter when Ryan targeted Douglas on an intermediate crossing route that was undercut by the corner. Gay made a fine runback up the left flat for the score. This was the difference in the game, but Douglas had a great afternoon in the box score. Ryan later found Douglas in the left flat for eight and Douglas earned two more for the first down on the next series from an empty set. Douglas was aligned to the left a lot during the first half and the short passing game on the perimeter against a banged up Steeler secondary did wonders. The worst plays Douglas had were a pair of offensive interference calls in the second and third quarters--one in the red zone. Overall, Douglas was in tune with Ryan and productive on short routes and after the catch on screen passes.
Latest NewsFalcons | Harry Douglas listed as probable (Fri Dec 19, 04:12 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16. Our View: Douglas will be in line for another nice PPR line if Julio Jones can't go on Sunday against the Saints.
link to story Falcons | Roddy White, Harry Douglas limited (Thu Dec 18, 04:27 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WRs Roddy White (knee) and Harry Douglas (foot) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, after both sat out Wednesday, Dec. 17. Our View: White and Douglas both look like solid starts this week, especially with Julio Jones probably out. We like White as a WR2 with upside and Douglas is a fantastic WR3 with upside if Jones is not playing.
link to story Falcons | Harry Douglas sits (Wed Dec 17, 04:04 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. link to story Falcons | Harry Douglas should play (Fri Dec 12, 03:23 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15. Our View: Douglas is worth carrying if you own Julio Jones and need an injury hedge in case Jones is inactive. Douglas had a 9-116 game in place of Roddy White two weeks ago.
link to story Falcons | Thursday practice report for Week 15 (Thu Dec 11, 03:13 PM) - Atlanta Falcons CB Robert Alford (wrist), DE Stansly Maponga (elbow) and William Moore (foot) all did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. OG Jon Asamoah (back), OG Justin Blalock (back), WR Harry Douglas (foot) and DT Paul Soliai (shoulder) all were limited in practice. link to story More News
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