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WR Roddy White - Atlanta Falcons

6-1, 201Born: 11-2-1981College: UABDrafted: Round 1, pick 27

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): The stat line wasn't huge against the Lions, but White looked more like his old self than he has at any point this season. A week of rest for the bye will only help this veteran get back to helping fantasy teams as an upside WR3/Flex play starting in Week 10.

Week 9: bye week

Recent Stats and Projections

5 at NYG 0 0 0 4 2 26 0 0
6 vs CHI 0 0 0 6 3 40 0 0
7 at BAL 0 0 0 15 9 100 1 0
8 vs DET 0 0 0 6 5 66 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)

The veteran receiver isn't earning the same types of targets he used to see in 2012. The skinny post off play action is fast growing into the target of choice to Julio Jones and White isn't seeing targets on deep outs and comebackers this season. One reason is the Atlanta offensive line that simply cannot supply the amount of time needed for Ryan to make these throws. White did get a first down on a curl on 3rd and 2 in the third series and he late had a 24-yard gain on a quick slant in the middle of the fourth quarter. However, White's overall performance was not productive. He dropped a pass that would have gone for a gain of 20-25 yards because of a helmet-to-helmet hit by defensive back Ryan Mundy that the officials decided not to assess as a penalty. White also nullified a strong gain from Julio Jones on a reverse due to a holding penalty. The only other notable play was a seven-yard gain on a play-action drag route during the third quarter.

2014 Week 7 vs BAL (15 / 9 / 100 / 1 rec)

White had a solid day in garbage time despite a rough start in the first quarter. He dropped a quick hitch thrown a little low on the opening play of the game. Ryan later rushed an out route low and away on 3rd and 3 and White had to make a diving attempt at the sideline and could not come up with the ball. Ryan completed his first pass to White on a 2nd and 2 in the fourth series for a first down on a short out. White later earned a catch for six yards up the seam on a quick throw on 3rd and 2 in the fifth series. In the third quarter, Ryan delivered a pass that was longer than 10 yards from the line of scrimmage when he hit White on an intermediate cross in the third quarter for 23 yards. Then Atlanta used White and Jones on a scissors release (crisscrossing off the line) and White caught the skinny post to convert a third down where Ryan placed the ball over the cornerback. However, the offensive line continued to be an issue and forced Ryan to throw the ball off-target. He placed the ball behind White on an intermediate cross that was nearly intercepted. White built on his numbers in garbage time when the Baltimore defense stopped sitting on routes. White's touchdown was a back shoulder fade in the right corner of the end zone where he out-muscled the defensive back for the score. As long as Atlanta's offensive line remains porous, the Atlanta passing game's down field opportunities will remain limited.

2014 Week 8 vs DET (6 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec)

On the opening drive, the veteran converted a deep dig on 3rd and 8 in a wide open zone for the first down and then earned a first down on an out to the right flat on a 2nd and 1. He was targeted on a play in the end zone but could not come down with it in tight coverage in bounds. As the Falcons' offensive line deteriorated in the second half, White earned fewer opportunities. He earned a first down on a stop route in the third quarter, but Detroit stripped the ball as he fought for additional yardage. Fortunately White recovered his own fumble in the ensuing scrum. In the fourth quarter, White got the ball on a skinny post in the slot, but took a hard hit below the knee during the catch and was slow to get up before walking gingerly to the sideline. Keep an eye on White's health this week as a precautionary measure. His 66 yards on 5 catches is about what you can expect from him when healthy for the rest of the year, because Atlanta's offense doesn't afford Matt Ryan time to throw deep.


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9--- BYE WEEK ---
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11@ Carolina Panthers
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13vs Arizona Cardinals
14@ Green Bay Packers
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16@ New Orleans Saints
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