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WR Roddy White - Atlanta Falcons

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

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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): White is clearly not 100%, but he is able to create enough separation to still be a reliable target for Matt Ryan, and in PPR leagues, he's a very solid start at New Orleans in Week 16.

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.

General News (Tue Dec 16): posted his 62nd career touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, setting the franchise record for most touchdowns.

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

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
12 vs CLE 0 0 0 10 9 96 0 0
14 at GB 0 0 0 5 3 42 1 0
15 vs PIT 0 0 0 10 7 58 1 0
16 at NO PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 6 * * *
16 at NO PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
16 at NO PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 14 vs GB (5 / 3 / 42 / 1 rec)

The veteran was noticeably gimpy by the end of this game and it was the type of effort where only a touchdown truly salvaged his output in the box score. White made a diving catch across the middle in tight coverage on third down to get into Packers' territory to begin the game and this was his only catch until the fourth quarter. Ryan targeted White on a looping pass up the right sideline on a third down, organized pick play in the early second quarter, but Levine Toilolo didn't sell the pick enough and the officials called the foul. The pass was also under thrown and nearly intercepted. White scored on a crossing route for his second catch of the night in the mid fourth quarter, a one-yard reception, with Ryan fading away from pressure. Later, White gained close to 20 yards on a slant with less than five minutes in the game.

2014 Week 15 vs PIT (10 / 7 / 58 / 1 rec)

Atlanta's first drive stalled when Ryan was forced to the left and threw the ball across the field on the run and well behind Roddy White inside the Steelers' 25, which forced a punt on this third and eight. White earned four on a hook route from the right flat while Ryan was under pressure. White took a hard hit in the back on the play, but appeared ok. Ryan later found White on a deep dig route under William Gay to reach midfield with 8:00 in the half for nearly 20 yards. White later caught a short out for six yards in the middle third quarter and a short cross for a first down versus interior pressure from a blitz to get inside the 11 of Pittsburgh on third down. He scored on a slant in the back of the end zone in the second half and looked a lot more comfortable with his dinged ankle than the week prior. Expect White to get down field more often next week.

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Latest News

Falcons | Roddy White probable for Week 16 (Fri Dec 19, 04:12 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.

Our View: The Roddy rule is satisfied for this week as White has practiced in full this week. He could lead the Falcons passing game with Julio Jones' status in doubt Sunday.
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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.
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Falcons | Roddy White on the field (Thu Dec 18, 12:07 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) is participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Our View: White isn't what he used to be but should be a low-end WR2 or a very nice WR3. He's got some upside if Julio Jones doesn't play.
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Falcons | Roddy White does not practice (Wed Dec 17, 04:24 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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Falcons | Roddy White tops franchise TD chart (Sun Dec 14, 05:08 PM) - Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White posted his 62nd career touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, setting the franchise record for most touchdowns.

Our View: White isn't a downfield threat since he's been hurt this year, but with Julio Jones out he still had a solid game for the Falcons and his fantasy owners. Next week at New Orleans is another chance for White for put up a decent stat line.
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Schedule

16@ New Orleans Saints
17vs Carolina Panthers