Roddy White Fantasy News

Falcons WR Justin Hardy 'made a good first impression'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 11:22pm

Atlanta Falcons - [Full Article]

Third-round draft pick Justin Hardy has made a good first impression on some of his fellow skill position players. On Tuesday, Matt Ryan praised the WR for his consistent improvements; today, Julio Jones commended Hardy for the way he’s responded to challenges thrown his way.

Fantasy Impact:

Hardy is competing with Devin Hester and Leonard Hankerson for snaps behind Julio Jones and Roddy White. He has a chance to be the third receiver for the Falcons, which doesn’t hold much fantasy value without an injury to a player higher on the depth chart.

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Roddy White: 'We're not going to be passing 35-40 times a game'

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 1:01pm

PFT - [Full Article]

According to wide receiver Roddy White, the offense won’t be as reliant as throwing the ball as they were last season. The Falcons were third in the league with 39.5 attempts per game last season and White expects that number to drop significantly in 2015.

“We’re not going to be passing 35-40 times a game,” White said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

That may well be the plan, but the Falcons are going to have to be a lot more effective running the ball than they were last year if they are going to cut down on the size of the roles that White, Julio Jones and Matt Ryan play in the offense.

Fantasy Impact:

Color us doubtful. In seven seasons as an offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan's offenses have thrown the ball on average 34.8 times per game, and he's never at a quarterback of the caliber of Matt Ryan. We currently project the Falcons for 37.3 passing attempts per game.

Falcons cut WR Harry Douglas

Friday, February 27, 2015, 10:33am

Rand Getlin, Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Harry Douglas has been released by the Falcons, per a league source.

Fantasy Impact:

Even though he missed four games with a foot injury, Douglas was set to make $3.5 million in the final season of his contract and offered a relatively cheap insurance policy for Roddy White. It's possible that the Falcons plan to upgrade the position to prepare for White's retirement. This year's crop of free agent receivers is deep and talented.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Douglas should play, but doesn’t have much fantasy appeal with both Julio Jones and Roddy White expected to play.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. White will play against Carolina. In his last four games against the Panthers, he has averaged 8.3 catches for 113 yards and 1.25 TD.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 16. Jones is likely a game-time decision on Sunday, per HC Mike Smith. If he plays, expect him to be ranked as a WR2, depending on the pregame reports from the Atlanta/New Orleans beat writers. If he’s out, Harry Douglas and Roddy White would both be top 25 plays against a shaky New Orleans secondary. The Falcons play early on Sunday.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 16. The knee is a new injury for White who played all but a few of the snaps in Week 15. He will be fine to play on Sunday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. The knee is a new injury for White who played all but a few of the snaps in Week 15. He should be fine to play on Sunday, though we’ll keep an eye on his practice participation this week.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) did not practice Wednesday. The knee is a new injury for White who played all but a few of the snaps in Week 15. He should be fine to play on Sunday, though we’ll keep an eye on his practice participation this week.

Falcons think Julio Jones will play Week 16

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 10:00am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

On Monday, coach Mike Smith said Falcons WR Julio Jones was “darn close” to playing against Pittsburgh and that he thinks Jones will be ready to go against New Orleans.

“Julio is about where he was yesterday. Our anticipation is we’ll have him ready to go this week,” Smith said, via the team’s website. “It’s going to be important for him to continue to improve. He improved from last week to this week, and we need to get him back out there. I know it’ll be every day, what’s going on with Julio. I think what we need to do, is we need to realize it’s something that’s going to be later on during the week, so maybe we can look at other things and talk about other before we talk about number 11.”

Fantasy Impact:

PFT went on to say Smith was full of optimism for Jones last week and Roddy White the previous week before both players wound up on the sideline come kickoff. That doesn’t mean he’s off on this call, but there’s probably not much reason to jump to the conclusion that Jones is playing until he’s able to at least get back on the practice field.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. White should be fine to face the Steelers, but he will be the focus of the defense if Julio Jones can’t play.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. White should be fine to face the Steelers, but he may be the focus of the defense if Julio Jones can’t play.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. White should be fine to face the Steelers, but he may be the focus of the defense if Julio Jones can’t play.

Roddy White ACTIVE for Monday night

Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:20pm

Falcons Inactives
Robert Alford CB
James Anderson LB
Charles Godfrey FS
Stansly Maponga DE
Sean Renfree QB
Jonathan Scott T
Tyler Starr OLB

Fantasy Impact:

Roddy White (ankle) is active. The Falcons will likely fall behind in this one, but the Packers feature a good secondary playing at home, and there is also snow to deal with. Harry Douglas (foot) is also active and could see more time. White certainly comes with some risks, but if you waited on him, start him as somewhat risky WR2 option. Reports indicate he looked pretty good in warmups.

MNF Injury Report Week 14 - Roddy White QUESTIONABLE

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4:12pm

Falcons
OUT
CB Robert Alford (wrist)

QUESTIONABLE
DE Stansly Maponga (elbow), WR Roddy White (ankle)

PROBABLE
G Justin Blalock (back), WR Harry Douglas (foot)

Packers
(Green Bay did not practice on Saturday. The Saturday practice report is an estimation.)

OUT
LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle), DE Luther Robinson (calf)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Sam Shields (concussion)

PROBABLE
DE Josh Boyd (knee), DT Mike Daniels (back), G T.J. Lang (ankle), LB Nick Perry (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (toe), G Lane Taylor (illness)

Fantasy Impact:

We reported earlier Saturday that White said he would play, but the Falcons were also optimistic last week about White and he ended up inactive. Harry Douglas, listed as probable, would be a decent handcuff option for White owners.

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