Falcons Fantasy News

Roddy White confident he'll play Monday night

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:24pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White, who missed last week's game with a left ankle sprain, participated in practice Friday and expressed confidence about playing Monday night versus the Packers.

White is listed as questionable going into the game. Saturday was the first day this week he was on the field with a helmet doing some work.

"It felt pretty good out there, man," White said. "Just out there relaxing; catching some balls, working on timing and stuff like that. It was good man. I needed to get out there and go out there with Matt (Ryan) and work on timing for a little while. That's what we did."

Fantasy Impact:

Keep in mind, the Falcons were confident about White playing last week against the Cardinals, but he was inactive. His questionable status makes one wonder if it could again be a game-time decision. We always say it's tough to trust a player's opinion of his injury status.

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Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Douglas could be the team’s WR2 depending on Roddy White’s status. He caught nine passes for 116 yards in that role last week.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) missed practice again Friday. White “ran extensively” on the side of practice, but did not technically practice. We should know more on Saturday. Smith said on Friday that he expects White to play in Week 14. For what it’s worth, HC Mike Smith was “confident” that White would play last week, but he didn’t. If he’s out, Harry Douglas would be a Sneaky Start.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) missed practice Thursday. Douglas could play a big role against the Packers if Roddy White can’t play.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) missed practice Thursday. The Falcons don’t play until Monday night, so White has an extra day to heal. Hopefully we have a good idea of his status by Saturday (or Sunday morning). Harry Douglas is a good Plan B, but he’s still dealing with a foot injury.

Roddy White (ankle) expected back Week 14

Monday, December 1, 2014, 2:59pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

As they continue their unlikely push toward a playoff spot, the Falcons’ receiving corps appears to be whole again.

Coach Mike Smith told reporters that he anticipates veteran wideout Roddy White to return for next Monday’s game against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact:

White was inactive for their win against the Cardinals, though they had expressed the requisite optimism last week as well, the story pointed out. Julio Jones had a monster game with White out and would again likely see a lot of targets. But White has been pretty good over his last five games played, which includes three TD catches and no less than 66 yards and five catches in that span.

Jamaal Charles has bruised knee

Monday, December 1, 2014, 2:11pm

Adam Teicher on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he thinks RB Jamaal Charles will be available for Arizona game Week 14. Had some swelling in knee. Played through it Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact:

This may be a sign from the fantasy gods that it's time to secure Knile Davis if you're a Charles owner and you haven't already. It's a tough matchup Week 14 for Charles against the Cardinals, but the ageless Steven Jackson seemed to do just fine in Week 13. Charles has favorable matchups Weeks 15 (Oakland) and Week 16 (Pittsburgh). If Charles wouldn't go, we know that Davis would get a bulk of the work and would be a very good fantasy option.

Larry Fitzgerald inactive for Cardinals

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:45pm

Cardinals Inactives
Desmond Bishop LB
Michael Bush RB
Kenny Demens ILB
Larry Fitzgerald WR
Matthew Mulligan TE
Ed Stinson DE
Alameda Ta'amu NT

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzgerald’s absence is a boost for John Brown and Michael Floyd, who should both see plenty of targets in a very good matchup against the Falcons. HC Bruce Arians said last week that he should have done a better job dialing up plays for Floyd, who only saw two targets against the Seahawks. Brown has played well with Drew Stanton under center.

Roddy White inactive for Falcons

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:43pm

Falcons Inactives
Robert Alford CB
James Anderson LB
Sean Renfree QB
Jonathan Scott T
Paul Soliai DT
Tyler Starr OLB

Fantasy Impact:

With Roddy White out, Harry Douglas becomes a viable dart throw at receiver in a not-so-good matchup against the Cardinals. Douglas caught 85 passes for 1,067 yards and two touchdowns last year with both White and Julio Jones missing significant time with injuries. Devin Hester should serve as the team’s WR3.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Stanton is a Sneaky Start in a great matchup with the Falcons.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hip, foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 13. Ellington is good to go for a nice matchup against the Falcons.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 13.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 13. White hasn’t practiced all week and once said (about a different injury) that if he doesn’t practice, fantasy owners shouldn’t start him. The Falcons play in the late round of games on Sunday, which complicates matters, though HC Mike Smith says he feels “confident” that White will play. Harry Douglas would be a serviceable plug-and-play if White can’t go.

Cards Beat: Michael Floyd will be the offensive 'centerpiece' if Larry Fitzgerald is out

Friday, November 28, 2014, 11:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cardinals beat writer Josh Weinfuss on how the team would compensate if Larry Fitzgerald misses another week: A second week without Fitzgerald is sure to be better than the Cardinals' first. Arizona looked like it didn't know what to do without Fitzgerald in the lineup, and it cost the team dearly in its 19-3 loss to Seattle on Sunday. If a second time around happens this weekend, I'd expect Michael Floyd to be the centerpiece of the offense. HC Bruce Arians admitted he didn't do a very good job of getting Floyd involved, which was evident by him not having a catching in two targets.

Fantasy Impact:

This wasn't the case in Week 12, where Floyd was only targeted twice. Arians acknowledged his mistake, and should find the going easier against a shaky Falcons pass defense. John Brown would also get a bump if Fitzgerald is out. The Cardinals play in the late round of games on Sunday, so if Fitz is a game-time decision, it would complicate matters.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) did not practice Wednesday.