Falcons Fantasy News

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.

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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.

Falcons Beat: Julio Jones 'can barely run'

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:08am

D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter answered a question about Falcons WR Julio Jones on Twitter, saying Jones would be a decoy and he can barely run.

Fantasy Impact:

While Jones could very well come down to a game-time call, it seems he'd be limited in Week 15 even if he's active. Owners may want to consider other options here even if Jones suits up. Harry Douglas could end up getting more snaps even if Jones is active.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. Douglas could play a big role on Sunday if Julio Jones is out with his hip injury.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 15. Jones seems pretty iffy for Week 15, though the team hopes he can play against the Steelers. If he can’t go, it would be a big upgrade for Harry Douglas, but Matt Ryan wouldn’t quite as appealing without his top weapon. The Falcons play early on Sunday.

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.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. Miller will be fine to face the Falcons.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Douglas could be a Sneaky Start if Julio Jones can’t play.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) missed practice again Thursday. Jones seems pretty iffy for Week 15, though the team hopes he can play against the Steelers. If he can’t go, it would be a big upgrade for Harry Douglas, but Matt Ryan wouldn’t quite as appealing without his top weapon. The Falcons play early on Sunday.

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.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Miller should be fine to face the Falcons.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Douglas has been limited for most of the season in early-week practices.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Jones seems iffy for Week 15, though the team hopes he can play against the Steelers. If he can’t go, it would be a big upgrade for Harry Douglas, but Matt Ryan wouldn’t quite as appealing without his top weapon.

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.

Eddie Lacy suffered a hip bruise on MNF

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

James Starks did the job at the end, helping the Packers run out the clock, but why wasn't Eddie Lacy in the game?

It turned out Lacy sustained a hip bruise late in the game that prevented him from finishing. Lacy said he thought he would be OK despite the short turnaround to Sunday's game at Buffalo, but he couldn't go at the end against the Falcons.

"I mean I tried, but no," Lacy said.

Lacy and Starks combined for 148 yards rushing (Starks had 10 carries for 75 yards, while Lacy had 13 carries for 73 yards) and each scored a rushing touchdown. Lacy also caught a touchdown pass, but it was Starks who was there at the end.

"He had a great game out there tonight," Lacy said of his backfield mate. "And we have to go out and continue to do this for the rest of the season."

Fantasy Impact:

If you're a Lacy owner and Starks is on your wire, you may want to grab him. There could be some cause for concern that Lacy couldn't make his way back in in a close game, but beat writer Ty Dunne tweeted later on Tuesday that the team doesn't seem overly concerned about the injury. The Packers play at Buffalo in Week 15, and after playing on Monday night it is a short week. We'll continue to monitor him this week.

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