Roddy White expecting a reduced role in 2012

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

In order for the Falcons’ offense to soar under new coordinator Dirk Koetter, Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White figures that he must do less.

“I know that sounds crazy, but we’ve got other guys out there that can play,” White said. “[Julio Jones] is going to be a big part of the offense this year. [Harry Douglas] is going to do wonders in the slot. We have to maximize our talent and get the ball in everyone’s hands.”

RB Michael Turner has more than 300 carries in three of the past four seasons. HC Mike Smith has stated that Turner’s carries will be more closely monitored in the new attack.

“[Koetter] wants to throw the ball more this year,” White said. “We still have Michael Turner and he’s a great running back, but we have so many weapons at the skill positions. We’ve got to find a way to get everybody the ball and keep everybody happy.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Provided that Jones can stay healthy, he should take over as the top fantasy WR in 2012, though White isn't going to go away quietly. In the running game, we're still expecting Turner to be a solid and productive RB2, though he will have limited upside due to the new scheme and his lack of use in the passing game.

Filed Under: 2012, Preseason