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Scouting report

by Anthony Stalter

ATL WR Roddy White - Week 6, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at New Orleans
Roddy White caught 2-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Falcons Week 5 win over the Redskins. Despite playing on 71-of-80 offensive snaps, Matt Ryan simply isn't looking White's way. There was a report before Sunday's games that three teams were interested in trading for White, but he maintains he wants to "be a Falcon for life." Assuming he's not traded, White will continue to be the third option to Julio Jones and Leonard Hankerson in Atlanta's offense. That said, he could be a sneaky start if Jones (hamstring) winds up missing any time moving forward. Jones is probable for Thursday night's game versus the Saints, however, so White should not be in your lineup. He ranks as our WR55 for Week 6.

by Anthony Stalter

ATL WR Roddy White - Week 4, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 vs. Houston
After being blanked by the Giants in Week 2, Roddy White was once again held without a catch in the Falcons Week 3 win over the Cowboys. In fact, for the second straight week, he wasn't even targeted in the passing game. Leonard Hankerson, meanwhile, was targeted six times in Dallas after receiving 11 looks in the team's Week 2 win over the Giants. There was a report last week by ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Falcons now view White and Hankerson as their "2 and 2A" wide receivers. White has still played on 84 percent of Atlanta's offensive snaps this season, compared to Hankerson's 66 percent, so we wouldn't drop him just yet. But he's also not a viable starting option until Matt Ryan starts looking his way on a consistent basis again. Leave White on your bench for Week 4.

by Anthony Stalter

ATL WR Roddy White - Week 3, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Dallas
Roddy White was held without a catch for the first time since 2006 as the Falcons beat the Giants 24-20 in Week 2. Considering White was coming off a 4-84-0 performance in Week 1 against the Eagles, the performance was a big letdown for owners who had him in their lineups last week. So what happened? White took a backseat to Leonard Hankerson in the game plan. Hankerson caught six-of-11 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. It remains to be seen if this was a one week anomaly or an emerging trend, although we're going to assume it's the latter for now. Nevertheless, White will face fantasy's No. 5-ranked defense against wide receivers this week in Dallas and is our WR37 for Week 3. Avoid him.

by Anthony Stalter

ATL WR Roddy White - Week 2, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at New York Giants
Despite having knee and elbow concerns this offseason, Roddy White shined in his 2015 debut, catching four-of-eight targets for 84 yards in the Falcons 26-24 win over the Eagles. He also led the team with three 20-plus yard catches and was often featured in the play-action passing game. The Falcons love to align White closer to the formation, which maximizes his ability as a route-runner and doesn't require him to use his diminishing speed to get open. The veteran receiver isn't the player he once was, but with Julio Jones requiring safety attention from opponents, it's apparent that new OC Kyle Shanahan will maximize White's ability. If he's healthy, White is a legit WR3 in all formats and ranks as our WR23 in Week 2. He'll face the Giants and fantasy's No. 11 pass defense on Sunday.

by Anthony Stalter

ATL WR Roddy White - Week 1, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Philadelphia
Roddy White had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow August 24 to remove loose particles, but was a full participant in practice this week. The Eagles, who are the Falcons'\ opponent on Monday night, had fantasy's No. 28-ranked pass defense last season so this is a great matchup for Atlanta's passing game. Despite battling through injuries last year, White finished as fantasy's WR27 while racking up 132 points. That said, Julio Jones will receive the bulk of the opportunities in Kyle Shanahan's offense and fellow receiver Leonard Hankerson impressed coaches in camp and during preseason. We currently have White ranked as our WR27 in standard leagues and thanks to the matchup (as well as Atlanta's defense perhaps forcing its offense to play from behind), the veteran wideout should be viewed as a low-end WR3 for Week 1.

by Anthony Stalter

ATL WR Roddy White - 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Roddy White turns 34 in early November and has seen his fantasy production dip over the last two seasons. That said, with defenses forced to pay attention to Julio Jones, White remains a viable option in Atlanta’s passing game. In fact, White still managed to record 132 fantasy points a year ago despite battling nagging injuries throughout the year. That output allowed him to rank as fantasy’s No. 27 wide receiver, making him a decent WR3 option. If he can stay healthy, he remains a safe option for owners.

Fantasy Downside
White is 33, can no longer threaten defenses vertically, and is now two years removed from being a top 10 fantasy receiver. He also had his knee drained prior to the Falcons’ minicamp in June and expects to have the knee drained again at some point during the regular season. He's also missing time with an elbow injury that threatens his availability for Week 1. This is a player that battled nagging knee and ankle injuries last year and was banged up through 2013 as well. The hiring of Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator doesn’t benefit White either, as Jones will receive a ton of targets playing the “X” in Atlanta’s new system. Plus, newcomers Leonard Hankerson and Justin Hardy could earn more looks in the passing game based on the glowing reports coming out of camp.

Bottom Line
White is currently ranked as our No. 31 wide receiver and has an ADP10 of 9.01 (ADP12 of 7.09). View him as a WR3 and you should be satisfied with his production at the end of the season, assuming he can stay healthy. If he winds up being your WR2 because you overdrafted him, then chances are you’re going to be frustrated by his output. While White is aging, he still plays with a top 10 quarterback in a productive passing attack. He should post WR3 numbers.

by Anthony Stalter

ATL WR Roddy White - Week 17, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17: White vs. Panthers
Roddy White caught six-of-nine targets for 55 yards in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Saints. White has clearly lost a step but he still wins with perfect route-running and the ability to create separation with great technique. He also remains Matt Ryan's No. 2 receiver behind Julio Jones and despite missing practice earlier this week, should be ready to go for Sunday. White ranks as our No. 17 overall WR for Week 17 - view him as a WR2.

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