Roddy White | WR | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 12/2/2013 11:00pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) had his best game of the season in Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills, but he said Monday, Dec. 2, that he still isn't fully healthy. 'My ankle is still bothering me, but I'm a football player,' White said. 'That's what they pay me to do: play football. And that's what I've been doing my whole life. That's all I know how to do. So I'm going to get myself out there and fight with my teammates every week, if I can. If I feel like I can go out there and be productive, I'm going to go out there and help my team win.'
Huddle Up: White's 10-catch, 143-yard effort Sunday came far too late for most of his remaining fantasy owners as he only had 20 receptions for 209 yards in his 9 previous games this season. The admission that's still hurting isn't going to inspire much confidence going forward, either. Continue to use White with caution.
Posted: 12/2/2013 10:55am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White had his best game of the season in Week 13 with 10 catches for 143 yards.
Huddle Up: White looked healthy for the first time in a long time, and the results indicate as much. He'll go a long way towards salvaging some fantasy value for both himself and Matt Ryan down the stretch.
Posted: 11/22/2013 12:41am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White caught 2 passes for 24 yards Thursday, Nov. 21 in a 17-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: White caught every pass thrown his way, but the problem was he wasn't a big part of the Falcons' game plan for whatever reason. Meanwhile, fellow wideouts Harry Douglas and rookie Darius Johnson had 19 targets and 15 catches between them. White now has 20 receptions for 209 yards and 1 TD in what's become a total fantasy disaster of a season.
Posted: 11/15/2013 5:04pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (shoulder) fully practiced and is probable for the team's Week 11 game.
Huddle Up: The shoulder is a new injury for White, but it's not likely to result in any lost time. The overriding concern, though, is White's production -- or lack of it -- as he had only 1 catch for 20 yards in his return last week. Start him at your own risk.
Posted: 11/12/2013 4:10pm et
The Atlanta Falcons plan to monitor WR Roddy White's (ankle, hamstring) workload for the remainder of the season, and head coach Mike Smith said White was capped out at 55 of the team's 58 offensive snaps in Week 10. He had only one catch for 20 yards and was thrown to four times. Smith doesn't plan on another receiver taking White's role as the No. 1 receiver unless he suffers a setback. However, Smith hinted that the limited snaps for White would at least carry over into Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 'I think when you start talking about 55 plays, an average game is usually somewhere between 65 and 70,' Smith said. 'I think Roddy will play as many plays as we can possible give him. That (55) was on the upper limit, by the way, in terms of the number of snaps that we anticipated him playing.' White said he felt fine after the game.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost season so far for White, and it sounds like there might be a lesser opportunity for a late-year revival now as well.
Posted: 11/7/2013 11:51pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) said he expects to play in the team's Week 10 game. White said he wanted to have a full week of practice before he returns to the field.
Huddle Up: White has gotten in back-to-back limited practices this week, and if he plays, he's going to be tough to trust coming in cold after a 3-game absence.
Posted: 11/7/2013 1:08pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) said he is 'pretty sure' he will play in the team's Week 10 game.
Huddle Up: We've seen Roddy at less than 100 percent this season, and it hasn't been pretty; therefore, it will be difficult to throw him back into fantasy lineups sight unseen. That said, it's good to have him back in the mix as we rumble down the fantasy stretch.
Posted: 11/6/2013 5:00pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Will we finally see the return of Roddy White? Keep an eye on his status the rest of the way.
Posted: 11/4/2013 10:49am et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) ran some routes before the Week 9 game against the Carolina Panthers, but he went back to the locker room after discussing his status with head coach Mike Smith and receivers coach Terry Robiskie. 'We did work Roddy out before the game. We made the decision that we felt like it was in the best interest for Roddy and our football team, long term, not to go,' Smith said Sunday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: The Falcons have trotted White out at less than full speed before, with disappointing results. Worse, it's extended the time White has been injured--not to mention forced fantasy owners to wrestle with the dilemma of playing White at less than 100 percent and getting subpar stats, or benching him and risk his playing up to his talent level despite the injury. So White sitting out was ultimately the best decision for everyone involved--team, player, and fantasy owner.
Posted: 11/1/2013 2:00pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Nov. 1, after visiting with a team doctor Thursday, Oct. 31. White ran a few individual drills at the start of the practice Friday and will be listed as limited for the session. Head coach Mike Smith said White's status for Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers is uncertain.
Huddle Up: Small steps here for White, who should remain on the fantasy bench even if he gets the OK to play Sunday.
Posted: 11/1/2013 10:20am et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he hopes WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) will be cleared to practice Friday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: The Falcons have had trouble keeping Roddy on the field this year, and just because he's cleared to practice Friday doesn't mean he'll be back to top speed on Sunday. Part of the issue has been White playing through injuries and further aggravating them; expect the Falcons to be more cautious this time around and make certain White is fully healed before returning him to the lineup.
Posted: 10/31/2013 5:19pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: It's been rumored that White may try to get in some practice reps Friday, but for the time being it looks as if the wideout will miss a third straight game.
Posted: 10/30/2013 12:56pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said it is too early to determine if WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) will be able to play in the team's Week 9 game.
Huddle Up: Once again, you shouldn't count on White this week. Even if he plays, he's liable to disappoint you.
Posted: 10/28/2013 5:50pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) will continue to rehab his injuries, and the doctors will determine if he will be able to play Week 9.
Huddle Up: We'll believe Roddy White when we see him on the field. Even if he does finally get the green light, it will be hard to trust him after such a long layoff.
Posted: 10/25/2013 1:53pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and has been ruled out for Week 8.
Huddle Up: After another week of missed practices, White will miss a 2nd straight game as his fantasy owners despair in what's grown to 2 months of frustration. Look for Harry Douglas to continue to see extra work as he's now the Falcons' No. 1 WR by default.
Posted: 10/24/2013 6:25pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 24.
Huddle Up: Barring a sudden reversal of fortune over the next few days, plan on White missing a second straight game.
Posted: 10/18/2013 5:17pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7.
Huddle Up: The combination of his preseason high-ankle sprain and the compounding hamstring issue that cropped up in Week 5 will result in the first missed game for White in his NFL career. With Julio Jones done for the season, that leaves a Falcons' WR corps consisting of Harry Douglas, Drew Davis, Kevin Cone and Brian Robiskie and a big ding in Matt Ryan's fantasy stock.
Posted: 10/18/2013 1:57pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) was out of practice Friday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: At this point, with White still not doing anything after the bye week, keep him tethered to the bench until further notice.
Posted: 10/16/2013 6:05pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: He has been dealing with injuries all season, and it might be a longshot for him to play this week. That would further ding Matt Ryan's value.
Posted: 10/16/2013 2:56pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) is dealing with a high ankle sprain as well as a left hamstring sprain.
Huddle Up: It doesn't sound like White is going to be able to contribute much in the near future with these injuries. Things aren't looking up for Matt Ryan and that Falcons offense.
Posted: 10/9/2013 11:27am et
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White could miss multiple weeks with his hamstring injury. The team is on a bye in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Whatever White owners are doing to replace White during the bye week, they should plan on using that same plan for the foreseeable future as well. Hopefully White can use the off week to expedite his recovery, but given the Falcons' luck (or lack thereof) thus far this year don't hold your breath.
Posted: 10/8/2013 11:33pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was non-committal as to whether the team would have WR Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) when the team returns following their Week 6 bye. White reportedly has at best, around a 50-50 chance to play Oct. 20 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of his pulled hamstring, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: White has all of 14 catches for 129 yards this season -- a game's worth for the WR in seasons past -- and he definitely could use some time off. In the meantime, though, the Falcons' WR situation has gone from bad to worse, and look for Matt Ryan's already decreased fantasy numbers to keep heading south.
Posted: 10/8/2013 9:22am et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White never was able to return to the Week 5 game against the New York Jets after leaving after aggravating his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: So much for White getting healthier. He'll have the bye week to rest and recover, hopefully coming back in Week 7 ready for action.
Posted: 10/8/2013 12:09am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White left the Week 5 game against the New York Jets Monday, Oct. 7, in the fourth quarter after aggravating his hamstring injury. He didn't return.
Huddle Up: White hit season highs for receptions and yards Monday night, but with those numbers still only at 4-for-45, it tells the whole story on how much the Pro Bowler has been limited by a lingering high-ankle sprain and his accompanying hamstring issue. What White clearly needs more than anything right now is rest, and he'll at least get an extra week of it with the Falcons on bye in Week 6.
Posted: 10/7/2013 8:25pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) is active for the Week 5 game against the New York Jets on Monday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: No surprise that White is playing -- he has in every game in his 8-plus NFL seasons -- but is this the game that he shows he's recovdered from his preseason high-ankle sprain? That's the burning question after White has recorded only 10 receptions for 84 yards and no TDs in 4 games.
Posted: 10/4/2013 7:05pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: White admitted that he suffered a setback against the Patriots last Sunday and he's looking forward to getting rest during the Falcons' Week 6 bye. Fantasy owners would be wise to leave White on the bench until he gets healthy.
Posted: 10/4/2013 5:58pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White suffered a setback in his recovery from a high-ankle sprain in Week 4, although he played 74 of the team's 76 offensive snaps. 'Yeah, and I learned a very valuable lesson from that,' White said. 'I ain't where I need to be yet.' He has 10 catches for 84 yards and no touchdowns this year.
Huddle Up: It's been a truly frustrating quarter season for White's fantasy owners as the WR has played but the production just hasn't been there. He's best kept on the bench until he shows he's past this injury -- and it might take some time of the field for White to reach that level.
Posted: 9/27/2013 5:35pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: White is supposed to be getting healthier but expect more of the same from him this week, which means he'll play but not be 100 percent. White is no more than a shaky flex play until his ankle improves. Fantasy owners with a better option should leave White on the bench.
Posted: 9/25/2013 6:00pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: It might be wise to keep him on your bench until he starts to practice regularly.
Posted: 9/23/2013 8:07pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) played a season-high 47 plays in the team's Week 3 loss to the Miami Dolphins and was targeted four times and had two catches for 16 yards.
Huddle Up: White has played through his high-ankle sprain, but the results haven't been pretty as he has 7 catches for 56 yards in 3 games. White's fantasy owners are advised to leave him on the bench until he shows he's past this issue.
Posted: 9/9/2013 10:51am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White admitted he's not himself due to a high ankle sprain he suffered in the preseason. "They wanted me in certain areas to do certain things so that they couldn't just bracket guys," White said. "It's hard to cut and do just about everything at the position."
Huddle Up: White was limited to just two catches in Atlanta's Week 1 loss to the Saints, and he clearly isn't at full speed. He's trying to play through the injury, but it may be another two to four weeks before he's back to being the Roddy White fantasy owners thought they were drafting.
Posted: 9/6/2013 8:40pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: White is listed as questionable but all reports say he will start against the Saints. Fantasy owners should put White in their lineups with confidence unless some unexpected news breaks late Sunday before kickoff.
Posted: 9/5/2013 2:54pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) said he will be ready to go for Week 1. "I never thought about (the streak) really. You just go out there and football players play football, so you don't think about whether you're going to miss a game or you're not going to play and things like that," White said. "When you have the opportunity to play, you just play. I never really thought about the streak until everybody else started talking about it. You just do what you've gotta do and get yourself ready to play. "I'm 100 percent certain I'll be out there on Sunday."
Huddle Up: White was limited in practice Wednesday, but he's never missed a game in 8 NFL seasons -- you can look it up -- and it doesn't sound like this is the week the streak ends. Additionally, he may play just to make a point to a Twitter troll who got into a dispute with the wideout after Tweeting to the effect that pro football doesn't constitute real work.
Posted: 8/28/2013 6:52pm et
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team hopes WR Roddy White (ankle) will be available to play Week 1.
Huddle Up: White has never missed a game in his career but it's interesting Dimitroff said "hopes" in regards to White's chances to play in the opener. Still, expect White to be on the field when Atlanta takes on the Saints in Week 1.
Posted: 8/16/2013 8:21pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) has been diagnosed with minor ankle sprain after suffering the injury during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: The Falcons listed White as day-to-day but he's expected to miss their third preseason game against Tennessee. The focus will be on making sure White is 100% when Atlanta travels to New Orleans in Week 1. As of right now, there's no reason to believe he won't be.
Posted: 8/16/2013 10:07am et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White had an MRI on what is believed to be a low-ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: That's better than a high ankle sprain, but it still means we aren't likely to see White the remainder of the preseason. It also dings his fantasy value a little as his availability for the season opener is in question.
Posted: 8/15/2013 10:16pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: White and Mattr Ryan fantasy owners are hereby on alert as the veteran WR has recorded 6 straight 1,000-yard seasons.
Posted: 3/2/2013 11:31pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said via Twitter he can record 1,500 yards receiving in 2013, if impending free-agent TE Tony Gonzalez does not return.
Huddle Up: While it's true there may be more balls headed White's way if Gonzo retires, there would also be an accompanying increase in defensive attention to Atlanta's wideouts. Either way White should be in store for nice numbers, but Gonzo's absence wouldn't necessarily translate into bigger numbers. That said, gotta love the confidence.
Posted: 1/6/2013 11:02am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) said Saturday, Jan. 5, that he is over the right knee injury which slowed him down the stretch late in the regular season. 'It's feeling good,' White said. 'I think the second week was really the turning point for everything. I feel a lot more comfortable. I feel like I can move around and do lateral movements and stuff like that instead of just running straight.'
Huddle Up: If you have White lined up to play in a playoff fantasy league, have the utmost confidence. Even a few weeks ago when he was unable to fully practice, he still came through with games such as his Week 16 effort (8-153-2 TDs) in Detroit.
Posted: 12/28/2012 7:38pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: The Falcons figure to give their regulars some reps in the meaningless regular-season finale, but White, who has been battling a knee issue of late, could be the exception. Check to see if he's active Sunday morning, but be very leery of expecting too much out of the wideout even if he does play.
Posted: 12/26/2012 7:48pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: With the Falcons having already locked up the NFC's top seed, it's not hard to envision the team giving the veteran White and his sore knees an extra week of rest by holding him out of Sunday's finale.
Posted: 12/23/2012 12:18am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) entered the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions as questionable with a knee ailment. He finished with team-highs of eight receptions, 153 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Huddle Up: White, who disappointed with only 2 catches for 16 yards in Week 16, bounced back in a big way against a shaky Lions secondary with one of his best games of the season. If you still need White next week, beware as the Falcons have locked up homefield and may choose to give the WR a well-deserved week off.
Posted: 12/22/2012 7:57pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee), who was listed as questionable, is active and starting in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Good news for White's fantasy owners, who now are hoping the WR can shake his recent funk with a 1-catch, 20-yard showing in Week 13 and a 2-catch, 16-yard performance last week.
Posted: 12/19/2012 7:18pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: This isn't the first Wed. practice White has missed, but the WR clearly wasn't up to full speed in Week 15 with only 2 catches for 16 yards after playing as a game-time decision. This is a situation that definitely bears watching.
Posted: 12/16/2012 4:58pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) was active for Sunday's Week 15 game against the New York Giants, but finished with only 2 catches for 16 yards.
Huddle Up: White was declared active in a Sunday-morning decision, but was most effective taking extra attention away from fellow WR Julio Jones who torched the Giants with 6 grabs for 74 yards and 2 TDs.
Posted: 12/13/2012 6:05pm et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said WR Roddy White (knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 15.
Huddle Up: White has missed both of the Falcons' practices so far this week and while it's still likely he plays, the wideout's fantasy owners need to another option lined up just in case.