| Roddy White returns to practice Fri. -- Fri Nov 1 11:45 am --|
Listed as Questionable
|Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, a four-time Pro Bowler, returned to practice on Friday. He missed the past two games with hamstring and ankle injuries. He could be available when the Falcons (2-5) face the resurgent Carolina Panthers (4-3). (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: White has a chance of playing this week but he's not a good fantasy option until he proves it on the field. If he does play, his presence would kill the value of Drew Davis but shouldn't have any effect on Harry Douglas. Douglas is a WR2 with or without White on the field.
| Roddy White out for Week 8 -- Fri Oct 25 12:45 pm --|
Falcons receiver didn't practice all week
|Mike Smith said Roddy White is out. Jason Snelling and Nicholas both out also. (Vaughn McClure via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: White (ankle, hamstring) missed practice all week. Harry Douglas and Drew Davis will likely start with Kevin Come seeing action as well. Douglas will be a WR2 in a negative matchup against the Cardinals defense.
| White, Jackson miss practice Wed. -- Wed Oct 16 6:00 pm --|
Atlanta stars still dealing with injuries after bye week
|Falcons running back Steven Jackson (hamstring), wide receiver Roddy White (left hamstring/right ankle), left tackle Sam Baker (left knee), linebacker Akeem Dent (sprained ankle) and tight end Chase Coffman (left knee) were listed on the team's official injury report and did not participate in practice on Wednesday. The Falcons were hopeful that Jackson, who suffered a hamstring injury on Sept. 15, might be ready after they returned from the bye week. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: Jackson's absence is concerning as it's now been 5 weeks since he injured his hamstring. And with Roddy White sitting on the sidelines, its likely the Falcons will line up Harry Douglas, Kevin Cone and Drew Davis at wide receiver on Sunday.
| Julio to have surgery, out for the year -- Wed Oct 9 4:45 pm --|
Second opinion confirms fractured foot
|Julio Jones will have surgery next week after Dr Robert Anderson confirmed his fractured foot. Out of year. (Chris Mortensen via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: This is has been the speculation since yesterday. The Falcons will move forward with Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) Harry Douglas, Kevin Cone and Drew Davis as their top wideouts.
| Falcons concerned about Roddy White -- Wed Oct 9 8:00 am --|
Could miss Week 7 with hamstring injury
|The injury-ravaged Atlanta Falcons are concerned that wide receiver Roddy White could miss at least one game because of a left hamstring injury, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
White, who also is nursing a sprained right ankle, pulled his hamstring during Monday night's loss to the New York Jets. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The Falcons have a bye this week so it's concerning that White's hamstring injury is serious enough that there's already talk of him sitting in Week 7. With Julio Jones likely out for an extended period of time, Harry Douglas, Drew Davis and Kevin Cone could be the top three receivers on the field for Atlanta in Week 7.
| Julio Jones out with foot injury -- Tue Oct 8 1:10 pm --|
Could miss the rest of the season, second opinion coming
|Breaking: Falcons fear Julio Jones likely OUT for the rest of the year w a foot injury. He's getting a second opinion tomorrow to determine. (Jay Glazer via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Uh-oh. Bad news for Julio owners. We'll have to wait for the second opinion but the team is "not optimistic". Jones has been one of fantasy's best receivers through five weeks. Harry Douglas will be a hot waiver wire pickup and Drew Davis should see increased opportunities as well.