| Gonzalez misses another practice -- Thu Nov 14 4:00 pm --|
Douglas misses practice; Jackson gets in full practice
|Harry Douglas was added to the Falcons’ injury report Thursday as he did not participate in the session due to a knee injury.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez missed his second straight day of practice with a toe injury.
Roddy White was limited with a shoulder injury for the second day in a row and Steven Jackson was at full participation Thursday after being limited Wednesday. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: HC Mike Smith told reporters he "would never count out Gonzalez" in regards to his Week 11 status, but another missed or limited practice on Friday would probably make him a poor fantasy option again this week. Harry Douglas also missed practice with a knee injury. With White likely to draw Darrelle Revis - who is beginning to round back into "Revis Island" form lately - in coverage, it looks like it could be another long week for the Falcons' offense.
| Harry Douglas has knee injury -- Thu Nov 14 3:45 pm --|
Falcons receiver misses practice Thursday
|Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, who had a career-high 149 yards receiving Oct. 20 in the last matchup with Tampa Bay, missed practice with a knee injury Thursday. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: The Falcons continue to get hit by the injury bug. Roddy White is dealing with a number of issues including a shoulder injury to go along with his ankle and hamstring problems. TE Tony Gonzalez is battling a toe issue and now Douglas. There's very little information about Douglas' knee injury but his practice participation tomorrow should give us a good indication regarding his availability for Sunday.
| White and Colston, inactive -- Sun Nov 3 11:25 am --|
Big name wide receivers will sit this week
|Falcons WR Roddy White and Saints WR Marques Colston both inactive. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Harry Douglas remains a solid WR2 while Lance Moore should see increased targets with Colston on the sidelines.
| 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.
|Toilolo in line for expanded role -- Mon Oct 14 4:10 pm --|
Rookie TE has contributed mostly in red zone
|The loss of Julio Jones for the season and the uncertainty surrounding Roddy White's injury status are destined to alter the Atlanta Falcons' offensive approach in the coming weeks. Could that mean a lot more two-tight-end formations moving forward, considering how much Tony Gonzalez already has been relied upon and how rookie Levine Toilolo has started to develop?
"I think he's going to be a very good threat, especially in the red zone," coach Mike Smith said of Toilolo. "But, yes, [more two-tight-end sets] would be an option for us as well." (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Harry Douglas and Toilolo need to step up in a big way to give Atlanta a chance at being competitive on offense while White recovers. It could be a situation in which Gonzalez carries the short passing game while Douglas and Toilolo become Matt Ryan's favorite targets in the red zone given the drastic measures that defenses have taken lately to take away Gonzalez near the goal line - although Steven Jackson's return will help. Either way, Toilolo needs to be on all owners’ radar.
| 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.
| Falcons' receivers expected to play -- Sun Sep 15 7:35 am --|
Julio and Roddy listed as Questionable
|Falcons WRs Julio Jones (knee) and Roddy White (ankle), both listed as questionable for today vs. Rams, are expected to play. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Both will be risky fantasy plays with White being the most concerning. Harry Douglas and TE Tony Gonzalez could see an increase in targets