Friday, October 18, 2013
Checking in on Falcons WRs
By Tom Carpenter
Still nursing a high-ankle sprain and a bum hamstring, Roddy White once again did not practice on Friday. Still not up to speed following the Atlanta Falcons' bye week, White is in serious jeopardy of missing the first game of his NFL career on Sunday, though we can't count the iron man out.
Regardless of whether White plays, Harry Douglas will see a big increase in targets with Julio Jones out for the remainder of the season. Douglas has performed well in limited usage this season, pulling in at least four passes three times and netting yardages of 93, 43 and 68 yards in those games. He doesn't have an ideal matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend, but with the long-term potential he has as a starter in what could still be a potent offense, he should be owned in all fantasy formats. He currently remains available in nearly 70 percent of ESPN leagues.
Those fantasy owners in deeper leagues may also want to take a speculative shot at some of the Falcons' other wideouts: