Week 10: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates
Hamstring and ankle injuries have kept White sidelined for the past three games (first time he's missed games during his nine year career). On the season, White has just 14 catches for 129 yards and has yet to score. He has topped 1,000 yards in each of the past six seasons, but that seems highly unlikely in 2013. On a positive note he's returned to practice and vows to play this week against Seattle.
With White and Julio Jones out of action, Harry Douglas has exploded onto the fantasy scene. Over the last three weeks, he has 22 catches for 352 yards with one touchdown (led the NFL in targets in Week 8). With Tony Gonzalez drawing most of the defensive attention, Douglas should continue to produce like a borderline WR2 candidate as long as Roddy White remains in street clothes. If White is unable to play against the Seahawks, Drew Davis would draw the start opposite Douglas. The second year WR from Oregon had a solid performance in Week 8 -- hauling in five catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. His week 9 performance against Carolina was a major dud -- one catch for two yards. Davis is a desperation play at best this week if White is unable to go. The Seattle defense -- led by shutdown CB Richard Sherman -- presents a difficult matchup as they are allowing the second fewest fantasy PPG to opposing wide receivers (allowed just four touchdowns to the WR position). The week 11 matchup also won't be favorable as the Falcons will be facing Tampa and Revis Island.
Thomas suffered a mild ankle sprain in Week 8, but week 9 bye week rest worked wonders as he returned to a Wednesday practice and appears likely to suit up for the week 10 divisional battle in San Diego. The third year tight end from Portland State is on pace for 78 catches, 902 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. He remains a must start option this week despite a tough matchup against a Charger defense allowing just 43 yards per game to opposing tight ends.