Roddy White, WR, Falcons
|WR - #10||83.00||ATL||Active||11 years||33||6'0||211||@roddywhiteTV|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jun-26-2014 by Rusty Reeves
White was about as tough as it gets last year. He missed two games on the season; a lesser man would have missed more time. Once he was at his healthiest, White averaged over eight catches and 100 yards in the last five games of the season. With running mate Julio Jones back, expect White to continue the 2014 season in the fashion he ended the 2013 year. Keep in mind at the time, he wanted to maintain his consecutive games streak. This stubbornness kept him on the field, but ultimately led to really underwhelming production. Back at full steam, White is a solid WR2.
The Falcons continued to cut salary on the offensive side of the ball by letting go of wide receiver Harry Douglas on Friday. Douglas, 30, is one season removed from an 85-catch, 1,000-yard campaign. However, those numbers dropped to 51 and 556, respectively, this past season. Douglas also missed a month of action due to a foot injury. His release saves Atlanta $3.5 million and comes one day after the team cut running back Steven Jackson.Fantasy Analysis:
Although he will turn 31 in September, I'm kind of intrigued to see where Douglas plays next. In 2013, when Julio Jones and Roddy White were injured, he proved that he could produce as an offense's No. 1 wideout. During the three games when Julio and Roddy were both inactive, Douglas caught 22 passes for 352 yards. In Week 13 of this season, while White was nursing a sore ankle, Douglas gained 116 yards on nine receptions versus the Cardinals. Two weeks later, as Jones was absent due to a bad hip, Douglas provided 131 yards on 10 receptions against the Steelers.
He'll never be a huge source of touchdowns -- he's 6 feet tall and has tallied eight receiving TDs in six years -- but Douglas is a quality backup who could have fantasy value if those in front of him fall. All he needs is an injury to occur. And a good quarterback. And a pass-first playcaller. But he shouldn't be unemployed for long.
I doubt the Falcons will happily move forward with Devin Hester as their No. 3 WR. They will make an addition via the free-agent market and/or the draft.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors2/27 - Falcons cut WR Harry Douglas
Latest References to Roddy White on FFToolbox:
- Week 17: Player Downgrades
- Week 14: Game Time Decisions
- Week 13: Game Time Decisions
- Week 10: Player Upgrades
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|4.04||#9 World Ranked Player - Bounce back candidate from injury. Should be good for 80+ catches.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|4.09||Fantasy Taz - Another player people are really down on, not sure I follow that thinking. After years of being superhuman with no missed games, he finally got hurt and missed some time. He tried to come back from his injury too quickly in 2013, but even at the end of the season you could see White getting his legs back. I expect White to be a Top-12 WR again in 2014.|
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