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Roddy White injury: Missed practice, is fantasy value in danger?

Kevin C. Cox

Atlanta has nothing to gain in winning on Sunday, will they sit their star wideout? We break down the fantasy implications.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (knee) was held out of practice on Thursday, the second straight day that he has not participated. The veteran receiver has never missed a game in his eight-year career and is likely playing it safe in practice as Atlanta heads into the postseason.

The Falcons have already secured the number one seed and nothing will change whether they win or lose to the Buccaneers in Week 17. However, it seems apparent that head coach Mike Smith will not rest his starters, at least not for most of the game, as Atlanta has failed in recent postseason runs and the team could struggle if the starters take that much time off between full games played.

Fantasy Take: I expect White to start but he may only play a half or so. That is only my guess, without any inside info, but it would make sense for him to play and keep fresh but without pushing it. Tampa has a terrible pass defense, White should be considered a WR2 for Week 17.

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