Roddy White injury update: Falcons WR not a smart start in fantasy football

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is not a smart start in fantasy football this week.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the New England Patriots. White did say that he'll play, even though he isn't "where he wants to be" in his recovery. It seems as though White is concerned with his streak of having not missed a game, and he has played in all three games this season.

Unfortunately, White has been used primarily as a decoy. He hasn't been productive whatsoever for fantasy owners, and its hard to imagine that changing in Week 4. If he plays, he'll likely be a decoy again. He's dealing with a high ankle sprain sustained in Week 1.

For what it's worth, the decoy aspect seems to be working out just fine for the Falcons. Fellow receiver and teammate Julio Jones has 27 receptions for 373 yards, which leads the NFL.

Fantasy Impact: Unless you happen to have Jones on your fantasy team, then White's decoy success means little to you. Fantasy owners of White should avoid starting him Sunday, until he shows that he's actually there to play and catch footballs. White should probably be inactive and resting instead of playing and possibly drawing out the ankle injury. He might not be a solid start until after the team's bye week.

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