Roddy White injury update: Falcons WR a smart fantasy play despite 'questionable' status

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White seems likely to play on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is expected to play in Sunday's season opener against the New Orleans Saints. White suffered a sprained ankle in the team's second exhibition game, and was held out of the remainder of the preseason.

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White has also been missing practice, but he's said he feels good and said that he'll play, even if he isn't 100 percent. White has played in 128 consecutive games, every regular season game for the past eight seasons.  He returned to practice for the first time this past Wednesday, taking limited reps.

Smart money is on White not letting this ankle injury break his streak, even if he doesn't take as many reps as he's used to.

Fantasy Impact: White is one of the top fantasy football receivers, but the Falcons aren't hurting for players to target. Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez are still reliable targets for Matt Ryan, meaning there is a chance that the Falcons take it easy with White and don't give him a full day of work. That said, it seems very likely White will play and he's just too good to keep on the bench unless he's confirmed to be out.

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