Roddy White active despite ankle injury, fantasy status murky

Kevin C. Cox

Sunday morning has caused quite the commotion around Roddy White's status for Week 1. We break down the fantasy implications.

After suffering an ankle injury in preseason play, Roddy White's status for Week 1 was in question early Sunday morning. White is now officially active for the Falcons opener against the Saints.

Reports of White nursing a high ankle sprain started to circulate, but those rumors may have been over-hyped. Team sources said he looked good running and cutting in warm ups. White will start opposite Julio Jones as expected.

Fantasy impact: White is likely not 100 percent for the opener, but it would take more than an ankle injury to keep him out. He's had several weeks to recover after going down against the Ravens in the Falcons second preseason game.

The Saints defense is one of the worst in the league. White's matchup is one of the best he'll see all year (aside from playing New Orleans at home). You should feel comfortable starting him unless you have an elite option to replace him with. The Falcons will be throwing often.

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