Archive for Roddy White

NEWS: Roddy White ready to play Week 2.

According to reports, Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) is ready for Week 2 against the Bengals.

SMITTY: That Falcons attack will be ready to have another big game in Week 2. Julio Jones has No. 1 overall WR upside moving forward, and Roddy White, who had a strong Week 1 with five receptions for 72 yards and 1TD, is a fine fantasy WR3 assuming he stays healthy. This could be White’s last strong season, so if you’re in a dynasty league, consider selling high at some point this year. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts so that you get alerted should White’s Week 2 status change.

RADIO: Listen to Russ Bliss and Smitty talk about the upcoming Week 2!

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ and Smitty talk about the upcoming Week 2 of the 2014 fantasy football season! Take a listen!

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 9/9/14

Guest: Smitty

Topics: Cordarrelle Patterson, Bernard Pierce, Ray Rice, Justin Forsett, Jordan Cameron, Pierre Garcon, Roddy White, Josh Gordon, Wes Welker, Michael Floyd, Andre Ellington, Bobby Rainey, Doug Martin, Eddie Lacy, Golden Tate, Percy Harvin, Anquan Boldin, Joique Bell, Chris Ivory, Keenan Allen

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NEWS: Julio Jones looks explosive and is stopping on a dime.

According to ESPN’s Vaughn Mcclure on Twitter, Falcons WR Julio Jones is stopping on a dime right now. “Every part of Julio Jones’ day has looked explosive. He’s stopping on a dime. Showing no ill effects,” Mcclure tweeted.

SMITTY: Julio Jones has the upside to lead the league in receptions, yards and touchdowns during any given season. He has Randy Moss like ability, meaning he can be one of the only receivers in the league that can pull in 100+ balls, pull in 1,400 receiving yards while snagging 15+ touchdowns. No one can do that season after season, but if anyone in the NFL can have multiple campaigns like that, it’s Julio. We will continue to monitor his health and report back to you on it, but he looks full-go and well on his way to becoming a top 1-4 fantasy wide receiver season in 2014. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings on both Julio Jones and Roddy White?

NEWS: Roddy White signs a four-year extension with Falcons.

According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, Falcons WR Roddy White received a four-year extension.

SMITTY: While Roddy White is clearly on the downside of his career, he still has enough left in the tank to pull off a high-end fantasy WR3-type season in 2014. In dynasty leagues, you can almost get him for nothing, and he is worth that as a one-year WR3 role player. In redraft, he could be undervalued or overvalued depending on your league. I’ve seen him go in the 7th-round in yearly-league mocks, and I’ve seen him go in the early 5th-round. I will suggest that fantasy owners pass all day at that 5th-round value, but anything near fantasy WR3-type value (and the 7th qualifies) is still very decent if we’re talking redraft. If healthy, 2014 should be the Julio Jones show! Jones news should ramp up here shortly, as everyone is going to be monitoring his foot/health. Check out where both White and Julio rank on our Week 1 Power Rankings!

NEWS: Cordarrelle Patterson says he will be a top-five playmaker in 2014.

According to NFL.com, Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson believes he is in for a breakout season in 2014. “I’m going to be a top-five playmaker,” Patterson said. “I’m a playmaker, I like to make plays. Like I tell them, just get the ball in my hands I feel like I’m special with it. I just like to do special things with the ball.”

SMITTY: Cordarrelle Patterson is on most everyone’s breakout radar, however, the guy can still smash his currently-rising ADP, which has now climbed into the 4.12-5.03 range. His ADP has climbed quite a bit over the last two months, there is no denying it, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t nicely outplay it even at 4.12-5.03 value, as that’s where players like Roddy White, Chris Johnson, Trent Richardson and DeSean Jackson are being taken. A couple players below the 4.12 spot are players I like as much as Patterson, like Michael Floyd and Joique Bell, but Patterson has as much value, or more, as some players in the 3rd-round, like Reggie Bush, Vincent Jackson, Victor Cruz, and Ryan Mathews. I love VJax and Cruz this year, so I’m not predicting bust for those guys, I just feel that Patterson also belongs in that late 3rd-round range with those big names, which is fantastic news for those able to snag him in the late 4th- or early 5th-rounds. Want to know where we have all these players ranked based on your exact league scoring? Get your hands on our fantasy football cheat sheets 2014!

QB Matt Ryan could be top five in yardage; Julio Jones the best WR in football?

According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Falcons QB Matt Ryan will “be among the top five quarterbacks in passing yards for a third consecutive season.” As for Julio Jones, ajc.com reported Jones claiming that he feels “stronger” than ever (despite not being full-go yet).

SMITTY: If Julio Jones can enter 2014 ready to rumble, he will move to my No. 1-ranked receiver spot heading into 2014; he already is my No. 1-ranked dynasty wide receiver. Before getting hurt in Week 5 last year, Julio pulled in 41 passes, which had him on pace for 131 receptions and 1,856 yards (116 yards per-game); he is the kind of receiver that can crank out Calvin Johnson-like receptions and yardage, but with Randy Moss-like touchdown production. His availability for Week 1 is still not yet known, although things look good. Below you will find a June 17th Julio Jones/CBSSports interview, which touches on topics like Jones’ injury, his recovery, his confidence and his skill set/talent. If cleared for Week 1, we’re going to drop jaws with our Julio Jones projections, which can be found using our 2014 Draft Analyzer (which is 2014-ready!).

Julio on foot injury: “I feel like I’m the best receiver in the league.”

Julio Jones breaking down his game film


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