Week Seventeen Analysis:
Roddy White missed the first meeting with the Panthers, but he'll be ready for the rematch this Sunday. Last year, White totaled 17 catches, 286 yards, and three touchdowns in two games against Carolina. The Panthers undoubtedly have a stout secondary, but so do the 49ers, and Roddy just ripped them on the road for 12 catches, 141 yards, and a touchdown.
Week Fifteen Analysis:
Roddy White is finally looking right after averaging 12 targets, nine receptions, and 109 yards over his last two games. He'll look to continue rolling at home against the Redskins, who flat-out suck at every level on defense, especially against the pass. Washington is ranked dead last in pass coverage by Pro Football Focus and has allowed eight wide receiver touchdowns in their last seven games. Roddy also loves the Georgia Dome, as it's the place he's scored over 62% of his career touchdowns. The Redskins have packed it in, but White is just getting going, so hopefully he makes amends for a nightmare season when it really matters for fantasy owners.
Week Fourteen Analysis:
Roddy White was more than relevant last week with 10 catches for 143 yards. In terms of receptions and yardage, the combined total of White's three best games prior was 10 receptions for 109 yards. White was also targeted a robust 14 times and took nearly every snap so he's probably the healthiest he's been all season. Atlanta heads to the frozen tundra to face the Packers, a team that White has scored on in three of four career games against. Green Bay has also surrendered eight touchdowns to receivers over the last five weeks, and they allow the second-highest yards per catch on the season (12.8).
Week Five Analysis:
It continues to be a slow road to recovery for Roddy White, but last week he played in 97% of the offensive snaps as opposed to just 64% the week before. He also doubled his single-game high with eight targets and saw four looks in the red zone, which tied for the most in Week 4. The Jets could be down a starting corner with rookie first-round pick Dee Milliner questionable with an injured hamstring. New York allowed the Titans' wideouts to combine for over 200 yards and two touchdowns last week, and that's the Titans!
Week Four Analysis:
Owners who drafted Roddy White in August haven't gotten the return on investment they expected. But after seeing 12 more snaps last week, his high-ankle sprain looks to be improving. Patriots' cornerback Aqib Talib has been covering the number ones this season, so with him most likely on Julio Jones; White should see Alfonzo Dennard, who struggled mightily last week, allowing over 100 receiving yards in coverage according to Pro Football Focus. Roddy has been used primarily as a decoy and his stats aren't worth mentioning, but he has played hurt his whole career and has never missed a start. An emergence is imminent.
Week One Analysis:
In the Julio Jones discussion, I told you about the makeover in the Saints secondary. It should help a horrible unit, but not enough to generate concern over Roddy White. White has averaged 80.8 yards per game against New Orleans the last three years, but all the big games have come in the Superdome. His three game total from that timeframe is 23 receptions, 310 yards, and one touchdown. Julio Jones has taken top billing down in the "dirty", but White still has wheels and those magnet hands and will be leaned-on heavily. Last season, his drop rate ranked tenth-best last season. That's insane considering he had 160 targets last season! Only one other player in the top-10 had over 100 targets! Roddy would benefit more if he draws Jabari Greer as expected, but either way he should be in line for a nice day in what should be a shootout.
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