Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) celebrates his touchdown in the end zone with teammate wide receiver Roddy White (84) against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WR's Roddy White and Julio Jones Expected to Play against Rams


When the Falcons take the field against the St. Louis Rams in the dome today, it appears as if they’ll have their full compliment of pass-catching options.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped this bit of information via Twitter on Sunday morning:

News that Jones would be in the lineup (despite missing practice this week with knee issues) isn’t a shock to anyone, but seeing that early confirmation that White will be on the field is encouraging. It’s important to note that the “inactive” deadline is still a few hours away, and with that, nothing is official, but Schefter is as plugged in as anyone in the business and I’m trusting him on this one.

As in Week 1, White will likely be limited with the high ankle sprain he’s battled for weeks, and that will shift the focus to Jones, Tony Gonzalez, and Harry Douglas as Matt Ryan’s primary options. If you’re in a fantasy league, I wouldn’t recommend playing White this week if you have any other legitimate options, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to see him contribute in a meaningful way thanks to his polished route-running, etc.

In case you missed it, check out our full preview of the game here, and the kick-off is set for 1:00 pm ET. Let’s go!

Tags: Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones Roddy White St. Louis Rams

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