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:
Falcons WRs Julio Jones (knee) and Roddy White (ankle), both listed as questionable for today vs. Rams, are expected to play.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2013
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!