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Roddy White limited in practice, Mike Smith says he’ll play

Roddy White

Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons is seen in action in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome during an NFL game in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday September 8, 2013. (AP Photo/David Seelig)


After Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was held to two catches by the Saints last weekend, he responded to disappointed fantasy football players on Twitter by telling them that they should check the practice reports before putting White in their lineup.

“As far as fantasy if I don’t participate in practice than don’t start me it’s a red flag,” White wrote.

White went into that game after limited participation in practice and a questionable designation on the final injury report of the week because of the sprained ankle that has turned out to be more serious than the Falcons let on when White suffered it over the summer. Based on that, no one should be using White this week.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Falcons coach Mike Smith said Friday that White will be in the lineup against the Rams this weekend, but he’ll be playing off the same limited practice/questionable designation daily double that he had heading into Week One. That suggests another week as a decoy, albeit one that the Rams will still have to take seriously since the Falcons will likely look his way if the defense ignores him on Sunday afternoon.