Week 8- I still prefer Jones of the Falcons Wide Receiver Duo, but that doesn’t mean that they both can’t be productive. That said, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has actually played better than Asomugha this year, so it will be interesting to see who he’s covering. Either way, White is a solid WR2 for Week 8.
Week 5- Just because Julio Jones will have a big game doesn’t mean that White won’t as well. There’s so many balls to go around in the Falcons offense, and both are high-end WR1s in Week 5.
Week 4- It appears that White won’t be harmed by Julio Jones’ emergence. He still will be a target monster in the Falcons’ pass happy offense, and should remain as your low-end WR1 in week 4.
Week 3- Roddy White looked like he was the WR to own in week 2, but we’re still on Julio Jones’ bandwagon. White can still stay plugged into lineups as a high-end WR2 in week 3, but with Julio Jones there he is no longer the consistent high-end WR1 that fantasy owners have come to know.
Week 1- It’s strange to say that we don’t think the guy who was the most targeted WR in the NFL last season isn’t going to be the guy to own on his own team. But in Roddy White’s case, it will come true. Julio JOnes is a monster, and will take plenty of those targets away. If Brandon Flowers plays, expect him to be on White all game. He still is a low-end WR1 for week 1, but this could be the game that shows just how good Julio JOnes is in White’s expense.
One of our big predictions for 2012 is the emergence of Julio Jones in Atlanta, and inevitably there is going to be someone whose numbers will decline. While we narrowly project White to break 1,000 yards receiving, he should no longer be the focal point of the passing game for the Falcons, and for that reason we recommend him as a #2 WR in 2012 that should be targeted in the 5th or 6th rounds in most formats.