He's been reliable for well over a year now, I love Roddy and have been calling him legit for a long time time...I had him, Bowe, and Jennings bunched together in my dynasty rankings but each time I opted to take Roddy over all 3...People were questioning how he would perform this year saying he might drop off but Ryan HAD to be better then the revolving door he had at QB last year, and the running game would be there this time to open things up.
He's obviously the #1 guy and looks like he can start putting up Chad Johnson type numbers for some time, 90/1300/10 is the type of season I see him racking up a few times in the future...Him and Ryan both are still young and only going to get better so the future is bright...Jennings may probably be better and more productive I just always felt if ATL got a legit QB who could throw the deep ball he would flourish so I'm not the least bit surprised.
If you want consistency just look at last year, he had 50+ yds in 13 games, and had at least 6 catches in 13 as well, with the crap he had at QB...He's certainly no fluke.
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He was the epitome of a match up play last season, going low against Carolina, TB twice including an absolute stinker in the first week of the playoffs, and a moderate game against NO which was saved by a TD. But if you look at the reception totals and the long receptions he was getting used primarily as a deep threat... look at the string of 3-4 reception games broken up by a solid 8 catch performance and a so so 6 catch 57 yard performance. I'm not trying to say he was bad last season, he had some real gems going into the playoffs, but he just wasn't consistent or the centerpiece of the passing game.
Really what I would love to see out of him this season is a more even distribution of 1300 total yards and 8-10 TDs which would be ideal numbers for a WR2.
He was 8th in yardage. Sure, he had a couple bad games, but so does every elite WR, and he really only had 1 "bad" game. And dont forget he was dealing with QBs named Redman and Harrington.
Sorry but it doesn't look similar at all... the comparison is there in terms of yardage but Colston had more consistent yardage production across the 2nd half of the season (which is all I was really looking at), far more TDs and far more receptions, which was my whole point.
White's reception totals have been up game to game from the beginning of last season which, to me, is an indicator of increased importance to the offense. Hes currently on pace for the same number of catches but I think that is skewed by his week 1 performance and 90+ isn't unreasonable.
As I've watched every Falcons game this year I feel I got a pretty good take on this. White is definitely the real deal and Ryan is far better than most people think. Ryan looks to White early and often (I believe he had 2-3 catches for almost 60 yards on the first drive this week), he's got pretty good hands and he runs routes well. He's also got some speed. I actually think the Colston comparison is not bad except that Colston has a far better QB. Atlanta also runs the ball extremely well so they set up the pass nicely. Falcons also have a pretty easy schedule (their division is not great in terms of D except TBay). I'd say White is a definite top 15 WR with top 10 potential. Ryan has taken significant steps every week. 1400 yards and 7 TDs is not that much of a stretch.
And whoever said he's not a consistent yardage producer like Colston, he's had games of 54, 59, 119, 90, 132. If we assume the first two were due to Ryan's inexperience then White should average 70-80 yards per game at the lowest.
If you can still trade for this guy do it, he's still very underrated. He's definitely a reliable WR1. People laugh at me when I say he's a top 10 WR (even though he is). I was only able to get him cause somebody dropped him before the season even started. I mean COME ON
Gnu314 wrote:Really what I would love to see out of him this season is a more even distribution of 1300 total yards and 8-10 TDs which would be ideal numbers for a WR2.
With all due respect, I have a hard time getting how those aren't WR1 numbers.
In 06, 4 guys had 1300 yards or better. Only 2 had more than 10 TDs. One of those, T.O. had less than 1200 yards. In 07, 6 guys had 1300 yards or better. 5 of the top 10 yardage WRs from last season will not place in the top 10 this year. Roddy White is on target to end up there. 7 WRs had more than 10 TDs. 4 of those guys, due to crappy teams or injuries, will not come close to repeating those TD numbers.
1300 yards and 8-10 TDs is a stud WR1. It may not be the top WR out there, but it's a game-changing stud FF WR1.
Now KC is bad, really really bad, but Carolina is 3rd against the pass allowing 156 YPG and the packers are a middle of the road 13th allowing 201.8 YPG. I know with Al Harris out he wasn't seeing top end coverage but Woodson, even slightly hobbled, is no joke.
I haven't been able to see the games, unfortunately, but it seems to me that hes developing a rapport and chemistry with Ryan. Keeping in mind that the kid will be somewhat erratic (see week 2 against the Bucs, although White still had a serviceable 59 yards on 4 catches), are we starting to see the continuation of last season and White emerging as viable no. 2, and possibly even no 1 WR?
He has been a solid starter in almost all formats since about Week 12 of 2007.
I have alot of confidence in Roddy this year. Teams have to focus on the running game with the way Turner/Norwood are running, and Roddy is easily Ryan's favorite target when they have to pass. He's a great athlete and should finish a top 10 WR this year. One of the better value picks at WR so far...