And do it now.
The Falcons’ wide receiver corps is several shades of black and blue prior to their massive game this weekend against the Giants. Harry Douglas is listed as questionable with a rib injury after being limited in practice much of the week. The concern around his status is minimal, which is nice, because he’s now rather relevant.
Roddy White rounded out his missed practice trifecta today, and he’s worse than questionable after not getting in any work at all this week (although yes, officially he’s questionable). He’ll be a game-time decision, and even though there’s hesitant confidence in his ability to play through the knee injury he suffered last week, how effective he’ll be remains the great unknown. So White owners need an insurance policy, and the name of said policy is Douglas. Harry Douglas.
Typically used only sparingly as a slot receiver behind White and Julio Jones, Douglas would slide in for White if he either doesn’t play at all, or if his snaps are reduced. Douglas’ numbers reflect his limited usage, but down-field speed isn’t an area where he’s lacking. Despite recording only 39 receptions last year, he still had 10 catches for 20 yards or more, making him both a capable injury handcuff, and a decent flex play against the league’s 27th-ranked pass defense if White sits.
Douglas is currently owned in only one percent of Yahoo leagues, and 0.4 percent of ESPN leagues.