Fantasy Football Trade Bait: Roddy White

By ericbeuning
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If you look around the fantasy football landscape right now, you will find a smattering of players who are starting to earn the bust label. While a player like David Wilson has a dark cloud seemingly glued to him, there are still a few players who were drafted as starters but have found their way onto the bench.

One player you should think about trading for is Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White.

White originally hurt his ankle late in the preseason. Then the Falcons did a deft job of hiding the fact that it was the dreaded slow-to-heal, high ankle variety until most people had finished their fantasy draft. White has always prided himself on his durability so he has been a trooper, trying to hang in there and play decoy to allow other pass catchers in the offense to shine.

His numbers have been far below average, turning in 10 catches for 84 yards and no scores through four games played. Right now, whoever owns him in your league probably has him sitting on the bench. Since White was hurt before the first snap of the first game, chances are that same guy was able to grab another wide receiver with upside.

He might just be sitting on a DeAndre Hopkins, Eddie Royal or Alshon Jeffery and with a serviceable replacement, he might be willing to sell White on the cheap.

There is every reason to believe that the bounce back is coming for White, if not this week than soon. In Week 4, he started to flash some of his past speed and while his breaks and cuts were tentative, they were showing improvement. My guess is that White will be hobbled through another week, then come back after the Falcons’ bye at full strength for the Falcons’ tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7.

I would try to sell the Roddy White owner on the cheap this week to reap the rewards of a reinvigorated White when you’re making your late-season push for a fantasy playoff berth.

Eric Beuning is a Fantasy Football writer for Follow him on Twitter @ericbeuning or add him to your network on Google

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