While Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White suffered a reported mild lateral ankle sprain in the team’s second preseason game, it still seemed a foregone conclusion that he would play in the Falcons' season opener, his 129th consecutive game.
He started, but only after much drama and the revelation that there was more to his injury than initially reported.
Now that we know it’s a high ankle sprain, what should we expect for Week 2? White tweeted on Monday, “As far as fantasy if I don't participate in practice than don't start me it's a red flag.”
If you’re planning on following his advice, consider that White did not participate in practice Wednesday or Thursday. Although it seems likely that he will again suit up and function in a role similar to last week, even that is not guaranteed yet.
Until we actually see White making sharp cuts and breaks, which he acknowledged last week he could not do, it is hard to expect a top-flight performance. It will be worth noting whether he does get back into any practice before the week is out, but White may have given fantasy owners all of the advice they need.