White got off to a fast start, hauling a 24-yard catch and a 12-yard catch on the opening drive. He led the way with a productive performance, catching five of six targets for 66 yards in a 22-21 defeat. He has 166 yards and a touchdown over his last two games.
The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.
"Mentally, I feel like I'm in the game plan. Mentally, I feel prepared for the games. It's just ... I don't know what it is," he told the website. "I'm not finishing plays. I'm not doing what I'm supposed to do."
White, who turns 33 next month, vowed to fix the problem. And he said injuries are not a factor.
"It's frustrating me," he said. "I'll figure it out, though. I will figure it out."
Though he's had a harder time staying involved in a struggling and crowded
It was the second time this season that he was far and away the Falcons' most targeted receiver, the other being Week 4 at Minnesota when he was targeted 14 times. His problem is consistency. In the two games in between, he was targeted a total of 10 times.
With the Falcons offensive line depleted and their running game not much of a threat, the Falcons passing attack may not be prolific enough to sustain both White and Jones. And more often than not, the winner will be Jones.
But White showed with this performance that he's still enough of a priority to start more weeks than not. If you have depth at wide receiver, he may not always be your first choice to start, but if he's all you have, you may not have much cause to upgrade either.
White had his first 100-yard game since Week 16 last season. It was his 39th career 100-yard game, including the playoffs.
White didn't have more than 73 receiving yards in a game this season heading into Sunday. He has three touchdowns in six games.
The Falcons are back in action Week 8 vs. Detroit.
White has failed to reach double digits in three of the team's five games, and does not yet have a 100-yard game this season. He has a chance to change that in Week 7 against a Ravens defense that has struggled to corral opposing wide receivers this season, but that is no guarantee. After all, he has just held in check by a Bears pass defense that had allowed seven receiving touchdowns to wide receivers in its previous four games.
Even in an injury-plagued 2013 campaign, White was more productive than this, so we aren't quite ready to write him off just yet. However, he has to have a make-good game before Fantasy owners want to trust him, so take a wait-and-see approach with White in Week 7. Consider him just a low-end starter.
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/9/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|14||12/8/14||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
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