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Douglas had four catches on eight targets for 38 yards Sunday against the Bengals.

The Falcons continue to throw a high number of passes (87 through two games), and while Julio Jones and Roddy White are the clear top-two, there are enough balls to go around for Douglas to make an impact in many deeper leagues. He'll look for his first touchdown of the season in Week 3 against the Bucs.

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Douglas made six catches (on seven targets) for 69 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Saints.

Douglas tied for the Falcons' second-highest amount of targets Sunday and is a mainstay in the team's base offense of three receivers. Although fourth option Devin Hester went for 99 yards on five catches Sunday, Douglas played more than three times as many snaps as Hester, and just one less play than both Julio Jones and Roddy White. Clearly, Douglas will be relied upon in the Falcons' pass-happy offense this season and should maintain decent fantasy value despite Jones and White both returning from last year's injuries.

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Douglas caught two balls for 23 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Titans.

It's uncertain whether or not Douglas will suit up for the final preseason game, but he's had a quiet preseason through three games. Devin Hester played well and scored a touchdown against the Titans, but it seems likely that Douglas will still get the majority of the work in the slot. Hester has the potential to cut into Douglas' ceiling, but that was already limited with the presence of Julio Jones and Roddy White.

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Douglas did not catch any passes in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

No matter, Douglas is locked in as the No. 3 wide receiver following a career year in 2013. With Roddy White and Julio Jones (foot) both on track to suit up for Week 1, Douglas has practically no chance of matching his 2013 numbers, unless one of the two starters suffers a long-term injury. However, Douglas could see more work in the No. 3 role than he did in past seasons, thanks to Tony Gonzalez's decision to retire.

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Coach Mike Smith said the Falcons will not be using a "F" or "move" tight end this season.

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Harry Douglas caught seven passes for 58 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

Typically a No. 3 receiver and slot man, Douglas was forced into the No. 1 job for much of this season as Julio Jones and Roddy White battled injuries. Douglas handled himself impressively in the unfamiliar role. He finished with 85 catches for 1,067 yards and two touchdowns -- all career highs. But as long as everyone is healthy for 2014, Douglas is a prime candidate to be overdrafted in fantasy circles. His previous career highs were 39 catches and 498 yards.

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Harry Douglas caught five passes for 46 yards in Week 16 against the 49ers.

Douglas was targeted nine times on the night and was the intended receiver on what proved to be the game-sealing 89-yard pick-six by ILB Navorro Bowman. Douglas did go over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career with his effort on Monday night, however, and has been a bright spot in a lost season. He's scored just two touchdowns, though, and hasn't topped 46 yards in three weeks. Douglas and the Falcons take on the Panthers in Week 17.

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Harry Douglas caught five passes for 37 yards in Week 15 versus Washington.

Douglas, Roddy White, and Tony Gonzalez each tied for the team lead with seven targets. Douglas couldn't do much after the catch in a juicy matchup against the Redskins' soft pass defense. He'll have a tough date with the 49ers next week on the road, leaving Douglas as a borderline WR3/4. There could be plenty of garbage-time opportunities, however.

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Harry Douglas caught nine passes for 79 yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Saints.

It was another blockbuster PPR effort, but a zero-calorie night for "real-life" purposes. All but three of Douglas' catches went for fewer than 10 yards, while none went for longer than 15. Douglas is Atlanta's answer to Julian Edelman, albeit with less open-field playmaking ability. Nevertheless, he's averaging seven catches for 102 yards in six games since joining the starting lineup, and should remain a high-end WR3 for the foreseeable future. Douglas gets the Bills' shaky secondary in Week 13.

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Matt Ryan called the play of Harry Douglas a "silver lining" in the Falcons' lost season.

A natural slot receiver without true difference-making ability, Douglas has expanded his game in two-wide sets and excelled. Over the last five games, he's averaging 7.0 catches for 107.0 yards with two touchdowns. The Falcons figure to be in comeback mode once again in Thursday night's game against the Saints, so we can confidently expect the opportunities to be there. Douglas is a fine WR3.