College: Wisconsin | 7 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 2/3/1992
Depth Chart: RB2.1
2020 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 8.2
Avg Pts: 8.20
Rank: 16 RB
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New England Patriots running back James White is likely going to be an important part of the offense this season. The team likes to use him in both the running and passing game quite often. White rushed five times for 22 yards and hauled in all three of his targets for 30 yards through the air. He probably would've been more involved, but the Patriots were running away with the game versus the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. There should be more chances for White against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. He'll be a flex option for PPR leagues, but probably won't be anything more than a risky RB3 without PPR scoring.
New England Patriots running back James White is going to be an important part of the offense this season. He is someone that is going to be used in both the running and passing game. White rushed for 22 yards on five attempts with three receptions for 30 yards in the victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. The Patriots were up big in this one, so there wasn't really a need for White. He could have low-end RB2 value against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. However, his value is really more useful in PPR leagues.
New England Patriots RB James White rushed for 22 yards on five carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. He also caught three passes for 30 yards during the game.
Fantasy Spin: White is still involved in the running and passing game even with Cam Newton as the new quarterback. He should receive a similar workload each week and can be a flex option against most opponents.
New England Patriots running back James White could make for an intriguing fantasy option for Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. Damien Harris (hand) was placed on injured reserve, which means increased value for the rest of the backs. Sony Michel (foot) is expected to be limited for their first game. That leaves James White and Rex Burkhead to do a majority of the work on the ground. White is usually used as a receiving back, which makes him even more appealing for PPR leagues. He'll have high-end RB2 upside against the below average Dolphins Defense in Week 1.
New England Patriots running back James White had been a favored target of Tom Brady over the past six seasons, but with Cam Newton now the leader to be the teams signal caller Week 1, Whites fantasy outlook remains much more up in the air. Sony Michel will be the likely lead rusher for the Patriots, while White figures to be featured more in passing situations. With at least 900 yards from scrimmage in each of the past two years, White has a solid floor entering 2020, but it comes in a New England offense that is largely a question mark when it opens the year versus Miami. Those owners who opt to nab him in season-long formats can likely utilize him as a Flex in the best-case scenario, while his primary appeal will come in DFS against those defenses who struggle to limit pass-catching backs.
New England Patriots RB James White (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 24.
Fantasy Spin: White should be mostly used as a receiver out of the backfield but probably will also receive a few carries each game. He can be a solid flex option in fantasy leagues since he may be a safety valve for Cam Newton or Jarrett Stidham.
New England Patriots RB James White (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 23.
Fantasy Spin: White may have sat out because of COVID-19 testing problems, so fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation. White should continue to be a receiver out of the backfield for the Patriots and can be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
New England Patriots RB James White led all NFL running backs in 2019 with 20 red-zone targets. He had 17 receptions and four touchdowns on those throws.
Fantasy Spin: White split the Patriots' backfield work with Sony Michel in 2019 and is expected to do so once again in 2020. He won't have the benefit of working with QB Tom Brady, but he could have an even larger role as the safety net for either Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham. He should be an RB3 in PPR leagues.
New England Patriots RB James White was charged with only two drops on 95 targets last season, resulting in a drop percentage of 2.1. White was charged with a drop on 4.1 percent of his 123 targets in 2018.