College: Wisconsin | 5 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 2/3/1992
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2018 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 31
Avg Pts: 15.50
Rank: 5 RB
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New England Patriots running back James White continues to produce when given opportunities heading into Week 3. White added seven receptions and 84 yards from scrimmage last week and the veteran has the trust of quarterback Tom Brady. Rookie running back Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead could eventually eclipse White's current workload but the Patriots offense is leaning on White right now. Of all the runners in the backfield in Week 3, White has perhaps the most value against a Lions defense that has allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing running backs through the first two games.
New England Patriots running back James White caught seven passes for 73 yards and added 11 rushing yards in the Patriots 31-20 loss to the Jaguars. White enjoyed a very active second half as quarterback Tom Brady looked to him often to move the chains. The veteran running back will occasionally flash in games where the flow of the offense lends itself to short, check-down throws. This was one of those games and White has earned the right to see more snaps in the weeks ahead. His production, however, will remain volatile with running backs Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel very much in the mix.
New England Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon (calf) will take an impressive improvement in order to play through a calf injury in Week 2 against the Jaguars, according to a source. The team is preparing LaAdrian Waddle to play this week if Cannon can't suit up. If Cannon doesn't play on Sunday, it'll be a downgrade to New England's backfield. Running backs Rex Burkhead (concussion) and rookie Sony Michel (knee) are also questionable, so James White could be heavily involved. He'll be a sleeper flex play in PPR leagues.
New England Patriots running back James White will continue to remain active in the team's offensive game plan for the Patriots battle with the Jaguars in Week 2. The Patriots are running thin at running back due to injuries to Sony Michel and Jeremy Hill which could lead to White seeing plenty of snaps come Sunday. White scored a rushing touchdown against the Jaguars in the 2017 AFC Championship Game but rarely gets the kind of touches worthy of fantasy consideration. His value, however, will be on the rise until the Patriots get healthier at running back.
New England Patriots running back James White racked up 53 all-purpose yards in the Patriots 27-20 win over the Texans in Week 1. White caught four passes out of the backfield for 38 yards and added 18 rushing yards on five carries. With Rex Burkhead, Sony Michel and Jeremy Hill on the opening day roster, it was unclear what White's role would be on the team. But quarterback Tom Brady trusts his veteran teammate implicitly and gave him some opportunities right out of the gate. White isn't fantasy relevant in so much that he has the potential to steal fantasy points from Patriots starters moving forward.
New England Patriots RB James White rushed five times for 18 yards in the Week 1 game against the Houston Texans while he added four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Spin: The diminutive White is very versatile out of the backfield, but his biggest value to fantasy owners are his soft hands catching the football. He is a decent low-end RB3 in PPR formats. The Patriots will travel to meet the Jaguars in Week 2.
New England Patriots running back James White had a solid performance on Sunday against the Texans. While Rex Burkhead is the starting back, White still saw solid playing time throughout the day. White finished the day with five rushes for 18 yards, along with four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown. The running back led the team in targets with nine on the day. With fellow running backs Jeremy Hill and Sony Michel out due to injury, White should continue to see a lot of playing time. It's likely he will continue to find the end zone while the Patriots backfield is thin.
New England Patriots running back James White should see plenty of targets Week 1 against the Texans. Running backs Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel are battling respective injuries and White may be the healthiest Patriot runner heading towards Sunday. Burkhead is expected to play at this time but White is certain to get some snaps. The Texans last season were stingy against the run, allowing the 12th fewest fantasy points to the position. But White has proven to be a capable security blanket for Tom Brady and could get involved in the short passing game. White is certainly available in most leagues and could rise all the way up to RB3/4 status heading into the first game of the season.
New England Patriots running back James White put together the complete show Thursday night against the Eagles. White ran four times for 31 yards along with six receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown in the first half. The running back is looking for an increased role this year, however, he has a crowded backfield to work around. White will split most of his time with Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel, but we could see Jeremy Hill and Mike Gillislee take a big chunk out of his playing time as well. White should see plenty of touches during the last few weeks of the preseason, even if Burkhead is back, but a healthy New England backfield will limit White's upside during the regular season.
New England Patriots running backs Rex Burkhead and James White have taken the majority of the first-team repetitions in offseason workouts. However, it wouldn't be surprising to see rookie Sony Michel, the 31st overall pick in the draft, rise to the top of this group by the time the season starts. Jeremy Hill and Mike Gillislee may be left off the final roster. Michel has the most upside, but in true Bill Belichick fashion, we'll probably see a mix of all three backs leading the backfield at some point on a weekly basis. New England's backfield, as always, will be extremely hard to predict on a week-to-week basis.