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James White | Running Back | #28

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (130) / NE
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James White earned seven yards on two carries while nabbing three catches for 11 yards and a touchdown on three targets Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 10 win over the Broncos.
White took a backseat in this one, seeing just five touches compared to 13 for teammate Rex Burkhead, who led the Patriots' backfield with 36 offensive snaps. Even with Burkhead eating into his role on passing downs, White was able to salvage the day for fantasy owners by contributing a six-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. With Burkhead getting a bigger piece of the backfield pie, White’s fantasy appeal is quickly fading. We’ll see if he can bounce back against Oakland in Week 11. Nov 13 - 12:23 AM

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James White caught 5-of-6 passes for 85 yards, adding two yards rushing on his only carry in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

White was trouble for the Chargers' linebackers all afternoon, matching his season-high for receiving yardage on the season. At the halfway point in the season, White leads the Patriots with 43 receptions, which ranks second in the league among all running backs so far on the season. White is a low ceiling, high floor RB2 in PPR leagues when the Patriots return from bye in Week 10.
Oct 29 - 5:38 PM

James White rushed four times for 19 yards and caught five passes for 28 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Falcons.

It was White’s first touchdown since the Super Bowl. He got open on the final drive before halftime for a two-yard TD, but that was his only highlight of the night. White saw the second most snaps behind Dion Lewis and has a secure role in the pass game. He'll get a matchup with the Chargers in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 11:51 PM

James White totaled 23 yards on three carries while catching four-of-seven targets for 22 yards Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 6 win over the Jets.

White only broke off one long gain, a 16-yard catch late in the third quarter. On a day where Tom Brady completed barely half of his 38 passes, the Patriots utterly failed in finding creative ways to get White involved. Luckily he gets an enticing matchup against the slumping Falcons, who he roasted for three touchdowns in Super Bowl LI, in Week 7.
Oct 15 - 5:58 PM

James White caught 7-of-9 passes for 57 yards in the Patriots' Week 5 win over the Bucs.

The "running back" "added" two carries for three yards. One of White's catches was the fabled Pats wheel route down the sideline. He had to go full extension (without diving) to make the grab. White now has 29 catches in five games, including 17 in the past five days. As expected, he's been helping to make up for Julian Edelman's loss. He's a PPR RB2 and standard league FLEX.
Oct 6 - 12:08 AM

James White caught 10-of-12 targets for 47 yards in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Panthers.

White tacked on a seven-yard carry. The 10 receptions matched a career high, but were emblematic of a Patriots offense stuck in the mud against the Panthers. Tom Brady couldn't get anything going deep, and instead dinked and dunked. White's 4.7 yards per catch left a lot to be desired. White has 22 catches through four games, keeping him on the FLEX radar in standard leagues.
Oct 1 - 5:28 PM

James White caught his only target for 11 yards and rushed five times for 17 yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Texans.

It is a very disappointing stat line in a game Tom Brady threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns. On the bright side, White continues to be used in the red zone -- he was tackled inside the five yet again in this game -- and should find the end zone in the near future as long as that continues. White will be a FLEX option next week against the Panthers.
Sep 24 - 5:30 PM

James White hauled in all eight of his targets for 85 yards in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Saints.

He also rushed twice for 11 yards. With the Patriots incredibly thin at receiver, White worked all over the field. His first catch came split out wide, he caught passes out of the backfield, and he lined up in the slot. New England's injury situation did not get any better on Sunday, with Rob Gronkowski, Rex Burkhead, and Phillip Dorsett leaving the game and Chris Hogan playing through an injury, so White should retain a big role in the passing game. He will be a great PPR play against the Texans and a FLEX option in standard formats next week.
Sep 17 - 4:41 PM

James White rushed 10 times for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs, adding three receptions for 30 yards.

With the Pats spending lots of time in comeback/hurry-up mode, White led the Patriots' backfield in snaps. Per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, White out-snapped Mike Gillislee 43-24. Gillislee did out-carry White 15-10, and scored three touchdowns to White's zero. Rex Burkhead was on the field for 10 plays. Ultimately, White's role shouldn't be too dissimilar to his 2016 usage, especially with the Patriots' receiver corps suffering one injury after another. He's in the RB3 mix in PPR leagues.
Sep 8 - 1:08 AM

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe expects James White, Dion Lewis and Dwayne Allen to see an "uptick" in targets with Julian Edelman (knee) out for the season.

Edelman has been a fixture in the Patriots' short passing game for the better part of a decade and Volin doesn't see Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola as obvious candidates to replace him in the slot. Instead, Volin expects the Patriots to adjust their scheme while creating more looks for pass-catching backs White and Lewis as well as Allen, who replaces Martellus Bennett as the No. 2 tight end behind Rob Gronkowski. White finished third among running backs in both receiving yards and catches last year and is coming off the game of his life in Super Bowl LI. His arrow is pointing up in PPR leagues.
Aug 27 - 9:36 AM

James White rushed four times for 25 yards and caught one pass for eight yards in the Patriots' third preseason game against the Lions.

Dion Lewis got the start and played the entire first series, but White was in on the next sustained drive, along with Mike Gillislee, who finished it off with a one-yard touchdown. The Patriots love White, and he figures to be the preferred passing-down back over Lewis this season. He's worth a late-round flier in PPR formats, but his week-to-week success will be hard to predict.
Aug 25 - 9:15 PM

According to ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss, James White has "won over" coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady with his steadiness and continued improvement.

White had the game of his life on the biggest stage, catching 14 balls in the Super Bowl comeback win and scoring three touchdowns with a two-point conversion. Belichick embraced White after the game, saying "I'm so proud of you." Seemingly always in a fight for reps, White has now "seized" control of the all-important pass-game back for the Patriots, ahead of Dion Lewis. Consider White a viable RB3/flex in PPR formats.
Source: ESPN.com
May 31 - 8:49 AM

Patriots signed RB James White to a three-year extension through 2020.

The news comes the same day the Patriots signed Bills RFA Mike Gillislee to a two-year offer sheet. With Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis already in tow, the Pats are planning on a seriously crowded running back room. Of course, White has been treated more as a pass catcher than runner the past two seasons, notching 39 more receptions than carries (100-61). White caught a ridiculous 14 balls in the Pats' Super Bowl comeback. Seemingly moving on from LeGarrette Blount, the Pats want an efficient, versatile backfield where backs can create mismatches in the passing game. White's fantasy value should remain borderline in 2017.
Apr 18 - 7:00 PM

James White rushed six times for 29 yards and two touchdowns and caught 14-of-16 targets for 110 yards and a third score as the Patriots completed an unthinkable comeback to win Super Bowl 51 over the Falcons, 34-28 in overtime.

Unbelievably, the Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit with 31 unanswered points and White's game-winning two-yard touchdown plunge in O.T. The Falcons dominated the game for three-plus quarters, but their defense simply ran out of gas in the final frame and post-regulation after staying on the field for a whopping 93 plays. White dominated the backfield in pass-first comeback mode, logging a career-high 20 touches while LeGarrette Blount managed 11 and Dion Lewis handled seven. White's 14 receptions set a Super Bowl record. This was the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history and one of the greatest games in the history of the NFL.
Feb 5 - 10:26 PM

James White carried the ball once for no gain while catching three-of-four targets for eight yards Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

During the regular season, White finished third among running backs in both catches (60) and receiving yards (551). However, he’s had a hard time carving a role for himself since Dion Lewis returned from knee surgery. He only played two fewer snaps than LeGarrette Blount on Sunday but was out-touched 17-4. At the very least, White will mix in on passing downs when he suits up against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
Jan 22 - 10:20 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3Mike Gillislee
4Rex Burkhead
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Dion Lewis
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1James White
2Rex Burkhead
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3Dwayne Allen
4Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Cole Croston
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Ted Karras
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski