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James White | Running Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: Wisconsin
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James White rushed two times for 14 yards and one touchdown and caught 2-of-3 targets for 32 yards and another touchdown in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the Bills on Monday night.
According to Pro Football Focus' Nate Jahnke, White played 20 snaps to LeGarrette Blount's 38 and Brandon Bolden's 11. He's still no Dion Lewis, but White did his best impression Monday night. He had a big gain of 12 yards on a 2nd-and-14 early and later scored a 20-yard touchdown when Tom Brady found him out of the backfield on a blitz-beater. White broke an ankle tackle attempt by S Corey Graham on the way to the end zone. On his six-yard rushing score, the Patriots hurried to the line after a long 41-yard catch-and-run by Danny Amendola and quick-snapped the Bills, catching the way out of position. White is a poor bet for consistent weekly production, but he needs to be owned as the preferred pass-down back in the league's best offense. He'll be an RB3 next week at Denver. Nov 24 - 12:38 AM

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James White played 28-of-73 snaps Week 10 against the Giants.

The total was less than LeGarrette Blount's 38 but considerably more than Brandon Bolden's 10. Though it did not translate to catches and carries against New York, it does appear White will be the primary third-down back moving forward. That makes him a stash in deeper leagues.
Nov 16 - 9:12 AM

James White rushed one time for five yards and caught his lone target for six yards in the Patriots' Week 10 win over the Giants.

Predictably, neither White nor Brandon Bolden played a major role on offense in the first game after Dion Lewis' season-ending torn ACL. LeGarrette Blount dominated touches in the backfield, seeing 21 of them. White is a natural pass catcher, but must not be showing enough behind the scenes to get on the field. He and Bolden are merely RB5 stashes in deeper leagues.
Nov 15 - 8:57 PM

Patriots OC Josh McDaniels said James White will "have an opportunity now to step in there and play a little bit more" following the loss of Dion Lewis.

It's unreasonable to expect White to immediately step into all of Lewis' snaps, but the Patriots are ready to get the second-year back involved more simply out of necessity since Brandon Bolden and LeGarrette Blount don't bring the same skill-set to the table. White will likely start out seeing around 6-8 touches per game with the opportunity to earn increased looks if he does well with those ones.
Nov 11 - 10:22 AM

ESPN Boston considers James White the "top candidate" for an expanded role in Dion Lewis' absence.

White and Brandon Bolden could form a committee with Lewis (ACL) done for the year, but it was White who filled in when Lewis missed Week 7 with an abdominal issue. White has generated fairly steady hype since being the No. 130 overall pick of last year's draft, but has only 28 touches in nine games to show for it. He's unlikely to get the 12 touches per game Lewis was averaging, but is still worth a flier for any RB-starved owner.
Source: ESPN Boston
Nov 9 - 3:13 PM

Filling in for Dion Lewis, Patriots RB James White caught 3-of-5 targets for 26 yards in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets, adding two rushes for four yards.

One of White's two carries came from the goal line, but he couldn't cash it in. White was an afterthought on a day where the Pats were fully committed to the pass. White will be a low-floor FLEX play if Lewis isn't ready for Thursday's game against the Dolphins.
Oct 25 - 5:42 PM

Patriots declared RB James White, CB Justin Coleman, DT Dominique Easley, S Nate Ebner, DE Trey Flowers, WR Keshawn Martin and G Ryan Wendell inactive for Week 2 against the Bills.

White entered training camp as the frontrunner to replace Shane Vereen on passing downs. He lost out to Dion Lewis and is now a healthy scratch after playing just one snap in the opener. Travaris Cadet (hamstring) will make his Patriots debut on Sunday after missing Week 1.
Sep 20 - 11:55 AM

Patriots RB James White played one snap in New England's Week 1 win over the Steelers.

White watched from the sideline as Dion Lewis seized third-down duties. Things are unpredictable on a week-to-week basis in New England's backfield, but with Lewis playing well tonight and LeGarrette Blount returning in Week 2, it's hard to envision an offensive role for White any time soon.
Sep 11 - 12:32 AM

James White totaled 36 rushing yards on 10 carries in Thursday’s preseason loss to the Giants.

White also snagged two catches for 21 yards. He juked a few defenders on his way to a nice nine-yard run late in the first half, setting up a 33-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski. White had a chance to secure a role for himself on third downs at the start of camp but was outplayed by Dion Lewis and Brandon Bolden. It's safe to ignore White in fantasy.
Sep 3 - 10:34 PM

CSN New England's Tom E. Curran said James White could be the "odd man out" in the Patriots' third-down running back battle.

White was drafted as the heir apparent to Shane Vereen last season, but he has struggled to make an impact in both of his NFL preseasons. Travaris Cadet shined in the offseason program, but he has missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Brandon Bolden is the most tenured and versatile of the four competing, and Dion Lewis has been the most impressive this preseason. At least one of those four will not make the team, and there is a chance it is White.
Sep 3 - 9:23 AM

Patriots RB James White played just two snaps in the third preseason game.

White did not record a statistic. After opening the preseason as the favorite for the Patriots' third-down job, White appears to have fallen behind Brandon Bolden and Dion Lewis on the depth chart. White had a similar trajectory last offseason, dazzling in OTAs before disappearing when the pads came on. White could still earn a role in the offense, but he is running out of time.
Source: ESPN
Aug 29 - 11:21 AM

James White led the Patriots with 23 rushing yards in Saturday's preseason win against the Saints.

White started New England's comeback with a three-yard touchdown to open the fourth quarter. He also made his presence felt in the passing game with a 20-yard catch on his only target of the night. White is a candidate to replace Shane Vereen on passing downs, though he faces stiff competition from Travaris Cadet and Brandon Bolden.
Aug 23 - 12:01 AM

ESPN Boston considers James White the leading candidate for third-down snaps.

White led New England in receiving in the preseason opener, catching four balls for 52 yards. He allowed a sack in the third quarter, but Bill Belichick said he thought White "fared well enough" in protection. White's preseason usage makes him the early favorite for passing work over Brandon Bolden and Travaris Cadet.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 15 - 2:39 PM

Patriots second-year RB James White recorded a game-high 52 yards on four catches while also rushing eight times for 12 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Packers.

He was briefly sidelined in the second quarter after getting hit by Packers rookie Quinten Rollins but was back for the start of the second half. All in all, Thursday's outing was a mixed bag for White. He showed some explosiveness after the catch but made a critical error in the third quarter by missing his block and letting Jimmy Garoppolo get sacked. White will have to do better than that if he wants to stick as New England's third-down back.
Aug 13 - 10:56 PM

According to the Boston Herald, Patriots second-year RB James White has "struggled ever since the pads came on" at training camp.

This sounds an awful lot like last year when White was getting talked up as a rookie before the train went off the tracks during training camp and preseason. He looks good as a pass-catcher in shorts and a t-shirt. But over the past week, White has been leapfrogged by Brandon Bolden and Travaris Cadet, with Bolden becoming the "leader" for third-down duties behind thumper LeGarrette Blount.
Aug 10 - 8:52 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Keshawn Martin
4Chris Harper
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Matt Slater
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
4Asante Cleveland
LT1Marcus Cannon
LG1Josh Kline
2Shaq Mason
C1David Andrews
RG1Tre' Jackson
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski