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James White | Running Back | #28

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (130) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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James White rushed three times for 17 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 18 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Rams.
Dion Lewis finished with nine touches, while White had seven behind backfield leader LeGarrette Blount (18). Lewis and White are rotating role players, essentially canceling each other out as reliable fantasy options. White will be a low-end PPR flex option in Week 14 against the Ravens. Dec 4 - 4:31 PM

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James White caught 4-of-9 targets for 22 yards Week 12 against the Jets.

White did not have a carry. He ended up playing three more snaps than Dion Lewis, but Lewis out-touched him 10-to-4, although White was second on the team with nine targets. With Lewis eating into his role, White is too risky to start even in standard-sized PPR leagues.
Nov 28 - 9:06 AM

James White delivered six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown on six targets Sunday in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the 49ers.

White was the recipient of Tom Brady’s second touchdown of the afternoon. He played an important role in the passing game with two catches of 20-plus yards and was New England’s second-most targeted receiver behind Julian Edelman. White played three more snaps than Dion Lewis but logged two fewer touches. With Lewis cutting into his workload, it will be difficult to trust White in fantasy next week against the Jets.
Nov 20 - 8:33 PM

James White caught four passes for 32 yards in Week 10 against Seattle.

He added two rushes for five yards. White started the first series over LeGarrette Blount, but played eight fewer snaps. He didn't do much for most of the night, with all four of his catches coming in the first half. White is the Patriots' pass-down back for now, but he's going to face competition for his role when Dion Lewis gets fully cleared.
Nov 14 - 12:24 AM

Coach Bill Belichick said it "would take quite a bit" for Dion Lewis (knee, PUP) to pass James White on the depth chart.

"I think White is a good player," Belichick said. "What he does is good. Could somebody do it better? I don't know. But it would take quite a bit, I would say, based on where he is and how consistent he's been with what he's done. It would take somebody playing pretty good to be better than him." Once Lewis is activated from the PUP list, which could happen as soon as this week, he's going to open as the distant No. 3 back. White owners don't need to panic just yet with Lewis knocking down the door of a return.
Nov 11 - 11:17 AM

James White tallied 15 yards on two carries and also caught two-of-five targets for 14 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 8 win over the Bills.

White was held without a catch in the second half. The passing-down specialist has seen all of six touches over his last two games. White’s role could disappear completely if Dion Lewis (knee) is able to return after the team’s upcoming bye week.
Oct 30 - 4:59 PM

James White corralled two-of-five targets for 32 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Steelers.

White got off to a nice start with a 19-yard touchdown in the first quarter but that would prove to be his only highlight of the afternoon. He took a backseat in this one to LeGarrette Blount, who exploded for a season-high 127 yards and two touchdowns. White still plays an important role as the Patriots’ passing-down back but the unpredictability of New England’s offense will hamper him at times. He’ll get the Bills in Week 8.
Oct 23 - 8:23 PM

James White rushed 7 times for 19 yards and caught 8-of-9 targets for 47 yards and two touchdowns Week 6 against the Bengals.

LeGarrette Blount saw five carries and a touchdown on the final, clock-killing drive, but White again appeared to easily out-snap him. Along with Rob Gronkowski, White was the lone bright spot of the first half, catching 6-of-7 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown. He added another score in the second half, but he took a backseat to Gronk and Martellus Bennett. White appears to be the 1A back with Brady running the offense, and that makes him useful even in standard formats. He needs to be owned.
Oct 16 - 4:57 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe expects James White to be a "steady contributor" the rest of the season with Tom Brady back at quarterback.

White out-snapped LeGarrette Blount 38-31 in Brady's first game back. While he's no threat to take Blount's between-the-tackles runs, White will be on the field more simply because the Patriots are going to be throwing the ball more than they did the first four weeks. White needs to be owned in all formats, but Blount shouldn't be written off as an RB2 with mega touchdown upside.
Oct 14 - 10:12 AM

James White played 38-of-80 snaps Week 5 against the Browns.

LeGarrette Blount played just 31. Blount did enter the game with a hip injury which might have played some role in the snap count, but this is notable considering the Patriots had the game well in hand in the second half. Even if Blount was limited by his injury, it seems clear White will have a bigger role with Tom Brady back on the field.
Oct 10 - 11:47 AM

James White rushed five times for 26 yards in the Patriots' Week 5 win over the Browns, adding four receptions for 63 additional yards.

The Pats fed White the ball in the second half, with the result being his most yards from scrimmage this season (89). His previous high was 62. It's confirmation that both White's floor and ceiling are getting a boost with Tom Brady back under center. White will be in the RB3 mix until Dion Lewis returns. Right now, Lewis is without a firm return date. On the PUP list, Lewis has to sit at least one more game.
Oct 9 - 5:44 PM

James White rushed four times for 12 yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 50 yards in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to Buffalo.

White has spent the early part of the season playing clearly behind LeGarrette Blount, who amassed 16 touches to White's nine in this one. White's fantasy stock should trend upward with Tom Brady coming off suspension, but his production will likely be inconsistent and matchup driven week to week.
Oct 2 - 4:07 PM

James White rushed three times for 12 yards in New England's Week 3 win over the Texans, catching 1-of-2 targets for two yards.

White got out-touched 24-4 by LeGarrette Blount, and now has only 87 yards through three games, 44 of which came in Week 1. White is the Patriots' clear-cut passing down back, but it isn't translating to RB3 value in PPR leagues.
Sep 23 - 12:10 AM

James White rushed four times for 19 yards in New England's Week 2 win over the Dolphins, adding two catches for 10 additional yards.

White drew only four targets in the passing game. With the Pats committed to a shell offense following Jimmy Garoppolo's shoulder injury, LeGarrette Blount monopolized backfield snaps. That's likely to remain the case on Thursday against the Texans, though White should be one of the primary safety valves for No. 3 QB Jacoby Brissett. He still has RB3 value in PPR leagues.
Sep 18 - 5:09 PM

James White rushed once for four yards and caught five-of-seven targets for 40 yards in the Patriots' Week 1 win over the Cardinals.

White was mostly ignored in the run game but served his usual role as the Patriots’ passing-down back and looked pretty good doing it. His longest gain of the night came on a 21-yard screen in the first quarter. White’s value is limited to PPR leagues but he should see his fair share of targets next week against the Dolphins.
Sep 12 - 12:29 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Brandon Bolden
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
WR11Julian Edelman
2Griff Whalen
3Danny Amendola
4Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Matt Lengel
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski