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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. May 31 - 8:49 AM

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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

James White caught his lone target for a 19-yard touchdown in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

Working as the Patriots’ clear No. 3 back in this game, White logged only three first-half snaps and zero touches behind Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount. White’s only touch occurred on a third-quarter wheel route, beating Texans ILB Bernardrick McKinney for a 19-yard score. The odd man out in New England's backfield, White now looks to be buried behind Lewis (15 touches) and Blount (8).
Jan 15 - 12:17 AM

James White rushed twice for nine yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 21 yards in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

He finished with six touches to Dion Lewis' 13, although White continues to see more usage in the passing game. White and Lewis are essentially sharing the Patriots' passing-back role, with LeGarrette Blount as the touchdown specialist. As a team, New England scored 19 touchdowns during the 2016 regular season. Blount accounted for 18 of them.
Jan 1 - 5:46 PM

James White rushed once for 14 yards and caught three-of-four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown Saturday in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

White made a huge gaffe in the second quarter, dropping what would have been a huge gain on third down. He was wide open on the play. It didn’t take White long to redeem himself. He was the recipient of a 25-yard touchdown strike from Tom Brady just before halftime. The only Jets defender near him was linebacker David Harris and he had a bad read on the ball. White has been one of the better receiving backs in football this year but the presence of LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis continues to limit his upside. New England will look for its 14th win next week at Miami.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:47:00 PM

James White rushed three times for 11 yards in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Broncos, adding three receptions for 24 additional yards.

White was third in touches out of the Patriots' backfield, but might have out-snapped LeGarrette Blount. Coach Bill Belichick emphasized his playmaking backs over bruiser Blount. The bad news for White is, Dion Lewis looked all the way back from his knee issue. White is the Pats' No. 3 back, albeit one who should maintain a weekly role.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:53:00 PM

James White rushed two times for three yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 81 yards in the Patriots' Week 14 win over the Ravens.

White did all of his damage in the first half, but out-touched Dion Lewis 5-4 and out-snapped him 29-17. White's biggest play was a 61-yard catch-and-run on a quick slant that White turned upfield and looked like he was wearing rocket launchers on his feet. He and Lewis continue to split the pass-game work behind LeGarrette Blount, making each other nothing more than RB3 options.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:29:00 AM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:31:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 09:06:00 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.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:33:00 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.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 12:24:00 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.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 11:17:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 04:59:00 PM