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James White | Running Back | #28

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (130) / NE
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James White rushed seven times for 45 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-6 targets for 21 yards in the Patriots' Super Bowl 52 loss.
Surprisingly playing ahead of Dion Lewis, White tallied the Patriots’ initial first down on a first-drive swing pass that gained 15. The Eagles otherwise contained White in the passing game with sticky coverage from SS Malcolm Jenkins. White did hit pay dirt on the ground with a 26-yard rushing TD in the second quarter. White failed to build on his Super Bowl 51 breakout in 2017, losing snaps to Rex Burkhead and playing a lesser role before the playoffs, where White scored four touchdowns in three postseason games. The Patriots have White under contract through 2020. He should return as the Pats’ primary passing-down back, but free agents Burkhead and Lewis’ whereabouts will determine White’s fantasy outlook. Feb 4 - 10:46 PM

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James White rushed three times for four yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Jaguars, adding three receptions for 22 additional yards.

Although he touched the ball only six times, White was a big part of the game plan with Rex Burkhead (knee) evidently still not quite right. Now White is returning to the Super Bowl, where he was last seen catching 14 passes.
Jan 21 - 7:29 PM

James White rushed four times for 11 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-7 targets for 29 yards and an additional score in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Titans.

After Dion Lewis put the Patriots in second-quarter scoring position, White put the Pats into the end zone on a shovel-pass touchdown from five yards out. Less than three minutes later, White scored his second TD on a six-yard carry. White could have had a much bigger yardage day, but he dropped two passes that would have gone for significant gains. Although it was still a productive effort from New England’s main passing-down back, White’s role in the AFC Championship game will be affected by Rex Burkhead’s (knee) health.
Jan 14 - 12:01 AM

James White (ankle) is expected to play in the Divisional Round against the Titans.

White looks to be returning after missing Weeks 16 and 17. With RBs Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead likely to sit, White should play on most passing downs. In a game where the Patriots are likely to go pass-heavy against the Titans' stout run defense, White is a sneaky play in daily fantasy and playoff leagues.
Source: ESPN
Jan 13 - 9:39 AM

James White (ankle) is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round.

White got in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday after missing Weeks 16 and 17. We would consider him genuinely questionable, though probably more likely than not to suit up against the Titans.
Jan 11 - 3:56 PM

James White (ankle) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

White should be back this week after sitting out the last two games with a nagging ankle injury. He also had the bye week to get healthy. White ranked 10th among running backs with 56 catches during the regular season.
Jan 10 - 5:09 PM

James White (ankle) was "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

This would give White a decent shot at returning for the Divisional Round after missing Weeks 16 and 17. It's possible Mike Gillislee (knee) is sidelined against the Titans, leaving the Patriots' most common 2017 backfield of Dion Lewis, White and Rex Burkhead in play.
Jan 9 - 5:16 PM

James White (questionable, ankle) is not expected to play Week 17 against the Jets.

It will be his second straight absence. White practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, but the Patriots will hold him out until he's 100 percent. With Mike Gillislee (knee) and Rex Burkhead (knee) also out, Dion Lewis should remain in the RB1 mix for Week 17.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 09:01:00 AM

James White (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Jets.

White should play after practicing on a limited basis. He'll continue to dominate pass-game work, with Dion Lewis handling early downs.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:03:00 PM

James White (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

White was absent for last week's win over Buffalo but should be out there against the Jets in Week 17. He ranks eighth among running backs with 56 catches this year.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 04:46:00 PM

James White (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

White is looking to return from a one-game absence. With Rex Burkhead (knee) out, White should be active in the passing game if he plays this week.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 05:26:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports James White (ankle, questionable) is not expected to play Week 16 against the Bills.

Chris Hogan (shoulder) is also expected to sit. With Rex Burkhead (knee) also sidelined, White sitting should open up an almost every-down role for Dion Lewis, although Mike Gillislee should get some touches for the first time since Week 8. In a good matchup, Lewis is a back-end RB1.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:23:00 AM

James White (ankle) is questionable for Week 16 against the Bills.

White played through his ankle injury last week and practiced on a limited basis. He's on track to play Sunday and could have an expanded role with Rex Burkhead (knee) sidelined. White is just a low-end FLEX in PPR leagues.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 04:06:00 PM

James White (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

White picked up the injury against the Steelers, but he was able to play through it. That matched with a limited session suggests he will be fine to face the Bills on Sunday, but it is a situation worth monitoring with Rex Burkhead (knee) sidelined. If he plays, White will be a FLEX option in PPR formats.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 06:50:00 PM

James White hauled in 2-of-3 targets for eight yards in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Steelers.

Even with Rex Burkhead leaving in the third quarter, White did not see his role expand in this one. Perhaps that changes with a week to get him involved in the game plan, but Dion Lewis should be the clear lead back if Burkhead is forced to miss time.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 08:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
3Danny Etling
RB1Sony Michel
2Rex Burkhead
3James White
4Mike Gillislee
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Rex Burkhead
2Sony Michel
3RB1James White
2Rex Burkhead
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Phillip Dorsett
4Jordan Matthews
5Riley McCarron
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Kenny Britt
4Cody Hollister
5Braxton Berrios
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
4Troy Niklas
5Will Tye
LT1Trent Brown
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Matt Tobin
LG1Isaiah Wynn
2Joe Thuney
3Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
2Luke Bowanko
3James Ferentz
RG1Shaq Mason
2Cole Croston
3Jason King
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Andrew Jelks
3Ulrick John
K1Stephen Gostkowski