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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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Patriots rookie RB James White is inactive for the Super Bowl.
The 130th overall pick in last May's draft, White was a favorite inside the draftnik community, but looked overwhelmed this preseason and was active for just three games as a rookie. The door could crack open for White to contribute in 2015 if Shane Vereen leaves in free agency. White was viewed as a plus pass blocker and pass catcher coming out of Wisconsin. Feb 1 - 4:50 PM

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ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss thinks James White could be the team's pass-catching back in 2015.

With Shane Vereen scheduled to become a free agent in March, White could make the leap in 2015. The 130th pick in May's draft was standout in OTAs and minicamp, but couldn't put it together in the preseason and has played just 27 offensive snaps as a rookie. The Patriots are still high on White. He's a player to target in Dynasty leagues with his value at the lowest it's been.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:02:00 PM

Patriots RB James White is inactive for Week 11.

White is a healthy scratch, leaving Brandon Bolden to backup Shane Vereen and Jonas Gray. The rest of the Patriots inactives are WR Aaron Dobson, DE Chandler Jones, S Don Jones, CB Alfonzo Dennard, OL Jordan Devey, and DL Casey Walker.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Patriots RB James White is a healthy scratch for Week 9 against the Broncos.

As is Aaron Dobson. White notched six touches in last week's win over the Bears, but the Pats will go with Brandon Bolden behind Shane Vereen and Jonas Gray. Also inactive for the Patriots are CB Alfonzo Dennard, OL Jodan Devey, OL Cameron Fleming, DE Zach Moore and DE Chandler Jones.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Patriots RB James White notched his first touches since Week 4 in the Pats' Week 8 win over the Bears, rushing six times for 17 yards.

White got a series to himself in the second quarter, but largely functioned as Jonas Gray's breather back. White appears to have moved ahead of Brandon Bolden on the depth chart, but things can be week to week in New England. White isn't a particularly high-upside stash in 12-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Patriots RB James White is a healthy scratch for Week 7 against the Jets.

Jonas Gray is active after being promoted from the practice squad on Thursday. ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss believes the Pats' decision to go with the 5-foot-10, 230-pound Gray over the 5-foot-10, 205-pound White could be related to the rainy conditions in Foxboro on Thursday evening. Gray will back up Brandon Bolden as the Pats' "big back," but could get a chance to establish himself as the "hot hand." Shane Vereen will handle passing-down work, and should get looks between the tackles.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 07:04:00 PM

James White is inactive for Week 2 against the Vikings.

White is a healthy scratch for the second straight week. White is now clearly behind Brandon Bolden in the Patriots' backfield.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Patriots RB James White is a healthy scratch for Week 1 against the Dolphins.

Also inactive for the Pats are LB Darius Fleming, WR Aaron Dobson, OL Bryan Stork, DL Chris Jones, OG Josh Kline and DE Michael Buchanan. White generated hype in OTAs and training camp, but struggled in preseason games. His spot on the bench is a relief for Stevan Ridley owners, who at least for one week don't have to worry about White stealing valuable snaps. White could still become a going fantasy concern this season, but his value in 10-12 team re-draft leagues is just about nil.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:41:00 AM

James White rushed for 15 yards on four carries and added five yards on one catch in the Patriots' third preseason game.

Despite his lackluster play this preseason, the Patriots have shown confidence in their rookie runner. White played four more snaps in the first half than Stevan Ridley, and was utilized several times in a two-back formation with Shane Vereen. With injury-prone Vereen and fumble-prone Ridley the only players in front of him on the depth chart, White is worth a flier in the 13th round.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Patriots fourth-round pick James White managed 27 yards on ten carries in Friday night's preseason game against Philly.

He added one catch for eight yards on two targets. Through two exhibition affairs, White has 36 yards on 14 carries (2.57 YPC). The Patriots' coaching staff seems to love White, but he's been unable to translate his alleged strong practice play into real-game performance. Even with Stevan Ridley fumbling on Friday night, White is no more than a late-round fantasy flier.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Fourth-round RB James White got first-team carries Wednesday while most of Stevan Ridley's reps came with the second unit.

It's just one day of practice, but it carries a little more weight since it was a joint 11-on-11 session versus the Eagles. It confirms that the Patriots want to get a look at White against first-stringers even if Ridley is the starter. As a young back impressing in his first camp, White should at least be on watch lists. He's directly behind both big back Ridley and first-string passing back Shane Vereen.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Rookie Patriots RB James White rushed four times for nine yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Redskins.

The most buzzed about player in Pats camp, White also returned a kick for 19 yards and notched a special teams tackle. Although he came off the bench behind Stevan Ridley, he shared the field with Shane Vereen on a third down. White's first touch came with 2:18 left in the first quarter. White didn't gain momentum this evening, but certainly didn't halt it, either. He remains a player to watch.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 09:58:00 PM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss suggests fourth-round pick James White could be threatening Stevan Ridley for early-down carries.

Reiss wrote that he's "starting to wonder" if White "might cut into some of Ridley's early-down workload," and says it's "notable" how many practice reps White has received, "especially on the goal line." In his latest 53-man roster projection, Reiss appears to place White ahead of Ridley on the depth chart, and directly behind Shane Vereen. White lacks the power of 225-pound Ridley, but offers more versatility and is already a coaching staff pet. He's someone to consider late in re-draft leagues. Ridley remains a volatile middle-round fantasy pick.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 10:43:00 AM

ESPN Boston says it looks like fourth-round RB James White will "be a significant part of the team's attack -- on all three downs."

This is our third James White post in 24 hours, so you know he's buzzing at Pats camp. Bill Belichick has raved about him, he's gotten goal-line reps and now top beat man Mike Reiss is jumping on board. As a direct backup to both Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, White would have some deep-league flier appeal.
Source: ESPN Boston
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Patriots fourth-round RB James White took goal-line reps in Thursday's practice.

It's a few reps in only one practice, but it's clear coach Bill Belichick was serious when he talked up White as a three-down talent. White should be given every opportunity to beat out Brandon Bolden for No. 3 duties, which would give him vulture appeal behind fumbler Stevan Ridley.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Garrett Gilbert
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3Brandon Bolden
4James White
5Tyler Gaffney
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3RB1Brandon Bolden
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
4Jonathan Krause
5Greg Orton
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright