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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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James White hauled in all eight of his targets for 85 yards in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Saints.
He also rushed twice for 11 yards. With the Patriots incredibly thin at receiver, White worked all over the field. His first catch came split out wide, he caught passes out of the backfield, and he lined up in the slot. New England's injury situation did not get any better on Sunday, with Rob Gronkowski, Rex Burkhead, and Phillip Dorsett leaving the game and Chris Hogan playing through an injury, so White should retain a big role in the passing game. He will be a great PPR play against the Texans and a FLEX option in standard formats next week. Sep 17 - 4:41 PM

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James White rushed 10 times for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs, adding three receptions for 30 yards.

With the Pats spending lots of time in comeback/hurry-up mode, White led the Patriots' backfield in snaps. Per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, White out-snapped Mike Gillislee 43-24. Gillislee did out-carry White 15-10, and scored three touchdowns to White's zero. Rex Burkhead was on the field for 10 plays. Ultimately, White's role shouldn't be too dissimilar to his 2016 usage, especially with the Patriots' receiver corps suffering one injury after another. He's in the RB3 mix in PPR leagues.
Sep 8 - 1:08 AM

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe expects James White, Dion Lewis and Dwayne Allen to see an "uptick" in targets with Julian Edelman (knee) out for the season.

Edelman has been a fixture in the Patriots' short passing game for the better part of a decade and Volin doesn't see Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola as obvious candidates to replace him in the slot. Instead, Volin expects the Patriots to adjust their scheme while creating more looks for pass-catching backs White and Lewis as well as Allen, who replaces Martellus Bennett as the No. 2 tight end behind Rob Gronkowski. White finished third among running backs in both receiving yards and catches last year and is coming off the game of his life in Super Bowl LI. His arrow is pointing up in PPR leagues.
Aug 27 - 9:36 AM

James White rushed four times for 25 yards and caught one pass for eight yards in the Patriots' third preseason game against the Lions.

Dion Lewis got the start and played the entire first series, but White was in on the next sustained drive, along with Mike Gillislee, who finished it off with a one-yard touchdown. The Patriots love White, and he figures to be the preferred passing-down back over Lewis this season. He's worth a late-round flier in PPR formats, but his week-to-week success will be hard to predict.
Aug 25 - 9:15 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Mike Gillislee
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Rex Burkhead
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Mike Gillislee
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
3Cole Croston
K1Stephen Gostkowski