White finished the 2020 season with 35 carries for 121 yards and two TDs and 49 catches on 62 targets for 375 yards and a receiving score in 14 games. White's rushing and receiving production both dipped in a season in which the Patriots offense, in particular on the passing side, took a step back, as the team moved on from long-time starting QB Tom Brady. Looking ahead, it's hard to get a read on White's 2021 fantasy outlook, as the one-time PPR stalwart is eligible to become a free agent this offseason. If the 28-year-old does re-sign with New England, a plausible outcome, it remains to be seen who the team's QB will be next season, given that Newton is also on track to become a free agent.
White rushed four times for 14 yards and caught all three of his targets for 23 yards in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills. White's production wasn't anything special, but he at least ranked second among New England's tailbacks with seven touches, trailing only Sony Michel and his 10. Notably, rookie J.J. Taylor gained 38 yards on his six carries and perhaps earned more totes if Damien Harris (ankle) remains sidelined in Week 17 versus the Jets. In White's favor could be the fact that Jarrett Stidham replaced Cam Newton at quarterback in the third quarter Monday. If Stidham were to start Sunday against New York, a more pass-centric offense could prefer White's skill set compared to his peers, perhaps boosting his value to close out the campaign.
White collected three yards over a pair of carries, adding four receptions for 52 yards during Sunday's 22-12 loss to the Dolphins. Sony Michel (10 carries) garnered the majority of the Week 15 RB rushing opportunities as Damien Harris (ankle) sat out, while White characteristically filled a notable pass-catching role. The 28-year-old was in the midst of a production slump coming into the weekend, with only five catches for two yards over his preceding three appearances. The 52-yard performance from White marks his third-highest receiving total of the season, but an approaching Week 16 matchup against Buffalo causes reason for pause, as the division rivals have allowed just one RB receiving touchdown all season.
White (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. With fellow running back Damien Harris (ankle) inactive, White and Sony Michel figure to garner added opportunities versus Miami. Though we'd expect Michel to lead the way on early downs, White could see enough change-of-pace/passing-down work Sunday to merit lineup consideration in PPR formats.
White (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, is expected to play, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Volume has been an issue for White of late, but with fellow running back Damien Harris (ankle) having been ruled out, White and Sony Michel should have added opportunities Week 15. While Michel should lead the way on early downs, White could garner enough change-of-pace work Sunday to merit attention in PPR formats.
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