White was on the field for 25 of the Patriots' 62 snaps on offense in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Steelers. In the process, White logged two carries for 12 yards and caught five of his seven targets for 25 yards. With Sony Michel healthy and serving as the Patriots' lead back, White's involvement in the team's passing game keys his fantasy utility. He'll continue to factor in on that front, but the return of the versatile Rex Burkhead gives White added competition for touches in the New England backfield.
White rushed four times for 13 yards and brought in two of four targets for 15 yards in the Patriots' 34-33 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. White was atypically quiet in the heartbreaking loss, accounting for one of his most paltry yardage totals of the season. The veteran fifth-year veteran now has 15 yards or fewer through the air, which is typically his calling card, in two of the last three games. White's production figures to continue fluctuating a fair amount from week to week, with his passing game work still his surest path to fantasy success by far. He'll look to up his numbers in a Week 15 conference showdown against the Steelers.
White logged nine carries for a season-high 73 yards and caught one of five targets for five yards in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Jets. After heading into Week 12 action averaging 6.6 catches for 56.2 receiving yards per game, White was uncharacteristically lightly involved in the Patriots' passing attack Sunday. That was largely driven by the flow of the game, so White could benefit from more work in Week 13 against the Vikings if things are more competitive throughout. One potential concern for White -- who played 37 of the Patriots' 70 offensive snaps against New York -- is the projected return of Rex Burkhead (concussion) from injured reserve. Burkhead may be a threat to poach some of White's work both on the ground and in the passing game.
White lost five yards on his lone carry and caught five of eight targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 34-10 loss to Tennessee. The Titans did a great job of bottling up White out of the backfield in what surprisingly turned into a routine victory for the home team. As the receiving back on a team that loves to throw to targets besides wide receivers, White's likely to bounce back after the Week 11 bye. He has five-plus receptions in each of the past seven games.
White (leg/knee) ran the ball 12 times for 31 yards and two touchdowns, adding 72 receiving yards on six catches (seven targets) in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Packers. White suffered a lower-body injury late in the second quarter, but the extra rest during halftime allowed the dual-threat back to return to action and score his second touchdown of the day. Cordarrelle Patterson filled Sony Michel's (knee) between-the-tackles role (11 carries for 61 yards and a score), so White's role appears to be set in stone -- for better or worse -- regardless of who else teams up with him in the backfield. The 26-year-old's value remains high in PPR formats, with anything he does on the ground serving as icing on the cake.
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