White rushed 11 times for 40 yards and hauled in eight of 10 targets for 57 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Bears. White became the feature back after Sony Michel hurt his knee while fumbling the ball in the first half. Catching the ball out of the backfield is the strength of White's game, and he translated that ability into points with a five-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter and a two-yard score in the fourth. Kenjon Barner also got in on the fun with 10 carries for 36 yards, so White will likely work in tandem with either Barner or Michel against the Bills in Week 8.
White rushed twice for zero yards but brought in 10 of 14 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 38-24 win over the Colts on Thursday. White was a complete non-factor in the running game, but at this point, he's an honorary member of the New England receiver corps anyhow. The fifth-year veteran paced the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night, and he now has at least seven catches in three of five games this season, along with four receiving touchdowns overall. White should continue to serve in a similar role on most weeks, even factoring in the return of Julian Edelman from suspension. He'll look to further solidify his already extensive PPR appeal in a potential shootout against the Chiefs in Week 6.
White was on the field for 25 of a possible 48 snaps on offense in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Lions. In the process, White carried four times for 37 yards and caught all three of his targets for 14 yards and a TD. Three of White's carries came on the final drive of the game, with Sony Michel leading the team's backfield Week 3 with 14 carries for 50 yards. On an evening when the New England offense sputtered, White managed to eke out some fantasy utility. In the coming weeks, expect his rushing workload to be modest, but White's involvement in the team's passing game gives him a decent weekly floor in PPR formats.
White rushed four times for 11 yards and caught seven of eight targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 31-20 loss to Jacksonville. White ended up leading the team targets, catches and receiving yards, as Tom Brady found himself checking the ball down early and often against the vaunted Jacksonville pass rush. Rookie Sony Michel (10 carries, two targets) and Rex Burkhead (six carries) were also involved, but White appears to be New England's receiving back of choice. That role should bear plenty of fruit given the Patriots' past success in passing situations.
White logged 36 out of a possible 75 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans, en route to rushing five times for 18 yards and hauling in four of his nine targets for 38 yards and a TD. Fellow running back Rex Burkhead led the way in terms of snaps (with 37) and carries (18 for 64 yards) in the contest, while Jeremy Hill saw action on 12 snaps, but suffered what could be a serious leg injury. With rookie Sony Michel (knee) potentially suiting up in Week 2, White will continue to have competition for touches in the New England offense, but generally speaking his involvement in the team's passing game gives him a decent weekly floor in PPR formats.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/05||Green Bay Packers||13||15.67|
|12||11/25||@New York Jets||17||16.33|
|17||12/30||New York Jets||17||16.33|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||35||131||1||52||463||4||89|