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, who carried 43 times for 171 yards in 14 games last season, to go along with 56 catches for 429 yards and three TDs, remains a roster lock thanks to his pass-catching prowess. That said, the dynamic Michel draws comparisons to Alvin Kamara of the Saints and the rookie is thus a threat to cut into White's target volume (and in turn PPR-value) in 2018.
White (ankle) is active for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Titans.
Unlike fellow running backs Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee), White has brushed off an ankle injury and will be available to the offense in the Patriots' playoff opener. White is thus the best bet to spell Dion Lewis on occasion, especially on obvious passing downs.
White (ankle) is expected to play in Saturday's playoff tilt against the Titans, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
White has not suited up since Week 15 due to an ankle injury, so he has now had three full weeks to recover. At the time of his injury White only had a bit role with the offense, but with Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) expected to be sidelined, he could potentially play a key role in the Patriots' game plan.
White (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Titans after logging a limited practice Thursday.
We'd expect White, who last suited up on Dec. 17, to return to the Patriots' backfield mix this weekend. If that's the case, he'd be working behind Dion Lewis, though if White's ankle holds up okay, he'd figure to reclaim his role as a trusted pass-catching option (for QB Tom Brady) out of the the team's backfield. Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) are also listed as questionable for the contest, but at least one of that duo figures to suit up Saturday. In such a committee context, White profiles as a speculative play in postseason PPR formats.
|7||10/21/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/18||@ BUF||8:15 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|2014||New England Patriots||3||0||9||38||4.2||11||0||0||1|
|2015||New England Patriots||14||1||22||56||2.5||8||2||0||3|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||4||39||166||4.3||16||0||0||8|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||4||43||171||4.0||10||0||0||6|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||13||66||5.1||15||0||0||2|
|2014||New England Patriots||3||0||5||23||4.6||11||0||0||0||1|
|2015||New England Patriots||14||1||40||410||10.3||68||4||6||1||19|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||4||60||551||9.2||61||5||5||1||26|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||4||56||429||7.7||27||3||6||0||25|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||14||125||8.9||27||2||1||0||7|
|2014||New England Patriots||3||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||2||28||14.0||18||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||New England Patriots||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|