White agreed Wednesday with the Patriots on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
White will be returning to New England for an eighth season in 2021 after reaching unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career. Since being drafted in the fourth round in 2014, the 29-year-old has established himself as a reliable pass-catching option out of the Patriots' backfield. This past season, White recorded 35 carries for 121 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 49 catches on 62 targets for 375 yards and a receiving score in 14 games. While those numbers were down a bit from recent years, White could see an uptick in production in 2021, given the probability that New England's passing attack will improve due to offseason upgrades in personnel.
White is expected to re-sign with New England, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
White has yet to finalize a deal with the Patriots, but he appears set to do so in the near future. The 29-year-old is expected to reprise his role as New England's top pass-catching back, though it's a far less valuable role in the post-Tom Brady era.
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.
White (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins after being limited at practice Wednesday through Friday.
White is one of 14 New England players listed as questionable for the contest, though the status of some members of that group could be known by Saturday if the team announces which ones aren't making the trip to Miami. Given White's downturn in usage in the passing game in the Cam Newton-led offense, the running back's once-stable PPR floor can't be relied upon these days.
White was a limited participant at practice Wednesday due to a foot injury.
White was one of 13 New England players listed as limited on the team's first Week 15 report. Since the foot issue is a new one for White, his status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins is worth monitoring. That said, considering White's current level of volume in the Patriots' Cam Newton-led offense, he's no longer a dependable weekly fantasy option, even in PPR formats.
White carried three times for 16 yards and caught one of his two targets for two yards in Thursday's 24-3 loss to the Rams.
Given his current volume in the Patriots' Cam Newton-led offense, White's once-stable PPR floor no longer can be relied on. The change-of-pace back's fantasy utility down the stretch will hinge on game flows, and while it's possible he'll see more targets in the coming weeks, he profiles as a speculative lineup option these days.
White gained one yard on three receptions in Sunday's 45-0 win over the Chargers.
White thrives when the Patriots are trying to overcome a deficit, which is something they didn't face all afternoon. In turn, Damien Harris and Sony Michel both registered double-digit carries, while White's usage was contained. Next week's game against the Rams figures to be a tight matchup between two tough defenses, and it could be tough to depend on White with Michel healthy and being trusted in the offense again.
White rushed five times for 18 yards and two touchdowns while catching his lone target for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cardinals.
White took a 4th-and-2 pitch to the house from seven yards out for New England's first points, then found the end zone again from one yard out to help the Patriots take a 17-10 third-quarter lead. His nose for the end zone made up for a surprising lack of involvement in the passing game, but White was the only running back to see a target from quarterback Cam Newton. With Rex Burkhead (knee) on IR, White should remain involved on passing situations while mixing in near the goal line in Week 13 against the Chargers and beyond.
White rushed five times for 19 yards and caught six of nine targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Texans.
Rex Burkhead (knee) was carted off, per Darren Hartwell of Yahoo Sports, leaving White with a near monopoly on pass-catching duties out of the backfield as New England tried to climb out of a second-half hole. White set a new season best with 84 scrimmage yards while tying his season high in targets, and Burkhead's expected absence in Week 12 should leave White with a prominent role in passing situations against the Cardinals. Damien Harris and possibly Sony Michel (quad) should get most of the work on the ground, but neither can hold a candle to White's pass-catching ability.
White caught both of his targets for eight yards in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Ravens.
White, who logged 10 of a possible 58 snaps on offense, didn't record a carry Sunday, as the team leaned on Damien Harris (22 carries for 121 yards) and Rex Burkhead (six carries for 31 yards and four catches for 35 yards and two TDs) in a contest affected by windy and rainy conditions. While future game scripts and game flows should yield more productive days for White going forward, his fantasy floor these days is limited by his minimal involvement as a rusher and his modest volume of late in the team's passing game, an area where Burkhead has carved out a role.
White carried twice for zero yards and caught four of his five targets for 24 yards in Monday's 30-27 win over the Jets.
Six games into his 2020 campaign, White has made a minimal impact as a ball-carrier, logging 16 carries for 51 yards in that span. While his numbers are down from past seasons in the team's Cam Newton-led attack, the 28-year-old change-of-pace back does still retain some value in PPR formats, having recorded 25 catches on 30 targets for 195 yards to date.
White rushed twice for no gain and caught two of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to Buffalo.
White isn't making much of an impact for a Patriots offense that's averaging only 12.3 points per game during the team's four-game losing streak. A Week 9 matchup with the winless Jets should help boost White's outlook, but he's still searching for his first touchdown of 2020 after scoring 12 in 2018 and six last year.
White caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.
White, who didn't log a carry in the contest, was only on the field for 10 snaps Sunday after missing practice both Wednesday and Thursday for non-injury reasons. The Patriots offense was out of sync for most of the contest, and White, who had logged 15 catches over his previous two games, was surprisingly a non-factor. He'll look to bounce back Week 8 against the Bills, but New England's offense looked so sluggish against the 49ers that it can't be assumed a strong bounce-back is in order for the change-of-pace ace.
White (not injury-related) was back at practice Friday, Andrew Callahan of The Boston Herald reports.
White returned to the practice field Friday after two consecutive absences. He's therefore on track for his usual passing-down role Sunday against the 49ers. White's only averaging four carries through three games to date, but he's maintained PPR relevance by hauling in 18 of his 20 targets for 133 yards in that span.
White (non-injury related) remained absent from practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
White's status thus is worth monitoring in advance of this weekend's game against the 49ers. The Patriots' change-of-pace ace made a mark in PPR formats Week 6 by carrying four times for eight yards and catching eight of his nine targets for 65 yards in this past Sunday's 18-12 loss to Denver.
White rushed four times for eight yards and caught eight of nine targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 18-12 loss to Denver.
White accounted for all of New England's receiving production in the first quarter with three catches for 29 yards, and he ended up leading the team in targets, catches and receiving yards on a dismal passing day for quarterback Cam Newton (157 yards, two interceptions). If Newton's inability to push the ball downfield accurately persists against the 49ers in Week 7, White should maintain a significant role in the passing game as a check-down option out of the backfield.
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