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January 5, 2020 03:44 PM
Patriots' James White: Produces as pass catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White carried the ball once for 14 yards in the team's wild-card round loss to the Titans. He added five receptions for 62 yards.

White led the Patriots in both receptions and yards, providing a spark for the offense that was otherwise lacking. Notably, White accounted for three of the team's six longest plays, highlighted by a 29-yard screen pass on the first possession of the game. White once again proved to be a weapon as a pass catcher throughout the campaign, totaling 645 yards and five scores through the air. Though less productive on the ground, he's carved out a clear niche in the Patriots' offense and will be entering the final year of his contract in 2020.

December 30, 2019 01:40 AM
Patriots' James White: Receiving TD in Week 17 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White rushed twice for four yards and secured all three targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 27-24 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

White played a typically minor role in the running game, but he salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with his fifth receiving score of the season in the fourth quarter. The versatile back finished the regular season with multiple catches in all but one of his 15 games and will look to play his usual complementary role in next weekend's wild-card matchup against the Titans.

December 22, 2019 06:16 PM
Patriots' James White: Catches four passes Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White logged 33 of a possible 73 snaps on offense in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills, en route to carrying three times for five yards and catching four of his five targets for 24 yards.

Meanwhile, Sony Michel ran 21 times for 96 yards, adding a five-yard reception, and Rex Burkhead ran five times for 20 yards and a TD while catching four passes for 77 yards. Burkhead's increased involvement in the passing game Saturday cut into White's production, but looking ahead to Week 17 and the playoffs, White, who remains a trusted target of QB Tom Brady, should see enough targets to merit PPR consideration.

December 15, 2019 06:20 PM
Patriots' James White: Nabs receiving touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White caught three of four targets for 49 yards and a touchdown and added 13 yards on three carries during Sunday's 34-13 win over the Bengals.

White got New England on the board early in the first quarter, taking a quick screen for a 23-yard touchdown as he twisted and turned through Cincinnati's defense. White now has three receiving touchdowns in December after just two total touchdowns in his first 11 games and a general late-November lull in production. The storyline in New England has been that Tom Brady lacks trust in the majority of his potential targets. White and Julian Edelman may be the only exceptions, so it's reasonable to expect Brady to look the veteran back's way often down the stretch. Next up is a Buffalo defense that White nabbed eight passes for 57 yards against in Week 4.

December 8, 2019 10:20 PM
Patriots' James White: Leads backfield in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White carried the ball six times for 33 yards and caught five of seven targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Despite the modest numbers, White was the most consistent member of the Patriots' backfield on the afternoon. Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and Brandon Bolden combined for only 33 rushing yards on 13 carries, although Bolden did find the end zone. White will try to take advantage of another plus matchup Week 15 on the road against the Bengals' porous defense.

December 2, 2019 12:48 AM
Patriots' James White: Puts up monster line in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White rushed 14 times for 79 yards and caught eight passes (11 targets) for 98 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans.

New England's offense was stagnant for nearly three quarters, but White caught fire in the fourth and finished with a monstrous fantasy performance. The receiving specialist did most of his damage in the passing game, but it is worth noting that he also finished with more carries than early-down back, Sony Michel, for just the second time this season. Game flow likely dictated this unusual carry split, but White could be in store for a similar workload next Sunday against the Chiefs in the event the Patriots are playing from behind early similar to this week's contest.

November 25, 2019 05:12 PM
Patriots' James White: Just two carries Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White logged 21 of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys, en route to carrying twice for five yards and catching one pass (on three targets) In for minus-6 yards.

In rainy conditions at Foxborough on Sunday, lead back Sony Michel recorded 20 carries for 85 yards, while QB Tom Brady was limited to 17 completions and 190 passing yards. White thus turned in his second straight low-impact outing, following a previous string of PPR-worthy efforts. He'll no doubt have games going forward where he's more involved in the Patriots' passing attack, but with Rex Burkhead also in the team's change-of-pace mix, White's fantasy utility down the stretch largely will depend on weekly game scripts and score-dictated game flows.

November 17, 2019 09:52 PM
Patriots' James White: Minimal impact against Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White carried the ball five times for 20 yards and caught four of seven targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles. He also ran for a two-point conversion.

The two-pointer helped salvage what was otherwise a quiet performance, as White produced his fewest scrimmage yards since Week 2. The running back has seen at least five targets in six of the last seven games, however, and his steady role in the passing game gives him a solid PPR floor heading into next week's tilt against the Cowboys.

November 4, 2019 08:44 PM
Patriots' James White: Scores rare rushing touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White had nine carries for 38 yards and a touchdown, adding 46 more yards on two receptions (three targets) in Sunday's 37-20 loss to the Ravens.

White churned out a rare performance in which he had more of an impact on the ground than through the air. The 27-year-old picked a great time to score his first rushing touchdown of the season, as he was limited to a season-low three targets and two receptions. White popped up on the injury report Friday with a minor toe injury, but he didn't seem to be hampered by the issue. New England suffered its first loss of the season and was playing from behind for most of the contest, which is why its receiving back saw the most touches Sunday. The Patriots had one of the easier schedules over the first half of the season, leaning on its elite defense and ball-control style of offense. Things may change following the upcoming bye week with a slew of high-octane offenses on tap (at Eagles, vs. Cowboys, at Texans, vs. Chiefs). Those types of matchups bode well for White getting more involved in the gameplan.

November 3, 2019 07:08 PM
Patriots' James White: Suits up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (toe) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

When White was added to the Patriots' Week 9 injury report on Friday it was a concern, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network subsequently noted that the running back's toe injury was viewed as a very minor issue. Assuming no in-game setbacks, White will continue to serve as the Patriots' primary change-of-pace back, a role that has limited him to 23 carries for 66 yards in seven games to date, but has also yielded a PPR-friendly 42 catches (on 52 targets) for 358 yards and a TD.

November 3, 2019 09:04 AM
Patriots' James White: Injury considered minor
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, is dealing with a toe injury that is described as "very minor," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

While Rapoport isn't reporting that White is a lock to play in Week 9, the description of the injury the running back suffered in Friday's practice seemingly points to him suiting up. That being said, fantasy managers may have to sweat out White's availability, as the Patriots won't release their inactive list until 90 minutes before the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff. Rex Burkhead (foot) and Brandon Bolden would be the primary beneficiaries of added change-of-pace work if White is limited or held out because of the injury.

November 2, 2019 05:24 PM
Patriots' James White: Travels with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (toe) traveled with the team to Baltimore ahead of Sunday night's game against the Ravens, Mike Reiss of reports.

White was given a questionable designation on the Patriots' final injury report, and his traveling to Baltimore is certainly cause for optimism. Still, more clarity on the situation should still come earlier Sunday. Rex Burkhead (foot) and Brandon Bolden would presumably be in line for White's typical change-of-pace role out of the backfield should White ultimately not suit up.

November 1, 2019 07:52 PM
Patriots' James White: Added to Week 9 injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White was added to the Patriots' injury report Friday with a toe issue after logging a limited practice, Zack Cox of reports. The running back is now listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

White is one of eight players that the team lists as questionable ahead of its 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday. Added clarity on White's status could come at some point early Sunday, but if he ends up sitting out, Rex Burkhead (foot) and Brandon Bolden could be in the mix for change-of-pace work in the New England backfield.

October 27, 2019 10:44 PM
Patriots' James White: Productive through air in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White caught four of five targets for 75 yards and carried the ball twice for four yards in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Browns.

There was very little overlap between White and Sony Michel's assignments in this one -- the latter finished with 21 carries and zero catches -- and Rex Burkhead was an afterthought with four total touches. White's 79 scrimmage yards led the team, but his inability to find the end zone has put a damper on his fantasy value, and the veteran RB hasn't scored since catching a TD pass in Week 2 -- a remarkable regression from the 12 touchdowns he tallied in 2018.

October 22, 2019 12:16 AM
Patriots' James White: Catches seven passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White caught seven of eight targets for 59 yards in Monday night's 33-0 win over the Jets. He also rushed five times, but failed to gain any yards.

White was his usual self Monday, making plays primarily as a pass-catcher out of New England's backfield. In fact, White led the Patriots in receiving yards, and would have finished with even more if not for a shoestring tackle on a would-be touchdown during the second half. Although he again contributed nothing on the ground, White has now caught at least six passes in four straight games, garnering at least eight looks in all of those outings. That evidences his consistent role ahead of Week 8's meeting with the Browns.

October 11, 2019 10:24 AM
Patriots' James White: Significant receiving role in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White rushed twice for minus-1 yard but secured all nine of his targets for 46 yards in the Patriots' 35-14 win over the Giants on Thursday.

White saw plenty of opportunity in the passing game, with Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) inactive and Josh Gordon (knee) exiting the contest early. The veteran running back has logged a combined 28 targets over the last three games, reconfirming his key role as an outlet option in the offense. He'll look to continue offering solid value in PPR formats when the Patriots face off with the Jets in Week 7, a week from Monday.

October 6, 2019 05:24 PM
Patriots' James White: Six carries, six catches in Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White rushed six times for 26 yards and caught six of nine targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 33-7 win over the Redskins.

White tied Julian Edelman for the team lead in targets, edging out Josh Gordon by one. The receiving specialist also set a new season high in carries, perhaps because third-stringer Rex Burkhead (foot) was unavailable to fill his usual change-of-pace role behind White and Sony Michel. With wide receiver Phillip Dorsett leaving this game due to a hamstring injury, the trio of White, Edelman and Gordon represent the clear-cut top options in New England's passing game heading into Thursday's game against the Giants.

September 29, 2019 05:36 PM
Patriots' James White: Gobbles up checkdowns in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White rushed once for one yard and caught eight of 10 targets for 57 yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bills.

White led the team in targets, catches and yards, as Tom Brady found himself checking down often with Buffalo's secondary blanketing New England's wide receivers. The running back is a strong PPR option thanks to his receiving ability out of the backfield, but White is rarely called upon to do much on the ground. After a collective dud here, the entire Patriots offense should be significantly better in Week 5 against the underwhelming Washington defense.

September 29, 2019 11:56 AM
Patriots' James White: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

White missed last weekend's game against the Jets with his wife expecting to give birth to the couple's child, but he'll be back in action Sunday, and is thus poised to reclaim his key role as a pass-catcher out of the New England backfield.

September 22, 2019 11:40 AM
Patriots' James White: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, with his wife expecting to give birth to the couple's child.

With White unavailable for Sunday's contest, look for Rex Burkhead to assume a larger role in Patriots' Week 3 offense, as he figures to absorb a portion of White's change-of-pace duties behind lead back Sony Michel.

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