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  Patriots | James White had sure hands in 2019    Thu Apr 2, 11:23 PM

New England Patriots RB James White was charged with only two drops on 95 targets last season, resulting in a drop percentage of 2.1. White was charged with a drop on 4.1 percent of his 123 targets in 2018.

Footballguys view: The headline should just read 'James White has sure hands' or 'water is wet.' Everyone under the sun knows that White is one of the most sure-handed receiving backs in the league. It will be interesting to see how much he meshes with the Patriots new starting quarterback...whoever that is...now that Tom Brady is with the Buccaneers.

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  Patriots | New England falls in playoff opener    Sat Jan 4, 11:46 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 20 of his 37 passes for 209 yards and an interception in a 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round Saturday, Jan. 4. RB Sony Michel rushed 14 times for 61 yards and caught two passes for nine yards, and RB James White caught five passes for 62 yards and rushed once for 14 yards. WR Julian Edelman caught three of his five passes for 30 yards and rushed twice for 12 yards and a touchdown, WR N'Keal Harry caught two of his seven targets for 21 yards, WR Mohamed Sanu caught one of his four passes for 11 yards, WR Phillip Dorsett caught one of his four targets for six yards, and TE Benjamin Watson caught three of his four targets for 38 yards. LB Dont'a Hightower led the team with nine tackles, including eight solo stops and one tackle for loss.

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  Patriots | Week 17 final stats for Patriots    Sun Dec 29, 04:17 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 16-of-29 passes for 221 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in an upset loss at home to the Miami Dolphins. RB Sony Michel led the way with 74 rushing yards on 18 attempts while scoring a touchdown, with RB Rex Burkhead adding 48 yards on six carries. WR Phillip Dorsett had a team-high 50 yards on one grab with four targets, while LB/FB Elandon Roberts had a 38-yard touchdown on his only touch. RB James White also added a score while finishing with three catches for 33 yards, and WR Julian Edelman managed three grabs for 26 yards on seven targets. WR N'Keal Harry also had three catches for 29 yards on seven targets while running once for nine yards.

Footballguys view: The Patriots offense continued to disappoint, coming up short in a game against one of the worst defenses in the league. Michel was serviceable for fantasy today and that's about it as linebacker/fullback Elandon Roberts caught one of the two Brady touchdowns. The Patriots fall to the third seed and will have to play next week and both Brady and the offense look mortal, and of course talk of Josh McDaniels as a head coaching prospect will be heard even though this was arguably the biggest struggle of his Patriots career.

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  Patriots | James White quiet Saturday    Sat Dec 21, 07:48 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed three times for five yards and caught four of his five targets for 24 receiving yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: White was a dud in Week 16 because Rex Burkhead played some of the best football of his career. He'll be a flex play at best for Week 17 Super Bowls.

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  Patriots | James White totals 62 yards, score    Sun Dec 15, 05:25 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed three times for 13 yards in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three grabs for a team-high 49 yards and a score.

Footballguys view: White scored early or else he would have been a bust in this game. He'll be a low-end PPR flex against the Bills on Saturday. He had eight catches for 57 yards in the first meeting.

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  Patriots | James White accounts for 60 total yards    Mon Dec 9, 01:20 AM

New England Patriots RB James White ran six times for 33 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14. He added five catches for 27 yards.

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  Patriots | James White has monster game on SNF    Mon Dec 2, 02:23 AM

New England Patriots RB James White carried the ball 14 times for 79 yards on Sunday, Dec. 1, against the Houston Texans. White also registered eight receptions for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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  Patriots | James White limited to three touches in Week 12    Mon Nov 25, 12:28 AM

New England Patriots RB James White ran twice for five yards and lost six yards on his only catch in Week 12 versus the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Patriots | James White totals 36 yards    Mon Nov 18, 02:42 AM

New England Patriots RB James White carried five times for 20 yards and caught four of his seven targets for 16 yards in Week 11 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Patriots | James White leads Pats' backs    Mon Nov 4, 12:23 AM

New England Patriots RB James White (toe) carried the ball nine times for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Nov. 3. White also caught two passes for 46 yards.

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  Patriots | James White active for SNF    Sun Nov 3, 06:59 PM

New England Patriots RB James White (toe) is active for the Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.

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  Patriots | James White's status still up in the air    Sun Nov 3, 09:30 AM

New England Patriots RB James White's (toe) injury is considered minor but he is still listed as questionable for Week 9's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Footballguys view: All signs point to White playing his normal role and having his normal level of effectiveness in this game.

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  Patriots | James White makes trip    Sat Nov 2, 02:25 PM

New England Patriots RB James White (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 9 but did make the trip Saturday, Nov. 2, to Baltimore.

Footballguys view: White always has plenty of flex appeal in PPR leagues. If he plays against the Ravens, White could perform like a low-end RB2 for Fantasy GMs. Make sure to double-check his status if you're considering the Patriots back on Sunday.

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  Patriots | James White questionable    Fri Nov 1, 05:43 PM

New England Patriots RB James White (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Footballguys view: There are no signs that White is going to miss this one, but we'll monitor the situation to be sure. He has been a steady 10-15 point PPR presence in lineups all season.

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  Patriots | James White totals 12 touches    Mon Oct 21, 11:35 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed five times for no gain in Week 7 against the New York Jets, but he had seven receptions for a game-high 59 yards on eight targets.

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  Patriots | Nine receptions for James White    Fri Oct 11, 12:44 AM

New England Patriots RB James White caught nine passes for 46 yards in Week 6 against the New York Giants. He also lost a yard on two carries.

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  Patriots | James White totals 12 touches    Sun Oct 6, 05:08 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed six times for 26 yards in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins while adding six catches for 46 yards on nine targets.

Footballguys view: White was able to get a few more snaps with Rex Burkhead out and he remains a reliable target in the short passing game, giving him a solid PPR weekly floor. He's a good flex against the Giants on Thursday.

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  Patriots | James White leads way with eight grabs    Sun Sep 29, 07:07 PM

New England Patriots RB James White posted team highs with eight catches, 57 yards and 10 targets in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: White was the only thing in the Patriots offense that was working with any consistency in Buffalo today. He could go back to being a low ceiling PPR option against a Washington team that will have trouble competing next week.

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  Patriots | Week 3 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Sep 22, 11:34 AM

The New England Patriots have declared FB James Develin, DL Shilique Calhoun, TE Matt LaCosse, OT Caleb Benenoch, FS Nate Ebner, RB James White and OT Korey Cunningham inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Rex Burkhead becomes a strong flex or even RB2 play and rookie Damien Harris should get some work today in his first NFL regular season game.

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  Patriots | James White won't play in Week 3    Sun Sep 22, 09:41 AM

New England Patriots RB James White has been ruled out for Week 3's game against the New York Jets because his wife is expected to give birth, according to multiple sources.

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  Patriots | James White makes trip    Sat Sep 14, 01:02 PM

New England Patriots RB James White made the trip Saturday, Sept. 14, to Miami for the team's Week 2 game against the Dolphins.

Footballguys view: There was some speculation that White may miss the game with his wife expecting. Instead, looks like White is going to be there for the game. He's always got flex appeal in PPR leagues, especially in what should be a very one-sided matchup on Sunday.

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  Patriots | James White totals 82 yards    Mon Sep 9, 12:49 AM

New England Patriots RB James White ran four times for 26 yards and caught five of his seven targets for 56 yards in Week 1 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel on the sidelines again    Mon Jul 29, 02:16 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was back on the sidelined for team drills on Sunday, July 28, so RBs Brandon Bolden, Rex Burkhead and James White divvied up the first-team carries.

Footballguys view: Like Todd Gurley, Michel is 24 and a bit young for this kind of treatment, so it casts a shadow on his outlook, but if he makes it through camp healthy, it could be a sign that he will be a value at a depressed ADP. Damien Harris isn't getting first-team reps yet, but he's still the back poised to benefit the most if Michel misses time.

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  Patriots | Lead back role up for grabs?    Mon Jun 3, 04:34 PM

New England Patriots RBs Sony Michel and Damien Harris are competing for lead-back duties with James White locked into his role and Rex Burkhead likely viewed as a jack-of-all-trades, change-of-pace runner, according to Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald.

Footballguys view: The Patriots always have a collection of backs and there is one they usually lean on more than others. That back in 2019 is likely going to be Sony Michel. We'll see how this battle shakes out in training camp. We love Harris as a dynasty prospect but Michel is more explosive and has a year of pro experience under his belt.

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  Patriots | James White eyes further improvement    Thu May 2, 12:16 PM

New England Patriots RB James White is focused on improving his game, he said Thursday, May 2. 'Even though you have some success, there's still plenty of mistakes that you make out there,' White said. 'So there's always room for improvement, always ways to get better, always more yards to get. So you get in with the coaches, see what you can improve and find ways to get better. Whether it's running better routes, having no drops or having better run reads, there's always a little bit of things you can improve on.'

Footballguys view: White has been a fine weapon for the Patriots offense for years...and he's a favorite of Tom Brady. Fantasy GMs know he is a good play in PPR leagues because of his pass-catching ability. Last year, White finished as a top-12 fantasy running back in PPR leagues and should finish around the same spot this year.

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  Patriots | James White invisible in win    Sun Feb 3, 11:15 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed twice for four yards and caught one pass for five yards in a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

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  Patriots | James White logs 10 touches    Sun Jan 20, 11:01 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed six times for 23 yards and caught four of his six targets for 49 yards in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

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  Patriots | Another big day for N.E. RBs?    Thu Jan 17, 01:32 PM

New England Patriots RBs Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead combined for 47 rushing attempts/targets and 254 yards from scrimmage in the divisional-round playoff win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are going to have a gameplan in place to take advantage of the Chiefs weaknesses on defense. The Chiefs surrendered the third-most total yards (2,709) to opposing running backs during the regular season.

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  Patriots | James White catches 15 passes    Sun Jan 13, 05:42 PM

New England Patriots RB James White caught 15 passes for 97 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

Footballguys view: White was the engine of the first drive and stole easy yards in the passing game all day. He's resuming his history of being a bigger part of the offense in the postseason.

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  Patriots | James White plays well in Week 17    Sun Dec 30, 04:44 PM

New England Patriots RB James White caught four passes for 39 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 17. He also rushed for 30 yards on four carries during the game.

Footballguys view: White had a fantasy breakout season for a stretch when injuries put more on his plate. He still showed he has flex value when all hands are on deck in this backfield and he's likely to have more value in playoff leagues than he showed in December.

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  Patriots | James White finds end zone    Sun Dec 23, 05:50 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed for 41 yards and one touchdown on eight carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 16. He also caught two passes for 13 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: White isn't playing a big role in the passing game most weeks now, but he did have a long touchdown run to justify any flex starts this week. He'll be a what the heck flex again next week vs. the Jets.

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  Patriots | James White in line for more touches?    Tue Dec 18, 01:32 PM

New England RB James White needs to get the ball more often, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Footballguys view: Keep this in mind if you're considering White a RB3 or flex play in PPR leagues. In games when White has had at least 13 rushing attempts/targets this season, the Patriots are 9-0 and 0-5 when he's had 12 or fewer.

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  Patriots | James White totals seven touches    Sun Dec 16, 10:37 PM

New England Patriots RB James White finished with two runs for 12 yards in Week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he had five receptions for 25 yards on seven targets.

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  Patriots | James White held in check    Sun Dec 9, 04:26 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed for 13 yards on four carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 14. He also caught two passes for 15 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman did a lot more than they had been lately, and White faded into the background. He'll be a mere what the heck at Pittsburgh next week.

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  Patriots | James White posts 118 scrimmage yards    Sun Dec 2, 10:37 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed six times for 26 yards in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings and he added seven catches for a team-high 92 yards on nine targets.

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  Patriots | James White totals 10 touches    Sun Nov 25, 08:42 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed nine times for 73 yards in Week 12 against the New York Jets while adding one grab for five yards.

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  Patriots | James White limited in road loss    Sun Nov 11, 07:34 PM

New England Patriots RB James White posted five grabs for 31 yards on eight targets in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans and he had one run for minus-5 yards.

Footballguys view: White had his first dud in a while as the Patriots offense repeatedly fizzled. He's still a strong RB2 going into the bye, but he has room to fall if this trend continues.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman totals 99 yards    Sun Nov 4, 11:48 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman posted six receptions for 71 yards on 10 targets in Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers and he ran twice for 28 yards. He also had a 37-yard pass to RB James White.

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  Patriots | James White totals 103 yards, two TDs    Sun Nov 4, 11:43 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed 12 times for just 31 yards in Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers, but he had two touchdowns. He also added 72 yards on six receptions on seven targets.

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  Patriots | James White gets 18 total touches    Mon Oct 29, 11:55 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed eight times for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the Buffalo Bills while adding 10 receptions for 79 yards on 13 targets.

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  Patriots | James White scores pair of TDs    Sun Oct 21, 06:15 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed 11 times for a team-high 40 yards in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears and he added eight receptions for 57 yards and two scores on a team-high 10 targets.

Footballguys view: White got a larger rushing workload with Sony Michel out, and he remained a force in the red zone passing game. He's a PPR RB1 and strong RB2 in non-PPR leagues heading to Buffalo next week.

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  Patriots | James White posts 92 total yards    Mon Oct 15, 01:07 AM

New England Patriots RB James White ran for 39 yards on six carries and added 53 yards on five receptions (seven targets) in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Patriots | James White hauls in 10 passes    Fri Oct 5, 01:21 AM

New England Patriots RB James White caught 10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Patriots | Two scores for James White    Sun Sep 30, 10:07 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed eight times for 44 yards and a touchdown and caught eight passes on 10 targets for 68 yards and another touchdown in a 38-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 4.

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  Patriots | James White ready for big workload    Sat Sep 29, 09:56 PM

New England Patriots RB James White said he is prepared for whatever role is thrown at him in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. 'If it is one snap or 60 snaps, you prepare hard in practice and be ready for any moment because you never know how the game is going to go for any of us,' White said.

Footballguys view: White should at least be a high floor PPR flex with Rex Burkhead out, and we've seen the Patriots turn to him as their primary red zone back in the playoffs with great results. His value is up, but we don't know how much yet.

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  Patriots | James White totals nine touches, TD    Sun Sep 9, 09:37 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed five times for 18 yards in the Week 1 game against the Houston Texans while he added four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown.

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  Patriots | James White scores twice    Sun Jan 14, 12:51 AM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed four times for 11 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 29 yards and a score in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

Footballguys view: White had a triumphant return to the lineup that was reminiscent of his three-touchdown performance in the Super Bowl. He'll be a good inexpensive DFS option at running back next week.

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  Patriots | James White will be in uniform    Sat Jan 13, 06:54 PM

New England Patriots RB James White (ankle) is officially active for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Patriots | James White expected to play    Sat Jan 13, 10:21 AM

New England Patriots RB James White (ankle) is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

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  Patriots | Divisional Round injury report for NE    Thu Jan 11, 04:19 PM

New England Patriots LB Marquis Flowers (illness), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), DT Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), DE Eric Lee (ankle, finger) and RB James White (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

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