Posted: 9/20/2020 11:15 pm UTC
Updating previous report, New England Patriots RB James White is inactive for Week 2 after losing his father, Tyrone, in a car accident Sunday, Sept. 20. James White's mother also was in the car and is in critical condition.
Huddle Up: The awful news understandably explains his abrupt absence. The Patriots will utilize RBs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead in White's stead. It wouldn't be a surprise to see the veteran back miss Week 3 if his mother remains in medical care. The Huddle team offers its condolences to the White family.
Posted: 9/20/2020 10:56 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White has been declared inactive for the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: It is not known if White is dealing with an injury, so fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation. Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead will receive most of the work at running back with White out and both can be considered flex options.
Posted: 9/13/2020 8:54 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White rushed for 22 yards on five carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. He also caught three passes for 30 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: White is still involved in the running and passing game even with Cam Newton as the new quarterback. He should receive a similar workload each week and can be a flex option against most opponents.
Posted: 8/25/2020 12:00 am UTC
New England Patriots RB James White (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: White should be mostly used as a receiver out of the backfield but probably will also receive a few carries each game. He can be a solid flex option in fantasy leagues since he may be a safety valve for Cam Newton or Jarrett Stidham.
Posted: 8/23/2020 7:02 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: White may have sat out because of COVID-19 testing problems, so fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation. White should continue to be a receiver out of the backfield for the Patriots and can be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/06/2020 8:38 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB James White led all NFL running backs in 2019 with 20 red-zone targets. He had 17 receptions and four touchdowns on those throws.
Huddle Up: White split the Patriots' backfield work with Sony Michel in 2019 and is expected to do so once again in 2020. He won't have the benefit of working with QB Tom Brady, but he could have an even larger role as the safety net for either Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham. He should be an RB3 in PPR leagues.
Posted: 4/03/2020 3:23 am UTC
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.
Posted: 12/22/2019 12:48 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Both Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel had more impressive games Saturday. Michel is the most appealing option from New England's backfield, while White and Burkhead alternate as the No. 2.
Posted: 12/15/2019 10:25 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: White was one of the most productive fantasy options for the New England offense, but that's not saying much. It was an underwhelming day for the offense as a whole. The Patriots will host the Bills in Week 16 and he remains a solid RB3 or flex fantasy option in PPR formats with lesser appeal in standard play.
Posted: 12/09/2019 6:20 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Coming off a huge Week 13, White crashed back to Earth on Sunday, collecting 60 total yards and no TDs. He's been up and down all season, as have all of New England's backs, but he remains the best option of the bunch, especially in PPR leagues.