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September 25, 2020 04:28 PM
Patriots' James White: Ruled out for Week 3
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White (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Mike Reiss of reports.

White was inactive for last Sunday's game against the Seahawks after receiving news of a tragic car accident that claimed the life of his father and left his mother critically injured. It's unknown when the running back might return to the team.

September 25, 2020 12:12 PM
Patriots' James White: Not practicing Friday
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White (personal) was absent from Friday's practice, Doug Kyed of reports.

The 28-year-old hasn't been at practice this week while spending time with his family in the wake of the tragic death of his father last week. It's unclear if the Patriots expect White to rejoin the team ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Raiders.

September 24, 2020 04:32 PM
Patriots' James White: Still away from team
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White (personal) remained absent from practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of reports.

White was away from the team for its second practice in a row while he spends time with his family following the tragic passing of his father. The Patriots haven't indicated when White may return to the team, so the running back could miss a second straight game Sunday against the Raiders.

September 23, 2020 11:16 PM
Patriots' James White: Doesn't practice Wednesday
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White (personal) didn't practice Wednesday, Mike Reiss of reports.

White was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Seahawks after receiving news of a tragic car accident that claimed the life of his father and left his mother critically injured. Per Andrew Callahan of The Boston Herald, the Patriots don't know when the running back might return to the team.

September 21, 2020 12:20 AM
Patriots' James White: Not with team for Week 2
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White (personal) is listed as inactive Sunday at Seattle.

Due to a death in his family, White isn't with the Patriots as they open their road slate for the 2020 season, according to Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida. There's no telling when White will rejoin his teammates, but in the meantime the Patriots backfield will be manned by Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and undrafted rookie J.J. Taylor.

September 13, 2020 06:28 PM
Patriots' James White: Eight touches in season opener
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White rushed five times for 22 yards and caught all three of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 21-11 win over the Dolphins.

White's eight touches ranked second among New England's running backs behind Sony Michel's 10 (all carries). The Super Bowl LI hero's receiving skills should come into play more when New England falls behind, but the Patriots played from ahead throughout this contest, thus limiting White's impact. White should provide a handful of carries and receptions against the Seahawks in Week 2.

August 24, 2020 10:20 AM
Patriots' James White: Back on practice field
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White returned to practice Monday, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports.

White's absence from practice Sunday may have just been a matter of maintenance. He's locked on for his usual role as a pass-catching specialist, while the competition for carries in New England has become a major source of intrigue. It is possible White could pick up a few extra snaps this year if the Patriots aren't happy with what they see from the combination of Damien Harris, Rex Burkhead, Sony Michel (foot) and Lamar Miller (knee).

August 23, 2020 04:12 PM
Patriots' James White: Misses practice Sunday
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White (undisclosed) didn't practice Sunday, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

As long as White's absence isn't something that lingers, he'll remain on track to handle his usual key change-of-pace/pass-catching role in the team's 2020 offense. Meanwhile, the Patriots' early-down situation is a work in progress, with both Sony Michel (foot) and Lamar Miller (knee) still on the PUP list. Their absences have opened the door for second-year player Damien Harris to potentiality emerge as a key cog in the team's ground game to start the coming season.

June 15, 2020 11:12 AM
Patriots' James White: Ready for leadership role
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White says he will be more vocal now that the Patriots don't have Tom Brady as a leader in the locker room, Ryan Hannable of reports.

White enters his seventh NFL season as a team captain, with 301 of his 322 career receptions coming from Brady's right arm. The transition to catching passes from Jarrett Stidham and/or Brian Hoyer may come with some bumps, but White remains a good bet to average at least five or six targets per game. It's also possible he sees a bit more work on the ground, though Sony Michel (ankle), Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris also will be battling for carries. Michel is recovering from May foot surgery, with early reports suggesting he isn't looking at a long-term absence. White is locked in as the top backfield choice for clear passing situations after averaging 63 catches for 557 yards and 4.8 TDs over the past five years.

January 5, 2020 03:44 PM
Patriots' James White: Produces as pass catcher
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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