- Height / Weight
- 5'9" / 204 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- February 3, 1992 (26)
- 5th Season
- 2014 / Rd. 4 / Pk. 130 (NE)
New England Patriots running backs Rex Burkhead and James White have taken the majority of the first-team repetitions in offseason workouts. However, it wouldn't be surprising to see rookie Sony Michel, the 31st overall pick in the draft, rise to the top of this group by the time the season starts. Jeremy Hill and Mike Gillislee may be left off the final roster. Michel has the most upside, but in true Bill Belichick fashion, we'll probably see a mix of all three backs leading the backfield at some point on a weekly basis. New England's backfield, as always, will be extremely hard to predict on a week-to-week basis.
New England Patriots running back James White is only one year removed from 139 total yards and 14 receptions in the Patriots Super Bowl comeback last season against the Falcons. This season, White has returned to his complementary role, receiving only 43 carries all season for 171 yards. The veteran running back presents a change of pace for a Patriots offense that will face an Eagles defensive front that allowed the second fewest fantasy points to opposing backs. White should not be expected to play the hero again in this year's Super Bowl, but don't count him out to make one big play during Sunday's final matchup.
New England Patriots running back James White (ankle) is expected to face the Titans in the Divisional Round on Saturday, according to a source. With both Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) expected to be inactive, White could have a significant role behind Dion Lewis on passing downs, especially with the Titans possessing a strong run defense. White will be cheap sleeper play in PPR DFS formats this weekend if Burkhead and Gillislee are indeed ruled out Saturday evening.