|Chance of Injury in 2021:||50%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||4.2%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||1.3|
White predictably took a step back from his career-high 123-87-75-7 receiving line in 2018. But he remained a unique asset for those in PPR formats.
Missing only 1 start — for the birth of his child — White snagged 72 of 95 targets for 645 yards (9.0 YPC) and 5 scores. Per Pro Football Focus, his 1.91 yards per route run ranked 3rd among 19 RBs with 50+ targets.
He reached 11 PPR points in 12 of 15 appearances.
Adding only 67 carries, White simply didn’t carry a high ceiling. He exceeded 17 PPR points only once (37.7 points, Week 13 at Houston). And 5 of his 6 TDs came over the final 8 games.
Gone is Tom Brady, who’s helped propel White to a career catch rate of nearly 74%. Beyond that, this offense’s approach has been tailored to Brady’s later-career strengths: identifying defenses and getting the ball out quickly.
We don’t expect a major shift in OC Josh McDaniels’ offense. But adding 2nd-year QB Jarrett Stidham to the starting lineup clearly adds an unknown element. A 4th-round pick last spring, Stidham had an up and down career at Auburn.
White at least profiles as a strong volume bet once again. The Pats return the same backfield that includes unimpressive 3rd-year man Sony Michel, who’s averaged about 1 target per game through 2 seasons. He mustered only 3.7 yards per carry last year and was among the league’s least elusive runners, according to Pro Football Focus.
Elsewhere, New England will count on 2019 first-round pick N’Keal Harry for a year 2 leap. The size, athleticism and talen…
|Dec 17, 2017||NFL||Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||White returned for the postseason.|