James White

James White

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 52%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 4.2%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 2.0
Durability: question mark 5

Medium Risk

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James White Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

-After posing 87 catches in 2018 and 72 in 2019, White managed only 49 receptions in 2020. -He played 14 games, missing 2 because of a death in his family.

-White handled a strong 14.7% target share. But he was hurt by a run-heavy Pats offense with Cam Newton. The team totaled only 440 pass attempts.

-Rex Burkhead, now a Texan, missed 6 games. Sony Michel missed 7.

-White remained a limited ball-carrier, though. He never topped 5 rush attempts in a game.

-He matched rookie J.J. Taylor in red zone carries (4).

-White’s exceeded 2 rushing scores just once in 7 seasons.

-White re-signed with the Patriots in March to a 1-year, $2.5 million deal.

-The Pats spent the 15th overall pick on Alabama QB Mac Jones. He’d project as an instant passing upgrade for this unit, but we expect Newton to open the year under center.

-New England bolstered the pass catching corps with Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne. They added Oklahoma RB Rhomondre Stevenson in Round 4 of the ’21 draft, but he’s not a threat to White’s pass catching role.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

White was dragged down by a poor Patriots offense in 2020. Year 1 without Tom Brady turned up only 5 games with double-digit PPR points. He finished outside the top-40 in PPR points per game.

Even if he bounces back slightly, there’s no ceiling to chase here.

James White Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 17, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 White returned for the postseason.