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  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
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James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
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  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. PIT
Week 2 at LAR at MIA
Week 3 at SEA vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. DAL at BUF
Week 5 vs. TB at WAS
Week 6 at JAC vs. NYG
Week 7 at CHI at NYJ
Week 8 vs. ARI vs. CLE
Week 9BYE WEEK at BAL
Week 10 vs. ATLBYE WEEK
Week 11 at TB at PHI
Week 12 vs. CAR vs. DAL
Week 13 at ATL at HOU
Week 14 vs. SF vs. KC
Week 15 vs. IND at CIN
Week 16 at TEN vs. BUF
Week 17 at CAR vs. MIA
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts164.067.2
Rush Yards648.0285.7
Rush TDs6.42.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions17.171.1
Rec Yards112.8629.6
Rec TDs0.44.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points115.1130.1
   
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
2018 Points 
Week 14.211.6
Week 21.98.4
Week 33.111.1
Week 43.823.2
Week 55.613.7
Week 621.89.2
Week 720.321.7
Week 815.515.4
Week 910.722.3
Week 102.6
Week 110.5
Week 123.37.8
Week 131.411.8
Week 140.42.8
Week 1512.83.7
Week 162.811.4
Week 171.812.9
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
2018 Targets 
Week 109
Week 208
Week 373
Week 4210
Week 5214
Week 627
Week 7210
Week 8613
Week 917
Week 108
Week 110
Week 1205
Week 1329
Week 1404
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Week 1624
Week 1705
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If Murray lands in the Mark Ingram role, everyone is too low on him, as he'll offer RB2 numbers more often than not. It's hard to imagine that someone just walks in and fills Ingram's shoes, but the Saints didn't waste any time locking Murray up in free agency, so they clearly viewed him as someone who could do it. You might want to expect a slight bump in touches for Alvin Kamara, while Murray gets slightly less than Ingram did. He's going to be a bit touchdown-dependent, but he's able to fill the RB3 slot on your fantasy teamHow are we devaluing White's role on the Patriots again? With Rob Gronkowski, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Chris Hogan gone, Tom Brady is going to be looking for some familiar faces, and it's not like they've used Sony Michel in the passing game. White should have a similar role to last year, you know, the one that had him wind-up as the RB8 on the season. We're all still probably too low on him
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 White is about as solid as they come in PPR formats, though his production waned as the season went on. With Rob Gronkowski out of the lineup, White's production has often soared, which portends good things for 2019. Josh Gordon's presence gives Tom Brady another body to throw the ball to (assuming Gordon can stay on the field), but White should continue to remain heavily involved in Josh McDaniels' system. Expect another borderline RB1 season in PPR leagues.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Once in a fully healthy backfield with Michel and Burkhead, White lost a bunch of touches and performed nowhere near his early season production. He was no longer a top 24 RB and he had 3 games with 2 or less catches and 15 or less yards in the final 6 weeks. He will certainly be a steal if injuries arise again, but I think some caution is granted here after a career year above his norm.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
 We prefer our RBs to be rooted in a foundation of carries, but White forces us to think differently - 10 of his 12 TDs came inside the red zone, and only CMC produced more fantasy points via the pass among RBs
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Remember in 2017 when Alvin Kamara finished #3 and Mark Ingram finished #6 among all half-PPR fantasy running backs? Well, Ingram's average draft position was 46th overall last year even despite a 4-game suspension. He and Kamara proceeded to score 33.0 fantasy points per game combined last year after 32.7 in 2017. The point in saying all this is that Murray is replacing Ingram in one of the most useful roles in fantasy football. He may be a better version, yet is being drafted 45 spots after Ingram was last year, even despite Ingram having a four-game suspension. That doesn't seem smart.White finished as an RB1 last season and now the offense has fewer weapons in the passing game and a banged up starting running back. It isn't crazy to think White could end up back in that territory in 2019 and if he doesn't, he is a safe bet to finish top 30 thanks to his receiving abilities.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
 White was a huge part of the Patriots passing game and I would expect that to continue in 2019. He's capable of posting 100 receptions in a season, which gives him enough touches to have RB3 value in standard leagues and RB2 value in PPR leagues.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I love Murray this season. Not only does he come with a decent floor being in the Saints offense, but he has just as much upside as a backup RB can have. They signed him to be the Ingram replacement, and that's a role he can excel at. Murray is going to see 9-11 carries per game, and about 2-3 targets per game. He's also going to be used from time to time in the red zone, and will be used more when they pull away from teams. That might not sound enticing, but in the Saints offense he can return low end RB 2 to high end RB 3 numbers with that sort of volume. The reason I want him is the upside if Kamara were to get hurt. Murray would instantly become a RB 1. So he's a solid FLEX option with massive upside. I'll take that upside for where he's going in drafts.Over the last 4 seasons, White has finished as the RB 45/28/41/8. Last season Burkhead was injured for most of the season, and Michel was banged up for part of the year as well. This season Burkhead is back, Sony is healthy for now, and they drafted another RB in Damien Harris. None of these RB's will take White's third down role away, but they will ensure that he sees closer to 50 carries than 100. In 14 games without Gronk in the lineup, White has seen an extra target per game, and a 43% increase in TD's per game. Basically White's fantasy value is going to hinge on his TD's. If he gets lucky and ends up with 12 like last season...then he's going to be a value at his ADP. If he regresses a bit and only gets 7-8 (still a decent amount given his expected total volume) then he's probably going to finish as a pick that neither hurts, nor helps you. If he gets unlucky in the TD department then he's going to be a bust. I typically fade players like this, since I like to leave as little up to luck as possible.