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  James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
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Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total128.284.9-
Avg Game8.55.3-
Avg Projection107.7104.2-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA at DET
Week 2 at SEA vs. NYG
Week 3 vs. LV at ATL
Week 4 at KC vs. IND
Week 5 vs. DEN vs. TB
Week 6BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 7 vs. SF at LAR
Week 8 at BUF vs. NO
Week 9 at NYJ at TEN
Week 10 vs. BAL vs. MIN
Week 11 at HOUBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. ARI at GB
Week 13 at LAC vs. DET
Week 14 at LAR vs. HOU
Week 15 at MIA at MIN
Week 16 vs. BUF at JAC
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. GB
Player Projections Comparison
  James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts59.285.8
Rush Yards229.6323.3
Rush TDs1.71.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions62.866.5
Rec Yards544.1479.4
Rec TDs3.62.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points107.7104.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
2019 Points 
Week 18.24.9
Week 28.92.5
Week 32.4
Week 45.87.8
Week 57.24.9
Week 64.5
Week 75.92.9
Week 87.94.6
Week 914.41.6
Week 109.7
Week 115.613.4
Week 12-0.15.4
Week 1329.73.5
Week 147.43.1
Week 1512.28.5
Week 162.93.3
Week 177.76.4
Total128.284.9
Average8.55.3
Player Targets Comparison
  James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
2019 Targets 
Week 1710
Week 245
Week 34
Week 4105
Week 597
Week 69
Week 7812
Week 853
Week 935
Week 104
Week 1176
Week 1239
Week 13114
Week 1476
Week 15410
Week 1654
Week 17310
Notes for Player Combination
  James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
Tarik CohenT. Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
While I still expect Sony Michel to be the leader of the Patriots' running backs in touches by a significant margin, James White should be very involved as well. The Pats have an uninspiring pass-catching corps outside of White and Julian Edelman. However, quarterbacks who can scramble statistically throw to running backs less and Cam Newton fits the bill as he's not known for utilizing the position heavily. The Patriots will find ways to get White the ball, but in a lower-scoring attack, his upside isn't great.Tarik Cohen has carved out a role that provides significant PPR fantasy value as one of the lead pass catchers in Matt Nagy's offense. Cohen has caught 203 passes over the past three seasons and can be a dynamic player with the ball in his hands, but I believe it's likely the team's preference to help David Montgomery develop into a complete three-down back. The Bears' defense should be better than last year, which would lead to less pass attempts overall. I'm not thrilled about Cohen this year but he's a fine depth pick late in drafts.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
White carries a considerable amount of fantasy value in PPR leagues after averaging more than five receptions per game over the past two seasons. Expect him to remain productive in 2020 despite no longer catching passes from Tom Brady. 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Will be interesting to see who's throwing him the ball in 2020 and if Sony/Harris can get involved in the passing game/on the field(cough, cough Harris) at all. Oh great, Cam. A impossible offense to predict which Bill probably loves. We'll just have to rely far too much on preseason because relying on what Bill normally does would be relying on him never doing what you think. White has never played a year without Brady and we'll now have to rely on Stidham for those targets. I wonder if TE gets more involved this year, with Ben Watson leading the TE group with 24 targets last year. Could potentially impact White, plus probably not being top 5 in pass ATT. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
White derives almost all of his value from his prowess as a receiver, as he's topped 67 carries just once in his career. While his work in the passing game (218 targets, 159 receptions over the past two years) has kept him as a solid, if perhaps inconsistent, fantasy option, it's unclear if that will continue this season. He will undoubtedly remain the Patriots' passing-down back, but it's unlikely that he'll see quite the same production with Cam Newton, even with how much work Christian McCaffrey saw in the receiving game. He'll remain an option in PPR leagues and perhaps in deeper half-PPR formats, but that's about all.Cohen had a down year last season (like most others in the Chicago offense), but it was largely just his lack of big plays. He's a lock for at least 70 catches, which makes him someone you can start as a Flex play in half- and full-PPR leagues. He's not going to cut into David Montgomery's carries very much, but with Montgomery potentially missing the first game or two with a groin injury, Cohen could get additional work early. Either way, as he often does, he's likely to outperform his average draft position.
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
 Cohen represents a low cost, high upside pick in this season's drafts. His target volume should remain consistently high making him an ideal later round target, especially in PPR formats.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
James White had a disappointing drop in fantasy production but somehow managed to manage a RB2 finish in half-PPR on the back of 67 rushes, 72 receptions, 908 yards and 6 TDs. He'll remain a PPR staple but lacks the true upside he once had with Jarrett Stidham at the controls. While the Auburn alum never had great RB receiving options, he showed a total disinterest in using them and this will certainly affect the 28-year-old Pat. He remains a valid weekly option but I wouldn't actually draft him at his Top 30 projection. I'd look elsewhere and suggest trying to win your league rather than avoiding losing it.Tarik Cohen was awful in 2019, averaging 4.4 yards per target as the Bears offense capitulated. For reference, most pass-catching backs average 6 or higher and the worst I could find was Royce Freeman's 5.1 last year. That's how bad Cohen was. Let's be clear though, Cohen is not a bad player. With Nick Foles now distributing the rock it's very possible Cohen rises back to PPR stardom as a weekly RB2 with flex usage in half-ppr. I'll personally have very few shares as Cohen has zero true upside but if you need a safe weekly PPR starter, here's your man.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
White has always been a value, especially in PPR formats, but with Tom Brady gone, this team is likely to throw a whole lot less, and White has never averaged more than 5.9 carries per game. He's not likely to live up to his usual RB3-type numbers. I wouldn't want to trust him every week.We knew big play regression was coming for Cohen in 2019, though it hit him more than anyone thought possible. Did you know that Cohen posted RB1-type numbers in 31.3 percent of his games in 2018? That ranked 12th among running backs. His lack of big plays crushed his hopes in 2019, as he went down to just 6.3 percent. Still, his floor stayed intact, highlighting he's still the same player. There's an in-between 2018 and 2019 outcome that's likely in 2020. He's never going to be a workhorse running back, but he's going to beat his current ADP.
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
Pass-catching weapon in a RB room that is suddenly depleted. Lacking passing weapons will allow White to earn targets.Was 2nd on the Bears in targets last year and had over 100 targets. Was inefficient with those targets, but with no upgrades at RB or WR over the offseason he is likely going to stay in his role and naturally be more efficient this year. Good value.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Brady's departure will undoubtedly affect White's consistency but with Cam Newton as the presumed starter, White may be the best Patriot worth rostering this season. We've seen Christian McCaffrey have tremendous success with Newton as his QB and while I don't think White has near that upside, he is solid flex in option in PPR formats.Cohen enters 2020 as one half the Bears backfield duo. As usual, Cohen's value will come primarily from the passing game with the Bears QB situation in limbo that could make things difficult for Cohen. He's a low-end flex play in full PPR formats.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
We know Cam can carry a pass-catching RB, as we saw him do it with CMC. However, Cam's health is questionable, his arm is questionable, and we don't know what the offense will look like. He could end up as a PPR flex option, but I'll likely try my luck elsewhere. 
Andrew Erickson
Pro Football Focus
move up with Super Cam Newton 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Since the start of the 2017 season, only Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara have more RB targets than James White. Probably has quite a bit to do with Brady, but really so no reason why this won't continue with Cam or Stidham. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Cam Newton's now at QB for the Patriots and he's shown a propensity for targeting pass-catching RBs. White's not going to suddenly turn into Christian McCaffrey, but he's a solid value right now in redraft ADP.Cohen struggled last season, along with the rest of the Chicago Bears offense. If Nick Foles is the starting QB, this offense is going to stay on schedule and Cohen should see a dramatic increase in efficiency. There's a very real chance that Cohen bounces back into the RB2 conversation this season.