James White

James White

RB - NE
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 26College: WisconsinDrafted: #130 (4th Rd. by New England)

Week 15 Outlook

NE @ PIT
Sun 4:25pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #23
Projection 7.9 pts

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Although White has slowly been losing touches and snaps for the Patriots, he has continued to produce almost every week for fantasy owners in all scoring formats. He is merely a low-end RB2 at this point, but that is startable for many teams still alive.

White worryingly touched the ball just six times last week and is now averaging fewer than nine touches per game over the last month. Thankfully this matchup sets up well for him to be more involved. Pittsburgh likes to get after the passer, opening the door for more check-downs to running backs -- Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette, and the Chargers backs have all had solid receiving games against the Steelers over the last month, so expect White to do the same. New England's backfield has become increasingly messy, making White a riskier week-to-week fantasy option than he was earlier in the year, but he deserves low-end RB2 consideration in this particular contest.

Reduced snap counts a major concern

White had a poor showing last week, but the Steelers have struggled to cover running backs receiving out of the backfield. White is a boom / bust flex option this week.

Just RB37 in FAN PPG (min. 3 games) over past 5 weeks, but still sits No. 1 at RB in FAN PTS per Touch (min. 100 touches) - (Weeks 15-16 = @PIT, BUF)