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at LAR, Mon 8pm EDT
James White
RB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 13# 35-
Best Rank# 8# 21-
Worst Rank# 21# 43-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAR vs. SF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs LARThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs SF-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.426
Rush Yds93.4106.3
Rush TD0.70.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total60.818.7-
Avg Game10.14.7-
Avg Projection11.66.5-
Week 69.77.3-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET
13 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
5 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NYG
16 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
at SEA
Week 3 at ATL
14 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
Week 4 vs. IND
10 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
at KC
3 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. TB
10 rush, 29 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at CAR
19 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LAR vs. SF
Week 8 vs. NO at BUF
Week 9 at TEN at NYJ
Week 10 vs. MIN vs. BAL
Week 11BYE WEEK at HOU
Week 12 at GB vs. ARI
Week 13 vs. DET at LAC
Week 14 vs. HOU at LAR
Week 15 at MIN at MIA
Week 16 at JAC vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. GB vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
 
at LAR, Mon 8pm EDT
James White
RB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts16.04.1
Rush Yards60.916.1
Rush TDs0.50.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.74.8
Rec Yards21.137.5
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.66.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
2020 Points 
Week 17.45.2
Week 218.7
Week 35.4
Week 47.75.9
Week 511.9
Week 69.77.3
Week 70.3
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total60.818.7
Average10.14.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
2020 Targets 
Week 133
Week 23
Week 33
Week 468
Week 58
Week 659
Week 71
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at LAR, Mon 8pm EDT
James White
RB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 The New England backfield is always difficult to evaluate. Fortunately, I have a simple answer for you this week: fade them all. The 49ers rank as the league's best defense against running backs, and that includes passing-down stats. Also, Cam Newton should lead this team in rushing most weeks, and that seriously caps the upside of both Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead. James White could be a viable flex option in PPR formats, but that's the only way I'd consider starting any of these players.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Montgomery hasn't been efficient on the ground, but it hasn't mattered much for fantasy. He's providing a safe floor every single week with his work in the receiving game and he's been around the end zone regularly. Last week, Montgomery was marked down inches away from the end zone. If that would have counted, Montgomery would've been a top-6 RB on the week. It's another tough matchup here for the Bears OL, but Montgomery's simply too safe to not start every single week as a high-end RB2 now.As of right now, there really isn't any RB on New England that you want to trust other than White. The carries just simply aren't there for either Harris or Burkhead and they don't have the scoring opportunities with Newton being the goal line back. White's getting a ton of work out of the backfield as a receiver and is a sneaky low-end RB2 play this week in any PPR formats.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We know the Bears haven't been able to throw the ball, so they've been able to run the ball, right? Well, no. The 3.9 yards per carry they've averaged as a team ranks as the eighth-lowest mark in the league. With that being said, Montgomery's role has been massive with Tarik Cohen out, as his weighted opportunity is up there with guys like Joe Mixon and Mike Davis. Still, his fantasy finishes have been: 38, 8, 41, 25, 13, 14. We've had four top-25 finishes in the last five games, so he's certainly in the RB2 territory. The Rams rank as the ninth-worst run defense according to Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings. They've allowed a pedestrian 4.34 yards per carry, but have allowed 6.10 yards per target to running backs, which when combined with the 8.3 targets per game they've allowed to running backs, you have quite a bit of fantasy points. The 73.5 PPR points they've allowed through the air to running backs ranks as the 10th-highest mark in the league. This is important because Montgomery has received 19 targets in the three games without Cohen, and it's honestly where most of his value comes from. There have been seven running backs who've finished as the RB28 or better against the Rams, so Montgomery should come with a stable low-end RB2 floor, though we know he lacks upside.So much for the Patriots leaning on Harris more than Sony Michel, eh? He ran the ball 17 times for 100 yards in his debut, but then ran the ball just six times for 17 yards last week. The Patriots offense was a mess, so it's tough to take much away from that game in a tough matchup against the Broncos. Unfortunately, the matchup on the ground isn't great this week, either. Despite all the injuries, the 49ers have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per opportunity (0.65) to running backs. We haven't seen a team of running backs total more than 92 yards on the ground against them this year. The best performance on the ground we've seen against them was Darrell Henderson last week when he racked up 88 yards on 14 carries, though he didn't score. Knowing that teams have averaged just 20.0 carries per game against the 49ers, it's really tough to like Harris as anything more than a touchdown-hopeful RB4, though Newton appears to have a lock on that job. It hasn't been that much better for pass-catching backs, either. They haven't allowed a single running back to top 34 yards through the air against them, and though they've lacked volume (just 5.7 targets per game), they've also lacked efficiency, as the 5.24 yards per target ranks as the 13th-lowest number in the league. Still, it's better to attack them that way than on the ground. Did you know that White averages just as much weighted opportunity in PPR leagues as someone like Kenyan Drake and Antonio Gibson? He can be played as a high-end RB3 in PPR formats with confidence. Burkhead is somewhat of an afterthought with White back in the lineup who's reserved for those with serious bye week issues at running back.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Rams are just 13th against fantasy running backs, Montgomery is a boom / bust RB2 in a very tough matchup.White had 8 receptions on 9 targets for 65 yards against the Broncos. He is a flex option this week, especially in PPR and 0.5 PPR leagues.