James White, New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins
Rex Burkhead going to the IR with a neck injury certainly helps White’s causes since they had similar roles in the passing offense. From the run, rookie Sony Michel got enough carries in his first game to signal a split of the duties there even though White is averaging a hair over four carries per game. White is still a big play in PPR because the Patriots still don’t have great play from the receiver position. Miami has not been good at limiting pass-catching backs. Dion Lewis, Bilal Powell and Jalen Richard had productive games against the Dolphins, even though they were each in a timeshare.
– Ernie Estrella