Do not keep white. White is the biggest fantasy trap of this season. I’m working on an article about satellite backs who put up top 20 performances and how they do in the following season and long story short, unless your CMC/Kamara, the drop off is substantial for guys who can’t get to the lead back role and James white definitely can’t.
Also spat out some quick stats regarding white’s performance down the stretch but he got over 70% of his production in weeks 1-9, half of which Edelman was suspended and michel was also injured or playing hurt. From week 10 on after Michel fully consumed the starting role and Edelman was full steam and offense as a whole was full steam, white averaged <10ppr points and scored <4ppr points in 4 games. He was unusable. His early season performance was an outlier, not the norm and i wouldn’t bet on him repeating it again. especially with Harris added.
Here is how James White scored based on Michel being on or off the field per Scott Barrett from PFF:
With Michel on Field: 14.8 ppr/g
Without Michel on field: 23.1 ppr/g
Michel left early due to injury: 29.7ppr/g
Fade james white. Take Aaron Jones. He has a realistic shot of taking over lead duties for a high scoring offense. I’m probably as big of an A Jones truther as you’ll find on these forums. The kid is talented. Honestly if you were to tell me he would get at least 18 touches per game, I’d have no issues taking him in the top 6 this season. But the risk is he doesn’t and only gets like 12-14. But at a 5th round value, risk is built in. With new HC talking about getting RBs more involved in pass game, that’s a juicy proposition.