Pass-catching back James White will also have a heavy role and could be in for a monster year if quarterback Cam Newton wins the starting job, considering the way Newton wore out Christian McCaffrey during their time together with the Panthers.
The story was mostly about Michel and the uncertainty around his foot injury. He's on the PUP list and may remain there into the season, missing the first six games. The story added all eyes will be on Harris who has been hurt by injuries but the team still seems high on him coming from Alabama and playing in the SEC, according to the story. We rank White the highest among the New England backs but the thinking is White will only have flex value in PPR leagues. But based on this story, White maybe ends up with a bigger role.