Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears said he feels confident running back Damien Harris will "step up to the plate" after his late-game fumble against the Dolphins. "We have not had a problem with him," Fears said.
There were stories Monday the Patriots were going limit Harris' workload as a result of his fumble. With Sony Michel now in LA, next up is rookie Stevenson, but Stevenson fumbled in the game as well and lost playing time, and the Patriots aren't loaded with safer options. So this is at least a good sign the team will continue to trust Harris. Harris now comes with some risk in Week 2 until we see his workload.
NE RB James White - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 at Jets
James White played 28 offensive snaps against the Dolphins, but showed early on he may be one of Mac Jones' favorite targets. White was tied with Nelson Agholor with seven passing targets. Only Jakobi Meyers (9) had more. Even with limited usage, White's passing-game ability will give him PPR value and make him Flex-worthy in deeper leagues. Especially knowing how the Jets allowed nine catches to a running back in Week 1. Granted, that back was Christian McCaffrey, though to be fair, it was his first game since Week 9 of 2020 and only his fourth game since the start of last season due to injuries. White will be involved again on Sunday.