Kevin White
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  • 6' 3"
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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Kevin White - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Atlanta Falcons

There wasn't a lot of hype surrounding Kevin White before the season, but after the injury to Cameron Meredith he became a "may as well draft him late, I guess" flier pick. A former seventh-overall pick, White is suddenly the most recognizable Bears wide receiver. This is now his third season in the league, but he's only played in four games throughout his career.

That's all an extended way of saying that it's hard to know exactly what White brings. He caught a few passes in the preseason, but not much to show us how he'll fit in as the No. 1 WR. He gets a decent matchup against Atlanta to start the season, but any Bears player not named Jordan Howard carries risk.

White should be viewed as a WR3/WR4 with some upside.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Kevin White - 2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Kevin White is a talented player. He's a former first-round draft pick with a good size and speed combo. At 6-foot-3, White can be an end zone weapon in goal-line situations. He averaged over four catches per game when he played last season, which, if he could keep it up for a full season, would amount to a healthy 76 receptions.

Fantasy Downside

White has more injuries than touchdowns since entering the league in 2015. After missing his entire rookie season, White only played four games in 2016 before being shut down again. And although he had a lot of receptions in his short time, he didn’t do much with them, averaging less than 10 yards per catch.

2017 Bottom Line

There’s a chance White can become the receiver that made the Bears spend a first-round pick on two years ago, but it seems unlikely at this point. Even if he was able to become a solid player, he’s stuck in a poor position in Chicago with bad quarterbacks. He could be a late-round project but don’t surprised if he doesn’t pan out.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Kevin White - Week 4, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 vs. Detroit
Kevin White was being force-fed the ball last week, and still wasn't good. The first-year player saw an insane 14 targets, only catching six passes for 62 yards. He now has 132 yards through three games, despite his 27 targets. For perspective, White's 27 targets are more than 58 players who currently have more yards than he does.

Even though he hasn't had a breakout game yet, it's possible he has a good performance this week in a favorable matchup against the Lions. If he continues to get the volume of targets he's been getting, he's bound to break free for a touchdown at some point.

White should be viewed as WR4 this week.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Kevin White - Week 3, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Dallas
Kevin White hasn't played as well as some of us predicted. Through two games, White has seven receptions for 70 yards and no touchdowns. If there's a silver lining, it's that Brian Hoyer (who is projected to start this week) threw to White 4-out-of-12 times Monday night, which led all Bears receivers.

Still, it's hard trusting White too much considering his low output these first two games. We expect him to be a WR4 or WR5 as it stands now. His value would be increased, however, if Alshon Jeffery misses the game.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Kevin White - Week 2, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Eddie Royal vs. Philadelphia
Kevin White led the Bears in targets (seven) last week, but didn't do a whole lot with the looks. Last year's first-round draft pick finished with just three receptions for 34 yards and no touchdowns.

White will get a good matchup this week against the Eagles, but he'll need to do more in this offense before we start to rank him much higher. He's still a promising player, though, so he should be viewed as a WR4.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Kevin White - Week 1, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Houston
Kevin White was the seventh overall pick a year ago, so there's understandably a lot of hype for him coming into 2016. But the truth is, we don't quite know what to expect from the wideout playing in his first season. He had a decent outing in the team's final preseason game, but outside of that, it's a wait-and-see approach.

It's worth noting White appeared on the team's injury report with a hamstring issue, but it doesn't appear to be too serious. What is serious, however, is White's matchup in Week 1. He'll go against a tough Texans secondary in his first professional game.

White will probably develop into a great receiver at some point, but we're not overly confident in his first game potential. He should be viewed as a WR4 or WR5 play.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Kevin White - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Kevin White was the seventh overall pick of the draft a year ago because he is a massive talent. He's a tall (6-2) and fast (4.35) wideout playing alongside another skilled receiver (Alshon Jeffery), creating a huge opportunity for success.

Obviously White was sidelined all of 2015 due to a shin injury, but that looks to be far in the past. In fact, there were reports last season that it was possible he could have returned, but the Bears played it safe. Now he's healthy and reports out of training camp seem positive.

Fantasy Downside
White is playing in a run-first offense, as evidenced by the Bears ranking 25th in pass plays called last season, compared to sixth for running plays. He'll also have to make quite the impression to break up the trust built between Jay Cutler and Jeffery, who was ninth in receiving targets per game last season.

Bottom Line
Even though Jeffrey is expected to see most of the targets, there should be plenty of love for a talented player like White. He's healthy now, and should play a big role in Chicago's offense.

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