1. James White
Back to the offense to close out this list, White is someone Patriots fans should keep a close eye on in this game. It’s possible that the Pats will decide that the best way to attack the strong Kansas City pass defense is via the swing game out of the backfield, and that strategy has White’s name written all over it.
White stepped in smoothly to Dion Lewis’ role in the passing game, accumulating 410 yards and four touchdowns on 40 receptions—a linear stat line if there ever was one. As evidenced by his 68-yard reception against the Miami Dolphins in Week 17, White has breakaway ability once he gets the ball in open space.
White would certainly be considered a hero in this game if he was able to surpass the century mark in receiving yards and crossed the goal line at least once.
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