Kerrith Whyte Jr.

Kerrith Whyte Jr.

Running Back #26
Team: Chicago Bears
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 200 lb.
College:Florida Atlantic
Age:23
Born:October 31, 1996
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 7 (222)
Draft Team:CHI

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Non-factor on offense

Whyte ran for one yard on three carries in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Even with James Conner (Quadriceps) inactive Whyte played a minimal role on offense and finishes the 2019 season with 122 yards on 24 carries in six games. Most of that (84 yards) came in two games in which he also caught his only target for nine yards. The rookie has one year remaining on his contract.

December 30, 2019 8:40 AM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Six carries as Conner gets injured

Whyte rushed six times for 22 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: It's not saying much, but Whyte was the team's most effective option on the ground after James Conner exited with a thigh injury. Whyte had eight more rushing yards on one carry fewer than Benny Snell, while Jaylen Samuels mixed in with seven yards on three carries and 32 more yards on four catches. Even if Conner sits against the Ravens in Week 17, none of the Steelers' other running backs will be advisable options, as nobody has been able to grab the job by the horns.

December 22, 2019 2:07 PM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Usage take a hit

Whyte ran for five yards on two carries in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.

Analysis: Signed just one month ago to provide depth in Pittsburgh's beleaguered running game it should come as no surprise that Whyte's role would be greatly diminished by the return of James Conner. At this point there is little reason to have Whyte on fantasy rosters.

December 16, 2019 7:44 AM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Totals 50 yards from scrimmage

Whyte totaled 41 yards on five carries and caught his only target for nine yards in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

Analysis: Benny Snell continues to be the primary running back with James Conner (shoulder) still unable to play but Whyte seems to have pulled even with -- if not ahead of -- Jaylen Samuels in the ground game. In the past three games Whyte and rushed 14 times for 94 yards compared to 54 yards on 16 carries for Samuels. The anticipated return of Conner in Week 15 against the Bills could diminish Whyte's fantasy value although Samuels could still play a role in the passing game.

December 8, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Runs for 43 yards in debut

Whyte ran six times for 43 yards in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Analysis: Signed just over a week ago Whyte ran for 21 yards on his first NFL carry then added 22 yards on his next two runs that same series. Despite his early success Whyte only had three more touches and no yards the remainder of the game. With the status of James Conner (shoulder) still in doubt for Week 13 the Pittsburgh running game remains unclear. Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds and Whyte have all had brief moments of production but none are consistent enough to trust as fantasy playoffs approach.

November 24, 2019 3:59 PM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Joining Pittsburgh

Whyte signed a contract with the Steelers on Saturday.

Analysis: Facing a mountain of injuries following Thursday's literal slugfest against the Browns, Whyte is expected to be an insurance policy in the case James Conner (shoulder) or Benny Snell (knee) are unable to play Week 12 against the Bengals.

November 16, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Waived by Chicago

The Bears waived Whyte on Thursday.

Analysis: Whyte wasn't active for Chicago's first three games of the season, and he'll now be let go to make room for tight end Bradley Sowell on the 53-man roster. The rookie seventh-round pick will look to catch on elsewhere in the league.

September 26, 2019 9:59 AM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Unimpressive effort

Whyte carried four times for eight yards while adding a seven-yard reception in Chicago's 27-17 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Whyte totaled 18 yards on 10 carries over the last two preseason games, and he's squarely on the roster bubble as the Bears close out the preseason.

August 24, 2019 8:52 PM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: Finds end zone

Whyte rushed six times for 10 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 32-13 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Rushing for fewer than two yards per carry certainly won't help him in his quest to make the 53-man roster, but with Ryan Nall and Taquan Mizzell both having lackluster performances as well, Whyte should still find himself competing for the No. 4 running back as the preseason continues.

August 19, 2019 4:51 AM EST

Kerrith Whyte Jr.: 35 rushing yards in losing effort

Whyte had six carries for 35 yards while adding a seven-yard reception in the Bears' 23-13 preseason loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Playing against the deepest reserve defenders of the Panthers, Whyte broke off a 23-yard run to give him a respectable 42 yards over seven touches. After being selected by the Bears in the seventh round of this year's draft, he'll continue to battle for the No. 4 running back job, and he may need to perform well on special teams to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.

August 9, 2019 8:32 AM EST

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