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|White is a dynamic rookie with the potential to be a valuable three-down back at the NFL level. Last season at Arizona State he averaged 5.5 yards per carry while rushing for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns, adding 43 catches for just under 500 yards and another score. Like Leonard Fournette, he's a big, physical back (6'0", 214 lbs) with 4.4 speed and excellent hands, very much mirroring the veteran's skill set. Fournette will likely begin the season as the starter, but he has struggled with injuries throughout his career, and White has stated he intends to compete for the starting role. That might be a year off, but it's not hard to see him stealing touches from Lenny as the season progresses.
| Bucs rule out Leonard Fournette, activate Giovani Bernard|
Rachaad White expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 26, 2:09 pm
|Buccaneers ruled out RB Leonard Fournette for Sunday’s game vs. the Browns and also activated RB Giovani Bernard from injured reserve. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Fournette was listed as Doubtful on Friday so the downgrade to Out isn't a big surprised. Rachaad White is expected to get the start and has solid RB2 value as a volume play against a weak Browns run defense. Ke'Shawn Vaughn could also be in the mix.
| Gametime decision for Leonard Fournette, hip injury|
Limited in practice
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 25, 12:59 pm
|Bowles says Vita Vea and Leonard Fournette are both making progress, will be game-day decisions Sunday. Only WR Russell Gage and G Luke Goedeke ruled out for Browns game. (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Fournette has been limited in practice this week with a hip injury and it sounds like the Bucs will take it up to gametime with him. If Giovani Bernard (ankle) gets activated off the IR this weekend, that may give us a clue as to Fournette's status on Sunday. If Fournette sits, then Rachaad White will be a priority play against a weak Bengals rush defense.
|TB to monitor Leonard Fournette's workload?|
Beat writer expects Fournette to handle 60-70 percent of workload
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 5, 11:55 pm
|Leonard Fournette's usage will be interesting to track -- he only hit 80 percent of offensive snaps once in first 10 games, then basically did in three straight games before the hamstring injury. I'd think they'd much prefer him in 60-70 percent range, utilizing the depth to help. (The Athletic - Greg Auman)|
FFToday's Take: Auman's comments suggest Fournette is in no real danger of losing a big part of his workload to rookie Rachaad White. Backing off his workload is a great idea considering he has missed at least three games in three of his first five seasons. Continue to view him as a low-end fantasy RB1.