How To Treat Rachaad White as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target

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For weeks, Action Network’s fantasy football staff has been pushing Rachaad White as a strong waiver wire add. He might not be so widely available after his performance against Seattle, as he racked up 105 rushing yards to help Tampa Bay triumph in Germany.

Another point of intrigue here is that Leonard Fournette sustained a hip pointer in that game. He’s not expected to miss time and will have extra time to heal (bye week), but nonetheless, it’s another point in favor of grabbing White.

Sean Koerner: I have been banging the table for White for weeks now. He finally leapfrogged Leonard Fournette and got his first career NFL start against Seattle.

Fournette suffered a hip injury in the second half, which led White to a massive workload (22 rushes for 105 yards). This is the very reason why I was adding White anywhere I could over the past month. He offers RB2/3 value when Fournette is healthy, but he has RB1/2 upside if the LSU product ever misses time.

White deserves a healthy FAAB bid this week, but this is why I like to stash upside RBs on my bench. You don’t have to rely on the waiver wire once they inevitably have their breakout.

Raybon: Contrary to popular belief, White isn’t vastly outplaying Leonard Fournette.

White is averaging 3.7 yards per carry, 2.33 yards after contact and 1.07 yards per route while Fournette is averaging 3.4 yards per carry, 2.27 yards after contact and 1.19 yards per route.

However, White provides more explosiveness than Fournette – his longest run this season is 29 yards (vs. 17 for Fournette) – which could earn him a bigger share of the carries. That was already happening, as White started in Week 10 and had 11 carries to Fournette’s 14 before Fournette went down with a hip injury, which is a 56-44 split.

Bucs beat writer Greg Ausman believes this is the type of split we will see going forward. That puts White in the high-end RB3 conversation with RB2 upside, a la Khalil Herbert in Chicago.

Previte: The only reason White is not the top waiver priority for me this week is his Week 11 bye.

If you can afford to, you should pick up White, who was the Buccaneers' lead back in Tampa's 21-16 win over Seattle. White rushed 22 times for a career-high 105 yards while Fournette was held to 14 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown. The rookie is the RB18 in half PPR entering Monday night( Fournette is the RB16).

White has been trending up for a while now. He saw a season-high eight carries for 27 yards and caught three passes for seven yards last week while Fournette had nine carries for 19 yards and caught five passes for 41 yards.

Fournette was also banged up at the end of this game with a hip injury, so White could potentially vault into the Bucs' RB1 role after the bye in an amazing Week 12 matchup against the Browns.

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