Rachaad White Player Props: Expert Bet for RB in Ravens vs Buccaneers
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Rachaad White Rushing Yards
|Rachaad White Over 19.5 Rushing Yards
|Ravens vs. Buccaneers
|Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ET
White is a talented rookie out of Arizona State who has been quiet this season, mainly because Leonard Fournette has been healthy for all seven games this season.
White has started to eat into Fournette's role, though. He has cleared this number once, which was last week then he led the Bucs with six carries for 24 yards. There's a chance the rookie could command more playing time in the future or even leapfrog Fournette if the veteran RB's struggles continue.
Either way, White seems likely to get 4-6 rush attempts per game right now, which should be enough to clear this number.
Tonight's matchup could be a game where the Bucs finally show signs of life in the run game, as well, since Baltimore defends the pass better. The Ravens defense is eighth in DVOA against the pass but 23rd against the run.
Rachaad White Over 19.5 Rushing Yards
One reason for Baltimore's run struggles is that it has been missing nose tackle Michael Pierce, who has been on the injured reserve. Third-round rookie Travis Jones has been struggling in his place, and now Calais Campbell will be out tonight. This is an ideal spot for the Buccaneers to feature a balanced offense.
I'm projecting White's median closer to 20.5 here, but there seems to be more paths to him ending up on the higher end of his range of outcomes. As more injury information comes out, I may find a prop I like more, so be sure to follow me in the Action App.
I wouldn't play this higher than 22.5.