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Rachaad White Quietly Producing as an RB1

Buccaneers RB Rachaad White has quietly produced at an RB1 level over the course of the year, ranking as the current overall RB8 in total fantasy points scored and the overall RB12 in fantasy points per game. While White got off to a slow start at the beginning of the year (four finishes outside the top-20 at the position in five games), White has seen his utilization spike and become a much more integral part of the Buccaneer’s offense over his last four games he’s played from Weeks 7-10.

White has been everything fantasy managers could have wanted him to be and more over the past four games

Over the past four weeks, Rachaad White is averaging just under 20 fantasy points per game - ranking as the RB4 in that span behind just Jahmyr Gibbs, Alvin Kamara, and Christian McCaffrey. That’s come on the back of a greatly expanded role in the Tampa Bay offense, with Rachaad White jumping from a 52.6% rush attempts share and 10.4% target share in Weeks 1-6 up to a 63.9% rush attempts share and 14.0% target share in Weeks 7-10. The shares only tell part of the story though, with White also earning the fifth-most total targets over the past four weeks (20) and the seventh-most rush attempts (62) in that span as well.

That bump in utilization propelled White from 13.1 expected fantasy points per game in Weeks 1-6 up to 18.9 fantasy points per game in Weeks 7-10, and he’s sprinkled in a little bit of efficiency as well to bring his true fantasy points per game to where it sits over the past four weeks. White has also finished as a top-12 PPR fantasy running back in each of the past four weeks after doing so just once through his first five games.

White has lived up to his expectations and even somewhat exceeded them so far in 2023 as a volume-based RB2, relying on sheer volume to make a mark in fantasy lineups each week. His 69.3% snap share ranks fifth among all NFL running backs, behind only Christian McCaffrey, Travis Etienne, Joe Mixon, and Saquon Barkley.


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