Rachaad White’s Dynasty Value | Fantasy Outlook, Ranking, and More

The Rachaad White dynasty discussion is unique to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB -- is he the perfect fit for our game despite scouting reports?

Without a missed game in his career and upward trending usage/statistics, have we missed the boat on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Rachaad White dynasty fantasy football conversation up to this point?

In 2023, White scored the sixth-most half-PPR fantasy points at the position and finished 13th on a per-game basis. He ranked ahead of the Isiah Pachecos and the Derrick Henrys of the world thanks to consistent play that saw him clear a dozen fantasy points in 12 of 17 games. Say what you will about White’s raw skills — the production last season had virtually no holes in it!

Rachaad White’s Dynasty Outlook

In his lone season as Arizona State’s lead back, White checked all of the boxes.

  • 5.5 yards per carry
  • 20.5 touches per game
  • 19.1% of his touches were receptions

From a statistical profile, this looks the part of a fantasy star in the making. From workload to versatility, the résumé was all you could ask for coming into the NFL.

In his rookie season with the Buccaneers, though, White averaged just 3.7 yards per carry and didn’t have a single 40-yard rush. In Year 2, we saw more of the same with a 3.6 ypc average and, again, no game-changing runs of 40+ yards.

The ground game has been a slog, to say the least, but he has more than made up for it by excelling as a pass catcher, and that has staying power in the way the game is played today.

Through two seasons, White has caught 114 of 128 targets. Let me say that again — 114 of 128!

That means that a target to White has a higher likelihood of being completed than a Larry Bird or Kevin Durant free throw. Efficiency at that level, along with the volume, is tough to sustain. But through two seasons, White’s at least proven capable of producing when given the chance.

Can this continue? Can White continue to stay on the field enough for his versatility to shine despite his limitations on the ground? As this roster is currently constructed, my money is on “yes.”

Chase Edmonds is White’s direct backup (one career season with 100 carries as he prepares to enter his seventh season), and while Sean Tucker (undrafted rookie out of Syracuse who posted consecutive 1,300-yard, 13-TD seasons with the Orange) generated some interest this summer, he touched the ball 17 times in 11 appearances as a rookie.

The Buccaneers could invest in their backfield this summer, but with three running backs on the roster who are all under 29 years of age, it seems more likely than not that White will again be featured in 2024.

He may not check all of the boxes that an NFL team wants, but for fantasy football purposes, White is a stable source of viable production at a position where that is next to impossible to find outside of the elite.

White’s Dynasty Ranking

Where does White land in the dynasty RB landscape going into the 2024 offseason? Here are Soppe’s latest dynasty rankings, featuring where White lands in comparison to other top names at the position.

1) Christian McCaffrey | SF
2) Bijan Robinson | ATL
3) Breece Hall | NYJ
4) Jonathan Taylor | IND
5) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET
6) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX
7) Kyren Williams | LAR
8) Saquon Barkley | NYG
9) James Cook | BUF
10) Kenneth Walker III | SEA
11) De’Von Achane | MIA
12) Isiah Pacheco | KC
13) Tony Pollard | DAL
14) Alvin Kamara | NO
15) Javonte Williams | DEN
16) Josh Jacobs | LV
17) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE
18) D’Andre Swift | PHI
19) Rachaad White | TB
20) Austin Ekeler | LAC

Should You Trade White in Dynasty?

Are you considering trading White? Our PFN Trade Analyzer allows you to find the best trades to make in seconds!

Coming off of a big season, White’s asking price is going to be higher than I’m willing to pay from a roster construction standpoint. I believe in building dynasty rosters through the WR position and patch-working RB together — the shelf life is so prohibitive, and turnover happens in a hurry.

That said, if the White manager is motivated to get rid of him, this profile looks better to me today than it did 12 months ago.

  • 2022: Lost yardage on 8.5% of carries
  • 2023: Lost yardage on 6.3% of carries

White is far from a perfect asset, and, at cost, you could argue that rolling the dice on a talented back like Tucker might be the play. Yet, we’re talking about a running back who is just two years into his career and has owned the pass-catching skill.

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That’s a good place to start and makes White an option in trades if you’re willing to allocate some resources to acquire an RB.

With the fantasy football season behind us, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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