Who Should I Start? Jahmyr Gibbs or Rachaad White

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
7.4 28.1 0.2 1.3 13.5 0.1

Jahmyr Gibbs News

Jahmyr Gibbs In Line For Big Workload if Montgomery Misses Week 4

Wednesday, September 27, 4:40 PM

Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs handled 18 touches last week in the absence of David Montgomery (thigh). He turned 17 carries into 80 yards and one reception into two yards. It wasn't a massive fantasy performance, but it was promising to see him operate as a workhorse, despite speculation that Craig Reynolds could eat into his workload significantly. If Montgomery, who is questionable against the Green Packers, misses Week 4, Gibbs is a must-start in all formats based on his projected touch total. The Packers have allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to running back thus far, so Gibbs would have RB1 upside. If Montgomery plays and sees a normal workload, Gibbs becomes a risky flex option once again.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
14.4 53.5 0.4 2.9 26.7 0.2

Rachaad White News

Rachaad White Struggling To Get Downhill

Wednesday, September 27, 9:42 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White has been given 58 touches through the team's first three games. 19.3 touches per game for a running back is relatively rare in the modern NFL, but he's failed to produce big fantasy football numbers due to struggles on the offensive line and an inability to get downhill quickly. After the Monday night loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay head coach Todd Bowles was critical of White's play. "He probably had too many cuts trying to make an explosive play -- something out of nothing -- as opposed to taking what they give him," said Bowles. "Given the magnitude of the game, knowing it was going to be one of those types of games, just from an experience standpoint he can get better that way, and he will." The 24-year-old has averaged just 3.1 yards per carry this season but remains on the fantasy radar due to his workload and pass-catching acumen. If his efficiency improves, he could post a handful of RB1 weeks throughout the 2023 campaign.

Jahmyr Gibbs vs. Rachaad White

Still trying to decide between Gibbs and White? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Jahmyr Gibbs is projected to score 7.4 points this week while Rachaad White is projected to score 14.4 points.