Who Should I Start? James Conner or Rachaad White


Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
14.4 61.4 0.4 2.7 24.2 0.1

James Conner News

James Conner Dealing With Back Injury

Wednesday, September 27, 7:30 PM

Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (back) is on the Week 4 injury report and was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. Conner has already played through a calf injury this year and is now dealing with a back issue, although it doesn't appear serious enough to keep him from playing in Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers. We'll keep a close eye on the 28-year-old's status as the weekend approaches. Through three weeks, the Cardinals offense has outperformed expectations, and Conner has been the clear workhorse back in the desert. He's averaging a career-high 5.2 yards per carry for 266 yards and two touchdowns on the ground on 51 rushing attempts through three weeks. Conner is a must-start in fantasy, but he and the Cardinals have a real challenge on their hands in San Fran's defense this Sunday.


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.


James Conner vs. Rachaad White

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