Football is back, like it was never away. Jacksonville didn't use any starters, but the Raiders did, which caused much discussion and debate over how the backfield might be utilized in the new, Josh McDaniels era. Most notably, we need to wonder how much we can trust in Josh Jacobs.

Jacobs started and got 5 carries and 2 catches for Las Vegas, which is noteworthy since all the other projected starters -- Derek Carr, Davante Adams, Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow -- didn't play. Now McDaniels has long been working under Bill Belichick, who has never been concerned about putting key starters in harm's way in meaningless games, so it's not necessarily a big deal. But it didn't take long for the fantasy community to jump to Jacobs is on the trade block and he's fighting for a starting job and that sort of speculation.

The Raiders didn't pick up Jacobs' fifth-year option, unsurprisingly, so pretty good chance he's in his final season with the team. They've got Kenyan Drake (who also played last night) and fourth-rounder Zamir White (pictured), and White is a guy we've been interested in all along -- ranked him 3rd (behind Breece Hall and Ken Walker) among the rookie running backs in dynasty formats. Just ahead of another Georgia back, second-rounder James Cook.

Georgia won the national championship last year, and those two backs were a large part of it. Each scored 11 touchdowns, giving the school 2 of the 53 college running backs (and one of just two sets of teammates) to score that many. The list features a lot of the most interesting rookie running backs currently on NFL rosters; I've bolded those players in the table below, which is sorted by 2021 touchdowns.

Rasheen AliMarshall25014015.6334173524
Tyler AllgeierBrigham Young27616015.8199180023
Breece HallIowa State25314725.8302177423
Deuce VaughnKansas State23514046.0468187222
Tavion ThomasUtah20411085.43111121
Jerome FordCincinnati21513196.1220153920
Hassan HaskinsMichigan27013274.9131145820
Kenneth WalkerMichigan State26316366.289172519
TreVeyon HendersonOhio State18312486.8312156019
Lew NicholsCentral Michigan34118485.4338218618
Alton McCaskillHouston1899615.1113107418
Tyler BadieMissouri26816046.0330193418
Travis DyeOregon21112716.0402167318
Bryant KobackToledo20814006.7334173418
Kyren WilliamsNotre Dame20410024.9359136117
Brian RobinsonAlabama27113435.0296163916
Rachaad WhiteArizona State18210005.5456145616
Dameon PierceFlorida1005745.721679016
Clint RatkovichNorthern Illinois1054614.412458515
Jaren ManghamSouth Florida1606714.25072115
Bijan RobinsonTexas19511275.8295142215
Charles WilliamsUNLV25412615.0202146315
Sincere McCormickUTSA29814795.0184166315
Camerun PeoplesAppalachian State1669265.61994514
Ty ChandlerNorth Carolina18210926.0216130814
Deandre TorreyNorth Texas24812154.9115133014
Sean TuckerSyracuse24614966.1255175114
Leddie BrownWest Virginia22310654.8217128214
Brad RobertsAir Force29913564.50135613
Shermari JonesCoastal Carolina15910406.528106813
Samson EvansEastern Michigan833163.810742313
Christopher RodriguezKentucky22513786.161143913
Kennedy BrooksOklahoma19812536.373132613
Snoop ConnerOle Miss1306475.08272913
B.J. BaylorOregon State22713375.975141213
DeWayne McBrideUAB20413716.719139013
Zach CharbonnetUCLA20311375.6197133413
Jakobi BuchananArmy1365043.7050412
Abram SmithBaylor25716016.275167612
Dylan McDuffieBuffalo20610495.1123117212
Montrell JohnsonLouisiana1628385.25389112
Blake CorumMichigan1449526.6141109312
Max BorghiWashington State1608805.5156103612
Braelon AllenWisconsin18612686.839130712
James CookGeorgia1137286.4284101211
Zamir WhiteGeorgia1608565.47593111
Will ShipleyClemson1497395.011685511
David BaileyColorado State1977523.813488611
Mataeo DurantDuke25512414.9256149711
Marquez CooperKent State24112055.095130011
Jaylan KnightonMiami (FL)1455613.928084111
Jaylen WarrenOklahoma State25612164.8225144111
Sean TylerWestern Michigan17811506.5114126411

Another rookie in the table was playing last night, Jaguars fifth-rounder Snoop Conner. He started at running back (4 carries, 10 yards) while also returning an early kickoff. His appeal has been hurt somewhat by James Robinson avoiding the PUP list at the start of camp. Difficult to see Conner being any better than the No. 3, and Jacksonville also has Mekhi Sargent (who was impressive last preseason, and again last night: 5 for 22 on the ground, and 5 for 37 in the passing game). Maybe Conner carves out a role, but that can't be counted on, especially if Robinson is ready to go (and of course there's Travis Etienne).

White's first carry went for 14 yards last night, and he later took a little screen pass 19 yards through traffic, dragging a tackler at the end of the run. I had been hoping to secure him with a mid-2nd-round pick in my rookie draft back in May, but he went at pick 2.03.

I don't expect White to open as the starter in Las Vegas this year. Should be Jacobs, with Drake playing in a lot of passing situations. But once one or both of those guys gets hurt, White will get his chance. Definitely a player to be selecting late in drafts, with a realistic possibility to start games at some point.

--Andy Richardson