It can be debated whether Leonard Fournette or Rachaad White will be better for the duration of the season. Fournette has more experience, while White just started ahead of him for first time last week. I consider them to be a one-two punch (and while White ran for over 100 yards in Munich, I thought Fournette was the more impressive of the two in that game).

Another piece of the Fournette-White puzzle will fall into place when the Bucs return to action in Week 12. They’re playing at Cleveland against a defense that’s struggled against the run, so I imagine there will be plenty of carries.

If we widen the lens, looking beyond just this season, I think the decision making gets a lot easier in this case. White is 4 years younger and a lot cheaper. He’s looking like he’ll be Tampa Bay’s starting tailback heading into the 2023 season. Nobody in a dynasty format would select Fournette before White.

Thus far there have been three rookie running backs who’ve played at an elite level: Breece Hall, Kenneth Walker and Dameon Pierce. There are three others who’ve played some, with some decent results: Brian Robinson, Isiah Pacheco and Tyler Allgeier. If I were walking into a dynasty draft today, I would be inclined to put White right in the middle of that group – looks like he’s going to pan out.

I turn my attention to dynasty leagues every Saturday, rotating between the four notable positions. I’m assuming it’s a 12-team league that uses PPR scoring, with franchises controlling the rights to players indefinitely. The 2022 and 2023 seasons are the most important, but there’s also the component of looking at players’ ages, leaning towards guys who have more good seasons in the future. Rookies are tagged with black dots.

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1.INDJonathan Taylor23.8
2.NYGSaquon Barkley25.8
3.NYJ• Breece Hall21.5
4.SEA• Kenneth Walker22.1
5.JACTravis Etienne23.8
6.LACAustin Ekeler27.5
7.SFChristian McCaffrey26.5
8.HOU• Dameon Pierce22.7
9.CINJoe Mixon26.3
10.CLENick Chubb26.9
11.DENJavonte Williams22.6
12.MINDalvin Cook27.3
13.NERhamondre Stevenson24.7
14.PITNajee Harris24.7
15.TENDerrick Henry28.9
16.LVJosh Jacobs24.8
17.GBAaron Jones28.0
18.TB• Rachaad White23.9
19.DETD'Andre Swift23.8
20.DALTony Pollard25.6
21.CHIDavid Montgomery25.5
22.PHIMiles Sanders25.6
23.WAS• Brian Robinson23.7
24.NOAlvin Kamara27.3
25.ARIJames Conner27.5
26.KC• Isiah Pacheco23.7
27.BUFDevin Singletary25.2
28.CARD'Onta Foreman26.6
29.CHIKhalil Herbert24.6
30.MIAJeff Wilson27.0
31.SFElijah Mitchell24.6
32.GBAJ Dillon24.6
33.NEDamien Harris25.8
34.ATL• Tyler Allgeier22.6
35.BALJ.K. Dobbins23.9
36.CLEKareem Hunt27.3
37.TBLeonard Fournette27.8
38.BUF• James Cook23.2
39.DALEzekiel Elliott27.3
40.ATLCordarrelle Patterson31.7
41.PIT• Jaylen Warren24.0
42.PHIKenneth Gainwell23.7
43.BALGus Edwards27.6
44.LV• Zamir White23.2
45.NYJMichael Carter23.5
46.MINAlexander Mattison24.4
47.LARDarrell Henderson25.3
48.MIARaheem Mostert30.6
49.DETJamaal Williams27.6
50.LAR• Kyren Williams22.2
51.NYJJames Robinson24.3
52.WASAntonio Gibson24.4
53.CLE• Jerome Ford23.2
54.KCClyde Edwards-Helaire23.6
55.CLED'Ernest Johnson26.7
56.TEN• Hassan Haskins23.0
57.SF• Tyrion Davis-Price22.1
58.KCJerick McKinnon30.5
59.BALKenyan Drake28.8
60.ATL• Caleb Huntley24.2
61.INDDeon Jackson23.8
62.LACJoshua Kelley25.0
63.LAC• Isaiah Spiller21.3
64.MIN• Ty Chandler24.5
65.SEARashaad Penny26.8
66.PHITrey Sermon23.8
67.BALJustice Hill25.0
68.ARI• Keontay Ingram23.1
69.INDZack Moss24.9
70.BUFNyheim Hines26.0
71.WASJ.D. McKissic29.3
72.DENChase Edmonds26.6
73.MIASalvon Ahmed23.9
74.LARCam Akers23.4
75.CINSamaje Perine27.2
76.DENMelvin Gordon29.6
77.CARChuba Hubbard23.4
78.TENDontrell Hilliard27.7
79.HOURex Burkhead32.4
80.NE• Pierre Strong23.9

—Ian Allan