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After letting Josh Jacobs leave via free agency, it appears White will be the Raiders' lead running back -- and a top-20 option on Draft Day. Given an opportunity to lead the backfield in the final four games last season, White averaged 15.2 PPR and 12.9 non-PPR points per game while getting 23.3 touches on average. The Raiders went 3-1 in those outings with two blowouts, certainly a result the coaching staff liked. That could be why the only players the team added to it backfield were veteran Alexander Mattison and sixth-round rookie Dylan Laube. White only has those four games to go off of, but if he's the primary running-downs back for the Raiders then he should see a good amount of work with stats to follow. Consider him when you get to Round 5.

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2023 451 4.34 1 1 15 98 513
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: On track to pace Las Vegas backfield

    Following the 2024 NFL Draft, White continues to profile as the Raiders' top backfield option, Vic Tafur and Tashan Reed of The Athletic report. Since the end of last season, the Raiders notably bid adieu to Josh Jacobs, who had served as the team's top RB since 2019. Following free agency and the draft, White remains projected to pace the team's rushing corps in 2024, with newcomer Alexander Mattison on hand to work in a complementary role, while Ameer Abdullah and rookie sixth-rounder Dylan Laube profile as change-of-pace options. Though it remains to be seen how much volume White yields to his teammates, the 2022 fourth-rounder nonetheless appears poised to see a significant enough uptick in touches (after recording 104 carries and 15 catches in 17 regular-season games in 2023) to maintain weekly fantasy utility this coming season.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Backfield depth added by Las Vegas

    White is the Raiders' expected starter at running back following the departure of Josh Jacobs, with the recently signed Alexander Mattison likely to serve as his top backup, according to Tashan Reed of The Athletic. Once Jacobs headed to Green Bay, it seemed inevitable that the Raiders would fortify their running back corps, either through free agency, the draft, or both. In Mattison, the team adds a player who made 13 starts for the Vikings last season, but at this stage it appears as though White -- who had an impressive finish to the 2023 regular season -- has the inside track to lead Las Vegas' backfield in 2024. In such a scenario, White would maintain fantasy utility, though his upside in that regard could hinge on how much volume he cedes to Mattison, who has three-down experience. Meanwhile, Ameer Abdullah remains on hand to provide a change-of-pace presence, with Brittain Brown, Sincere McCormick and Tyreik McAllister also in the mix.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Stands atop depth chart

    White is situated as Las Vegas' top running back entering the new league year, with Josh Jacobs slated to ink a four-year, $48 million contract with the Packers, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. White is facing real opportunity atop the Raiders' depth chart after an impressive end to the 2023 campaign in which he averaged 114.3 yards from scrimmage per game across the team's last four contests, as Jacobs was sidelined. While Las Vegas still could add significant backfield competition via free agency or the 2024 NFL Draft, White currently has few established names behind him aside from special-teams ace Ameer Abdullah, whom the Raiders opted to re-sign. White's final numbers across 17 regular-season appearances in 2023 came to just 104 rushes for 451 yards and one touchdown, plus 15 catches for 98 yards on 19 targets, but the 2022 fourth-round pick has a clear path to a significantly increased workload looking ahead to the 2024 campaign.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Tops 100 yards

    White rushed 25 times for 112 yards and caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Broncos. White started with Josh Jacobs (quadricep) sidelined again and turned in another strong performance. In fact, with an expanded role over Las Vegas' last four games, White averaged nearly 115 scrimmage yards. That production inflated his final numbers to 104 rushes for 451 yards and a touchdown to go with 15 grabs on 19 targets for 98 yards in 17 games. With Jacobs set to become an unrestricted free agent, it remains to be seen whether White will approach the 2024 campaign with a larger role for the Raiders.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: RBs to Start

    I hope the Raiders give White one more start in Week 18, and he could be their running back of the future if Josh Jacobs leaves this offseason as a free agent. Jacobs has missed the past three games with a quadriceps injury, and White has scored at least 14.5 PPR points in each outing against the Chargers, Chiefs and Colts. In two of those games he has at least three catches, and he also has two outings with more than 100 total yards. This week, he's facing a Broncos defense that is No. 2 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, and three of the past four running backs against Denver have scored at least 21 PPR points. White has top-10 upside in Week 18.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Tops century mark Sunday

    White carried the ball 20 times for 71 yards and caught five of six targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Colts. Making his third straight start in place of Josh Jacobs (quadriceps), White topped 100 scrimmage yards for the second straight game while also having the most productive performance of his career as a receiver. The second-year back has amassed 336 combined yards and a rushing TD on 67 touches while in an elevated role, and given that the Raiders have now been eliminated from the playoffs and Jacobs is a free agent in the offseason, White could make one more start regardless of the senior RB's health in Week 18 against the Broncos.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Another start on tap

    With Josh Jacobs (quad) inactive, White is in line to continue to lead the Raiders' backfield Sunday against the Colts, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports. White has started the team's last two games in the absence of Jacobs, and that context will continue versus Indianapolis on Sunday. Over his last two outings while filling in as the Raiders' top back, White has combined to record 39 carries for 214 yards and a TD to go along with three catches for 16 yards in that span. With a path to rushing volume once again available for the 2022 fourth-rounder, White profiles as a solid fantasy lineup option in Week 17.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Week 17 Adds (RB Preview)

    White has a good matchup against a Colts defense that has given up the third-most Fantasy points to opposing running backs, but you need to have a backup plan because Josh Jacobs wasn't far from playing in Week 16. If Jacobs is out, White is a top-20 running back, but if Jacobs returns White isn't even a good flex.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Week 17 Waiver Priority List

    Josh Jacobs (quadriceps) was close to returning in Week 16 at Kansas City, so keep that in mind when adding White. But if Jacobs somehow can't play in Week 17 at Indianapolis then White would be a must-start running back in all leagues. Without Jacobs for the past two games against the Chargers and Chiefs, White has scored at least 14.5 PPR points in each outing. He has 39 carries for 214 yards and a touchdown over that span, along with three catches for 16 yards on four targets. The Colts have allowed eight running backs to score at least 11.8 PPR points in their past five games, so this is a great matchup for White if he remains the starter in Las Vegas.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Racks up 145 rushing yards Monday

    White churned out 145 yards on 22 carries but didn't haul in his only target during Monday's 20-14 win at Kansas City. White earned a second start in a row for the absent Josh Jacobs (quadriceps/illness), one-upping his own performance (20 touches for 85 yards from scrimmage and a rushing TD) from a Week 15 demolition of the Chargers. With a lacking passing game that produced just 48 net yards in Week 16, White in essence was the Raiders offense, while fellow running back Ameer Abdullah mustered 12 total yards on three touches. Jacobs made some progress in his recovery by logging a limited practice Friday, so his activity level will be watched as the week goes on to see if he has a chance to return Sunday at Indianapolis. As long as Jacobs is sidelined, though, White is poised to pace the team's backfield.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Likely to lead ground attack Monday

    White is expected to serve as the leader of Las Vegas' backfield committee Monday in Kansas City with Josh Jacobs (quadricep/illness) in line to miss a second consecutive game, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Though Jacobs took a small step forward in his recovery from the quad injury that kept him out of last Thursday's 63-21 win over the Chargers, turning in one limited practice this week, he's also working his way back from an illness and ultimately didn't make enough progress. Las Vegas got by just fine without its No. 1 back last week, as White stepped up with 17 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown to go with three receptions for 16 yards on four targets. Ameer Abdullah (six carries, two catches) also got more involved, while Brandon Bolden (two carries) saw his first snaps of the season on offense. Look for White to continue to lead the way on the ground versus Kansas City while Abdullah operates primarily as a pass-catching complement.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: RBs to Sit

    As of Wednesday afternoon, we don't know the status of Josh Jacobs (quadriceps), but if he's out again then consider White just a flex option in the majority of leagues. He was great in Week 15 against the Chargers with 17 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown and three catches for 16 yards on four targets, but this is a step up in competition on the road. The Chiefs have allowed one running back to score more than 9.6 PPR points in the past three games, which was the scorching hot James Cook in Week 14, and we could see more Ameer Abdullah than White in Week 16 if the Raiders are chasing points. Jacobs would be a must-start running back if he's healthy, but White hasn't earned that respect yet despite his strong outing against the Chargers.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Week 16 Waiver Priority List

    We don't know if Josh Jacobs (quadriceps) will play in Week 16 at Kansas City, but if he's out again then White has the potential to be a high-end flex in all leagues. White did well for Jacobs in Week 15 against the Chargers with 17 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown, along with three catches for 16 yards on four targets. This is a tougher matchup against the Chiefs, and we'll see if Ameer Abdullah has a bigger role if the Raiders are trailing. But White played 70 percent of the snaps against the Chargers and did well, so he should be the primary running back against the Chiefs if Jacobs remains out.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Solid as starting back

    White rushed 17 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and brought in three of four targets for 16 yards in the Raiders' 63-21 win over the Chargers on Thursday night. With Josh Jacobs (quadriceps) sidelined, White took on the lead back role and put together a solid all-around night in the Raiders' offensive breakout. White got the avalanche of points started with a one-yard touchdown run to cap off Las Vegas' opening possession, marking his first career score. The 2022 fourth-round pick was the clear leader of the ground attack, outpacing veterans Ameer Abdullah and Brandon Bolden by 13 and 15 carries, respectively. Jacobs will have plenty of time to get healthy before a Week 16 road matchup against the Chiefs on Christmas Day, but if he remains sidelined, White likely will helm the running game again.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: In line for starting nod Thursday

    White is in line to serve as the Raiders' starting running back Thursday against the Chargers with Josh Jacobs (quadricep) listed as questionable but on track to sit out the Week 15 game, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Jacobs has played in all of the Raiders' 13 games to date and has been a three-down workhorse, clearing 70 percent of the offensive snaps in each of the first 12 contests until the quad issue forced him out late in this past Sunday's 3-0 win over the Vikings. After Jacobs was unable to move past the injury on a short week, the Raiders will now turn the backfield over to White and Ameer Abdullah, with Brandon Bolden lingering as a third option but more likely to see nearly all of his work on special teams. The 5-foot-9, 203-pound Abdullah is likely to have a role as the Raiders' top change-of-pace/passing-down option Thursday, but the more sturdily built White (6-foot, 215 pounds) is the favorite to lead the Raiders in carries and should see most of the snaps in goal-line/short-yardage situations. The 24-year-old doesn't have much of an NFL track record to fall back on -- he's averaged 3.4 yards and has yet to score a touchdown on 37 career carries -- but with Jacobs out of the mix, White could see enough volume to bring utility in fantasy lineups.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: RBs to Sit

    Fantasy managers looking for help in the playoffs should be adding White with Josh Jacobs (knee) not expected to play Thursday night against the Chargers, but that doesn't mean you should start White in the majority of leagues. He'll split touches with Ameer Abdullah, and given Abdullah's expected role in the passing game, he has more upside than White. While it's a good matchup -- the Chargers are No. 6 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs -- White is not worth trusting in Week 15 just because he has the potential for an expanded role.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Week 15 Adds (RB Preview)

    White has been significantly underrostered due to the potential of a Jacobs injury and now it has happened. Like Mattison, Jacobs has not been ruled out, but it's a short week so his odds aren't great. Expect White to dominate early downs but Ameer Abdullah will likely do more in the passing game. View White as flex, just behind Foreman, if Jacobs is out.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Rushes twice for eight yards Sunday

    White rushed twice for eight yards in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Vikings. White logged only five offensive snaps despite starter Josh Jacobs exiting Sunday's contest in the fourth quarter with a knee injury, while fellow running back Ameer Abdullah gained 19 yards on three touches across 15 snaps. If Jacobs is unable to suit up Thursday against the Chargers due to the aforementioned knee issue, however, White could be next in line to handle early-down work out of the Raiders' backfield with Abdullah providing relief in passing situations.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Week 15 Early Waiver Targets (Add/Drop)

    I'll admit, I have an awfully hard time getting excited about White at this point, even if Jacobs is out. Jacobs is RB13 in PPR scoring per game this season, and that's come with a passing game role I don't think White has any chance of replicating, especially given the significant decrease in targets Jacobs has seen since Josh McDaniels' firing. Still, White will be a starting running back for Week 15 against a beatable Chargers defense if Jacobs is out, and with just three days off before that one kicks off, it might be tough for Jacobs to get back to health in time. White will be in the RB3 range of the rankings if Jacobs is out, and he's worth adding if you're desperate for RB help.
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  • Raiders' Zamir White: Four carries Sunday

    White netted minus-2 yards on four carries in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Giants. White played just five offensive snaps while starter Josh Jacobs racked up 98 yards and two touchdowns on 26 rushes, and the former had two of his four carries result in negative yardage. Fellow running back Ameer Abdullah also earned four touches, leaving White with few opportunities to produce ahead of a Week 10 matchup against the Jets.
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