Buccaneers Reveal Leonard Fournette's Status for Week 12 Game

David Kaestle
Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette will be out this week.
Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette will be out this week. / Associated Press

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup rookie running back Rachaad White has started to gain more and more traction in the team's backfield. Then last week, White got the start with Leonard Fournette dealing with some injuries and he blew the door open, rushing for 105 yards on 22 carries.

Leonard Fournette Injury Update

White will have the chance to replicate his Week 10 performance in Week 12 as Fournette has been ruled out as he continues to recover from his hip injury.

Fournette has left some to be desired this season, grabbing just 3.4 yards on average per rushing attempt, 462 yards and 3 touchdowns in 10 games.

Fournette will presumably still be the lead back for Tampa upon his return, but White has shown he can be a three-down back and is certainly the owner of that backfield in the future.

It's safe to think that White will still play a significant role this season, even with a healthy Fournette, but for at least one more week, it's White's backfield.

The Bucs are currently 3.5-point road favorites against the Browns in Week 12, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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