White’s value rises after trade to Seahawks

Running back LenDale White could see more playing time in Seattle. (Duane Burleson / Associated Press)

Pete Carroll has added another of his former Southern California players, as the Seahawks acquired LenDale White in a trade with the Tennessee Titans.

The move makes White fantasy relevant once again. In fact, I think he immediately becomes the favorite to start. He’s already shown the ability to be a No. 1 back at the NFL level, rushing for 1,110 yards and seven touchdowns in that role for the Titans in 2007.

White won’t be a true featured back in the offense, however, as Carroll loved to use committees during his collegiate tenure. As a result, I’d expect to see Justin Forsett see playing time on third downs and in passing situations. Julius Jones is also in the mix, but his value takes an enormous hit as a result of this move.

With little wear and tear on his body over the last two seasons, White should come in fresh and is now a viable flex starter in fantasy leagues.

This is also obviously good news for Chris Johnson, who appears set to remain in a featured role for coach Jeff Fisher. It also makes Javon Ringer a viable late-round pick in larger leagues as insurance for owners who land Johnson in the first round.

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