Leonard Fournette (hip) active at Buccaneers practice Thursday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hip) is participating Thursday in the first practice of the week.

What It Means:

The Buccaneers began practicing on Thursday for Week 13 since they are playing on Monday night against the New Orleans Saints. Fournette was listed as a limited participant in all three practices last week before sitting out Sunday, so just being active Thursday doesn't necessarily mean he's trending toward returning. Rachaad White will lead the Buccaneers' backfield again if Fournette is out.

numberFire's models project Lenny for 11.2 touches and 47.5 yards on Monday night while White is projected for 15.9 touches and 75.5 yards. The Saints have the No. 15 run defense in our advanced team metrics and they are No. 10 in FanDuel points allowed per game to the running back position this season.