Help... I'm a lesbian in a man's body!!
Not necessarily... Michael Pittman's legal troubles have been pushed back to at least November, and may end up getting pushed back further. This means he'll be the starting RB for Tampa through at least week 8, and then his status in uncertain after that but he does have a possibility of remaining in the league. Latest word is that arrest warrants were issued for his wife and baby sitter who failed to appear to the latest hearing. That's a strike against them for this trial.
Buckhalter is the guaranteed starter right now, with Duce vulturing some of his carries while he gets back into game shape and mentality. This may change throughout the year with Duce getting the majority of the carries and Buckhalter being used as a change of pace back instead... but for now Buckhalter is starting while Staley works his way out of Andy Reid's dog house.
I'd take Buckhalter, because you know he's going to get carries. Thomas Jones may not even see the field this year outside of standing on the sideline.