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  Titans | Charles Sims works out for Tennessee    Tue Nov 13, 01:10 PM

Free-agent RB Charles Sims (Buccaneers) worked out for the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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  Lions | Detroit works out running backs    Tue Oct 2, 02:56 PM

Free-agent RBs Charles Sims, Terrance West and Fitzgerald Toussaint worked out for the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Footballguys view: The Lions are just updating their emergency list here. Rookie Kerryon Johnson should continue as their lead back and hopefully he gets more work than he did in Week 4 (only nine carries in a loss to the Cowboys).

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  Patriots | Orleans Darkwa visits Patriots    Tue Sep 11, 07:08 PM

Free-agents RB Orleans Darkwa (Giants), RB Charles Sims (Buccaneers) and WR Brandon Tate (Saints) worked out for the New England Patriots Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Footballguys view: With Jeremy Hill (knee) done for the year, the Patriots are looking for a power back. Darkwa had 751 rushing yards last year for the Giants.

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  Texans | Houston works out two RBs    Thu Sep 6, 01:29 PM

Free-agent RBs Charles Sims (Buccaneers) and Akeem Hunt (Chiefs) worked out for the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 6.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims waived    Thu Aug 30, 04:20 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement, Thursday, Aug. 30, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reported.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims lands on IR    Thu Aug 23, 03:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Aug. 23.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims expected to be fine    Sun Aug 19, 07:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) did not suffer a serious injury in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, and he is expected to be fine for the start of the regular season.

Footballguys view: Sims avoids a bad outcome here, but he still has to outplay UDFA scatback Shaun Wilson to be assured of making the team.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims injures knee    Sat Aug 18, 09:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) exited the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 18, with a knee injury and will not return.

Footballguys view: UDFA Shaun Wilson was already pushing Sims for a roster spot and job, this could cinch that trend. Deep dynasty league players should remember Wilson's name.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims not a lock to stick on roster    Sun Aug 12, 01:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is not guaranteed to make the final roster, especially if undrafted rookie free agent Shaun Wilson continues to impress, according to The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman, who believes Wilson could make the team at the expense of Sims or Jacquizz Rodgers.

Footballguys view: Wilson is more dynamic in space and has been turning heads since he joined the team. Sims stayed on the free agent market for a while and probably isn't a very coveted player at this point. Getting beaten out by a UDFA is clearly possible.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims will have specific role    Thu May 17, 05:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is expected to be a third-down back this upcoming season because of his ability to pass protect and catch the ball out of the backfield, according to offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

Footballguys view: Sims had his shot to be the team's lead back in 2015 and those days are gone. Now, rookie Ronald Jones could emerge as the top running back for the Bucs. Jones is electric with the ball in his hands and can be dangerous as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. Sims is not as explosive with the ball but he is reliable and there's a spot for that....a spot with limited (little?) fantasy value but there is a spot.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims re-ups with Bucs    Thu Apr 26, 09:56 AM

Free-agent RB Charles Sims (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, April 26. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Sims is a decent part of an RBBC, with some upside, but we think he'll be battling with a rookie this summer for reps.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims are quiet    Sun Dec 3, 06:55 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims didn't do much in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay to use RBBC without Doug Martin    Fri Sep 8, 01:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers will most likely be the first- and second- down back, while Charles Sims will handle most of the third-down work and Peyton Barber will be the goal-line back while Doug Martin serves his season-opening three-game suspension, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

Footballguys view: If Barber is the goal line back, that takes some luster off of Rodgers as a first three weeks RB2/Flex play, although next weeks matchup against the Bears should at least be flexworthy. Week 4 against the Giants is a much tougher draw for Rodgers and the Bucs running game.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims to be more involved?    Thu Jun 1, 11:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims showed good burst in practice Thursday, June 1, according to beat writer Jenna Laine, and Laine believes Sims could be used from the slot this season and will be more involved in the passing game.

Footballguys view: Sims is a good receiver out of the backfield, and he's certainly got the ability to line up in the slot in certain packages. He'll compete for touches as a runner and could be more involved while Doug Martin is suspended over the first three games of the 2017 season.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims taking part in OTAs    Tue May 23, 03:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (shoulder) practiced during organized team activities Tuesday, May 23, after being cleared to practice Monday, May 22. Sims underwent shoulder surgery sometime this offseason.

Footballguys view: It's a good sign for Sims who was knocked out late last year with this injury. The team has a collection of RBs, and with Doug Martin suspended the first three games of the year we could see Sims worked into the mix. He'll compete for touches with Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Jeremy McNichols.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims placed on IR    Wed Dec 28, 02:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 28. The team also promoted practice squad FB Austin Johnson to their active roster.

Footballguys view: With Sims down and Doug Martin inactive, the Bucs will roll in Week 17 with Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber in the backfield.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin, Charles Sims top RB chart    Sun Dec 18, 07:28 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Doug Martin and Charles Sims are the two top active running backs for the Week 15 game against the Dallas Cowboys with RB Jacquizz Rodgers a healthy scratch. RB Peyton Barber is also active.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims returning to team    Sat Dec 10, 12:58 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 10.

Footballguys view: This is a move that has been expected for some time. With Doug Martin struggling to produce, the Bucs have talked about using Jacquizz Rodgers more. Don't forget about Sims...especially if you play in a PPR league. The Bucs don't have a ton of weapons on offense, and Sims can contribute as a runner or receiver out of the backfield.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims expected back this week    Mon Dec 5, 06:27 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) is expected to be activated from the Reserve/Injured list before the team's Week 14 game against the New Orleans Saints, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Footballguys view: Sims is an important handcuff for Doug Martin owners to add off the waiver wire if he's out there. He'll get worked in behind Martin as a change-of-pace back. The return of Sims will take away some snaps from Jacquizz Rodgers.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims designated to return    Wed Nov 23, 12:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) has been designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Footballguys view: That doesn't mean he's going to play right away, as Sims is not eligible to return until Week 14. In the fantasy playoffs (against the Saints twice), we could see Sims mixing in as a 'what the heck' flex for fantasy owners.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims due back this season    Tue Nov 8, 11:15 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) is expected to return at some point this season, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims placed on IR     Mon Oct 10, 03:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 10. RB Russell Hansbrough was correspondingly promoted from the practice squad.

Footballguys view: The Bucs are still without Doug Martin, so they'll move forward with Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber. Sims has disappointed since Martin went down, but now he's getting plenty of time to recover.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims sitting out Week 6    Mon Oct 10, 02:59 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) has been ruled out for Week 6 versus the Carolina Panthers.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims listed as doubtful    Sat Oct 8, 03:36 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 5 game.

Footballguys view: Prepare for Jacquizz Rodgers on Monday night against the Panthers. Peyton Barber should see time in the Bucs backfield as well.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims misses another practice    Sat Oct 8, 12:59 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) did not practice Saturday, Oct. 8.

Footballguys view: His status for Monday night against the Panthers is up in the air. Have other plans ready if you have Sims on your fantasy roster. The Bucs may go with more of Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber if Sims can't play in Week 5.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims a game-time decision    Fri Oct 7, 11:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) will be a game-time decision against the Carolina Panthers in Week 5, head coach Dirk Koetter said Friday, Oct. 7.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims still sidelined    Fri Oct 7, 10:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 7.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims doesn't practice    Thu Oct 6, 11:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

Footballguys view: Sims struggled last week when the Buccaneers gave him the ball early and often during the opening moments against Denver. He also fumbled and struggled as a receiver. It won't get easier this week against Carolina and despite getting most of the carries, Sims isn't more than an RB3 in fantasy.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims has knee issue    Tue Oct 4, 11:55 AM

Updating an earlier report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (knee) took a hit on his right knee in Week 4, but he finished the game. He is out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Footballguys view: Sims wasn't successful against the Broncos defense on Sunday. That's not a shock given his opponent, but it has led the Bucs to consider using more of Jacquizz Rodgers while Doug Martin is out. Fantasy owners should downgrade Sims because of this injury ... and also because we could see his role shrink if Rodgers gets more time.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims out of practice    Tue Oct 4, 11:18 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (undisclosed) was out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 4, for an undisclosed reason.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims' role could diminish    Tue Oct 4, 09:49 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims' role could diminish in Week 5 after he has struggled in a starting role the following two weeks. Head coach Dirk Koetter said the team is considering making changes in personnel to fit into the roles of their strengths.

Footballguys view: Consider Sims more of a RB3/flex play until we see this shake out. The Bucs shouldn't hold it against him that he couldn't get it going against the best defense in the league (Denver) in Week 4.

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  Buccaneers | Denver contains Charles Sims    Mon Oct 3, 01:37 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims rushed 15 times for just 28 yards in the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos, and he had two catches for seven yards on three targets.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims piles up the yardage    Mon Sep 26, 12:46 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims rushed 13 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams, and he added six grabs for 69 yards on eight targets.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims set for big workload?    Fri Sep 23, 11:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers said he only expects to play when RB Charles Sims needs a breather.

Footballguys view: Sims could play like a RB1 this week -- even in a matchup against a tough Rams front four. Put him in your lineup as a mid-range RB2 just to be safe. He should dominate the touches in the Bucs backfield.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims sees 12 touches    Sun Sep 18, 09:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Charles Sims carried nine times for 24 yards in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals, and he added three catches for four yards on five targets.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims to miss preseason game    Thu Aug 11, 03:58 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) will not play in the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 11. Sims is being held out as a precaution.

Footballguys view: Sims was the third down back/general pass-catcher in the Bucs backfield, and we have faith he will be again. Also, keep in mind that Doug Martin has missed a lot of time in half of his four seasons, so Sims is a good handcuff choice for him. Otherwise, as both backs split carries, consider Sims an RB4 with upside in standard leagues, or an RB3 in PPR.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims out of practice    Tue Aug 9, 08:32 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, after injuring his ankle earlier in the week.

Footballguys view: The injury has been described as a "tweak" and Sims has been seen on the sidelines walking with no noticeable hitch in his stride. He'll be fine.

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  Buccaneers | More touches for Charles Sims?    Wed Jun 22, 02:05 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is expected to see more carries in 2016, in the opinion of PewterReport.com's Mark Cook.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims can be three-down back    Wed Feb 24, 11:07 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims can be a three-down back if needed, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Footballguys view: Doug Martin is unlikely to get tagged, although GM Jason Licht expressed optimism that he will remain a Buc. A stocked free agent and draft class at running back present more cost effective options than Martin if he seeks big money and the team opts to let him test the waters. Koetter might be inflating Sims a bit to increase Tampa's leverage in this situation, but the comment should still represent a boost to Sims' dynasty and redraft stock.

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  Buccaneers | Interesting year for Charles Sims    Thu Jan 7, 07:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims finished with more than 1,000 total yards and four receiving touchdowns in 2015, but he did not score on the ground.

Footballguys view: He gets his yards through the air as well. We don't expect that to change though a new coach could change up how much a role he has in 2016.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims totals 117 yards, score    Sun Dec 27, 09:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims rushed four times for 45 yards in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears with three receptions for a team-best 72 yards and a touchdown on five targets.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims totals 77 yards    Mon Dec 7, 12:23 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims rushed seven times for 56 yards in the Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added two receptions for 21 yards on three targets.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims totals 16 touches    Sun Oct 11, 09:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims ran 12 times for 51 yards in the Week 5 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added four receptions for a team-high 85 yards.

Footballguys view: Sims seems to have more speed than he ever showed at West Virginia. He's worth rostering in typical leagues and could be a low RB1 in PPR leagues if Doug Martin were to miss time.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims has seven touches    Mon Sep 14, 12:53 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims carried five times for 12 yards in the Week 1 game against the Tennessee Titans, and he added two grabs for 23 yards.

Footballguys view: The gamescript unfolded where the Buccaneers had to come from behind. Doug Martin was the lead back, and Sims didn't have much of a role on Sunday.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims adds muscle    Fri Jun 5, 03:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims has added some muscle during the offseason, which could help him be a better runner between the tackles.

Footballguys view: There's plenty of buzz about Sims being the top back in Tampa over Doug Martin. We'll see this battle play out in training camp, and it's certainly a competition fantasy owners will need to monitor closely.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims could start for TB?    Tue May 26, 05:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims has a solid chance of beating out RB Doug Martin for Tampa Bay's starting running back gig, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: The more reports we see out of Tampa, the more it seems like Sims could be their top guy. Coming out of college, Sims reminded some in the scouting community of a poor man's version of Matt Forte (Bears) because of his ability as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. If he wins the starting job, Sims could put up good RB2 numbers for fantasy owners. He could easily outperform his current ADP of RB39 (8.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims excited for new season    Tue May 26, 05:25 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is anxious to capitalize on his short-lived 2014 campaign when he suffered a torn ankle tendon that caused him to miss the first eight games of the season. 'I was just getting in the groove and then the season was over,' Sims said. 'I'm looking forward to next year and it will be interesting to see what's going to happen.'

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should be excited about Sims and his RB2 upside. He didn't get going until Week 10 as a rookie and finished the season with 66 carries for 185 yards and one touchdown. Sims also chipped in with 19 catches for 190 yards. His all-purpose ability could thrust him into the starting lineup over Doug Martin. Watch this battle unfold in training camp and the preseason.

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