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RB Charles Sims - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-0, 214Born: 9-19-1990College: West VirginiaDrafted: Round 3

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2016 Week 16 vs NO (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

Sims' role in the backfield essentially stayed the same as the Tampa Bay coaching staff substituted Rodgers for Martin in the early down/lead back role. Sims took most of his snaps on passing downs, lining up in the backfield and occasionally as a wide receiver. He only carried the ball 3 times for a total of 12 yards. Sims made a couple of beautiful cuts to the outside on a 3rd quarter run that gained 14 yards, his longest carry of the game. Sims caught all 4 targets in the passing game for a total of 30 yards. His first was short out route out of the backfield in the 2nd quarter, then another short checkdown shortly after. Sims lined up wide right later in the 3rd quarter and caught a quick screen, taking it down the sidelines for a 13 yard gain. Sims caught a curl route for a 12 yard gain later in the 4th quarter.

2016 Week 15 vs DAL (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)

Sims worked almost exclusively in the passing game and carried the ball a few times(3 for 4 yards). He was targeted by a desperately scrambling Winston on a crossing route in the 2nd quarter, but couldn't hall in the shaky pass. Sims caught another dumpoff from Winston late in the 2nd quarter for a 12 yard gain into the Dallas red zone. Sims was targeted on a designed halfback screen in the 4th quarter that was blown up behind the line of scrimmage before it could ever get set up properly. Sims reeled in another dumpoff for a short gain later in the 4th quarter. Sims finished the day with 3 catches on 5 targets for 15 yards.

2016 Week 14 vs NO (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Sims entered the game early in the 1st as a change of pace option for the Bucs. He lined up in the slot and was targeted on a deep route in the end zone in the 1st quarter. He hauled in the pass but could not get both feet down inbounds. Sims split out wide right of the formation in the 3rd quarter and caught a bubble screen for an 8 yard gain. Winston scrambled right on the next play and found Sims drifting out of the backfield for another short gain and a 1st down. Sims caught a third consecutive pass out of the backfield on the next play for another gain of 10 yards. Sims was an effective runner in a very limited capacity, with 17 yards on 4 carries.

2016 Week 4 vs DEN (15 / 28 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Sims struggled all day against a dominant effort from the Denver front 7. He broke his longest run, a mere 6 yards, in the 1st quarter on a sweep around the right side. Denver defenders consistently made contact with Sims in the backfield before he could ever get any momentum going. Sims lost a fumble at the end of the 2nd quarter. The ball was stripped after multiple defenders stood him up in the backfield as soon as he took the handoff. Sims was only targeted 3 times in the passing game, losing 2 yards on one reception in the 1st quarter and gaining 9....He lined up in the slot and was targeted on a slant in the 2nd quarter, but Winston's pass hit the dirt several yards in front of him.

2016 Week 3 vs LA (13 / 55 / 1 rush, 8 / 6 / 69 / 0 rec)

Sims filled in for Doug Martin as the lead back for the Bucs, and also saw his usual workload in the passing game, catching passes out of the backfield and also lining up as a receiver occasionally. He had a strong showing in both phases of the game, though his carries were somewhat limited-13 for 55 yards-as the Bucs played a good portion of the game from behind. Sims scored on a goal-line dive early in the 2nd quarter. It took several tries before Sims and the Tampa o-line could generate enough push against a stout Rams defensive line, but they finally punched the ball in on 3rd and goal. Sims' picked up his longest running play of the day on 4th and 1 late in the 4th quarter. Winston fell down on the handoff, but Sims burst through the center of the offensive line, picking up the yard needed and then some as he tore down the left sideline for the big gain. Sims' biggest gain of the day was a beautiful catch and run late in the 4th quarter. Winston tossed him the ball on a little wheel route behind the line of scrimmage, and Sims juked a defender out of his shoes before taking off up the sideline for a 33 yard gain. On the day, he piled up 6 catches for 69 yards on 8 targets.

2016 Week 2 vs ARI (9 / 24 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 4 / 0 rec)

Sims took over backfield snaps after Doug Martin left in the 2nd quarter with a hamstring injury. He was mostly ineffective as a runner, as the Arizona front 7 was swarming the backfield on both passing and run plays. Sims also struggled to get anything going as a receiver, securing 3 of 5 targets for 4 yards. He split out wide left in the 3rd quarter and was targeted on a WR bubble screen, but Winston's pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage, then bounced off of Sims' hands into the arms of a defender for pick-six.

2016 Week 1 vs ATL (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 32 / 1 rec)

Sims entered the game in relief of Martin in the first quarter, recording a couple of nice runs on the drive that ended with Winston's only interception of the day. He didn't get warmed up as a receiver until the Bucs entered their 2 minute offense at the end of the 2nd quarter. After a short reception out of the backfield earlier in the drive, Sims drifted out of the backfield from the Atlanta 23 and then made what seemed like the entire team miss. Sims juked two defenders out of their shoes and then shucked three tackle attempts as he followed downfield blocks by Jackson and Evans into the end zone like a man possessed. Sims collected a couple more short receptions, including a crucial 3rd down conversion late in the 4th quarter as the Bucs attempted to grind the clock out with a 7 point lead.


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