RB Charles Sims - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|6-0, 214||Born: 9-19-1990||College: West Virginia||Drafted: Round 3|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs NO (1 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sims entered the game on the Bucs' first offensive drive, splitting out wide to run a slant route that Winston couldn't connect on. After that Sims was quiet other than a brief appearance during the two minute drill at the end of the 1st half. He carried the ball just once during that drive, and was not targeted again.
2017 Week 16 vs CAR (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Sims saw some action in the two minute drill at the end of the first half. His only carry went for no gain. He reappeared later in the 3rd quarter, hauling in a wheel route from the backfield for a 19 yard gain into the Carolina red zone. Sims also returned one kick for 16 yards.
2017 Week 15 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 6 / 0 rec)
Sims mixed in on passing downs as the only back besides Barber to receive snaps on offense. He did not log any carries, and couldn't get anything going with his pass targets. Sims flexed out to right receiver position and caught a slant early in the 1st quarter for a minimal gain. He split out wide again and caught a curl route for a short gain on the next drive. Sims caught a screen pass early in the 2nd quarter and miraculously broke three tackles before tearing up the left sideline. Atlanta challenged the play and it was determined that Sims' knee had touched down while breaking one of the tackles, negating the big gain. Sims lined up in the slot and caught a bubble screen that was blown up behind the line of scrimmage during the two-minute drill at the end of the first half.
2017 Week 14 vs DET (3 / 16 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Sims entered the game during the Bucs' opening drive, leaking out of the backfield into the flats for a reception that fell short on 3rd and 4. He was featured in his usual role during a 2 minute drill at the end of the 1st half, catching a screen pass for a 10 yard gain. Sims had an 11 yard run right up the middle of the defense late in the 4th quarter, finishing the day with 3 carries and 3 targets.
2017 Week 13 vs GB (3 / 16 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Sims didn't see any action until late in the 2nd quarter. He entered the game on 3rd and 4 and had a nice carry for a 1st down conversion. Sims split out wide right later in the drive and caught a bubble screen, dodging several tacklers for a big gain down the right sideline. Sims split out wide to the opposite side of the formation later in the 4th, catching another bubble screen for a big catch-and-run down the left sideline. Sims was featured for the final drive of the 4th quarter, carrying the ball several times. He caught another screen for a huge gain, but the play was nullified by a holding penalty.
2017 Week 12 vs ATL (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Sims saw limited snaps in week 12, entering the game in the 2nd quarter for a target on a RB screen that Fitzpatrick threw into the dirt. Sims hauled in his second target, a wheel route in the 4th quarter that he took down to the Atlanta 2 yard line, setting up Peyton Barber's second touchdown run of the night. Fitzpatrick found him again for a short gain out of the backfield on the next drive. Sims logged one carry later in the 4th, conceding most of the backfield work to Rodgers and Barber.
2017 Week 11 vs MIA (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Sims entered the game late in the 1st quarter on a 3rd down inside the Miami red zone. Fitzpatrick targeted him with a swing pass out of the backfield, but a linebacker keyed on the play and knocked the ball loose as soon as it hit Sims' hands. Sims split out wide left on the next offensive drive and caught a slant route, converting 3rd and 4 with a gain of of 8. Sims split out wide right in the 2nd quarter and caught a bubble screen for a minimal gain. Sims hauled in another bubble screen just before halftime that nearly converted 3rd and 17. Sims carried the ball once for 3 yards.
2017 Week 10 vs NYJ (3 / 20 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 10 / 1 rec)
Sims saw his first action early in the 2nd quarter, catching a swing pass out of the backfield for a short gain. Sims picked up a 3rd and 15 conversion with a 21 yard run around left end in the 4th quarter, and then sealed the game with a touchdown reception to cap the same drive. Sims lined up on the left side of Fitzpatrick in the shotgun, then took off right on a shallow crossing route, catching the ball and beating pursuing LB Demario Davis to the pylon.
2017 Week 9 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Sims spelled Doug Martin on 3rd down early in the 1st quarter, catching a quick out route that fell short of 1st down yardage. Sims caught another checkdown pass late in the 2nd quarter from a scrambling Winston. He did not carry the ball.
2017 Week 8 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sims saw minimal snaps as a pass blocker and did not log any touches.
2017 Week 7 vs BUF (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Sims didn't see any snaps until late in the 2nd quarter. He carried the ball for 5 and 3 yards then split out wide to run routes as a receiver. Winston targeted him on a fly route from the left WR slot, but overthrew him in the end zone. Sims hauled in a short checkdown pass on the next drive as the Bucs drove down the field in 2 minute mode. Sims saw more snaps in the 4th quarter as the Bucs tried to hurry their offense.
2017 Week 6 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Sims continued to draw plenty of targets as the pass catching back, hauling in his first target on a RB screen late in the 1st quarter. Lined up wide left late in the 4th quarter, Sims caught a WR screen and followed his blocking down the field for a 25 yard gain, his longest of the day. He caught another dumpoff out of the backfield for a gain of 10 on the next play. Sims did not carry the ball, except for a botched snap on a 2 point attempt that he scooped up and ran out of bounds.
2017 Week 5 vs NE (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec)
Sims saw his most involvement in the passing game all year in week 5. The Bucs fell behind early and had several "2 minute drill" situations at the end of the 1st and 2nd half that saw Sims featured in the backfield. New England's soft zone coverage, intended to limit Evans and Jackson's big plays, left room underneath for Sims to work the short passing game. Winston peppered him with 7 targets, starting with a deep route down the left sideline in the 1st quarter that was just out of Sims' reach. Sims was targeted on a crossing route in the 2nd quarter that Winston threw behind him. SIms caught 2 quick, consecutive crossing routes at the end of the 2nd quarter as the Bucs attempted a scoring drive with 34 seconds left in the half. Sims gathered a short curl route and another improvised toss from Winston for a 1st down as the Bucs drove downfield with 4 minutes left in the game.
2017 Week 4 vs NYG (1 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Sims took a toss for 14 yards as he was featured in the 2 minute offense at the end of the 1st half. It was his only carry. Sims lined up wide left as a receiver and caught a bubble screen in the 1st quarter for a short gain, his only target.
2017 Week 3 vs MIN (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Sims split out wide right and caught a WR bubble screen that was called back for a penalty. He secured his only other target for a short gain on an out route, and logged 4 yards on 2 carries.
2017 Week 2 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Sims fumbled and lost the ball after a short reception in the 3rd quarter, killing a Tampa Bay drive deep in Chicago territory. The coaches didn't abandon him completely, as he was targeted (and wide open) later on a deep wheel route that Winston overthrew in the end zone. Sims didn't see a lot of snaps, finishing the day with 2 carries for negative yardage, and 2 receptions for minimal yards.
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