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RB Peyton Barber - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5-10, 228Born: 6-27-1994College: AuburnDrafted: ---

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17 vs ATL 35 15 66 0 1 1 2 0 0 6.8

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

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Peyton Barber's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 17 vs ATL (15 / 66 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Barber came out strong with several solid runs in the first half, but as usual he was unable to break any big runs, with a long of 9 yards on the day. Barber did average over 4 yards per carry, a feat that has been rare for him in 2018. Despite Atlanta's weakness to running backs in the passing game, Barber was only targeted once on a short out route in the 1st quarter that netted two yards.

2018 Week 16 vs DAL (17 / 43 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)

Barber posted one of his signature underwhelming stat lines, averaging 2.5 yards on 17 carries. He broke an impressive run of 33 yards right up the middle of the defense in the 3rd quarter, but backup TE Auclair was called for holding on the play. Jacquizz Rodgers vultured a short touchdown run with the 2 minute offense at the end of the first half. Barber caught a short checkdown for 6 yards in the 1st quarter. Barber's second catch was screen pass that was well defended at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Barber caught one more checkdown early in the 4th quarter and got blasted by Leighton Vander Esch near the line of scrimmage.

2018 Week 15 vs BAL (19 / 85 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

Barber posted one of his better games of the season as he continues to be one of the most underwhelming lead backs in the league. He burst through the middle of the defense for 15 on the first offensive snap of the ballgame. He toted a defender on his back as he galloped to a 12 yard gain later in the 1st quarter. Barber broke another run off left tackle for 13 yards early in the 2nd quarter. Barber punched in a short touchdown after Tampa Bay drew a defensive pass interference call in the end zone in the 2nd. He got a couple of carries inside the Baltimore 10 yard line later in the 2nd, but was stopped short of the goal line. Barber caught a checkdown pass off of play action for a minimal gain at the end of the 1st quarter.

2018 Week 14 vs NO (14 / 42 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Barber watched Winston lead the team in rushing for the second week in a row. Barber burst up the middle of the defense for a 13 yard gain early in the 1st quarter. He had a bad drop on an open pass that would have picked up good yardage in the 1st quarter. He secured his second target for a minimal gain at the end of the 2nd quarter.

2018 Week 13 vs CAR (16 / 45 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Barber saved his day with a 1 yard touchdown, but didn't do much else in week 13. He found a big hole in the middle of the defense for a 17 yard run on the first drive of the game. Barber lost the ball while crossing the goal line on a questionable call in the 2nd quarter. Carolina recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchback. Barber had a run of 20+ yards called back for a holding penalty on the offensive line in the 3rd quarter. He scored an easy 1 yard conversion in the 3rd quarter after Tampa Bay drew a defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone. Barber was targeted once in the 1st quarter on a checkdown pass, but it was well defended by Luke Kuechly

2018 Week 12 vs SF (18 / 47 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Barber had a solid game as the Bucs operated with a positive game script for the first time in a while. He carried the ball up the middle for 11 yards in the 1st quarter and picked up 14 yards on his longest carry of the game later in quarter. Barber punched in a touchdown from the 2 yard line in the 3rd quarter, carrying the ball right up the middle of the defense. Winston hit Barber on a check down route in the 1st quarter for a 9 yard gain. Barber caught one more short check down from Winston in the San Francisco red zone in the 3rd quarter, but couldn't find pay dirt on the play.

2018 Week 11 vs NYG (18 / 106 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

Barber turned in one of his best performances of the year with 106 yards on just 18 carries. Barber ran hard and consistently punished tacklers, also showing off a nice spin move on several occasions. He bounced a run off right tackle for a 27 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. Barber was almost untouched on a 5 yard touchdown run off left tackle in the 4th. Fitzpatrick hit Barber for a short gain out of the backfield in the 1st quarter. Barber caught one more pass just past the line of scrimmage in the 3rd. Backup Jacquizz Rodgers was the only other back to draw a target or carry for Tampa Bay.

2018 Week 10 vs WAS (13 / 61 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Barber came out of the gates strong, moving the chains with several first down runs on the first and second offensive drive of the 1st quarter. He had an amazing run in at the end of the 1st quarter where he was nearly pushed out of bounds but somehow broke a couple of tackles while dancing down the sideline for a 14 yard gain. In a familiar scenario for Tampa Bay, the Bucs fell behind early and had to abandon the run game. Passing down specialist Rodgers piled up over 100 yards receiving on 8 targets as Barber and the ground game took a back seat. Barber caught a short out route in the 2nd quarter for a gain of 5.

2018 Week 9 vs CAR (11 / 31 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Barber got the start, with Rodgers spelling him occasionally on passing downs He had a slow day on the ground as the Bucs fell behind early. Barber picked up the majority of his yards on a 3rd quarter that he broke off right tackle, exploding into the secondary for an 18 yard gain. Barber was tackled behind the line of scrimmage on an attempted screen pass in the 1st quarter. He split out wide right in a 5WR set for his second reception, simply turning around to catch a quick pass from Fitzpatrick at the line of scrimmage before barreling upfield for 10 yards.

2018 Week 8 vs CIN (19 / 85 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Barber piled up his biggest yardage on the ground so far this season with an 85 yard performance. He drew the start over rookie Ronald Jones despite missing some practice time this past week with an undisclosed injury. He was effective on the ground, picking up good chunk yardage on several carries throughout the contest. Jones exited the game in the 2nd quarter after relieving Barber for a series and injuring his hamstring. Barber was called upon to punch the ball in when an Adam Humphries touchdown catch was reviewed and ruled down inside the 1 yard line. Barber was not targeted in the passing game, though backup Jacquizz Rodgers did pick up 4 targets. Barber had 18 carries to Jones(2) and Rodgers(1).

2018 Week 7 vs CLE (11 / 30 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Barber dominated the snaps in the backfield until he left the game with an undisclosed injury in the 3rd quarter. Barber was dropped in his own end zone for a safety on the Bucs' opening drive. Cleveland downed the ball inside Tampa Bay's 1 yard line, and Barber's offensive line couldn't generate enough push to get him out of the end zone. Barber punched a touchdown in from the Browns 5 yard line in the 2nd quarter, but the play was reversed by a holding call. Barber had a bad drop on a screen pass in the 3rd quarter. Shortly after the drop, he disappeared from the game though the Bucs did not comment on his injury. Ronald Jones and Jacquizz Rodgers picked up the slack in his absence, logging extra snaps in the 4th quarter and overtime.

2018 Week 6 vs ATL (13 / 82 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 24 / 1 rec)

Barber got the start and the majority of the snaps in the backfield. Ronald Jones made just a few brief appearances to relieve him, and Jacquizz Rodgers only played special teams. Barber ripped a 28 yard run off right tackle on his second carry of the 1st quarter, his longest of the season. He got involved in the passing game early, catching a checkdown out of the backfield for a 9 yard gain in the 1st quarter. Barber got a goal line carry from the 2 yard line in the 3rd quarter, but was stonewalled at the line of scrimmage. The Bucs were backed up by a false start penalty on the next play and Winston threw an interception on the next, killing the drive. Barber peeled off another nice run at the end of the 3rd quarter, taking a pitch around the left end and juking several tacklers for a gain of 20 yards. Barber's hard running kept the Atlanta defense honest, and the Bucs used a play action pass from a goal line set to get WR Godwin wide open at the end of an early 4th quarter drive. Barber caught a screen out of the backfield later in the 4th, then capped the drive with a short touchdown reception. Winston took the snap from the shotgun and Barber chipped a defender with a block, then worked his way out of the end zone where no one covered him.

2018 Week 4 vs CHI (7 / 24 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Barber got the start but was out-touched 11-8 by Ronald Jones after the rookie was activated for the first time this season. Barber did out-snap Jones, but managed just 24 yards on his 7 carries. He caught a short checkdown pass from Winston late in the 3rd quarter for a short gain. It looks like Jones may get the start next week.

2018 Week 3 vs PIT (8 / 33 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Barber had some success up the middle in the 1st quarter. He nearly scored on an 18 yard run, but was tripped up by a defender inside the Steelers 5 yard line. The Bucs faked a play action to Barber on the next play and scored with a pass to Brate. Barber got another goal line carry from the 5 at the end of the 2nd quarter, but he couldn't punch it in. The Bucs quickly fell behind and Barber was essentially phased out by the game plan, as he logged a few more carries to keep the defense honest on the play-action deep balls that Fitzpatrick was lobbing downfield for Evans and Godwin. Barber got once more goal line carry from the 4 yard line in the 2nd half, but couldn't punch it in. He was targeted twice on checkdown passes, but could not secure either target.

2018 Week 2 vs PHI (16 / 22 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

The Tampa Bay running game didn't contribute much other than keeping the Philadelphia defense honest on play action passes. Barber, who averaged less than 2 yards a carry, is the clear lead in the backfield, but there just isn't much room to run right now. Barber picked up a couple of targets in the passing game, securing an out route to pick up a first down in the first half.

2018 Week 1 vs NO (19 / 69 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Barber had a solid but unspectacular game as Ryan Fitzpatrick and the receiving core lit it up. Barber drew the start, breaking his longest run off left tackle for a 23 yard gain in the first quarter. The Bucs kept running just enough to make the play action effective. Barber had a goal line touchdown vultured by Fitzpatrick in the 1st, as the QB faked a handoff and a rolled out on a bootleg, punching the ball in himself. Barber got a couple more carries inside the five yard line later in the third quarter, but was unable to find the end zone. The Bucs used Barber to grind clock in the 4th quarter as they held off Drew Brees and the Saints offense. Barber wasn't target in the passing game, but backup Jacquizz Rodgers only logged 3 touches to Barber's 19.


Latest News

Buccaneers | Peyton Barber has a lot to prove (Thu Mar 21, 01:38 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber said in a radio interview Wednesday, March 20 that he has a lot to prove. 'I want to break 1,000 yards and prove I'm an every down running back,' Barber said.

Our View: Barber had a career-high 871 rushing yards in 2018 as the Bucs lead back. They re-signed him to a one-year, $2.1 million contract earlier this month. Barber will have competition for touches from second-year pro Ronald Jones. We'll see if Jones can be more productive than he was as a rookie and seriously impact the value of Barber in 2019.
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Buccaneers | Peyton Barber re-signed to one-year deal (Thu Mar 14, 01:00 AM) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed RB Peyton Barber to a one-year contract worth $2.125 million on Wednesday, March 13. The deal involves $1 million in guaranteed money.

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