RB Peyton Barber - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-10, 228||Born: 6-27-1994||College: Auburn||Drafted: ---|
Week 11: vs New Orleans Saints - $3600
FBG says: Tough matchup. The fantasy world would like to see another two-game sample of Ronald Jones leading the Tampa Bay backfield, but it may never come to be. One game after taking on 18 rushes in Week 9, Jones again fell even with Peyton Barber with 11 against the Cardinals. Frankly speaking, Jones hasn't earned the lead role by any stretch. Barber remains a plodding, one-speed runner, producing just 3.4 yards per attempt. But Jones, supposedly far more gifted and dynamic, has averaged only 3.4 of his own since Week 4. Coach Bruce Arians has long erred on the side of caution with his running game, leaning heavily on veteran fundamentals. As a result, Jones may never overtake Barber as the lead runner. Even if he does take on the lion's share in Week 11, he wouldn't project to much upside. The Saints boast a smothering run defense, and Jones isn't much of a factor near the goal line, making him one of the few low-impact pieces of the Buccaneers' offense. The Saints continue to boast one of football's stingiest run defenses. Since Week 1, they've allowed just a single runner to top 70 yards, and Leonard Fournette needed 20 attempts to do it. Along the way, the Saints have stifled the likes of Ezekiel Elliott (18 for 35), Todd Gurley (16 for 63), and Chris Carson (15 for 53). After years of flailing badly up front, they've packed the line with run-stuffers that set the table nicely. The unsung hero is tackle David Onyemata, who quietly makes plays against the run every week. On the second level, Demario Davis has shaken off a rough start to the season and remains a dependable playmaker. The linebackers get help from safety hybrid Vonn Bell, who has emerged as a star in run support. He's undersized for the role, but fearless in the box. Overall, it's hard to project much success in this matchup, even for productive ground games. Thus, the Buccaneers' punchless attack looks like a non-starter here.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Peyton Barber's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs ARI (11 / 43 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec - 11.7 points, $3700)
Barber took a backseat to Jones for the first part of the game, but was featured on the final drive after Jones inexplicably fumbled the ball without contact in the 4th quarter. Barber punched a late touchdown in as the 4th quarter ticked away after Mike Evans drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone, setting the Bucs up at the 1 yard line with about a minute left in the game. Barber's longest run of the day was a 17 yard gain on a nice draw play in the 2nd quarter that Barber broke to the right sideline for extra yardage. He had another impressive romp off right tackle late on the final drive, before scoring his short touchdown run. Barber had a better per-carry average than Jones, though Jones significantly outplayed him in the passing game. This backfield situation is still pretty murky.
2019 Week 9 vs SEA (4 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 1.5 points, $3900)
It looks as though the torch has finally been passed, as Jones got the start this week and dominated the snap count. Barber managed 15 yards on just 4 carries and was not targeted in the passing game. Jones and passing down specialist Ogunbowale both rushed for touchdowns and got more work in the passing game.
2019 Week 8 vs TEN (10 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec - 3.8 points, $4000)
Barber(10 carries) continues to be locked into an unproductive time share with Ronald Jones(11 carries), as he ground out 20 yards total. Barber got stuffed on a goal line carry early in the 1st quarter after Evans set the offense up inside the 5 yard line with a PI flag. Barber nearly scored on a red zone screen pass that he took down to the Titans' two yard line in the 3rd quarter, his only catch of the day on 3 targets. He was stuffed on a 4th and 1 attempt late in the 4th quarter.
2019 Week 6 vs CAR (8 / 28 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 2.8 points, $4200)
Barber got the start and racked up 8 ineffective carries early in the contest, but he was quickly phased out of the gameplan as the Bucs fell behind. Though he had twice as many totes, both Jones and Ogunbowale got goal line carries and converted them into touchdowns. Barber was not targeted in the passing game.
2019 Week 5 vs NO (8 / 32 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec - 10.1 points, $4300)
Barber got the nod in the backfield at the beginning of the 1st and 3rd quarters and found the end zone once, but Ronald Jones finished the day with a couple more touches and a slightly better stat line. Barber was able to punch a touchdown in from the 2 yard line in the 3rd quarter. He lost a yard on a checkdown pass from Winston, his only target of the day.
2019 Week 4 vs LAR (9 / 19 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 7.9 points, $4300)
Barber capped the opening drive off with a touchdown after Chris Godwin was brought down at the four yard line, but quickly relinquished backfield duties to Jones, who was featured almost exclusively in the second half. Barber got stuffed on his first attempt, but scored off left tackle on his second attempt. Barber got another goal line carry from the 3 yard line in the 2nd quarter, but couldn't convert as Chris Godwin eventually caught a touchdown pass to seal the drive. He finished the day with just 9 carries and no catches on one target.
2019 Week 3 vs NYG (13 / 48 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec - 7.5 points, $4600)
Barber got the start but was outplayed by his backfield mate Jones. The two logged the same number of touches, but Jones performed considerably better and the Bucs leaned on him more in the second half. Barber was only able to muster 48 yards on the ground with 13 carries, while Jones picked up 80 with just one more tote. Barber caught both targets on checkdown passes out of the backfield, but only managed 7 yards.
2019 Week 2 vs CAR (23 / 82 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec - 15.9 points, $3900)
Barber looked solid in this one, making some impressive cuts at the line of scrimmage as he gashed the Panthers defense between the tackles several times. He scored in the third quarter, plowing through the secondary after carrying the ball through the middle of the offensive line untouched. The offensive line got a great push on the play and Barber did his part at the second level. Barber made an impressive catch on a low pass from Winston in the 2nd quarter while leaking out of the backfield, spinning away from a tackle as he collected the ball and dodged a second defender on his way to extra yards. Barber dominated snaps and backfield touches, with the other two halfbacks combining for just 5 touches.
2019 Week 1 vs SF (8 / 33 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec - 6.5 points, $4000)
Starting halfback Barber bounced a 14 yard run off left tackle in the 1st quarter, his longest gain of the day. He didn't do much else on the ground. He was the target on Winston's second interception of the day, splitting out wide right to run a slant route. Winston overthrew him badly, but coach Arians later blamed the play on Barber's route-running. Barber caught a halfback screen in the 1st quarter for a short gain. He caught another pass out of the backfield in the third quarter and fumbled, but managed to recover the ball. Ronald Jones came on strong in the second half, ripping off runs up the middle as he out-carried Barber 13-8 on the night.
Latest NewsBuccaneers | Peyton Barber catches TD pass (Sun Nov 17, 06:22 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber caught two passes for 11 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 11. link to story Buccaneers | Peyton Barber runs for 43 yards, TD (Sun Nov 10, 08:41 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber split carries with RB Ronald Jones again in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Barber ended up with 11 rushes for 43 yards and a touchdown, while Jones had 29 yards on 11 totes and a score. link to story
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