RB Peyton Barber - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-10, 228||Born: 6-27-1994||College: Auburn||Drafted: ---|
Week 12: at Atlanta Falcons - $5500
FBG says: Tough matchup. Ronald Jones finally looks like the Buccaneers' featured back; over the past 4 weeks, he's taken on a 64/36 split with Peyton Barber for carries. Unfortunately, Week 11 served as a reminder of just how low-floor that designation is. The pass-rooted Buccaneers, helmed by Bruce Arians, don't generally ask for more than the minimum from their ball-carriers. Last week, Jones took on 4 of the team's 6 running back carries, good for just 13 yards. Game flow was a factor, but it's not surprising that Jones has landed below 40 yards in 6 of his 10 games. His usage isn't inspiring, and he works behind an underachieving front line that's firmly among the league's bottom half. It's a low-ceiling, low-floor spot he's in, and it's hard to trust this ground game at all for fantasy purposes. The Atlanta run defense has improved markedly over the course of the season. They now sit have allowed only 4 backs - all top-8 league-wide in rushing - to reach 70 in a game and are only allowing 4.0 yards-per-carry. Tackle Grady Jarrett is a playmaking force; his ability to shoot gaps and pursue makes up for a lot of the Falcons' deficiencies up front. Behind him, Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell form a stout linebacking corps, while Ricardo Allen is an elite safety in run support. The Falcons aren't exactly a shutdown group, but they're plenty strong for this matchup. They've held their own against the likes of Christian McCaffrey, Todd Gurley, and David Johnson, and these Buccaneers don't boast a fraction of that dynamism.
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 11 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 1 rec - 8.1 points, $5500)
Barber, like Jones, did quite literally nothing on the ground(0 carries) with Tampa Bay playing from behind. He did have a nice touchdown catch on a 7 yard stick route from Winston late in the 2nd quarter.
2019 Week 10 vs ARI (11 / 43 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec - 11.2 points, $5300)
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, $5100)
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 - 3.3 points, $5300)
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, $5600)
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 - 9.6 points, $5500)
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, $5700)
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 - 6.5 points, $6100)
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 - 15.4 points, $5400)
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 - 5.5 points, $5500)
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 | Dare Ogunbowale hogs backfield snaps (Tue Nov 19, 10:34 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Dare Ogunbowale played 43 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 11 loss to the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Nov. 17. Ronald Jones played 31 percent and Peyton Barber made up just 18 percent. link to story Buccaneers | 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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