RB Dare Ogunbowale - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5-11, 213Born: 5-4-1994College: WisconsinDrafted: ---

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Week 14: vs Indianapolis Colts

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Just when the Tampa Bay backfield was thought to have been settling out with Ronald Jones at the helm, they throw another curveball by giving Peyton Barber 17 carries to just six for Jones in last week's blowout victory. The split between Jones and Barber has been rather unpredictable all season long as there have been games in which one out-carries the other by double-digits on multiple occasions. Neither running back has been particularly productive though, and this Tampa Bay rushing offense ranks 22nd in the league with 96.2 rushing yards per game and a below-average 3.7 yards per attempt. Barber has exceeded 4.0 yards per carry just one time this season, while Jones has done it only three times--including just one game of more than 3.7 yards per rush attempt in his last nine outings. While predicting who will have the hot hand in a given week remains a challenge, the Tampa Bay offensive line has been and will continue to be a concern that ultimately limits the upside of this rushing offense. The Colts rushing defense had their worst game of the season against the run last week as Derrick Henry put up 149 yards and a touchdown. This was the first time any running back had exceeded 90 rushing yards against a Colts defense that has played excellently to have held running backs to just the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game on the season. Despite the stats from last week, this defense still played relatively well and has the personnel to shut down opposing backfields. Linebacker Darius Leonard, in particular, had a great game last week and has been a game-changer for this defense since returning from injury. This defensive line does have a lack of depth, but their starters have been solid and should have the edge over Tampa Bay's mediocre offensive line. Look for the Colts defense to bounce back in this one as the Buccaneers running backs are in for a challenge.

Recent Stats and Projections

10 vs ARI 22 0 0 0 3 3.0 24 0 0 2.4
11 vs NO 29 2 0 0 4 3.0 10 0 0 1
12 at ATL 14 1 12 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 1.2
13 at JAX 23 1 0 0 2 2.0 12 0 0 1.2
14 vs IND PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * 1.9 * * * *
14 vs IND PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 1.6 * * * *
14 vs IND PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2.0 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 13 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale got his usual limited work in the halfback rotation. He got stuffed on a goal line carry from the 1 yard line late in the 2nd quarter. He caught a screen pass inside the Jacksonville red zone late in the 2nd quarter, but was brought down near the five yard line.

2019 Week 12 vs ATL (1 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale had a nice 12 yard carry on a delayed draw play in the 3rd quarter. He was otherwise quiet as he could not secure his only target in the passing game.

2019 Week 11 vs NO (2 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale got his usual work in passing situations as the Bucs attempted the two minute drill at the end of the 1st half. Winston peppered him with three receptions-including a desperate 3rd down toss with his left hand- to extend the drive. Ogunbowale got stuffed on a goal-line carry in the 4th quarter.

2019 Week 10 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale had his usual share of the passing work, securing a few targets on 3rd down situations. He got to work in the 2 minute offense at the end of the 1st half. He caught a short checkdown from Winston just before halftime. Ogunbowale came in on 3rd down to catch a short pass for 1st down yardage in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 9 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale got his usual work in hurry-up situations at the end of each half, managing a touchdown on one of his two touches. He hauled in a dumpoff pass from Winston for a 12 yard catch and run late in the 4th quarter with the team driving to tie the game. Ogunbowale capped the drive with a one yard touchdown plunge after Mike Evans was tackled inches short of the end zone, sending the game to overtime.

2019 Week 8 vs TEN (1 / -2 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale got a couple of goal line opportunities in the 2nd quarter. He was targeted on an out route in the end zone that was well defended, and then he got a carry from the goal line that was stopped short by Breshad Perriman, who mistakenly came across the formation in motion, running over Ogunbowale as he was taking the handoff from Winston. Ogunbowale was targeted again inside the 5 yard line at the end of the 2nd quarter on a short out route that he could not secure. Ogunbowale only secured one target for a short(but hard-earned) 3 yards that picked up a first down on the Bucs' final drive of the game.

2019 Week 6 vs CAR (1 / 3 / 1 rush, 5 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale scored his first NFL touchdown late in the 4th quarter, taking a dive play off left guard from the 2 yard line. He saw extra snaps this week with the Bucs trailing big for most of the contest. Ogunbowale caught three checkdown passes out of the backfield, but picked up all of his yardage on one target where he drifted out of the backfield and caught a pass from a scrambling Winston that he took up the left sideline for 21 yards. He had a bad drop on a screen play in the 4th quarter.

2019 Week 5 vs NO (1 / -4 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale got his usual work in passing situations, securing a couple of checkdown passes for solid gains on the last drive of the day as the Saints fielded prevent defense with a 14 point lead and less than two minutes remaining. Ogunbowale did draw his first red zone target, as Winston overthrew him on an out route from the 2 yard line in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 4 vs LAR (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale continues to work exclusively in passing down situations. He first worked into the rotation in the two minute drill at the end of the first half, snagging a few checkdown passes from Winston underneath prevent coverage.

2019 Week 3 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale worked only in obvious passing situations, including the two minute offense at the end of the first half and the hurry up offense at the end of the second half. His caught one short checkdown pass at the end of the first half and two more at the end of the second half, totaling 23 yards.

2019 Week 2 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale didn't see many snaps on offense. His one target was a checkdown pass in the 2nd quarter on 3rd and 14.

2019 Week 1 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

Ogunbowale slid right into the third down/passing back roll that he was expected to, though Barber did draw his fair share of targets while moving around the formation and even lining up some at WR. Ogunbuwale did not log any carries in his pass-catching role, but he did secure four of five targets for 33 yards with the Bucs playing from behind much of the game.


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