RB Dare Ogunbowale - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-11, 213||Born: 5-4-1994||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: at Detroit Lions - $3400
FBG says: Great matchup. Tampa Bay's medium-volume rushing attack typically splits work between Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber in a seemingly random fashion. In recent weeks, Bruce Arians has listed Ronald Jones as the team's starter, only to pull him from the game very early on due to a missed blitz pick-up. This extremely short leash for Jones, whose uninspiring 3.8 yards per carry somehow blows Peyton Barber's mark of 3.2 yards per carry out of the water, makes projecting the workload in the Buccaneers' backfield exceptionally difficult. Barber tallied the only 20-carry game of the season for either back in Week 2 against the Panthers, which also is the only game in which either running back played more than 60-percent of Tampa Bay's offensive snaps. Running behind the 30th-ranked offensive line in the NFL, according to Matt Bitonti, adds increased volatility to this running back situation. Neither Ronald Jones nor Peyton Barber can be relied upon for consistent fantasy production down the home stretch this season, as they will likely continue to split action in one of the league's least-efficient run offenses. Detroit's run defense has faced the sixth-most rush attempts of any defense in the NFL this season, and their efficiency metrics are unimpressive to go along with the volume. In turn, the Lions have allowed the third-most fantasy points of any defense in the NFL to opposing running backs this season. Along the defensive line, Damon Harrison is dealing with an injury that may keep him out of this weekend's game. If he is unable to go, although he has not been the elite run-stopper he once was, it would be a significant loss for the unit as a whole, as A'Shawn Robinson has also regressed this season and he has not proven to be ready to be the number-one guy along the interior just yet. At linebacker, the Lions are plagued by tackling issues, as Jarrad Davis, Christian Jones, and Jahlani Tavai all grade as well-below-average tacklers this season. Lastly, in the secondary, the Lions traded away one of their top run-stopping defensive backs, Quandre Diggs earlier this season. The Lions have been unable to replace his production, and their run defense as a whole has suffered as a product of this loss. While the volume in Tampa Bay's backfield is extremely difficult to project, this weekend, whoever carries the rock for the Buccaneers is likely to see a significant uptick in efficiency, as the Lions' defensive front has proven incapable of shutting down opposing rushing attacks.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Dare Ogunbowale's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec - 8.8 points, $3100)
Ogunbowale lost a fumble on his first reception of the day in the 1st quarter. He picked up a couple of nice gains in the passing game during the two minute drill at the end of the first half. Ogunbowale picked up his longest gain, 17 yards, on a 3rd quarter checkdown pass from Winston.
2019 Week 13 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec - 3.2 points, $3100)
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 - 1.2 points, $3200)
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 - 4 points, $3200)
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 - 5.4 points, $3200)
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 - 8.3 points, $3400)
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 - 1.1 points, $3200)
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 - 11.5 points, $3400)
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 - 4.3 points, $3500)
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 - 4.6 points, $3400)
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 - 5.3 points, $3300)
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 - 1.9 points, $3200)
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 - 7.3 points, $3000)
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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