College: Auburn | 4 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 2/27/1994
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
Barber was the lead back for the Bucs almost all of last season, having double-digit carries all but two games. He was a little underwhelming much of the year, though. He averaged just 3.7 yards per carry and had fewer than 50-rushing yards nine times. Barber had 963 total yards on the season, averaging 60.1 total yards per game. He is likely to return to more of a reserve role this year. Barber is a pretty powerful back that does well between the tackles. He does try to make defenders miss too much and go for the big play, causing him to lose out on some yards. Barber needs to do a better job of getting downhill in a hurry.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Barber probably peaked last year. He is not likely to get the same workload. Barber still might be worth a late-round grab but that is about it. He can get around 500 total yards and a few scores.
Ronald Jones II's NFL career has been off to a rough start. After getting drafted in the second round of the 2018 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, expectations were high for the Trojan running back coming off of an extremely successful college career. RoJo produced 3619 rushing yards (6.1 ypc) and 42 total touchdowns in his three seasons at USC. Jones was expected to slide right into the starting role, but after a tumultuous preseason, he was usurped by for UDFA Peyton Barber. Jones failed to play his way into much work throughout the year by rushing 23 times for just 44 yards. Going into 2019, plenty of question marks remain around the Buccaneers backfield. Peyton Barber displayed a competent ability to carry the load last season and UDFA Bruce Anderson is also lying in the woodworks waiting for an opportunity to open up. If Jones can impress the new coaching staff this preseason, he will be at the forefront of a Bruce Arians led offense that should prove extremely valuable in fantasy. RoJo's current ADP is below that of Peyton Barber which seems wrong. The Buccaneers invested draft capital and will give him every opportunity to prove himself. This is a redemption year for a talented running back who can potentially become a majority carry-holder by Week one. He's worth grabbing at the current price.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Dare Ogunbowale led the backfield with 46 offensive snaps played in the Week 6 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Peyton Barber played 19 snaps and Ronald Jones saw just 13.
Fantasy Spin: Ogunbowale was rarely used when on the field, rushing just once for a three-yard touchdown while catching three of five passes for 22 yards. The Bucs trailed by large amounts for much of the game so this one-game sample shouldn't be worth much. Jones remains the most appealing of the three.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber was unable to get anything going against the Panthers in Week 6, gaining just 28 yards on 10 carries on the day. Barber did get more carries than backfield mate Ronald Jones II, but could not find any holes and was otherwise a non-factor in what turned out to be a pass-heavy game. Barber has established himself through the first 6 weeks of the season as borderline unstartable in any fantasy format and should be treated as such. The Bucs have a bye in Week 7 before another tough matchup against the Titans in Tennessee in Week 8.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed for 28 yards on eight carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Barber has rushed for at least 50 yards in only one of the five games this season and has received under 10 carries in each of the last three games. Fantasy players should be able to find better options and can avoid Barber.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber will have an easier matchup in Week 6 than he did in Week 5 with the Carolina Panthers on deck, but fantasy owners may want to look around for other options. Barber's value is solely tied to touchdowns, and he has scored in two consecutive games, but trusting the fourth-year back who has seen a drop in his YPC in each season since joining the league is easier said than done. The Bucs could very well decide to lean on the run, but their backfield hierarchy changes every week, making Barber a risky start. He will slot in as a low-end flex option this week, but if he is unable to find the end zone he will likely have a very disappointing day. Buyer beware.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed eight times for 32 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints and he added one grab for minus-1 yard.
Fantasy Spin: It was tough sledding for both Barber and Ronald Jones II, who went for 4.0 yards per carry or less in the seven-point road loss. At least Barber made the best of his day with a touchdown. It appears these two will continue to split the carries down the middle heading into Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers in London. As such, both are flex fantasy plays at best.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber looked solid in his Week 2 performance but has otherwise been outshined by fellow backfield mate Ronald Jones II. Barber, who looks to have taken a firm back seat to Jones, saved his Week 4 performance by scoring a touchdown after totaling just 19 yards on the ground. The Bucs backfield structure could change in a moment's notice, but for the time being Barber is not a recommended fantasy option and cannot be trusted in Week 5 with the New Orleans Saints on deck. Fantasy owners looking for a bye week fill-in this week should look elsewhere.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed nine times for 19 yards and a touchdown and failed to catch his only target in a 55-40 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: Barber is still seeing a decent amount of touches, but Ronald Jones is eating into his workload. Barber is more of a touchdown-dependent flex option at this point.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber doesn't necessarily have the toughest Week 4 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams on deck, but fantasy owners should steer clear nonetheless. The Bucs are likely to try and establish the run early in hopes of keeping the Rams offense off the field, but the high-scoring Rams unit should have no problem forcing the Bucs to the air. Couple that with the fact that the Bucs backfield is a weekly guessing game as to who will get the most touches, and you have a situation that fantasy owners are going to want to stay far away from. Barber will remain a low-upside, bye-week streaming option until further notice.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber touched the ball as many times as backfield mate Ronald Jones II but was unable to take the reigns, running the ball 13 times for 48 yards while adding just seven yards through the air in a Week 3 loss against the Giants. This type of performance was for from unexpected, and with the Bucs backfield currently the guessing game that it is, Barber will remain nothing more than a low-end bye week streaming option. He is not a recommended start in Week 4 when the Bucs take on the Rams in Los Angeles.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed 13 times for 48 yards in Week 3 against the New York Giants while adding two receptions for seven yards on his two targets.
Fantasy Spin: Ronald Jones had the hotter hot and ended up essentially splitting the backfield touches down the middle with Barber. That's just 3.7 yards per carry for Barber in this one. He remains more of a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy play in leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 4 on the road against the Rams.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber led the way against the Panthers in Week 2, finishing things up with 82 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. Although Ronald Jones II, who finished with just nine yards on four attempts, was rumored to become the No. 1 option moving forward, Barber got most of the touches on Thursday night. For now, Barber should be considered a borderline fantasy option until he demonstrates consistent production as the running back situation in Tampa could continue to get even messier moving forward.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed 23 times for 82 yards and one touchdown Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. He caught one pass for seven yards.
Fantasy Spin: It wasn't pretty, but offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich stuck with Barber as he fought for every inch. Tampa Bay hosts the Giants in Week 3, and Barber should be a low-tier flex consideration.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber will start in Week 2 against the Panthers; however, head coach Bruce Arians has reportedly been impressed with No. 2 option Ronald Jones II, making this backfield situation even more complicated. Nonetheless, Arians plans to utilize the hot hand of Jones, making it easy to assume that he will continue to be more involved than Barber despite being officially relegated to the backup role. Jones outperformed Barber in Week 1 against the 49ers, compiling five more touches while racking up 42 more yards. Barber does have an upside, but not as high as Jones.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones led the team with 75 rushing yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but head coach Bruce Arians confirmed RB Peyton Barber remains first in line for touches heading into Week 2. 'If Peyton gets a little tired, he will get (Jones) in there,' Arians said Wednesday, Sept. 11. 'And if he has the hot hand, he stays in there until he gets tired.'
Fantasy Spin: Jones looked good in the opener, and if he is available off the waiver wire he is a good addition to stash away for future use. Barber wasn't very impressive, and if Jones outshines him again, it might just be a matter of time before the 2018 second-round pick is featured more.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that running back Peyton Barber will start on Thursday against the Panthers, with Ronald Jones II ready to step in after. The Bucs will then go with the hot hand after that. Even though Barber played more snaps (36%) in Week 1 than Jones (31%), Jones looked much better and had more touches (14) to Barber's 10. Dare Ogunbowale's presence on passing downs hurts both Jones and Barber, but Jones has much more upside and should eventually take over the lead-back role in 2019. If you're going to own anyone from this backfield, it should be Jones. At best, Jones is a low-ceiling RB3/flex for Week 2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber will get the start again in Week 2 over Ronald Jones, although head coach Bruce Arians suggested he will go with the 'hot hand' after Jones gets a chance to mix in.
Fantasy Spin: Jones won Round 1 pretty convincingly, piling up a career-high 93 yards on 14 touches against the San Francisco 49ers, while Barber tallied 45 yards on 10 touches. It's unknown at this point whether Arians is trying to make Jones earn the job or not, but he's the only back on the roster with the explosiveness and pedigree to emerge as a potential bell-cow. Whether that is allowed to happen or not is another story. For now, owners should let this play a little bit longer and treat Jones as a low-floor flex.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber ran for just 33 yards on eight carries against the 49ers Defense on Sunday. As expected, Barber saw less action than Ronald Jones II, who finished with 75 yards on 13 attempts while Dare Ogunbowale served in a James White type role by pulling in four receptions for 33 yards. Though Barber will likely have more productive outings at some point this season, the Tampas committee approach will continue to decrease his fantasy stock, relegating him to waivers, at least for now. Expect more of the same from him come Week 2 against the Panthers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed eight times for 33 yards in a Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He also caught two passes (on four targets) for 12 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Barber's eight carries matched his second-lowest output of 2019, and the fact that it was Ronald Jones, not Barber, that was on the field in the fourth quarter wasn't a great sign. It's too early to draw season-long conclusions, but if you have decent options you're probably better off keeping Barber on the bench Thursday night in Carolina.
Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber is basically a lame-duck running back waiting to get replaced. He is the incumbent starter by default due to Ronald Jones II's atrocious rookie year but now faces a more motivated Jones II and potential breakout RB Dare Ogunbowale. Ogunbowale likely sees plenty of third-down work and two-minute drills, while Barber and Jones II carry the load on first and second downs. Barber is likely to get usurped by one, if not both as the season goes on, but starts the year at the top of the depth chart. Do not start him, even in the great matchup Week 1 presents.
Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber has not done much to impress throughout the preseason. Although he came into camp as the team's lead back, he is seemingly losing hold on the job, even though his biggest competition, Ronald Jones II has not done much to take it away from him. Barber rushed three times for three yards last week and just has not offered anything in the realm of competent play dating to last season. Barber is not much of a receiving back either and is likely to lose snaps to Dare Ogunbowale as well this season. Do not bother drafting Barber, he is merely a JAG.