Brian Leonard RB TB 2 Days
Brian Leonard rushed seven times for 26 yards in the Bucs' Week 14 win over the Bills.
He did not get involved in the passing game, which is ordinarily Leonard's bread and butter. His carries were spiked a bit by the fact that the Bucs were winning all day and it became a 27-6 blowout victory by game's end. Leonard is just a low-upside Bobby Rainey handcuff for fantasy football purposes.
Brian Leonard RB TB 9 Days
Brian Leonard was held without a carry in Tampa's Week 13 loss to the Panthers, catching two passes for 10 yards.
Buried behind Bobby Rainey on the depth chart, Leonard has just four touches over his past two games. He's off the PPR-league radar for the fantasy playoffs.
Brian Leonard RB TB 29 Days
Brian Leonard rushed for 57 yards on 20 carries in Week 10 against the Dolphins.
Leonard added two catches for 16 yards. After Mike James fractured his left ankle on the opening drive, Leonard was thrust into lead-back duties. He looked okay on his first few totes but predictably wore down and ceded work to Bobby Rainey, who showed more juice as a runner. James is "out indefinitely." If we were to guess, we'd bet Rainey handles early-down work while Leonard sticks to his passing-down duties in Week 11 against the Falcons. Leonard will be worth a look in deeper PPR leagues, but don't count on him carrying the rock 20 times in one game again.
Brian Leonard RB TB 1 Month
Brian Leonard rushed five times for 20 yards and caught four passes for 48 yards in the Bucs' Week 9 loss to Seattle.
Leonard is the No. 2 back in Tampa Bay behind Mike James, and will stay in that role until Doug Martin (shoulder) returns, assuming that happens at all. Leonard is not worth owning in 10- and 12-team fantasy leagues.
Brian Leonard RB TB 2 Months
Brian Leonard had just one carry for seven yards in Thursday night's Week 8 loss to the Panthers.
Leonard played on all third downs over Mike James and was a factor in the passing game, finishing with six catches for 32 yards on seven targets. Even with Doug Martin (shoulder) out indefinitely, he remains off the fantasy radar.
Brian Leonard RB TB 4 Months
Bucs RB/FB Brian Leonard rushed ten times for 38 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's third preseason game at Miami.
He added one catch for no gain. Although Peyton Hillis and rookie Mike James are also in the mix, Leonard was the starting tailback with Doug Martin (head) held out against the Dolphins as a precaution. Through three preseason games, Leonard has 16 carries for 61 yards (3.81 YPC) and two touchdowns. He's caught two passes. Leonard may be the slight favorite for snaps were Martin to suffer an in-season injury, but it's a handcuff situation to avoid.
Brian Leonard RB TB 5 Months
The Bucs see Brian Leonard as a third-down option.
The Bucs' backfield is starting to take shape. Doug Martin is going to be an every-down back and the bell cow. When he needs a breather on early downs, Michael Smith or Peyton Hillis will come on. When he asks out on third downs, Leonard will get the call. None of these backup-caliber players are a threat to Martin's projected workload.
Brian Leonard RB TB 8 Months
Buccaneers signed RB/FB Brian Leonard to a one-year contract.
Leonard, 29, rushed 33 times for 106 yards (3.21 YPC) and caught 11 passes for 67 yards last year. A workmanlike journeyman, Leonard can play fullback and pick up the blitz, but he's not going to help Tampa as a ball carrier or receiver. Leonard figures to compete for time with D.J. Ward and FB Erik Lorig. Leonard played college ball at Rutgers under current Bucs coach Greg Schiano.
Brian Leonard RB TB Nov 11 '12
Brian Leonard rushed four times for four yards in Cincinnati's Week 10 win over the Giants, and was held without a catch.
Leonard wasn't targeted in the passing game, and appeared to be surpassed on the depth chart by Cedric Peerman, who rushed six times for 21 yards. Peerman stayed in for an entire series with the game still in doubt in the second quarter. If you've been holding onto Leonard in a deeper PPR league, take this as an opportunity to make a roster move.