Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
3 weeks ago

Barber rushed six times for 10 yards and secured two of four targets for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' 28-22 overtime loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He finished the 2019 season with 154 rushes for 470 yards and six touchdowns while adding 16 receptions (24 targets) for 115 yards and another score.

EDGE Analysis

Barber set a career high in touchdowns during 2019, but that was partly offset by a career-low 3.1 yards per tote. The four-year pro also saw an 80-carry drop from 2018, with Ronald Jones taking on a much bigger role than during his disastrous rookie campaign. The 25-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this coming March, and it would appear likely the Buccaneers will make upgrading the running back position one of their top offseason priorities, potentially deeming Barber expendable.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
4 weeks ago

Barber rushed five times for 13 yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Barber saw backfield mate Ronald Jones receive nine more carries, making it one of the rare weeks where there was a clear pecking order in the ground attack. Barber has rushed for under 20 yards in two straight games, and for less than 50 yards in all but one contest this season. The fourth-year pro is thus a middling fantasy option against the Falcons in Week 17.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
1 month ago

Barber rushed 10 times for 17 yards and brought in both his targets for 23 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-17 win over the Lions on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Barber saw one fewer carry than backfield mate Ronald Jones as their fantasy-averse time split in the ground game continued. The fourth-year back did have a modest role in the passing game again, giving him back-to-back multi-catch efforts for the first time all season. Given the Buccaneers' pass-heavy tendencies and the offensive line's inability to consistently open up holes for any of the team's backs, Barber remains a middling option heading into a Week 16 battle against the Texans.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
1 month ago

Barber rushed 11 times for 34 yards and brought in both his targets for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Barber and Ronald Jones split the rushing workload right down the middle, and the former was also encouragingly involved in the passing game with his fifth instance of multiple targets this season. Neither Barber nor Jones have been able to get much going on the ground, however, and the Buccaneers' offense seems destined to continue to mostly flow through the right arm of Jameis Winston for the three remaining games of the regular season. Barber will hope for opportunities to exploit the vulnerable Lions defense in Week 15.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
1 month ago

Barber is expected to serve as the Buccaneers' No. 2 running back Week 14 against the Colts after coach Bruce Arians reiterated Wednesday that Ronald Jones is the team's top option on the depth chart, Scott Smith of Tampa Bay's official site reports. "I don't have any concerns about the running game right now," Arians said. "RoJo's still our starter and we'll get him going."

EDGE Analysis

Jones had outpaced Barber in offensive snap share for four consecutive games until the former noticed a reduced role in Sunday's 28-11 win over the Jaguars due to a missed blitz pickup in the third quarter of the contest. With Jones in the doghouse, Barber earned all the first- and second-down work thereafter, finishing the day with 17 carries -- his most since Week 2 -- for 44 yards and two touchdowns. The pair of scores gave Barber a nice fantasy line, but it obscured what was another typically inefficient showing for the Auburn product, who is now averaging just 3.2 yards per carry for the season. Jones (3.9 YPC) gives the offense a more explosive element, so expect him to remain ahead of Barber in the pecking order as long as he avoids the mistakes that have occasionally cropped up during his two years in the league.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
2 months ago

Barber rushed 17 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also had a two-point conversion run.

EDGE Analysis

In a game that unfolded in rather surprising fashion overall, Barber fittingly punched in multiple touchdowns for the first time all season. The fourth-year back ended up outpacing backfield Ronald Jones by 11 carries overall, with Greg Auman of The Athletic reporting that coach Bruce Arians explained the lopsided division of labor as a function of Arians going with the "hot hand" in the backfield and Jones also having missed a blitz pickup at one point. Despite Barber's surprising success Sunday, the Bucs' backfield remains a week-to-week situation that is averse to fantasy production. Barber will look to build on his strong effort versus the Colts in Week 14.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
2 months ago

Barber rushed 11 times for 32 yards and failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Barber notably only saw one fewer carry than backfield mate Ronald Jones, and he got just one target to Jones' three in the passing game. Although coach Bruce Arians made mention of Jones as his lead back several weeks ago, the reality is Barber and Jones appear destined to remain in a fairly even timeshare the rest of the way. That naturally does fantasy managers of either player no favor, but Barber will look to put together one of his occasional touchdown-dependent fantasy performances Week 13 against the Jaguars' vulnerable run defense.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
2 months ago

Barber did not log a carry in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday but brought in both his targets for 11 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

The fact Barber did not see a carry for the first time all season and backfield mate Ronald Jones logged just four speaks to how quickly the Buccaneers abandoned the run game. Despite the unprecedented lack of action on the ground, Barber salvaged his fantasy day with a six-yard touchdown reception at the 2:42 mark of the second quarter, getting his team on the board for the first time all afternoon. The receiving score was only the second of Barber's career, and he'll remain a risky play in all formats in a Week 12 battle against the Falcons.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
2 months ago

Barber rushed 11 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and secured his only target for four yards in the Buccaneers' 30-27 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing Ronald Jones officially named the starting running back by coach Bruce Arians earlier in the week, Barber responded by recording a game-winning one-yard rushing touchdown with 1:43 remaining. Barber also ended up matching Jones in carries, as it appears that irrespective of depth chart slotting, Arians will continue to ride the hot hand week to week. Barber now has four rushing touchdowns on the season and will look to build on Sunday's effort versus the Saints in Week 11.

Peyton Barber
RB TB (7)
3 months ago

Barber rushed just four times for 15 yards in the Buccaneers' 40-34 overtime loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Barber was a firm second fiddle to backfield mate Ronald Jones, seeing 14 fewer carries, the biggest gap in workload between the two this season. The 25-year-old has managed 32 yards or fewer on the ground in six consecutive games, and he's been under 50 in all but one contest this season. Consequently, regardless of how the workload is divided in Week 10 against the Cardinals, Barber's fantasy ceiling projects to continue capped in all formats.