Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Mon 1/11/21 10:12 AM

Barber finished the 2020 regular season with 94 carries for 258 yards and four touchdowns and four catches for 12 yards on seven targets.

EDGE Analysis

Barber had 17 carries and two touchdowns in a season-opening win over Philadelphia, and he split work with J.D. McKissic when Antonio Gibson missed some time with a toe injury in December. Apart from that, Barber had a quiet year, maintaining a role on special teams and occasionally subbing in for Gibson on early downs. Barber will turn 27 in June and has one year remaining on his contract, but he'll likely need to battle for his roster spot if he stays in Washington this offseason.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Sun 12/27/20 10:00 PM

Barber took one carry for 10 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

With Antonio Gibson (toe) back in the lineup after missing two games, Barber barely had a role in the Washington offense. The veteran back isn't likely to see much work Week 17 at Philadelphia.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Mon 12/21/20 4:56 PM

Barber took four carries for five yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-15 loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Barber played only 16 percent of offensive snaps, down from 48 percent the previous week in the first game Antonio Gibson (toe) missed. Meanwhile, J.D. McKissic got 13 carries and 10 targets on 88 percent snap share, turning in a season-best fantasy performance despite Barber vulturing a goal-line touchdown. Even if Gibson misses more time, Barber won't necessarily get more than a handful of touches Week 16 against Carolina.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Fri 12/18/20 4:56 PM

Barber (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Seattle, while fellow Washington running back Antonio Gibson (toe) is listed as doubtful, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barber is likely set for another game of splitting work with J.D. McKissic, after getting 12 carries and three targets on season-high 48 percent snap share in last week's 23-15 win over the 49ers. The upcoming matchup appears similarly difficult, as the Seattle defense has played well since midseason, and the Football Team will have Dwayne Haskins filling in for Alex Smith (calf) as the starting quarterback.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Thu 12/17/20 7:59 PM

Barber (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Since Antonio Gibson got injured early in a Week 13 win at Pittsburgh, Barber has received 28 touches for 61 yards from scrimmage and one TD over two games. Meanwhile, receiving back J.D. McKissic has combined for 28 touches, 164 total yards and no scores. If Gibson is forced to miss Sunday's game due to his bout with turf toe, Barber and McKissic will continue to split work out of Washington's backfield.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Wed 12/16/20 6:49 PM

Barber was limited at practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Starting running back Antonio Gibson missed most of Week 13 in Pittsburgh and was inactive Week 14 against the 49ers due to a turf toe injury, which allowed more snaps and touches for Barber. Unfortunately for Barber, he managed just 61 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown on 28 touches during that span. Now with an injury of his own in tow, he could be in danger of losing work, especially with Washington signing Lamar Miller off the Bears' practice squad Wednesday. As long as Gibson is sidelined, though, J.D. McKissic will be the back of note in this offense.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Mon 12/14/20 9:29 AM

Barber took 12 carries for 37 yards and caught two of three targets for one yard in Sunday's 23-15 win over San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

With Antonio Gibson (toe) inactive for the first time all year, Barber handled a season-high 48 percent snap share coming off the bench behind J.D. McKissic, who got one fewer carry (11) and one more target (four) while playing 65 percent of the offensive snaps. Neither running back got any goal-line chances, but Barber did handle clock-killing work in the fourth quarter, albeit with poor results. Gibson was unable to practice last week, so there's a decent chance it'll be another split between Barber and McKissic when Washington hosts Seattle in Week 15.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Wed 12/9/20 12:43 PM

Barber is expected to serve as Washington's primary inside runner and short-yardage back Sunday against the 49ers with Antonio Gibson (toe) not expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

After exiting early in Monday's win over Pittsburgh, Gibson has been diagnosed with turf toe, an injury that often entails a multi-week recovery. While J.D. McKissic outpaced Barber by a healthy margin in terms of snaps (53 to 24) and passing-game usage Monday (10 targets to zero), the Auburn product saw the greater opportunity of the two on the ground (14 carries for 23 yards and a touchdown). Barber should be Washington's preferred option in goal-line situations Week 14, but his minimal involvement as a pass catcher and lack of big-play ability (six career 20-plus-yard runs in five seasons) means that he'll likely need to reach the end zone to pay dividends for fantasy managers. And if Washington falls behind early and is forced into catch-up mode throughout the contest, Barber will be at risk of being scripted out of the game plan entirely.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Mon 12/7/20 9:11 PM

Barber rushed 14 times for 23 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 23-17 win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Barber assumed a heavier workload after rookie Antonio Gibson (knee) exited during the first quarter and did not return. The veteran capitalized from one-yard out to score his first touchdown since Week 1 in the third quarter. Should Gibson remain slowed Sunday against the 49ers, Barber would figure to split backfield work with J.D. McKissic, whose pass-catching ability counteracts Barber's more rugged running style.

Peyton Barber
RB WAS (8)
Mon 11/30/20 12:11 PM

Barber rushed 11 times for 57 yards in Thursday's 41-16 win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Barber recorded his highest carry total since the season opener, translating it into a season high in rushing yards. The 26-year-old has ceded goal-line duties to Antonio Gibson though, so Barber's fantasy upside has essentially vanished.