Buccaneers plan to include RBs in the passing game

Bruce Arians noted that Jameis Winston completed at least one pass to every eligible receiver who suited up in Sunday’s win over the Lions, and Arians said Winston will have to keep making use of the running backs in the passing game.

“I think we’re doing a really good job of finding backs underneath stuff now, not just forcing it down the field – when it’s there take it,” said Arians. “If not, the backs are very capable of making a lot of yards for you. That’s something we have to really look into, who’s available, what to do in this game plan on a short week.”

Related players: Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, Dare Ogunbowale

Fantasy Impact: 

Barber, Jones and Ogunbowale could all see more looks over the final two weeks with WRs Mike Evans, Scotty Miller and Chris Godwin all hurt and likely out (In Miller's case, he's on IR). Ogunbowale has been the main third down and passing down back, but Jones likely benefits the most from this and becomes the safest play of the three.

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