• Peyton Barber
  • RB
  • , Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 25
  • 225 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Despite good offseason reports regarding Ronald Jones, it appears that the Bucs will go into the 2019 season with Barber as their lead back. When new HC Bruce Arians was asked about which players surprised him when he was self-scouting the team, he mentioned Barber. “I love him, for a man that size. You know, when you watched the tape, you don’t see him as 230 [pounds]. You think he’s a 205-pound running back because he’s got great feet,” Arians said of Barber. “Not every back’s going to be a home run hitter. He gets those 10, 15-yard runs breaking tackles, power runner, punishing runner. When we’re building something, that’s the kind I want to build around.” Barber finished as the No. 27 running back in half-PPR formats, but he’s the 46th running back off the board in the double-digit rounds. For owners going WR/TE-heavy in the early rounds, Barber is a good target later in the draft. If the new regime can get Barber’s YPC up from 3.7 to 4.0, and he scores two additional touchdowns, he’s looking at a low-end RB2 finish.

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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

TB RB Peyton Barber - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Peyton Barber started all 16 games last season, and not much has changed in Tampa Bay’s backfield this offseason, so we expect him to start again. Barber was serviceable last season, finishing with 963 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns. He was leaned on heavily in 2018, receiving double-digit carries in every game but two with 15+ carries in nine of his 16 starts.

Fantasy Downside
The Bucs added Andre Ellington in the offseason, but he’s not expected to be a major threat. Instead, second-year back Ronald Jones should threaten Barber’s touches in 2019. He didn’t do so as a rookie, but maybe Bruce Arians can make something out of the second-round draft pick. Even if he can’t, Barber wasn’t all that exciting in 2018. He had plenty of opportunities, but averaged 3.7 yards per carry and finished above 50 rushing yards just seven times in 16 starts.

2019 Bottom Line
While we expect Barber to start, it’s hard to imagine Jones being sidelined as much as he was a year ago. There’s just not too much to like about Barber who had the ninth-most carries in the league last year, but the 19th-most rushing yards. And he offers practically no value as a receiver as he finished with less than 100 receiving yards in 2018.

2019 Strength of Schedule - TB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
11
SF
7
@CAR
30
NYG
13
@LAR
3
@NO
7
CAR
BYE4
@TEN
22
@SEA
28
ARI
3
NO
25
@ATL
6
@JAX
9
IND
23
@DET
8
HOU
25
ATL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@NO1969003.630000-6.96.948/6672.7%
2PHI1622001.3817027.002.93.936/5862.1%
3PIT833004.120002-3.33.344/7459.5%
4@CHI724003.4316026.003.04.031/6349.2%
5BYE--------------
6@ATL1382006.31424146.0016.620.641/6662.1%
7CLE1130002.730002-3.03.035/9536.8%
8@CIN1985104.470000-14.514.543/8848.9%
9@CAR1131002.8229034.504.06.035/6752.2%
10WAS1361004.6915015.006.67.633/6947.8%
11@NYG18106105.8924022.0017.019.048/7167.6%
12SF1847102.61216028.0012.314.336/7349.3%
13CAR1645112.810001-8.58.540/6561.5%
14NO1442003.0012022.004.45.432/7045.7%
15@BAL1985104.4724022.0014.916.932/5064.0%
16@DAL1743002.53313034.335.68.647/8058.8%
17ATL1566004.4012012.006.87.835/6157.4%
Per game14.6354.440.310.063.721.255.750.061.814.608.149.3938.50/69.7555.98%
Totals234871513.7220921294.60130.3150.3616/111655.98%