Week 9 vs. Atlanta
Doug Martin is ailing, Jacquizz Rodgers is hurt and Charles Sims is on IR. This leaves Antone Smith and Peyton Barber to carry the load Thursday against the Falcons. Smith has more big-play potential, as we've seen throughout his career. Even though he's newer to the Bucs team, he has experience with coach Dirk Koetter's system from his playing days in Atlanta. He out-touched Barber last week, but it's still not clear which back will end up getting more touches.
The Falcons have allowed the second-most receptions and second-most receiving yards to opposing running backs this season, and that's where Smith shines most. We like him as a solid flex option Thursday.