Barner is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans. Barner is the odd man out, with Sony Michel back from a knee injury. Meanwhile, James White is on hand to assume change-of-pace/pass-catching duties, while versatile wideout Cordarrelle Patterson is on hand in the event that Michel suffers any in-game setbacks Sunday.
Barner was on the field for three of a possible 71 snaps on offense in Sunday night's 31-17 win over the Packers. Despite the fact that Sony Michel remained out Sunday with a knee injury, Barner saw just one carry for four yards in the game. Meanwhile, James White logged 12 carries for 31 yards and versatile wideout Cordarrelle Patterson ran 11 times for 61 yards and a TD. Barner is strictly a depth option at this time and off the fantasy radar.
Barner rushed 10 times for 36 yards and didn't draw a target in the passing game during Sunday's 38-31 win over the Bears. The Patriots love their running back committees, and Barner was the next man up to join James White after Sony Michel left the game with a knee injury. White dominated the touches battle with 11 carries and eight catches (including two touchdowns), but Barner would be in line to receive some early-down work if Michel's unable to return by the time New England clashes with the Bills on Monday Night Football in Week 8.
Barner was on the field for five of a possible 78 snaps on offense in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Chiefs. In the process, Barner carried three times for 16 yards while working behind Sony Michel and James White. For now, Barner is off the fantasy radar, but if White ever misses any time, Barner could potentially carve out some short-term utility in PPR formats.
Barner re-signed with the Patriots on Monday, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports. Barner has now signed with the Patriots three times in the past month, with each of his last two stints lasting less than two weeks. This may end the discussion about New England re-signing Mike Gillislee, who might have posed a threat to Sony Michel's workload near the goal line. Barner shouldn't have much impact on either Michel or James White.
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