Barber rushed 15 times for 66 yards and brought in his only target for two yards in the Buccaneers' 34-32 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. Barber's solid final game was representative of what he proved capable of this season when he received decent blocking and logged sufficient carries. Having secured the starting job over second-round pick Ronald Jones II coming out of training camp, the third-year pro remained the lead back throughout 2018 and finished with 234 carries for 871 yards (3.7 yards per rush) and five touchdowns while adding 20 receptions (on 29 targets) for 92 yards (4.6 YPC) and another score. Barber was able to post just a single 100-yard game, but he eclipsed 80 yards on three other occasions and never saw more than 19 carries in any contest. Barber has proven a serviceable option thus far, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising to see the Buccaneers dip right back into the running back pool in April's draft, considering the negligible production that Jones offered during his forgettable rookie campaign.
Barber rushed 17 times for 43 yards and brought in all three of his targets for 13 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-20 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. Barber was repeatedly stymied on the ground by a stingy Cowboys front, leading to fourth sub-50-yard tally of the last five games. Barber has been at 3.0 yards per carry or worse in all four contests, as the Tampa Bay offensive line has consistently had trouble creating running lanes. The 24-year-old will try to close out the season on a strong note against the Falcons in Week 17.
Barber rushed 19 times for 85 yards and a touchdown and brought in both of his targets for four yards in the Buccaneers' 20-12 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. As has been the case in multiple games this season, Barber put together a solid game as far as efficiency is concerned, but his touches were once again limited by game flow. Barber's three-yard touchdown in the second quarter was his fourth in the last five games, and he's now averaged 4.5 yards or better in four of his last eight contests. The four-year pro figures to remain in firm possession of the lead-back role over the final two games of the season, and he'll look to continue closing out the campaign with some momentum versus the Cowboys in Week 16.
Barber rushed 14 times for 42 yards and brought in one of his two targets for two yards in the Buccaneers' 28-14 loss to the Saints on Sunday. It was yet another frustrating afternoon on the ground for Barber, who found running room at a premium against one of the NFL's stingiest run defenses. The second-year back now has been under 50 rushing yards in three straight games, and he's managed no better than Sunday's 3.0 yards per carry in any of those contests. Barber has a firm grasp on the lead-back role, but there may be no other team in the league at the moment in which that job has less value. He'll have an uphill battle to improve on his numbers against the dominant Ravens defense Week 15.
Barber carried 16 times for 45 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Panthers. He also lost a fumble in the 24-17 win. Barber averaged just 2.8 yards per carry and did little outside a long gain of 17 yards. He helped put the game away with a 1-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter, giving him three rushing touchdowns in as many weeks. He could have had another score, but he fumbled at the 1-yard line to tarnish a long, methodical drive. Barber has topped 70 rushing yards just three times this season, but he continues to receive touches near the goal line thanks to the team's prolific passing attack. He'll look to keep his scoring streak alive next Sunday against the Saints.
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