Barber rushed 10 times for 34 yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
Barber couldn't get much going on the ground Sunday, but he managed to rush for three first downs. He took a clear backseat to Antonio Gibson, who enjoyed a breakout performance with 20 carries for 128 yards (6.4 YPC) and a touchdown while recording three red-zone rushes to Barber's zero. If Barber loses his red-zone opportunities, he essentially loses all fantasy value because he's averaging 2.1 yards per carry and has caught just one pass this season.
Barber ran for six yards on four carries, and he caught his lone target for a gain of four yards during Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Giants.
Barber's first two touches went for a combined eight yards against New York, but his subsequent three opportunities yielded just two more, as the 26-year-old back has now been held under 30 scrimmage yards in each of his first six outings to begin the season. The former Buccaneer still leads the team with 11 red-zone rush attempts, but rookie Antonio Gibson has been steadily usurping that duty as the season has progressed. Barber is averaging an abysmal 1.7 yards per carry heading into a Week 7 matchup against Dallas' 31st-ranked rush defense.
Barber ran for five yards on three carries and failed to catch his only target during Sunday's 31-17 loss to Baltimore.
The 26-year-old back has been scarcely involved the past three weeks as rookie Antonio Gibson has come to the forefront with 240 scrimmage yards and three rushing TDs during that span. Barber handled 17 carries Week 1 against the Eagles, including an NFL-high 10 red-zone carries, but he's garnered just seven combined touches in three Washington defeats since. He'll remain a complementary option during Week 5 when Washington faces the Rams' 18th-ranked rush defense.
Barber had one carry for one yard in a 30-15 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
After putting up a 17-29-2 rushing line on 41 percent snap share in the season opener, Barber was limited to a single offensive snap Week 2, converting a 4th-and-1 in the second quarter. He may be nothing more than a short-yardage runner and special-teams player in the coming weeks, as both Antonio Gibson (13 carries for 55 yards and a TD) and J.D. McKissic (eight for 53) were reasonably effective running the ball in Sunday's loss.
Barber carried 17 times for 29 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Eagles.
With rookie Antonio Gibson dominating headlines related to the team's backfield situation heading into the game, few expected Barber to make a significant impact. He did average an unimpressive 1.7 yards per carry with a long run of just eight yards, but short rushing touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters helped his team complete an impressive come-from-behind victory. Barber should continue to factor into the team's backfield equation for the time being, but he will need to improve his efficiency in order to keep a sizable role. His next chance to do so will come Sunday against the Cardinals.
Barber could take on some of the carries that were expected to go to recently released Adrian Peterson, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Barber is the one member of the Washington backfield who hasn't been hyped at any point this spring or summer, though coach Ron Rivera did warn reporters not to forget about the former Buc. There isn't much upside for an early-down bruiser in an offense that's unlikely to be any better than average, but it is possible Barber gets enough carries -- at least initially -- to gum up Antonio Gibson's production. Barber still doesn't offer much appeal as fantasy asset, even if he has a role in the gameplan for Week 1 against Philadelphia.
Coach Ron Rivera warned reporters not to forget about Barber, Kyle Stackpole of the official team website reports.
A reporter mentioned Antonio Gibson and Bryce Love while discussing the Washington backfield after Derrius Guice was released. Rivera responded by mentioning Barber, who made 23 starts for Tampa Bay the past two seasons but averaged only 3.5 YPC over that stretch. He figures to compete with Adrian Peterson for carries on early downs, while Gibson and J.D. McKissic are more likely to handle passing downs. Love could be an option for a variety of situations, though he's essentially an unknown after missing his 2019 rookie season with a knee injury.
Barber is signing a two-year contract with Washington, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Washington entered the offseason with Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson and Bryce Love (knee) in the backfield and now has added Barber and J.D. McKissic. The team figures to carry three or four running backs on the Week 1 roster, so Barber will need to battle for a spot unless there's a glut of injuries in front of him. With career averages of 3.6 yards per carry and 6.1 per reception, the 26-year-old isn't likely to find regular touches now that he's left the RB abyss of Tampa Bay.
Barber rushed six times for 10 yards and secured two of four targets for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' 28-22 overtime loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
He finished the 2019 season with 154 rushes for 470 yards and six touchdowns while adding 16 receptions on 24 targets for 115 yards and another score. Barber set a career high for touchdowns in 2019, but that was partly offset by a career-low 3.1 yards per tote. The fourth-year pro also saw an 80-carry drop from 2018, with Ronald Jones taking on a much bigger role. The 25-year-old Barber is set to become an unrestricted free agent this coming March, and the Buccaneers could make upgrading the running back position one of their top offseason priorities -- making a return to Tampa unlikely.
Barber rushed five times for 13 yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.
Barber saw backfield mate Ronald Jones receive nine more carries, making it one of the rare weeks in which there was a clear pecking order in the ground attack. Barber has rushed for under 20 yards in two straight games and for less than 50 yards in all but one contest this season. The fourth-year pro is thus a middling fantasy option against the Falcons in Week 17.
Barber rushed 10 times for 17 yards and brought in both his targets for 23 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-17 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Barber saw one fewer carry than backfield mate Ronald Jones as their fantasy-averse time split in the ground game continued. The fourth-year back did have a modest role in the passing game again, giving him back-to-back multi-catch efforts for the first time all season. Given the Buccaneers' pass-heavy tendencies and the offensive line's inability to consistently open up holes for any of the team's backs, Barber remains a middling option heading into a Week 16 battle against the Texans.
Barber rushed 11 times for 34 yards and brought in both his targets for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.
Barber and Ronald Jones split the rushing workload right down the middle, and the former was also encouragingly involved in the passing game with his fifth instance of multiple targets this season. Neither Barber nor Jones have been able to get much going on the ground, however, and the Buccaneers' offense seems destined to continue to mostly flow through the right arm of Jameis Winston for the three remaining games of the regular season. Barber will hope for opportunities to exploit the vulnerable Lions defense in Week 15.
Barber is expected to serve as the Buccaneers' No. 2 running back Week 14 against the Colts after coach Bruce Arians reiterated Wednesday that Ronald Jones is the team's top option on the depth chart, Scott Smith of Tampa Bay's official site reports. "I don't have any concerns about the running game right now," Arians said. "RoJo's still our starter and we'll get him going."
Jones had outpaced Barber in offensive snap share for four consecutive games until the former noticed a reduced role in Sunday's 28-11 win over the Jaguars due to a missed blitz pickup in the third quarter of the contest. With Jones in the doghouse, Barber earned all the first- and second-down work thereafter, finishing the day with 17 carries -- his most since Week 2 -- for 44 yards and two touchdowns. The pair of scores gave Barber a nice fantasy line, but it obscured what was another typically inefficient showing for the Auburn product, who is now averaging just 3.2 yards per carry for the season. Jones (3.9 YPC) gives the offense a more explosive element, so expect him to remain ahead of Barber in the pecking order as long as he avoids the mistakes that have occasionally cropped up during his two years in the league.
Barber rushed 17 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also had a two-point conversion run.
In a game that unfolded in rather surprising fashion overall, Barber fittingly punched in multiple touchdowns for the first time all season. The fourth-year back ended up outpacing backfield mate Ronald Jones by 11 carries overall, with Greg Auman of The Athletic reporting that coach Bruce Arians explained the lopsided division of labor as a function of Arians going with the "hot hand" in the backfield and Jones also having missed a blitz pickup at one point. Despite Barber's surprising success Sunday, the Bucs' backfield remains a week-to-week situation that is averse to fantasy production. Barber will look to build on his strong effort versus the Colts in Week 14.
Barber rushed 11 times for 32 yards and failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Barber notably only saw one fewer carry than backfield mate Ronald Jones, and he got just one target to Jones' three in the passing game. Although coach Bruce Arians made mention of Jones as his lead back several weeks ago, the reality is Barber and Jones appear destined to remain in a fairly even timeshare the rest of the way. That naturally does fantasy managers of either player no favor, but Barber will look to put together one of his occasional touchdown-dependent fantasy performances Week 13 against the Jaguars' vulnerable run defense.
Barber did not log a carry in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday but brought in both his targets for 11 yards and a touchdown.
The fact Barber did not see a carry for the first time all season and backfield mate Ronald Jones logged just four speaks to how quickly the Buccaneers abandoned the run game. Despite the unprecedented lack of action on the ground, Barber salvaged his fantasy day with a six-yard touchdown reception at the 2:42 mark of the second quarter, getting his team on the board for the first time all afternoon. The receiving score was only the second of Barber's career, and he'll remain a risky play in all formats in a Week 12 battle against the Falcons.
Barber rushed 11 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and secured his only target for four yards in the Buccaneers' 30-27 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
After seeing Ronald Jones officially named the starting running back by coach Bruce Arians earlier in the week, Barber responded by recording a game-winning one-yard rushing touchdown with 1:43 remaining. Barber also ended up matching Jones in carries, as it appears that irrespective of depth chart slotting, Arians will continue to ride the hot hand week to week. Barber now has four rushing touchdowns on the season and will look to build on Sunday's effort versus the Saints in Week 11.
Barber rushed just four times for 15 yards in the Buccaneers' 40-34 overtime loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
Barber was a firm second fiddle to backfield mate Ronald Jones, seeing 14 fewer carries, the biggest gap in workload between the two this season. The 25-year-old has managed 32 yards or fewer on the ground in six consecutive games, and he's been under 50 in all but one contest this season. Consequently, regardless of how the workload is divided in Week 10 against the Cardinals, Barber's fantasy ceiling projects to continue capped in all formats.
Barber rushed 10 times for 20 yards and brought in one of three targets for eight yards in the Buccaneers' 27-23 loss to the Titans on Sunday.
Barber's final line underscores how poorly the team's running game performed overall in the Week 8 loss. The Buccaneers' co-lead back saw only one fewer carry than backfield mate Ronald Jones, so the team's timeshare remains in place, much to the chagrin of each player's fantasy managers. Barber will look for better production against the Seahawks in a Week 9 battle.
Barber rushed eight times for 28 yards in the Buccaneers' 37-26 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Barber doubled up backfield mate Ronald Jones in carries as their timeshare continued in confounding fashion Sunday, but game script ensured neither back could be much of a factor. Barber has single-digit touches in three straight games heading into the Bucs' Week 7 bye, and the fantasy-adverse workload split between him and Jones will continue in a Week 8 matchup versus the Titans.
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