Peyton Barber managed 22 yards on 16 carries and caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Eagles.
Advice: He has 91 yards on 35 carries this season; "good" for 2.6 yards per rush. That isn't going to cut it for the Bucs' running game, making it imperative for them to give rookie Ronald Jones a longer look on the practice field this week. Barber will remain a touchdown-or-bust flex option in Week 3 versus Pittsburgh.
Peyton Barber ran for 22 yards on 16 carries Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He added one reception for seven yards.
Peyton Barber ran for 69 yards on 19 carries Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 48-40 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Peyton Barber logged 69 yards on 19 carries Sunday in Tampa Bay’s Week 1 victory over the Saints.
Advice: He wasn’t targeted in the passing game. Barber impressed in the first half, tallying 50 yards on eight carries before the break. His longest run of the afternoon came on a 23-yard burst with just over four minutes remaining in the first quarter. Tampa Bay built a big lead and tried to salt the clock by feeding it to Barber, though that approach mostly backfired as the Saints limited him to just 19 yards on 11 second-half carries (1.72 yards per attempt). Barber out-touched backup Jacquizz Rodgers by a commanding 19-3 margin in the victory while further establishing himself as the Bucs’ clear lead back. He’ll be a mere RB3 in a tough matchup with Philadelphia in Week 2.