Alex Barnes
Running BackRB
Kansas State Wildcats
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Barnes was utilized more often in 2018, rushing for 819 yards and seven touchdowns on 146 carries. He surpasses the 100-yard plateau twice, scampering for 108 yards and 128 yards against Oklahoma and Kansas in back-to-back weeks. The third-year tailback has the starting job all but locked up, although Dalvin Warmack and Justin Silmon both have veteran experience and could pilfer some of Barnes’ carries. Nonetheless, the Wildcats’ run-heavy offense figures to provide Barnes with plenty of opportunities to put up productive fantasy numbers, as Kansas State averaged 199.8 yards per game on the ground a season ago. He’s expected to shoulder the load out of the backfield throughout the 2018 campaign and is talented enough to challenge for 1,000 yards despite Kansas State's depth of options in the run game that also includes a pair of mobile quarterbacks. Read Past Outlooks
Turning pro
RBKansas State
December 14, 2018
Barnes has announced he will leave Kansas State after his junior season and enter the NFL Draft.
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Kansas State's top running back finished as the top rusher in the Big 12 this past season with 112.92 yards per game and 12 touchdowns. Rather than play one more season under new head coach Chris Kleiman following Bill Snyder's retirement, the junior will hire an agent and try his luck with the pros. The announcement means that all three running backs who took carries for the Wildcats this year will be gone from the program next season as Dalvin Warmack and Justin Silmon are both graduating.
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192 total yards in season finale
RBKansas State
November 24, 2018
Barnes rushed for 184 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries while also catching two passes for eight yards in Saturday's loss at Iowa State.
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Records sixth 100-yard rushing game
RBKansas State
November 17, 2018
Barnes rushed for 136 yards on 32 carries while also adding two catches for 15 yards in Saturday's win over Texas Tech.
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Goes over 1,000 yards vs. Kansas
RBKansas State
November 10, 2018
Barnes rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns while nabbing a 11-yard reception in Saturday's win over Kansas.
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Fourth 100-yard rushing game
RBKansas State
November 3, 2018
Barnes rushed for 102 yards on 23 carries while also catching three passes for 22 yards in Saturday's loss at TCU.
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Shut down by Oklahoma defense
RBKansas State
October 27, 2018
Barnes rushed for 28 yards on 13 carries in Saturday's loss at Oklahoma.
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