Peyton Barber
Peyton Barber
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Barber went from depth option to lead role after Doug Martin flopped, and for the second straight year Barber showed why he's not particularly well suited for the role. He has the frame and low pad level to bang out yards between the tackles, but he doesn't have the speed, burst or elusiveness to do much damage on the rare occasions when he does make it to the second level, and he hasn't shown any ability to catch passes. The Bucs drafted Ronald Jones II in the second round and will give the rookie every chance to cement his spot at the top of the depth chart, but Barber's skill set could allow him to hang onto a role as the team's short-yardage and goal-line back in an effort to save the 205-pound Jones from unnecessary punishment. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $630,000 contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2018.
Finishes season in solid fashion
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 1, 2019
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Peyton Barber's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
13.0%
 
Positive Run %
76.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
60.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
2.1%
 
Touches Per Game
15.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
41.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.6%
 
% Team Targets
4.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.0%
 
Drop Rate
6.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Peyton Barber's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
111 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
30.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Barber exceeded expectations in 2016, making the practice squad out of preseason and then receiving a promotion to the active roster just before regular-season opener. After exclusively playing special teams in the first four weeks, injuries to Doug Martin and Charles Sims eventually led to double-digit carries for Barber in three contests overall, and he finished the season with 223 rushing yards (4.1 yards per rush) and one touchdown in 15 games. The undrafted second-year man survived roster cutdown day, presumably due to his ability to contribute on special teams. He'll probably need a wave of injuries in front of him to have a meaningful role on offense.
The undrafted free agent out of Auburn was an early entrant into the 2016 draft, after amassing 1,128 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns during his sophomore 2015 campaign. As with any non-drafted player, Barber faces fairly long odds to make the final roster. However, with his competition for a third tailback role presently consisting of the solid but unremarkable duo of Mike James and Storm Johnson, the 22-year-old could conceivably catch the eye of coaches with a strong camp and preseason.
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Tough sledding on ground in loss
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 23, 2018
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.
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Solid effort in loss
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 16, 2018
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.
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Struggles for running room in loss
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 9, 2018
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.
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Scores for third straight game
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 2, 2018
Barber carried 16 times for 45 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Panthers. He also lost a fumble in the 24-17 win.
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Cleared for Carolina game
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
November 30, 2018
Barber (ankle/shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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