Peyton Barber
Peyton Barber
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Washington Football Team
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Barber may have been the worst starting running back in the NFL the past two seasons, averaging 3.5 yards on 388 carries and 5.8 yards on 36 catches. He was benched in favor of Ronald Jones over the final two months of last season, but even then the Bucs found regular touches for Barber in a backup role. The 26-year-old then left Tampa to sign a one-year contract in Washington, where he appears to be on the outside looking in for a spot on the 53-man roster. In addition to retaining Bryce Love, the team brought in third-round pick Antonio Gibson and passing-down specialist J.D. McKissic, with carries are up for grabs in advance of Week 1 now that Adrian Peterson is no longer in the mix. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $3 million contract with Redskins in March of 2020.
Finishes season with 94 carries
RBWashington Football Team
January 11, 2021
Barber finished the 2020 regular season with 94 carries for 258 yards and four touchdowns and four catches for 12 yards on seven targets.
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Barber had 17 carries and two touchdowns in a season-opening win over Philadelphia, and he split work with J.D. McKissic when Antonio Gibson missed some time with a toe injury in December. Apart from that, Barber had a quiet year, maintaining a role on special teams and occasionally subbing in for Gibson on early downs. Barber will turn 27 in June and has one year remaining on his contract, but he'll likely need to battle for his roster spot if he stays in Washington this offseason.
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How do Peyton Barber's 2020 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 rush attempts.
  • 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 %
5.3%
 
Positive Run %
80.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.4
 
Rushing TD %
4.3%
 
Touches Per Game
6.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
50.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
1.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
14.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.8
 
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67958%
44538%
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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
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2016
Nobody in Tampa Bay will miss Dirk Koetter more than Barber. Despite Barber's lackluster YPC and limited utility as a receiver, the ex-Bucs coach stubbornly insisted on using him as his lead back, with predictably subpar results. The Auburn product simply doesn't offer any standout traits as a runner, grinding out yards with low pad level but lacking the ability to avoid tacklers or run through them. A significant portion of his value came from the way Koetter used him --- Barber ranked top 10 in red-zone carries, carries inside the 5-yard line and the percentage of his team's red-zone carries. All of that could change now that Bruce Arians is in charge. The former Cardinals coach prefers backs with more speed and a well-rounded skill set, and 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones appears to be a much better fit for the new offensive scheme, not to mention the team's addition of Andre Ellington, who handled a lead role for Arians with the Cardinals in 2014. Barber enters training camp atop the depth chart, but if Jones shows significant development, last year's starter could be staring at a workload closer to what he saw in 2017.
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.
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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Limited to one carry
RBWashington Football Team
December 27, 2020
Barber took one carry for 10 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Carolina.
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Sees only four carries
RBWashington Football Team
December 21, 2020
Barber took four carries for five yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-15 loss to Seattle.
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Ready to replace Gibson again
RBWashington Football Team
December 18, 2020
Barber (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Seattle, while fellow Washington running back Antonio Gibson (toe) is listed as doubtful, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Logs limited practice Thursday
RBWashington Football Team
Ankle
December 17, 2020
Barber (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.
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Limited by ankle injury
RBWashington Football Team
Ankle
December 16, 2020
Barber was limited at practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.
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