Kenjon Barner

Kenjon Barner

32-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kenjon Barner in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Buccaneers in January of 2022.
Staying with Tampa Bay
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 24, 2022
Barner signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
ANALYSIS
Barner joined Tampa Bay's practice squad in mid-December and was elevated to the active roster for the final three games of the regular season. He had four carries for zero yards and also returned six punts for 47 yards. His likeliest path to a roster spot in 2022 will be as a return man, assuming he's able to stick around with the Bucs through the offseason.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kenjon Barner's 2021 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.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
50.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Tampa Bay BuccaneersBuccaneers 2021 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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2433%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenjon Barner'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' 9"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.52 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.87 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
29.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Barner sustained an undisclosed injury in a mid-August practice session, and had to sit out Atlanta's third preseason game against the Jets. The week prior against the Dolphins, he performed well as the primary punt and kick returner, while also tearing off a 37-yard catch and run that nearly resulted in a touchdown. Largely serving as a special-teams contributor throughout his six-year career, Barner broke out in 2017 with 8.9 yards per punt return (11th in NFL), but last year managed just 4.1 yards per return on seven totes.
Barner has illustrated better health by playing 13 games each of the last two seasons, but had an ugly 19.4 average on 10 kick returns with the Eagles in 2017. The 28-year-old's potential value on returns could give him a slight leg up over Cameron Artis-Payne for the role of Carolina's No. 3 running back, but Payne is clearly the more apt between-the-tackles runner.
The undersized Barner has yet to stay completely healthy over a full NFL season, but he did play in a career-high 13 games for the Eagles last year, so at least he's trending in the right direction. Primarily a third-down back, he has tremendous burst and straight-line speed and can be dangerous in the open field, but inconsistent hands prevented him from carving out a regular role on offense in Philadelphia. That skill set did allow him to be an effective kick returner late in the season, when he averaged 30.8 yards on nine returns. Barner heads to a Chargers team looking to replace Danny Woodhead, so if he can show improvement as a pass catcher there could be plenty of targets available. He has a lot to prove before he'll be a useful fantasy asset, though.
Barner spent a majority of the 2015 season deep in the backfield mix for the Eagles while the trio of DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles left little room for Barner to bust onto the scene. With Murray's departure this offseason, Barner has the opportunity to move up a spot in the pecking order, which could call for more touches throughout 2016, especially on passing downs. The 27-year-old appeared in 10 games last season, carrying the ball 28 times for 124 yards and hauling in nine catches for 22 yards on 12 targets.
A former Oregon standout for Chip Kelly, Barner was acquired in a trade from the Panthers for a throwaway conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 preseason before an ankle injury resulted in an injury settlement. Re-signed in the offseason, Barner will hope his quickness and pass-catching abilities earn him a roster spot. Despite playing on a 2014 Eagles roster lacking running back depth, the third-year back has yet to see the field in Philadelphia, so he's not likely to make an impact. He would likely require a big preseason to earn a 53-man roster spot, but Philadelphia might keep him on the practice squad to call up in the event that Darren Sproles gets hurt.
The small - 5-9 and 196 - Barner was hampered by foot and ankle injuries in a rookie season with Carolina where he saw only six carries for seven yards. He had a look with the Eagles this summer, but was eventually waived/injured.
Barner is a lightning-fast rookie out of Oregon's speed offense who could see a role as a reserve running back and contribute in the return game.
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Limited action in '21
RBFree Agent
January 19, 2022
Barner netted no gain on four carries and returned six punts for 47 yards across three games during the 2021 season.
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Lands back on practice squad
RBFree Agent
January 17, 2022
Barner reverted to the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
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Not suiting up Sunday
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Coach's Decision
January 16, 2022
Barner (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles.
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Joins active roster
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 15, 2022
The Buccaneers elevated Barner from their practice squad Saturday, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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Rejoins practice squad
RBFree Agent
January 10, 2022
Barner reverted to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
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