Kenjon Barner
Kenjon Barner
29-Year-Old Running BackRB
Carolina Panthers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Patriots in October of 2018. Waived by the Patriots in November of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Panthers in November of 2018.
Could return kicks
RBCarolina Panthers
December 2, 2018
Barner is active for Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Barner will make his Panthers debut after being scooped off waivers ahead of Week 11's contest. He won't get any reasonable time in the backfield behind Christian McCaffrey, but Barner may be tasked with returning kicks since Damiere Byrd (arm) is on injured reserve.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kenjon Barner'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 %
10.5%
 
Positive Run %
84.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
56.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
3.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
45.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
0.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Browns pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
75.4
 
Cornerbacks
64.1
 
Safeties
87.7
 
Linebackers
87.1
 
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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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2015
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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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Inactive Week 11
RBCarolina Panthers
Coach's Decision
November 18, 2018
Barner (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Lions.
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Lands in Carolina
RBCarolina Panthers
November 14, 2018
The Panthers claimed Barner off waivers Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Released by Patriots
RBFree Agent
November 13, 2018
The Patriots cut Barner on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Inactive Sunday
RBNew England Patriots
Coach's Decision
November 11, 2018
Barner is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.
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Limited role Sunday night
RBNew England Patriots
November 5, 2018
Barner was on the field for three of a possible 71 snaps on offense in Sunday night's 31-17 win over the Packers.
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