Charles Sims
Charles Sims
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A consistently crowded backfield has prevented Sims from getting much of a chance to show if he can be useful on early downs, but he's proven in his four-year career to be a dependable option in passing situations. The 27-year-old runs good routes, has soft hands and is elusive in the open field. But coach Dirk Koetter and offensive coordinator Todd Monken don't quite seem to know what to do with him. His 56 touches last season were a career low, and with second-round pick Ronald Jones II replacing Doug Martin atop the depth chart, Sims' path to snaps won't get any clearer. Read Past Outlooks
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$Waived by the Buccaneers in August of 2018.
Works out for Tennessee
RBFree Agent
November 13, 2018
Sims worked out for the Titans on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
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Tennessee is in the market for a No. 3 running back after David Fluellen injured his knee in Sunday's win over the Patriots. While unlikely to match Fluellen's contributions on special teams, Sims could provide passing-down insurance for Dion Lewis, whose recent uptick in workload creates a higher risk of injury. Selected 69th overall in the 2014 draft, Sims averaged just 3.9 yards per carry and 6.7 yards per target while playing 47 of 64 games in his four seasons with Tampa Bay. He hasn't been a useful player since 2015.
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How do Charles Sims' 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
6' 0"
 
Weight
211 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.30 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.16 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
8.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sims once again showed his ability as a pass catcher in 2016 by pulling down multiple receptions in every game he played, but knee and chest injuries kept him on the sidelines for nine games, marking the second time in three NFL campaigns he's missed at least half the season. When healthy, he's essentially a wide receiver out of the backfield and gets used in the slot on occasion, but he doesn't run with enough power to be effective or consistent on the ground, and his 4.9 YPC from 2015 looks like an aberration. Sims' production comes mainly between the 20s, as he failed to see a red-zone target last year, and those limitations make him primarily useful in PPR formats. With Doug Martin suspended for three games to begin the year, Sims could see increased snaps early, but he may struggle to turn them into production.
While no one discredits the comeback year Doug Martin had, Sims concurrently established himself as one of the best No. 2 backs in the league. He was just under five yards per rush, an excellent number, and only four qualifying backs did better than his 11 yards per reception. Sims ended the year ranked 22nd among standard-league backs, and a snappy 16th in PPR formats. It’s tricky to trust that sort of volume again from someone not pegged to be a starter. Nonetheless, Sims is one of those lottery tickets for the middle round who might play enough to be flex-considerable in deeper leagues. If Martin were to get hurt, wham — you have a potential difference-maker on your hands. But perhaps Sims will get just enough work in the meantime that the waiting won’t be so painful.
A third-round pick last year, Sims did not debut until Week 10 because of an ankle injury, and he didn't wow anyone with his production once he did suit up. While Sims has good burst and elusiveness and can pick up yards on the ground, his standout skill is as a receiver, and his soft hands, smart routes and natural pass-catching ability could allow him to line up in the slot as well as in the backfield. A narrow frame and upright running style restricts his running power despite his size, though, and leaves him vulnerable to injury. The offense underwent a massive makeover this season, with first overall pick Jameis Winston and former Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter putting the focus on the passing game, providing Sims an opportunity to poach some touches from Doug Martin. Despite preseason indications the Bucs were headed for a more even time share, there has been little to indicate that the team views Sims as anything more than a passing-down specialist.
The 6-0, 211-pound Sims shocked many as Tampa Bay's third round selection, but it's his exceptional hands and great quickness that intrigues the new coaching staff. Down the road, Sims could become the Bucs' best pass-catching back, but an August ankle injury ensures that he will miss time to start the coming season.
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Working out for Houston
RBFree Agent
September 6, 2018
Sims is working out for the Texans on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.
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Waived with injury settlement
RBFree Agent
Knee
August 30, 2018
The Buccaneers have waived Sims (knee) with an injury settlement, the team's official site reports.
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Heading to IR
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee
August 23, 2018
The Buccaneers placed Sims on injured reserve Thursday.
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Not at practice
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee
August 20, 2018
Sims (knee) isn't practicing Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Knee injury not believed to be serious
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee
August 19, 2018
The knee injury Sims suffered Saturday against the Titans shouldn't jeopardize his Week 1 status, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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