Peyton Barber
Peyton Barber
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.13 million contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2019.
Quiet end to season
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 30, 2019
Barber rushed six times for 10 yards and secured two of four targets for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' 28-22 overtime loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
He finished the 2019 season with 154 rushes for 470 yards and six touchdowns while adding 16 receptions on 24 targets for 115 yards and another score. Barber set a career high for touchdowns in 2019, but that was partly offset by a career-low 3.1 yards per tote. The fourth-year pro also saw an 80-carry drop from 2018, with Ronald Jones taking on a much bigger role. The 25-year-old Barber is set to become an unrestricted free agent this coming March, and the Buccaneers could make upgrading the running back position one of their top offseason priorities -- making a return to Tampa unlikely.
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How do Peyton Barber's 2019 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 %
5.2%
 
Positive Run %
79.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
66.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
3.9%
 
Touches Per Game
10.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
49.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
3.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.6%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.9
 
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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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2017
2016
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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Mediocre production in loss
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 22, 2019
Barber rushed five times for 13 yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.
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Another lackluster showing
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 15, 2019
Barber rushed 10 times for 17 yards and brought in both his targets for 23 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-17 win over the Lions on Sunday.
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Same rushing workload as Jones
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 8, 2019
Barber rushed 11 times for 34 yards and brought in both his targets for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.
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Remains second on depth chart
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 5, 2019
Barber is expected to serve as the Buccaneers' No. 2 running back Week 14 against the Colts after coach Bruce Arians reiterated Wednesday that Ronald Jones is the team's top option on the depth chart, Scott Smith of Tampa Bay's official site reports. "I don't have any concerns about the running game right now," Arians said. "RoJo's still our starter and we'll get him going."
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Surprises with pair of touchdowns
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 1, 2019
Barber rushed 17 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also had a two-point conversion run.
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