Peyton BarberRB | Buccaneers

Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Getting Week 2 startSeptember 11, 2019 | 10:12 AM

Coach Bruce Arians said that Barber will remain the Buccaneers' starting running back for Thursday's matchup with the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Barber drew the start in the 31-17 loss to the 49ers in Week 1, but played only 25 of 70 offensive plays (35.7 percent) while backups Ronald Jones (31.4 percent) and Dare Ogunbowale (38.6 percent) handled similar snap shares. Ogunbowale should remain the Bucs' top option on passing downs, but Arians indicated he plans to ride the hot hand between Barber and Jones in the run game. Barber managed a respectable 33 yards on eight carries in the opener, but Arians leaned on Jones more heavily since the second-year back found slightly more success (13 carries for 75 yards). The lack of a bankable workload renders Barber a somewhat unreliable fantasy play this week, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he falls out of the game plan entirely if Jones outperforms him again early in the contest.
Source: CBS Sports


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