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| Sims has not been able to live up to the promise he flashed at West Virginia. Most of that can be attributed to an assortment of injuries that have derailed two of his three years as a pro. Even when healthy, Sims has not been able to find the end zone and Tampa's decision to draft a similarly talented player, Jeremy McNichols, shouldn't excite fantasy owners. At best, Sims will overcome his health woes and be used in a limited third-down role unless injuries knock out multiple players above him on the depth chart. Both Sims and McNichols have already dealt with injuries this off-season but are on track to battle with Peyton Barber during training camp. Like most rookie running backs that make their living in the passing game, McNichols faces a steep learning curve in pass protection before getting anywhere close to the field on game day. Barber needed multiple situations to break his way before getting onto the field last season and even then he had paltry results. He is best left on the waiver wire-if he even makes the team out of camp.
|Peyton Barber shines in Bucs loss|
First Bucs RB to rush for 100+ yards
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 4, 7:00 am
|Playing behind a makeshift offensive line, Peyton Barber rushed for a career-high 102 yards on 23 carries, becoming the first Bucs player to reach the century rushing mark this season. Barber had been the fourth running back for most of the season. (Tampa Bay Times)|
FFToday's Take: Barber was announced as the starter roughly an hour before kickoff and he made the most of his opportunity, operating in a lead back role. Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims handled 3 carries a piece. It remains to be seen how much work Barber will receive when Doug Martin (concussion) returns but Barber has certainly earned more snaps moving forward.