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|Peyton Barber is the turkey sandwich of fantasy running backs. There is nothing special about him, and he is not exactly what you look forward to eating for lunch or draft for your fantasy team, but he gets the job done and provides a useful level of fantasy production and takes care of your hunger pains.
Barber's 3.7 yard per carry average was not impressive, and he managed to average a pathetic 4.6 yards per reception on 20 catches out of the backfield. He doesn't do any one thing exceptionally well, but he did score six total touchdowns and looks to be the starting running back on what projects to be a high-powered offense.
Perhaps the best feature for Barber is he is not Ronald Jones, a second-round bust from last season who struggled to live up to his early draft capital. As long as Jones continues to stink he will make Barber, and otherwise uninspired player, look much better than he actually is.
|Ronald Jones to begin camp as No.2 RB|
Weight up to 221 pounds
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jul 17, 7:00 am
|Ronald Jones is bigger. But will he be better?
The Bucs running back had a disappointing rookie season, to put it mildly. The second-round pick from Southern Cal rushed for only 44 yards and one touchdown in 2018.
Jones says he has added muscle and is up to 221 pounds from 208 pounds.
Jones will begin training camp as the No. 2 running back behind Peyton Barber, who led the team in rushing with 871 yards and five touchdowns. (Tampa Bay Times)|
FFToday's Take: After a dismal rookie season, some are predicting Jones will ascend to the lead back role in Tampa Bay now that a new coaching staff is in place. With pass protection and route running being areas of weakness, Jones will need to continue impressing the coaching staff through training camp if he wants to secure a sizeable role in the offense.