FantasySP / NFL / Peyton Barber https://www.fantasysp.com/nfl_player_news/Peyton_Barber/ FantasySP / NFL / Peyton Barber Copyright 2018 5271111 <![CDATA[Peyton Barber holding off Ronald Jones II for Bucs' starting RB job]]> Ronald Jones II, having spent a high second-round on him in the 2018 NFL draft.

But that doesn’t mean incumbent starter Peyton Barber is going away without a fight.

Speaking after Monday’s practice, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter acknowledged Barber still holds the top spot on the depth chart:

"We’re not really leaning in any direction right now. We’ll see how it works out. Peyton’s our starter, and we’re going to definitely use Ronald Jones and take advantage of what he can do.]]>
https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5271111/peyton-barber-holding-off-ronald-jones-ii-for-bucs-starting-rb-job 5271111 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 22:42:01 EDT Bucs Wire https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5271111/peyton-barber-holding-off-ronald-jones-ii-for-bucs-starting-rb-job
<![CDATA[Peyton Barber has edge on starting job]]>
After an underwhelming performance by rookie Ronald Jones in the preseason opener at Miami on Thursday in which Koetter said the second-round pick from Southern Cal was "average," it appears as though Peyton Barber has a good grip on the position."Peyton is our starter," Koetter said Monday. "We're definitely going to use Ronald Jones and take advantage of what he's going to do. We do have the two veteran backs behind him. Again, we've got three more preseason games. Let's just let it sort out a little more." (Tampa Bay Times)

FF Today's Take: We'll see if these public comments are just a way to light a fire under rookie Ronald Jones but at this point he is definitely behind Barber on the depth chart. Koetter's comments suggest this situation is in flux. In any case, Barber is currently a bargain in fantasy drafts as the RB61 (14th round) in PPR leagues.]]>
https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5270828/peyton-barber-has-edge-on-starting-job 5270828 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:03:01 EDT fftoday.com https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5270828/peyton-barber-has-edge-on-starting-job
<![CDATA[Buccaneers | Peyton Barber considered starter]]> Peyton Barber is currently considered the team's starting running back, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. Koetter said the team also plans to use RB Ronald Jones this season but thought Jones' performance in the first preseason game was average. Footballguys View: Barber is a good all-purpose back who could outperform his current ADP of RB53 (13.01) in 12-team PPR leagues. Jones is an exciting rookie with gamebreaking speed but he still has plenty to learn (pass protection, etc) in order to get a larger role.]]> https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5270656/buccaneers-peyton-barber-considered-starter 5270656 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:12:01 EDT footballguys https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5270656/buccaneers-peyton-barber-considered-starter <![CDATA[Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Peyton Barber "is our starter."]]> Peyton Barber "is our starter." This kind of proclamation is easy to take with a grain of salt in May or June, but these comments come after Barber started and played all but one snap with the first-team offense in the preseason opener. [...]]]> https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5270597/bucs-coach-dirk-koetter-said-peyton-barber-quotis-our-starterquot 5270597 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:57:12 EDT rotoworld.com https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5270597/bucs-coach-dirk-koetter-said-peyton-barber-quotis-our-starterquot <![CDATA[Ahead of Jones so far]]> Barber has an early edge for the starting job over Ronald Jones, Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times reports. "Peyton is our starter," Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Monday. "We're definitely going to use Ronald Jones and take advantage of what he's going to do. We do have the two veteran backs behind him. Again, we've got three more preseason games. Let's just let it sort out a little more."

Both running backs found the end zone in Thursday's preseason opener at Miami, but Jones was held to nine yards on eight carries while Barber gained 21 yards on four totes. In addition to his comments about Barber being viewed as the starter, Koetter used Monday's talk with the media to stress the importance of using multiple running backs. The competition for carries will continue throughout the preseason and potentially into the regular season, while Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and Shaun Wilson are all competing for work on passing downs. The likelihood of a three-man committee is discouraging for prospective fantasy owners, but it's probably only a matter of time before either Barber or Jones emerges as the leader of the pack.

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https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5270573/ahead-of-jones-so-far 5270573 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:30:13 EDT RotoWire https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Peyton_Barber/5270573/ahead-of-jones-so-far