game can't go overlooked. In the absence of Martin, the Buccaneers were forced to turn to Rodgers, Charles Sims , Antone Smith and Peyton Barber , among others. The stable of backs that often resembled a merry-go-round has Tampa Bay ranked
before being placed on injured reserve. Jacquizz Rodgers was a fine fill-in for a few weeks but he is hurt too. Antone Smith suffered a season-ending injury in Week 9. Tampa Bay is down to rookie Peyton Barber and third-year back Mike James
Martin has missed six games, Charles Sims went on injured reserve, Jacquizz Rodgers hurt his foot in Week 8 and Antone Smith 's season ended with a knee injury last week. Peyton Barber was scheduled to get the bulk of the workload unless Martin
Monday , also starting his 21-day period to be activated or placed on injured reserve. 6. Buccaneers running back Antone Smith (knee) and defensive end Howard Jones (knee) have been placed on injured reserve, the team announced. 7. Titans
Bay's beat reporters couldn't figure out how the Bucs' backfield would play out. With third and fourth stringers Antone Smith and rookie Peyton Barber in line to split carries, but their respective performances were uninspiring, to say the
rookie saw 15 touches in Week 9 and led the backfield by playing 46 percent of the snaps (vs. just 29 percent for Antone Smith ). He'll have low-end flex value if he's the starter against the Bears . Hyde owners would be wise to hold onto
opportunities on the bench, ever. Jacquizz Rodgers , RB -- OUT: Rodgers has been ruled out with a foot injury. Antone Smith , RB -- FLEX: Smith will likely split the workload with rookie Peyton Barber since Rodgers is out. It's worth noting
Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (59) forces Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Antone Smith to fumble during the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
hamstring) and Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) for Thursday night against the Falcons . Running back duties fall to veteran Antone Smith , undrafted free agent signee Peyton Barber , and Mike James , who returned to the team this week after being drafted
six fourth quarter carries, but he still had six rush attempts in the first three quarters, as well. Nevertheless, Antone Smith took 20 snaps while Barber played on just two in Week 8 when Rodgers went down. Whoever draws the majority of the touches
Doug Martin (hamstring) are unable to go on a short week (the Bucs host the Falcons on Thursday Night Football), Antone Smith looks to be the pickup off waivers. He saw three of his five touches in the fourth quarter or overtime, getting work
t quite as talented as Charles or Ware, but he should see a large volume of touches against the Jaguars this week. Antone Smith , RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Two years ago, Smith became a fantasy darling when he scored five touchdowns in a six
Lions practice squad. Tampa released James last month with an injury settlement. The 25-year-old is familiar with Koetter's system, an important factor on a short week. He'll form a committee with Antone Smith and Peyton Barber .
Harris looked like the ideal handcuff choice after Week 7. Hyde owners would be wise to hold onto him if possible. Antone Smith could find himself carrying heavy workload for the Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football if both Jacquizz Rodgers and
career-high 12 carries and ripped off a 44-yard touchdown run on his way to 84 yards on the day. Even journeyman Antone Smith was extremely efficient gaining 47 yards on just three touches. The Tampa Bay backs should considered fantasy starters
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston flips it to running back Antone Smith , who does the rest for a 30-yard gain.
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t know what role Langford will play in the pass game -- he had a big drop last week and his blocking is suspect. Antone Smith , who hasn't seen a backfield snap this season, could play that role on third downs. 2. Will Melvin Gordon finally
Langford is going to become Chicago's workhorse back. Who else is there to challenge for touches? Ka'Deem Carey ? Antone Smith ? I think not. That's really good news against the woeful Chargers run defense. Langford is my choice for this week
his big drop on third down Sunday led to the Minnesota Vikings getting the ball back for the game-winning score -- Antone Smith could take on the role of pass-catching back in obvious down-and-distances. Then there is pass protection, a
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Marcus Mariota's first two series ended with an interception and a fumble before he recovered to lead a touchdown drive in the Titans' 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith breaks to the right and dives for the pylon for touchdown.
injury and will also miss some time. It's unfortunate news, as Freeman was apparently impressing thus far in camp. Antone Smith is next in line for reps with Coleman and Freeman out, followed by Jerome Smith and undrafted rookie out of Oregon
NFL Media's Tiffany Blackmon gives her insight on how the Atlanta Falcons are splitting up first-team reps at running back and the competition at that position.