Peyton Barber, RB, Washington Football Team
All the hype around Antonio Gibson yielded a running back committee for Washington in Week 1, as head coach Ron Rivera promised. Barber led the way with 17 carries (nine for Gibson), with one and three-yard touchdowns among his 29 yards.
Barber’s fantasy relevance fluctuated over the last couple years in Tampa Bay, and it’s on track to happen now in Washington. Another productive game in Week 2 is just as likely as a four-carry, 10-yard effort.
That said, the goal line man in a running back committee takes a level of priority in fantasy. Barber is that guy for Washington right now, and he’s worth adding as back of the roster depth for those who really need a running back with the hint of a pulse.
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