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Charles Sims | Running Back | #34

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (69) / TB
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Charles Sims (shoulder) is participating at the start of OTAs.
Sims was placed on injured reserve before Week 17 with what was reported as a pectoral injury, but he apparently underwent shoulder surgery this offseason. Either way, he is ready to go now. With Doug Martin suspended the first three games, Sims will compete with Jacquizz Rodgers and fifth-rounder Jeremy McNichols for snaps. May 23 - 1:12 PM

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Bucs placed RB Charles Sims on injured reserve with a pectorals injury, ending his season.

We didn't notice Sims get injured in the Week 16 meeting with the Saints, but he's not going to play Week 17. Coach Dirk Koetter said it's unclear if Sims will need surgery. Doug Martin was also excused from Wednesday's practice for an undisclosed reason, leaving Jacquizz Rodgers, Peyton Barber, and Russell Hansbrough as the Bucs' active running backs.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Charles Sims caught 4-of-4 passes for 30 yards in the Bucs' Week 16 loss to the Saints.

He added three rushes for 12 yards. Even with Doug Martin stunningly inactive, Sims got out-touched 17-7 by Jacquizz Rodgers. Sims looked very stiff on Sunday, as he has all season. He won't be on the RB3 radar for next week's finale against the Panthers.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:58:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed three times for four yards and caught 3-of-5 passes for 15 yards in Week 15 against Dallas.

Sims had a similar role to last week. He played 21 snaps, but wasn't a factor in the pass game behind Mike Evans, Cameron Brate, and Adam Humphries. Even with Doug Martin struggling, Sims had only three carries. Sims isn't more than a low-end FLEX in PPR for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Returning from a two-month absence, Bucs RB Charles Sims (knee) rushed four times for 17 yards in Tampa's Week 14 win over the Saints, adding three receptions for 33 additional yards.

Sims essentially picked up where he left off as Doug Martin's change-of-pace back. That should remain the arrangement down the stretch, rendering Jacquizz Rodgers value-less. Sims lacks standalone value in standard leagues, but is in the RB3/FLEX mix in PPR.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Bucs RB Charles Sims (knee) is active for Week 14 against the Saints.

Sims could be on a bit of a pitch count, but will see a healthy amount of passing-down snaps. Inactive for the Bucs are WR Adam Humphries, QB Ryan Griffin, S Chris Conte, DL Davonte Lambert, RT Demar Dotson, OG Caleb Benenoch and TE Luke Stocker.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 03:03:00 PM

Bucs activated Charles Sims (knee) off injured reserve.

Coach Dirk Koetter created some worry Saturday morning when he said Sims would be activated "sooner than later," but Sims will return this week as expected. With the Bucs hurting at receiver, he could have a big role in the passing game. Despite coming out of a long injury layoff, Sims has some RB3 appeal even in standard leagues. Tampa Bay also promoted WR Donteea Dye off the practice squad while waiving OL Josh Allen and DT John Hughes.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Charles Sims (knee, injured reserve) will be activated "sooner than later."

It is an interesting phrasing considering Koetter said on Monday Sims would be back on the roster this week. If that was true, he would need to be activated very "sooner," as in by Saturday afternoon. It once looked like a lock Sims would be back this week, but now there is a bit of drama. The good news is his status will be known by Saturday evening at the latest.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:18:00 AM

Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday the Bucs will activate RB Charles Sims from the I.R./return list this week.

If Sims is in shape -- he has spent the last two months recovering from a knee injury -- he should step in as the Bucs' primary passing-game and catch-up back. Sims' activation will occur after a game where Doug Martin missed the final three drives due to an apparently innocuous injury. Sims' versatility should come in especially handy due to Tampa Bay's growing concerns at wide receiver, where they lost Cecil Shorts (knee) and Adam Humphries (concussion) in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Sims' return makes Doug Martin an easier Week 14 fade. Bucs will be heavily targeted vs. the Saints, especially the passing game. Not only did Martin lose some late game work (due to injury) in Week 13, but he'll take on a Saints defense that has allowed the 2nd fewest FPPG to RBs over the past month. That improvement for New Orleans has coincided with Sheldon Rankins' return from an injury.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Charles Sims (knee, I.R.) returned to practice Wednesday.

Sims isn't eligible to return to game action until Week 14, but he's officially been designated as the team's return player from injured reserve. The Bucs are slowly getting healthier. Sims has a juicy fantasy playoffs schedule.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 12:34:00 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter expects Charles Sims (knee, injured reserve) to return this season.

Speaking about his team's rash of injuries in the backfield, Koetter said, "At some point, we’re getting Doug Martin back. We’re getting Charles Sims back. We’re getting Jacquizz Rodgers back." Martin is expected back any day and Rodgers is week to week, but it is good to get confirmation Sims will return this year. He is not eligible to play until Week 13, but he could resume practicing next week.
Source: WFLA
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Bucs placed RB Charles Sims (knee) on injured reserve.

This one comes out of left field, as there was no indication Sims' injury was serious. It's unclear if his season is over, or if he will be a candidate to return in eight weeks. Sims struggled mightily as a fill-in starter for Doug Martin, but is amongst the league's best pass-catching backs. His absence creates an every-week role for Jacquizz Rodgers, putting him on the radar in PPR leagues. Doug Martin could also be a little more involved in the passing game, boosting his floor. Sims turned 26 last month. 2017 is the final year of his rookie contract.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 03:07:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Charles Sims (knee) and Doug Martin (hamstring) will both be sidelined for Monday Night Football.

Neither player was expected to suit up after being listed as doubtful. Sims and Martin's absence leaves Jacquizz Rodgers as the Bucs' starter. UDFA Peyton Barber should also be mixed in. Both Sims and Martin will probably be ready to return after Tampa's Week 6 bye.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The game script doesn't set up all that well for Jacquizz Rodgers, but he's the next man up with Martin and Sims out of action. He's a good bet for around 15 touches regardless of game flow, as he'll be the primary pass-catching back in addition to eating up a good chunk of the early down work. While Carolina has been stout against the run, these teams have averaged the most plays per game this year which could set up a shootout. Both teams also rank in the top 12 in terms of opponents plays per game.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 02:31:00 PM

Bucs listed both Charles Sims (knee) and Doug Martin (hamstring) as doubtful for Week 5 against the Panthers.

Tampa Bay also listed DT Gerald McCoy (calf), DE Robert Ayers (ankle), and DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring) as doubtful despite the trio missing practice both Friday and Saturday. Ridiculous designations aside, all five will miss Monday night's game. Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to get the start at running back.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Charles Sims (knee) is not practicing Saturday.

Sims is almost certainly out after missing the entire week of practice. With Doug Martin also out, Jacquizz Rodgers will likely get the start with rookie Peyton Barber perhaps seeing the first carries of his career. It is a situation to avoid if possible, but Rodgers makes for a desperation RB3 play in a tough bye week.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
4Sefo Liufau
RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Jeremy McNichols
5Doug Martin
GLB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
FB1Austin Johnson
2Quayvon Hicks
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
3Josh Huff
4Freddie Martino
5Shaq Hill
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Donteea Dye
4Bernard Reedy
5Bobo Wilson
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2O.J. Howard
3Luke Stocker
4Alan Cross
5Tevin Westbrook
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2Evan Smith
3Josh Allen
4Michael Liedtke
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
3James Stone
RG1J.R. Sweezy
2Caleb Benenoch
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Demar Dotson
2Caleb Benenoch
3Korren Kirven
K1Nick Folk
2Zach Hocker