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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 took the rock 13 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in Tampa's Week 3 loss to the Rams, catching 6-of-8 targets for 69 yards.
Sims ceded six touches to Jacquizz Rodgers, but slid right into a workhorse role with Doug Martin sidelined. His touchdown, a goal-line carry, came after two failed attempts. It was a gift for Sims' fantasy owners that the Bucs stuck with him after getting brickwalled. Sims dished out a number of nice cuts, but looked a bit upright and stiff. He's an extremely useful player, but not about to Wally Pipp Martin. Sims will be a mid-range RB2 against the Broncos' elite defense in Week 4. Sep 25 - 8:47 PM

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Bucs No. 2 back Jacquizz Rodgers told reporters he only plans to enter Sunday's game "when Charles Sims gets tired."

Sims then told reporters "he could go the whole game and not be tired." ESPN Bucs reporter Jenna Laine expects Sims "to get the bulk of the workload" against the Rams. Although the matchup is not quite ideal against a tough Los Angeles defense, Sims is at worst a locked-and-loaded RB2 for Week 3. Sims' floor is especially safe in PPR leagues due to his premium pass-catching ability.
Sep 23 - 9:06 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman expects Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers to "split the duties" in the Bucs' backfield with Doug Martin (hamstring) out.

Sims is the far superior talent and should get the first crack at early-down duties. He's already the Bucs' preferred passing-down back, even when Martin is healthy. Sims averaged 4.9 YPC on 107 totes last season, but on his other 79 career carries he's averaging just 2.7 YPC. Sixth-year vet Rodgers hasn't been any better, however, with a 3.7 YPC average on 321 career carries. Sims is a candidate for 15-18 weekly touches and is an immediate RB2. Rodgers will probably handle 6-10 touches, and the Bucs could simply opt to be more pass-heavy minus Martin.
Sep 21 - 10:07 AM

Charles Sims rushed nine times for 24 yards in Tampa's Week 2 loss to the Cardinals, adding three receptions for four yards.

It was an extremely disappointing day for Sims on an afternoon where Doug Martin got knocked out early with a hamstring injury. The Bucs fell behind quickly, ruining any chance Sims had for volume on the ground. He drew only five passing-game targets, one of which was tipped and returned for a pick six. Sims will be an RB2 for Week 3 against the Rams if Martin is inactive.
Sep 18 - 7:51 PM

Charles Sims rushed four times for nine yards, but caught 3-of-3 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 1 win over Atlanta.

One of Jameis Winston's four touchdown passes went to Sims, who broke numerous tackles after the short pass en route to pay dirt. Sims offers standalone fantasy value in PPR leagues and would become a borderline RB1 if something happened to Doug Martin. That makes Sims worthy of a roster spot in most formats.
Sep 11 - 5:26 PM

Charles Sims rushed four times for 13 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 16 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' third preseason game.

Doug Martin played just a handful of snaps before exiting, and Sims was the next man up to get carries with the first-team offense. As Bucs beat writers have noted, Sims is running lower to the ground this year in an effort to become a more complete back. He's still more noted for his pass-game work, but Sims would be the man to own in a possible three-down role should Martin ever get hurt. Sims' touchdown grab Friday night came on a rollout by Jameis Winston, who bought time before finding Sims from three yards out.
Aug 26 - 10:50 PM

Charles Sims (ankle) returned to practice Monday.

Sims was forced to miss the preseason opener, but his ankle injury was never considered serious. He will resume his duties as the passing-game complement to Doug Martin.
Aug 15 - 9:55 AM

Charles Sims (ankle) and Vincent Jackson (undisclosed) are expected to sit out the Bucs' preseason opener Thursday night.

Sims has missed the last several practices with an ankle injury, and Jackson is dealing with an undisclosed issue. There is no reason to risk either in a meaningless game. Both should be back on the practice field sooner rather than later.
Aug 11 - 10:02 AM

Pewter Report's Mark Cook "really believe(s)" Charles Sims will see an increase in carries in 2016.

At the Combine, coach Dirk Koetter called Sims "an every-down back, if need be." Although he benefited from facing softer sub-package fronts while Doug Martin tangled more with base defenses, Sims made the most of his 2015 rushing opportunities by averaging 4.94 YPC. Cook expects Sims' increased role to "cut into Martin's total yardage." Cook still anticipates Martin being a "focal point of the offense," of course. Sims is an intriguing middle-round fantasy pick. He offers standalone flex value and could explode if Martin goes down.
Jun 22 - 1:20 PM

Coach Dirk Koetter said at the NFL Combine that he believes Charles Sims can be an "every-down back, if need be."

Koetter reiterated that he's "hopeful" the Buccaneers will be able to re-sign free agent Doug Martin, but Martin is likely to shop his wares on the open market. Tampa Bay's top in-house fallback option is 25-year-old Sims, who spent 2015 in Koetter's offense and excelled quietly, averaging nearly five yards per carry and posting a dynamic 51-561-4 stat line in the passing game.
Feb 24 - 10:38 AM

Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds reports the Bucs don’t view Charles Sims as a replacement for free agent Doug Martin.

Sims was one of the top passing backs last year, but wouldn't see a huge increased role if Martin doesn’t re-sign. The Bucs don’t see Sims in more than a change-of-pace workload. Sims had only 107 carries behind Martin in 2015.
Feb 20 - 3:36 PM

Charles Sims rushed four times for 15 yards and caught 9-of-11 targets for 74 yards in the Bucs' Week 17 blowout loss to the Panthers.

An excellent 1b to Doug Martin's 1a this season, Sims finishes with a combined rushing line of 107-529-0 and a receiving line of 51-561-4. Although Sims is probably not a proficient enough inside runner to be a "franchise back," he was one of the league's better role-playing change-of-pace players behind Martin in 2015, and should have a similar role next year with Martin seemingly likely to be re-signed. 25-year-old Sims should be a quality 2016 handcuff for Martin with some standalone flex/RB3 value.
Jan 3 - 7:42 PM

Charles Sims logged four carries for 45 yards and caught three of five targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' Week 16 loss to the Bears.

Six of Sims’ seven touches came in the second half as game flow and a pair of Doug Martin fumbles forced him into a bigger role. He got lucky on his 50-yard touchdown catch as Tracy Porter went for the pick and came up empty. Sims added an impressive 29-yard run in the fourth quarter. The Buccaneers have made it clear they want Doug Martin to win the rushing title but Sims should still get a handful of touches next week against the 14-1 Panthers.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed seven times for 50 yards and caught all three of his targets for 22 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 15 loss to the Rams.

Sims ripped off a number of big plays in the second half as the Bucs worked to erase a 22-point deficit. The second-year back has seen double-digit touches in two straight games. He’ll be a flex/RB3 option in PPR leagues next week against Chicago.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:18:00 AM

Charles Sims totaled 10 yards on five carries and caught six of eight targets for 64 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Sims played a big role in garbage time with 55 yards on six touches after halftime. He certainly seems to be the preferred back on passing downs. Because his workload is so dependent on game-flow, Sims’ fantasy contributions have always been pretty sporadic. With that said, he’s a good handcuff to have in case Doug Martin gets hurt. Sims and the Bucs will head to St. Louis for a Thursday night meeting with the Rams in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Jacquizz Rodgers
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Alan Cross
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Louis Murphy
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Cecil Shorts
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Brandon Myers
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2J.R. Sweezy
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Dietrich-Smith
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Roberto Aguayo