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Charles Sims | Running Back | #34

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (69) / TB
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Bucs re-signed Charles Sims to a one-year contract.
Sims received nary a whisper of interest on the open market, so he will return to Tampa on what is likely a minimum, prove-it deal. A third-round pick in 2014, Sims had a promising sophomore season, but he seems to have topped out as a complementary option. Re-signing Sims should not stop the Bucs from taking a running back early in the draft. Apr 26 - 9:38 AM

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Charles Sims rushed once for six yards and missed his lone target in the Bucs' Week 17 win over the Saints.

The Bucs’ lightly-used passing-game specialist, Sims finishes the season with just 35 catches and 344 yards from scrimmage, essentially backing up Doug Martin and later Peyton Barber. Sims’ 2015 season in which he totaled 1,090 yards and caught 51 balls seems forever ago. At age 27, Sims will enter 2018 free agency in search of a niche receiving-back role.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:57:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed three times for 16 yards and caught both of his targets for 35 yards in the Bucs' Week 13 loss to the Packers.

Sims was hit on a couple of wide screen passes, and that was the extent of his usage. Peyton Barber dominated backfield work with 143 yards on 27 touches. Sims will maintain his role as a lightly-used pass-down back.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed three times for 20 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for ten yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 10 win over the Jets.

Sims has had a quiet year behind Doug Martin. On Sunday, he scored the Bucs' only touchdown of the game on a six-yard swing pass thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick. Sims can be left on waiver wires in all leagues. Even if Martin were to go down, Jacquizz Rodgers would be a better bet for lead-back work.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed once for 14 yards and caught his only target for seven yards in the Bucs' Week 4 win over the Giants.

Even with Doug Martin suspended, Sims could not carve out a meaningful role during the first three games. He can be left on the wire.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 08:32:00 PM

Charles Sims caught 2-of-3 targets for seven yards in the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Bears, adding two rushes for two yards.

The Bucs' apparent passing-down back also lost a soft fumble. It's been a while since Sims operated with any juice on an NFL field. He's off the RB3/FLEX map in PPR leagues.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:15:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman expects Charles Sims to operate as the Bucs' passing-game and third-down back this season.

Sims thrived in that role in 2015, finishing as the overall RB17 in PPR formats. Last season, however, Sims appeared in just seven games after a lengthy stint on I.R. with a knee injury. He never looked quite right. While all the attention in the Bucs' backfield has been on Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers for fantasy purposes, Sims also looks to be in line for a contributing role.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 09:25:00 AM

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.
Tue, May 23, 2017 01:12:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Ronald Jones
2Peyton Barber
3Charles Sims
4Jacquizz Rodgers
5Dalton Crossan
GLB1Peyton Barber
2Ronald Jones
3RB1Charles Sims
2Ronald Jones
FB1Alan Cross
2Austin Johnson
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
3Justin Watson
4Bernard Reedy
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Bobo Wilson
4Jake Lampman
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1O.J. Howard
2Cameron Brate
3Antony Auclair
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Ali Marpet
2Alex Cappa
3Givens Price
C1Ryan Jensen
2Evan Smith
RG1Caleb Benenoch
2Adam Gettis
3Michael Liedtke
RT1Demar Dotson
2Brad Seaton
K1Chandler Catanzaro