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Charles Sims | Running Back | #34

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (69) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Charles Sims rushed seven times for 56 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 21 yards Week 13 against the Falcons.

Sims had just two touches in the first half, but he took over for a couple possessions after Doug Martin fumbled in the second half and set up Martin's touchdown with some big plays. Sims does not see enough work to be useful in standard leagues, but he is always on the low-end FLEX radar in PPR leagues. That will certainly be the case in a great matchup next week against New Orleans.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed four times for eight yards and caught three passes for 31 yards in the Bucs' Week 12 loss to the Colts.

Sims got the majority of his touches in garbage time. He wasn't part of the gameplan even with the Bucs playing from behind most of the second half. Sims will be a low-end PPR FLEX against the Falcons in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed ten times for 43 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 11 upset of the Eagles.

Sims mixed in behind Doug Martin in a game where Tampa Bay dominated time of possession and was able to feed the ball to its running backs voluminously. Sims' touchdown came on a gutty lob by Jameis Winston in the red zone, and was defended poorly by Eagles DC Byron Maxwell. Sims will be a low-end flex option when the Bucs visit the Colts in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed five times for 18 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 10 win over the Cowboys, catching 2-of-5 targets for 13 yards as a receiver.

Sims' 31 yards from scrimmage were his fewest of the season. Sims is averaging 10 touches per game, but is a stretch as an RB3 outside PPR leagues.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Charles Sims rattled off 78 yards on eight carries, caught one of two targets for four yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' Week 9 loss to the Giants.

Sims saw extended snaps following Doug Martin’s fumble early in the second quarter. But that only lasted until he fumbled himself. Sims was able to salvage the day with a highlight reel run in the fourth quarter. That play went for a gain of 59 yards and included a number of broken tackles. Martin out-touched Sims 13 to nine on Sunday. We’d expect a similar split next week against the Cowboys.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 10:30:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed six times for 22 yards and added three catches on four targets for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 8 win over the Falcons.

Only one of his nine touches went for more than seven yards. This was Sims’ lightest workload since Week 4 against Carolina. With Doug Martin thriving, Sims is barely on the RB3 radar.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed 10 times for 49 yards and secured two of three targets for 17 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

He played a big role in the first half with eight carries for 51 yards. Sims also had a 43-yard run called back on a holding penalty. He turned the ball over on a desperation lateral on the Buccaneers’ final play from scrimmage. Sims got two series all to himself in the second quarter and will continue to get looks behind starter Doug Martin. Look for Sims to get a similar workload next week against the Falcons.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Charles Sims rushed 12 times for 51 yards and caught four passes for 85 yards in the Bucs' Week 5 win over the Jaguars.

Sims rotated with Doug Martin, but got the majority of his snaps in pass situations. He failed to convert his only goal-line carry, and was vultured by Martin on the next play. Sims has looked good the last two weeks, but is only a FLEX option in games where the Bucs' project to be playing from behind. Sims could have some success in the pass game against Washington in Week 6.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
4Dan LeFevour
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Mike James
4Storm Johnson
5Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Dan Vitale
WR11Mike Evans
2Louis Murphy
3Donteea Dye
4Freddie Martino
5Evan Spencer
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Kenny Bell
3Adam Humphries
4Russell Shepard
5Jonathan Krause
6Bernard Reedy
WR31Louis Murphy
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Cameron Brate
3Luke Stocker
4Brandon Myers
5Kivon Cartwright
LT1Donovan Smith
2Gosder Cherilus
3Taylor Fallin
LG1J.R. Sweezy
2Caleb Benenoch
3Josh Allen
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Dietrich-Smith
3Ben Gottschalk
RG1Ali Marpet
2Dominique Robertson
RT1Demar Dotson
2Kevin Pamphile
3Leonard Wester
4Kelby Johnson
K1Roberto Aguayo