Charles Sims

Buccaneers place Charles Sims (knee) on injured reserve

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed running back Charles Sims (knee) on injured reserve.

What It Means:

Sims was injured on the opening kickoff of Saturday's preseason game, and his absence this year opens the door for undrafted free agent rookie Shaun Wilson and second-year Dare Ogunbowale to make the team. This likely means the third-down role will be Peyton Barber's responsibility rather than rookie Ronald Jones, who has shown inefficiency in the receiving game throughout camp.

Our models still project Jones as the top back on the team, with 704 rushing yards and 4.8 touchdowns on 180 carries, with 33 receptions for 247 yards and 0.8 scores. Whoever takes the lead job for the Bucs should be a top-30 fantasy option at running back this year.