Barber did not log an offensive snap in Sunday's 35-32 overtime win over the Chargers.
Analysis: Barber's role was limited to special teams in the Week 18 thriller, while starter Josh Jacobs handled a full workload out of the backfield with 26 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown to go along with a pair of receptions. Barber wraps up his 2021 regular season with 55 total carries for 212 yards and two scores in 10 games. He also added 10 catches on 13 targets for 67 receiving yards. Expect the aforementioned Jacobs to maintain his workhorse role in a wild-card matchup against the Bengals on Saturday.
Jan 11, 2022 6:45 AM EST
Barber rushed for three yards on six carries and caught both of his targets for nine yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Colts.
Analysis: Barber struggled to get anything going on the ground Sunday, but he still earned six more touches than fellow backup Jalen Richard despite logging two less offensive snaps. Meanwhile, starter Josh Jacobs totaled 80 yards and found the end zone as he projects to lead the backfield once again versus the Chargers in Week 18.
Jan 3, 2022 9:27 PM EST
Barber rushed for 22 yards and a touchdown on five carries and he caught his only target for no gain in Sunday's 17-13 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Barber finished Sunday's contest with 22 less carries than starter Josh Jacobs, but the former found the end zone early in the third quarter for the Raiders' only rushing score of the game. Barber once again worked ahead of fellow backup Jalen Richard, who picked up nine yards on two total touches. Nonetheless, expect Jacobs to retain his workhorse role Week 17 against the Colts.
Dec 28, 2021 5:34 AM EST
Barber carried the ball five times for 34 yards and brought in his only target for 12 yards in Monday's 16-14 win over the Browns.
Analysis: Barber operated as the No. 2 running back behind Josh Jacobs on Monday, playing on just 13 of the Raider's 69 offensive snaps. Fellow back Jalen Richard logged 11 offensive snaps in the contest. The nearly even split between the team's two backups certainly limits the potential of both players to do any damage statistically while running behind Jacobs. Heading into the home stretch of the fantasy season, Barber is nothing more than a handcuff that would likely be in a timeshare if Jacobs was to suffer an injury.
Dec 22, 2021 5:00 AM EST
Barber caught two of three targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 48-9 loss to the Chiefs. He also added seven rushing yards on one carry.
Analysis: Barber was relatively uninvolved as the Raiders fell behind by 35 points in the first half of Sunday's tilt, resulting in a pass-heavy game script for quarterback Derek Carr as starting running back Josh Jacobs tallied single-digit rushing attempts. Barber's playing time should remain limited against the Browns in Week 15, and fellow backup Jalen Richard may return from the reserve/COVID-19 list soon.
Dec 13, 2021 12:58 AM EST
Barber caught his only target for two yards in Sunday's 17-15 loss to Washington. He also returned one kickoff for 24 yards.
Analysis: Barber played just five offensive snaps behind starter Josh Jacobs, despite fellow reserve Jalen Richard's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Fellow running back Kenyan Drake is slated to miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle, however, so Barber figures to remain active against the Chiefs in Week 14.
Dec 6, 2021 1:20 AM EST
Barber is active for Sunday's game against Washington.
Analysis: Barber is back in uniform Sunday, with Jalen Richard on the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, Barber doesn't seem likely to handle many touches in the Raiders offense unless Josh Jacobs or Kenyan Drake suffer any injury setbacks in Week 13.
Dec 5, 2021 12:38 PM EST
Barber is inactive for Thursday's game against the Cowboys.
Analysis: Barber is the odd man out Thursday, with Jalen Richard back in the mix and slated to handle change-of-pace work behind Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake.
Nov 25, 2021 12:28 PM EST
Barber took his only carry for three yards in Sunday's 32-13 loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: Barber began the Raiders' opening drive with a three-yard rush in his first appearance since Week 4, but he did not see the field for the remainder of Sunday's contest despite Jalen Richard's (ribs) inactivity. Regardless of Richard's Week 12 availability in Dallas, Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake will continue to dominate touches out of the backfield.
Nov 23, 2021 4:36 AM EST
Barber is not among the Raiders' inactives for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Analysis: Barber will thus re-enter the Raiders' backfield mix, with change-of-pace option Jalen Richard (ribs) inactive, but he'll presumably work behind Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake in Week 11.
Nov 21, 2021 12:02 PM EST
Barber (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Kansas City.
Analysis: Barber will be a healthy scratch for a fifth consecutive game. Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake and Jalen Richard will handle the rushing duties in Sunday's primetime matchup.
Nov 14, 2021 4:03 PM EST
Barber (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Analysis: Barber was a healthy scratch for the previous three games heading into the Raiders' Week 8 bye, and that trend will continue Sunday. Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake and Jalen Richard will handle the backfield work for Las Vegas.
Nov 7, 2021 9:12 AM EST
Barber is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Analysis: With Barber having been made a healthy scratch by the Raiders, Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake and Jalen Richard will handle the team's running back duties Sunday. Barber is off the fantasy radar until or unless injuries hit the team's backfield.
Oct 24, 2021 12:12 PM EST
Barber (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Barber had shaken off a turf toe injury that had cost him the Week 5 tilt against the Bears by Wednesday of this past practice week, but he'll still take a seat Sunday. The availability of Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake and the recently activated Jalen Richard make Barber expendable against Denver and could serve to do the same in subsequent contests.
Oct 17, 2021 12:09 PM EST
Barber (toe) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.
Analysis: Barber managed just one limited showing last week as he contended with a mild case of turf toe. While he was listed as questionable for this past Sunday's game against the Bears, the Raiders ultimately included him on the inactive list. Now that he's back to logging all activity in practice, Barber suddenly is a part of a crowded backfield after the team activated Jalen Richard from IR for Week 5. All of Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake, Barber and Richard are the running backs available to the offense, meaning one of Barber or Richard could be candidates for healthy scratches moving forward.
Oct 13, 2021 4:38 PM EST
Barber (toe) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Bears.
Analysis: It's no surprise Barber is sitting out on a short week after picking up a mild turf toe injury last Monday against the Chargers. While Barber logs the first of what could be a few absences Sunday, the Raiders will ride Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake and Jalen Richard out of the backfield.
Oct 10, 2021 11:45 AM EST
Barber (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears after returning to a limited practice Friday.
Analysis: Previous reports suggested that Barber was dealing with a mild case of turf toe that could sideline him for a few weeks. His return to practice Friday suggests that may not be the case, but he's stiff iffy for Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff. Even is he is active for the contest, we wouldn't expect Barber to be a big part of the Raiders' offense, with top back Josh Jacobs not carrying a Week 5 injury designation and Kenyan Drake on hand to work in a complementary/change-of-pace role versus Chicago.
Oct 8, 2021 2:00 PM EST
Barber has been diagnosed with mild turf toe, according toIan Rapoport of NFL Network.
Analysis: On the plus side, the report notes that Barber didn't fracture his foot, but the running back is still seeking opinions and undergoing additional tests to determine a course of action and timetable for his recovery. For now, we'll consider Barber iffy, at best, for Sunday's game against the Bears, with Rapoport suggesting that he may end up missing a few weeks. If that's the case, Josh Jacobs figures to handle the bulk of the Raiders' early-down down work in the meantime, while Kenyan Drake maintains his complementary/change-of-pace presence.
Oct 6, 2021 9:08 AM EST
Barber hurt his foot during Monday's road game versus the Chargers.
Analysis: Prior to his departure in the first quarter, Barber had one kick return for 25 yards, while Josh Jacobs logged both of the carries for three yards in his return from a two-game absence. If Barber is unable to get back into the game, the Raiders will be down to Jacobs and Kenyan Drake in the backfield.
Oct 4, 2021 6:23 PM EST
Barber may have a reduced workload in Monday's road game against the Chargers with Josh Jacobs (ankle) active.
Analysis: With Jacobs available for the first time since Week 1, it remains to be seen how the backfield will break down Monday, but Barber could split early-down reps with Jacobs while Kenyan Drake retains much of the change-of-pace work. Still, Barber is active himself, so he may earn enough snaps to be a viable option versus a Chargers defense that has allowed an NFL-worst 5.5 yards per carry to running backs this season.
Oct 4, 2021 4:26 PM EST
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