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34 Charles Sims RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/214 | Birthdate: 9/19/1990 | Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA | Team: Tampa Bay | College: West Virginia | NFL Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 166.50
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Charles Sims lands on short-term IR


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) The Buccaneers have placed running back Charles Sims (ankle) on short-term injured reserve, according to NFL.com. Sims will be eligible to practice after Week 6 and eligible to play after Week 8.

Report: Charles Sims to be placed on IR/DTR


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) The Buccaneers are planning on placing rookie running back Charles Sims on IR/designated to return after undergoing ankle surgery, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

That move would allow the team to bring Sims back with fresh legs during the season.


Buccaneers have seven players sidelined vs. Dolphins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) The following players will not suit up for the Buccaneers Saturday night against the Dolphins in preseason action: Da'Quan Bowers, Steven Means, Mike Jenkins, Alterraun Verner, Charles Sims and Damaso Munoz

Mike James, Bobby Rainey to compete for backup spot


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/15/2014) The Buccaneers have said all offseason that the envision more than one running back doing most of the damage against opposing defenses, but those plans took a hit when rookie Charles Sims suffered an ankle injury that will cost him at least the first nine weeks of the NFL season. 

The injury should open the door for Mike James and Bobby Rainey to compete for a spot in the rotation with starter Doug Martin in Tampa Bay. Through one preseason game Rainey has 25 yards on six carries and James has 12 yards on three carries. James has a 20-yard catch while Rainey hasn't caught a ball yet. Both backs had experience running the ball last season with the Bucs and each caught a few passes, but James got the chance first and played well until getting hurt. Then Rainey came in and did well to close out the season. 

It's too soon to pick one of these guys as a handcuff to Martin for Fantasy but because Rainey saw playing time before James in their first preseason game we'd give him the nod for now. 


Ankle surgery to sideline Charles Sims for 12-14 weeks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims is set for surgery on his right ankle and will miss more than half the regular season, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Sims was taken in the third round of the draft.


Buccaneers down three players against Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Buccaneers cornerbacks Alterraun Verner, Mike Jenkins and running back Charles Sims will not play against Miami on Saturday, according to the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday.

Charles Sims wearing walking boot due to ankle injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Buccaneers running back Charles Sims missed practice Thursday due to a sprained ankle. He was spotted on the sidelines with a walking boot on his right leg, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Charles Sims 'a perfect fit' in Bucs' offense


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Rookie Charles Sims (6-foot, 214 pounds) is the Buccaneers' most physically imposing running back, and he's "a perfect fit" for coordinator Jeff Tedford's offense, reports the Tampa Tribune.

"He's a big guy that's very elusive, has great feet, really good skills running or catching the football and running routes," Tedford told the paper. "He understands pass protections. For a young guy, he's picked that up really, really well."

Sims caught 203 passes in his college career and runs a 4.48 forty, making him one of the team's fastest players.


Bucs sign rookie Charles Sims


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/12/2014) The Buccaneers announced Thursday that they have signed rookie running back Charles Sims, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Sims was drafted in the third round from West Virginia. He's expected to compete for playing time with starter Doug Martin and play on passing downs.


Bucs could rely on multiple running backs


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin might not be a workhorse for Tampa Bay this season under new offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Tedford said he believes in alternating running backs, and behind Martin is rookie Charles Sim, Mike James and Bobby Rainey.

"I think you have to alternate," Tedford said Tuesday. "I don’t believe that one back can carry the load. It’s just too physical. I think you probably need to have two to three guys to bring different things to the table. But I think you at least need to have two to be able to spell them here and there and keep them healthy and tat type of thing. That's the goal to try and create some depth right there where there's not a dropoff when one guy comes in and another guy goes out. There's no dropoff. We just keep going."

Martin played in only six games last season before suffering a shoulder injury against Atlanta that eventually landed him on injured reserve. James and Rainey were both productive as replacement backs. Sims, at 6-foot, 214-pounds, is a bigger back who caught more than 200 passes in college.


Bucs website hints at Charles Sims role


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/30/2014) The official website of the Buccaneers lays out a scenario where rookie Charles Sims will take "a handful of carries in [Doug Martin's] place and perhaps also (serve) as the third-down back."

This gels with what coach Lovie Smith said about Sims earlier this month, complimenting his hands and saying he "gives us a little more in the passing game than what we've had." 

Sims caught 45 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns at West Virginia last season. 


Looks like Charles Sims could land passing downs role


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/19/2014) When Lovie Smith mentioned to the media that rookie running back Charles Sims "gives us a little more in the passing game than what we've had," it suggested that the rookie is already slotted into a role as the passing downs back for the Bucs. 

This is important to note, Fantasy fans, because Doug Martin has previously displayed that he's a good receiver out of the backfield. He caught 49 passes for 472 yards as a rookie and 12 passes for 66 yards in six games last season. By not having that role as part of his regular workload, Martin could lose anywhere from three to eight touches per week to Sims. 

Naturally, Martin is still going to start and remain the primary rusher for the Bucs so long as he's effective. But we think Sims will be locked into that passing-downs role if he can keep up the good hands through training camp. If Martin were to lose playing time it would not be a lock that Sims would pick up the reps -- this is a team that still has Mike James and Bobby Rainey on it. They can work rushing downs. 

Martin is still a Top 12-ish Fantasy running back. Sims is worth a mid- to late-round pick in all leagues, especially and obviously PPR formats. 


Lovie explains the Charles Sims pick


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/19/2014) Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith explained why he and the team wanted to draft West Virginia running back Charles Sims ahead of other rookies like Devonta Freeman and Tre Mason. 

"We have an excellent running back coach who liked Matt Forte when no one else did," Smith explained per the Tampa Bay Times. "Tim Spencer came up to me after the Senior Bowl talking about Charles Sims. ... We just felt like Charles would bring something else (to our backfield). I'm talking about as a pass catcher out of the backfield. He has excellent hands, great quickness. He gives us a little more in the passing game than what we've had."

Sims exhibited some of those hands during a recent minicamp, running routes into open space and seamlessly catching them before running upfield.


Charles Sims worth a late-round look in Fantasy


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/13/2014) After rolling for 1,496 total yards and 14 touchdowns in his last season at school, Buccaneers rookie Charles Sims figures to be a key role player right away for the Bucs behind starter Doug Martin. He'll compete with Mike James and Bobby Rainey for playing time in training camp, but he's the one we'd draft as a handcuff to Doug Martin (or as a reserve rusher in deeper leagues). Sims can be found with a late-round pick in seasonal leagues, a mid- to late-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a late-second to third-round choice in rookie-only drafts.  

Bucs pick up RB Charles Sims


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) With the 69th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers selected West Virginia running back Charles Sims .

Considered a bit too upright a runner but still versatile, Sims found a way to post big numbers in college, rolling for 1,095 yards on 208 carries with 11 touchdowns last season, adding 401 more yards and three more scores on 45 receptions. His versatility is a big plus for him as it is for the Bucs, who can use him as a passing downs back or as a jack-of-all-trades backup to starter Doug Martin.