Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims underwent surgery on Saturday for a broken ankle and will miss 12 to 14 weeks as he recovers, according to CBS Sports. Sims, the Buccaneers' third-round draft pick, was expected to see work early as part of a committee involving himself, Doug Martin , Bobby Rainey and Mike James. Sims totaled 45 total yards in the Buccaneers' first preseason game.
Well, the Buccaneers' backfield is suddenly a bit less crowded. This is a tough break for Sims, who was impressive in camp and his first preseason game. But as Sims' value drops, Martin's rises. Sims was a favorite among fantasy analysts to take carries from the third-year Martin. Now Martin will battle just Rainey and James for work. As for what to do with Sims in a draft, it's simple: Don't pick him unless your league is very, very deep and carries an IR spot. He'll still be on the waiver wire late in the season if you find yourself desperate.