Bobby Rainey news, rumors and stats

 

Bobby Rainey

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running Back

Ht: 5.7 | Wt: 212

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Week By Week

YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2013CLE613342.62004194.750017530
2013TBB101375323.885011272.45101485591
Average:75283330823410833061
Total:15056635015464101656121

Buccaneers | Charles Sims emerges as lead back

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:17:33 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims emerged with a team-high 13 carries and 36 yards rushing in Week 11. RB Bobby Rainey started the game, but Sims took over the bulk of the work after the first series. Sims caught three passes and ran in short-yardage situations as well.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Sims to be the guy for the remaining six games as the team looks toward the future. He could be a cheap flex option the rest of the way, and Rainey's run of FantasyScore relevance is likely over for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Greg Auman

Buccaneers | Charles Sims' role to gradually increase

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:02:34 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims' role is expected to gradually increase as long as fumbles don't be come an issue. RB Bobby Rainey was better at catching passes in Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Sims ($4,500; 9.0% of your cap) needs to show us more before we use him on FantasyScore. Rainey is cheaper at $4,400, and we see no reason he shouldn't continue to be their leading rusher in the short term.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Greg Auman

Buccaneers | Doug Martin could take backseat

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:35:56 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin could be relegated to a backup role behind a two-man committee in RBs Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims.

Fantasy Tip: Rainey ($4,900; 9.8% of your cap) is a solid RB2 option on FantasyScore this week against the Atlanta Falcons. Charles Sims ($4,000; 8.0%) has received a lot of hype the last couple of weeks without taking a snap. He's in the flex option mix, but Rainey has performed well enough to warrant more opportunities.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat Yasinskas

Buccaneers | Three options to return punts

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:00:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy, WR Marcus Thigpen and RB Bobby Rainey are options to return punts in the team's Week 9 game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Ira Kaufman

Buccaneers | Bucs have faith in Doug Martin

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:30:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is averaging just 2.5 yards per carry this year, but quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, who is acting as the interim play-caller, is happy with the play of Martin. "I like the things Doug has done," Arroyo said. "Our run game has to improve, obviously, overall. We believe that as a staff that starts with us. I think wholeheartedly we need to continue to find out what exactly it takes to get us back on track in the run game. There's going to be some finer points, detail and those things execution-wise." Arroyo doesn't mind giving RB Bobby Rainey carries, but he believes that Martin is still the team's leading running back.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is cheap this week at FantasyScore ($4,700; 9.4% of cap). He's worth consideration against the Baltimore Ravens if you're looking for an under-the-radar option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat Yasinskas

Buccaneers | Nine touches for Bobby Rainey

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:09:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey carried six times for 21 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints, and he added three receptions for 21 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Rainey's role in the offense has shrunk since the return of Doug Martin from injury last week. However, if Rainey continues to produce, and Martin continues to stumble, Rainey could possibly play his way into a more favorable timeshare. He is worth keeping around on most fantasy rosters, but should only be started in the deepest of leagues.

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Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey sees five touches

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:57:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey had just four rushes for two yards in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he added one catch for 16 yards.

Fantasy Tip: With Doug Martin active and apparently at full strength, Rainey is a reserve again. Fantasy owners will not want Rainey in the active lineup unless Martin suffers some sort of injury again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Buccaneers | Doug Martin expects to play

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:17:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) said he expects to return in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "The knee's coming along just fine," Martin said. "Full go in practice, and I expect to play in this upcoming game." RB Bobby Rainey started in the backfield for the two games that Martin missed.

Fantasy Tip: Martin could be a bargain at $5,900 (11.8% of cap) in his first game back at FantasyScore, but he remains a risk. How much will he split with Bobby Rainey if he's not back to full strength?

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat Yasinskas

Buccaneers | No timetable yet on Josh McCown

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:15:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said it is too soon to tell how long QB Josh McCown (thumb) may be out following his thumb injury suffered Thursday, Sept. 18, in a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Smith also didn't address whether or not QB Mike Glennon might get a chance to start at quarterback even if McCown is healthy.

Fantasy Tip: Neither quarterback warrants much fantasy consideration, but the loss of the veteran McCown could hurt Vincent Jackson and Bobby Rainey's fantasy potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey productive

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:54:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, starting in place of injured RB Doug Martin (knee), led the team with seven catches for 64 yards Thursday, Sept. 18, against the Atlanta Falcons. He rushed 11 times for 41 yards in a lopsided loss.

Fantasy Tip: Rainey was a solid play in PPR leagues and well worth his $4,700 price tag on FantasyScore. Martin should soon return to the fold and take away some of his touches, however.

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