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 | 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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Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey to start

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:33:34 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey will start in Week 3. The decision is not primarily because of RB Doug Martin's (knee) injury, but also because the team really likes Rainey.

Fantasy Tip: Martin will still be involved, but his stock in the near term has fallen considerably. Rainey ($4,700; 9.4% of your cap) is a better play on FantasyScore than Martin ($5,900; 11.8%) right now.

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

Buccaneers | Tampa to use RB committee

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:20:35 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) and RB Bobby Rainey are expected to split carries in Week 3 and in the near future.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has more upside than Rainey, but Rainey has the hot hand. Martin ($5,900; 11.8% of your cap) and Rainey ($4,700; 9.4%) are good flex options this week on FantasyScore. Rainey might be the better play of the two with Martin coming off of an injury.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin should play in Week 3

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:41:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) has a good chance to play in Week 3 on Thursday Night Football. The team held him out of the Week 2 game to ensure that he would be ready for Week 3 at Atlanta. RB Bobby Rainey, who had 22 carries for 144 yards in Week 2, could be heavily involved as well.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned this week for further details on how much of a timeshare we can expect moving forward.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 620 WDAE Tampa - Tom Krasniqi

Buccaneers | Doug Martin iffy to play

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:35:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is unlikely to play Sunday, Sept. 14, in the opinion of beat writer Tom Krasniqi. RB Bobby Rainey is expected to see more action in Week 2, regardless of Martin's status.

Fantasy Tip: Martin might be too risky to play ($4,700; 9.4% of your cap on FantasyScore) at this point. Rainey is a solid bargain buy ($3,700; 7.4%) as a flex option for Week 2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 620 WDAE Tampa - Tom Krasniqi

Buccaneers | Doug Martin fine physically

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:38:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's (leg) leg injury in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers wasn't the reason why he wasn't on the field during crunch time late in the game, according to head coach Lovie Smith. "Bobby Rainey had come and had given us a little bit of life, and as I've mentioned we want to play more than one running back throughout. So it was just a perfect time to keep both of them involved," Smith said. Martin is physically fine, despite having nine carries for just nine yards in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Rainey is worth considering for a waiver wire addition in standard leagues, as he may see more work moving forward, especially if Martin is ineffective. Martin's FantasyScore salary against the St. Louis Rams in Week 2 is affordable ($4,700; 9.4% of cap), but you have to wonder if he presents you with the best bang for your buck in what could become more of a committee approach.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey and Mike James likely to compete for backup job

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:15:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey and RB Mike James are likely to compete for the back up running back job behind Doug Martin. RB Jeff Demps may also be in the mix as a situational player.

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

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