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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:31:02 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, OG Carl Nicks and DE Da'Quan Bowers may be fighting for roster spots once training camp begins, due to increased competition for their jobs. TE Luke Stocker and S Kelcie McCray were also mentioned.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:15:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Bobby Rainey, Mike James, Charles Sims and Jeff Demps will be vying for carries behind RB Doug Martin in training camp. Martin is the team's starting running back, but the team wants to use a rotation in the backfield.
Fantasy Tip: Martin clearly is the starter and should be drafted as an RB1. However, they'll look to spell him when they can. Stay tuned for who stands out as his primary backup during training camp and the preseason.
Fri, 30 May 2014 06:22:37 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is the most likely among the backups to have a weekly role behind starter Doug Martin, in the opinion of Scott Smith, because of Sims' ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Martin will probably cede a few carries and third-down work to Sims.
Fantasy Tip: Mike James and Bobby Rainey profile more closely to handcuff status because of the underrated power in their games. One of them may be a cut candidate. Sims is a decent late-rounds PPR gamble but is unlikely to be considered top dog if Martin were to struggle or suffer an injury. As for Martin's fantasy value, he should still get the lion's share on his way to low-end RB1 numbers; he has plenty of rebound potential.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:35:48 -0800
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey's one-year deal is worth $570,000.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:12:02 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and exclusive rights free agent RB Bobby Rainey agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday, March 5, not two years, as previously reported.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:12:15 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed RB Bobby Rainey to a two-year contract Wednesday, March 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 02:17:37 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey has five touchdowns in his last six games entering the Sunday, Dec. 22, contest against the St. Louis Rams.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 05:52:41 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey had 30 carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns and had a receiving touchdown in Week 11.
Fantasy Tip: Rainey torched the Atlanta Falcons' porous defense. It remains to be seen if he can continue to be a viable fantasy contributor on a weekly basis, but he needs to be owned in nearly all leagues.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:35:09 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said RB Mike James (ankle) will miss the rest of the year with a broken left ankle.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be a huge surprised after it was announced last night that he had fractured his ankle. Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey will combine to split the backfield duties. Both are worth a waiver wire claim as RB depth for your roster.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:59:03 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Brian Leonard will take over as the primary running back after RB Mike James (ankle) fractured his ankle in Week 10. RB Bobby Rainey will back up Leonard.
Fantasy Tip: Leonard should be owned if you are in dire need at the RB position, but mainly just for the increase in workload he'll receive. Don't expect RB2 production all of a sudden, especially since the Bucs will likely mix in Rainey often.
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