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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.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:44:27 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) said he is happy with the progress he has made in his recovery from an ankle injury and that he has been able to run and cut. James would not say if he will participate in the team's upcoming minicamp.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:52:24 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) is set to have surgery on his shoulder Friday, Nov. 15. RB Mike James (ankle), who is also out for the season, underwent surgery Thursday, Nov. 14, after fracturing his ankle in Week 10. Head coach Greg Schiano is expecting both players to be healed in time for next year.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:20:06 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Michael Hill off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad. RB Mike James (ankle) was placed on Injured Reserve.
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.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:24:56 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) had X-rays which revealed a fractured ankle, according to a source. He is out indefinitely.
Fantasy Tip: With James out of action, Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey saw the bulk of the carries. Rainey actually looked pretty good late in the game, scoring his first touchdown of the season. He might be the best bet for carries going forward.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:20:16 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have ruled RB Mike James (ankle) out for the remainder of the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins. He suffered a left ankle injury in the first quarter, and was carted off to the locked room.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:52:53 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) suffered what the team is calling an ankle injury in the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins, and listing him as questionable to return.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:50:46 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) left the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter due to an apparent left ankle injury. He was carted off to the locker room.
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