By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 8:36pm EST
While, Bobby Rainey did start on Sunday he shortly got surpassed by Charles Sims. Rainey only produced four yards on his five carries, while Sims got 36 yards out of his 13 yards. There has not been a stellar RB performance in the Tampa Bay backfield, but it would be a surprise if Rainey regained his starter label. (Source: Yahoo Sports
Fantasy Impact: It's about time to jump off the Rainey ship in fantasy leagues. With Doug Martin eyeing his return & Charles Sims being favored by the coaches, it doesn't look like there will be much work left for Rainey.
By Clinton Ho, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 9th 12:58pm EST
Doug Martin will be sidelined again in Week 10 with an ankle injury. Bobby Rainey will get the start after a solid outing in Week 9. (Source: FOX News
Fantasy Impact: Bobby Rainey should provide solid RB2 numbers as the Atlanta Falcons defense ranks 22nd in run defense. There is reason to temper your expectations though as there has been a lot of hype around the rookie Charles Sims who will be making his season debut.
By Andy Holloway, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 2nd 10:07pm EST
Bobby Rainey started for the Bucs today and rattled off 19 carries for 87 yards, adding a single 34 yard reception.
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners probably hoped for more with news that both Chris Sims and Doug Martin were inactive, but Rainey turned in a productive day. Rainey's role is exceptionally fluid in light of Tampa's every changing backfield. Keep an eye on the practice reports this week and consider him a spot start.
By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 12:46am EDT
Bobby Rainey has looked good so far this season and is now the Bucs' lead back, at least for the short term, now that Doug Martin has gone down to another injury. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: Rainey has averaged 4.6 yards on the season and gained 66 yards total against the Vikings. He should be picked up in all leagues this week and at least stashed on the bench.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 4:36pm EDT
Bobby Rainey carried the ball 7 times for 42 yards in Sunday's blowout loss to Baltimore.
Fantasy Impact: Rainey's fumbles from earlier in the season continue to haunt him. Signs point to Rainey being a better back than Martin, but that doesn't matter if he can't hold on to the ball. Rainey is only a backup and handcuff at this point, but he could receive another chance if Martin continues to stink.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 1:23pm EDT
Bobby Rainey only received 4 carries and managed 2 yards. He did add 1 catch for 16 yards.
Fantasy Impact: For now, Martin is running ahead of Rainey. The good news for Rainey owners is Martin basically stunk with the touches he was given. The RB situation in Tampa seems tumultuous at best until one of the RBs can produce consistently. Rainey should still be owned in 12 team leagues.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 1:25pm EDT
Bobby Rainey finished Thursday's game against the Falcons with 11 runs for 41 yards and 7 catches for 64 yards. He also lost 2 fumbles.
Fantasy Impact: Rainey's day could not have started worse. After committing his first fumble, Lovie Smith did his best Belichick impression and benched him. Backup Mike James came in and was ineffective, so Rainey made his way back into the game. Then, he fumbled again. Rainey managed to salvage his game with decent production, despite the fumbles. This is a situation to watch as Rainey botched his opportunity to take the lead back position. Doug Martin's condition is unknown for now. The RBBC condition is also unknown. Rainey could be a sneaky buy low candidate after Thursday's debacle.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 12:54pm EDT
Bobby Rainey filled in for the injured Doug Martin in Sunday's game against the Rams. He ran the ball 22 times for 144 yards and added 3 catches for 30 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Rainey looked great. He passed the eye test against a defense that kept Adrian Peterson in check last week. Look for Rainey to be a hot waiver wire pickup this week. Doug Martin is expected to be back for Thursday's game, but he was expected to play last week too. Also take into account, this coaching regime has no allegiance to Martin, they will play the better RB. At this point, that running back is Bobby Rainey.
By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 6:12pm EDT
Rainey carried the ball four times for 12 yards. He added two receptions for 8 yards and a touchdown
Fantasy Impact: Rainey scored on an angle route out of the backfield from the 6-yard line. He was underutilized and ineffective aside from the touchdown catch. Keep your eye on Doug Martin's injury. If he misses time, Rainey could be a flex play off the waiver wire.
By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 9:24pm EDT
Rainey impressed during the Bucs preseason opener. He ran for an average 4.2 yards on 6 rushes for a total of 25 yards. He also had a couple good plays on special teams. The Tampa Bay Times says, "(Bobby Rainey) making his case for playing time in a crowded backfield, showed up all over the field in Tampa Bay's 16-10 preseason-opening loss to the Jaguars on Friday night." (Source: Tampa Bay Times
Fantasy Impact: With Rainey's solid play, coupled with Sims' ankle injury, Rainey should now be locked in as a sleeper on all fantasy charts.
RotoBaller | Nov 4th
BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues (PPR and Standard) OWNED IN: 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Much to the delight of fantasy managers and probably the Buccaneers, Doug Martin found himself inactive for this game. Coincidentally, the very young exciting rookie back who has drawn comparisons to Matt Forte named Charles Sims was supposed to come off the […]
Yahoo! Sports | Nov 1st
Get your clipboards and copays ready, it's time for our look around the Week 9 injury landscape. With six teams off the schedule, things are more tidy than usual. The running backs get first audit.
-- Doug Martin (ankle) won't go, which puts Bobby Rainey into the intriguing sleeper pile for Week 9. The Bucs play at Cleveland. To make things a little more complicated, Charles Sims (ankle) is ...