Bobby Rainey
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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.

2MugsFF | Sep 19th
Should see plenty of touches even if Martin is back. It's a great matchup...Atlanta has been awful versus running backs this year. The Tampa Bay Times has reported that he will start.
Rotoworld | Sep 19th
Bobby Rainey rushed 10 times for just 33 yards in Tampa Bay's 56-14, Week 3 loss to the Falcons, catching seven passes for 64 yards while also losing two fumbles.
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 19th
Sans Keanu Reeves, the replacements have officially arrived. After the injury imp and unspeakable off-the-field incidents rocked the fantasy world a week ago, standouts Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram and Ryan Mathews will give way to promoted backups Knile Davis (We hope), Matt Asiata, Khiry Robinson and Donald Brown. Decisions, decisions. On this week’s decisive program, Brad ...
Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 19th
Rainey has fantastic upside against a Falcons D that is allowing the most fantasy points to running backs.
FFLockerRoom | Sep 18th
From a Bucs beat writer, they say that Rainey will start tonight in Atlanta not just because of Martin's knee but because the coaches really like him.
Fantasy Sports LR | Sep 18th
The Falcons haven't tackled anyone this year, after coming into the season notoriously weak on run D. Assuming Martin doesn't go, trust Rainey for a big week.
Fox Sports | Sep 18th
This ranking assumes that the reports of Martin not playing are correct. If Martin plays, Rainey goes to around RB30.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Sep 18th
If Doug Martin is out Rainey is a solid start
Breaking Football | Sep 18th
Shoots up rankins if Dougie is out, as matchup bodes well.
Rotoworld | Sep 18th
Coach Lovie Smith said the Bucs are planning on using a committee at running back for Thursday night's game at Atlanta.
RotoBaller | Sep 16th
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues (especially if you are a Doug Martin owner) ANALYSIS: If you drafted Doug Martin this season and are a knowledgeable fantasy sports player you might already own Bobby Rainey. With Martin being scratched just before game time in week two, Rainey stepped in and ran like a bat out […]
The Fantasy Fix | Sep 16th
Week two of the National Football League is officially in the books. And with that, fantasy football fans are looking towards the waiver wire to see if their team can be improved in any way. Some fantasy footballers will react — or, overreact — to their players performances unjustly during this period. Plenty of buzz […]
ESPN | Sep 9th
Christopher Harris discusses adding Bobby Rainey in Week 2.