Bobby Rainey remains sidelined by a foot injury. He is not trending towards playing this weekend.
Fantasy Impact: Rainey has been surpassed by Charles Sims and Doug Martin in the Tampa backfield. He isn't a fantasy option even if he plays. This news is really more relevant to Martin and Sims not losing the few touches that Rainey could receive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.