Bobby Rainey
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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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 30th
With Doug Martin injured and questionable, Rainey has flex appeal against a Browns defense that allows the 7th most points to fantasy backs.
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 ...
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.