Bobby Rainey

Bobby Rainey

Height: 5' 8"Weight: 212 lbsAge: 30College: Western Kentucky

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
12th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) N/A
Best / Worst N/A / N/A


Bobby Rainey signs with Ravens

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting free agent running back Bobby Rainey signed with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

After Baltimore learned that Kenneth Dixon would be sidelined for the entire 2017 season Tuesday with a torn meniscus, the all of a sudden running back-needy Ravens signed Rainey on Wednesday. The journeyman rusher played the 2016 season with the Giants and accumulated 216 total yards on 37 touches in 15 games. Currently, Rainey holds minimal fantasy value, but it could rise if Terrance West, Buck Allen or Danny Woodhead fall to injury.

Bobby Rainey has a goose egg on Week 9 stat sheet

Bobby Rainey did not accumulate any stats for the Giants in their Week 9 win over the Eagles. Once the Giants' starting back when Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen were hurt, Rainey has become the third back on the depth chart thanks to Jennings' return and rookie Paul Perkins' emergence. Rainey totaled five snaps, all on passing plays.

Fantasy Impact

Rainey has seen his snap count trickle in the past four games from 28 to 27 to 12 and now just five. Rainey primarily plays special teams and no longer looks to be featured as a weapon. It would take an injury or a long stretch of poor play from Jennings and Perkins to make him fantasy relevant once again.

Bobby Rainey totals negative yardage while being sparsely used

Bobby Rainey didn't find many snaps in the Giants' 17-10 win over the Rams despite being the Giants' primary third down back. That appears to be changing. He received one carry for one yard and caught one ball for negative two yards.

Fantasy Impact

A grand total of -1 yards was all Bobby Rainey could manage against an aggressive Rams' defense. Rainey had a few encouraging performances after taking over for Shane Vereen once the latter went on IR. But with Paul Perkins' usage going up it's fair to imagine Rainey will be shelved, much like Orleans Darkwa. If he's still on your roster, replace him with Perkins or someone with significantly greater upside; his only value is if injuries occur.

Bobby Rainey invisible in 27-23 win over Ravens

Bobby Rainey, acting as the Giants' primary third down back, only managed to gain 29 total yards. That included 13 rushing yards on six carries (2.2 ypc) and two receptions for 16 yards. Rainey was targeted in the passing game a total of three times.

Fantasy Impact

Rainey followed up two promising performances while replacing Shane Vereen with a largely ineffective game against the Ravens. Rashad Jennings had more receptions than Rainey while Paul Perkins tied him with receptions and receiving yards. Its unknown how long Rainey will keep the reigns of the third down job with the rookie nipping at his heels. He ought to have it next week against Los Angeles but the Giants could look to go with the higher potential player after their Week 8 bye.

Bobby Rainey shows pass catching ability in 23-16 loss

Bobby Rainey caught all six of the passes thrown to him to account for 52 yards. He also added five carries on the ground for 22 yards and the Giants' longest carry of the night; 14 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Rainey is quickly making an impact as a consistent offensive weapon with Shane Vereen out for the season. He now has 13 receptions for 95 yards in the two games without Vereen to go with 44 rushing yards. He is definitely worth an add in larger leagues or PPR leagues and could be worth a flex look in a bye week situation.