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Bobby Rainey | Running Back | #43

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 212
College: Western Kentucky
Contract: view contract details

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Giants RB Bobby Rainey rushed once for no gain and caught his only target for a gain of eight in Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Packers.
Playing behind Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings, Rainey was only noticed when he fielded a third-quarter kickoff and stepped out of bounds at his own three-yard line, giving the Giants’ horrible field position. It was a bad look on national television with 29-year-old Rainey headed for unrestricted free agency. Jan 8 - 9:03 PM

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Bobby Rainey (calf) is active for Week 9 against the Eagles.

Rainey was listed as questionable, but his status wasn't in doubt after practicing all week. The Giants inactives are QB Ryan Nassib, WR Tavarres King, CB Leon Hall, S Darian Thompson, LB Deonte Skinner, OT Will Beatty, and DE Kerry Wynn.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Bobby Rainey (calf) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Rainey's status shouldn't be in doubt after practicing all week. Even with Rashad Jennings struggling, his pass game role will be limited.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Bobby Rainey rushed once for one yard and "added" one catch for negative two yards Week 7 against the Rams.

With Rashad Jennings back, Rainey has 10 touches the last two weeks. He can be cut in all formats.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 02:00:00 PM

Bobby Rainey earned 13 yards on six carries and caught two-of-three passes for 16 yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 6 win over the Ravens.

He was out-touched by Rashad Jennings 13-8 including 7-3 in the second half. Orleans Darkwa, who served as the lead back in Jennings’ absence, didn’t touch the ball in Week 6. Rainey seems to have asserted himself as second in command behind Jennings, but that role probably won’t amount to much fantasy value. He’ll get the Rams in Week 7.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Bobby Rainey rushed five times for 22 yards and caught six passes for 52 yards in the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Packers.

Rainey had more touches than Orleans Darkwa (7) and Paul Perkins (3). He also played the most snaps with the Giants in comeback mode. Rainey has the most secure role in the Giants backfield. He'll be a low-end FLEX in PPR regardless if Rashad Jennings (thumb) returns in Week 6.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 12:14:00 AM

With Rashad Jennings (thumb) expected to sit, Bobby Rainey should play a big role Week 5 against the Packers.

Playing against a similarly tough run defense last week, Rainey out-snapped starter Orleans Darkwa and tied for the team lead with nine targets. Considering the Packers have allowed just two yards per carry to opposing running backs this season, Rainey could be looking at a similar workload Sunday night. He is a viable PPR play.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 09:04:00 AM

Giants RB Bobby Rainey rushed four times for 22 yards and caught 7-of-9 targets for 43 yards in the Week 4 loss to the Vikings on Monday night.

Filling in for Shane Vereen (triceps, I.R.) as the Giants' pass-game back, Rainey's seven catches and nine targets were both team-highs. He also led all New York running backs in snaps with 30 compared to Orleans Darkwa's 23 and Paul Perkins' 15. Rainey has always had some pass-game chops and is worth a speculative add in 14- and 16-team PPR leagues with Vereen out for at least the next seven weeks. He should have a role even when Rashad Jennings (thumbs) returns to the lineup.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 12:05:00 AM

Giants RB Bobby Rainey should have a role with Shane Vereen (triceps, injured reserve) sidelined.

Orleans Darkwa is expected to see the biggest spike in playing time with Vereen out and could start Monday night if Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) is forced to sit, but Rainey will have a passing-game role even when Darkwa and Jennings are healthy. Rainey caught 33 passes for 315 yards and a touchdown with the Bucs in 2014, and he is a solid add in deeper PPR formats.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Giants signed RB Bobby Rainey, formerly of the Buccaneers.

He joins a backfield stable now comprised of Rainey, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa, and Andre Williams. Rainey, 28, spent the last three seasons in Tampa, rushing 249 times for 990 yards (4.0 YPC) and six TDs. He also caught 51 passes. Versatile with some big-play ability, Rainey will be in the mix for a roster spot with the Giants, but is unlikely to land a major role.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Free agent RB Bobby Rainey visited the Dolphins.

They signed Isaiah Pead instead. Rainey was active for all 16 games last season, but got the ball only eight times on offense after handling it 127 times in 2014. He turns 29 in October.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Bobby Rainey had five carries for 20 yards in the Bucs preseason opener.

Doug Martin started, but Rainey and Charles Sims mixed in with the first team. Rainey didn't enter the game until the second quarter, and remains behind both on the depth chart. The Bucs are likely to use some form of a committee again this season. Rainey figures to back up Martin for early-down work and Sims in passing situations.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 10:24:00 PM

Bucs re-signed restricted free agent Bobby Rainey to a one-year, $1.542 million contract.

Rainey finished last season as the No. 3 back behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims. He averaged 7.9 yards on punt returns and gives Tampa a veteran passing-down option. With the Bucs likely to add a running back in the draft, Rainey won't be guaranteed a roster spot.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Bucs tendered restricted free agent RB Bobby Rainey at the original pick level.

The one-year, $1.542 million tender allows the Bucs to match any offer Rainey might receive on the restricted free agent market. He won't get any offers. Rainey is quietly the Bucs' rushing leader over the past two seasons. It appears the franchise wants to hold onto him as a passing-down option.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 08:24:00 PM

Bobby Rainey was held without a touch in the Bucs' Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Rainey heads into the offseason with zero touches over Tampa's final three games. Rainey showed some juice in between Doug Martin and Charles Sims injuries this season, averaging 4.31 yards per carry while catching 33 passes, but wasn't a favorite of the coaching staff. Now 27, Rainey will be a restricted free agent in the offseason. It's not a guarantee he's tendered a contract by the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Josh Johnson
3Geno Smith
4Keith Wenning
RB1Paul Perkins
2Shane Vereen
3Orleans Darkwa
4Shaun Draughn
5George Winn
GLB1Paul Perkins
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Paul Perkins
FB1Rhett Ellison
WR11Odell Beckham
2Roger Lewis
3Tavarres King
4Kevin Norwood
WR21Brandon Marshall
2Sterling Shepard
3Dwayne Harris
4Darius Powe
WR31Sterling Shepard
TE1Will Tye
2Jerell Adams
3Matt LaCosse
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Martin Wallace
LG1Justin Pugh
2Adam Gettis
C1Weston Richburg
2Khaled Holmes
RG1John Jerry
2Brett Jones
3Jon Halapio
RT1D.J. Fluker
2Bobby Hart
3Michael Bowie
K1Aldrick Rosas