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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
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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. Oct 23 - 2:00 PM

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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.
Oct 16 - 5:35 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.
Oct 10 - 12:14 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
Oct 8 - 9:04 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.
Oct 4 - 12:05 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
Oct 1 - 10:00 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.
Apr 10 - 6:26 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.
Mar 31 - 5:09 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

Bobby Rainey did not touch the ball on offense in Week 15.

Rainey did return one kickoff for 25 yards, but he's been weeded out of the Bucs' running back rotation in favor of Doug Martin and Charles Sims.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Bobby Rainey is active for Week 15 against the Browns.

Rainey will return kickoffs and pitch in behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims. Avoid the Bucs' running backs in Week 15 fantasy lineup decisions. Tampa Bay's Week 15 inactives are WRs Robert Herron and Solomon Patton, S Major Wright, LB Mason Foster, LT Anthony Collins, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and DT Clinton McDonald.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Rainey practiced on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday. His return would turn the Bucs' backfield back into a three-man timeshare. We're avoiding Tampa Bay's backfield like the plague in the fantasy football semifinals.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Josh Johnson
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Orleans Darkwa
3Bobby Rainey
4Paul Perkins
5Shane Vereen
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Orleans Darkwa
3RB1Bobby Rainey
2Shane Vereen
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Tavarres King
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Will Beatty
LG1Justin Pugh
2Bobby Hart
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
K1Josh Brown
2Robbie Gould