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Bobby Rainey | Running Back

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 212
College: Western Kentucky
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 15 - 10:24 PM

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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.
Apr 24 - 5:27 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.
Mar 10 - 8:24 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

Bobby Rainey (ankle) returned to Bucs practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

The Bucs' No. 3 back now has a shot at suiting up on Sunday against the Panthers. He'll only be in for 2-3 touches if he plays, however.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

It's not a good sign for his Week 15 status. Rainey should be considered no better than questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:08:00 PM

Bucs declared RB Bobby Rainey, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, LB Mason Foster, WR Robert Herron, LT Anthony Collins, TE Brandon Myers and DT Clinton McDonald inactive for Week 14 against the Lions.

With Rainey (ankle) sidelined, expect Charles Sims to see more passing down work. Collins (elbows) absence means the Bucs will turn to Oneil Cousins at left tackle. Seferian-Jenkins (back) and Foster (Achilles) are week to week.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Rainey shed his walking boot on Thursday, but isn't going to play after not practicing this week. Solomon Patton will replace him on punt returns.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) has shed his walking boot, but remained sidelined at Bucs practice Thursday.

The Bucs' No. 3 back appears poised to miss Sunday's game against the Lions.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Rainey is currently in a walking boot and should be considered questionable for Week 14. The Bucs signed WR/KR Solomon Patton, a sign that they don't expect to have him on punt returns.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Bobby Rainey rushed once for 11 yards and caught two passes for 41 yards in the Bucs' Week 13 loss to Cincinnati.

Firmly behind Doug Martin on the depth chart, and now "competing" with Charles Sims for reserve duty, Rainey currently has no value in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:33:00 PM

Bobby Rainey caught 4-of-6 targets for 18 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

He added one rush for 3 yards. Rainey is clearly behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims in the running-game pecking order, but appeared to be the passing-down back for Tampa Bay. That role is unlikely to generate value outside of deep PPR leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Bobby Rainey
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Louis Murphy
3Donteea Dye
WR31Louis Murphy
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Luke Stocker
4Cameron Brate
LT1Donovan Smith
2Kevin Pamphile
LG1Logan Mankins
2Jeremiah Warren
C1Donovan Smith
2Joe Hawley
RG1Ali Marpet
2Matthew Masifilo
RT1Gosder Cherilus
K1Connor Barth