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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
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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. Dec 14 - 5:45 PM

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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.
Dec 14 - 11:55 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.
Dec 12 - 2:42 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.
Dec 11 - 6:10 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.
Dec 10 - 2:08 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.
Dec 7 - 11:35 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.
Dec 6 - 2:35 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.
Dec 4 - 2:18 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.
Dec 3 - 2:14 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.
Nov 30 - 5:33 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.
Nov 23 - 5:04 PM

Bobby Rainey was held to four yards on five carries in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins.

Rainey played on the Bucs' first series, but took a backseat to Charles Sims for the rest of the game. He's now disappointed in two straight weeks with Doug Martin sidelined, and appears to be behind Sims on the depth chart. With Martin a candidate to return next week, Rainey could be relegated to third-string duties.
Nov 16 - 5:17 PM

Bobby Rainey rushed for 14 yards on six carries in the Bucs' Week 10 loss to the Falcons.

He added four catches for 42 yards. Rainey got the start, but each of he and Charles Sims received 10 touches. Sims totaled 40 yards and lost a fumble. Rainey was far from impressive, as he picked up a good chunk of his yards on the Bucs' final garbage-time possession. We'd still say Rainey has the edge over Sims, but Doug Martin (ankle) could be reentering the mix next week. Rainey is talented, but this has become a muddy backfield to avoid.
Nov 9 - 5:16 PM

Bobby Rainey rushed 19 times for 87 yards and caught a 34-yard pass in the Bucs' Week 9 loss to Cleveland.

Rainey was the catalyst of Tampa Bay's first-half offense, but OC Marcus Arroyo inexplicably turned away from him in the second half, where Rainey only handled four carries. The Bucs went on to lose 22-17 to the Browns. With Charles Sims likely to make his NFL debut against Atlanta next week, Rainey's flex start-ability may be short lived. The Buccaneers have one win on the season and are looking to play their pups. Sims was a too-70 pick in May's draft.
Nov 2 - 4:24 PM

With Charles Sims and Doug Martin not playing in Week 9, Bobby Rainey is a candidate for 20-plus touches against the Browns.

Mike James will mix in as Tampa Bay's breather back. The Browns rank 30th in Football Outsiders' adjusted run-defense DVOA, and Rainey should get a nearly-full workload. He's suddenly a mid-range to high-end RB2 in this cupcake matchup. The Bucs have given James just 11 carries and one catch all year.
Nov 2 - 11:10 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Mike Glennon
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Bobby Rainey
4Mike James
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Bobby Rainey
WR11Vincent Jackson
2Robert Herron
3Solomon Patton
WR21Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
WR31Russell Shepard
TE1Brandon Myers
2Cameron Brate
K1Patrick Murray