|Week 8 (MIN) - Average||7.5||34.0||0||2.0||14.0||0||4|
|Week 8 (MIN) - Dave Richard||8||37||0||2||16||0||4|
|Week 8 (MIN) - Jamey Eisenberg||7||31||0||2||12||0||4|
|2014 Season - Average||81.5||336.5||1.5||19.0||166.5||1.0||51|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||98||405||1||16||122||1||50|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||65||268||2||22||211||1||50|
|Current Player Ranking: 63|
|Red Zone Stats|
|11||38||1|| 57.9||2||1||6||1|| 8.0|
|10/22/2014||Bobby Rainey, RB TB||LeGarrette Blount, RB PIT|
|10/22/2014||Chris Johnson, RB NYJ|
Marques Colston, WR NO
Bobby Rainey, RB TB
|Le'Veon Bell, RB PIT|
|10/22/2014||Bobby Rainey, RB TB|
Doug Martin, RB TB
|Jerick McKinnon, RB MIN|
Brandon Bolden, RB NE
Rank Among Leaders
Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey gets limited work Week 6
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/12/14) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey received limited work Week 6.
Rainey had only seven carries for 42 yards. While he performed well when running the ball, the Bucs had to abandon the run game early. By halftime, the team was down 35-0. Rainey was targeted three times in the passing game, but failed to come up with a catch. Rainey is on a bye Week 7.
Touchdown doesn't change much for Bobby Rainey
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/6/14) Yes, Bobby Rainey scored a touchdown on a 9-yard scamper Week 5 at New Orleans, but it was one of only nine touches he had all day. By comparison, Doug Martin had 17 and played nearly twice as many snaps.
In other words, nothing has changed for Rainey in terms of Fantasy value. He remains one of the better handcuff options in the game and has shown enough in a reserve role to give his owners some hope of him overtaking Martin someday, but that day has yet to arrive.
Rainey deserves to be owned in Fantasy, but your bench is the best place for him.
Bobby Rainey scores touchdown in Week 5 loss
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/5/14) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey rushed for 21 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown Sunday, adding 21 yards on three catches in his team's 37-31 overtime loss to the Saints in Week 5.
Rainey put the Buccaneers ahead for the first time in the game early in the third quarter, running untouched into the end zone from nine yards out. He was out-touched 17-9 by starter Doug Martin and the two backs were similarly effective. Rainey has managed 220 yards on 47 carries, and Sunday's score was his first rushing touchdown of the year, though he did catch a touchdown in Week 1. The Buccaneers host the Ravens in Week 6.
FFT Blog: Looking at the most-dropped list
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/1/14) At the Fantasy Football Today blog, we took a look at the most-dropped players in CBSSports.com leagues.
The five most-dropped players are Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and tight end Niles Paul, Chargers running back Donald Brown, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams and Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey.
You probably won't regret dropping Williams or Paul given their injuries, and Cousins' next few matchups will probably bring out more bad habits. However, if Brown is available in your league (as he is in 19 percent of leagues), you might want to snatch him. He has a tough matchup in Week 5, but we think he can run all over the Raiders in Week 6.
Doug Martin doesn't give Bobby Rainey a chance
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/28/14) In his return from a knee injury Week 4 at Pittsburgh, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin led the way with 14 carries. The second-most went to the player who thrived in his absence, Bobby Rainey. He got only four.
That's mostly good news in Fantasy, but for the Rainey owners, perhaps it isn't. Certainly, you'd rather see one of the two backs carry the load rather than another timeshare, but maybe Martin isn't the one to do it. He scored a touchdown, sure, but he gained only 40 yards on those 14 carries, giving him 2.1 yards per carry on the year.
Rainey, by comparison, is averaging 4.9 yards per carry. True, he owes much of that to the 144 yards he had on 22 carries against the Rams in Week 2, but despite the two early fumbles Week 3 at Atlanta, he still finished with 105 total yards in that game, 64 on the receiving end.
Ideally, if you own Martin, you own Rainey and vice versa. Whichever gets the carries looks like he'll get the vast majority of them. But I still have some doubts as to which running back will emerge in the long run.
Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 8
Some new free agents to consider this week, namely Bryce Brown and Tre Mason. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his favorite targets ahead of Week 8 in his Playing the Waiver Wire.
Week 8 Fantasy Trade Values
if you're in the hunt for a Fantasy title through seven weeks, it's time to add to your roster. Dave Richard helps you execute ther right trades in your leagues with his Fantasy Trade Values.
Week 7 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Justin Forsett has emerged from a crowded backfield in Baltimore, but should he be started in Fantasy in Week 7? Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Week 7 Fantasy Trade Values
Is now the time to trade or trade for Ronnie Hillman after his career-best day in Week 6? Our Dave Richard helps you get the better end of your Fantasy deals this week.
Flacco throws 5 TDs, Ravens rout Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens were intent on getting their season back on track, and there was nothing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could do to stop them.
|We got a kick out of Bobby Rainey breaking out last year for the Bucs, but it came while Doug Martin and backup Mike James were on the shelf. Rainey will compete for playing time in camp this summer with the Buccaneers and if he's fortunate he'll end up with a couple of touches per game. It's not enough to consider spending a draft pick on Rainey unless it's crystal clear that he's the handcuff to Martin. We'd say the odds are against him now that James is healthy and rookie Charles Sims are in the fold.
(Updated 5/28/14) |