|Week 14 (BUF) - Average||16.3||68.0||1.0||1.7||7.7||0||12|
|Week 14 (BUF) - Dave Richard||16||78||1||1||5||0||13|
|Week 14 (BUF) - Jamey Eisenberg||18||77||1||2||9||0||13|
|Week 14 (BUF) - Nathan Zegura||15||49||1||2||9||0||10|
|2013 Season - Average||23.3||93.3||0||4.7||34.3||0||5|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||70||280||0||14||103||0||24|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Current Player Ranking: 12|
|Red Zone Stats|
|14||29||2|| 50.0||2||2||9||1|| 4.3|
|12/04/2013||Le'Veon Bell, RB PIT|
Jarrett Boykin, WR GB
Torrey Smith, WR BAL
Dwayne Bowe, WR KC
|A.J. Green, WR CIN|
Bobby Rainey, RB TB
Chris Johnson, RB TEN
Dez Bryant, WR DAL
|12/04/2013||Vernon Davis, TE SF|
Andre Ellington, RB ARI
Bobby Rainey, RB TB
Danny Amendola, WR NE
Tom Brady, QB NE
|Ben Roethlisberger, QB PIT|
Calvin Johnson, WR DET
Knowshon Moreno, RB DEN
Tony Gonzalez, TE ATL
|12/04/2013||Bobby Rainey, RB TB|
Josh Gordon, WR CLE
Jordy Nelson, WR GB
|Dan Bailey, K DAL|
Keenan Allen, WR SD
Alshon Jeffery, WR CHI
Rank Among Leaders
|Bobby Rainey a good option to start Week 14 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/4/13) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey has had two disappointing performances since breaking out for 163 rushing yards and three touchdowns (two rushing) during a 41-28 win Week 11 vs. Atlanta. Well, Rainey finally might break his slump Week 14 vs. Buffalo.
In Rainey's defense, he's faced two pretty good run defenses the last two weeks in the Lions and Panthers. Running backs have averaged just 61.6 rushing yards per week against Detroit and 71.3 rushing yards per week against the Panthers.
Running backs are averaging just 15.3 Fantasy points per week against the Bills, which is tied for the 10th-lowest average, but running backs are averaging 108.1 rushing yards per week. Running backs have also totaled five rushing touchdowns in the last three games against Buffalo. The trend has started to change against Buffalo, as running backs have averaged 24 Fantasy points the last three weeks.
Even though Rainey is coming off two bad games, the Bucs continue to feed him the football. The last time he had a favorable matchup, he went off against the Falcons. Rainey could be in for another good game Week 14, so Fantasy owners have to give strong consideration to starting him.
|Bobby Rainey unable to get going again |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/1/13) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey, who had only 35 yards on 18 carries last week after breaking out for 163 on 30 in Week 11, couldn't get anything going again Week 13 at Carolina, accumulating 63 yards on 17 carries and 8 on two catches.
He did pick up the pace a little in the second half after rushing for just 17 yards on nine carries in the first, breaking off runs of 16, 9 and 11 yards on the Buccaneers' first two drives, but for the most part, the Panthers' third-ranked run defense swallowed up holes before Rainey had a chance to find them.
Rainey was again the Buccaneers' primary ball carrier, with no other running back getting a single carry. He'll look make better use of that workload with a much more favorable matchup Week 14 against the Bills.
|Bobby Rainey has nightmare opponent this Sunday |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/27/13) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey -- who broke out with a 163-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 11 against the Falcons -- came back to earth in Week 12, gaining just 35 yards on 18 carries against Detroit.
Week 13 brings a matchup against the Panthers, who have been brutal against opposing running backs, allowing the fifth-fewest Fantasy points per game. They've allowed four touchdowns to running backs all season, and just one -- C.J. Spiller -- has run for 100 yards.
Rainey has breakout potential -- and the Bucs have been far more balanced with the pass and run recently (Mike Glennon has averaged 22 pass attempts in each of the past four games), so he could see 18-20 carries -- but this is a tough matchup. If better options are available, Rainey can be left on the bench.
|Lightning doesn't strike twice for Bobby Rainey |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(11/24/13) One great game does not a featured back make. It remains to be seen after Sunday if Bobby Rainey will display the consistency needed to take that job and run with it, at least temporarily, for the Buccaneers.
Rainey followed his 163-yard explosion in Week 11 with a dud against an albeit strong run defense in Detroit. Rainey started slow, then slowed down further. He managed just 11 yards on his first six carries, struggled through one stretch in which he gained 11 yards on eight attempts, and finished with 35 yards on 18 tries.
It won't get any easier next Sunday when his team plays at rugged Carolina.
|Suggestion: Take Bobby Rainey with a grain of salt in Week 12 |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(11/20/13) Before Fantasy owners jump on the Bobby Rainey bandwagon, they should think about the possible consequences of taking such a premature leap. Yes, the new Buccaneers featured back exploded for 163 yards and two touchdowns in Week 11, but a few factors suggest that could have been a one-hit wonder rather than a trend.
One must consider that not only were the Falcons not keying on Rainey, but they also own one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. Atlanta ranks 30th in the league in rushing yards surrendered and 28th in YPC given up.
Sunday foe Detroit will provide a far sterner test for Rainey. The Lions have yielded just 946 yards on the ground, which ranks fifth. And their explosive offense is capable of forging a sizeable lead, especially at home, that would force the Bucs to throw.
This is not to suggest that Rainey isn't a must pickup in all leagues or that he should remain on the bench of Fantasy owners fortunate enough to have him on their rosters. He should make a viable second back or flex option. But consider yourself warned that he likely won't match or even approach his numbers of a week ago.
|Bobby Rainey will battle for a spot along the running back depth chart in camp with the Ravens this summer. He's a long shot to produce decent stats, so keep him off of standard rosters. (Updated 4/26/13) |