|Week 15 (SF) - Average||17.0||69.0||0.3||2.7||11.0||0||8.8|
|Week 15 (SF) - Dave Richard||16||72||0||3||13||0||8|
|Week 15 (SF) - Jamey Eisenberg||17||58||1||2||9||0||11|
|Week 15 (SF) - Nathan Zegura||18||77||0||3||11||0||8|
|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: 27|
|Red Zone Stats|
|15||32||2|| 51.7||3||3||9||1|| 5.9|
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|12/11/2013||Dez Bryant, WR DAL||Bobby Rainey, RB TB|
|12/11/2013||Carson Palmer, QB ARI|
Josh Gordon, WR CLE
Jamaal Charles, RB KC
|Jacoby Jones, WR BAL|
Toby Gerhart, RB MIN
Vincent Jackson, WR TB
Bobby Rainey, RB TB
|12/11/2013||Shane Vereen, RB NE||Michael Crabtree, WR SF|
Carson Palmer, QB ARI
Bobby Rainey, RB TB
Rank Among Leaders
|Home game could keep Bobby Rainey in mix as starting option |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/10/13) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey came through in a big way for Fantasy owners in Week 14, totaling 18 Fantasy points as he rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown against the Bills. Now the question beckons: Do you leave Rainey in active lineups or bench him for Tampa's showdown with the 49ers Week 15?
Rainey has totaled at least 11 Fantasy points in three of his last five games. Though, it could be tough for him to get to double-digit Fantasy points in Week 15 since the 49ers have played well against the run.
For the season, running backs average just 15.6 Fantasy points per week against San Francisco, which is the ninth-lowest average. However, running backs have averaged just 83.3 rushing yards, 7.7 receiving yards and 10 Fantasy points per game in the last three weeks. Running backs have totaled nine rushing touchdowns in 13 games and just one in the last three games against San Francisco.
Rainey struggled Week 12 against the Lions and Week 13 against the Panthers, which are two teams that have good run defenses. Though, those games were on the road and this one will be at home. In his last three home games, Rainey is averaging 21 Fantasy points and 111.6 rushing yards per game.
It might not be the easiest matchup, but since Rainey does play well at home, he could be considered a No. 2 Fantasy running back Week 15.
|Bobby Rainey makes first touch count |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/8/13) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey got his day started off right Sunday, rushing for a touchdown on the second play of the game in a Week 14 win over the Bills.
Rainey took his first carry 80 yards for a touchdown, his first since scoring twice in Week 11. He ended up doing little for the remainder of the game, but the early success helped him finish with 127 yards on 22 carries. He added three receptions for -4 yards, in the 27-6 win.
Rainey had just 98 yards in his previous two games, a big disappointment after he exploded four games ago. He now has two 100-plus yard games under his belt since becoming the starting running back, and will try to make it three in Week 15 against the 49ers.
|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.
|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) |