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43 Bobby Rainey RB
Height/Weight: 5-8/212 | Birthdate: 10/16/1987 | Birthplace: Griffin, GA, USA | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Western Kentucky | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 42/6 | Average Draft Position: 162.25
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Goldson, Foster among notable questionable for Buccaneers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Buccaneers ruled running back Bobby Rainey (wrist) as probable for Sunday's game against the Packers. He was the only player on Tampa Bay's final injury report for Week 16 deemed probable.

Safety Major Wright (ribs) was ruled out. Meanwhile, the following players were deemed questionable: Cornerback Isaiah Frey (ankle), linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles), safety Dashon Goldson (shin), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (hamstring), tackle Kevin Pamphile (ankle) and wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot).


Buccaneers list 10 players on final injury report for Week 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) The Buccaneers have listed 10 players on its final injury repory for Week 15 against Carolina. Linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles), defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (hamstring), wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot), running back Bobby Rainey (ankle), tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) and safety Major Wright (ribs).

Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tackle Anthony Collins (elbow), linebacker Lavonte David (concussion) and tight end Brandon Myers (calf).


Buccaneers without two tight ends for Week 14 against Lions


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Buccaneers tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Myers are inactive for Week 14 against the Lions. Seferian-Jenkins missed Week 13 with a back injury and Myers missed with a calf injury. 

Other inactives for the Bucs include RB Bobby Rainey, WR Robert Herron, LB Mason Foster, T Anthony Collins and DT Clinton McDonald


Buccaneers' Lavonte David among questionables for Bucs Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Buccaneers released their final Week 14 injury report and the following players are listed as questionable: Anthony Collins, Clinton McDonald, Brandon Myers, Bobby Rainey, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Lavonte David and Mason Foster.

Major Wright, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Luke Stocker and Crezdon Butler are listed as probable. The Bucaneers take on the Lions Week 14.


Buccaneers missing four players at Thursday's practice


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) The Buccaneers were without running back Bobby Rainey, tight ends Austin-Seferian Jenkins and Brandon Myers and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald at Thursday's practice

Rainey injured his ankle in Week 13's loss to the Bengals and also missed practice on Wednesday. Seferian-Jenkins (back) and McDonald (hamstring) both missed Week 13. 

Lavonte David (hamstring) and Luke Stocker (concussion) both practiced

The Bucs take on the Lions in Week 14. 


Bucs RB Bobby Rainey out with ankle injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey injured his ankle in the Week 13 loss to the Bengals and was unable to practice Wednesday, reports the team's website. Tampa Bay visits Detroit on Sunday.

Doug Martin shows he's still the lead guy


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/30/2014) Though he also led the team in rushing in his return from an ankle injury Week 12 at Chicago, gaining 27 yards on 11 carries isn't any sort of statement. So Doug Martin made sure to leave no room for doubt Week 13 against Cincinnati. He had 18 carries to Charles Sims' five and Bobby Rainey's one and wasn't all that terrible with them, picking up 58 yards and a touchdown.

His numbers would have looked better if he didn't have just 3 yards on six carries in the second half. He got off to a great start, even showing the burst that made him a Fantasy stud two years ago on his 7-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, but faded from there.

Ultimately, his claim to the starting role is bad news in Fantasy. He hasn't offered anything close to stud production in the two years since his rookie season, and the Buccaneers' insistence on sticking with him only blocks two potentially more useful options in Sims and Rainey.

If you're going to start a Buccaneers running back Week 14 at Detroit, it should be Martin, but you're better off not starting any of them.


Several players chip in Sunday for Buccaneers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Running back Charles Sims led a small contingent of Buccaneers who pitched in offensively to a Sunday loss to Cincinnati. He tied for the team lead with four catches for 49 yards, but was held to just six yards on five carries.

Fellow back Bobby Rainey managed just one run for 11 yards, but had a 29-yard reception down on a failed last-ditch drive down the stretch. Tight end Cameron Brate managed his first NFL reception that went 17 yards while wideout Louis Murphy was held to just one catch for seven yards.


Bucs looking for 'the answer' for lackluster running game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) The Buccaneers have struggled to run the football in 2014, and coach Lovie Smith knows it too well. The Bucs have rushed for fewer than 100 yards in eight of their last nine games and rank second to last in the NFL in rushing yards per game (84.0 ypg).

"A defense can just tee off on you if you can’t run the football," Smith said, per The Tampa Tribune. "When you can’t run the ball consistently in this league, it hurts."

The Bucs did rush for more than 100 yards in each of their first two games. Since then, they are averaging 73.8 rushing yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry.

The Bucs are averaging 21.7 run plays per game, which is the second-fewest in the NFL. Only one time this year has a Bucs' running back carried the ball more than 20 times. Offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo admits it might be time to change that, and get running backs Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey more carries.

"We haven’t tried that yet," Arroyo said when asked if the solution might be as simple as calling 30 or more rushing plays per game. "Maybe that is the answer."


Buccaneers backfield remains unproductive


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) The Buccaneers turned away from running back Charles Sims in Week 12, as Doug Martin got the start in a 21-13 loss to the Bears Sunday.  

Martin led the team in carries with 11, but ended up second among the team's running backs in all-purpose yards, as he finished with 11 carries for 27 yards and one catch for 4. Sims had just six carries, but rushed for 22 yards and added 11 yards on his two receptions.

Bobby Rainey also got involved, mostly in the passing game, where he finished with 18 yards on four receptions, however it is clear Martin and Sims are the main contenders for carries at this point. Martin has done little all season to earn the benefit of the doubt, but Sims also failed to impress when given the chance.

At this point, none of the Buccaneers' backs looks like someone you want to pin your hopes on for Fantasy purposes. Heading into Week 13 against the Bengals, it might be best to avoid this backfield.  


Bucs backup runners do little Week 12


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) The Buccaneers backup running backs did little Week 12 against the Bears.

Charles Sims got the most work, gaining 22 yards on six carries. He also caught two passes for 11 receiving yards. Bobby Rainey received just one carry, gaining 3 yards. He was a much bigger threat in the passing game, picking up three receptions for 18 yards. Fullback Jorvorskie Lane carried the ball one time for 2 yards.

They'll take on the Bengals Week 13. 


Bucs remain committed to run


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Buccaneers rank 28th in rushing with 85.8 yards per game, and they mustered just 48 yards on 21 carries in the Week 11 loss at Washington. But quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, who calls the offensive plays, said the team won't abandon the run.

"We're going to continue to try to do it," he told ESPN.com. "The passes and rushes were pretty balanced in the [Washington] game. There might not be 5-, 8- or 10-yard rushes in there, but there were some plays in there where it could have been. There were a couple of times where it gets close and we trip over our own guy. It's getting there."

Running back Doug Martin could return this week from his ankle injury, joining Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey in the backfield. Tampa Bay visits Chicago on Sunday.


Charles Sims getting more work than Bobby Rainey


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey got the start in Week 11 against the Redskins, but he quickly took a backseat to rookie Charles Sims in the 27-7 win.

Neither back was particularly effective in the win, but Rainey hardly got the chance to show what he could do. He finished the game with just 5 rushing yards on four carries, while Sims had 13 carries for 36 yards. The duo's struggles came against a Redskins defense that has allowed just one of their last four opponents to average more than 4 yards per carry on the ground.

Rainey has been productive when given the chance this season, but it looks like Sims might get the bulk of the work down the stretch. If you have to own one of the Bucs' backs, Sims looks like the one at this point. 


Bucs' Sims, Rainey total 40 rushing yards in Week 11 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Buccaneers running backs Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey totaled 40 rushing yards and 8 receiving yards during a 27-7 win Week 11 at Washington.

Rainey drew the start in place of the injured Doug Martin (knee) Sunday, but it was Sims who got most of the carries out of the backfield. He had a team-high 36 rushing yards on 13 carries. Rainey had just 4 yards on five carries.

In the passing game, Sims was targeted four times, totaling three catches for 8 yards. Rainey had no catches and one target.

The Bucs are back in action Week 12 at Chicago.


Bucs RB Bobby Rainey draws another start Week 11


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey drew the start Week 11 at Washington with Doug Martin still sidelined due to an ankle injury. It's Rainey's third straight start.

Rookie Charles Sims is also expected to be involved in the running game Sunday with Martin sidelined.


Buccaneers RBs struggle to stand out in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) The Buccaneers split the workload in the backfield pretty evenly in Week 10, but none of their options really stood out in a 27-17 loss to the Falcons.

Bobby Rainey got the start at running back for the Buccaneers, but was a non-factor in the rushing game, finishing with just 14 yards on six carries. However, neither of the team's other options did much more, as Mike James had just 16 yards on four carries, while Charles Sims had 23 yards on eight carries in his first action.

Rainey made more of an impact in the passing game, catching four for 42 yards, but that might not be enough to keep him in the starting role. The Buccaneers are looking for someone who can run the ball well, and until they find a go-to option, the door is open.

Rainey is the more proven commodity, and should be valued more than Sims for Fantasy purposes moving forward. However, the team probably also wants to see what they have in Sims, their third-round pick this year, so he will get his chance. At this point, both probably have just low-end value for Week 11 against Washington. 


Bobby Rainey does his damage as a receiver


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey gained just 14 yards on six carries Sunday against the Falcons, but he salvaged his performance by catching four of five targets for 42 yards. Rainey has 11 catches over the past three games.

He'll visit the Redskins in Week 11.


Charles Sims active, Doug Martin out vs. Falcons


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Falcons, backing up Bobby Rainey, while Doug Martin (ankle) is inactive for the second straight game. Sims had ankle surgery right before the season and spent the first half of the season on short-term injured reserve.

Sims is a terrific receiver who caught 203 passes in his college career.


Bobby Rainey may have to share load still


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2014) Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey validated himself again Week 9 at Cleveland, contributing more than 100 total yards of offense as a fill-in for Doug Martin. So with Martin still nursing an ankle injury, Rainey should be in line for similar numbers Week 10 against Atlanta, right?

Not necessarily. See, rumor has it rookie Charles Sims is finally going to be activated after missing the first nine weeks because of ankle surgery. With their starter down for a favorable matchup, why wouldn't the Buccaneers give him a try?

Well, because he'll be playing for the first time ever after rehabilitating a serious injury, and the Buccaneers, as you may have heard, already have a pretty good running back in Rainey. That doesn't mean Sims can't overtake Rainey (and Martin) in time, but I suspect it'll be a gradual thing.

If the Buccaneers fall behind big like they did in their first meeting with the Falcons back in Week 3, every down will be a passing down, and they've always liked using Rainey in those situations (he had seven catches for 64 yards in Week 3). But even if that doesn't happen, Rainey is an advisable play since he should still get the majority of the carries. The Falcons rank 25th against the run, allowing 128.0 yards per game, and have given up the most Fantasy points per game to running backs.


Bobby Rainey again thrives with feature role


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) After sitting out Week 9 at Cleveland because of a sprained ankle, Buccaneers starting running back Doug Martin has now missed three games this year, and in all three, backup Bobby Rainey has gone for more than 100 yards combined rushing and receiving.

His most impressive effort came Week 2 against St. Louis, when he had 144 yards on 22 carries and 30 on three catches, but Week 9 was noteworthy in its own right. He had 87 yards on 19 carries and 34 on his only catch.

And that was with him having just four carries in the second half of a game that became something of a shootout -- or at least as much of one as the Buccaneers and Browns can have. Just imagine if he got an even workload from start to finish.

When you consider Martin's season-high in combined yards is only 74, you have to wonder why the Buccaneers would even go back to him, but since they've done it once before, you can't discount that possibility. Still, as the backup of an injury-prone running back whose performance alone has him on thin ice, Rainey is nothing short of must-own in Fantasy.


Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey hot, then cold, in Cleveland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) It appeared that Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey would run wild Sunday in Cleveland as a replacement for featured back Doug Martin. But he only ran wild for a while.

Rainey rushed for 22 yards on four attempts in the team's first possession, raced 34 yards with a screen pass minutes later, and continued to shred a poor Browns run defense. He ran 23 yards up the middle early in the second quarter and finished the first half with 80 yards on 15 carries.

The Browns, however, held him to just seven yards on four carries and no catches thereafter. Rainey will seek a more complete effort against visiting Atlanta next Sunday, though the possible return of Martin could severely limit his reps.


Rainey in, Martin out as Buccaneers feature back Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) As expected, Buccaneers (former?) feature back Doug Martin has been ruled out of the Week 9 clash in Cleveland. An ankle injury prevented him from practicing this week and had him deemed doubtful. Bobby Rainey is set to start in his place.


Report: Bucs RB Charles Sims might not play Sunday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Although Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims was activated from short-term IR, the team could hold him out of Sunday's game at Cleveland, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Instead the Bucs might give running back/receiver Marcus Thigpen some carries behind Bobby Rainey, the report said.

Thigpen just got promoted from the practice squad. Running back Doug Martin (ankle) is not expected to play.


Bobby Rainey could star in Week 9


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) With Doug Martin expected to sit out with an ankle injury and Charles Sims' debut possibly another week away, Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey could be in line for a big workload in Week 9 against the Browns this Sunday.

Rainey has been the team's best back this season, even if he hasn't been able to earn the role that would come with that. He should get the chance Sunday, and has a good matchup to show off against a Browns defense that ranks among the 10-worst in the league against running backs, allowing 20.4 Fantasy points per game.

The Browns held the Raiders' backs in check last week, limiting them to just 10 Fantasy points, but that came a week after they surrendered 28 to what had previously been a hapless Jaguars ground game. Rainey doesn't have much of a track record, but he still makes for a solid starting option this week, though more as a No. 2 back. 


Bobby Rainey looks better than Doug Martin again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) Granted, Doug Martin didn't play at all in the fourth quarter because of an ankle injury, but even before his departure, fellow Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey was the more effective of the two. In terms of running the ball, their numbers were similar -- Martin had 10 carries for 27 yards and Rainey had eight for 25 -- but Rainey played a much bigger role in the passing game, catching six passes for 41 yards.

True, the Buccaneers prefer Rainey on passing downs, and he's remained a relevant contributor in that phase of the game since filling in for an injured Martin in Weeks 2 and 3. But as a runner, he's been at least on par with Martin and probably even better. For the season, he has averaged 4.6 yards per carry to Martin's 2.9.

Rookie Charles Sims' eventual return from an ankle injury could complicate the situation, but if I own Martin, I'm handcuffing Rainey to him. And if I'm desperate for running back help, I might add Rainey even if I didn't own Martin. Injury or not, changes are coming.