RB Bobby Rainey - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-7, 208||Born: 10-16-1987||College: Western Kentucky||Drafted: ---|
Week 12: at Indianapolis Colts
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Doug Martin exploded all over the Eagles' defense with 27/235/0 rushing last weekend - all told, the Buccaneers had 42/283/0 rushing with Charles Sims' 10/43/0 rushing with 3/46/1 receiving (and Bobby Rainey chipped in 1/5/0 to go with Jameis Winston's 4/0/0). Martin comes into this game red-hot, friends. The Colts' rush D is ranked 21st in the NFL averaging 113.4 yards allowed per game, with nine rushing scores handed out to date. Over the last four weeks, they are in the middle of the league averaging 15.8 fantasy points allowed to opposing backs (19th in the NFL) - Atlanta had 24/100/0 rushing as a team last week after losing Devonta Freeman to an early concussion. Martin has a good matchup to work with here.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 11 vs PHI (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Handled his usual kick and punt return duties. Fumbled his only carry of the game in the 2nd quarter, but center Joe Hawley recovered.
2015 Week 10 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rainey held down his usual kick and punt return duties and did not have any carries or targets on offense.
2015 Week 9 vs NYG (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rainey handled all punt and kick return duties. He had a nice kickoff return negated by a holding penalty in the second quarter. On the play, Rainey nearly broke loose from the pack of defenders for a score, and was pushed out of bounds by the kicker. Recorded 1 carry for 3 yards but did not see significant offensive snaps.
2015 Week 7 vs WAS (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Rainey handled his usual kick and punt return duties, and saw a slight increase in offense snaps after Louis Murphy went down. He was only targeted once, catching a short screen pass at the end of the 2nd quarter on 3rd and 12 and failing to pick up the first down.
2015 Week 5 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rainey handled all kick and punt return duties, and saw limited offensive snaps lined up in the backfield and split out wide. Rainey nearly took a punt to the house at the 9:00 mark in the second quarter, being dragged down from behind after returning the ball 58 yards deep into Jacksonville territory. The Bucs scored their first touchdown of the game just three plays later on a Doug Martin catch and run. Rainey also set the Bucs up in Jacksonville territory again with a 25 yard punt return in the 4th quarter, leading to a Doug Martin TD run.
2015 Week 4 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rainey handled kick and punt return duties for Tampa Bay, as usual, and had several good returns. Rainey was used a for few snaps on offense, but received no carries or targets.
2015 Week 3 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rainey handled all kickoff and punt return duties, fumbling twice while securing kicks, but recovering the ball in time to return it in both cases. He saw a few snaps on offense, but he did not record any carries or targets in the passing game.
2015 Week 2 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Rainey handled all kick and punt return duties for the Bucs, looking solid but not spectacular. He saw extremely limited snaps on offense, receiving no carries and catching his only target of the game for 8 yards on a WR bubble screen as he was split out wide in an empty backfield set.
2015 Week 1 vs TEN (3 / 10 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Rainey operated primarily as a return man. He was solid returning kickoffs and punts. He had a nice 22 yard punt return called back by a penalty in the 2nd quarter, and got a few carries late in the game, as well as recording a 4 yard reception, as Tampa's hopes for victory waned. Rainey isn't worth consideration in fantasy lineups.
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