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RB Bobby Rainey - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5-7, 208Born: 10-16-1987College: Western KentuckyDrafted: ---

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Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 17 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rainey fumbled and lost a punt return deep in Tampa Bay's red zone in the 3rd quarter, leading to a Cam Newton rushing touchdown.

2015 Week 16 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rainey handled his usual punt and kick return duties, but was spelled on one kickoff by WR Donteea Dye. Rainey did muff 2 punts in the 3rd quarter, recovering both himself. The first was without incident, but the 2nd fumble was nearly recovered by Chicago before Rainey fell on it.

2015 Week 15 vs STL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rainey held down his usual kick and punt return duties, and did not see any carries or targets on offense.

2015 Week 14 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Handled kickoff and punt return duties, mostly touchbacks and fair catches. Returned one kickoff for 31 yards. Did not record significant snaps on offense.

2015 Week 13 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rainey handled his usual kickoff and punt return duties, losing 1 kickoff return to Donteea Dye in the 3rd quarter. He had a nice 28 yard punt return in the 3rd quarter to set the Bucs up in good field position for a field-goal scoring drive.

2015 Week 12 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rainey handled kick and punt return duties, breaking a few tackles on a 2nd quarter punt return, but otherwise having a slow day as most of Indy's kickoffs were touchbacks.

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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