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RB Bobby Rainey - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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Week 13: vs Cincinnati Bengals

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Recent Stats and Projections

9 at CLE 19 87 0 3 1 34 0 0
10 vs ATL 6 14 0 5 4 42 0 0
11 at WAS 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 at CHI 1 3 0 6 4 18 0 0
13 vs CIN PROJ-Dodds 1 * * 3 * * *
13 vs CIN PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs ATL (6 / 14 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)

The veteran made his bones in the passing game today, including a nice 17-yard gain up the flat where he dipped inside a tackle and back to the sideline. He often made the first man miss just enough for extra yards and was very close to breaking tackles or much more. However, his work from the backfield as a runner wasn't as impressive, but neither he, Sims, nor Mike James did anything to separate themselves from the pack. Atlanta filled gaps and shut down the ground game often enough that it was barely a factor during the first half.

2014 Week 11 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rainey took a backseat to Charles Sims as far as snap count. Rainey played 19 snaps compared to Sims 31. He also was not heavily utilized when he was in the game, only receiving 5 carries and 1 target out of the backfield compared to Sims' 13 carries and 4 targets out of the backfield. Rainey looked especially sluggish on his early carries not hitting the hole hard. He was immediately replaced by Sims who ran for 23 yards on two carries immediately after replacing Rainey. Sims was largely ineffective for the remainder of the day, however. Rainey did see one checkdown target out of the backfield that he couldn't hang on to. Overall, Sims was the main back used against the Redskins. He had triple the amount of touches Rainey received. Rainey only received a carry on 25% of the snaps he played as well.

2014 Week 12 vs CHI (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 18 / 0 rec)

Rainey saw most of his work in the passing game on third down in this game, taking a back seat to Doug Martin and Charles Sims. Rainey only carried the ball once for 3 yards, but he did see 6 targets out of the backfield. It's clear that Rainey is number three on the depth chart right now after his ineffectiveness earlier in the season. He did see snaps on 3rd downs which resulted in McCown checking the ball down to him a few times, but he was not apart of the Buccaneers game plan at all in this one. Rainey didn't see that many fewer snaps than Martni and Sims (25 of 79), but he wasn't in on many running plays and had no designed passes called for him.


Latest News

Buccaneers | Charles Sims emerges as lead back (Mon Nov 17, 10:17 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims emerged with a team-high 13 carries and 36 yards rushing in Week 11. RB Bobby Rainey started the game, but Sims took over the bulk of the work after the first series. Sims caught three passes and ran in short-yardage situations as well.

Our View: It wouldn't surprise us to see Sims start the next game. The rookie has a fine all-purpose skill set, but he didn't do a whole lot in Week 11 with an expanded role. In certain matchups, we'd consider him a flex play.
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Buccaneers | Charles Sims' role to gradually increase (Wed Nov 12, 10:02 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims' role is expected to gradually increase as long as fumbles don't be come an issue. RB Bobby Rainey was better at catching passes in Week 10.

Our View: Sims has a skill set similar to that of a poor man's version of Matt Forte. We're intrigued by his upside, but the RB/OL situation in Tampa is pretty ugly right now. Sims is nothing but a desperation 'what the heck' flex against Washington in Week 11.
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