Bobby Rainey, RB, Buccaneers
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Jun-30-2014 by Rusty Reeves
Rainey will more than likely slip to fourth on the depth chart because of the addition of Sims. His value is tied to the health of the three guys ahead of him. Rainey led the team in rushing last year, but that hardly means he was good. He is not worth a roster spot unless the Bucs officially give him a larger role in the offense.
Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has changed his opinion of running back Doug Martin as a pass catcher, according to ESPN.com. Smith, whose regime spent a third-round draft pick on RB Charles Sims in May, now believes that Martin is capable of catching the ball out of the backfield. The coaching staff in Tampa Bay believes Martin "used training camp and the preseason to show his versatility." With Sims out until at least Week 10, Martin will lead the Buccaneers' rushing attack and will be assisted by with RB Bobby Rainey and RB Mike James.Fantasy Analysis:
Martin's outlook has improved substantially in the last few weeks following the Sims injury. Now, with this news, Martin looks like an every-down back for the Buccaneers. And the recent addition of left guard Logan Mankins will improve the Tampa Bay line. Martin looks as though he'll approach RB1 territory just from sheer volume of touches. If your league hasn't drafted yet, Martin's well worth the second-round pick it'll take to get him -- if he's still available at that point.
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