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.
Bobby Rainey and Doug Martin will share work in Thursday night's contest in Atlanta, according to Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith. Smith said that he will use a committee approach in the game and declined to name a starter. Martin entered the season as the Bucs' feature back but has struggled with injuries and effectiveness. With Martin inactive in Week 2, Rainey took 22 carries for 144 yards, and added three receptions for 30 yards. Martin was able to practice this week and is expected to play in tonight's game.Fantasy Analysis:
Rainey was one of the most-added waiver pickups this week but apparently will not have the full workload to himself. That's disappointing for fantasy hoping for a repeat performance from him. As for Martin, it's not clear how close he is to 100 percent, but he's fully expected to suit up and play in the game. Depending on Martin's health, expect close to an even split between the two backs with Rainey having the slight edge. Both RBs are best considered flex plays given the committee situation.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/18 - Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, RB Doug Martin expected to share work
9/18 - UPDATE: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin unlikely to play tonight
9/18 - Thursday Night Football injury report: Falcons WR Roddy White, Buccaneers RB Doug Martin inactive
9/14 - Reports: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin won't play today vs. Rams
9/12 - Buccaneers RB Doug Martin goes through another practice, listed as questionable
9/1 - Buccaneers RB Doug Martin may see more work in passing game
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