Rainey caught a 13-yard pass off of two targets in Thursday's loss to Philadelphia. The catch was just Rainey's third touch since New York's Week 8 bye. Thursday was the veteran's first game with double-digit offensive snaps since the bye as he has settled into more of a special-teams role after looking like a potential scatback earlier in the year.
Rainey (calf) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.TV reports. Rainey was limited in practice all week due to a calf injury, but it won't prevent him from suiting up and providing depth in the New York backfield Sunday. Rashad Jennings has taken back over as the lead back since his Week 6 return, but Rainey still logged 39 total offensive snaps in the two weeks prior to the Week 8 bye, in addition to his regular role on special teams. Though he'll be active and presumably have a complementary role to Jennings, it's a tough fantasy matchup given the fact that the Eagles have allowed just four rushing touchdowns this season.
Rainey (calf) is questionable to play Sunday against the Eagles. Rainey wasn't thought to be injured heading into the Giants' Week 8 bye, but he was limited in every practice this week and may become a game-time decision for Sundays divisional matchup. In such a scenario, look for Rashad Jennings, Orleans Darkwa and Paul Perkins to split the available work out of the backfield.
Rainey was limited during Wednesday's practice due to a calf injury, SNY.tv reports. Rainey's injury provides Rashad Jennings, Orleans Darkwa, and rookie Paul Perkins with additional reps out of the backfield, although Rainey's status for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles remains up in the air.
Rainey had six carries for 13 yards and two catches for 16 more Sunday against the Ravens. Rainey's getting work subbing in for Rashad Jennings and coming out of the backfield on passing downs. Rookie Paul Perkins looks quicker and more explosive than either veteran, but apparently his pass blocking is poor, given Rainey a chance to continue in this role.
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