Bobby Rainey

#43 RB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 212 lb Age: 28 College: Western Kentucky Bye 6,18,19,20,21

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Nets no yards on returns, has fumble in season finale

    Rainey did not net any yards on his sole punt return and also lost a fumble in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers. The fourth-year pro had a rough afternoon by fumbling on his only punt return, a mistake the Panthers would eventually convert into an early second-half touchown. Rainey lost the ball at the Buccaneer's 22-yard line after having gained five yards, leading to a recovery and three-yard return by the Panthers' Joe Webb. Although he ranked ninth in the NFL with 9.9 yards per punt return and averaged a solid 24.7 yards on 19 kickoff runbacks, Rainey did cough up the ball a total of seven times (recovering six) in 2015. He also was used sparingly from scrimmage after having totaled 938 yards rushing and 342 through the air over his first two seasons in Tampa. The 26-year-old only received eight total touches in 2015, largely as a result of Doug Martin's participation in all 16 games and Charles Sims' impressive emergence as the pass-catching back. Having only having signed a one-year restricted free agent tender with the Bucs prior to the 2015 season, Rainey heads into the offseason with uncertain prospects for the 2016 campaign.

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    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Nets zero yards on two punt returns, fumbles twice in Week 16 loss

    Rainey did not net any yards on two punt returns, fumbling twice but recovering both. It was an unusual afternoon for Rainey, who yielded a kickoff return to rookie Donteea Dye and muffed back-to-back punts in the third quarter as well. Rainey actually gained three yards after recovering the first muff, but those were negated by a holding penalty on Alterraun Verner. Although he was unable to add to his impressive 2015 return totals Sunday, Rainey has amassed 757 combined yards in returns this season.

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    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Gains 38 yards on two kickoff returns in Week 15 loss

    Rainey tallied 38 yards on two kickoff returns in Thursday's 31-23 loss to the Rams. Rainey failed to log any punt returns for the second straight week, and posted two unspectacular kickoff runbacks. The special teamer nevertheless one of the more solid returners in the league, and does an above-average job of setting up the Bucs offense in a favorable position week-to-week.

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    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Gains 31 yards on one kickoff return in Week 14 loss

    Rainey gained 31 yards on one kickoff return in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints, and did not log any punt returns. The Bucs' special teams maven turned in one of his typically solid kickoff runbacks in what was his only opportunity with the ball in Week 14, as he notably failed to log any punt returns for the first time all season. Rainey remains one of the top returners in the league, and will get his next opportunity to shine in Thursday night's road tilt against the Rams.

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    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Totals 80 yards in returns in Week 13

    Rainey totaled 39 yards on two kickoff returns and 41 yards on two punt returns in Sunday's 23-19 victory over the Falcons. The return man extraordinaire had a very productive afternoon, ripping of 20-yard-plus returns on both kickoffs and punts. He ceded one kickoff runback to rookie Donteaa Dye, but otherwise helped set up Tampa in solid field position on three of his four opportunities with the ball. Rainey continues to serve as one of the best return men in the NFL, and his savvy has helped Jameis Winston and the offense largely avoid unfavorable field position throughout the season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Nets seven yards on returns Sunday

    Rainey netted seven yards on one punt return and generated no other statistics in Sunday's 25-12 loss to the Colts. The Tampa special teams ace barely touched the ball Sunday, getting only one opportunity to post a return and not receiving any carries from scrimmage. The one positive was that he did not fumble, after having coughed up the football in each of the prior three games. Rainey will look to resume a more active role in the Bucs' Week 13 showdown versus the Falcons.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Posts five scrimmage yards and 39 return yards in Week 11

    Rainey gained five yards on his sole carry, netted 20 yards on his sole kickoff return, and amassed 19 yards on three punt returns in Sunday's 45-17 victory over the Eagles. Rainey received only his third carry of the season in the blowout, a game in which Tampa set a team record for most rushing yards in a game. He also had another productive day on returns, notching a 10-yard punt runback and also having a 23-yard return called back due to a penalty on Major Wright. Notably, the fourth-year pro also fumbled for the third consecutive week, although as has been the case the previous two games, he was able to recover. Rainey's value continues to be exclusively based on his special teams role.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Tallies three yards on sole punt return in Week10

    Rainey did not post any kickoff return yardage in Sunday's 10-6 victory over the Cowboys, but did net three yards on one punt return. He also fumbled once but recovered. The fifth-year pro had one of his quietest days overall on the season to date, with Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey posting touchbacks on all three of his kickoffs during the game. He did manage to create some excitement and net three yards on his one punt return, which came after he muffed the ball initially on the Bucs eight-yard line. Rainey figures to continue in his role as Tampa's all-purpose return man for the balance of the season, a job that he has generally thrived in throughout the year.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Amasses 91 all-purpose yards in Week 9 loss

    Rainey gained three yards on his sole carry, garnered 87 yards on four kickoff returns, and gained one yard on his sole punt return in Sunday's 32-18 loss to the Giants. He also fumbled once but recovered. Rainey continues to put together solid performances in the return game for the Bucs, and he posted a nice 26-yard runback on a kickoff as part of his 88 total return yards Sunday. The third-string tailback also logged his first carry from scrimmage since the opener, but was only able to gain three yards. Rainey does not figure to see any appreciable playing time outside of special teams unless top running backs Doug Martin and Charles Sims succumb to injury.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey: Totals one reception and 33 return yards in Week 7

    Rainey secured his sole target for four yards, gained 15 yards on one kickoff return, and amassed 18 yards on three punt returns in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Redskins. Rainey had impressive runs of 12 and nine yards on two of his returns, and continues to average over 12 yards per runback as one of the league leaders in the category. The Bucs' third tailback continues to receive minimal playing time from scrimmage as both Doug Martin and Charles Sims have been particularly proficient over the last three games, but has emerged as a valuable special teams weapon.

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