Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Bobby Rainey

By Dom DeCarlo

The sports medicine doctors have to be very busy in Tampa Bay. Steven Stamkos has a broken leg for the Tampa Bay Lightening and will be out for a big portion of the NHL season. If you are a Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ fan, your entire backfield has been a M.A.S.H unit! The Bucs have had star running back, Doug Martin, go down for the season as well as his replacement Mike James. Hearing this, one would think that the Bucs just don’t have anyone left to add to their backfield mix or to your fantasy football teams.

Bobby Rainey proved everyone wrong in Week Eleven. Rainey was named the starting running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he had an electrifying day. Rainey rushed 30 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns. If that wasn’t enough, Rainey even added a receiving touchdown.

The big question that many fantasy managers are going to be asking is whether Bobby Rainey is trustworthy for the remainder of the season?

I say yes, Rainey is worth a waiver wire bid, especially if you are in need of a running back.

Now, please do not think that Rainey will continue to do this like he is the second coming of Adrian Peterson orJamaal Charles. Rainey plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are not exactly the best team in the NFL right now. There will be many games that the Bucs will be playing from behind and he will not get as many handoffs as you’d like from your fantasy roster’s starting running back. However, Rainey is showing that he can be a weapon out of the backfield in the passing game. If he can continue to show this, then he will definitely be a good play for the rest of the fantasy season if you need him.

Dom DeCarlo is a Fantasy blogger for Follow him @DomDecarlo1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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