Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey rushed twenty times for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 loss to the St. Louis Rams. It was a mostly forgettable game all around for the Tampa Bay offense. Rainey scored early on a one yard run but averaged only 1.9 yards per carry. Rainey now leads the Buccaneers in rushing with 126 carries for 497 yards and five touchdowns. He is averaging 65.7 rushing yards per game.
Fantasy impact: Rainey is getting the bulk of the work in Tampa, but his production has definitely slowed especially over the past couple of weeks. The Rams are also giving up the fourth most fantasy points to running backs so the lack of production today is troubling. The Buccaneers will face the New Orleans Saints in Week 17. The Saints are coming off a bad loss to the Carolina Panthers at home. They are giving up the tenth least fantasy points to running backs.