The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the worst offenses in the NFL, but they might get a chance to redeem themselves and end on a high note on Sunday. They will travel to the Superdome to face the New Orleans Saints in Week 17. The Bucs had some success against the Saints in Week 2 with their running backs accounting for 144 rushing yards on a whopping 30 carries. Plus, they have lost some of their momentum on defense.
The Saints have done a nice job defending the pass all year, so there should be a lot of carries on the way for running back Bobby Rainey. He's racked up 18 or more touches in five of his last six games, which seems like a fair expectation for Week 17, especially since the Bucs will want to keep quarterback Drew Brees off the field.
Fantasy impact: If fantasy value was based solely on carries, Rainey might be a top-10 option. He's one of a handful of players who will see a guaranteed role because of teams thinking about the upcoming playoff runs. He is a solid RB2 in a nice matchup this week, so he's more or less a must-start guy.