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Murky Waters: Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Situation

With Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin listed as doubtful for this week's game, Bobby Rainey will earn a start this week for the Bucanneers. Martin struggled mightily, garnering only 27 yards on 10 carries, and losing one yard on two catches.

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In his stead, Rainey notched 25 yards on 8 carries, but contributed 41 yards on 6 catches - reeling in each one of his targets. Averaging 4.6 yards per carry this season and 8.2 yards per catch, Rainey seems to be a perfect plug and play option for many teams, right?
Not so fast. The Buccaneers plan to activate rookie Charles Sims from the IR-designated to return list. Sims is obviously going to have to shake of some rust, and doesn't have much experience on the team, but he could be worthy of a deep league look in case he does break out.

Verdict: Rainey will capitalize on his opportunities (and Mike James might get some playing time behind Rainey), and the backfield will be a lot more murkier when Doug Martin returns.


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