Bobby Rainey: The Doug Martin Handcuff of Now
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With the news that Charles Sims is going to miss 12-14 weeks after ankle surgery, the question of who will be backing up Doug Martin becomes more pertinent. I’d like to nominate Bobby Rainey, the former Trent Richardson handcuff of the future and brief DFS all-star of yesteryear. After Martin went down with a shoulder injury in 2013, Rainey destroyed Atlanta by rushing for 165 yards and two touchdowns. He then faced a murderer’s row of rushing defenses: Detroit, Carolina, San Francisco, and St. Louis. Those are four of the top eight rushing defenses last year, and three of them averaged less than 100 yards rushing conceded per game. What if I told you that instead of a journeyman backup Rainey is actually a potential mid-2000s Brian Westbrook incarnate?