Chris Rainey Fantasy News

Monday, December 2, 2013, 5:34pm

Georg Bremer on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts RB Dan Herron (pec injury) moved to IR. Pretty much solidifies Chris Rainey's roster spot.


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Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:46pm

Colts Inactives
Kavell Conner ILB
Stanley Havili RB
Khaled Holmes C
Montori Hughes DT
Chris Rainey RB
Da'Rick Rogers WR
Greg Toler CB

Steelers waive Chris Rainey
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 3:38pm - [Full Article]

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested Thursday morning and charged with one count of simple battery (dating violence), the Gainesville, Fla., police department confirmed.

The Steelers later announced they have waived Rainey. The Steelers released the following statement regarding Rainey from general manager Kevin Colbert:

"Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers."

Fantasy Impact:

Rashard Mendenhall is a free agent and may not return, so the Pittsburgh backfield may look very different in 2013.

Chris Rainey arrested for battery
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12:44pm

Julie Quittner, Twitter - [Full Article]

Steelers RB Chris Rainey was arrested this morning by Gainesville PD and charged with one count of Simple Battery (dating violence).

Witnesses observed Rainey slap victim across the face.

Injury Report for MNF: Chiefs @ Steelers
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:36pm

Kansas City Chiefs

DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), QB Brady Quinn (head)

T Branden Albert (head), TE Steve Maneri (ankle), C Ryan Lilja (neck)

RB Jamaal Charles (neck), WR Terrance Copper (calf), RB Nate Eachus (head), G Jeff Allen (head), CB Javier Arenas (head), WR Devon Wylie (hamstring)

Pittsburgh Steelers

WR Antonio Brown (ankle), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring), S Troy Polamalu (calf)

RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles)

LB Chris Carter (abdomen)

RB Jonathan Dwyer (quad), RB Chris Rainey (rib), K Shaun Suisham (ankle)

Fantasy Impact:

Emmaunel Sanders will draw the start in place of Brown opposite Mike Wallace and he’ll also return punts. Jerricho Cotchery, meanwhile, will be Pittsburgh’s No. 3 receiver. Isaac Redman will start for the Steelers after rushing for 147 yards and a touchdown against the Giants last week. Dwyer will be the backup.

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Rashard Mendenhall & Isaac Redman both out for Week 7
Friday, October 19, 2012, 2:35pm

Gerry Dulac, Twitter - [Full Article]

Steelers RBs Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) did not practice and will not play in Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact:

Jonathan Dwyer figures to get most of the work with both Mendenhall and Redman out. Baron Batch was active ahead of Dwyer last week due to his role on special teams. Batch and Chris Rainey should backup Dwyer, who is a sneaky start this week against the Bengals' suspect rush defense. He hasn't been very consistent this season, but he seems healthy and has a nice matchup this week. Consider him a low-end RB2.

Sunday, August 19, 2012, 8:52pm - [Full Article]

Steelers rookie RB Chris Rainey left Pittsburgh’s preseason game against the Colts in the first quarter after taking a big hit from Indy’s Jerraud Powers. Rainey stayed on the ground for a few moments before leaving the field.

Isaac Redman to have MRI on injured groin
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:58am

Ed Bouchette, Twitter - [Full Article]

Per beat writer Ed Bouchette, Steelers RB Isaac Redman is going to have an MRI on his groin.

Fantasy Impact:

If Redman were to miss time, the Steelers would likely turn to a RBBC consisting of Jonathan Dwyer and Chris Rainey.

Friday, August 10, 2012, 11:37am

Steelers RB/WR Chris Rainey caught two passes for 65 yards and a TD on Thursday. He added four carries for one yard.

Saturday, July 7, 2012, 7:41am

National Football Authority - [Full Article]

According to Kris Knox of the National Football Authority, the most intriguing running back on the Steelers roster may be Chris Rainey, a fifth-round pick out of Florida.

At just 5'8", 180 pounds, Rainey is a bit undersized to be an every down back, but he possesses tremendous speed and a natural pass-catching ability. We recently took a look at Rainey' potential to provide a Darren Sproles/Dexter McCluster-type role for coordinator Todd Haley's offense and if he catches on to the nuances of the pro game quickly, Rainey could be the perfect candidate to provide an explosive punch to Pittsburgh's ground game.

Along with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer, Rainey will be in the mix for carries as Rashard Mendenhall's future remains in question following ACL surgery.