Chris Rainey Fantasy News

Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:53am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

For the second time in his brief NFL career, running back Chris Rainey has been cut for off-field reasons.

Rainey was cut by the Colts today for violating team rules, Adam Schefter ‏of ESPN reports. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star adds that the release is conduct related and that head coach Chuck Pagano plans to provide more details.

What’s clear is that the decision was not about Rainey’s performance on the football field at training camp, which is consistent with what Pagano has been saying about Rainey: Pagano raved over the weekend about how much he likes Rainey, and when running back Vick Ballard was lost for the season with a knee injury, it appeared that Rainey would play an important role on the team as a backup running back as well as a kick returner.

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Monday, July 28, 2014, 8:57am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Despite the recent loss of Vick Ballard and other questions in the backfield, the Indianapolis Colts announced they waived running back Chris Rainey on Monday. The team gave no reason for cutting the running back, whom coach Chuck Pagano recently raved about at Colts training camp. The coach said he looked like the "old Chris Rainey" from his time in high school and at Florida.

Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:55pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers beat writer Scott Brown on RB Dri Archer's potential workload: "Archer has stiffer competition than Chris Rainey did for carries with LeVeon Bell and LeGarrette Blount ahead of him on the depth chart. I’d like to think that the Steelers will get Archer the ball eight to 10 times a game, but that depends a lot on him and the progress he makes during training camp."

Fantasy Impact:
Brown confirmed that the 8- to 10-touch estimate includes returns. Our current projection calls for 3.8 touches per game for Archer. One thing seems clear -- LeVeon Bell's touches are under pressure with Archer and Blount in the fold.

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.

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

NFL.com - [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

OUT DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), QB Brady Quinn (head) QUESTIONABLE T Branden Albert (head), TE Steve Maneri (ankle), C Ryan Lilja (neck) PROBABLE 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

OUT WR Antonio Brown (ankle), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring), S Troy Polamalu (calf) DOUBTFUL RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) QUESTIONABLE LB Chris Carter (abdomen) PROBABLE 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.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:14pm

Steelers RB Chris Rainey (rib) took full practice reps Thursday.

Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:14pm

Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer (quadricep, doubtful) and Rashard Mendenhall (achilles, doubtful) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and are both doubtful for Week 9. Isaac Redman (ankle, probable) is a capable back that has a mediocre matchup and is in line for a big workload. Baron Batch (shin, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 9. Batch figures to back up Redman, but Chris Rainey will also be in the mix.

Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:13pm

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (achilles, out) and Isaac Redman (ankle, out) missed practice all week and are out for Week 7. 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.

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

NFL.com - [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.