Running Back BC Lions
November 5, 2017 Chris Rainey News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Rainey rushed once for two yards, posted two catches for five yards, compiled 26 yards on two punt returns and added 148 yards on six kickoff returns in Saturday's 40-13 loss to the Argonauts.
The versatile veteran was relegated to a backup role in the backfield despite a stellar showing as the No. 1 running back last week, but he still salvaged the night from a fantasy perspective with his special teams work. Rainey did finish the season with career highs in rushes (54), receptions (51), receiving yards (494) and receiving touchdowns (5). Despite the added involvement from scrimmage, he also once again served as one of the CFL's most dangerous return men, posting a career-best 1,671 kickoff return yards. Given his immense value in multiple phases, Rainey figures to enter the 2018 season as an integral part of the Lions' plans.