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Doug Martin | Running Back | #22

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 223
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (31) / TB
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Doug Martin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.
Charles Sims put up top-12 fantasy running back numbers in Martin's absence in last week's theoretically difficult matchup with the Rams. Sims is an every-week fantasy RB2. Martin is expected to miss at least another game. Sep 30 - 2:36 PM

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Doug Martin (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Martin is fully expected to miss another 1-2 weeks. Charles Sims will continue to carry the bulk of the load and be backed up by Jacquizz Rodgers.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 28 - 1:47 PM

Bucs declared RB Doug Martin, WR Cecil Shorts, DE Robert Ayers, OG Caleb Benenoch, QB Ryan Griffin, TE Luke Stocker and OT Leonard Wester inactive for Week 3 vs. the Rams.

Martin is week to week. Charles Sims is getting the start and will be a bell-cow in a game where the flow should favor the Bucs. 20 touches is possible, putting Sims on the RB1 borderline.
Sep 25 - 2:42 PM

Doug Martin's hamstring injury is expected to cost him three weeks.

It sounds like Monday's MRI revealed a severe strain at least and a possible tear at worst. Either way, three weeks is a long time after Martin claimed his hammy was only mildly tweaked in Sunday's blowout loss to Arizona. It's certainly possible the injury winds up hindering Martin all season. The Bucs have a brutal schedule forthcoming but new lead back Charles Sims' all-purpose ability will stabilize his floor. We're only two weeks in and the running back position has been a mine field yet again. Rinse and repeat.
Sep 21 - 7:52 AM

Doug Martin (hamstring) will have an MRI on Tuesday.

Martin said he suffered a "slight tweak" of his hamstring in the Week 2 loss to the Cardinals, but the MRI suggests the team is worried it could be something more. Even if it is just a minor hamstring pull, Martin is still extremely questionable for this week against the Rams. Charles Sims needs to be owned in all leagues.
Source: ESPN
Sep 20 - 11:04 AM

Doug Martin said he suffered a "slight tweak" to his hamstring in the Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.

Martin left and never returned to the blowout loss. He said he's unsure how long he'll be out. Hamstring injuries are always tricky when talking about skill players. If not completely healed before returning to action, it's easy to cause worse damage. Martin is very questionable for Week 3 against the Rams. Charles Sims should be owned in all leagues as Martin insurance.
Sep 18 - 8:45 PM

Doug Martin was forced from Tampa Bay's Week 2 game against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury, and is doubtful to return.

Players almost never play through "doubtful" tags, so consider Martin done for the day. Martin had seven carries for 23 yards before going down, and was monopolizing touches. Charles Sims had yet to see the ball, but will finish out the final three quarters as a workhorse. Martin is probably less than 50-50 for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 4:53 PM

WFLA’s Roy Cummings thinks Doug Martin could become a bigger part of the Bucs’ two-minute offense.

Charles Sims has dominated hurry-up work to this point. Martin isn’t much of a dropoff from Sims, and his five catches in Week 1 could get him more pass-game snaps. Martin forced a league high seven missed tackles despite averaging 3.4 YPC last week. He’s a low-end RB1 for Sunday’s Cardinals matchup.
Sep 17 - 4:14 PM

Doug Martin managed 62 yards on 18 carries but caught 5-of-7 targets for 34 yards in the Bucs' Week 1 win over Atlanta.

In PPR leagues, at least, Martin salvaged a slow rushing effort with more work than expected in the passing game. He also "lost" a touchdown to No. 2 back Charles Sims, who scored on a tackle-breaking reception. Like the rest of the Bucs, Martin has a concerning forthcoming schedule (@ ARZ, vs. LAR, vs. DEN, @ CAR) in the next four games. The Muscle Hamster would probably be lucky to sustain fringe RB1 value over the next month.
Sep 11 - 5:03 PM

Doug Martin rushed four times for 18 yards in the Bucs' third preseason game Friday.

Martin played just a handful of snaps before the coaching staff put him on mothballs for the regular season. He's likely done for the summer, finishing the preseason with nine carries for 31 yards. Martin caught his lone target for 11 yards. Treat Martin as a borderline RB1/2 heading into Week 1.
Aug 26 - 10:16 PM

Doug Martin (ribs) will not play against the Jaguars Saturday night.

The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports the Bucs are just using caution by keeping out Martin, who reportedly is dealing with bruised ribs. He is "likely" to play in the dress rehearsal next week. Gerald McCoy (ankle) will also be held out.
Aug 20 - 2:23 PM

Bucs RBs coach Tim Spencer said Doug Martin is working on his fumbling "problem."

"We have talked about it. And we’ve studied it. So we know what the issue is, what the problem is," Spencer said. "We just gotta work on them." Martin coughed it up five times last season, but he had just three fumbles on 580 career carries before last year. Ball security is unlikely to be a long-term issue for Martin. He enters 2016 as a solid RB1.
May 31 - 11:23 AM

Doug Martin said he is happy to not have to learn a new playbook this offseason.

Last year's OC Dirk Koetter is now head coach, ensuring the offense will stay the same. Martin has played for three offensive coordinators in his four-year career, so he is welcoming the opportunity to get into "little details" of the playbook instead of having to learn another system. After struggling for two years following his breakout rookie campaign, Martin rushed for 1,402 yards and six touchdowns on 288 carries last season, earning a five-year, $37.75 million contract. With the Bucs likely to improve on both sides of the ball, Martin could be poised for an even better 2016.
Apr 23 - 1:34 PM

Buccaneers agreed to terms with RB Doug Martin on a five-year, $35.75 million contract, including $15 million guaranteed.

He can earn another $6.75 million through incentives. It became evident in recent days/hours that Martin's reported breakdown in talks with the Bucs was mere posturing in negotiations. A favorite of new head coach Dirk Koetter, Martin's best landing spot was always the team that drafted him in 2012. Martin, 27, finished the 2015 season with a 288-1,402-6 rushing line, averaging a career-best 4.87 yards per carry and ranking No. 2 in the NFL in rushing behind only Adrian Peterson. Charles Sims will continue to be a drain on Martin's 2016 PPR outlook, but he'll return as a clear-cut RB1 in fantasy football. With Chris Ivory in Jacksonville and Martin staying in Tampa Bay, Matt Forte, Lamar Miller, and Arian Foster are free agency's top-three running backs left.
Mar 9 - 2:26 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports the Bucs are "nearing a deal" with free agent Doug Martin.

It's expected to come in around $6.85 million per year after Chris Ivory was able to somehow land $6 million-plus annually from the Jaguars, setting the market for running backs. The dominos are starting to fall with Ivory going to Jacksonville, Martin likely staying put, and Lamar Miller reportedly on his way to Houston. Keeping Martin made the most sense for the Bucs after he turned his career around in 2015 following a couple injury-plagued 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Mar 8 - 10:25 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Jacquizz Rodgers
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Alan Cross
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Louis Murphy
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Cecil Shorts
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Brandon Myers
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2J.R. Sweezy
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Dietrich-Smith
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Roberto Aguayo