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Doug Martin | Running Back | #28

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 223
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (31) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Doug Martin managed 11 yards on five carries in the Raiders' Week 4 win.
Sharing time with Jalen Richard as the Raiders' backups to Marshawn Lynch, Martin is worth rostering in fantasy leagues only as a deep-league handcuff/stash. Sep 30 - 8:36 PM

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Doug Martin rushed for 20 yards on four carries and caught both of his targets for -3 yards in the Raiders' Week 1 loss to the Rams.

We were told throughout camp that Martin has "jumped out" and could even compete with Marshawn Lynch for first-string carries. Martin has responded by averaging a mediocre 4.09 YPC on the 11 rushing attempts he's received with Oakland (preseason included). With Oakland falling behind in the second half, third-stringer Jalen Richard popped for 74 total yards on 14 touches. Richard should compete with Martin moving forward, though that may not be Gruden's plan despite the former's oblivious talent.
Sep 11 - 3:55 AM

Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed six times for 24 yards in Friday's preseason game versus the Packers.

A favorite of coach Jon Gruden's throughout camp, Martin likely finishes the preseason with a total of seven carries for 25 yards and a lukewarm 3.57 YPC. He's averaged just 2.93 yards on 282 carries the past two seasons, but that hasn't stopped Oakland's coaching staff from giving him the nod ahead of Jalen Richard and preseason stud Chris Warren. Either Gruden's gone completely back to the future in his film sessions or Martin is exactly what he's recently shown to be. We'll know soon enough.
Aug 25 - 12:23 AM

Doug Martin is listed as the No. 2 running back on the Raiders' initial depth chart.

Already a favorite of Jon Gruden's back to the future coaching staff, Martin has vaulted ahead of DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. Martin has been extraordinarily unproductive over the past two seasons, averaging 2.93 yards on 282 carries. He turned 29 in January. Gruden seems to be seeing the ghosts of 2015 seasons past. We'll know soon enough if it's an apparition.
Aug 6 - 2:56 PM

Raiders OC Greg Olson said Doug Martin "jumped out" during the offseason program.

Olson specifically praised Martin's quickness and ability to pick up the offense. Martin has been a disaster the last two seasons, averaging just 2.9 yards per carry over 19 games, but he is just two years removed from rushing for 1,402 yards. Marshawn Lynch is by far the most likely option to lead the backfield, but this is at least a situation to monitor.
Jul 24 - 11:13 AM

The Athletic believes Doug Martin could push Marshawn Lynch for Raiders' lead back duties.

NBC Bay Area's Scott Bair reports the Raiders' new coaching staff has been "impressed by Martin thus far." He's reportedly showing renewed burst in OTAs. 29-year-old Martin had a miserable year for the Bucs last season while 32-year-old Lynch was surprisingly effective in Oakland. It's possible an unsatisfactory and unpredictable committee emerges, though Martin still has to secure his roster spot. Lynch's is more or less guaranteed after an offseason contract restructure.
May 29 - 3:01 PM

Raiders signed RB Doug Martin, formerly of the Bucs, to a one-year contract.

Although Martin is coming off a stupendously-bad year, it could be an indication the Raiders are moving on from Marshawn Lynch. That's been hinted at for weeks. New Raiders coach Jon Gruden never coached Martin in Tampa but seems to have remained something of a Bucs partisan. Martin has a three-down skill-set when right but is one of the most inconsistent players in the NFL. Off-the-field issues have played a part. The Raiders are hoping a 29-year-old back who has had some great seasons is ready to make the most of a new opportunity. Martin will not be handed anything in a backfield that includes DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard in addition to Lynch.
Mar 15 - 2:24 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders have met with free agent RB Doug Martin.

Coach Jon Gruden said he was impressed with Martin "as a person" during a recent sit-down. Per Rapoport, the Raiders are expected to make a "strong push" for the former Buccaneer in free agency. The 28-year-old has finished last in the league in yards per carry each of the last two seasons but could benefit from a change of scenery. Martin grew up in nearby Stockton, California, so this would be a homecoming of sorts. Oakland's interest in Martin would suggest Gruden isn't sold on Marshawn Lynch.
Mar 9 - 2:24 PM

Bucs released Doug Martin.

This move, which saves Tampa Bay $6.75 million against the cap, was fully expected following two seasons marred by injury, suspension, and ineffectiveness. Martin was an All-Pro as recently as 2015, however, and just turned 29 in January. He would be a good get for running-back needy teams on a one-year, incentive-laden deal. For the Bucs, Peyton Barber played reasonably well down the stretch last season, but they will be on the lookout for help this spring, especially with Charles Sims headed to free agency.
Feb 20 - 11:18 AM

The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud believes there's "no chance" the Bucs keep Doug Martin for 2018.

Martin just turned 29 four days ago and has three years left on his contract. But as a result of his drug-induced suspension at the end of the 2016 season, the guarantees in his contract were wiped away. The Bucs decided to keep him around in 2017, but Martin proved to be a waste of $7 million for Tampa Bay, averaging a pitiful 2.9 YPC for the second straight season. He has two 1,400-yard rushing seasons to go with four sub-500-yard years and is a non-factor in the pass game. Martin's sure release will save the Bucs $6.75 million against the 2018 cap.
Jan 17 - 9:47 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said Doug Martin "wasn't ever the same" after returning from suspension.

Martin looked great in his first game back, rushing for 74 yards and a score on just 13 carries against the Patriots, but it was all downhill from there. He was disciplined for a team-rules violation in Week 13, and he watched Peyton Barber jump him on the depth chart. The Bucs can wipe all of Martin's $6.75 million salary off the cap by cutting him. It would be a shock if that did not happen.
Jan 16 - 9:34 AM

Doug Martin lost three yards combined on three carries in the Bucs' Week 17 win over the Saints.

Martin was a trainwreck after returning from his three-game suspension to begin the year, struggling mightily for any kind of rushing efficiency, getting disciplined for a team-rules violation in Week 13, and ultimately losing his starting job to Peyton Barber. Turning 29 in January, Martin appears to have very little left. He is owed $6.75 million in 2018 and will certainly be released.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Doug Martin rushed six times for seven yards in the Bucs' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Suspended by the team last week, Martin's loss was really a net gain for the Bucs. He was back out there this Sunday, and obviously did nothing as a runner and not seeing a single target in the pass game. Peyton Barber again outplayed Martin, managing 51 yards on 13 carries while catching both of his targets. Martin likely has one game left in his Bucs career next week vs. New Orleans.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Doug Martin's benching is "behind us now."

Martin was inactive on Monday night because he violated an unspecified team rule. Of course, he was also benched Week 14 against the Lions after losing a fumble, and he looks to be on his way out of Tampa in the offseason. Even though his discipline for this incident, whatever it was, is finished, it would not be surprising if Martin sticks on the inactive list the rest of the season. Peyton Barber is the Bucs back to own.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 09:58:00 AM

Bucs declared RB Doug Martin, QB Ryan Griffin, CB Vernon Hargreaves, WLB Lavonte David, OL Mike Liedtke, WR Bobo Wilson, and DT Gerald McCoy inactive for Week 15 against the Falcons.

Martin goes from Week 14 starter to a healthy scratch after losing a lazy fumble in last week's loss to the Lions. Martin may have played his final snap in Tampa Bay. With Martin out, Peyton Barber will get the start and handle the bulk of the work. He'll be backed up by Jacquizz Rodgers, and Charles Sims will handle obvious pass situations. Barber is very much in play as an RB2.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 07:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Derek Carr
2A.J. McCarron
RB1Doug Martin
2Jalen Richard
3DeAndre Washington
4Marshawn Lynch
GLB1Doug Martin
2DeAndre Washington
3Marshawn Lynch
3RB1Jalen Richard
2DeAndre Washington
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Amari Cooper
2Dwayne Harris
WR21Jordy Nelson
2Martavis Bryant
WR31Martavis Bryant
TE1Jared Cook
2Lee Smith
3Derek Carrier
LT1Kolton Miller
2Brandon Parker
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2T.J. Clemmings
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Ian Silberman
RT1Brandon Parker
2Justin Murray
3Donald Penn
K1Matthew McCrane
2Mike Nugent