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Doug Martin | Running Back | #22

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 rushed 14 times for 53 yards and a touchdown and caught 1-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Bucs' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.
He added a two-point conversion. Martin looked as quick and spry as he did in last week's loss to New England, but the Bucs fell behind 31-0 and weren't able to ride him as they probably would have liked. In Week 7, Martin will do battle with a Bills defense that has quietly struggled to stop the run this season. Oct 15 - 8:52 PM

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Doug Martin said he's ready for a larger workload Week 6 against the Cardinals.

Martin admitted to experiencing fatigue midway through the game last week, which was his first action off a three-game ban to open the season. But with 10 days off and able to be around the team instead of forced to stay home, Martin says, "I'm prepared to do everything." Martin looked great against New England with a 13-74-1 line, but most backs have looked good against the Patriots through five weeks. A road date in the desert will be tougher, but Martin is a solid RB2.
Oct 13 - 9:33 AM

Doug Martin rushed 13 times for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 5 loss to the Patriots.

He added an eight-yard reception. Making his first appearance since last December, Martin was electric, arguably looking as fast as he has in an NFL uniform. He also looked lean. Martin could have had an even more productive night, but evidently wasn't up for a bigger workload following the long layoff. The Bucs had Charles Sims on the field in desperation comeback mode. Nevertheless, Martin aced the eye test, and had a nice fantasy effort to boot. He should get more work in the Bucs' Week 6 trip to Arizona. Martin figures to be a top-18 option from here on out.
Oct 5 - 11:54 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano expects Doug Martin to be "significantly in the mix" Thursday against the Patriots.

He's done with his four-game PED suspension and will make his season debut in primetime Thursday against the reigning Super Bowl champs. Martin was noncommittal about his role earlier this week, though Graziano gets the "sense" the Bucs didn't activate him to work in a timeshare with Jacquizz Rodgers. It sounds like Martin will be the Bucs' featured back on Thursday night, though it's fair to expect rust coming off such a long absence. With four teams on bye, he's RotoPat's No. 15 running back for Week 5.
Oct 5 - 1:16 PM

Doug Martin admitted he is "not sure" how many snaps he'll play in Thursday night's game against the Patriots.

"I'm gonna go out there and just do the best that I can do, be as ready as I can be, just play for these guys," Martin said. "I'm not sure [how many snaps]. I'm just going to go out there and play to the best of my ability. Whatever that is, it's Coach [Dirk Koetter's] decision, it's what he decides to do. I'm for it." Martin has spent the last three weeks watching the Bucs' games at sports bars while staying in shape. A true featured role seems unlikely in Week 5, but that is a decision that has not yet been made.
Oct 2 - 5:23 PM

Doug Martin has completed his four-game suspension.

Martin would have been eligible to return against the Giants last week after serving one of the four games last season, but the rainout Week 1 pushed his return back a game. Coach Dirk Koetter was non-committal on Martin's status for Thursday night's matchup with the Patriots, but it would be a surprise if he is not activated.
Oct 2 - 9:11 AM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter declined to say if suspended RB Doug Martin will be added to the roster next week.

"I’m worried about Sunday and when Monday comes, we’ll worry about it. There is that possibility for next week. If we are going to bring Doug back, then we’re going to have to make room somehow." It's a surprising comment, but this sounds like typical coachspeak. The Bucs have one of the worst rushing attacks in the league through two games. Martin should regain his starting role over Jacquizz Rodgers in Week 5.
Sep 29 - 7:30 PM

Doug Martin carried two times for two yards with two catches for 14 yards in Saturday’s preseason game.

With Martin opening the season suspended for the first three games, the Buccaneers gave Jacquizz Rodgers all the reps in the first half of their final dry-run. Martin has had an impressive offseason and his suspension isn’t a major concern for fantasy as he’s currently not being selected as a starter. He was fourth in the league in touches (128) and touches per game (21.3) a year ago when he returned from injury up until being shelved for the remainder of the season after Week 15.
Aug 26 - 10:39 PM

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said it's "impossible to say" if Doug Martin will be the starter when he returns from suspension.

Koetter praised Martin's quickness in Thursday's preseason win over Jacksonville but wouldn't commit to him starting when he returns in Week 4. Martin has said and done all the right things and has by all accounts been the team's best halfback this summer. Jacquizz Rodgers would have to really impress in Weeks 1-3 to overtake him.
Aug 18 - 4:49 PM

Suspended RB Doug Martin rushed five times for 30 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Bucs' second preseason game.

Martin started for the second straight week and caught two checkdowns on Tampa Bay’s first drive. He made a sharp cut in the backfield on his first carry for a six-yard gain, then beat the Jaguars’ defense around the corner on a goal-line score. Martin is suspended for Weeks 1-3, but he shown impressive quickness and cut-back ability in August. He's worthy of a middle-round fantasy pick.
Aug 17 - 9:57 PM

Suspended RB Doug Martin rushed four times for 11 yards in the Bucs' preseason opener.

Martin looked quick and in good shape, but the Bucs' offensive line didn't give him any lanes. Suspended for Weeks 1-3, Martin is expected to be replaced by Jacquizz Rodgers in the starting lineup to begin the season.
Aug 11 - 8:27 PM

Florida Football Insiders' Roy Cummings reports suspended RB Doug Martin has received the "bulk of the first-team reps" at Bucs camp.

Cummings adds, "No Buccaneer has been more consistent in camp workouts than Martin, who has easily been the Bucs back who has flashed the most." Cummings also calls Martin "easily the best back" on the roster. Bucs GM Jason Licht did not assure Martin of a roster spot at the beginning of camp, but that always read as a motivation tactic. By all accounts having the best offseason of his career, Martin should return as the lead back when eligible in Week 4. Jacquizz Rodgers will handle the job until then.
Aug 7 - 10:15 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said Sunday there are no assurances suspended RB Doug Martin will regain his starting job following his three-game ban.

Licht didn't even give assurance on Martin's roster spot. "It might not," Licht said. "Look, he has done everything we've asked him to do, and he looks reminiscent of 2015 when he was playing for his contract. He looks the same out there, mentally and physically. So he might be one of those guys that needs a carrot. And he's got a pretty big carrot in front of him right now, because there's no guarantees that he's going to be here. And he knows that." Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to be the Bucs' lead back in Weeks 1-3 against Miami, Minnesota, and Chicago.
Jul 30 - 12:04 PM

Doug Martin said he lost two percent body fat this offseason.

Already known as the Muscle Hamster, Martin put on even more muscle this offseason by increasing the intensity of his workouts while cutting out carbs including Chinese food, which had been his guilty pleasure. Martin drew rave reviews at OTAs and should return to lead back status upon his return from a PED suspension. He'll be eligible to return against the Giants in Week 4.
Jul 30 - 11:11 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said suspended Doug Martin looks like "the Doug Martin of 2015."

Martin is shaping up as a rare veteran puff-piece All Star this spring. Everything has been positive coming out of Bucs headquarters dating back to voluntary workouts. "He looks lean, he looks like he's finishing his runs -- obviously, there is no contact in the spring -- but it looks like he's finishing his runs," Licht said. "He looks like he's got that burst." By most accounts, Martin looks leaned out entering his sixth season. Martin is currently being drafted in the middle of the fourth round, which may be a bit rich for a guy suspended the first three games.
Jun 16 - 10:40 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Jacquizz Rodgers
4Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Bernard Reedy
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2O.J. Howard
3Luke Stocker
4Antony Auclair
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2Evan Smith
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
RG1J.R. Sweezy
RT1Demar Dotson
2Caleb Benenoch
K1Patrick Murray