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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
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Doug Martin rushed 10 times for 26 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 14 loss to the Lions.
Martin added two catches for 24 yards. Martin got the start, and scored his third touchdown of the season, but was benched after committing an exceedingly soft fumble late in the second quarter. He was holding the ball down near his hip. Martin didn't notch a touch over the game's final 33 minutes, ceding lead duties to Peyton Barber. To be frank, that should have been the case even before game started. We would expect Barber to get the Week 15 start against the Falcons. It's unlikely, but not impossible, Martin ends up a healthy scratch for that one. Dec 10 - 4:47 PM

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Doug Martin (concussion) is active for Week 14 against the Lions.

Despite being one of the league's worst runners before suffering his concussion in Week 12, Martin will get the start. We fully expect Peyton Barber to get a chance to establish the "hot hand," however. Martin will have to come out hot. He's a risky FLEX play for the fantasy quarterfinals. Inactive for the Bucs are QB Ryan Griffin, S Josh Robinson, CB Vernon Hargreaves, S T.J. Ward, OL Mike Liedtke, WR Bobo Wilson and DT Clinton McDonald.
Dec 10 - 11:32 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Doug Martin (concussion) will start Week 14 against the Lions.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times had alluded to this earlier in the week. It's a puzzling choice as Martin has struggled mightily throughout the year while Peyton Barber is coming off a highly impressive 143-yard performance against the Packers in Week 13. Martin, who sat out last week's game with a concussion, has averaged a listless 2.71 yards per carry over his six-game touchdown drought. He comes in at No. 37 in RotoPat's Week 14 running back rankings.
Dec 10 - 10:14 AM

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Doug Martin (concussion) is expected to start Week 14 against the Lions.

Per Stroud, head coach Dirk Koetter "doesn't believe in players losing their role as the result of an injury." Martin has been among the worst running backs in football this year, ranking dead-last in yards per carry (3.2) while Peyton Barber is coming off a 143-yard gem in Week 13. It's a shame Koetter is being so close-minded when Barber is clearly the better back, but at least we have some clarity on the matter. Martin will be a volume-based RB3 in his return from a one-game absence.
Dec 8 - 2:04 PM

Doug Martin has officially cleared the league's concussion protocol.

Martin will be back against the Lions, but his role is unclear. Peyton Barber ran much better than Martin has this season against the Packers in Week 13. We wouldn't be surprised to see him take the lead this Sunday. Hopefully the Bucs shed some light on the situation between now and then.
Dec 7 - 2:53 PM

Updating an earlier report, Doug Martin (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

That makes Martin's return imminent. He should be back to face the Lions in Week 14, though it's unclear if he'll start or work behind Peyton Barber, who broke out for a career-best 143 yards from scrimmage last week at Green Bay. Martin has had a disappointing year, ranking last among qualified rushers in yards per carry (3.2).
Dec 6 - 4:52 PM

Doug Martin (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday.

He was likely limited as he attempts to gain clearance from the concussion protocol. Martin is looking good to suit up Sunday against the Lions, but he's not totally in the clear just yet. It would be a shame for Peyton Barber if the Bucs go back to a washed-up Martin after Barber shredded the Packers last Sunday. Barber still needs to be added and owned in all formats.
Dec 6 - 1:41 PM

Doug Martin remained in the concussion protocol on Monday.

It's not really all that surprising, and a more concrete update will come when the Bucs return to practice Wednesday. But it's notable nonetheless, especially after Peyton Barber's huge Week 13 on the road against the Packers. Barber deserves another shot in the lead role. Fantasy owners would feel much more comfortable trotting Barber out there in lineups if Martin sits again.
Dec 5 - 10:35 PM

Doug Martin (concussion) is out for Week 13 against the Packers.

Martin was never close to playing this week. Jacquizz Rodgers will lead the backfield in his absence and could see enough work to warrant RB2 consideration.
Dec 1 - 3:55 PM

Doug Martin (concussion) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Martin remains in the league's protocol and won't play Sunday against Green Bay. Jacquizz Rodgers will offer some appeal as a volume-based RB2, though Peyton Barber could vulture goal-line work as he did last week against Atlanta.
Dec 1 - 11:43 AM

Doug Martin (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

The Buccaneers haven't officially ruled him out yet, but Martin isn't going to play Sunday at Green Bay. Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber will split up backfield work in his absence. Consider Martin week-to-week.
Nov 30 - 1:28 PM

Doug Martin (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Martin suffered a concussion in Week 12 and must clear the league's protocol before he can return. He's a long shot to play Sunday at Green Bay. Jacquizz Rodgers should see most of the carries in Martin's absence, though Peyton Barber, who vultured a pair of goal-line touchdowns last week, will also be involved.
Nov 29 - 5:51 PM

Doug Martin remains in the league's concussion protocol.

Expect Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber to mix in on early downs, while Charles Sims handles the bulk of the pass-down work Sunday at Green Bay. Rodgers is probably the safest bet for volume, but is a mere RB3.
Nov 29 - 1:58 PM

Doug Martin suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Falcons and is week to week.

Martin departed late in the first half and was ruled out after halftime. Jacquizz Rodgers has taken the lead on early downs, but Peyton Barber is also getting work. Martin was having one of his better games of the season before going down, turning seven carries into 33 yards.
Nov 26 - 2:48 PM

Doug Martin rushed 19 times for 38 yards while catching two passes for six yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Dolphins.

In an outstanding with perfect game script, Martin was once again nondescript on Sunday. He continually found little running room, but with the Buccaneers staked to an early 20-7 lead, managed to stack volume. The volume has regularly been there for Martin, but he's been a black hole of opportunity for fantasy purposes. After rushing for 5.7 yards per carry in his first game of the season, Martin has carried 99 times for 269 yards (2.7 YPC) over his past six games. While backs with his touch floor are in few supply for fantasy, Martin cannot be counted on as more than a low-end RB2/flex option next week versus Atlanta.
Nov 19 - 4:54 PM