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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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Bucs OC Todd Monken indicated Wednesday that he is not pleased with the current state of Tampa Bay's running game.
"We've just got to do it better," said Monken while stating Jacquizz Rodgers is headed for an expanded role. "We've got to do a better job on the perimeter blocking. We've got to do a better job up front, a better job seeing the holes." The statement "a better job seeing the holes" indicates Monken believes the Bucs have been leaving yards on the field. Doug Martin is averaging 2.85 yards per carry since returning from his hamstring injury, and hasn't cleared 3.8 yards per carry in any of his six appearances this year. Dec 7 - 8:40 PM
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The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman believes Doug Martin is still the Bucs' "primary" running back heading into Week 14 against the Saints.

Martin sat out the final three drives of last week's win over the Chargers, suggesting he may have some sort of injury or possibly was simply losing work to Jacquizz Rodgers. But Martin practiced on Wednesday and is fine. OC Todd Monken said Rodgers has earned an "expanded role" after his Week 13 performance, but we doubt that actually translates to a bunch more work. Charles Sims (knee) will also be activated off I.R. in time for Sunday's game, but he figures to see most of his work as a pass catcher with the Bucs' wide receiver depth chart shredded by injuries. Martin remains a strong RB2 with a floor of around 15 carries in a plus spot.
Dec 7 - 2:15 PM

Doug Martin (back?) said he was "doing fine" after sitting out the final three drives Week 13 against the Chargers.

Martin said he was "bent back" late in the game, and that is why he sat out. Coach Dirk Koetter also said the running back was fine after the game. It looks like Martin will be healthy enough to play this week against the Saints, but his workload is suddenly in question, especially with Charles Sims (knee, injured reserve) potentially returning.
Dec 5 - 9:34 AM

Doug Martin said after Sunday's win over the Chargers that he missed the Bucs' final three drives because he got "bent back" late in the game.

This is the extent of the information available on why Martin didn't play on the Bucs' final three drives. The Bucs turned to Jacquizz Rodgers, who finished with nine touches and handled all of Tampa Bay's clock-killing carries in Sunday's 28-21 road-game win. We suspect Martin will be fine for Week 14.
Dec 4 - 8:44 PM

Doug Martin rushed 17 times for 45 yards and a touchdown and caught his lone target for a gain of 23 in the Bucs' Week 13 upset of San Diego.

Martin turned in a useful fantasy line thanks to a two-yard touchdown plunge, but he lost a ton of late-game playing time to Jacquizz Rodgers, who returned from a foot injury on Sunday. Martin did not play on the Bucs' final three drives. It's possible the Bucs were just managing Martin's reps following his return from a severe hamstring injury. It's also possible Martin suffered an injury of some sort. One beat writer suggested the Bucs simply prefer Rodgers as a late-game clock killer. Either way, it's a situation to monitor ahead of a Week 14 date with the visiting Saints.
Dec 4 - 7:47 PM

Doug Martin rushed 23 times for 87 yards in the Bucs' Week 12 win over the Seahawks.

Martin opened the game on fire, helping to spark an impressive first drive with 27 yards on his first six carries. After taking a two-touchdown lead, the Bucs' offense stalled out, but Martin continued to gain solid yardage against stacked fronts. Martin has not put up big fantasy numbers since returning from injury, but that could change with a decent schedule over the next month. Even with Charles Sims (knee, injured reserve) on the way back, Martin should remain the clear lead the rest of the way. He will be a borderline RB1 next week against the Chargers.
Nov 27 - 7:53 PM

Doug Martin turned 24 carries into 63 rushing yards while providing three catches for 42 yards on four targets Sunday in the Buccaneers' Week 11 win over the Chiefs.

Martin struggled mightily in the first half, amassing just 18 yards on 11 rushes. He found a little more running room after halftime but was still bottled up for the most part. Martin salvaged the afternoon by contributing three catches including a 27-yarder in the second quarter. That was his longest catch since 2012. Martin hasn’t looked particularly sharp since coming back from a strained hamstring, but his workload remains steady. Consider him a borderline RB1 next week versus Seattle.
Nov 20 - 5:01 PM

Pewter Report's Zach Shapiro confirms Doug Martin will have more carries this week.

Martin had 17 touches in his return last week, but was rested for most of the second half. He's going to have closer to a full workload Sunday. Martin is our No. 10-ranked running back for Week 11.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Last season, Martin and Charles Sims combined for 5.25 receptions per game. Now that Sims is out, Martin will handle the bulk of that receiving work. Tampa Bay enters Week 11 as 7.5-point underdogs, which means Martin should get plenty of targets. Even if the game ends up going in the opposite direction, he should still be able to produce. The Chiefs rank 19th in rush DVOA, according to Football Outsiders, and they’ve allowed 121.7 rushing yards per game, which is the sixth-most in the NFL. His volume will be there in either scenario. He’s sneaky too; we’re projecting his ownership around 2-3% across the industry. Martin is a great tournament option this weekend.
Nov 18 - 6:26 PM

Doug Martin tallied 33 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries and caught one-of-two targets for 13 yards Sunday in the Buccaneers' Week 10 win over the Bears.

The good news is that Martin was the clear lead back, at least until the Bucs built a huge lead and were able to ride Peyton Barber the rest of the way. The bad news is that Martin was highly ineffective, averaging just 2.06 yards per carry with a long run of 10 yards. After sitting out a few series, Martin finished the game on a high note by vulturing a goal-line TD with just under six minutes left in the fourth quarter. That should give Martin a nice confidence boost heading into next week’s game at Kansas City. Martin will be a borderline RB1 in that matchup.
Nov 13 - 5:06 PM

Doug Martin (hamstring) is active for Week 10 against the Bears.

Martin is finally ready to lace 'em up after missing the last six games with a severe hamstring strain. He'll be on a snap count, which limits his fantasy upside. QB Ryan Griffin, OC Joe Hawley, OG Kevin Pamphile, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Russell Shepard, DL Channing Ward and OL Leonard Wester round out the Bucs' Week 10 inactives.
Nov 13 - 11:39 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Doug Martin (hamstring, questionable) will be limited in his return Sunday against the Bears.

The Bucs are wisely easing Martin in after nearly a two-month layoff. There's no doubt Martin will eventually regain RB1 status, but it won't happen this week. Expect him to split work with Peyton Barber and Mike James on Sunday. Martin should be viewed as a risky flex option.
Nov 13 - 8:58 AM

The Tampa Bay Times reports Doug Martin (hamstring, questionable) will be active Week 10 against the Bears.

Tampa Bay waived RB Russell Hansbrough, a sure sign Martin will be active after getting in a full practice Friday. Martin will likely play limited snaps in his first game action since Week 2, but he has RB3/FLEX appeal in a barren running back landscape. Peyton Barber will serve as the No. 2 and should see plenty of work as well.
Nov 12 - 3:19 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Doug Martin's (hamstring) availability will "go down to the wire."

In other words, he is a game-time decision. Martin looks to be on track to return after getting in a full session Friday, but he will likely be on a snap count even if he is active. Fantasy owners might prefer Martin sits out this week to get fully healthy for the stretch run. Peyton Barber will get the start if Martin sits.
Nov 12 - 9:45 AM

Doug Martin (hamstring, questionable) was a full participant at Friday's practice.

He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday. It looks like Martin has a real chance to suit up Sunday against the Bears, though if he does, he'll almost certainly be on a snap count. It's probably safer to wait a week before plugging Martin back into your lineup. Once he's settled, Martin will be a weekly RB1.
Nov 11 - 3:43 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud expressed pessimism Friday that Doug Martin (hamstring) would play in Week 10.

Per Stroud, Martin "doesn't seem prepared to play," which is unsurprising after Martin missed nearly two months with a hamstring injury that involved setbacks. Perhaps Martin will be available for a very small role against the Bears, but Peyton Barber remains on track to operate as Tampa Bay's main running back.
Nov 11 - 1:09 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Doug Martin
FB1Alan Cross
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Freddie Martino
WR21Adam Humphries
2Josh Huff
WR31Russell Shepard
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Brandon Myers
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2J.R. Sweezy
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Smith
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Roberto Aguayo