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Doug Martin | Running Back

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 223
College: Boise State
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Doug Martin had 14 carries for 97 yards and caught 1-of-3 targets for one yard in the Bucs' Week 12 loss to the Colts.
Martin got most of his yards on a 56-yard third-quarter run. He was held out of the end-zone, but had a two-yard touchdown called back. Martin went over 1,000 yards on the season for the first time since 2012. He'll remain locked in as a RB1 for Week 13 against the Falcons. Nov 29 - 4:40 PM

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Bucs coach Lovie Smith said re-signing impending free agent Doug Martin is a "priority."

The Bucs decided not to pick up Martin's $5.6 million, fifth-year option last offseason, and hindsight has proven that to be a mistake. Martin is second in the league with 941 rushing yards and is averaging five yards a carry. Helping the Bucs' cause should be a loaded free agent class which could include Matt Forte and Lamar Miller among many other big names. With that many options available, Tampa Bay may be able to re-sign Martin on a reduced deal before free agency hits.
Nov 24 - 10:32 AM

Doug Martin rushed 27 times for 235 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 11 win over the Eagles.

The once-stout Philly run defense looked non-competitive on Sunday, getting carved up by Martin on long runs in addition to chain-moving gains. The only black marks -- if there are any -- were that he didn't catch his lone target, and Jameis Winston's five touchdown passes prevented Martin from hitting pay dirt. Martin entered this game with diminishing rushing efficiency over the last month or so. He'll look to stay hot in Week 12 in a plus matchup against the Colts.
Nov 22 - 4:26 PM

Doug Martin rushed 18 times for 63 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 10 win over the Cowboys.

He added four catches for 40 yards. It was Martin's third straight quiet day on the ground, though he surpassed 100 yards from scrimmage for the first since Week 7. Martin will have a hard time starting a new hot streak against the Eagles' solid defense in Week 11. He'll be a volume-based RB2.
Nov 15 - 5:53 PM

Doug Martin collected just 31 yards on 11 carries, caught two of four targets for 12 yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' Week 9 loss to the Giants.

Martin’s longest run of the afternoon went for five yards. That should tell you how his day went. Martin was benched for most of the second quarter following an atrocious fumble. He wasn’t much help even after Lovie Smith let him out of his doghouse. Since his streak of three consecutive 100-yard games ended last week, Martin has rushed for just 102 yards on 34 carries across two contests. With Charles Sims starting to get more work, Martin’s RB1 status is suddenly in question. He’ll try to rebound next week against the Cowboys.
Nov 8 - 8:07 PM

Pro Football Talk reports the Bucs will not trade impending free agent Doug Martin at the deadline.

Martin was on the block this time last season after two disappointing campaigns, but he has turned it around this year. Martin is averaging 4.6 yards per carry on 132 totes this season and is on pace for almost 1,400 yards rushing. The real question is what will Tampa Bay do with Martin this offseason? Martin is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the Bucs failed to pick up his fifth-year option this spring.
Nov 2 - 8:45 AM

Doug Martin rushed 23 times for 71 yards and caught his only target for seven yards in the Buccaneers' win over the Falcons.

This ended Martin’s streak of three consecutive 100-yard games. Aside from a masterful 18-yard run in the first quarter, Martin never found much separation. Fortunately he saw 23 carries, his second-largest workload of the season. Martin’s only catch came on an improvised shovel pass by Jameis Winston late in the fourth quarter. Even after Sunday’s clunker, we still endorse Martin as an RB1 next time out against the Giants.
Nov 1 - 5:20 PM

Doug Martin contributed 136 yards on 19 rushes while catching three passes for 35 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

Martin came out scorching hot with a 23-yard run on the opening series. He added an 18-yard dash late in the first quarter but wasn’t called on much in the second quarter. He out-touched Charles Sims by a slim 10 to nine margin during the first half. Martin rebounded with a masterful 49-yard run in the fourth but couldn’t convert on the goal line. Martin’s latest masterpiece puts him on pace for 1,443 yards, which would be his highest rushing total since his rookie year in 2012. He’ll be on the RB1 radar when the Bucs head to Atlanta next week.
Oct 25 - 5:07 PM

Doug Martin had 24 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 5 win over the Jaguars.

Jacksonville had no answer for the Bucs' run game with MLB Paul Posluszny sidelined. Martin's longest play was a tackle-breaking 39-yard run in the second quarter, but he picked up big gains all game. His first touchdown was a 10-yard screen, with both of his rushing scores coming on goal-line carries. Martin has four touchdowns over the last two weeks and consecutive 100-yard games. He's locked in as a high-end RB2 for Week 7.
Oct 11 - 4:53 PM

Doug Martin rushed 20 times for 106 yards and a touchdown in Tampa Bay's Week 4 loss to the Panthers, adding five receptions for an additional 37 yards.

Martin finally got loose, and not a moment too soon for his fantasy owners. Martin looked shifty despite swamp-like conditions in Tampa, making quick cuts and routinely gaining extra yards after first contact. He took advantage of a Panthers defense missing Charles Johnson and Luke Kuechly. With the nice afternoon, Martin is on pace for 1,128 yards rushing with 25 percent of the season in the books. He's still averaging just 4.3 yards per carry, however, and has been losing snaps to Charles Sims. Martin's RB2 status isn't locked in.
Oct 4 - 4:39 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Doug Martin (knee, quad) will play Sunday against the Panthers.

Martin missed practice Thursday after tweaking his knee on Wednesday but was back a day later. He's been a relative non-factor this year, rushing 46 times for just 176 yards while catching three passes for 22 yards. His continued ineffectiveness could eventually open the door for Charles Sims to get more work. The Muscle Hamster can be employed as an RB3 this week against the Panthers.
Oct 4 - 8:15 AM

Doug Martin (knee) returned to practice on Friday.

"It's fine," Martin said of his tweaked knee. "I'll be perfect for the game." Martin is dealing with a minor knee injury. He was seen wearing a sleeve on his left leg. Expect him to give it a go Sunday versus Carolina.
Oct 2 - 12:35 PM

Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said Doug Martin suffered a knee injury at Wednesday's practice.

That would explain Thursday's absence. Smith said Martin "should be OK," and expects him to practice Friday. Even if Martin does suit up for Sunday's game, he's off the RB2 radar. Charles Sims' role should continue to increase.
Oct 1 - 3:40 PM

Doug Martin wasn't at Thursday's practice.

Martin wasn't on the injury report Wednesday so it could just be a rest day. In three games, Martin has averaged 3.8 yards per carry on 46 rushing attempts. He's fumbled once and has yet to score a touchdown. Assuming he isn't hurt, Martin will be an RB3 against the Panthers in Week 4.
Oct 1 - 3:20 PM

Doug Martin played just 31-of-61 offensive snaps Week 3 against the Texans.

Charles Sims played 30. The even split in a game the Bucs were leading at half time is a big concern for Martin's value moving forward. As a game-flow dependent back on a bad team, Martin is hard to trust as anything more than an RB3.
Sep 28 - 9:28 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Bobby Rainey
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Adam Humphries
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Donteea Dye
WR31Donteea Dye
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Luke Stocker
4Cameron Brate
LT1Donovan Smith
2Kevin Pamphile
LG1Logan Mankins
2Jeremiah Warren
C1Donovan Smith
2Joe Hawley
RG1Ali Marpet
2Matthew Masifilo
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Connor Barth