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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 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

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Bucs OC Todd Monken said the offense has to continue running the football despite their struggles in recent weeks.

Doug Martin has rushed for just 231 yards on 80 carries (2.89 YPC) in the last five games, but the coordinator does not plan to abandon the run. "It helps our offense as a whole, makes play-action work, helps defense play fewer snaps," Monken said. "Have to keep hammering at it." With the coordinator committed to the run and the schedule opening up over the next couple weeks, Martin could bounce back just in time for the fantasy playoffs.
Nov 16 - 12:09 PM

Doug Martin rushed 20 times for 51 yards in the Bucs' Week 10 win over the Jets.

He was targeted twice in the passing game, missing both. The Bucs stubbornly ran the ball incessantly on first downs and got stuffed seemingly every time. Martin also had a 14-yard run called back due to penalty. In a low-scoring offense, Martin has devolved into a volume-driven, low-end RB2/flex option. That's precisely what he'll be when the Bucs travel to Miami for Week 11.
Nov 12 - 5:16 PM

Doug Martin rushed for seven yards on eight carries in Sunday's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

His eight touches were a season-low and came on just 18 snaps in the game. Martin's final touch came with 14:25 left in the 3rd Quarter with the Buccaneers trailing 16-3, so it's not exactly like he was completely negated by the game script at the time of his removal from the game. Stay posted for more on his bizarre usage, but Martin has now been an RB3 or lower in each of his past three games played heading into a Week 10 matchup versus the Jets.
Nov 5 - 5:26 PM

Doug Martin rushed 18 times for 71 yards in the Bucs' Week 8 loss to the Panthers.

Martin added a four-yard reception. Martin monopolized snaps and touches in the Bucs' backfield, but could never quite bust a big play. Game flow also became a concern in the fourth quarter. Averaging over 20 touches his past two games, Martin has settled in nicely as the Bucs' starter, and is an RB2 who will have RB1 weeks in fantasy. The Bucs venture to New Orleans for Week 9.
Oct 29 - 4:17 PM

Doug Martin rushed 20 times for 49 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 31 yards in the Bucs' Week 7 loss to the Bills.

The workload was there, but Martin couldn't get much going between the tackles against a disciplined Bills defensive front. Martin did out-touch Jacquizz Rodgers 22 to 2 and is clearly locked in as Tampa Bay's workhorse back. Continue to lean on Martin as a volume-based RB2 when the Bucs host the Panthers next.
Oct 22 - 4:40 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
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
3Freddie Martino
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
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