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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 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

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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

Doug Martin rushed 14 times for 46 yards in the Bucs' Week 3 loss to the Texans.

He wasn't targeted in the pass game. Martin had one impressive 17-yard run, but was otherwise bottled up for minimal gains behind Tampa Bay's weak offensive line that gets pushed around weekly. Charles Sims continues to take all the passing-down work and scored a 32-yard touchdown on a screen. Martin will be nothing more than a mid-range RB2 next week against the Panthers.
Sep 27 - 5:54 PM

Doug Martin had 21 carries for 78 yards and two catches for 20 yards in the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Saints.

The Bucs went run heavy trying to protect their lead, leaving Martin as the focal point of the offense. He was held without a touchdown for the second straight game and failed to capitalize on his increased touches. Martin also lost a fumble in the fourth quarter. Charles Sims had a bigger role this week and should continue to see pass-down work. Martin will be an RB2 for Week 3's matchup with the Texans.
Sep 20 - 4:59 PM

Doug Martin bulldozed his way to 52 yards on 11 carries while snagging one catch for two yards in the Buccaneers’ Week 1 loss to the Titans.

Martin never really had a chance in this one. The Titans jumped ahead early, forcing the hapless Bucs to abandon the running game before it ever really got going. Martin sliced off a couple of impressive runs in the first half but was mostly hung out to dry as Tampa Bay’s defense failed to provide any resistance on the other side of the field. Martin still carries RB2 upside but game-flow concerns could prevent him from entering the upper echelon of fantasy running backs.
Sep 13 - 8:10 PM

Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith endorsed Doug Martin as his starter while adding "I don't see any reason why we won't be able to establish a run game this season."

The Bucs didn't have enough confidence in Martin to pick up his fifth-year option but after a strong preseason, they're starting to change their tune. So are fantasy owners. His ADP has climbed into the fourth round after beginning the summer as a late sixth-rounder. If Martin stays healthy, a big if given how fragile he's been the last two seasons, he should be in the RB2 conversation.
Sep 10 - 4:08 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman said Doug Martin is clearly ahead of Charles Sims on the depth chart.

Auman speculates Sims may be closer to Bobby Rainey and Mike James than Martin after a "rough preseason." Martin has game script and offensive line concerns, but he is locked in as the No. 1 back. He is a good play in a game the Bucs should win Week 1 against the Titans.
Sep 7 - 10:15 AM

Doug Martin rushed for 40 yards and one touchdown on nine carries in the Bucs' third preseason game.

It was all or nothing for Martin on Saturday night. His first few runs went for nothing before Martin exploded later in the first half for big gains, including a 19-yard touchdown on a jump cut to the left. Looking spry in a contract year, Martin has rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries this preseason. Martin's ADP has skyrocketed this month from the end of the sixth round to the middle of the fourth round. It will only go up before Week 1.
Aug 29 - 9:34 PM

Doug Martin rushed for 59 yards on six carries in the Bucs' second preseason game.

Martin owned the Bucs' opening drive with 57 yards on five carries, bringing the offense down to the one-yard line before Jameis Winston capped it off with a one-yard touchdown run on a bootleg. Martin looks faster and quicker this year and is finishing his runs. His big gain Monday night was a 30-yard scamper up the right sideline after burying his head and powering through a couple arm tackles from Bengals defenders. Our own Ray Summerlin has been beating the Martin drum all offseason. He's one of the better value grabs at his fifth-round ADP.
Aug 24 - 9:35 PM

Doug Martin managed 19 yards on five carries in the Bucs' preseason opener against the Vikings.

Martin got the start, but the Bucs used each of their top-three backs in the Jameis Winston group, also mixing in Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey. Martin looks to have regained some quickness, but the Bucs' offensive line is going to be an issue for him all year, and it looks like another multi-back committee could be in store for Tampa Bay's offense. We'll continue to monitor Martin's situation all preseason.
Aug 15 - 10:02 PM

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
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Louis Murphy
3Donteea Dye
WR31Louis Murphy
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
RT1Gosder Cherilus
K1Connor Barth