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Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 215

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin expected to bounce back

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:54:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin could be in line for a big, bounce-back year, in the opinion of beat writer Roy Cummings.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is reportedly leaner and faster this year, but he has a ways to go to get back into the good graces of the coaching staff. He'll compete with Charles Sims, Dominique Brown and Bobby Rainey for carries. View Martin as an RB4 with a bit of upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Buccaneers | Doug Martin rising to occasion

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 18:07:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is one of several running backs vying for playing time in the team's backfield, along with RBs Dominique Brown, Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims. Martin has shed some body fat and re-gained weight in muscle. He is excited about the competition and feels good. "Competition out here helps us all," Martin said. "If you don't have anybody that's pushing you then who's going to make you better?"

Fantasy Tip: Martin appears to be in great shape heading into 2015, and he could be a decent bargain on draft day in the middle rounds. He was a Pro Bowler in 2012, and led the team in rushing in 2014. If he can stay healthy he could be a nice surprise for fantasy owners. He has plenty left in the tank.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Joe Kania

Buccaneers | Doug Martin leaner, faster

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:52:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is leaner and appears faster than ever this offseason with acceleration that hasn't been seen since his rookie season, according to's Scott Reynolds. "I'm trying to get my body fat percentage down," Martin said. "I am a little smaller in terms of my body fat percentage that's decreased, so that's good. I'm just trying to get my muscle gain up and get that fat out. Definitely I feel quicker - faster. I feel real good. "I wanted to be a little faster and a little quicker in my game and for me to be able to do that was to decrease my body fat, go hard in the weight room and come out here on the field and show the coaches. It's really more running and cardio. When I'm at home I'll go run around the neighborhood from time to time, a lot of cardio and keeping up on the weights."

Fantasy Tip: The report details how far he had fallen with the new regime in Tampa, but Martin has given some optimism. It's questionable if it's too late, though, as Charles Sims is primed to take over the lead running back role. Martin is still worth grabbing as an RB4, but his window may have closed in Tampa.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Scott Reynolds

Buccaneers | Doug Martin looking, feeling good in OTAs

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:53:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he feels great, his body feels good and his mind is where it needs to be as he participates in organized team activities. Martin has supposedly looked like his old self so far, making sharp cuts and catching the ball out of the backfield in one-on-one drills.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is still practicing with the first-team offense, but Charles Sims is expected to play a significant role this year as well. Considering his injury history and competition at the position, Martin should be drafted as a high-end RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Zach Shapiro

Buccaneers | Charles Sims could start for TB

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:31:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims has a solid chance of beating out RB Doug Martin for Tampa Bay's starting running back gig, according to Pat Yasinskas of

Fantasy Tip: Martin has mostly been a disappointment since his outstanding rookie season. Sims hasn't been given a lot of opportunities to show what he's capable of as he only played in eight games of his rookie season last year. It could end up being more of a running back by committee (Bobby Rainey and Mike James are also available), but Martin needs to step up his game if he doesn't want Sims to supplant him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Pat Yasinskas

Buccaneers | Doug Martin's option not picked up

Mon, 04 May 2015 06:01:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be an unrestricted free agent in 2016 after the team decided not to exercise his fifth-year player option Monday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: The oft-injured Martin will have to compete with Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey for touches in 2015. Martin has proven to be a capable fantasy RB1 when he can stay on the field, but he's not guaranteed to take the lion's share of work. He's a weak RB2, but it might be difficult to select him there. Keep an eye on this situation in training camp.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Buccaneers | Doug Martin has backer in Lovie

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:18:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has a supporter in head coach Lovie Smith. Smith said the team hasn't "seen the true Doug Martin yet." Smith also said RB Bobby Rainey is the current starting punt returner.

Fantasy Tip: Rainey hasn't done much since his outstanding rookie year in 2012 (1,454 yards, 11 touchdowns), mainly because of injuries. He'll have to contend with Rainey and Charles Sims in the backfield in 2015, too, which means it'll be tough to rely on him yet again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey limited Thursday

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:52:19 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey (ankle) returned to practice in limited fashion Thursday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Rainey and Charles Sims have been nonfactors in recent weeks with Doug Martin returning as starter. Martin ($4,400) deserves a look on FantasyScore this week with a nice matchup against the Carolina Panthers, who have given up the third most receptions to running backs this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL

Buccaneers | Doug Martin says he's the same runner

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:27:26 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin says he's the same running back he was as a rookie in 2012 when he took the league by storm. However, he's averaging just 2.8 yards per carry and has only 193 rushing yards and one score this season, but he's missed two games with a knee injury and three with an ankle ailment. He's healthy now, but he only mustered 27 yards on 11 carries in Week 12 while sharing time with RBs Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey.

Fantasy Tip: It's very hard to trust Martin ($3,300) at FantasyScore with Sims and Rainey also competing for touches in this backfield. If there was ever a week to roll the dice on Martin in a flex spot, though, Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals might be it. The Bengals have allowed an average of 21.73 fantasy points to runners in 2014.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Pat Yasinskas

Buccaneers | Doug Martin quiet in return

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:17:18 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) returned to the lineup in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears. He carried 11 times for 27 yards. He was sidelined for the past three games due to an ankle injury.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should avoid Martin until he starts to show a little more consistency. Rust was inevitable after a long layoff, especially on the road against a decent defense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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