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Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 215

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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.

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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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin takes most reps

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:02:34 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) took most of the first-team repetitions in practice Friday, Nov. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,000; 6.0% of your cap) should work his way back into the mix this week. We don't expect this situation to be more than a split between Martin and Charles Sims ($4,700; 9.4%). Martin is worth the bargain buy, but Sims could see more action this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Matt Baker

Buccaneers | Doug Martin questionable

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:38:18 -0800

Tamp Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) was limited in practice and is questionable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Martin will cost $3,000 in FantasyScore this week, and is a risky play because he has not done much this year. Charles Sims will likely get most of the work if Martin can't go, and will cost $4,700 this week.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin, Charles Sims limited

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:48:42 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Doug Martin (ankle) and Charles Sims (ankle) were both limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,000) may return in Week 12 to face the Chicago Bears, but he hasn't done much all season. Sims ($4,700), on the other hand, has effectively replaced Bobby Rainey as the lead back. The Bears are allowing just over 16 fantasy points per game to rushers this year. Consider Sims more of a flex play this week at FantasyScore, and his value will suffer if Martin returns.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin practicing

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:59:57 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Charles Sims may be the team's lead running back for now but Doug Martin should also receive some carries if he is able to play. Martin only costs $3,000 on FantasyScore and could be a flex option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Greg Auman

Buccaneers | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:32:35 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared CB Alterraun Verner, CB C.J. X. Wilson, DL Da'Quan Bowers, RB Doug Martin, OT Kevin Pamphile, TE Luke Stocker, WR Robert Herron inactive for Week 11.

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