Doug Martin news, rumors and stats

 

Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 223

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Week By Week

YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2012TBB1631914544.56110494729.631036819261
2013TBB61274563.591012665.50001395221
Average:2239554603126981025412241
Total:446191041206153881050724482

Buccaneers | Charles Sims to short-term IR

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:26:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaners RB Charles Sims (ankle) is expected to be placed on the Active/Reserve/Injured list. The club liked what they saw in the offseason and believe he could be back in midseason.

Fantasy Tip: Until Sims comes back, Doug Martin should dominate passing-down work and be at minimum a high-end fantasy RB2. Sims could be worth a fantasy roster spot when he does return because of his explosiveness.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Buccaneers | Doug Martin the bell cow

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:49:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaners RB Doug Martin was called the team's "bell cow" running back by head coach Lovie Smith.

Fantasy Tip: Smith continues to make it clear that Martin is his main back despite wanting to rotate in other backs more often this season. Meanwhile, a shoulder injury to Mike James and ankle surgery for Charles Sims should further ensure that Martin continues to receive a heavy workload and remains a potential RB1.

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

Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey and Mike James likely to compete for backup job

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:15:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey and RB Mike James are likely to compete for the back up running back job behind Doug Martin. RB Jeff Demps may also be in the mix as a situational player.

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

Buccaneers | Want to use rotation at RB

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:15:45 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Bobby Rainey, Mike James, Charles Sims and Jeff Demps will be vying for carries behind RB Doug Martin in training camp. Martin is the team's starting running back, but the team wants to use a rotation in the backfield.

Fantasy Tip: Martin clearly is the starter and should be drafted as an RB1. However, they'll look to spell him when they can. Stay tuned for who stands out as his primary backup during training camp and the preseason.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin will not have lesser role

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:38:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said RB Doug Martin will not have a lesser role on offense this upcoming season but did say the team will be using more than one running back in order to keep players healthy.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Martin likely will get most of the work at running back at 2014 but will be coming off the field at times. Martin should be considered a starting running back in all leagues and likely will be drafted in one of the first few rounds.

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

Buccaneers | Charles Sims' likely role

Fri, 30 May 2014 06:22:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is the most likely among the backups to have a weekly role behind starter Doug Martin, in the opinion of Scott Smith, because of Sims' ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Martin will probably cede a few carries and third-down work to Sims.

Fantasy Tip: Mike James and Bobby Rainey profile more closely to handcuff status because of the underrated power in their games. One of them may be a cut candidate. Sims is a decent late-rounds PPR gamble but is unlikely to be considered top dog if Martin were to struggle or suffer an injury. As for Martin's fantasy value, he should still get the lion's share on his way to low-end RB1 numbers; he has plenty of rebound potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Buccaneers.com - Scott Smith

Buccaneers | Doug Martin cleared

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:16:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) said he has been medically cleared to participate in football activities.

Fantasy Tip: Martin likely will be the team's starting running back in 2014 as long as he can stay healthy. Owners should consider him as a starting running back in all fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Buccaneers | Doug Martin to be bell cow

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:22:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith expects RB Doug Martin to be the team's leading rusher again this season. "I think you have to have a bell cow," Smith said. "(Martin) is ours. At the running back position, there's enough reps to go around. We want three guys we feel comfortable with. Two will play, but it's not a rotation that where every series we're going to have a different guy in there. We'll have a starter, then we'll have a backup that will give him quality backup minutes."

Fantasy Tip: Mike James and Bobby Rainey filled in nicely for Martin when he was out last year, but they aren't your prototypical lead backs. Martin is, and this news should have been expected if he was fully healthy. He'll likely come at a cheaper price this year as your RB1.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin close to being medically cleared

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:46:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) believes he will be cleared for full activity this week, after recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin expects to be cleared soon

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:09:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) said he expects to receive medical clearance in the near future. He said he expects to be ready for the start of offseason workouts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 620 WDAE Tampa - Tom Krasniqi

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