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Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 223

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

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay to use RBBC without Doug Martin

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:43:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers will most likely be the first- and second- down back, while Charles Sims will handle most of the third-down work and Peyton Barber will be the goal-line back while Doug Martin serves his season-opening three-game suspension, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

Fantasy Tip: No real surprises here, although Laine points out Barber has improved quite a bit and may have been the most explosive back in camp behind Martin in the preseason. As things stand right now, expect Martin to handle the early-down and goal-line work upon his return, while Sims keeps his role and Rodgers becomes more of a handcuff.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin now returning Week 5

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:47:27 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will now be eligible to return from suspension in Week 5 after the team's Week 1 game was pushed to Week 11 due to Hurricane Irma.

Fantasy Tip: He'll still miss three games and return against the New England Patriots Oct. 5. One drawback now is he won't have a bye week, and he has a checkered injury history. That has to limit his upside some, but there is little risk in having him as an RB3.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin on suspended list

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:32:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was placed on the Reserve/Suspended list Saturday, Sept. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Martin will miss the first three games for the suspension, so it is not known what role he will have in the offense when he returns. He could be a No. 2 running back if he becomes the main running back when he returns but could also be a No. 3 or flex option if he is a part of a committee.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin finds end zone

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:19:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed for 30 yards and one touchdown on five carries in the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Martin will miss the first three games of the regular season because of a suspension, so it is not known what his role will be when he returns. He has a chance to be a No. 2 fantasy running back if he is the starter when he returns from his suspension.

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Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers could beat out Doug Martin?

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:16:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers has received plenty of praise from teammates and coaches about exceptional vision, toughness and his versatility, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine, who adds "there's always the possibility" Rodgers could remain the starter after Doug Martin returns from his three-game suspension to begin the season.

Fantasy Tip: Rodgers filled in nicely when called upon in 2016, but he is a longshot to overtake Martin if the latter is in his 2015 form - as general manager Jason Licht said he is. Rodgers' 129 carries last season were by far the most of his six-year career. He would do well to hit that mark as Martin's handcuff in 2017.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin not a lock to start upon return

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:00:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will not be guaranteed his starting job in Week 4 when he completes the remainder of his three-game PED suspension, according to general manager Jason Licht. "Look, he has done everything we've asked him to do, and he looks reminiscent of 2015 when he was playing for his contract. … So he might be one of those guys that needs a carrot. And he's got a pretty big carrot in front of him right now, because there's no guarantees that he's going to be here. And he knows that. We've talked to him, and he's good with it," Licht said.

Fantasy Tip: It's tough talk from Licht, but what he should do as a general manager. Jacquizz Rodgers would have to drop some jaws and stay healthy in order for Martin to be in any real danger of losing his early-down gig. Owners with an eye toward rolling the dice on Martin should hope for more reports like this, as it could make him cheaper on draft day. For now, consider Martin a high-end RB3 with the potential to be a low-end RB1 upon his return.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin leaner in 2017

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:17:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin told ESPN's Jenna Laine he trimmed off about two percent body fat this offseason with high intensity training and by cutting out carbs.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has yet to draw a single negative comment this offseason and has consistently been the focus of admiration of teammates and front office personnel alike. While he will miss the first three weeks of the regular season as he wraps up his PED suspension from late in 2016, he figures to reclaim his starting job upon return and could easily be a high-end RB2. Owners are advised to take the plunge if he falls near the sixth-round area or later in drafts this summer.

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Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers expected to step up

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:52:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers is being counted on to "step up" for the first three games of the season while Doug Martin serves the remainder of his PED suspension from last season, according to ESPN.com's Jenna Laine.

Fantasy Tip: Rodgers, who reportedly dropped about seven pounds in the offseason, showed well when called upon in 2016. Owners looking to handcuff Martin should be looking initially at Rodgers, but his role beyond Week 3 is unclear. Still, he figures to be a popular DFS option early on and a solid play for zero-RB advocates in September.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin flashing 2015 form

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:12:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is receiving a ton of offseason praise from a number of sources, not the least of which is general manager Jason Licht. "(Martin) looks lean, he looks like he's finishing his runs - obviously, there is no contact in the spring - but it looks like he's finishing his runs. He looks like he's got that burst. ... He looks like the Doug Martin of 2015," Licht told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Fantasy Tip: It's important to remember Martin will miss the first three games due to suspension and doesn't boast the best track record when it comes to staying healthy. While it is entirely possible he can return to being a fantasy RB1, those two factors alone make him a risky bet and someone owners should not be trying to move up draft boards just because he is looking good in non-padded practices.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin living in weight room?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:10:17 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin looks quicker and bulkier than he did only two or three weeks ago, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Thought to be a cut candidate earlier this spring, Martin appears primed to enjoy a bounce-back year once he is able to return from his season-opening three-game suspension. Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims and rookie Jeremy McNichols figure to pick up the slack in his absence. Once Martin returns, he could easily be an upside RB2 in what should be a very good offense.

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