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Buccaneers | Doug Martin cut

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:19:53 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was released Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Bucs will save $6.75 million. Due to the structure of his contract, the team will absorb no dead money on their salary cap.

Fantasy Tip: Other than a resurgence in 2015, Martin has been a perennial fantasy disappointment after a monster rookie season. Those are the only two seasons he has managed to play at least 12 games. He's 29 and could be an interesting piece of a committee. Monitor where he lands for a potential RB3 grab.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin not returning?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:21:24 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has "no chance" of being on Tampa Bay's roster next season, in the opinion of the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career, playing in just 16 games over the last two seasons. His production lacked when he was playing, so there is merit to releasing Martin. At 29 years old, he may be over the football hill. Peyton Barber, Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers are more than capable of manning the Bucs' backfield.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin 'wasn't ever the same' in 2017

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:16:01 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin failed to rush for even 500 yards for the fourth time in five years. General manager Jason Licht attributed Martin's most recent disappointing season to his season-opening suspension and the idea he wasn't able to reach the form he showed in the preseason after returning from his three-game absence. "I think the lack of, or having a hard time getting the run game going was…you know, Doug just didn't have…he just wasn't ever the same. And it wasn't until late that Peyton (Barber) kind of arrived and things started going a little bit better with him, starting with the Green Bay game and on and on," Licht said.

Fantasy Tip: It's a weak excuse, especially considering Martin looked sharp in his season debut against the New England Patriots in Week 5. Martin obviously wasn't able to find the same form, but his offensive line didn't do him any favors either - even before injuries really started to strike the front five. Either way, Martin is likely done in Tampa Bay, which figures to add a running back in the first two to three rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin bottled up in Charlotte

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:43:34 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed six times for seven yards in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers and he did not have any receptions or targets.

Fantasy Tip: Martin was awful, outplayed by Peyton Barber badly. While Carolina's defense is rather stout, Barber was still able to average 3.9 yards per run to Martin's 1.2 yards per tote. His future in Tampa looks rather murky at the moment, as does his fantasy outlook.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin set to rejoin team?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:52:27 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's one-game suspension is "behind us now," according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Fantasy Tip: Koetter has yet to specify what infraction Martin actually committed, but it would be far from surprising if Martin did not play another snap for the Buccaneers. The 28-year-old back voided all of his remaining guaranteed money with his suspension last season and Peyton Barber has filled in adequately when given the chance this season. Martin will almost certainly be playing somewhere else in 2018.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin violated team rules

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:31:46 -0800

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been declared inactive for the team's Week 15 game because he violated team rules.

Fantasy Tip: Martin was the starting running back earlier in the season but could lose the job if Peyton Barber plays well in Week 15. Owners in all leagues should probably avoid Martin for the final two games of the season if he plays.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin inactive

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:08:13 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been declared inactive for the team's Week 15 game.

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Buccaneers | Week 15 inactives for Bucs

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:05:06 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared WR Bobo Wilson, RB Doug Martin, DL Gerald McCoy, LB Lavonte David, OG Mike Liedtke, QB Ryan W. Griffin, CB Vernon Hargreaves III inactive for Week 15.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin mostly ineffective

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:52:06 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin carried 10 times for 26 yards in the Week 14 game against the Detroit Lions and he added two receptions for 24 yards on his three targets.

Fantasy Tip: Martin was outgained 58-26 on the ground by Peyton Barber, who was tremendously effective on the ground when Martin was sidelined by injury the week before. It appears there is going to be a Tampa timeshare in the backfield and Martin might be on the short end.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin starting in Week 14

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:41:22 -0800

Confirming a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) will start Week 14's game against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Martin was a full practice participant throughout the week and was not listed on the injury report. He should be viewed as nothing more than a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues this afternoon, especially given how well RB Peyton Barber played in his absence.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin off injury report

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:16:44 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) was able to practice fully on Friday, Dec. 8, and he is off the injury report for Week 14 against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is expected to start in Week 14, and that's bad news for the fantasy outlook of Peyton Barber. Martin should be treated as a RB3 or flex fantasy option against the Lions.

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Buccaneers | Week 14 injury report for Tampa

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:16:21 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III (hamstring), DT Clinton McDonald (back), CB Joshua Robinson (hamstring) and SS T.J. Ward (concussion) did not practice Friday, Dec. 8, and all are listed as out for Week 14 against the Detroit Lions. DE Ryan Russell (knee) practiced in full and is considered questionable. DE Robert Ayers (concussion), C Joe Hawley (illness), RB Doug Martin (concussion) and QB Jameis Winston (ankle) each practiced in full and are off the injury report.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin likely to start Week 14

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:23:13 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) is expected to rejoin the starting lineup in Week 14, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.

Fantasy Tip: It's a predictable but sad choice from head coach Dirk Koetter. Martin hasn't averaged four yards per carry in a game since his Week 5 debut or scored a touchdown since Week 6. Peyton Barber scored twice on five carries in Week 12 and was the featured back in last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers, churning out 143 total yards on 27 touches. Martin figures to be on a short leash, but Koetter's decision makes it nearly impossible to start either player with any kind of confidence this weekend.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin also a full participant

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:45:56 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol and fully practiced Thursday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Tampa Bay's backfield is a conundrum with Martin and Peyton Barber both vying for the starting job. Barber deserves to start again after a great fill-in job last week, plus Martin hasn't exactly done anything to write home about. The Muscle Hamster can't be started as more than a flex, and that might even be risky.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin practices in full

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:51:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Martin cleared concussion protocol and it is a good sign he practiced in full and wasn't even limited. Peyton Barber was sharp last week in a fill-in role and he might have worked his way into a timeshare situation with Martin, but that's just speculation. Still, a timeshare situation wouldn't be good for the fantasy appeal of either.

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Buccaneers | Wednesday's practice report for Tampa

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:51:20 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III (hamstring), C Joe Hawley (illness), DT Clinton McDonald (back), S Joshua Robinson (hamstring), DE Ryan Russell (knee) and SS T.J. Ward (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 6. DE Robert Ayers (concussion), RB Doug Martin (concussion) and QB Jameis Winston (ankle) practiced in full.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin back at practice

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:31:05 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday, Dec. 6, for the first time since he suffered a concussion against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen whether or not Martin will reclaim his starting job or split carries with Peyton Barber, who ran 23 times for 102 yards in Week 13 versus the Green Bay Packers. If they split carries, neither back figures to be any better than a RB3 option despite a plus-matchup with the Detroit Lions.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin still in concussion protocol

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:27:34 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) has yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's status is expected to be updated Wednesday, and it will make for an interesting situation should he be cleared for Week 14. Peyton Barber gave Tampa Bay its first 100-yard rusher of the season in a loss the Green Bay Packers in Week 13, handling 23 of the 30 carries from the Buccaneers' backfield. If Martin plays, owners should expect a near-even split of the carries. If not, Barber has a very favorable matchup against the Detroit Lions' run defense.

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Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Week 13 inactives

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:34:30 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared DL Clinton McDonald, RB Doug Martin, C Joe Hawley, CB Joshua Robinson, DL Robert Ayers, FS T.J. Ward, CB Vernon Hargreaves III inactive for Week 13.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin out for Week 13

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:38:24 -0800

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) did not practice Friday, Dec. 1, and he has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: The Bucs will use a three-headed backfield committee of Peyton Barber, Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims against a very stingy Packers rush defense.

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Buccaneers | Friday's injury report for Tampa

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:37:21 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III (hamstring), RB Doug Martin (concussion), DT Clinton McDonald(back), CB Joshua Robinson (hamstring) and SS T.J. Ward (concussion) did not practice and are listed as out for Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers. DE Robert Ayers (concussion) was limited in practice, but he is also ruled out. TE Cameron Brate (hip), WR DeSean Jackson (foot) and OT Leonard Wester (ankle) were limited and are considered questionable, as is QB Jameis Winston (shoulder), who put in a full practice. CB Robert McClain (shoulder), DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder) and C Evan Smith (concussion) practiced in full and were removed from the report.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin out Friday

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:34:26 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) is out of practice Friday, Dec. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Jacquizz Rodgers, Peyton Barber and Charles Sims would figure to split the work, which doesn't lend much fantasy upside against the Green Bay Packers. The Pack have allowed just 2.92 yards per rush to backs the last five weeks.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin remains sidelined

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:48:34 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Martin needs to be cleared by doctors before he is allowed to play, so there is a chance that he misses at least one game. Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber probably would both see playing time if Martin is ruled out, but neither player is a great fantasy option.

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Buccaneers | Wednesday's practice report for Tampa

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:18:58 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III (hamstring), WR DeSean Jackson (foot), RB Doug Martin (concussion), DT Clinton McDonald ()back), CB Joshua Robinson (hamstring) and SS T.J. Ward (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 29. DE Robert Ayers (concussion) was a limited participant, while CB Robert McClain (shoulder), DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder), C Evan Smith (concussion) and QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin not cleared to practice

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:20:52 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) remained in the league's concussion protocol Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Fantasy Tip: It's not looking good for Martin to play in Week 13, although blocking was already going to be an issue with center Ali Marpet and right tackle Demar Dotson landing on the Reserve/Injured list this week. If Martin sits, expect to see Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber sharing snaps on early downs, while Charles Sims gets the bulk of third-down reps. Owners should probably ignore this backfield in fantasy this week.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin rushes for 33 yards

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 13:10:11 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) rushed for 33 yards on seven carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Martin suffered a concussion during the game, so his status for Week 13 is uncertain at this point. Owners should monitor his practice participation during the week but probably can avoid Martin even if he plays.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin suffers concussion

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 11:48:29 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) left the team's Week 12 game early because of a concussion and will not return.

Fantasy Tip: Martin will have to pass all of the concussion tests before he is cleared to play, so his status for Week 13 is uncertain. Jacquizz Rodgers probably will take over as the starter as long as Martin is sidelined and can be a flex option.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin goes nowhere fast

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:32:14 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin ran 19 times for just 38 yards in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins and he had two grabs for six yards on three targets.

Fantasy Tip: It was a forgettable day for Martin, who had nowhere to go. Luckily for the offense it was Ryan Fitzpatrick to the rescue. He is averaging 2.0 yards per game, posting just 96 rushing yards over his past 47 attempts. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes right now heading into Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin rushes for 51 yards

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:55:02 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed for 51 yards on 20 carries against the New York Jets in Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has been a bit inconsistent this season and has been held to 58 yards over the last two games. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option next week and may struggle while Jameis Winston is sidelined.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin stacked up in loss

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:00:29 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin ran eight times for just seven yards in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints and he did not have any catches.

Fantasy Tip: Martin and the Buccaneers offense had a forgettable afternoon. They'll look for much better results in Week 10 against the visiting Jets.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin posts 71 yards

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:53:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed 18 times for 71 yards in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers and he added one reception for four yards on two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Martin did pretty well against a stout Panthers rush defense. He'll look for much better results next week in New Orleans, and he could add more in the receiving game, too.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin facing tough test

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 21:46:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin faces the Carolina Panthers in Week 8, and the Panthers haven't allowed more than 67 yards to a running back in any game this year.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has seen his number of carries go up but his yards decrease in the three games he has played this year, and he draws a tough matchup this weekend. He is a low-upside flex play.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin held in check

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:46:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin ran 20 times for 49 yards and caught two passes for 31 yards in a 30-27 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's season-high 20 carries yielded a season-low 49 yards. He faces another tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8, which relegates him to the lower end of the RB2 spectrum.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin finds the end zone

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:44:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin finished with 14 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 11 yards in a 38-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has scored in both of his games since returning from suspension, and he is clearly the team's lead back. He should be no worse than a RB2 moving forward.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin ready for more work

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:04:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin admitted to wearing down after logging 26 snaps in his season debut in Week 5 but feels as though he is ready to go wire-to-wire in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals if necessary. "I feel like I can handle anything coach asks me to do. I'm prepared to do everything," Martin said.

Fantasy Tip: Head coach Dirk Koetter seemed hesitant at the thought of adding too much to Martin's workload when asked about it Thursday, suggesting "he has no problem with any of his other backs" and giving Martin more work is something that will "present itself." Martin looked great in limited action in Week 5 and has certainly earned the right to be an every-week RB2 in fantasy, even in a difficult matchup against Arizona.

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Buccaneers | Solid debut for Doug Martin

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:46:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin made his season debut against the New England Patriots Thursday, Oct. 5, finishing with 74 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and one catch for eight yards.

Fantasy Tip: Martin wasted no time reclaiming the lead role in the backfield, and he dominated the touches. Pencil him in as a RB2 against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin to have big role?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:10:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has a chance to have a significant role on offense against the New England Patriots in Week 5 because the team believes his return can spark the offense, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Dan Graziano.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has missed the first three games because of a suspension and had limited practice time this week but should have a role against the Patriots. He should become the team's starting running back in the near future but it is not known how many touches he will receive this week. Owners can consider him a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in leagues.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin added to roster

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:21:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was activated from the Reserve/Suspended list Monday, Oct. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's role for Week 5 is uncertain since it will be his first game of the season and the team plays on Thursday Night Football. He may see limited work if he is active against the New England Patriots because he missed the first three games, which makes him a risky option. Martin should become the starting running back in the near future and can be a weekly starting option when that occurs.

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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.

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

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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Buccaneers | Doug Martin working with first team

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:56:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been working with the first-team offense in organized team activities Tuesday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: Martin still has three games to serve on his suspension, but the reports have been glowing on him this offseason. Of course, it could be smoke and mirrors in an attempt to trade him, but he could be a bounce-back RB3 candidate in fantasy.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin OK after accident

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:14:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin suffered minor cuts and bruises as a result of a car accident Thursday, May 4, according to a report from the Tampa Police Department.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has plenty of traffic to maneuver through in his own backfield, too. Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers will stint Martin's receiving game and take away some of his carries. Injuries forced Martin missed eight games last year, paving the way for Sims and then Rodgers to earn more playing time. Given the crowded backfield and the fact that he has only played a full season in two of his five years, Martin is merely a flex consideration.

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