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Buccaneers | Doug Martin shows well in brief stint

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:30:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed six times for 59 yards in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He also rushed once for nine yards.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) appears to be the closer to his 2012 version than the past two injury-marred seasons. His explosiveness and speed is back, and he could be a great middle-round value in standard fantasy leagues as a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy play.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin ready for rebound year

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:43:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is feeling better than he did at any point during his impressive rookie season when he ran for 1,454 yards in 2012. However, he's recorded only 950 yards over the last two years due to multiple injuries. Martin is fully healthy now and has stood out in training camp. The Bucs didn't pick up Martin's option for 2016, but they've maintained all along that he is the starter heading into this season. "We would just like for him to continue what he's been doing," head coach Lovie Smith said. "We've all taken notice. It seems like he has a little more bounce to his step, running with confidence. And he needs to. It's an important year for Doug and for our football team to establish the run game and Doug's our starting tailback."

Fantasy Tip: Martin's rookie season was buoyed by big performances in several games, and he hasn't lived up to his high expectations after that. He's injury-prone, too, making him a risky RB3 selection. He'll need Tampa's young offensive line to play above their heads to make him stand out, too.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin back in old form?

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:33:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has looked fantastic this offseason and the Buccaneers are looking forward to the success he had in 2012, according to the NFL Network's Mike Mayock.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's rookie season was in 2012. It saw him tally over 1,900 total yards and 12 total touchdowns. Since then, Martin has only played in 17 games. He's a risky draft pick, but there is some upside, as 2012 showed. If he plays a full season, he could end up as a RB2, but it's better to take him as a RB3.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin looking quicker

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10:35:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin supposedly looks leaner and quicker heading into his fourth season.

Fantasy Tip: If you're not an offensive lineman, it's usually a positive if you're looking quicker and leaner. The question for Martin will be if he can stay healthy, because he's only played in 17 games the last two seasons. If he can bounce back and stay on the field, he could surprise some people this year.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin named lead back

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:30:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was confirmed as the team's lead back Monday, Aug. 3, by head coach Lovie Smith. "We talked about being able to establish the run. Doug will be the lead guy doing that, so it's very important that we open up some holes and let him do his thing," Smith said via the Tampa Bay Times.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's average yards per carry has dropped from 4.6 in his rookie season to 3.6 and 3.7 in each of the previous two seasons. Martin totaled just three touchdowns over 17 games played in 2013 and 2014, and he shouldn't be drafted as anything more than an RB3.

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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.

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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.

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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 PewterReport.com'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: PewterReport.com - 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: PewterReport.com - 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 ESPN.com.

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.

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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: ESPN.com - 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.

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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.

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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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Buccaneers | Doug Martin ruled out for Week 11

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:45:36 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Washington Redskins, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,600) continues to be a huge fantasy disappointment this season. Bobby Rainey ($4,400) will likely continue to see the majority of the workload, but Charles Sims ($4,500) could also see a significant enough role against the Redskins to be a sleeper flex play at FantasyScore.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin limited Thursday

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:26:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is a big red flag with the injury and Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims in the mix. It's best to stay away from him at this point.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin practices

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:06:01 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: While it is not clear how much he was able to do in practice, it is a good sign that Martin was able to get any work in. He should still be avoided in FantasyScore this week.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin not practicing

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:08:51 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) did not participate in the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Martin should continue to be avoided in FantasyScore with Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey continuing to get a majority of the work, with Rainey being a decent flex option.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin is inactive

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:42:53 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) is inactive Sunday, Nov. 9, for Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Bobby Rainey ($4,900; 9.8% of your cap) is a solid flex option on FantasyScore today.

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Buccaneers | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:37:59 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared CB Alterraun Verner, OT Anthony Collins, RB Doug Martin, OG Kadeem Edwards, TE Luke Stocker, DL Michael Johnson, WR Robert Herron inactive for Week 10.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin doubtful

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:21:23 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and is doubtful for the team's Week 10 game.

Fantasy Tip: Martin should not be considered in FantasyScore this week. Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims should see most of the work this week, with Rainey likely slightly ahead in terms of who will get the most snaps.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin not practicing

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:47:10 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) is not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: This is not a good sign about his availability this weekend, and he already had an uphill battle to get playing time. Martin should be avoided in FantasyScore this week.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin sits

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:15:37 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Not great news for someone who could be fighting for snaps in the backfield. Martin should be avoided in FantasyScore this week.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin could take backseat

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:35:56 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin could be relegated to a backup role behind a two-man committee in RBs Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims.

Fantasy Tip: Rainey ($4,900; 9.8% of your cap) is a solid RB2 option on FantasyScore this week against the Atlanta Falcons. Charles Sims ($4,000; 8.0%) has received a lot of hype the last couple of weeks without taking a snap. He's in the flex option mix, but Rainey has performed well enough to warrant more opportunities.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin out today

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:43:17 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) is inactive Sunday, Nov. 2, for Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Bobby Rainey ($3,900; 7.8% of your cap) will have the freedom to run often today and is a great flex option on FantasyScore.

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Buccaneers | Week 9 Inactives

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:41:33 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Anthony Collins, LB Brandon Magee, CB Brandon Dixon, RB Charles Sims, RB Doug Martin, OG Kadeem Edwards inactive for Week 9.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin doubtful for Week 9

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:25:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 31, and is doubtful for the team's Week 9 game.

Fantasy Tip: Martin should not be considered in FantasyScore this week. Bobby Rainey is expected to start, and has a good price in FantasyScore at $3,900. Charles Sims also could get some work.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin sitting out

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:13:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

Fantasy Tip: It does not look like Martin will be able to play in Week 9. Bobby Rainey probably would receive the start, but Charles Sims could also receive some work during the game. Rainey costs $3,900 on FantasyScore and could be a flex option.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin in a boot

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:43:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) was in a walking boot and is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Fantasy Tip: If Martin can't go, Bobby Rainey is likely to get most of the work for the Buccaneers in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns, and would cost $3,900 in FantasyScore this week.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson stay

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:10:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin and WR Vincent Jackson were not traded as the NFL trade deadline passed Tuesday, Oct. 28, despite several rumors leading up to the deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's value will take a hit when Charles Sims returns from Reserve/Injured. Jackson is still the team's best receiver but is losing targets to rookie Mike Evans. Either one might be worth trading for the right price in your fantasy league.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin considered expendable

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:22:46 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are fielding offers for RB Doug Martin, and are more likely to deal him than WR Vincent Jackson, according to sources. Teams have approached the team about Martin, who could be had at the right price. He is believed to be expendable with RB Charles Sims eligible to come off the injured-reserve designated-to-return list.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin injures ankle

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:15:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 8 and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Bobby Rainey likely would receive most of the work if Martin misses time because of the injury. Rainey could be a starting option on FantasyScore depending on his price.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin attracting interest

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:39:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is a player opposing teams have inquired about.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's fantasy value could leap significantly in the right situation.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin expects big game soon

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:22:25 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he believes the team's running attack is close to having a breakout game. "Yeah, there's been times where it's definitely been close," Martin said. "These guys work hard. They work their butts off in practice. Everyone [holds] each other accountable for this. We're going to get it going and I can't wait until it happens. [I'll] Just continue what I do just run the ball hard, follow my keys and just keep going hard like I do."

Fantasy Tip: Martin should receive most of the work at running back in Week 6. Martin costs $4,600 on FantasyScore and could be a solid flex option for owners.

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Buccaneers | Bucs have faith in Doug Martin

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:30:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is averaging just 2.5 yards per carry this year, but quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, who is acting as the interim play-caller, is happy with the play of Martin. "I like the things Doug has done," Arroyo said. "Our run game has to improve, obviously, overall. We believe that as a staff that starts with us. I think wholeheartedly we need to continue to find out what exactly it takes to get us back on track in the run game. There's going to be some finer points, detail and those things execution-wise." Arroyo doesn't mind giving RB Bobby Rainey carries, but he believes that Martin is still the team's leading running back.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is cheap this week at FantasyScore ($4,700; 9.4% of cap). He's worth consideration against the Baltimore Ravens if you're looking for an under-the-radar option.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin carries load

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:32:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) was active in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he led the team with 14 carries, 40 yards and a touchdown. He also hauled in two passes for 16 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Martin looked fine, although it was tough sledding against a decent rush defense. It appears he is ready to resume his status as No. 1 tailback in Tampa, and he is once again a solid RB2 or flex play in most fantasy leagues.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin probable

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:45:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) fully practiced Friday, Sept. 26, and is probable for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Martin could be an interesting play in FantasyScore this week at a price of $5,900 (11.8% of cap). There still is a lot of risk there and it may be safer to stay away this week.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin practices in full

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:07:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Martin feels back to full strength and intends to play this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. How much he'll play, on the other hand, is a big question. Still, he could surprise those willing to take a chance on him at FantasyScore.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin expects to play

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:17:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) said he expects to return in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "The knee's coming along just fine," Martin said. "Full go in practice, and I expect to play in this upcoming game." RB Bobby Rainey started in the backfield for the two games that Martin missed.

Fantasy Tip: Martin could be a bargain at $5,900 (11.8% of cap) in his first game back at FantasyScore, but he remains a risk. How much will he split with Bobby Rainey if he's not back to full strength?

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin at full strength

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:57:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) said he back to full strength and he is anxious to get back on the football field and prove he is an impact player.

Fantasy Tip: Martin will cost you $5,600 (11.80% of cap) in FantasyScore this week. While the price is affordable, it may take some time for Martin to get back into game shape. Also, Bobby Rainey will likely continue to get a lot of work. Look elsewhere this week.

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

Buccaneers | Doug Martin fully practices

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:09:42 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: While it is good news that Martin is practicing in full, he may be a risky play in FantasyScore this week because of the injury and the potential of splitting carries with Bobby Rainey. Look elsewhere this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Buccaneers | Doug Martin returns to practice

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:10:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 22. He did not play Week 3 with a knee injury.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear at this point how time will be split between Bobby Rainey and Doug Martin. Stay tuned for more details on their likely timeshare as the week progresses.

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

Buccaneers | Week 3 Inactives

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:06:35 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, RB Doug Martin, DL Gerald McCoy, OT Kevin Pamphile, CB Kip Edwards, LB Mason Foster, OG Rishaw Johnson inactive for Week 3.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin inactive

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:01:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is officially inactive Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Bobby Rainey will get the majority of the workload out of the backfield and is seemingly a steal at $4,700 on FantasyScore against a weak Atlanta Falcons defense.

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