By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 12:36am EDT
Doug Martin had limited production and then suffered another setback when he went down with an ankle injury. It seems that it's about time to label Martin as a "bust" for fantasy owners. To make matters worse, there are rumors that the Bucs may trade him before the deadline on Tuesday. (Source: Bleacher Report
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners must be frustrated with Martin and to be honest, if they need space on their rosters it may be justifiable to drop him. Otherwise, it looks like they may want to stash him on their benches and hope that he gets traded. In the meantime, both Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims need to be picked up in all leagues.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 4:32pm EDT
Doug Martin carried the ball 11 times for 45 yards in Sunday's blowout loss against the Ravens. He also had 1 catch for 3 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Martin has been just a couple notches above terrible this year. The offensive line is not helping him out much, but the fantasy community had pretty high hopes for Martin. He is still sitting in front of Bobby Rainey, but how long can Coach Smith keep confidence in him? Martin and the Bucs are on their bye for week 7.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 1:16pm EDT
Doug Martin carried the ball 14 times for 40 yards and 1 TD. He also caught 2 passes for 16 yards.
Fantasy Impact: The good news for Martin owners is he saw the bulk of the work over Bobby Rainey. However, Martin did very little with the work he received against a very weak Steelers run defense that was missing numerous starting linebackers. Martin appears to have the starting job for now, but he is a very volatile RB2.
By Brian Tesch, Buccaneers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 18th 1:52pm EDT
According to Nfl.com's Ian Rappaport, Doug Martin is "unlikely" play tonight vs the Falcons, but he "will test out [his knee] pregame to make sure". (Source: Ian Rappaport via Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Another bump in the road in what has already been a tumultuous season for Martin. Martin looked like a bonafide RB1 going into the season, but is in danger of being passed on the depth chart by the impressive Bobby Rainey. Martin is still a must own, but his status for tonight needs to be monitored closely.
By Clinton Ho, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 1:28pm EDT
Doug Martin will not play later today for Tampa. Bobby Rainey will start. (Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Leading up to today, it appeared that Martin would have a shot at playing. Now that he is out, look for Bobby Rainey to pick up the slack and be an immediate contributor. Grab him if you need a plug-in starter for this week since he'll be in the afternoon games.
By RJ Lennox, Buccaneers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 4:27pm EDT
Martin practices on Friday and look to be on track to return to the lineup against the Rams. (Source: Pewter Report on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: The Bucs really need Martin to be healthy and take some pressure off the O line. He will likely be a low end RB2 this week, however with a good showing against a stout Rams front 7, plus getting through the week healthy he could be back in the RB1/2 talk next week.
By RJ Lennox, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:13pm EDT
Martin was ineffective running the ball 9 times for just 9 yards and catching 1 pass for 7 more. He then got rolled up on and missed a big chunk of the game, before briefly returning. We will await word today from the Bucs medical staff on severity of the injury. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: While it was a very bad week for stats, Martin was going up against one of the best front 7's in football. Having said that, the injury didn't look too severe and he did briefly come back into the game. If Martin is out for an extended period Bobby Rainey should inherit most of his workload.
By RJ Lennox, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Aug 26th 2:16pm EDT
Bucs trade for 6 time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins. (Source: Pro Football Talk
Fantasy Impact: Wow what a difference a week makes. With the Mankins addition and the Charles Sims injury, Martin now is looking more like a potential breakout candidate. He had a solid game against the Bills last week in which he showed flashes of his 2012 self, and has now crept back into the conversation as a potential top 10 RB.
By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 11:07am EDT
Martin carried the ball 12 times for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Bills on Saturday. He also added two catches for 27 yards.
Fantasy Impact: With the injuries to pass-catching back Charles Sims and reserve running back Mike James, Jeff Tedford used Martin on all downs. Martin was involved in the Bucs' passing attack, catching a 21-yard pass on 3rd down. He also displayed a nose for the endzone, diving over a pile of lineman for a touchdown despite poor blocking.
It seems clear Martin will be the workhorse for Tampa this season. Expect to see Martin on all downs. Many forget that he caught 49 passes in his rookie year. Martin's 3rd round ADP is becoming more and more realistic as the regular season approaches
By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 7:55pm EDT
Lovie Smith referred to Doug Martin as his bell cow running back saying, "Of course, Doug’s our bell cow.’’ Smith also noted that Martin has improved his pass-catching ability and will be a part of the Bucs' passing attack this season. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: The stars may be aligning for Doug Martin to have a bounce back year. Charles Sims seemed poised to steal receptions from Martin, however he'll be sidelined for the majority of the season. In addition. Martin has impressed coaches with his preseason play and improved pass-catching ability. At this point, his only limiting factor may be the poor offensive line play. Martin should be considered a high-end RB2 to be targeted in the late 2nd or early 3rd round.
By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 12:51pm EDT
Martin carried the ball six times for 24 yards against the Dolphins on Saturday. He also hauled in one reception for four yards.
Fantasy Impact: Martin turned in a decent performance in the Buccaneers' second preseason game. Despite a second straight week of below-average offensive line play, Martin managed 4.0 yards per carry. Charles Sims' injury makes Martin a tad more enticing in PPR formats, but still expect RB2 numbers at best for Martin this year
By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 3:03pm EDT
The Tampa Tribune reports that Lovie Smith plans to reduce Doug Martin's 23 touch per game average from his first two seasons. Smith acknowledged Martin will be the starter, but a committee approach could be used. (Source: Tampa Tribune
Fantasy Impact: It seems as though Mike James, Bobby Rainey, and rookie Charles Sims will be eating into Martin's workload this season. Martin is still being considered a fringe RB1 according to his ADP, coming off the board in the late 2nd round. At that price, Martin will need to make the most of his reduced touches to live up to his ADP.
Rotoworld | Oct 31st
Doug Martin (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 9 against the Browns.
ProFootballTalk | Oct 31st
Buccaneers starting tailback Doug Martin could be set to miss his third game of the season. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Martin (ankle) wasn’t practicing Friday. And with Martin also sitting out Wednesday and Thursday’s workouts, his availability for Sunday’s contest at Cleveland seems tenuous at best. It has been a…
Rotoworld | Oct 31st
Doug Martin (ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.
Fantasy Sports LR | Oct 31st
By now, you undoubtedly know that Doug Martin has been a massive disappointment to those unfortunate enough to have drafted him. If you disagree, please let me know so I can secure you a spot in every fantasy league I play in moving forward. At the season’s outset, we talked about whether or not the Muscle …
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