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.
Rotoprofessor | Jul 26th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) This is the type of article that would’ve seemed like lunacy about 18 months ago. Martin was coming off a stellar rookie season, with 1,926 total yards and 12 TD. He was a workhorse. He appeared to be the
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 18th
Ups and downs characterize the short careers of Ryan Mathews and Doug Martin. Both have penetrated the RB1 class. Both have triggered massive migraines. In this cage-match to the death, Brad Evans and Andy Behrens beat one another to a bloddy pulp over who you should draft.
Sound the bell ...
The Noise, naturally, professes his renewed love for Mathews:
Well, well, well … ...