Doug Martin

Doug Martin

Height: 5' 9"Weight: 223 lbsAge: 29College: Boise StateDrafted: #31 (1st Rd. by Tampa Bay)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
9th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #148
Best / Worst #82 / #214
ADP #148


Doug Martin to compete for starting job?

Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur is reporting that based on what he's seeing at OTA workouts, Doug Martin has a real shot to compete with Marshawn Lynch for the starting job.

Fantasy Impact

It's been a surprise to see Martin so low in early rankings, as it seemed like the Raiders made it a priority to bring him in once free agency started, as he was one of the first running backs to sign. Meanwhile, Lynch is now 32 years old with plenty of mileage on his body. After playing behind the Bucs lackluster offensive line, Martin will now play behind one that most consider top-five in the league. For a running back who's rushed for more than 1,400 yards twice in his career, don't count him out of this battle. He's someone to take a flier on late in best-ball leagues at the chance he earns the starting job, or at the very least, an 8-12 touch role in the offense.

Mike Tagliere3 weeks ago
Doug Martin signs with Raiders

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that free agent running back Doug Martin is signing with the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact

We heard rumblings about new head coach Jon Gruden meeting with Martin, but it never made that much sense considering Marshawn Lynch was on the roster. You have to wonder if Lynch will be released with the Martin signing. Until we hear an update, it's hard to say what this means for Martin in fantasy circles. If they do, in fact, keep both Lynch and Martin, it's a situation best left alone. It would likely be somewhat of a 50/50 timeshare, though neither of them are particularly great catching the ball out of the backfield. Martin would definitely have the edge in that department, so he'd be the preferred option of the two. If they do end up releasing Lynch, Martin is immediately back into the RB2 conversation while running behind one of the best offensive lines in football.

Mike Tagliere14 weeks ago
Raiders interested in Doug Martin

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden recently sat down with free agent running back Doug Martin and came away impressed.

Fantasy Impact

Actually signing Martin would be a surprise, as Gruden was recently quoted about being excited to have Marshawn Lynch as his running back. We've seen teams employ timeshares, but Lynch and Martin would make an awkward combination. If there's one thing that's clear throughout all of this, it's that the Raiders will likely never give DeAndre Washington or Jalen Richard a shot at the starting job. This is looking more and more like a backfield to avoid in 2018.

Mike Tagliere15 weeks ago
Doug Martin released

NFL Insider Adam Caplan is reporting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released RB Doug Martin on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

In an expected move, the Buccaneers have given up on Martin, releasing the once promising rusher following six inconsistent and injury-plagued years mixed in with off the field issues. While his career has been a disappointment so far, he’s young enough — Martin turned 29 last month — to rejuvenate his career on another club. Expect him to be on a roster by training camp. The Buccaneers will save $6.75 million in cap space and cash as a result of Martin's release.

Doug Martin 'wasn't ever the same' after suspension

Tampa Bay GM Jason Licht told reporters that Doug Martin just didn't seem to have it and wasn't the same player following his return from suspension.

Fantasy Impact

Martin was viewed as a high upside pick this season with the hopes of him exploding onto the scene upon his return from suspension. That never materialized, and he appears to be finished in Tampa Bay. His value for 2018 will be determined by his landing spot and role in a likely new offense.

Blaine Blontz22 weeks ago