Doug Martin

Doug Martin

RB - TB
Height: 5' 9"Weight: 223 lbsAge: 28College: Boise StateDrafted: #31 (1st Rd. by Tampa Bay)

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #12
Projection 10.2 pts

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Doug Martin posts 80 total yards versus Bills

Doug Martin rushed 20 times for 49 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Bills Sunday. He added two receptions for 31 yards on three targets.

Fantasy Impact

Martin saw big volume versus a tough Bills front in Buffalo. He put up 80 total yards but did not score in this one. Start Martin with confidence as an RB2 with RB1 upside going forward.

Justin Mackey1 day ago
Doug Martin with a solid effort against Cardinals

Doug Martin gained 53 yards on 14 carries, and 11 yards on one reception on Sunday against the Cardinals. He also rushed for his second touchdown of the season and a two-point conversion.

Fantasy Impact

It was encouraging to see Martin get 15 touches in a game where the Bucs were in a huge hole, particularly with Jameis Winston out of action. Martin has already shown himself to be a reliable fantasy option in his brief time back in action, and should continue to be one next week against the Bills.

Dan Harris1 week ago
Doug Martin impresses in first game

Doug Martin had 74 rushing yards and one touchdown along with one catch for eight yards in his first game action of the season.

Fantasy Impact

Martin came back strong after missing the first three games due to suspension. Going forward, he should be the lead back in Tampa Bay making him a strong RB2 or or low-end RB1 for a fantasy team. With Tampa Bay already having their bye week, you will also get an extra game from him that you wouldn't from others in this range.

Dominick Petrillo3 weeks ago
Doug Martin a non-factor in preseason game three

Doug Martin got very few reps Saturday in order to give Jacquizz Rodgers first team playing time in preparation for Martin's three-game suspension.

Fantasy Impact

Martin only had two carries for two yards and two receptions for 14 yards in the contest. This isn't alarming, as it makes sense for the Bucs to be sure Rodgers is up to speed going into the season. Martin has played great this preseason, showing off speed, strength, and shiftiness. It appears the talented RB has overcome his 2016 issues and is on track to provide fringe RB1 numbers once he gets back on the field in week four.

Matthew Marino8 weeks ago
Doug Martin's starting job remains in question

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter told the media that "it's impossible to say" Doug Martin will remain the team's starting running back when he is eligible to return from his suspension in Week 4.

Fantasy Impact

Martin, who rushed for 30 yards and a touchdown on five carries Thursday night against the Jaguars, is continuing to impress this offseason. However, since he will serve the remainder of his four-game suspension to open the year -- he will miss the first three games -- Koetter is declining to name him the starter upon his Week 4 return. From a fantasy perspective, Jacquizz Rodgers is the favorite to emerge as the starter while Martin is out, with Charles Sims working as the team's primary receiver out of the backfield. If Rodgers struggles, I'd fully expect Martin to start, but if he shines, Martin could be in trouble as Tampa could roll with the hot hand, which negatively impacts his fantasy value.