Doug Martin
Doug Martin

Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Mon, Jul 4th 11:07am EDT
The Muscle Hampster was second in the league with over 1,400 rushing yards but only managed to find the end zone on 6 runs. Being the type of runner he is, Martin is likely to see a big bump in touchdown rate, and assuming Winston continues to progress and at least one of Tampa's top three receivers actually stays healthy, Martin could see even better fantasy numbers in 2016.

Doug Martin rushed four times for 18 yards against the Browns on Friday night. The Bucs know what they have in Martin and were likely being cautious with him in a meaningless game. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Martin finished as RB3 in standard leagues in 2015. The Bucs' offense is looking excellent, but they are also passing more from a no-huddle offense which could favor Charles Sims. Regardless, if the offense is more efficient and productive, it only helps Martin get more red zone opportunities.

Category: Game Recaps


WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Martin re-signed with Tampa Bay after a big free agency season in 2015. Will he be able to muster the drive for this year like last? Probably, but it always concerns me a bit. The good news is that he has the ability to put up numbers like he did in 2015. I do wish Martin were the every-down back instead of losing touches to Charles Sims
FanSided | Aug 23rd
32 NFL teams are preparing for the year scouting, evaluating and seeing what their players bring to the field and franchise. Likewise, thousands of fantasy football owners are doing the same thing as bragging rights, money and prizes are all on the line. In 2012, then rookie Doug Martin was the...
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
I find it difficult to place a lot of stock in Doug Martin as a feature back with the presence of Charles Sims. I would not surprise me if Sims receives enough carries to limit Martin's fantasy value this season. In the past 4 seasons he's had 2 good years and 2 average years. I am not willing to invest a top draft pick to find out what his season is going to be like in 2016.
FanSided | Aug 20th
We continue our “Falcons 50” countdown with a look at the top five fantasy football players in the NFC South for 2016.Falcons football is just 23 days away. You can follow along withthe full countdown here. Top NFC South fantasy players of 2016: #3 Doug Martin Doug Martin bounced bac...
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 17th
It seems many drafters have much apathy toward Doug Martin. (Getty)Though Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson sank into Davey Jones’ locker, Jameis Winston and a resurgent Doug Martin were hidden gems last season on Treasure Island. In this edition of ‘The Stance,’ Brad Evans and Brandon Funston draw their scabbards and swashbuckle through pressing questions tied to Tampa. [Yahoo Fant...
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 10th
I like Doug Martin, I just like his back up more.
The NY Times | Aug 10th
Fantasy's number 3 overall RB in 2015 should be in line for another great year.
Breaking Football | Jul 28th
Was crazy good last year but he may not be needed quite as much and Charles Sims is always lurking
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 21st
Stepped up in a major way in '15, handling 288 carries and finishing as a top 3 fantasy RB as Tampa Bay looked to limit rookie QB Winston's exposure in the pass game - likely will see a reduction in workload in '16 as Bucs' lengthen Winston's leash and also mix passing down RB Charles Sims in a bit more
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 28th
Martin had a great contract year with 288 rushing attempts for 1402 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also added 33 receptions for 271 yards and a touchdown. He resigned with Tampa Bay, which should allow him to continue being a solid RB1 in 2016 on an ascending offense.