Doug Martin

Doug Martin

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

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
29th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #85
Best / Worst #46 / #182
ADP #79


Doug Martin not guaranteed the starting job in 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told the media running back Doug Martin "was looking good so far in camp and that the team is happy with the way he's handling things, but his job might not be there for him come Week 4."

Fantasy Impact

It appears that Martin is not a lock to emerge as the Buccaneers starting running back upon his Week 4 return after all. The veteran rusher will serve the final three games of his four game ban to open the 2017 season. Although Tampa Bay brass supported and praised Martin this offseason, reports suggest Jacquizz Rodgers could out-seat the troubled rusher for the top spot on the depth chart if he performs well in the former's absence. Rodgers is the favorite to enter 2017 as the team's RB1.

Doug Martin working as Tampa Bay's top back at OTAs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat writer Roy Cummings is reporting running back Doug Martin is working as the No. 1 back at OTAs.

Fantasy Impact

Cummings is reporting Martin "has been first to go in most of the running back drills at OTAs," with Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims working as the No. 2 and No. 3 backs respectively. Although it is only the first day of OTAs, this could shed light on how the Buccaneers' running back rotation will flow once all three rushers are good to go and healthy during the 2017 season.

Doug Martin involved in car accident Thursday

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was involved in a car accident Thursday in which he suffered "minor cuts and bruises." Martin is reportedly not a fault in the incident as the other party involved was cited by the police.

Fantasy Impact

It appears Martin is fine after Thursday afternoon's car accident. Aside from suffering "minor cuts and bruises," Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told the media that Martin was evaluated by the team's medical staff and was sent home with a clean bill of health.

Doug Martin shining at offseason workouts

During Tuesday morning's episode of Good Morning Football on the NFL Network, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht suggested that running back Doug Martin is shining at offseason workouts. “He has looked as good as I have seen him," Licht said of Martin.

Fantasy Impact

It appears that Martin is indeed shining during offseason workouts. Similar to last week, a report has suggested that Martin is impressing Buccaneers brass. If Tampa Bay ultimately retains the 28-year-old rusher, he'll likely start for the club upon his Week 4 return, following his three-game suspension to open the year. Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers are expected to split the running back duties during Martin's ban.

Doug Martin 'impressive' at offseason workouts

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that a source close to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said running back Doug Martin has been the "most impressive player thus far in training" during offseason workouts.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport adds that Martin's "impressive" workouts could be "one reason why" the Buccaneers did not take Dalvin Cook 19th overall Thursday. Instead, they selected O.J. Howard, the top tight end on the board. However, passing on Cook doesn't mean Tampa Bay is not going to target a running back in the draft. Entering the second round Friday, Cook remains on the board as well as Alvin Kamara and D'Onta Foreman. For Martin, he will need to continue his good fortune throughout the offseason to maintain a roster spot for the 2017 campaign.