Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
22 Doug Martin RB
Height/Weight: 5-9/215 | Birthdate: 1/13/1989 | Birthplace: Oakland, CA, USA | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Boise State | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 66/22 | Average Draft Position: 23.87
TB

Latest Updates

 

Buccaneers run game can't get going against the Packers in loss


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) The Buccaneers running game managed just 16 yards on 14 carries for Tampa Bay in the 20-3 loss to the Packers. Just a week after rushing for 96 yards, Doug Martin had 10 carries for 17 yards. Backup Charles Sims had four carries for -1 yards. 

Sims added three catches for 30 yards. 

The Buccaneers will finish their season in Week 17 against the Saints. 


Don't let long Doug Martin run fool you


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/14/2014) What's that? Buccaneers running back Doug Martin ran for 96 yards on 14 carries Week 15 at Carolina. Sweet Moses, he's back!

Whoa now, slow your roll. More than two-thirds of those yards came on a 63-yard run on his second carry of the game. On the other 13, he averaged just 2.5 yards.

Now obviously, some running backs rely on long runs to bring up their yards per carry, so isolating those runs under the assumption they're some sort of fluke isn't the fairest way to assess a rusher's performance. But long runs aren't the norm for Martin. That 63-yarder was his first of 20-plus all season.

This performance was similar to the 58-yard game he had Week 13 against Cincinnati. He seemed like he was poised for a big numbers when he gained 46 yards on his first 10 carries, but it was largely skewed by a 10-yard run he had early on. He had just 18 yards on eight carries the rest of the way.

By now, Fantasy owners should have a pretty good idea who Martin is, and it's not someone they should be looking to start in a 12-team league.


Bucs RB Doug Martin rushes for 96 yards in Week 15 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin rushed for a season-best 96 yards on 14 carries during a 19-17 loss Week 15 at Carolina. Most of Martin's yards came on a 63-yard run on the team's second play of the game.

Martin added one catch for 3 yards. His previous season best was 58 rushing yards in Week 13. The Bucs are back in action Week 16 vs. Green Bay.


Buccaneers running game can't get going in loss to Lions


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The Buccaneers ran the ball 14 times for just 26 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Running back Doug Martin had five carries for 22 yards and Charles Sims had five carries for negative four yards. 

Quarterback Josh McCown also had four carries for eight yards. 

The Bucs will try to get their ground game going in Week 15 against the Panthers. 


Doug Martin shows he's still the lead guy


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/30/2014) Though he also led the team in rushing in his return from an ankle injury Week 12 at Chicago, gaining 27 yards on 11 carries isn't any sort of statement. So Doug Martin made sure to leave no room for doubt Week 13 against Cincinnati. He had 18 carries to Charles Sims' five and Bobby Rainey's one and wasn't all that terrible with them, picking up 58 yards and a touchdown.

His numbers would have looked better if he didn't have just 3 yards on six carries in the second half. He got off to a great start, even showing the burst that made him a Fantasy stud two years ago on his 7-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, but faded from there.

Ultimately, his claim to the starting role is bad news in Fantasy. He hasn't offered anything close to stud production in the two years since his rookie season, and the Buccaneers' insistence on sticking with him only blocks two potentially more useful options in Sims and Rainey.

If you're going to start a Buccaneers running back Week 14 at Detroit, it should be Martin, but you're better off not starting any of them.


Buccaneers RB Martin starts strong before fizzling Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Buccaneers featured back Doug Martin appeared on the verge of a strong game Sunday against Cincinnati. But his performance and that of the entire offense quickly fizzled out.

Martin rushed for 29 yards on seven attempts in the first quarter and added a 7-yard touchdown over right tackle early in the second to give him 48 yards on 10 carries. But he managed just 10 more yards on eight tries thereafter. He finished with 58 yards on 18 rushes and three yards on one reception.

The Buccaneers play against the host Lions next Sunday.


Bucs looking for 'the answer' for lackluster running game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) The Buccaneers have struggled to run the football in 2014, and coach Lovie Smith knows it too well. The Bucs have rushed for fewer than 100 yards in eight of their last nine games and rank second to last in the NFL in rushing yards per game (84.0 ypg).

"A defense can just tee off on you if you can’t run the football," Smith said, per The Tampa Tribune. "When you can’t run the ball consistently in this league, it hurts."

The Bucs did rush for more than 100 yards in each of their first two games. Since then, they are averaging 73.8 rushing yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry.

The Bucs are averaging 21.7 run plays per game, which is the second-fewest in the NFL. Only one time this year has a Bucs' running back carried the ball more than 20 times. Offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo admits it might be time to change that, and get running backs Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey more carries.

"We haven’t tried that yet," Arroyo said when asked if the solution might be as simple as calling 30 or more rushing plays per game. "Maybe that is the answer."


Buccaneers' Doug Martin remains confident in ability


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Despite being nowhere near as productive as his rookie season, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin said he’s still the same player as he was when he entered the league, according to ESPN.

Martin rushed for 1,454 yards in 2012 averaging 4.6 yards per carry. The following two seasons after his rookie year have seen Martin deal with numerous injuries and his average per carry dip to 3.6 in 2013 and 2.8 this season.

While Martin admitted injuries can slow players down, he still believes his ability has not wavered.

"I do believe so," Martin said, per ESPN.com. "I'm very confident in my ability."


Buccaneers backfield remains unproductive


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) The Buccaneers turned away from running back Charles Sims in Week 12, as Doug Martin got the start in a 21-13 loss to the Bears Sunday.  

Martin led the team in carries with 11, but ended up second among the team's running backs in all-purpose yards, as he finished with 11 carries for 27 yards and one catch for 4. Sims had just six carries, but rushed for 22 yards and added 11 yards on his two receptions.

Bobby Rainey also got involved, mostly in the passing game, where he finished with 18 yards on four receptions, however it is clear Martin and Sims are the main contenders for carries at this point. Martin has done little all season to earn the benefit of the doubt, but Sims also failed to impress when given the chance.

At this point, none of the Buccaneers' backs looks like someone you want to pin your hopes on for Fantasy purposes. Heading into Week 13 against the Bengals, it might be best to avoid this backfield.  


Buccaneers RB Doug Martin does little in return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin did little in his return Week 12. 

Martin carried the ball 11 times, but only gained 27 yards. He managed to haul in one pass, gaining 4 receiving yards. Though the game was mostly close early, and the Bucs had a 10 point lead coming into the second half, the team didn't give Martin a lot of work. 

He'll look for more Week 13 against the Bengals.


Doug Martin gets the green light for Buccaneers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is active Week 12 against the Bears.

Martin has been dealing with an ankle injury. He's missed the past three games due to the issue. 

The team will also have Charles Sims and Alterraun Verner. Both players came into the contest listed as questionable. Sims has an ankle injury. Verner is dealing with a hamstring issue. 


Report: Bucs' Sims, Martin will play Week 12 at Chicago


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Buccaneers running back Charles Sims (ankle) and running back Doug Martin (ankle) will play Sunday against the Bears, barring a setback, according to NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport. Both players are listed as questionable for Week 12.

Quartet of Buccaneers questionable for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Only four players have landed on the injury report submitted by the Buccaneers for their Week 12 game in Chicago - and they are all questionable. The rather significant quartet consists of linebacker Lavonte David (hamstring), running backs Doug Martin (ankle) and Charles Sims (ankle) and cornerback Alterraun Verner (hamstring).

Bucs RB Doug Martin limited Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, reports the team's website. He has a chance to play Sunday at Chicago after missing three straight games.

Bucs remain committed to run


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Buccaneers rank 28th in rushing with 85.8 yards per game, and they mustered just 48 yards on 21 carries in the Week 11 loss at Washington. But quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, who calls the offensive plays, said the team won't abandon the run.

"We're going to continue to try to do it," he told ESPN.com. "The passes and rushes were pretty balanced in the [Washington] game. There might not be 5-, 8- or 10-yard rushes in there, but there were some plays in there where it could have been. There were a couple of times where it gets close and we trip over our own guy. It's getting there."

Running back Doug Martin could return this week from his ankle injury, joining Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey in the backfield. Tampa Bay visits Chicago on Sunday.


Martin, Verner among Buccaneers inactives Week 11


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Buccaneers wide receiver Robert Herron, cornerback Alterraun Verner, running back Doug Martin, cornerback C.J. Wilson, tackle Kevin Pamphile, tight end Luke Stocker and defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers were all ruled inactive Week 11 at Washington.

Verner, Michael Johnson among questionable Buccaneers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The Buccaneers have ruled out Doug Martin for Week 11 against Washington. Martin is the only player on Tampa Bay's final injury report ruled out for Sunday. Michael Johnson (hand), Luke Stocker (hip) and Alterraun Verner (hamstring) were deemed questionable. Josh McCown (back), Gerald McCoy (groin), Anthony Collins (foot) and Demar Dotson (neck) were labeled probable.

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin officially ruled out for Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was officially ruled out for Week 11 against Washington, according to the team's official website.

Martin was able to practice on a limited basis this week and made progress, but according to coach Lovie Smith, he's "not ready to go." He has now missed three consecutive games with an ankle injury.


Buccaneers RB Doug Martin gets limited work Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin took a step toward returning to game action from an ankle injury Thursday with his limited participation in practice.

Martin has been inactive for the last two games. It remains to be seen if he's ready to play Sunday against Washington.


Bucs RB Doug Martin sits out again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin missed practice Wednesday as he continues to recover from an ankle injury, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Martin could miss his third straight game Sunday at Washington.

Charles Sims active, Doug Martin out vs. Falcons


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Falcons, backing up Bobby Rainey, while Doug Martin (ankle) is inactive for the second straight game. Sims had ankle surgery right before the season and spent the first half of the season on short-term injured reserve.

Sims is a terrific receiver who caught 203 passes in his college career.


Doug Martin among notable Buccaneers labeled questionable


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) The Buccaneers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Week 10 vs. Atlanta. Doug Martin is among the most notable players on the list. He was labeled doubtful for Sunday's game with an ankle injury. Alterraun Verner (hamstring) and Anthony Collins (foot) were the only other players deemed doubtful.

The following players were ruled questionable: Lavonte David (knee), Vincent Jackson (foot), Michael Johnson (hand), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (thumb), Charles Sims (ankle), Akeem Spence (hamstring) and Luke Stocker (hip).


Bucs RB Doug Martin held out of practice again Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin missed a second straight practice Thursday due to a lingering ankle injury, which kept him out Week 9 at Cleveland. The Bucs are preparing to play the Falcons in Week 10.

Bucs RB Doug Martin still unable to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin remained sidelined Wednesday as the team prepared for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Martin missed the Week 9 loss at Cleveland with an ankle injury.

Buccaneers RBs among those sidelined Sunday in Cleveland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Buccaneers running backs Doug Martin (ankle) and Charles Sims (ankle) headline the Week 9 inactives for Sunday in Cleveland. Also injured and out are linebacker Brandon Magee (knee) and tackle Anthony Collins (foot).

The healthy scratches are cornerback Brandon Dixon and guard Kadeem Edwards.