Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
      
Fantasy Football Today
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Gameday Inactives
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Red Zone Stats
Teams
Schedules
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Teams
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Teams
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%: 94/13 | Average Draft Position: 23.87
TB

Latest Updates

 

Buccaneers list inactives for Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The Buccaneers have listed RB Doug Martin, LB Mason Foster, T Kevin Pamphile, G Rishaw Johnson, G Kadeem Edwards, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and DT Gerald McCoy as inactive Week 3 against the Falcons.

Martin and McCoy are the biggest names on the list. Both players entered the game considered questionable. 


Doug Martin inactive Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is inactive Week 3 against the Falcons.

Martin is still dealing with a knee injury. He was considered questionable coming into the game, but was able to get through limited practice throughout the week. 


Report: Doug Martin unlikely to play Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who is questionable due to a knee injury, is unlikely to play Thursday against the Falcons, a source told NFL.com. However, he is expected to test his injured knee during pregame to see if he can play.

Bucs might use three RBs Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Even if Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who is questionable due to a knee injury, suits up Thursday against the Falcons, coach Lovie Smith indicated the team will use multiple running backs to pace the rushing attack Week 3.

Bobby Rainey rushed for 144 yards in a Week 2 loss vs. St. Louis and third-string running back Mike James had six carries with Martin sidelined Sunday.

"We want to play more than one running back, two, maybe three," Smith said, per ESPN. "That’s why we’ve had three (active) every time we could. That’s just making our running back position stronger."


Buccaneers list Doug Martin as questionable


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was limited in practice for a third straight day, and he's officially questionable to face the Falcons. Martin was inactive Week 2 against the Rams but appears to have a good chance of suiting up Thursday night in Atlanta.

Doug Martin gets first carries at practice Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who sat out Week 2 due to a knee injury, received the first carries at running back during the early portion of practice Tuesday, according to The Tampa Tribune. Martin was listed as a limited participant in practice Monday.

Doug Martin an option to play Thursday?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said Monday only three players would have not been able to practice and the list didn't include running back Doug Martin, who missed Week 2 due to a knee injury. Martin's availability to practice Monday indicates he could be an option for Thursday's game at Atlanta, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Doug Martin sat out Week 2 with eye on Thursday night


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) According to 620 WDAE in Tampa, the Buccaneers sat Doug Martin out from Sunday's game against the Rams in order to allow him to get healthy for Week 3's Thursday night game against the Falcons.

Martin missed most of the second half of the team's opener, and was deactivated shortly before kickoff in Week 2, but appears to be aiming to return Thursday. He is dealing with a knee injury. 


Doug Martin inactive for Week 2 showdown


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) As expected, the Buccaneers have ruled running back Doug Martin out for Week 2 against the Rams because of a knee injury. Martin suffered the injury in Week 1, which caused him to miss most of the second half against the Panthers. Bobby Rainey will get the start in his place.

Reports: Doug Martin probably out in Week 2


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Buccaneers featured back Doug Martin is unlikely to play Sunday, per various reports. He has been dealing with a knee injury that had him listed as questionable.

His absence would probably result in Bobby Rainey getting the bulk of the carries.


Doug Martin expected to go Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is expected to give it a go Week 2 against the Rams, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Martin is considered questionable heading into the game, but is expected to play. Martin expressed a desire to bounce-back after running for just 9 yards Week 1. Coach Lovie Smith agreed, saying Martin remains the team's bellcow. "I've talked about how important Doug is to us," Smith said. "Just our running game in general, we were trying to get it going with all of our guys. Doug is our lead guy. We weren't able to for whatever reason this first game, but we'll stay committed to it."


Doug Martin questionable for Week 2


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was a limited participant in practice yet again Friday, as he continues to work his way back from a knee injury.

Martin has made progress since the start of the week, when he was held out of practice entirely, but he is still questionable for Sunday, and likely to be a game-time decision. 


Doug Martin spotted at practice Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was able to practice Friday according to the Tampa Bay Times, though it is not clear what his workload was like. Martin has been limited due to a knee injury through the week, and his status for Week 2 against the Rams is still in question until the official injury report is released. 

Doug Martin unable to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (knee) is not practicing Wednesday as the team prepares for Sunday's game against the Rams, reports the Tampa Tribune.

Did Doug Martin get benched?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith suggested in a radio interview that he preferred using running back Bobby Rainey in the fourth quarter Week 1 even though Doug Martin was "ready to go" after sustaining a "minor" knee injury.

"Doug did go down with a little minor injury there, so we had to make a change, and from there he was able to come back and he was ready to go," Smith said on WDAE-AM 620. "Bobby had come and had given us a little bit of life, and as I've mentioned we want to play more than one running back throughout. So it was just a perfect time to keep both of them involved."

Martin ran nine times for 9 yards in the loss to Carolina. After the injury he did not get a handoff, though he was targeted once. He said after the game that he needs to "wait and see" how severe his injury is.


Doug Martin: 'Wait and see' how severe leg injury is


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had his lower left leg wrapped after Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He told the Tampa Bay Times that someone "rolled on his leg" and that he'll have to "wait and see on the severity" of the injury.

Doug Martin does little before, after knee injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin showed some struggles and was bothered by an apparent knee injury in a Week 1 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Making his first appearance since having shoulder surgery, Martin was limited to 3 yards on five carries in the first half. He sustained the injury early in the third quarter but was kept out for most of the game, likely as a precaution.

Martin did not get a handoff and was targeted only once after the injury. Bobby Rainey filled in for him late in the game. Martin was held to nine carries for 9 yards and one grab for a gain of 7 yards while being targeted twice in a 20-14 defeat.

Martin could pop up on the injury report next week. The Bucs will host the Rams in Week 2.

Doug Martin makes brief trip to locker room due to knee issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin stepped out of Sunday's season opener against Carolina with a knee injury, according to Jennifer Hale of FOX Sports. Martin was limited to only nine carries for 9 yards before leaving the game. He also had one grab for a gain of 7 yards. He was seen on the bench fighting to get back in the game, and returned in the fourth quarter.

Doug Martin still a strong starting option regardless of matchup difficulty


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is facing a Carolina defense that was third-best against the run last season. He’s also looking to shake off an injury-plagued 2013 campaign heading into his Week 1 matchup at home against the Panthers.

Martin never faced the Panthers in 2013 because of his season-ending shoulder injury. In his first two meetings his rookie season, he compiled for 233 yards on 48 carries, averaging 4.9 yards per attempt. Running backs against Carolina last year averaged only 12.41 Fantasy points per game in CBSSports.com standard formats.

Martin is a workhorse back and will get a healthy amount of touches regardless of the matchup. Consider him a strong starting option for Week 1.

Doug Martin looks like old self in preseason game vs. Bucs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin ran the ball hard and looked like his old self during Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.

Martin scored from 1-yard out on the third drive of the game. He played the entire first half with the first unit and finished with 14 touches. He took 12 handoffs for 38 yards and a touchdwon on the ground, averaging 3.2 yards per attempt. He caught both of his targets for 27 yards.

Doug Martin needed to shoulder the burden again


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) The plan of the Buccaneers to use multiple backs to keep featured back Doug Martin strong and healthy after a shoulder injury ended his 2013 season has gone by the wayside.

The loss of rookie Charles Sims (ankle) and Mike James (shoulder) has destroyed the depth at that position. Only Bobby Rainey remains as a viable backup, but Lovie Smith has expressed confidence that Martin can carry the load.

"Doug is our bell cow," he told Pro Football Talk. "He likes that role, He's had a good camp, hasn't missed a beat."

Martin struggled last year to maintain his production from 2012. His per-carry average dropped from 4.6 to 3.6.


Lovie Smith: Doug Martin is 'our bell cow'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith referred to running back Doug Martin as the team's "bell cow," reports ESPN.com. Smith also praised Martin's improvement as a pass catcher, a role that will be critical given the serious ankle injury suffered by rookie running back Charles Sims.

"From watching practice, you've seen Doug has caught the ball a lot better," Smith told.

Martin caught 49 passes as a rookie. He said he put in extra work this preseason catching passes to prepare for Jeff Tedford's offense.


Doug Martin racks up 24 yards in exhibition game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Buccaneers running back Doug Martin looked sharp during his limited work Saturday night against Miami in exhibition play.

Martin worked the first three series with the first-team offense and played into the second quarter. He took six handoffs for 24 yards, averaging 4.0 yards per attempt. His longest gain was an 8-yard dash on the second drive of the game. He also caught one pass for 4 yards.

Charles Sims injury alters running back situation in Tampa Bay


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) The loss for at least half the season of promising Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims will likely result in more carries for Doug Martin. Sims had been considered a threat to take attempts away from Martin, who is coming off a disappointing, injury-plagued 2013 season.

Martin was deemed the featured back by Lovie Smith in June. The Sims injury could cement his status, though it could also result in increased work for fellow backs Bobby Rainey and Mike James. Both flashed last year in the absence of Martin. Rainey achieved two 100-yard performances before tailing off late while James rushed for 158 yards against Seattle, no less, and averaged a team-best 4.9 YPC on the season.


Doug Martin a safer No. 2 RB after Sims injury news


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/15/2014) The biggest strike against Doug Martin headed into the season was that a running back the Bucs new coaching staff drafted, one with the same skill set as Martin, would cut into his playing time. That was Charles Sims, and he had the look of being at least a passing downs back for Tampa Bay.

But now that Sims is out until at least Week 10 because of an ankle injury, Martin is back in the saddle as the guy the Buccaneers have to lean on. Mike James and Bobby Rainey will probably spend the rest of the preseason competing for the spot vacated by Sims, but the team has to be more comfortable leaning on Martin. The threat of someone cutting into his carries is gone. Martin will start to pick up steam as a borderline No. 1/No. 2 Fantasy rusher in the coming days.