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  Raiders | Josh Jacobs poised for big year?    Fri Jun 28, 02:45 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is expected to be the team's primary back this season and see most of the opportunities on first and second down, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair, who writes that RB Doug Martin will be primarily used as injury protection rather than to spell Jacobs during games. RB Jalen Richard is expected to see opportunities on third down.

Footballguys view: Jacobs has a lot of tread left on the tires and was one of the best passing down backs in the draft. Jon Gruden ran Cadillac Williams into the ground in his rookie year, so Jacobs could have high volume right off of the bat. He's an upside RB2 pick in a crowded 3rd-4th round tier.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin returning to Oakland    Wed May 1, 03:08 PM

Free-agent RB Doug Martin (Raiders) agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, May 1, according to sources. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Raiders had to make a move with Isaiah Crowell lost for the season. Martin was with the team last year and is not quite the same player he used to be but he did have 723 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns in 2018. Rookie first-round pick Josh Jacobs should be the lead back for the Raiders with guys like Martin, Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Chris Warren III competing for backup touches and snaps.

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  Raiders | Doug Martins runs for 100 yards    Sun Dec 30, 10:12 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed 21 times for 100 yards and caught one pass for one yard in a 35-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. He also lost a fumble.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin enjoys his best game of '18    Tue Dec 25, 06:24 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin produced 107 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the club's Week 16 victory Monday, Dec. 24, versus the Denver Broncos. He also added one catch for nine yards.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin leads way on ground    Sun Dec 16, 07:20 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed nine times for a team-high 39 yards in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals, as his three-game touchdown streak was snapped.

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  Raiders | Big game on tap for Doug Martin?     Thu Dec 13, 10:07 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin faces the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15, and the Bengals have allowed the most rushing yards and second-most rushing touchdowns this season.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin bottled up    Sun Dec 9, 11:32 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin finished with 16 carries for 32 yards and a touchdown in a 24-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin likely to play    Sun Dec 9, 08:32 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) is expected to play in Week 14's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Martin is a low end flex/emergency RB2 today with CJ Anderson added to the roster this week and Jalen Richard coming in playing well. If the Raiders hang with the Steelers, he could come through.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin listed as questionable    Fri Dec 7, 07:54 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, but is listed as questionable for Week 14.

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  Raiders | Oakland's Week 14 injury report    Fri Dec 7, 04:32 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Maurice Hurst (ankle) and OL Kelechi Osemele (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and are listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. LB Kyle Wilber (hamstring) and CB Daryl Worley (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. RB Doug Martin (knee) and WR Seth Roberts (concussion) were full participants in practice Friday but still listed as questionable. C Rodney Hudson (ankle, knee), OG Gabe Jackson (knee, ankle), and DE Arden Key (knee) remained limited in practice Friday but have been removed from the injury report. WR Jordy Nelson (foot) and DE Frostee Rucker (neck) fully participated in practice Friday and also no longer appear on injury report.

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  Raiders | Another full practice for Doug Martin    Thu Dec 6, 07:50 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) was a full participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 6.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin 'should be good to go'    Wed Dec 5, 09:31 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) 'should be good to go,' according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin fully practices    Wed Dec 5, 07:35 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Footballguys view: The news on Martin seems to be better now. The team signed C.J. Anderson on Monday and he'll push for playing time soon enough. The Raiders have a jam-packed backfield, negatively impacting the fantasy value of all players involved.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin may not play    Wed Dec 5, 02:45 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin's (knee) Week 14 status is up in the air as he deals with a knee issue, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

Footballguys view: That's one of the reasons why the Raiders signed free agent running back C.J. Anderson on Monday. If Martin can't play, the Raiders should use a RBBC featuring Anderson, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin finds end zone    Sun Nov 25, 04:25 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed for 51 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12. He also caught three passes for 21 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Martin showed he has some potential as a desperation play in this one, as DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard faded into the background after more volume in Week 11. Martin is running well despite being stuck on the worst team in the league. He could be a garbage time special against the Chiefs next week.

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  Raiders | Oakland's injury report for Week 12    Fri Nov 23, 03:41 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens. CB Leon Hall (back) remained out of practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is listed as questionable. WR Jordy Nelson (knee) was limited again in practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. CB Gareon Conley (groin), C Rodney Hudson (ankle), RB Doug Martin (ankle), OT Kolton Miller (knee), OT Kelechi Osemele (knee), DT Frostee Rucker (neck) and CB Daryl Worley (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday but no longer appear on injury report. WR Dwayne Harris (foot), OG Gabe Jackson (pectoral) and S Karl Joseph (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: Nelson could play, but look for UDFA Marcell Ateman to get a lot of playing time as the team is in the evaluation phase of their lost season.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin limited again    Thu Nov 22, 05:24 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 22.

Footballguys view: Martin is going to be splitting time in the backfield with Deandre Washington and Jalen Richard. We like him as a RB4 or deep flex play in Week 12 against the Ravens.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin a limited participant    Wed Nov 21, 07:48 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin should be fine    Mon Nov 19, 04:28 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (ankle) is expected to be OK after suffering an ankle injury in Week 11, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

Footballguys view: Martin was benched in the game against the Cardinals at halftime. Gruden added that he hopes to have RB DeAndre Washington involved more over the last six games of the season. The Raiders now have a three-man RBBC featuring Jalen Richard as the receiving back and Martin/Washington competing for carries.

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  Raiders | Ankle injury for Doug Martin    Sun Nov 18, 09:34 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (ankle) suffered an ankle injury against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. Before exiting, he rushed 10 times for 52 yards and caught one pass for six yards.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin ready to play    Fri Nov 16, 03:59 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin fully practices again    Thu Nov 15, 07:11 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (hip) was a full participant at practice for the second day in a row Thursday, Nov. 15.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin practices in full    Wed Nov 14, 07:41 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin totals 92 scrimmage yards    Sun Nov 11, 10:35 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed 15 times for 61 yards in the Week 10 game against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added three catches for 31 yards.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin limited Friday    Fri Nov 9, 05:07 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (hip) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 9, but is not on the injury report for Week 10.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin limited again Thursday    Thu Nov 8, 07:50 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (hip) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 8.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin a limited participant    Wed Nov 7, 08:25 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Footballguys view: Martin is the lead back for the Raiders and has RB2 or flex appeal in Week 10 against the Chargers.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin runs for 49 yards    Thu Nov 1, 11:16 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed 11 times for 49 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in a 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9.

Footballguys view: Martin was set up for a good game script with the third-string quarterback in for the 49ers, but the Raiders defense did not co-operate. He's only a desperation play going forward with the Chargers up next.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin back in    Thu Nov 1, 08:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (wrist) returned to action Thursday, Nov. 1, against the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin being evaluated    Thu Nov 1, 08:40 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (wrist) is being evaluated inside the medical tent after coming out in the first quarter of the team's Week 9 matchup Thursday, Nov. 1, against the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin runs well in loss    Sun Oct 28, 09:44 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed 13 times for 75 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in a 42-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8.

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  Raiders | Jon Gruden high on Doug Martin    Wed Oct 24, 06:38 PM

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden spoke highly of RB Doug Martin on Wednesday, Oct. 24, referring to him as a 'feature back' who has 'had 1,300 yards in this league twice.' Gruden added: 'He's practiced hard. He's ready to go.'

Footballguys view: Martin takes over for the Raiders with Marshawn Lynch on IR due to a groin injury. Gruden loves his veterans and Martin should get a healthy workload as the primary runner for the Raiders. We should also see Jalen Richard get more work as the team's change-of-pace back.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin will be the lead back    Fri Oct 19, 05:52 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin is expected to handle the bulk of the carries with RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) sidelined for at least a month. Head coach Jon Gruden is reportedly high on Martin, and believes he is ready for increased involvement.

Footballguys view: Martin still has a limited upside because of the Raiders inability to stay in games as of late. He certainly won't have more success than Marshawn Lynch and is probably just depth and not someone who will greatly improve your fantasy team's backfield.

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  Raiders | More touches for Doug Martin?    Thu Oct 11, 11:41 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin's carries 'will come in time,' according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin totals nine touches    Sun Sep 23, 08:37 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed nine times for 43 yards in the Week 3 game against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin opens with six touches    Tue Sep 11, 01:56 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed four times for just 20 yards in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Sept. 10 and he added two catches for minus-3 yards.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin listed as No. 2 RB    Tue Aug 7, 02:58 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin is listed as the team's No. 2 running back on the first depth chart released for the season.

Footballguys view: Martin should be prominent than Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington (whichever one makes the team), but the bigger question is how much he cuts into Marshawn Lynch's workload. Martin won't have much standalone value unless Lynch goes down unless the Raiders make this a 50/50 committee.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin making an impression     Tue Jul 24, 12:45 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin reportedly 'jumped out' during offseason workouts with his quickness and ability to pick up the offense, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson.

Footballguys view: Raiders head coach Jon Gruden wants to throw things back to the 90s, but Martin only has to throw it back to 2015...the last time he was impressive as a runner. That year for the Bucs, Martin had over 1,400 yards rushing and was the no.3 fantasy back. This year, Martin is trying to relaunch his career with his new team. He'll serve as the backup to Marshawn Lynch in 2018, but if Martin is back to his old ways he might push this into more of a RBBC than some think.

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  Raiders | RB competition in Oakland?    Tue May 29, 03:26 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin could challenge RB Marshawn Lynch for starting running back duties, in the opinion of The Athletic's Vic Tafur.

Footballguys view: Lynch is the lead back at this time, but this is a potential competition that fantasy owners need to monitor. Reports indicate Martin looks quick and has shown burst at organized team activities so far. Lynch has a current ADP of RB32 (7.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch staying put    Thu Mar 15, 03:46 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch will not be released despite the addition of RB Doug Martin.

Footballguys view: Lynch was first rumored to be a release candidate after Jon Gruden was hired as head coach. Then reports said Gruden wanted to keep him, then the Raiders added Martin and now this. After a whirlwind of activity in free agency, it seems like Lynch won't be joining that part.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin agrees with Raiders    Thu Mar 15, 02:27 PM

Free-agent RB Doug Martin (Buccaneers) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders Thursday, March 15, according to a source.

Footballguys view: An interesting move for the Raiders, especially if they don't move on from starter Marshawn Lynch. Martin has been incredibly inconsistent during his pro career and it will be interesting to see what he does with a fresh start. His arrival (and three-down skill set) potentially negatively impact the fantasy value of guys like DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.

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  Raiders | Doug Martin meets with Oakland    Fri Mar 9, 03:01 PM

Free-agent RB Doug Martin (Buccaneers) recently had a face-to-face meeting with Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who was reportedly 'impressed with him as a person.' As such, the Raiders are expected to make a 'strong push' for him in free agency.

Footballguys view: If the Raiders add Martin they move on from Marshawn Lynch. He has only averaged 2.9 yards per carry each of the last two years, but Martin does have two 1,400 yards on his resume. He could benefit from a fresh start.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin cut    Tue Feb 20, 11:19 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was released Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Bucs will save $6.75 million. Due to the structure of his contract, the team will absorb no dead money on their salary cap.

Footballguys view: Martin is not the same player he used to be as injuries have hampered his game over the last couple of years. Some team should be interested in signing him to a one-year, 'prove it' deal. The Buccaneers might lose Charles Sims in free agency, so expect them to be looking for help on the open market or in this deep 2018 draft class at the position.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin not returning?    Wed Jan 17, 02:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has 'no chance' of being on Tampa Bay's roster next season, in the opinion of the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.

Footballguys view: Martin probably shouldn't have been on the roster this year. The team paid him over five million non-guaranteed dollars despite being unavailable for the first three games. Even with the endorsement of the team, he was the same unexciting back that he had been recently, and Martin was outperformed by Peyton Barber down the stretch. Martin will have to fight to be a backup next year.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin 'wasn't ever the same' in 2017    Tue Jan 16, 12:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin failed to rush for even 500 yards for the fourth time in five years. General manager Jason Licht attributed Martin's most recent disappointing season to his season-opening suspension and the idea he wasn't able to reach the form he showed in the preseason after returning from his three-game absence.

Footballguys view: Martin is set to count $6.75 million against the cap in 2018, but with zero remaining in dead money we won't see him back with the team. Entering free agency with so many question marks, we can't see a ton of teams lined up for the veteran back. The fact that it's a very strong draft class at running back this year doesn't bode well for Martin either.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin bottled up in Charlotte    Sun Dec 24, 04:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed six times for seven yards in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers and he did not have any receptions or targets.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin set to rejoin team?    Tue Dec 19, 12:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's one-game suspension is 'behind us now,' according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Footballguys view: Martin can rejoin the team, but he may not be back in the starting lineup. Peyton Barber had 13 carries for 53 yards on Monday night against the Falcons. He's proven to be a no-nonsense runner anytime he gets the chance to tote the rock for the Buccaneers.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin violated team rules    Mon Dec 18, 07:31 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been declared inactive for the team's Week 15 game because he violated team rules.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin inactive    Mon Dec 18, 07:08 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been declared inactive for the team's Week 15 game.

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  Buccaneers | Week 15 inactives for Bucs    Mon Dec 18, 07:05 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared WR Bobo Wilson, RB Doug Martin, DL Gerald McCoy, LB Lavonte David, OG Mike Liedtke, QB Ryan W. Griffin, CB Vernon Hargreaves III inactive for Week 15.

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