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RB Doug Martin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5-9, 223Born: 1-13-1989College: Boise StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 31

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Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy. This means he will miss Week 17 of the 2016 season, as well as Weeks 1-3 of the 2017 season.

Summary

Doug Martin will miss the first three weeks of the 2017 season due to a 2016 drug policy suspension. Of bigger concern is Martin's anemic 2.9 yards-per-carry last year, his third season of 3.7 yards-per-carry or less in the past four seasons. At 28 years old, Martin is exiting a running back's historical prime age-wise and Tampa Bay has a host of other viable backs. Jacquizz Rodgers is a functional two-way option, Charles Sims is a receiving maven, and Jeremy McNichols was drafted on Day 3 as a Boise State feature back like Doug Martin years ago. The Tampa Bay pass game projects as the dominant focal point of the offense. Martin will heed the opening three weeks and already profiled as a touchdown and volume-dependent option unlikely to log significant production as a receiver. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 27, 11, 21, 22, 22, 22, 24, 25, 25, 25, 27, 28, 28, 31, 31, 32, 34, 37, 37, 39, 40, 43
Overall Redraft - 72, 17, 46, 54, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 28, 11, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 30, 33, 34, 34, 37, 39, 40, 43, 44
Overall Redraft PPR - 77, 25, 46, 54
RB Dynasty - 30, 15, 31, 31, 34, 37, 38, 42
Overall Dynasty - 115, 74

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 TB 11 135 494 2 20 13 64 0
2015 TB 16 288 1402 6 44 33 271 1 5
2016 TB 9 144 421 3 16 14 134 0 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 12 193 * * 20 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 12 200 * * 20 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 13 210 * * 12 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 13 181 * * 28 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 80
RB: 29
Overall-PPR: 77
RB-PPR: 28

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Latest News

Buccaneers | Doug Martin flashing 2015 form (Fri Jun 16, 12:12 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is receiving a ton of offseason praise from a number of sources, not the least of which is general manager Jason Licht.

Our View: It's all good but Martin still has to miss the first three games due to suspension. If you can stash him while he's suspended, Martin could be a fine asset as a RB2/flex option for your fantasy team this year.
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Buccaneers | Doug Martin living in weight room? (Wed Jun 14, 12:10 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin looks quicker and bulkier than he did only two or three weeks ago, according to a source.

Our View: Martin will miss Weeks 1-3 of the regular season due to a suspension. After that, he should return to the lineup as the top back for the Bucs. While he's out, the Bucs will use guys like Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Jeremy McNichols in a RBBC.
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2017 Schedule

1@ Miami Dolphins
2vs Chicago Bears
3@ Minnesota Vikings
4vs New York Giants
5vs New England Patriots
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7@ Buffalo Bills
8vs Carolina Panthers
9@ New Orleans Saints
10vs New York Jets
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Green Bay Packers
14vs Detroit Lions
15vs Atlanta Falcons
16@ Carolina Panthers
17vs New Orleans Saints