Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

RB Doug Martin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Kim Klement, US Presswire

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.
Martin is ideal for best ball leagues even though you'll miss him for the first three weeks. His backup, jacquizz Rodgers, is very cheap and gives you injury insurance as long as the roster is big enough to justify 5 running back picks. Martin might not live up to his 2015 and offseason hype, but if he does, he'll give you a chance to win because he is going at a fraction of the price his 2015 RB1 production levels would dictate.

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. (August 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 30, 11, 24, 24, 25, 26, 26, 28, 31, 32, 32, 32, 35, 35, 35, 37, 38, 38, 41, 41
Overall Redraft - 65, 20, 45, 45, 53
RB Redraft PPR - 29, 11, 18, 24, 26, 26, 27, 28, 28, 30, 33, 33, 34, 34, 35, 35, 35, 37, 37, 38, 41
Overall Redraft PPR - 79, 41, 49
RB Dynasty - 29, 15, 28, 33, 33, 38, 41
Overall Dynasty - 111, 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 12 190 * * 23 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 12 200 * * 20 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 13 210 * * 24 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 13 171 * * 24 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 83
RB: 33
Overall-PPR: 81
RB-PPR: 31

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

Top 150 Dynasty RB Pre-Free Agency
  Sigmund Bloom - March 2
The Week in NFL News - 3/23
  Sigmund Bloom - March 23
Waivers of the Future: Free Agency Edition
  Daniel Simpkins - March 23
The Week in NFL News - 3/30
  Sigmund Bloom - March 30
Dynasty Trade Value Chart
  Dan Hindery - April 2
Early MFL10 Strategy: Running Back
  Sigmund Bloom - April 4
First Round Fantasy Winners and Losers
  Sigmund Bloom - April 28
Dynasty Trade Value Chart: Rookie Edition
  Dan Hindery - May 1
The Gut Check No. 415: ADP Desirability
  Matt Waldman - August 17
The Gut Check No. 408: RBs For Upside Down Drafts
  Matt Waldman - July 31

Articles from around the web

Is Doug Martin Worth Stashing for 3 Weeks in Fantasy Football?
  Joe Holka - August 11
13 Undervalued Fantasy Football Sleepers on NFL.com
  Stephen Andress - July 20
How to Pinpoint Fantasy Football Sleepers
  Stephen Andress - August 7
How to Exploit the 2017 NFL Schedule When Drafting Running Backs
  Aaron Watson - August 5
Running Back Primer (Rankings and Tiers)
  Mike Tagliere - August 4
The Draft-Day Manifesto: Win your league by taking a weekly approach
  Matthew Berry - August 4
Top 10 High-Upside Backup Running Backs
  Bobby Sylvester - August 2
Silva's Early-Camp Top 150
  Evan Silva - August 2
The Perfect Fantasy Football Auction Draft
  Bobby Sylvester - August 1
9 Post-Hype Sleepers
  Clinton Ho - August 1

Latest News

Buccaneers | Doug Martin finds end zone (Thu Aug 17, 11:19 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed for 30 yards and one touchdown on five carries in the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 17.

Our View: Martin looked like his 2015 self, which was good enough for Top 10 running back numbers. Look for his ADP to rise despite his three-game suspension. The chances of Jacquizz Rodgers holding this job after Week 3 are going down.
link to story   

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