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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 suffered a Week 6 setback from his hamstring strain recovery, and will not play Week 7. It's likely he will miss time after that as well.

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Oct 21): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Oct 20): did not practice on Thursday. Martin suffered an injury setback a week ago, head coach Dirk Koetter said Wednesday, Oct. 19. Martin does not have a timetable for his return.

General News (Wed Oct 19): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 7: at San Francisco 49ers

All RB vs SF

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. With both Charles Sims (to IR October 10 due to a knee injury) and Doug Martin (hamstring injury, missed practice on Monday, October 17) out of action in Week Five, Tampa asked Jacquizz Rodgers to carry the load in Carolina. Rodgers did so quite well (30/101/0 rushing with six targets for 5/28/0 receiving), with a little help from Peyton Barber (3/6/0 rushing) and Jameis Winston (4/6/0). All told the Buccaneers had 37/113/0 rushing at Carolina on the way to a 17-14 win. Stay tuned to's Players in the News to see if Martin can practice later in the week - if he remains out, it looks like the Buccaneers will go with Rodgers as their lead back again. San Francisco's defensive front was flattened by the Bills' backs last week, with 44/312/4 rushing allowed in a 16-45 blowout loss. The 49ers allowed 37/172/2 rushing to the Cardinals two weeks ago - they are a catastrophe in this phase of the game right now, ranking dead last in the NFL averaging 174.3 yards rushing allowed per week, with nine rushing scores handed out to date. Over the past three weeks opposing running backs have racked up 35.3 fantasy points per game against the 49ers, by far most allowed per game in the league during that time span. Advantage, Tampa Bay.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 at SF PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0 * * * *
7 at SF PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
7 at SF PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 2 vs ARI (7 / 23 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Martin started the day out with some hard running against a tough Arizona front 7, but tweaked his hamstring in the 2nd quarter and left the game after carrying the ball 7 times for 23 yards. He was never targeted in the passing game. Charles Sims took over in the backfield after Martin went down, being spelled occasionally by newly signed Jacquizz Rogers. Details about Martin's availability for next week are still murky.

2016 Week 1 vs ATL (18 / 62 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 34 / 0 rec)

Martin was his usual hard-running self, but struggled to pile up yardage, as the Atlanta defense did a good job of hitting him behind the line of scrimmage before he could ever get his momentum going. Martin did have some strong runs for decent gains, but his per-carry average dwindled because of several runs for negative yardage as he was continually harried in the backfield. Martin's ripped off his longest run, 17 yards, midway through the 3rd quarter. He trucked a couple of defenders and showed a nice spin move as he plowed up the middle on the carry. Mike Evans scored his deep touchdown reception two plays later. Martin did have a busy day as a pass catcher, starting in the first quarter with a quick reception out of the backfield that failed to convert a long 3rd down on Tampa Bay's second drive of the day. Martin seems to have taken a page from Charles Sims' book, as he did a great job of getting open as an outlet for Winston when the QB was pressured and scrambling. Martin had a nice reception for first down yardage on Tampa Bay's first drive of the 2nd quarter. Winston got hit and wrapped up, and was going down, but Martin drifted out into an open area in the flat to bail him out. Martin turned the pass upfield for a first down and some change. Martin caught the ball again on the very next play for another nice gain out of the backfield.


Latest News

Buccaneers | Week 7 Inactives (Sun Oct 23, 02:49 PM) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, DL Clinton McDonald, RB Doug Martin, CB Johnthan Banks, OL Leonard Wester, DL Robert Ayers, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 7.

Our View: Gerald McCoy is back, but Ayers and McDonald are still have of the starting defensive line out for the matchup against the 49ers.

Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Buccaneers (Fri Oct 21, 08:27 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), RB Doug Martin (hamstring) and DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 7. CB Jude Adjei-Barimah (knee), C Joe Hawley (knee), DT Gerald McCoy (calf), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and TE Luke Stocker (ankle) are listed as questionable. Ayers and Martin did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 21. McCoy and McDonald were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

Our View: McCoy could return this week, but the Bucs will still be without half of their starting defensive line. Colin Kaepernick might find it easier to escape the pocket and create as a scrambler this weekend.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin suffered a setback (Wed Oct 19, 11:11 PM) - Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) suffered an injury setback a week ago, head coach Dirk Koetter said Wednesday, Oct. 19. Martin does not have a timetable for his return.

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Buccaneers | Doug Martin does not practice (Wed Oct 19, 07:11 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin out of practice (Mon Oct 17, 10:24 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) is out of practice Monday, Oct. 17.

Our View: Many felt Martin would be back after the team's bye in Week 6. He still may be able to play against the 49ers on Sunday, but Martin is likely to be eased into practice. We'll see if he can get out there by Friday.
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