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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 exited Week 2 with a hamstring injury. Early indications are that he will miss about three weeks. He has been ruled out for Week 3.

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 26): Martin (hamstring injury) was listed as out on Friday's injury report, didn't practice at all last week, and he was inactive on Sunday as expected.

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Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at ATL 44 18 62 0 5 5 34 0 0 9.6
2 at ARI 13 7 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3
3 vs LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 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.

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Latest News

Buccaneers | Week 3 Inactives (Sun Sep 25, 02:49 PM) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, WR Cecil Shorts, RB Doug Martin, OL Leonard Wester, TE Luke Stocker, DL Robert Ayers, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 3.

Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Bucs (Fri Sep 23, 07:57 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), TE Luke Stocker (ankle), RB Doug Martin (hamstring) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 3. OT Donovan Smith (hip), S Ryan Smith (hand) and LB Lavonte David (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Ayers, Martin, Shorts and Stocker did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23. Donovan Smith, Ryan Smith and David fully participated in practice.

Our View: Charles Sims will get the start for Martin, and he is in line for feature back touches with only Jacquizz Rodgers to share touches. Sims is a great receiver out of the backfield, so he's a stronger play in PPR leagues, but an RB2 for Week 3 in every format, despite the tough matchup against the Rams.
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Buccaneers | Doug Martin misses practice (Wed Sep 21, 07:41 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Our View: Martin is out for at least a couple of weeks. Charles Sims starts in his place.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin out three weeks (Wed Sep 21, 08:15 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) is expected to miss three weeks due to his hamstring injury, according to a source.

Our View: Hopefully this injury doesn't plague Martin for the rest of the year. In the meantime, Charles Sims takes over as the lead back. He's a great all-purpose back who is more than capable of carrying the rock as the featured runner. Sims has RB2 value -- especially in PPR leagues -- while Martin is out. Behind Sims, Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers will compete for snaps.
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Buccaneers | Doug Martin to have MRI (Tue Sep 20, 11:27 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) will have an MRI on his hamstring to determine the severity of the injury Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Our View: The hamstring was just supposed to be a tweak, but the team wants to be sure. His status for the Week 3 game against the Rams is up in the air. If Martin is down (or limited) against the Rams, then Charles Sims would do more. Sims makes for a nice flex option this week.
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Schedule

4vs Denver Broncos
5@ Carolina Panthers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ San Francisco 49ers
8vs Oakland Raiders
9vs Atlanta Falcons
10vs Chicago Bears
11@ Kansas City Chiefs
12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ San Diego Chargers
14vs New Orleans Saints
15@ Dallas Cowboys
16@ New Orleans Saints
17vs Carolina Panthers