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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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Summary

Doug Martin is long removed from his historic 2012 rookie season. The past two seasons have seen Martin devolve into one of the NFL's least effective running backs seeing noteworthy touches, including a bottom-of-the-barrel pass blocking rating in 2014. The Tampa Bay front office has no allegiance to the former first round pick Martin and drafted Charles Sims on Day 2 in 2014. Buzz abounds that Sims, not the incumbent Doug Martin, has the inside track for the starting job for the Buccaneers. Martin was once a high-volume pass catcher, but 2014 saw his targets plummet last season with Bobby Rainey taking receptions away early in year and Charles Sims averaging more than three receptions per contest in second half games. Without much receiving upside, Martin is dependent on high volume and goal line work for fantasy viability. (May 11)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 38, 26, 29, 29, 30, 32, 33, 36, 36, 38, 40, 40, 40, 41, 43, 45, 48
Overall Redraft - 104, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 40, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 40, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48, 48
Overall Redraft PPR - 102, 59
RB Dynasty - 37, 32, 35, 35, 35, 41, 59

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 TB 16 319 1454 11 70 49 472 1
2013 TB 6 127 456 1 24 12 66 0 1
2014 TB 11 135 494 2 20 13 64 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 145 * * 14 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 140 * * 11 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 100 * * 14 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 135 * * 15 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 94
RB: 39
Overall-PPR: 103
RB-PPR: 39

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Latest News

Buccaneers | Charles Sims could start for TB? (Tue May 26, 05:31 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims has a solid chance of beating out RB Doug Martin for Tampa Bay's starting running back gig, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.

Our View: The more reports we see out of Tampa, the more it seems like Sims could be their top guy. Coming out of college, Sims reminded some in the scouting community of a poor man's version of Matt Forte (Bears) because of his ability as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. If he wins the starting job, Sims could put up good RB2 numbers for fantasy owners. He could easily outperform his current ADP of RB39 (8.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2015 Schedule

1vs Tennessee Titans
2@ New Orleans Saints
3@ Houston Texans
4vs Carolina Panthers
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
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7@ Washington Redskins
8@ Atlanta Falcons
9vs New York Giants
10vs Dallas Cowboys
11@ Philadelphia Eagles
12@ Indianapolis Colts
13vs Atlanta Falcons
14vs New Orleans Saints
15@ St. Louis Rams
16vs Chicago Bears
17@ Carolina Panthers