Doug Martin RB TB Aug 16 '7839 Comments

Doug Martin tore the cover off and exploded for 251 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries, and chipped in four catches for 21 yards as the Buccaneers held off the Raiders 42-32 in Week 9.

It's official: He's graduated to RB1 status. LeGarrette Blount, whose fourth-quarter botched and ultimately fumbled exchange with Josh Freeman nearly cost the Raiders the game, finished with two carries for five yards. Despite the loss of LG Carl Nicks, Martin ran rampant on an Oakland defense that entered the game ranked 11th against the run and surrendered only 3.88 YPC. Martin averaged over ten yards a pop, including second-half scoring explosions of 45 yards, 67, and 70. Proving matchup proof with back-to-back monster games against the Vikings and Raiders, Martin will be a shoo-in top-ten running back play in Week 10 against the Chargers.


TurtleFence Aug 16 '78

next week, i have Jamal Charles, C.J Spiller, and Doug Martin i can start two which ones???

Easportz Aug 17 '78

Spiller n martin. Gailey has he will gv spiller more touches and the usage of Charles in KCs game plan is so erratic and inconsistent in Crennel's "I dont know" offense that the other two are the safer bet. Even before Gailey's statement he still put up viable fantasy numbers in Buffalo's RBBC. And Martin is a no brainer...

KenCut Aug 16 '78

Got him in the 4th rd in a 10 team draft and have started him every week.

Jaspertheghost Aug 16 '78

Same only 12 team league

TouchdownBundy Aug 17 '78

Same (as Jasper) except a 3rd round pick for me.

Pigskinpooper Aug 16 '78

Really wished last night he was on some of my rosters. Was even more grateful he played only one game against me. Fantasy owners are helpless when an explosion like that hits them.

Waldo27 Aug 16 '78

Who the f u c k is Adrian Peterson and Arien Foster? I have Doug Martin ;)

lefties1 Aug 16 '78

This guy brings in the bread. One of the best performances by an RB in the last few years in my opinion.

FilthPigs Aug 16 '78

My 6th round pick-I have played him every week but his one crappy week about a month or two ago. he was a beast at Boise State and he's a beast now.

I think Schiano is a good coach-I went to Rutgers and the man did great things. But he has done some idiotic things this year. His obssession with Blount is comical and we know how that's worked out. yet, at the end of this game with Martin gassed he allows him to LOSE 14 yards and destroy his #2 ranking all-time for his game. Put Blount in for those garbage carries or just kneel down for God's sake you moron! That really bothered me-it was an insult to Martin and any intelligent fan.

Anyway, I'm glad I have him and turned down an offer for Bradshaw for him after Bradshaw's 200 yard game-I wasn't giving up on martin and did not believe in Bradshaw. So glad!

TouchdownBundy Aug 17 '78

he wanted Martin to run wide to take an extra 3-4 seconds off the clock per play so he wouldn't have to punt at the end of the game and Martin, being a team player was willing to do it. Don't think records entered into either's mind. Just getting the W. I dont think Schiano gives a rats a** about records.

btw , do you think he was gonna trust Blount to do that after his fumble let Oak back in the game?

agree, Martins's a beast and agree Schiano has made some mistakes this year (Blount esp.) but now he's got it rolling.

BreakinBad Aug 16 '78

This past week I offered him straight-up for Dez Bryant. The guy didn't want to do the trade so I started him because Sproles was out :)

morkusyambo Aug 16 '78

Hah! I started Leshoure because Sproles was out

Jaspertheghost Aug 16 '78

Thnx DMart!

WookieOfTheYear Aug 16 '78

I have been disappointed with Megatron... so I traded him for Martin. Just too bad it doesn't go into effect until after this weeks games. :(

sleekviper Aug 16 '78

Groundhog Day...THE NIGHTMARE! Blowing a team out, and this knucklehead does this. UGH...Go to another league, and he is on their team also! Oh well, can't burn me with him next week. Course next week probably be on IR tripping over shoelaces leaving the game.

MattDaury Aug 16 '78

So glad i played him!!! I knew he was going to do big things

Straightupdagut Aug 16 '78

Traded him for Heath Miller when my TE was on a bye... Damn it.

BreakinBad Aug 16 '78

What you smokin?

morkusyambo Aug 16 '78

That was a god-awfull trade before he went off this week.

Straightupdagut Aug 16 '78

It was back in Week 4. Pretty nice trade then.

bmart Aug 16 '78

That's bad. I have a league for you to play in next year...

Straightupdagut Aug 16 '78


jr2290 Aug 16 '78

I traded brian hartline straight up for doug martin... best trade ever lol

Mwk84 Aug 16 '78

Trent who?

Jrod1015 Aug 16 '78

72 points in my league! I knew I shoulda traded for him at the beginning of the season!