Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
11 hours ago

Martin rushed 20 times for 49 yards and brought in two of three targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Martin logged a season high in carries but produced a season low in rushing yards against a stingy Bills front seven. The 28-year-old did also log his best reception and receiving yardage marks over his first three contests, as he continues to serve as the clear-cut lead back for head coach Dirk Koetter. Martin will look to up his overall rushing production when the Buccaneers face off with the Panthers in a Week 8 divisional showdown.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
1 week ago

Martin rushed 14 times for 53 yards and a touchdown and brought in one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 38-33 loss to the Cardinals. He also logged a two-point conversion rush.

EDGE Analysis

Although Martin proclaimed himself ready for more work after logging 13 carries in his Week 5 debut against the Patriots, the opportunity escaped him Sunday due to the sizable deficit the Bucs find themselves in. Martin was solid with the opportunities he saw and recorded his second touchdown in as many games when he went into the end zone from one yard out with 3:02 remaining in the game. The sixth-year pro could see a more sizable role in Week 7 versus a tough Bills defense, especially if Jameis Winston (shoulder) is unable to suit up for the contest.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
1 week ago

Martin said he's ready to take on a bigger workload, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports

EDGE Analysis

Martin impressed in his 2017 debut last Thursday against the Patriots, taking 13 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown while adding one catch for eight yards on three targets. His involvement in the passing game likely will remain limited so long as Charles Sims stays healthy, but Martin should see an uptick from last week's 36 percent snap share if the Bucs aren't forced to abandon the run Sunday in Arizona. Jacquizz Rodgers handled 13 snaps and four touches last week, but he could fall completely out of the offense as Martin regains his stamina.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
2 weeks ago

Martin rushed 13 times for 74 yards and a touchdown while also hauling in one of three targets for eight yards in Thursday's 19-14 loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Martin's play was a high point on a night when the Bucs came maddeningly close to pulling out a victory on the last play on the contest. The sixth-year back looked rejuvenated and decisive virtually each time he carried the ball, bursting through holes with impressive speed on his way to 5.7 yards per rush. Martin notably served as the clear-cut lead back despite it being his first game of the season, leaving backfield mates Jacquizz Rodgers (three carries) and Charles Sims (one carry) in the dust in terms of opportunity. Having proven his readiness to handle a starter's workload Thursday, Martin should be all systems go for the Week 6 road tilt against the Cardinals.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Martin is listed as active Thursday against the Patriots, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin will be making his season debut after completing a four-game suspension for a violation of the policy on substances of abuse. No matter, there's no telling what kind of workload he'll handle, especially due to the success of Jacquizz Rodgers in the first three games. Overall, Rodgers took 40 carries for 165 yards and one touchdown, so a timeshare of sorts may dominate until a hot hand emerges between the duo. Either way, Martin is poised for his first touches since Week 15 of last season.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
3 weeks ago8 Comments

The Buccaneers activated Martin on Monday after his four-game suspension concluded following Sunday's win over the Giants, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin is expected to suit up in the Bucs' Week 5 contest against the Patriots, but it's unclear what kind of role he'll hold for the team right off the bat. Though Jacquizz Rodgers has performed unevenly as the team's starting running back in the Buccaneers' first three games and is averaging 4.1 yards on 40 carries, the limited prep time for the Thursday night game could prompt coach Dirk Koetter to proceed with Rodgers as the lead back for the time being rather than turning to Martin for those duties. The team waived tight end Alan Cross to make room on the 53-man roster for Martin.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Martin will return from his suspension for Thursday's game against the Patriots, but his role for the game still hasn't been determined, Ian Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bucs have to activate Martin to the 53-man roster, but they could still include him on the gameday inactive list if they don't think he's ready to play. It doesn't help his cause that the team is on a short week, which means practices essentially will just be walk-throughs that focus on installing the game plan. While eventually expected to reassume the lead role, Martin may be eased back into action at first. Jacquizz Rodgers had his best game of the year in Sunday's 25-23 win over the Giants, taking 16 carries for 83 yards and adding 25 yards on two receptions.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
2 months ago

After the Buccaneers' Week 1 matchup with the Dolphins was postponed until Week 11 due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma in South Florida, Martin won't be eligible to return until the Bucs' Week 5 matchup with the Patriots, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With three games left to serve on his four-game suspension heading into 2017, Martin had been on track to make his season debut Oct. 1 against the Giants, but that's no longer in the cards due to the Week 1 postponement. While the slight delay won't change Martin's season-long outlook much since he's still looking at a 13-game slate, it could affect the roster plans of fantasy owners, who may have been stashing the running back specifically with the intention of deploying him in lineups in Week 4. Until Martin's suspension is completed, Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to head the Bucs' backfield, with Charles Sims serving as the team's top third-down option.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
2 months ago

Martin, who will finish serving a four-game PED suspension over the first three games of the 2017 season, was placed on the reserve-suspended list Saturday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Naturally, the move was completely expected, given Martin's current status. The former Pro Bowler provided plenty of reason for optimism in training camp and preseason, rushing nine times for 41 yards over the first two exhibitions before totaling two yards on two carries in the third preseason game. Martin flashed impressive quickness and cutting ability during camp practices as well, and he could prove to be an excellent fantasy asset once he returns to action in Week 4. For the time being, it appears he'll have one less competitor for playing time to worry about upon returning, as the Bucs released fifth-round rookie Jeremy McNichols on Saturday.

Doug Martin
RB TB (1)
2 months ago

Martin (suspension) rushed two times for two yards and brought in both of his targets for 14 yards in Saturday's 13-9 preseason loss to the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Martin saw Jacquizz Rodgers open the game as a starter and logged both of his carries on the opening possession of the second half. The veteran's reduced participation Saturday appeared to be largely due to the team's desire to prepare Rodgers for lead-back duties in Martin's stead over the season's first three weeks. Martin isn't likely to see action in the exhibition finale against the Redskins next Thursday, so Saturday's snaps may have been his last until Week 4 of the regular season.