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Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Draft: 2012 Round 1 (31)
College: Boise State
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 223 DOB: 1989-01-13 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#15 3 3.01

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2012 TB 16 0 319 1,454 4.6 11 70 49 472 9.6 1 264.6 16.5
2012 (Projected) TB     247 1,085 4.4 7   40 245 6.1 1 181.0  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
With LeGarrette Blount failing to build upon his solid rookie season and struggling for much of 2011, the Bucs traded back into the first round of this yearís draft to select Doug Martin. A solid all around running back, the Boise State product has decent size (5í9Ē, 223 pounds), agility and speed and excelled as a receiver and pass blocker in college. Martinís skill set sets him apart from Blount, who has struggled in a receiving role and is more of a power runner. That makes Martin the favorite to open the season as the teamís starter and earn a significant amount of touches in 2012. Given the addition of guard Carl Nicks, further improving an already solid offensive line, and new head coach Greg Schianoís preference to run the ball, Martin is a breakout candidate this season. The only issue dampening his fantasy prospects is that Blount is likely to earn the goal line work, which limits Martinís touchdown potential. Consider Martin a mid to lower tier RB2 in 2012 and an outstanding dynasty league prospect.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Doug Martin
RB2RB2 Charles Sims
RB3RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers
RB4RB4 Peyton Barber
RB5RB5 Antone Smith
Buccaneers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Bucs welcome pair of RBs back to practice     -- Wed Nov 23 7:23 pm --

Bucs must decide on Charles Sims within next 21 days
TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers running backs Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers returned to practice Wednesday. Sims has been on injured reserve since suffering a knee injury in Week 4, but he has been designated as the team's player to return from IR. The Buccaneers have 21 days to decide whether to activate Sims and add him to the 53-man roster. (

FF Today's Take: Doug Martin has 40 carries in the two games he has played since returning from his own injury and is locked in at the top of the depth chart. He should continue to be a RB2 even after reinforcements arrive but fantasy owners should be weary of the potential for a RBBC to develop in the coming weeks. Jacquizz Rodgers is nearing a return and could step into a complementary role similar to Sims' earlier this season but his status for Week 12 remains up in the air. A return by Charles Sims in the next three weeks would only add another useful option for Tampa to mix into the offense so stay tuned as this situation evolves.
Injury Doug Martin expected to be limited     -- Sun Nov 13 8:10 am --

Should split carries with Barber
The plan is for #Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) to be active and make his return today, but his workload should be limited, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Martin won't be a recommended fantasy play as it appears he will be splitting snaps with rookie Peyton Barber. Both are flex considerations in a decent matchup against the Bears.
Injury Doug Martin a gametime decision     -- Fri Nov 11 11:15 am --

Limited in practice all week
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said Doug Martin will be a "game-time decision." He still hasn't been cleared to play. Said he's done a little more each day this week. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Martin has been limited in practice this week and would likely split time with rookie Peyton Barber making him difficult to trust as an RB2. The Bucs and Bears play early Sunday so we should know Martin's status by 11:30 AM Eastern.
Injury Bucs RB Doug Martin returns to practice     -- Wed Nov 9 5:30 pm --

Hamstring injury
Doug Martin returned to practice for the first time since injuring his hamstring in Week 2. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter told reporters that Martin was limited in Wednesday's practice session, but he wouldn't speculate on whether Martin would be available to play against the Chicago Bears this week. (

FF Today's Take: Tampa Bay desperately needs a healthy running back after the team lost Antone Smith to injury last week. Unless Doug Martin is able to fully participate on Friday the Bucs will turn to Peyton Barber and Mike James to handle the rushing duties versus the Bears in Week 10. Even if Martin is cleared, he may be on a snap count so keep a close eye on his progress as the weekend approaches.
Injury Jacquizz Rodgers still in walking boot     -- Mon Nov 7 11:45 am --

Foot injury
No word on Bucs RB Jacquizz Rodgers' foot injury, but he's still wearing a walking boot in locker room today, eight days after his injury. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The Bucs have cycled through a number of running backs this season with Doug Martinm, Charles Sims and Rodgers all suffering significant injuries. It could be the Peyton Barber show in Week 10 against the Bears. If so, he'll be on the RB2 radar.
Injury Doug Martin suffers setback     -- Wed Oct 19 4:00 pm --

Hamstring injury
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter: "Doug Martin did unfortunately suffer a little setback a week ago Sunday and we'll just have to see when he can make it back. There's no timetable on that right now." Koetter emphasized that these injuries are no one's fault and that no one feels worse about it than the player. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Time to fire up Jacquizz Rodgers in Week 7. He's likely to see the bulk of backfield duties after receiving 35 touches in Week 5 against the Panthers. Rodgers has a decent matchup on the road against the 49ers making him a solid RB2.
Injury Charles Sims placed on IR     -- Mon Oct 10 5:20 pm --

Knee injury
The Bucs announced they have placed RB Charles Sims on injured reserve with a knee injury. The team promoted rookie tailback Russell Hansbrough from the practice squad. Doug Martin has missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury and was listed as doubtful to return this week. Sims suffered a knee injury in last week's loss to the Denver Broncos. (

FF Today's Take: This one is a bit of a shocker, as there was absolutely no panic that Sims could be facing a serious enough injury to miss at least the next eight weeks. Jacquizz Rodgers, who will draw the start in Martin and Sims' stead tonight against the Panthers, should immediately slide into Sims' role as a complementary back when Martin returns. Rodgers is a steep downgrade from Sims, but at least he should be utilized in a "space role" that suits his game.
Injury Charles Sims misses practice Friday     -- Fri Oct 7 5:00 pm --

Knee injury
At running back, the situation is no better, with starter Doug Martin expected to miss a third straight game with a hamstring injury, and his replacement, Charles Sims, held out of practice again Friday with a knee injury. That leaves Jacquizz Rodgers -- signed off the street in Week 2 as a free agent -- and rookie Peyton Barber, who hasn't taken an offensive snap in the first four games. (Tampa Tribune)

FF Today's Take: It's looking more and more like Rodgers will get the start Monday night against the Panthers although Sims has yet be ruled out. Rodgers would have a RB2 ceiling as the Bucs project to be playing from behind.
Injury Bucs hint at reduced workload for Charles Sims     -- Tue Oct 4 11:03 am --

More touches for Jacquizz Rodgers not really an inspiring theme
After Charles Sims gained just 28 yards on 15 carries in the Bucs loss to Denver Sunday, coach Dirk Koetter said all options remain on the table going forward in regards to the running back position. (Pewter Report)

FF Today's Take: Yuck. Simsís issues hitting the hole has made the Bucs offense one-dimensional, and Koetter will look to adjust some things - including personnel - while waiting for Doug Martin to get back on the field. In the meantime, the Bucs could look to former Falcon Jacquizz Rodgers, signed after Week 1, to handle more of the inside-running work. Rodgers rushed for 20 yards on five carries in the first half Sunday, but was curiously shutdown by the Bucs in the second half. Rodgers isn't a special player and there's just not a ton of value in Tampa's struggling offense right now.
Injury Doug Martin expected to sit through Week 6 bye     -- Mon Oct 3 5:15 pm --

Beat writer admits there is "some window" for Week 5 return
No word on Doug Martin. Has not practiced in last two weeks. Some window to return for Carolina, but after bye seems more likely. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The key phrase above would be "not practiced in two weeks". With a bye coming up next week after a visit to the Carolina on Monday night, it makes little sense to rush Martin back, especially considering the Panthers could be without Cam Newton. Expect Charles Sims to serve as the featured back one more week.
Injury Doug Martin out three weeks     -- Wed Sep 21 8:00 am --

Hamstring injury
The Bucs will be without Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin for about three weeks as he recovers from his hamstring injury, the NFL Network reported Wednesday. (Tampa Tribune)

FF Today's Take: Martin was injured early in the second quarter last Sunday. Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers will handle the rushing duties while Martin recovers with Sims being the lead back. Expect Martin to return in Week 7 after the Bucs bye in Week 6.

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