Doug Martin looking like odd man out for Bucs-- Tue Nov 4 10:30 am --
Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims are 1-2 in RB rotation
The Bucs have been starting Doug Martin for most of the season. Thatís understandable because Martin rushed for more than 1,400 yards as a rookie in 2012. But the NFL is a league thatís all about what has happened lately. For Martin, not much has.
He missed much of 2013 with a shoulder injury. He's been dealing with knee and ankle injuries this seasons and hasnít produced much. Martin has gained 166 yards on 28 carries, an average of 2.9 yards per carry.
Backup Bobby Rainey has been more productive than Martin, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Top that off with the fact that rookie Charles Sims is close to being active, and things arenít looking really bright for Martin.
He was a first-round pick in 2012. But itís looking like Martin could be the third man in a two-back rotation for the rest of this season.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:While you can't quite drop Martin yet, it's looking more and more like Rainey is the back to own in Tampa Bay, with Sims and Martin filling in the rest of the workload. Rainey isn't a world-beater, but he's capable in all aspects of every-down duties and his workmanlike resolve has finally helped provide a significant fantasy opportunity for owners who stashed him.