|Date of Birth:||01/13/1989|
|Drafted:||2012 | Round 1 | Pick 31|
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Doug Martin scores in Raiders' win.
Martin carried 16 times for 32 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers. Pittsburgh did a nice job of limiting Martin overall, but the former All-Pro was able to punch in another goal-line carry, making it three straight weeks with a touchdown. Martin is at least in the FLEX mix for the second week of the fantasy playoffs in a great Week 15 matchup with the Bengals.
Doug Martin (knee) was a full participant in today’s practice.
We’ll let you know if anything changes, but it certainly doesn’t look like Martin’s knee ailment will force him to miss any time. Martin is a FLEX option against the Steelers for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Doug Martin has a knee injury and is uncertain for Week 14.
This explains the signing of veteran running back C.J. Anderson, who Jon Gruden called insurance in case Martin can't play against the Steelers on Sunday. We'll track Martin's practice status throughout this week, but consider him questionable for now.
Doug Martin scores against the Chiefs.
Martin carried 18 times for 61 yards and a touchdown along with two carries for six yards and a lost fumble. All of Oakland's running backs lost fumbles in the game, and it didn't affect Martin's playing time at all. The rushing score came at the goal line, and it was his second goal-line touchdown in as many weeks. This was also a season-high in carries for the veteran running back, and Jon Gruden might commit to running him more again next week to take pressure off the passing attack when they face Pittsburgh's great pass rush. Martin is a FLEX option in the first week of fantasy playoff matchups.
Doug Martin scores in loss to the Raiders.
Martin rushed 11 times for 51 yards and a touchdown, which came from one yard away on the game's opening drive. He also caught three-of-four targets for 21 yards. It was another impressive showing by Martin, but he again barely saw any touches in the second half, and fantasy owners will be hard-pressed to trust him down the stretch with Oakland wanting to get a look at some younger guys. Still, next week's matchup against the Chiefs probably puts Martin on the FLEX radar in all formats.
Doug Martin doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
This confirms that Martin's ankle issue wasn't considered serious, but fantasy owners hopefully have other options this week against a tough Baltimore front, especially since Jon Gruden might want another extended look at DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.
Doug Martin (ankle) was limited in today's practice.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says he thinks Martin will be OK after tweaking his ankle in Sunday's win, and a limited Wednesday practice is a good start to the week. We expect Martin will be good to go for Week 12 against the Ravens, but check back for his official game status on Friday.
Doug Martin suffered an ankle injury in yesterday's game.
This explains why he didn't get work in the second half. The good news is Martin appeared fine on the sideline while cheering on his teammates, and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says he thinks he'll be OK. Consider Martin day-to-day for now, and we'll track his practice status throughout the week.
Doug Martin gets ten carries in Raiders’ win.
Martin carried ten times for 52 yards and added one reception for six yards against the Cardinals. The former All-Pro ran the ball well, but he split backfield work evenly with Jalen Richard (14 touches) and DeAndre Washington (12 touches), so it looks like it might be difficult to trust him in lineups moving forward. That said, Martin ran the ball well and has nice upside if he gets 15-20 carries in a given week. From a non-fantasy perspective, it was good to see the veteran cheering on his younger teammates from the sideline when he was out of the game toward the end. Martin is the type of guy Gruden wants on his team moving forward.
Doug Martin handles 18 touches in Week 10 loss.
Martin rushed 15 times for 61 yards, also adding three receptions (on three targets) for 31 yards. It was another disappointing display for the Oakland offense, but Martin at least showed burst as he totaled 92 yards. The veteran remains a weekly low-end RB2/FLEX option down the stretch, including next Sunday in Arizona for what could be the Raiders' best chance at a victory the rest of the way.
Doug Martin rushed 11 times for 49 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Niners.
He also added a 20-yard reception. The veteran was one of the lone bright spots for Oakland on a night that they were embarrassed, 34-3, as he showed good power and burst before leaving the game in the fourth quarter to avoid injury. Jon Gruden wants to establish the run no matter what the score, so Martin should still be considered a quality low-end RB2/FLEX play for Week 10 against the Chargers.
Doug Martin looks good, but has costly turnover in Week 8 loss.
Martin rushed 13 times for 72 yards, also adding two receptions for 17 yards. The former All-Pro showed vision, burst, and power to finish off runs, but he unfortunately put the ball on the ground when Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite Darius Leonard punched it out to set the Colts up for a 42-28 lead, which eventually held. Still, Martin showed enough to warrant RB2 consideration on a short week to face the 49ers in a battle between one-win Bay Area teams, and he needs to be picked up in all leagues he's still available in.
Jon Gruden talks up Doug Martin.
Gruden called the former All-Pro a "feature back" that's "ready to go" now that Marshawn Lynch (groin) has been placed on injured reserve. This is what we've expected since the Lynch injury, and Gruden basically confirmed Martin could be in line for a heavy workload over the next several weeks. If Martin is still available in your league, pick him up as a potential 20-touch player down the stretch. Consider Martin a solid option in Week 8 fantasy lineups.
Doug Martin gets one touch in Raiders' loss.
Martin did not receive a carry against the Seahawks, catching one pass (on one target) for eight yards. The veteran running back is not a reliable fantasy option at the moment.
Doug Martin handles two touches in Week 5 loss.
Martin rushed twice for one yard and didn't haul in his only target. Oakland didn't commit to the running game against the Chargers, but Martin has turned 30 touches into 96 total yards through five weeks, and it's looking increasingly unlikely that he makes an impact in his age-29 campaign. The former All-Pro doesn't need to be owned heading into a matchup against the Seahawks.
Doug Martin handles just five touches in Week 4 win.
Martin rushed five times for 11 yards, compared to Marshawn Lynch's 20 attempts for 130 yards. The former All-Pro is the clear No. 2 in the backfield despite hope for a timeshare to open the season, and he's on pace for just 100 carries for 392 yards at the quarter mark of the season. Martin is probably best viewed as a quality handcuff heading into a matchup with the Chargers.
Doug Martin runs well in Week 3.
Martin received nine caries against the Dolphins, picking up 43 yards. Marshawn Lynch (19 carries) against handled a goal-line carry and converted, but it's good to see Martin running well behind him. Martin is just a deep-league FLEX option for Week 4.
Doug Martin gets eight touches in Raiders’ loss.
Martin had seven carries for 24 yards and one reception for no yards. The veteran running back will mix in on offense for the Raiders, but he isn’t a reliable fantasy option as long as Marshawn Lynch remains on the field.
Doug Martin gets six touches in Raiders debut.
Martin worked behind starter Marshawn Lynch, who scored on the opening drive of the game, running well when he was given opportunities. Martin had four carries for 20 rushing yards and two receptions for -3 receiving yards in the loss to the Rams. The former All-Pro will be a good contributor for the Raiders this season, but he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups at the moment.
The Raiders might have a committee backfield this season.
On a conference call with season ticket holders last week, head coach Jon Gruden raved about Doug Martin, who was added in free agency this offseason: "A lot of people may have fallen asleep on Doug Martin. He's a two-time All-Pro back, he had almost 1,500 yards in two different seasons. He has not looked good here, he has looked great." Gruden went on to say that it takes "three or four backs to be a great offensive team," pointing to what the Eagles did last season with Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles (until the injury). It certainly sounds like Martin is going to have a sizable role in the potential committee, with Marshawn Lynch looking unlikely to be a big-time workhorse back. The Raiders running back situation will be interesting to watch throughout the summer.
Doug Martin is signing with the Raiders on a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was said to be intrigued by potentially adding Martin, and it's not surprising to see a deal come together. While Marshawn Lynch is currently on the roster for Oakland, this could be the end for him. If not, look for Martin to still get a good amount of work mixing in with Lynch next season. Martin's fantasy value will be determined by Lynch's fate, but the former All-Pro with Tampa Bay would have RB1 potential if Lynch is cut by the Raiders—and if they don't add anyone else in free agency or the draft.
The Raiders are expected to make a "strong push" for Doug Martin in free agency.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden had a face-to-face meeting with Martin and "came away impressed with him as a person." Gruden has paid attention to the game as much as anyone while he was working Monday Night Football for ESPN, and he probably paid attention to the Bucs and Raiders (and Redskins when his brother Jay was hired) more than any other teams, so he probably knows a lot about the success Martin has had in his two 1,400-yard season with Tampa Bay—and he probably wonders why Martin hasn't been a Pro Bowl-caliber running back every year. If Marshawn Lynch isn't going to work out with the new coaching staff, Martin could be the guy in Oakland's backfield.
The Buccaneers have released running back Doug Martin, according to multiple reports.
The move was first reported by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. This isn't a surprise after Martin struggled to produce in 2017 after missing the first three games of the season because of a PED suspension. Martin was an All-Pro in 2015 when he rushed for 1,402 yards, and he also had a spectacular 1,454-rushing-yard season in 2012 as a rookie, but he didn't reach 500 yards in any of his other four NFL seasons. Despite not performing over the last two seasons, Martin will certainly get another opportunity in 2018. He'll get a head start on free agency because he's been released, and it's possible he signs ahead of the start of the new league year on March 14. Because running back is such a deep position—including both free agency and the draft—it's also possible Martin doesn't receive immediate interest from teams. However, the former All-Pro is 29 and should have plenty left in the tank after not hitting 150 touches in either of the last two seasons. Martin could be a potential steal as he heads to his second NFL team.
Doug Martin ends forgettable season with three touches.
Martin rushed three times for negative-three yards. The former All-Pro runner had just 406 yards and three touchdowns on 138 attempts this season, and it's the second-straight year where he's been below 3.0 yards per carry. Tampa Bay will almost certainly get rid of Martin in 2018, and his fantasy value will be dependent on his landing spot. He turns 29 in two weeks.
Doug Martin contained on limited touches.
After being inactive last week, Martin rushed just six times for seven yards behind Peyton Barber on Sunday. As we said last week when he was a healthy scratch, Martin doesn't need to be owned. He'll finish off a forgettable season next week against New Orleans.
Doug Martin is inactive because of a rule violation, according to Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport reports Martin violated a minor team rule, and it sounds like he might have missed or been late to a team meeting. Martin is reportedly set to be active again in the final two games of the season, so this probably isn't the last we'll see of him in a Buccaneers uniform. Peyton Barber is set to get the start for Tampa Bay tonight, and he might keep the job moving forward if he plays well against the Falcons.
Doug Martin is inactive for the Buccaneers.
Martin is a healthy scratch, which is a big surprise despite reports emerging stating that Peyton Barber would get the start tonight against Atlanta. Martin is a former All-Pro running back for the Buccaneers, so this is something you don't see often. It's possible Martin has played his last snap for the Buccaneers, but we'll see if he's able to get back on the field in Weeks 16 and/or 17.
Doug Martin scores in Week 14 loss.
Martin rushed 10 times for 26 yards, including a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also caught two passes for 24 yards, but was out-played by backup Peyton Barber. Martin will likely get another start next Monday night against Atlanta, but he won't be anything more than a low-floor FLEX option. Look elsewhere if possible, as the last thing anyone wants is a poor performance to prevent a championship berth in the final game of Week 15.
Doug Martin (concussion) practices fully.
Martin appears to be out of concussion protocol, which is a great sign for both him personally and for the team. Peyton Barber performed very well and rushed for over 100 yards in Martin's one-game absence, so it's possible the former All-Pro doesn't return as the clear leader in the backfield this week. Consider him a FLEX option with risk against the Lions.
Doug Martin (concussion) did not practice today.
Martin is still in concussion protocol and doesn't appear likely to play on Sunday, but maybe he'll get cleared and be able to practice tomorrow.
Doug Martin (concussion) did not practice today.
Martin still has a few more days to get cleared, and he wasn't really expected to get cleared in time for today's practice. If Martin isn't able to go, it'll likely be a committee approach in Tampa Bay's backfield. Check back in tomorrow for his Thursday practice status.
Doug Martin has been ruled out against the Falcons with a concussion.
Martin won't be out there for the second half versus Atlanta, and he had seven carries for 33 yards before leaving the game. Martin is now in concussion protocol and will have seven days to get cleared ahead of the Week 13 matchup with Green Bay, but Jacquizz Rodgers would likely handle the majority of the carries in Martin's absence.
Doug Martin inefficient again in Week 11.
Martin rushed 19 times for 38 yards and caught two passes for six yards. Tampa Bay led throughout, but they just couldn't get the ground game going. Considering what Carolina's dormant running game did against the Dolphins last Monday night, Martin's rest-of-season outlook isn't promising. The Bucs need to do a better job blocking before Martin can be considered anything more than a FLEX.
Doug Martin handles 20 carries in Week 10 win.
Martin rushed 20 times for 51 yards, as New York did a great job of holding him in check with a long run of just eight yards. Tampa Bay needs to do a better job up front for Martin to get going next week against Miami. Consider him a volume-dependent low-end RB2/FLEX option.
Doug Martin rushed 18 times for 71 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
He also caught a four-yard pass. On a day with serious offensive struggles on both sides, it's surprising that Tampa Bay didn't commit more to Martin and the running game. The 2-5 Bucs stare a 2-6 start in the face with a trip to New Orleans next week, and they should rely on Martin to keep the ball out of Drew Brees' hands. He's a decent RB2 play for Week 9.
Doug Martin contained in Week 7 loss.
Martin rushed 20 times for just 49 yards, adding two catches for 31 yards through the air. Tampa Bay surprisingly had a lot of success behind the injured arm of Jameis Winston, but Buffalo may have been focused on stopping Martin because of the injury. Locked into a big workload, Martin should stay in lineups as an RB2 against a tough Carolina front. He'll get a boost if Luke Kuechly (concussion) sits again.
Doug Martin rushed 14 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
He also caught an 11-yard pass. Martin's one-yard score in the fourth quarter saved his day, as a good Arizona front made things tough for the running game of the Bucs. He gets another difficult matchup with the Bills next Sunday, but Martin remains a quality RB2.
Doug Martin flashes big time in his first game of 2017.
Martin did not start the game in his first game back from his four-game suspension (he served one of the four games last season), but he played very well and will be the clear starter moving forward. Martin carried 13 times for 74 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots, showing excellent vision, quickness, and acceleration in the game. He also added an eight-yard reception. After Martin gashed them on his first several carries the Pats did make an effort to limit him, but this was a great first game back for him. Martin looks like he could be an immediate RB1 in fantasy leagues, and he should be in lineups despite a difficult matchup against the Cardinals next week.
The Buccaneers officially activated Doug Martin.
Martin was suspended for the first three games of the season, which turned out to be Weeks 1-4 because of the postponement of Tampa Bay's Week 1 game against Miami. Now, he'll make his season debut on Thursday night against the Patriots. The two-time All Pro certainly has a chance to be an RB1 this season, but perhaps expectations should be tempered on a short week this week for his first game back. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Bucs feed Martin the ball immediately though. He can be inserted into fantasy lineups for Week 5, but ideally it'll be as a FLEX/RB2 option.
Doug Martin won't play until Week 5.
Because of the postponement of the Bucs-Dolphins game to Week 11 of the season, Martin's three-game suspension will now be served in Weeks 2, 3, and 4. Obviously, owners would have liked to get Martin back for Week 4, but at least they won't lose him for the team's previously scheduled Week 11 bye. Assuming Martin jumps back into the starting role when he returns in Week 5, Martin will immediately be a great option in fantasy lineups. Martin's first game will be against the Patriots on Thursday, October 5.
Doug Martin rushed twice for two yards in Saturday night's preseason game.
Martin also caught two passes for 14 yards. The bounce-back candidate didn't start the game, but he will almost certainly have the starting job when he returns from his three-game suspension. Martin is currently going at the top of the eighth round in fantasy drafts.
Doug Martin scores in Bucs' preseason game against Jacksonville.
Martin rushed five times for 30 yards and a goal-line touchdown that the bounced to the left edge. The two-time Pro Bowl back looks as good as ever so far this preseason, and even with a three-game suspension to start the year, he should have no problems besting his RB33 ranking in 2017.
Jameis Winston insists Doug Martin is the Buccaneers' "guy."
Martin, who is suspended for the first three weeks of the season, has the support of his quarterback. Winston said of Martin: "We're playing these games for Doug. Doug is out there and he's not taking any reps off. He's out there going hard like he's going to be starting Week 1. That's exciting." Winston added that Martin is "back" and the other running backs see how hard he works, so they can't let him down while he's out. The Bucs have a deep running back group and it's certainly possible one of them steps up with Martin out and seizes the lead role to start the season, but it's more likely Martin returns as the lead guy for Tampa when he returns in Week 4.
Bucs GM Jason Licht told ESPN Doug Martin is not guaranteed starting spot when he returns from suspension.
Martin is suspended for the first three games of the season, and Tampa has a few backs capable of filling in. Licht said they like the committee of Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims, Peyton Barber, and rookie Jeremy McNichols to fill in while Martin is out, but "somebody can kind of jump out there" and runaway with the job. Martin told ESPN he understands the situation, but said if he shows the "2012 Doug...2015 Doug...everything else will fall into place." The former All-Pro is expected to return as the starter when he comes back from suspension, but anything can happen if someone else plays lights out while Martin is suspended—it's why Martin is going in the later rounds of some fantasy drafts.
Doug Martin says he has "a chip on his shoulder."
Martin had another down season in 2016 after being named First Team All-Pro in 2015, and he's now suspended for the first three games of 2017. The Bucs running back says he "owes it" to the team to work hard and have a good season because they have a chance to have a great season as a team. Martin also says he eliminated a lot of fatty foods from his diet and is at 6%-7% body fat after dropping about 2% body fat. Because of the suspension, Martin has been splitting first-team reps with Jacquizz Rodgers; but Martin is fully expected to return in Week 4 as the team's starter as he'll look to have another bounce-back season.
Bucs GM Jason Licht tells Mike Garafolo that Doug Martin looks like he did in 2015.
In 2015, Martin rushed for over 1,400 yards and was named first team All-Pro. Licht told Garafolo that Martin looks "lean" and has that "burst" he used to, looking "like the Doug Martin of 2015." This lines up with everything that's been said by reporters this spring, who have said how good the running back looks. Martin has clearly committed himself this offseason and his hard work is showing on the field. He's suspended for the first three games of the season, but he should be a good fantasy option when he returns. Martin is worth a mid-round pick.
Doug Martin is working as the Buccaneers' first team running back in most drills for the start of OTAs.
Martin still has to serve three games of his four-game suspension, but he'll likely be the Buccaneers' lead back when he's on the field. Martin also reportedly looks slimmed down and quick. He seems to have found himself, and he should be a big contributor to the Buccaneers this season. Fantasy owners (and the Bucs) will be without Martin for the first three games, however.
The Bucs continue to talk up running back Doug Martin.
GM Jason Licht was on SiriusXM NFL, and said the team is comfortable with their running back situation, and they "still have a very productive Doug Martin." By all accounts, Martin has come back this offseason is tip-top shape. He's suspended for four games this season, but Martin is shaping up as a potential difference-maker when he returns.
According to Ian Rapoport, part of why the Bucs passed on FSU running back Dalvin Cook last night is because Doug Martin has been "the most impressive player thus far in training."
GM Jason Licht did recently say the Martin looks as god as he's ever seen him. It appears Martin is very committed to bouncing back after a puzzling season last year. Martin is suspended for four games, but he's looking like someone that could be a major boom pick late in fantasy drafts—he's been very boom/bust throughout his career, putting together excellent season with sub-par ones. However, the Bucs could add a running back in this draft, starting tonight, which would make things tough for Martin in terms of getting touches (Dalvin Cook is still on the board).
Doug Martin is at Buccaneers off-season training.
This was expected, as Roy Cummings reported over a week ago. If Martin has things together off the field, he should be much improved this season. He's facing a four-game suspension, but he someone to watch during training camp.
UPDATE: GM Jason Licht said Martin looks "as good as I've seen him since I've been here from a physical standpoint." Martin has had two 1,400-yard seasons, along with three seasons under 500 yards during his five-year career, so Martin is a potential boom/bust option in 2017 fantasy drafts. If he stays healthy, Martin could be a major steal late in drafts.
Doug Martin is expected to be at Buccaneers team workouts when they start in eight days, according to Roy Cummings.
Martin appears to be focused on returning to the field and making an impact. Roy Cummings says "the word we get from the Bucs on him has been all good." Martin is facing a four-game suspension for PEDs, but he'll look to have a good training camp and make an impact when he returns. The Bucs can get our from his contract without paying Martin any guaranteed money because of the suspension, but they might want to see how the former first-team All-Pro looks.
Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter noncommittal on running back Doug Martin.
At his coaches breakfast at the NFL Owners Meetings, Koetter said he's a "Doug Martin fan," but did not definitively say they would be bringing him back. Because of Martin's looming league discipline for violating the league's drug policy, the Buccaneers can void his contract and get out of it. The Bucs could be in the market for a running back in a great draft class.
Doug Martin dealing with "personal issues," to enter treatment facility.
Martin was suspended for four games for violating the league's drug abuse policy, but we're not entirely sure what exactly Martin is suspended and entering the rehab facility for. Whatever the issue is, at least Martin is getting help. It may also explain Martin's performance on the year (2.9 YPC). After signing a huge contract with the Bucs last offseason, Martin's future with Tampa is up in the air, as the Buccaneers can potentially void Martin's guaranteed money in his contract.
Doug Martin is a healthy scratch for the Bucs.
Despite Martin's struggles, this is definitely a surprise inactive. Martin is averaging only 2.9 yards per carry this season, and has not averaged more than 3.8 yards per carry in any game this season. Charles Sims will start in place of Martin and should be a solid RB2/FLEX option. Martin just signed a big contract extension with the Buccaneers this offseason, so it's concerning that he won't be getting on the field for a team that's fighting for a playoff spot in the NFC.
Doug Martin struggles to get anything going against the Cowboys.
The Cowboys defense played well, and limited Martin to 42 yards on 16 carries. Martin has a very poor YPC this season, but will be a volume RB2 as long as the Bucs keep feeding him the ball. He gets the Saints on Christmas Eve.
Doug Martin sees 25 touches in Bucs' win.
Martin rushed 23 times for 66 yards and one touchdown, adding two catches for 19 yards. Tampa Bay continues to feed Martin despite his low yards per carry average. That should hold true next week against the Cowboys, where Martin will be an RB2.
Doug Martin gets 18 touches in Bucs' win.
Martin had 17 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown, along with a 23-yard catch. Martin was not efficient on the ground, but got his touches. He usually has great games against the AFC, but the Chargers do have a top six run defense. Lock in Martin as an RB1/2 next week against the Saints.
Workhorse Doug Martin handles 25 touches against Seattle in Week 12.
Martin had 23 carries for 87 yards and two catches for three yards. Martin helped kill the clock and keep the Bucs offense balanced, despite the limited YPC. Martin should get another 20+ carries next week against the Chargers and is a RB1/RB2. Keep him in your lineup.
Doug Martin rushed 24 times for 63 yards in Sunday’s win over the Chiefs.
He also caught three passes for 42 yards. Martin was inefficient as a ball carrier for the second straight week since returning from his hamstring injury, but is undoubtedly the workhorse for Tampa Bay with 27 touches. He should gradually get better, but looks more like an RB2 than RB1. That is especially true next week against Seattle.
Doug Martin inefficient, but finds end zone in return.
Martin rushed 16 times for 33 yards and one touchdown, and caught a 12-yard pass. The bad news is that he barely averaged 2.0 yards per carry, but the good news is that he got out of the game with no setbacks. Martin is a great play down the stretch with an easy schedule, including two games against New Orleans in the fantasy playoffs.
Doug Martin (hamstring) is active for Tampa Bay.
After a length absence, Martin is back for the Bucs. He is reportedly going to be limited in his first game back, so it might be best to keep him out of your lineup if you have other good options at RB. Martin should be an RB1/RB2 for the rest of the season though.