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Doug Martin

28-Year-Old Running Back – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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After rushing for more than 1,400 yards for the second time in his career, Martin played only eight games in 2016 and was a shadow of his 2015 self, losing two full yards off his YPC and failing to re...

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2017 ADP:  71.72

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 5' 9"   WT: 223   DOB: 1/13/1989
College: Boise State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Doug Martin Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $35.75 million contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2016.

September 6, 2017  –  Doug Martin News

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After the Buccaneers' Week 1 matchup with the Dolphins was postponed and rescheduled for 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 game against the Patriots, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

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Doug Martin NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 20 CFB 14 129 765 15 5.9 - - - - - 8 68 8.5 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 201 1260 12 6.3 - - - - - 28 338 12.1 2 0 - - - - - -
2011 22 CFB 12 263 1299 16 4.9 - - - - - 28 255 9.1 2 0 - - - - - -
2012 23 TB 16 319 1454 11 4.6 11 5 5 1 1 49 472 9.6 1 70 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 24 TB 6 127 456 1 3.6 2 0 1 0 0 12 66 5.5 0 24 40 0 0 0 2 1
2014 25 TB 11 134 494 2 3.7 2 2 1 0 0 13 64 4.9 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 TB 16 288 1402 6 4.9 14 4 4 1 1 33 271 8.2 1 44 0 0 0 0 5 5
2016 27 TB 8 144 421 3 2.9 0 0 0 0 0 14 134 9.6 0 16 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 Proj 28 TB Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Doug Martin

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Doug Martin Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 20 CFB 14 12.4 13.0 12.7 9 55 - - - 1 5 - - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 18.8 20.9 19.8 15 97 - - - 2 26 - - - -
2011 22 CFB 12 22.0 24.3 23.1 22 108 - - - 2 21 - - - -
2012 23 TB 16 16.5 19.6 18.1 20 91 55 27 16 3 30 6.7 4 1 0
2013 24 TB 6 9.7 11.7 10.7 21 76 7 3 0 2 11 2.8 2 1 0
2014 25 TB 11 6.2 7.3 6.8 12 45 10 5 1 1 6 3.2 1 0 0
2015 26 TB 16 13.1 15.1 14.1 18 88 41 19 8 2 17 6.2 5 1 0
2016 27 TB 8 9.2 10.9 10.1 18 53 23 12 9 2 17 8.4 1 0 0
2017 Proj 28 TB Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Doug Martin

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Year Off ST
2015 622 0
2016 322 0
Doug Martin 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 Chi
3 @Min
4 NYG
5 NE
6 @Ari
7 @Buf
8 Car
9 @NO
10 NYJ
11 @Mia
12 @Atl
13 @GB
14 Det
15 Atl
16 @Car
17 NO

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Doug Martin  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   223 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.46 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.16 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.79 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   30.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   120 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   28 reps
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Doug Martin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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.

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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.

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Martin (suspension) rushed five times for 30 yards and a touchdown while also hauling in two of three targets for 11 yards in Thursday's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars.

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Martin (suspension) rushed four times for 11 yards in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

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Martin's performance during camp has made an impression on quarterback Jameis Winston, who says the running back's approach doesn't betray the fact he'll be suspended the first three weeks of the season, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. "We're playing these games for Doug," Winston said Tuesday. "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."

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Martin is not guaranteed a starter's role once he returns from his three-game suspension, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

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2016

We're four years into the Martin NFL experience, and we're still trying to figure out how good he is. The rookie year of 2012 was a smash, though he was more about big games than he was about week-to-week consistency. Then came the crash of 2013 and 2014 — injuries didn't help (knee, ankle, labrum). The Bucs declined an option year on Martin before last season — basically telling him it was time to put up or shut up. Martin put up, coming to camp in excellent shape, then unleashing his best rushing-efficiency year and second-best receiving year. He led the league in runs of 20 or more yards. His only major issue was a fumbling problem — five dropped, all five lost —though he didn't have signs of this his first three seasons. His year-by-year positional rank in basic-scoring formats reads this way: 2nd, 56th, 47th, 3rd. Which number comes next in the series, eggheads? Martin's big season got him paid by Tampa —a five-year, $35 million package. Charles Sims is a respected understudy to Martin (and a better receiver), but it's clear the team prefers Martin in the starting role. Consider Sims as a handcuff or upside play if Martin gets hurt, but he's unlikely to take the job outright. With an O-Line that's slowly coming around and expected growth of Jameis Winston, Martin at least is tied to a reasonable fantasy context.

2015

Martin's big rookie season in 2012 is a distant memory, as two injury-plagued campaigns have left his future with the Buccaneers in doubt. Martin's biggest asset out of college was his lack of weaknesses. While he wasn't a standout in any one area, he earned plus grades in just about all areas, with a low center of gravity, power and balance to be effective in short yardage, and the hands and open-field agility to be an asset as a receiver. He flashed that well-rounded skill set again toward the end of 2014, but Martin's 11 missed or broken tackles in 148 touches was among the worst rates in the league, and after his various injuries his skills perhaps have eroded. The Bucs worked to rebuild a poor offensive line in the offseason by adding two second-round picks to the mix, but with former Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter joining the staff and Jameis Winston now under center, Tampa figures to focus more on their aerial attack rather than the ground game. The team declined the fifth-year option on Martin's contract, and he may have a hard time holding off dynamic receiver Charles Sims atop the depth chart.

2014

A shoulder injury suffered in last year's Week 7 game against Atlanta ended up knocking Martin out for the season and throwing the Bucs' running game into a state of chaos, but the injury is all cleared up now and Martin is set to resume the featured role that he rode to 1,926 total yards in 2012. At 5-9 and 223, Martin's a tackle-breaking machine (41 in '12) with serious big-play ability and receiving skills to boot. Although the injury was the main culprit for last year's disappointment, it's worth noting that Martin's production was down when he was healthy too. He had two clunkers among his five full games, scored just one touchdown and saw his rate stats drop significantly. His YPC fell from 4.6 to 3.6, his receiving average fell from a sparkling 9.6 yards per reception to just 5.5, and he broke only six tackles. Of course, that's a small sample, and the two bad games came against the NFL's No. 1 and No. 3 run defenses. After carrying 55 times in the red zone and 16 times at the goal line in 2012, Martin saw those numbers dip to seven and zero in 2013 – largely due to last year's wholly unproductive early-season Tampa offense. He'll presumably see most of the work in tight this year. Bobby Rainey, Mike James and third-round pick Charles Sims will vie for backup duties, but won't take many carries from Martin. Sims could eventually steal some pass targets from Martin, but not until he returns from an ankle injury. The rebuilt Bucs offense should benefit Martin. Josh McCown's been brought in as the presumptive starter at QB for Tampa, while Carl Nicks is set to return to the offensive line after missing most of last season and Logan Mankins having been added. Star receiver Vincent Jackson and first-round draftee Mike Evans should keep opposing defenses from keying on the run game, leaving Martin loose to create havoc on the ground and through the air once again.

2013

The 31st pick in the 2012 draft, Martin earned the starting job out of camp last year and quickly became the Bucs' workhorse in a standout rookie season. He ranked fourth in the league with 319 rushes, tied for second among feature backs with 70 targets and took 83.3 percent of his team's handoffs in the red zone, second only to Arian Foster. All of which led to nearly 2,000 yards from scrimmage (2nd) and 12 total touchdowns (4th). At 5-9, 223, Martin has a low center of gravity and boasts a blend of power and exceptional balance that helped him total 800 yards after contact last season, more than any back other than Adrian Peterson. He also has big-play ability as touchdowns of 36, 40, 45, 64, 67 and 70 yards attest. Despite 16 rushes inside the five-yard line last year (3rd), Martin converted only five, but this season he should benefit from the return of Pro Bowl guards Davin Joseph and Carl Nicks – arguably the game's top run blocker – who were lost to injury in 2012.

2012

The Buccaneers used their first-round pick to draft Martin, who totaled 1,554 yards with 18 touchdowns during his final season at Boise State. At 5-9, 219, he offers big-play ability but is also considered a complete back, capable as a receiver and in pass protection. LeGarrette Blount struggles badly in those latter two areas, so expect the rookie to start immediately, especially since the new regime traded up to select Martin and has zero ties to Blount. Tampa Bay has a bad offensive line and scored the sixth-fewest points per game last season, so other than the clear path to playing time, it’s hardly an ideal situation. Still, Josh Freeman is capable of bouncing back, the team added Vincent Jackson through free agency, and new coach Greg Schiano’s offense was extremely run-heavy at Rutgers. Martin should make a major impact right away.