Doug Martin 22 | Running Back

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Thu. Sep 18, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Martin (knee) is inactive for Thursday night's contest against the Falcons, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Bobby Rainey is in line to start in place of Martin and is likely to receive plenty of touches against a Falcons' defense that has allowed five TDS on the ground, along with an average of 154.5 rushing yards through two games.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 18, 2014
News: Though Martin is slated to test out his knee in advance of Thursday's game against the Falcons, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that the running back appears unlikely to play in the contest. Impact: We'll continue to monitor Martin's status leading up to Thursday's 8:25 ET kickoff, but in the event that he does sit out the game, Bobby Rainey -- who racked up 174 total yards in Week 2 against the Rams -- would be in line to head the Bucs' rushing attack on Thursday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Martin (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Falcons, the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact: Martin was able to practice in a limited fashion this week, which suggests that he has a solid shot of suiting up Thursday. In any case, those considering Martin this week are advised to verify his status in advance of Thursday's 8:25 ET kickoff. If Martin is limited at all Thursday, or suffers a setback, Bobby Rainey could continue to see his share of work in the Bucs' Week 3 backfield, on the heels of a 22-carry, 144-yard effort this past Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 16, 2014
News: Martin (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact: Martin was able to practice with the first-team offense, but his reps were predictably capped, leaving his status murky heading into Thursday's divisional matchup in Atlanta. Even if the Buccaneers deem Martin active in Week 3, Bobby Rainey performed so well this past Sunday (22 rushes for 144 yards and three receptions for 30 yards) that Martin may only see a limited snap count, if he even plays at all.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 16, 2014
News: Martin (knee) returned to practice with the Buccaneers' first-team offense Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Martin missed Sunday's game with a knee ailment, but could return to action this Thursday for the Buccaneers' divisional clash against the Falcons. However, since Bobby Rainey amassed 174 all-purpose yards with Martin out last Sunday, the distribution of Tampa Bay's backfield touches will be interesting to monitor Thursday, assuming Martin is made available. Nonetheless, the Buccaneers will be facing a Falcons defense that currently ranks last in the NFL, so both Martin and Rainey could end up enjoying their Week 3 matchup.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: Martin (knee) would have been a limited participant, if practice had been held Monday, the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact: Monday's injury report thus confirms an earlier report from the Tampa Bay Times. Once practice commences Tuesday, the true extent of Martin's health will become known, as the Buccaneers face a short week to prepare for Thursday's divisional matchup in Atlanta. Until he's cleared from his knee injury, Bobby Rainey will assume the bulk of the workload out of the backfield.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: The Tampa Bay Times indicates that if the Bucs had practiced Monday, Martin (knee) would have participated in some capacity. Impact: That notion is based on coach Lovie Smith noting that Gerald McCoy (hand), Mason Foster (shoulder), and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) are the three Bucs who wouldn't have been able to practice Monday. We'll revisit Martin's status Tuesday, but at this stage, it appears as though Martin could be a candidate to return to action in Thursday's game against the Falcons. Filling in for Martin in Week 2, Bobby Rainey carried 22 times for 144 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards in the Bucs' loss to the Rams.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 14, 2014
News: Martin was inactive for the Bucs on Thursday against Atlanta. It marks the second straight week he's sat out with a knee injury. Impact: Martin was limited in practice this week. Bobby Rainey started in his place. (STATS, 2:52pm)
Sep 14, 2014
News: Martin (knee) is inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Rams, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact: Following clashing reports Sunday morning regarding his availability, Martin will don sweats on the sideline due to his knee injury. Expect most of the backfield reps to be handed to Bobby Rainey.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Martin (knee) will not play Sunday against the Rams, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. Impact: Martin is questionable on the injury report and there are conflicting reports whether he'll play. Check his status when inactives are announced before the afternoon kickoff, but he looks like a risky option at this point.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times expects Martin (knee) to take the field Sunday versus the Rams. Impact: Martin enters the game with a questionable status, leaving him a 50-50 proposition to be considered active in Week 2. Those owners leaning on the running back for production should confirm his availability, one way or the other, in advance of the Buccaneers' 4:05 PM ET kickoff. If he's unable to go, Bobby Rainey is ready and willing to contribute out of the backfield.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Martin (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against St. Louis. Impact: Martin logged limited practices on both Thursday and Friday, which is a good sign for his potential availability Sunday. His horrendous 2014 debut against the Panthers was very discouraging, though, as he finished with just nine yards on nine carries, so it would be understandable if his owners feel nervous even if he starts Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Martin (knee) participated in Friday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Martin suffered a knee injury in last week's game against the Panthers and did not practice Wednesday. However, he was able to get in limited work Thursday and Friday, so fantasy owners should be optimistic about his chances of playing Sunday. Expect an update on Martin's status when the Buccaneers release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Martin (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact: Despite taking contact in pads, Martin must have been held out, or at least limited, in the team portion of drills. No matter, the development is an enlightening sign for his ability to suit up and contribute Sunday against the Rams. Expect his status to be clarified as the week draws to a close.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Martin (knee) took part in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: It's unclear how much activity Martin was able to fit in, but his presence is certainly encouraging for Sunday's game against the Rams. On the other hand, his status heading into Week 2 should be clarified upon the release of Friday's injury report.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Martin didn't practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, the Buccaneers' official site reports. Impact: The nature of the leg malady suffered by Martin in Week 1 is finally known, but the severity of his ailing left knee remains elusive. His practice participation to begin the week isn't a positive sign, to say the least, but owners should monitor his status closely as the week rolls on. If he fails to take the field Sunday against the Rams, Bobby Rainey is the presumptive favorite to garner much of the RB workload.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Martin (leg) didn't practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: The leg injury suffered by Martin in Week 1 was considered minor, meaning his absence from drills could be precautionary. While his availability for Sunday's game against the Rams should become more clear as the week progresses, the coaching staff will turn to Bobby Rainey as the Bucs' lead back in the interim.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Coach Lovie Smith said the leg injury that forced Martin out of Sunday's loss to the Panthers was minor, and he didn't suggest that the running back would be at risk of missing the team's Week 2 tilt with the Rams, NFL.com reports. Impact: Smith noted that Martin, who provided nine yards on nine carries before exiting Sunday, was ready to go later in the contest after taking some time off to recover from the injury, but with Bobby Rainey running well in his absence, the Bucs opted not to rock the boat by bringing Martin back into the game. While Rainey looks like the clear handcuff option to Martin and should continue to see a handful of reps over the coming weeks, Martin should still receive the overwhelming majority of the snaps if health permits. Assuming he can practice this week without too many complications from the leg injury, Martin should be back out there in the starter's role for Week 2.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Coach Lovie Smith did not provide an injury update on Martin (leg) on Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: We'll track Martin's status in the coming days, though Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times suggests that the running back indicated optimism regarding his status following Week 1's contest against the Panthers.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Martin exited Sunday's game with a left leg injury, but then re-entered the contest, and said afterward that he's unsure about the severity of his injury, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Martin suffered the injury in the second quarter, and then split the workload with Bobby Rainey in the second half. Finishing his evening with just nine yards on nine carries and seven yards on one reception, Martin didn't have much success before or after the injury. His lower left leg was wrapped after the game, and he said that someone "rolled over on it". Between the injury and matchup, Martin gets somewhat of a pass for his awful first outing, though there's plenty of reason to question whether the Bucs will have an effective running game this year. In the event that Martin can't suit up against the Rams next week, Rainey is next in line for touches, followed by Mike James.(RotoWire, )
Doug Martin
2014 Season
CAR
9
YDS
9
AVG
1.0
TDS
0
Bio
Ht: 5' 9"  Wt: 215  Age: 25
Born: 1/13/1989, Stockton, California
College: Boise State
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Drafted: 2012 - Rd 1
(31st overall by the Buccaneers)
Salary: $1,007,048
Injury Status
No reported Injury