Report: Bucs RB Doug Martin earns starting spot
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Report: Bucs RB Doug Martin earns starting spot

After weeks of speculation, it appears that Tampa Bay Bucs running back Doug Martin @DougMartin22 has officially earned the starting role. Martin most recently started the preseason game against the New England Patriots and rushed for 53 yards on 13 carries and a TD. He also added three receptions for 12 yards. Head coach Greg Schiano told the Tampa Bay Times, "That's why he moved in and started the game; because he has shown me that much."

Fantasy Analysis:

In case you only now began following fantasy football news, this should come as no surprise. Martin's draft stock has been on a continual climb all offseason and into the preseason. Schiano is known for his commitment to the run game and has even compared Martin to Ray Rice @RayRice27, a player Schiano coached while at Rutgers. The Bucs finished 30th in rushing yards last season, a statistic they'll almost certainly improve upon should Martin live up to his hype. Look for him in the third round of your draft.

Tampa Bay Times

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