Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially make Doug Martin their No. 1 RB
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially make Doug Martin their No. 1 RB

LeGarrette Blount @L_Blount27's name was first on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running back depth chart through three preseason games. That is no longer. The Bucs posted an updated depth chart Monday, and rookie Doug Martin @DougMartin22 is sitting on top.
Through three preseason games, Martin rushed 27 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns. He added four receptions for 19 yards. Blount rushed 22 times for 63 yards and one touchdown and added only one short reception.

Fantasy Analysis:

The movement on the depth chart is largely academic. Martin has been the team's best running since before camp opened. His more skilled than Blount; he is quicker and can contribute on all downs. It can't be more clear, but there you have it. Martin currently has a fourth-round ADP. He's going to get a ton of touches, probably 20 per week, in Greg Schiano's run-first offense, and he'll have extra value in PPR leagues. The sky's the limit for this kid.

Source:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Official Web Site

2 Comments | Add Yours

I sure hope you are right,grabbing this kid with my first pick in a keeper league!!

Posted by:
trowerman 08/31/12 01:43 AM

A 3yd per carry average on the buccaneers is hardly something to be excited about. Go ahead and take him early so the good rbs can come down to me.

Posted by:
cjeremy99 08/31/12 04:26 AM

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