Buccaneers sign RB D.J. Ware
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Buccaneers sign RB D.J. Ware

If something terrible happens to Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin @DougMartin22, it won't be just LeGarrette Blount @L_Blount27 trying to fill his shoes. The Bucs signed ex-Giants running back D.J. Ware @DJDannyWare28 on Saturday. Ware, 27, spent his first five seasons in New York but saw very limited duty throughout. His 73 touches last year were a career high by a wide margin. The Giants deemed him expendable after David Wilson clearly outperformed Ware during the preseason.

Fantasy Analysis:

Ware is not a threat to Martin's workload; the rookie is still the Bucs' main ball-carrier and a solid RB2. Ware was added as insurance because he is more versatile than Blount. He can be a decent pass-catcher -- something Blount isn't -- and will presumably act as the third-down back if Martin gets hurt. New team for Ware, same nonexistent fantasy value.


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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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