Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #13 28.04 TB Probable 3 years 25 5'9 215 @DougMartin22

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jun-30-2014 by Rusty Reeves

SOMETHING TO PROVE: Martin was one of last season's sexy picks to be a Top 5 fantasy back. A torn labrum ended his season after five games and the team scrambled to fill the void all season long. Ultimately, the team views Martin as their best running back, but they learned last year that it takes more than one RB to succeed. Heading into 2014, Tampa has said they want to use a rotation at the position, which includes Martin, Mike James (who proved to be the best backup last season, averaging nearly 5.0 yards per carry), and third-round draft pick Charles Sims out of West Virginia. This is good news for Bucs fans, as it will help to keep Martin healthy. For fantasy owners, this is not something you want to hear. Martin is a prime candidate for a bounce-back season; but if his carries are divided by not one, but two other backs... his days as a Top 5 RB are long-gone. Martin is the most talented of the three, which is why we have him ranked as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2.

Editor's note: Offseason discussion about what a team wants to do doesn't have a direct correlation to what they end up doing. If it turns out that Martin is far and away the best back on the team, they'll give him the strong majority of carries. If Sims or James is unable to pull their weight, then no committee backfield is going to slow down Martin from contributing like a fantasy starter. These are the risks you take. When the Bears signed Michael Bush a few years ago, everybody thought it was the beginning of the end of a workhorse role for Matt Forte. The change never happened and Forte has found second-life in his career over the last couple seasons. That's a part of the game.

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
1.05 DLF.com - TheFFGhost - It's really hard to go wrong with Martin, I'm just a bit surprised that he fell to me.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
1.02 Scout PRO 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
1.02 CBSSports - Martin nearly had 2,000 total yards with 12 touchdowns as a rookie, and coach Greg Schiano told me at the NFL owner's meeting in March that he wants to use Martin more in passing situations. That could mean an increase from his 49 catches. He's an up-and-coming star, and he should continue to play well in his sophomore season.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
1.03 FFToolbox 
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