Buccaneers RB Doug Martin showing better-than-expected hands

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Pat Yasinskas of ESPN on the Buccaneers' running backs...

Rookie running back Charles Sims is going to be at least a nice player, but he needs to be really good to validate his drafting. Sims was taken in the third round even though the Bucs didn't have a big need at running back. They had a big need at guard and could have gotten a quality one in the third round.

Speaking of running backs, I think Doug Martin showed the new coaching staff he can catch passes better than it thought.

Fantasy Impact: 

Martin was the #3 fantasy running back as a rookie, but his PPG dropped from #3 to #22 during his sophomore season. His stock has taken a hit due to the new regime in Tampa adding rookie Charles Sims to a stacked backfield that already includes Bobby Rainey and Mike James. He’s still going to be the RB1 for the Bucs but probably won’t see the 79.5% share of the carries that he received in his first 21 games. He’s still likely to be a high-end RB2 in both standard and PPR formats.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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