2015 Strength of Schedule - TB
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:29am
Pat Yasinkas on the Buccaneers running back situation: The Bucs will have two position battles that I find especially compelling. First, there's running back. Doug Martin has been the starter the past three seasons. But he's coming off a disappointing season and the coaching staff and front office don't seem sold on a player they didn't draft. They did draft Charles Sims last year and the coaches are very high on him. Sims could end up beating out Martin.
Sims averaged 2.8 YPC on 66 carries last year but fared well in the passing game (19 catches for 190 yards). The best running back on the roster last year was Bobby Rainey, but no one seems to think he's a threat for a major role as long as Sims and Martin stay healthy.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 11:50pm
Doug Martin - Week 17 vs. New Orleans
Doug Martin had a dreadful performance last week against Green Bay. He ran the ball 10 times and only managed 17 yards. Aside from a 63-yard run in Week 15, we haven't seen a whole lot out of Martin this season. If you take away that long run, Martin is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry on the year. He's also not a big factor in the passing game. He hasn't caught more than one pass in a game since Week 8.
Martin gets a favorable matchup this week against the Saints, but we wouldn't bet on a strong performance. He should be viewed as a RB3.