Doug Martin expects to break out - [Full Article]

Doug Martin has an average of 3.5 yards per carry on his 71 totes, which is actually a bit more impressive than it looks.

He has run hard between the tackles and generally managed to get positive yards, with a lot of three and four-yard gains. His average has simply not been spiked by long runs; his longest carry so far is 17 yards, though he’s had a 19 and a 20-yarder erased by penalty.

Given his quick moves and his demonstrated tackle-breaking ability, one would expect Martin to eventually break out for some bigger gains. He believes that is right around the corner.

Fantasy Impact: 

Martin's been a bit of a fantasy disappointment this season and owners likely expected more. But, the team is last in third-down percentage so they're not extending drives which doesn't help. LeGarrette Blount scored a TD last week but Martin still got the majority of the work and that should continue. The Bucs have a bye this week.

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