Doug Martin, RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers

General Info

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 223 lbs
  • DOB: 01-13-1989
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Bucs RB Doug Martin to be 'significantly in the mix' tonight vs. Patriots

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 1:59pm

Dan Graziano - [Full Article]

ESPN Staff Writer Dan Graziano believes Doug Martin will be "significantly in the mix" versus the Patriots tonight in his return from suspension.

Fantasy Impact:

Graziano also goes on to speculate that the Bucs didn't activate Martin just to split the workload with Jacquizz Rodgers. Going off of Graziano's feelings, it seems Martin will be the lead back; however, it's hard to base starting lineup decisions just on a feeling. Blue Swede, we are not. In what is a great matchup according to our schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) metric, we have Martin ranked higher than Rodgers in both standard (RB22 vs. RB49) and PPR leagues (RB23 vs. RB47). The Pats are allowing 132.8 rushing yards per game and 5.1 yards per carry this season. With four teams on a bye, Martin is a solid RB2 option this week.

Scouting Report

Week 6 at Arizona Cardinals

Doug Martin made his return last week after serving a suspension to start the year, and it was worth the wait. He played well, rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. The game script made it so he didn't carry the ball too much, but if he keeps averaging 5.7 yards per carry he'll be in for a big season.

Having said that, though, he could struggle this week. He gets a tough matchup against the Cardinals who are allowing less than 100 rushing yards per game. Arizona is giving up just 3.3 yards per carry, which ranks sixth in the league.

Martin is mostly a rush-only player as he didn't do much in the passing game last week (1 catch). He should be viewed as a solid RB2 play this week.

2017 Strength of Schedule - TB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
BYE16
CHI
2
@MIN
23
NYG
27
NE
13
@ARI
8
@BUF
6
CAR
22
@NO
29
NYJ
5
@MIA
28
@ATL
18
@GB
19
DET
28
ATL
6
@CAR
22
NO

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1BYE--------------
2CHI--------------
3@MIN--------------
4NYG--------------
5NE1374105.6918038.0014.215.226/7236.1%
6@ARI1453103.791110211.0012.413.437/7052.9%
Per game13.5063.501.0004.701.009.5002.509.5013.3014.3031.50/71.0044.49%
Totals27127204.70219059.5026.628.663/14244.49%
Previous Games vs. BUF
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
201314BUF--------------
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