Bucs beat: RB Doug Martin getting 'bulk of the first-team reps'

No Buccaneers offensive player has been more consistent in camp workouts than RB Doug Martin, who has easily been the Bucs back who has flashed the most during training camp.

Martin usually gets two first-team reps to one for Jacquizz Rodgers, who is the favorite to replace Martin as the Bucs lead back during those first three games of the season. Martin is still suspended for three games, but the Bucs have been giving him the bulk of the first-team reps.

Roy Cummings is a two-time Florida sports writer of the year. He knows what he's talking about with this team.

Fantasy Impact: 

In 2015, Martin finished with 1,673 total yards and seven touchdowns and was the #4 fantasy running back in PPR formats. This offseason, he has seemingly returned from the dead. He was mentioned as a cut candidate early this year, but now it sounds like the team is expecting him to return to form in 2017. He's suspended for the first three games of the season, and Jacquizz Rodgers is likely to start in his place for that span. In regular redraft formats, it's an intriguing strategy for owners to draft both Martin and Rodgers to serve as RB2 by committee (in a WR-heavy strategy).

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